Wednesday, September 9, 2015

Jesse Bear What Will You Wear (BFIAR) and Letter T (Reading the Alphabet)

This was our first week of Preschool activities and I think we both really enjoyed it! Like any great Pinterest-loving mom, I got a first week of Preschool picture (taken unapologetically during the second week of Preschool...).  She looks so grown up.

Before Five in a Row (BFIAR): Jesse Bear, What Will You Wear?

So I think we are going to really enjoy using BFIAR. This week was a lot of fun.  I was worried how Sophie would take to reading the same story each day, but she really liked this one, so it wasn't a struggle.

These are some of the activities we did beyond the ones suggestions in the curriculum book. 

Shape Stamping. 

Dressing the Bear Family for the Weather. She really liked this activity.  We love our Melissa and Doug Bear Family, but we added the weather "spinner" (ha, without the spinner...) to tell her how to dress the bears.  She did this for a long time.

Measuring Jesse Bear's Lunch. And other printables from Homeschool Creations and HomeschoolShare.

Bear Pancakes.  No pictures, because I don't want to end up on a Pinterest Fail compilation, haha. But my children loved it so that's all that matters!

Reading the Alphabet - Letter T

We followed the Reading the Alphabet curriculum almost exactly this week. Sophie really enjoyed the activities and was super proud of herself when she could read the Letter T Reader (with sight word "a"). 

Poke Page. She felt so grown up getting to use a push pin!  

Tracing T.

Syllable Count and Clip. This activity is just the right difficulty for her right now - its challenging without being frustrating, and she is so proud of herself when she figures it out!

Sight Word Maze and Word Search.

Letter T 20 Grid Math Game.

Letter T Reader Pocket Chart.  She loved working on reading the words using the pocket chart. The magic wand sealed the deal. And who can use a magic wand without a tiara? Not my daughter.

Turtle Number Matching. She is really great at recognizing numbers up to ten, but those tricky teen numbers are throwing us for a loop!  We are trying some activities just for exposure right now.  She drew a number card and had to find the match on the turtle.

I am definitely excited to see how this curriculum is going to work out for us.  At this point it seems like a great fit for Sophie, who, skill-wise seems on the verge of learning to read, but maturity-wise doesn't seem too interested in learning how yet.  We'll take our time and explore some sight words and play with phonics with this curriculum and pick up more when she's ready! 

Linking up at 1+1+1=1 Tot School Gathering Place, Homeschool Creations PreK and Kindergarten Community and Teaching Mama's Everything Early Childhood

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