Friday, November 2, 2012

PreK: Letter A

I am so behind on my blogging right now.  (We are currently on Letter F and I'm just now blogging about Letter A.)  Oh well, we have been busy little bees!
{David is 4.5 years old}
Most of our activities come from Confessions of a Homeschooler's K4 Curriculum.
I haven't been great about taking pictures of David in action this year, but I did photograph each of our activities for the letter.
Our letter crafts for A.  (These ideas came from Rockabye Butterfly ... she has them for each letter.)
Uppercase A Alligator.
Lowercase a apple.

Number puzzle (counting 1-10).

Apple cut & paste (from Kumon book).

Learning about lines in art  (from How to Teach Art to Children).

Reviewing our bible verse.  We use My ABC Bible Verses by Susan Hunt with coordinating activities from Raising Rock Stars Preschool/Kindergarten.


A letter hunt.

Letter A handwriting.

Apple counting.

Handprint apple.

We read about Johnny Appleseed and did a coloring page.  David has turned into an excellent colorer (is that even a word?).

Cutting practice (from Kumon cutting book).
Letter A hunt (from word search book)

We learned about the parts of an apple.

Following instructions (and shape/color review).

Beginning letter sounds.

Math: missing numbers.

Beginning math page.

Shape tracer: diamond

Sight words: a, I

Drawing an apple (from Kumon My First Drawing book)
Apple taste testing.  We tried Fuji, Jazz, Pink Lady, Gala, Granny Smith and Red Delicious.  David's favorite was Jazz, Claire liked Pink Lady, and my favorites were Jazz and Gala. 

 Books we read:

"I am an Apple" by Jean Marzollo
"Ten Apples Up on Top" by Dr. Seuss
"The Giving Tree" by Shel Silverstein
"Apple Picking Time" by Michele Benoit Slawson
"Apple Farmer Annie" by Monica Wellington
"Johnny Appleseed" by Rosemary & Stephen Vincent Benet
"Up, Up, Up! It's Apple-Picking Time" by Jody Fickes Shapiro
"The Seasons of Arnold's Apple Tree" by Gail Gibbons
"Apples" by Gail Gibbons
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Miss Courtney said...

Apple taste testing! I think we might do it and add a couple of different apple dips, too.

bgorden said...

So many fun activities! I love your handprint apple project and apple tasting!!!

Thanks for linking up to TGIF! Have a great week,
Beth =-)