Monday, December 5, 2011

Claire in Kindergarten: November 2011

This has been a busy month for Miss Claire!  The reading is finally started to click and I really think the extra sight words activities we have been doing is making the difference!  Thank you to Carisa at 1plus1plus1equals1 for creating the You Can Read program and sharing it with us!
You Can Read Unit 2 activites ... our words were: I, can, me, you.

Some Thanksgiving activities from her Abeka curriculum.

Pilgrim hats (David got the boy hat).

Handprint turkey.  She drew this all by herself.  Even tracing her hand.  (The house was another Abeka project and the gift was a Wednesday night church activity.)

Praise pumpkin patch.  (The turkey was made at church one Wednesday night.)

You Can Read Unit 3 ... our words were:  like, it, is, my. 

We used a new activity with this one ... rice sensory box.  The sight words are on small pieces of paper in different fonts and Claire has to find and sort the words.  She loves this activity and we do it 2-3 times per week.

We used or playdough mats to sort the words. 

Another use for the Bingo cards ... roll a word.  We used our Education Cube printables with our 4 sight words and Claire marked each word she rolled on the Bingo cards.  

Sight word graphing ... another of her favorite activities. 

We always do our playdough activities together ... Claire's sightwords and David's letter of the week. 

I finally got our word board ready too.  Except that Luke pulled off the Q and W.  I'll have to get those put back on!  This is a good way for her to review our past words too.  We take them all off and put them all on each week (new words and old words). 

Making words with beads. 

You Can Read Unit 4 ... our words were: love, mom, dad, at.

We also made this awesome nativity scene as one of her art projects in her Abeka program.  She is super pumped to use it to tell us the Christmas story on Christmas Day.  She mentions it frequently.

You Can Read Unit 5 ... our words were: go, here, up, down. 

Ok.  I think that is about it for the month of November.  I really do some extra number work with Claire.  She can count to 100, but we are having trouble with number recognition.  Any suggestions?

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Kristina said...

Saw your blog at LLI Linky Party and had to stop bye as my blog is School Time Snippets! LOl. Great minds think alike! Looks like your daughter is learning a ton! We love Carissa's You Can Read program, too!

Beth ( said...

So many fun activities... so many cute pictures of your sweet kiddos =-) I LOVE the sight word in the sensory rice box- GREAT IDEA!! Thanks for linking up to TGIF! See you next week,
Beth =-)

MiaB said...

So many fun learning activities. I especially love the rice sensory box and the playing with play dough and the nativity scene :) Stopping by from TGIF and I am now your newest GFC follower. hope you get a chance to stop by my blog and follow back if you would like to :)


Bekah said...

Wow! So many FUN activities!!! I love the nativity art and that she is SO excited to tell the Christmas Story (as a children's pastor that makes my heart melt). I've been thinking about the Abeka Curriculum - did you use it for K4 too? How do you like it? Stopping by from TGIF!