Happy new year everyone! School is officially back in session and we’re all rip-roaring ready to go!
Well, kind of.
Mostly we’re still mentally on vacation.
We have to start sometime or we’ll be doing school over the summer, and no one wants that!
So I thought I’d take time today to do a Teeny Tot Tuesday post. It’s been a little while since we’ve check in with our favorite kindergartener, so let’s take a peek into her day and see what she’s been up to!
The not so teeny tot has been doing well in her Math U See Primer curriculum. She’s learning to use the blocks and has most of them memorized now. She’s well into basic addition and getting used to the concept of adding numbers together.
I’ve also mixed in some of my K4 Kindergarten work for her this year, so here she’s working on one of my A-Z handwriting worksheets.
She actually went through all of my K4 Letter Hunt worksheets last year, but she loved them and requested to add them in again this year. So that’s what she’s doing below! We read the story together, then she goes through and highlights all of the W’s.
Today she brought out our Melissa and Doug See and Spell game. The game comes with double sided tiles as you can see below. Then she finds the correct letters and places them on the tiles. Next she sounds out the words.
Next up she works on her Daily Learning Notebook. This one is a mix between my preschool one and the kindergarten one. I wanted to add in some challenge for her, so this year I gave her the blank calendars so she writes the numbers on her own. If she has trouble, she can just look at our wall calendar to help her.
Another fun activity is my blend cards. For these she reads all of the blends, in the example below she would say “ta, te, ti, to, tu”. Next she uses a dry-erase marker to add an ending consonant to make a new word, then she reads her new word. (Yes, the cards are laminated!)
And she also does some number writing practice using my 1-20 Number Writing worksheets. You could put these in a page protector and use them with a dry-erase marker, but since she’s the last one going through it, I just printed the worksheets and she uses a pencil.
Today was art and craft day, she usually does at least one craft each week, sometimes more. Today she is making a fall leaf art project using the end of her pencil. I lightly traced a tree outline on painting paper, and she’s dipping the eraser end of her pencil into the paints to create a dot effect.
She also likes the Missing Letters worksheet where she glues in the correct letter in each blank space.
Another fun game she’s been liking lately is the Lakeshore Learning Count and Compare game. Each side has a bubble die and she pushes it to roll the die. Next she places the correct amount of frogs on the lily pad below. Then she compares the sides and moves the crocodile mouth to show which side is greater.
And lastly, one of her favorite items, besides the unicorn that’s made several appearances already in this post, is the dot-to-dot worksheets. She loves these and insists on doing them regularly! I’m either going to have to come up with more, or see if I can find a dot-to-dot activity workbook!
And that’s it for now folks! We’ll catch back up with the Teeny Tot soon, she’s been very busy this year and is excited to be an official kindergartener!
Is the Letter of the Week Preschool preschool curriculum too easy for your student? Are you ready for something a little more challenging? Then the K4 Kindergarten Curriculum is for you! The K4 Curriculum is geared towards kids ages 4-5 who are kindergarten ready and want a fun hands-on kindergarten curriculum. All of the items you see in this post, plus a ton of extras including lesson plans are included in the K4 Kindergarten curriculum.
Have fun kindergarten activities to share or using my K4 Kindergarten curriculum? Make sure to leave a comment below!