MAR
25
2014

Teeny Tot Preschool and Kindergarten update

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So I know it’s been awhile since I’ve done an updated post on what the Teeny Tot has been up to. So I thought I’d put one up for you all today. She’s going through my Letter of the Week program, but she’s really ready for more now and so I’m throwing in more of my K4 Kindergarten activities to challenge her a bit more. She still likes the fun Letter of the Week preschool games so I still let her do those for fun as well. Anyhoo, here are some of the things she’s been working on these days… I usually still pull out similar Letter of the Week letter activities for her, so this week she’s going back through the letter D. The D is for Dinosaur letter hunt is from my Kindergarten Curriculum. She has to locate and mark all of the upper and lowercase letter “Ds”. She normally uses a highlighter, or a do-a-dot marker. But you can also have them put stickers on the letters, circle them, or whatever works best for you. You can also click here to download the Kindergarten Letter Hunt … [Read more...]

MAR
04
2014

Lakeshore Learning Count & Compare

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Hi everyone! I have a super fun review and discount coupon for you today from Lakeshore Learning! The Teeny Tot was super excited to receive the Lakeshore Learning Count & Compare game!   I mean who doesn’t love those little die poppers and baby froggies? The Teeny Tot had so much fun popping the die and moving the alligator mouth that she didn’t even realize she was learning!   The concept of this game is simple. Your child pops the die on both the right and left sides of the board. Then they place that many frogs on each lilly pad under the popper.   Next they move the alligator’s mouth so it’s open towards the side with the most frogs. Because everyone knows the alligator wants to eat as many frogs as he can!   This game is great for 1-10 number recognition, counting skills, and of course teaching greater than, less than, and equal math skills to preschoolers. For those ready to move on to larger numbers, they also … [Read more...]

JAN
13
2014

Teeny Tot Tuesday: Starting K4!

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Good morning everyone! I thought you might like to catch up with the Teeny Tot since it’s been awhile. First off she’s not so “teeny” anymore. Nor is she a “tot”. But I’m refusing to change her name just yet because it makes me cry. Sigh. Moving on. She finished my Letter of the Week curriculum and is moving on to the K4 Kindergarten curriculum. but since she’s not fully ready to move into reading we’re taking it slow. I’m mixing in some of the LOTW activities to keep working on motor skills, and then she’s also starting in on some of the K4 activities that she IS ready for. I did the same thing with Tinker Bell and she did great, so I’m hoping the same technique will work for the Teeny Tot. We shall see… We started off by reviewing our letters, sounds, numbers, colors, shapes, etc. Everything she learned last year. Since we take summers off, I find it best to spend a little time reviewing before moving on. Here she’s working on my A-Z and 123 Tracing Worksheets. You can see … [Read more...]

DEC
19
2013

Christmas Extravaganza Day 15: Alphabet Alley

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Happy Friday everyone! Today’s giveaway is sponsored by a company near to my heart! It’s called Alphabet Alley and is owned by a good online friend of mine Melissa Fleming! Alphabet Alley is a family owned and operated business dedicated to providing good quality faith-based toys for young learners! Our vision is to provide toys that engage the souls of children while introducing God’s Word into their hearts. It is our sincere hope that these toys will bring smiles to the children in your life and encourage more families to invest and delight in one another. - The Fleming Family One of my kiddos favorite toys as a toddler were the very durable ABC Stacking Blocks! They loved to create towers with these, knock them down, and start all over again!   Another of our favorites is the Bible ABC Matching Game. This cute game comes with 60 durable tiles to make 30 pairs. It’s great for working on those logical thinking and memory skills! And it’s perfect for young learners since no … [Read more...]

NOV
04
2013

Preschool Letter Z for Zebra Activities

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Welcome to the Letter Z, we’ve finally completed our Letter of the Week activities with the Teeny Tot! She’s had a great time, but since she isn’t quite 5 yet, we’re going to repeat some of the LOTW with K4 activities mixed in for the remainder of the year. This week she’ll be having fun with Zebras!   Letter Z Memory Verse: “Zacchaeus make haste and come down, for today I must stay at your house.” Luke 19:5 Click here to download the verse puzzle. (Note: I use this with my 2nd grader, not prek) For our verses and accompanying games/stories we use the following books: ABC Memory Verses & My ABC Bible Verses Read Chicka Chicka Boom Boom and put up the letter Z on our Alphabet Tree! You can download my small alphabet letters here.   Letter Poking Page: I found this fun idea on Activity Mom. Instead of tracing, we are going to use a toothpick, or we have these cute Oversized Push Pins, to poke holes through the paper in the shape of the letter. Print on regular … [Read more...]

OCT
21
2013

Preschool Letter Y for Yarn Activities

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Hi everyone! We’ve been working hard over here to finish up our letter of the Week activities. And this week the Teeny Tot is working on the Letter Y for Yarn! Letter Y Memory Verse: “You are My friends if you do whatever I command you.” John 15:14. Click here to download verse puzzle (Note I use this with my 2nd grader, not prek) For our verses and accompanying games/stories we use the following books: ABC Memory Verses & My ABC Bible Verses Read Chicka Chicka Boom Boom and put up the letter Y on our Alphabet Tree! You can download my small alphabet letters here.   Shape Matching Puzzles: Cut the balls of yarn out, then cut down the dashed lines to make shape matching puzzles. Yarn Number Matchup! This game is for counting practice. Simply cut out along the lines so you end up with squares. Have your child put mini-clothes pins, pom-poms or paper clips or the manipulative of your choice onto the card based on the number on it.   Yarn Coloring & … [Read more...]

OCT
07
2013

October Preschool Activities

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Hi everyone! Since it’s October (What?!!) I wanted to share some fun fall activities with you all! Here is a cute Fall Art Lesson idea using fall colors of course:   And a fun Fall Leaf Art activity:   We also made these super cute Fall Leaf Coaster Craft (Great for Christmas presents!)   And of course most of you know that I have the Letter of the Week Letter P for Pumpkin preschool activities! Letter P Tracing: I laminate this and use with Expo Dry Erase Markers for pre-writing practice skills. Pumpkin Pre-Writing Practice: I laminate this and use with Expo Dry Erase Markers for pre-writing practice skills. You can also print this in grayscale and use for more scissor skills practice! Pumpkin Number Cards: I use these with either mini-clothes pins, colored paper clips, or put a hole in them and have her attach chain links to them. Whatever you use, just have them put on the correct amount for the number on the card. These are also good for … [Read more...]

OCT
01
2013

Daily Homeschool Schedule: Preschool

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I’m going to do a short series of posts titled ‘Daily Homeschool Schedule’ for you all. I’ve had countless questions about our homeschool schedule. And you can see a basic overview of our daily schedule here. But more specifically you’ve been asking questions about how long we do each subject, how many days per week, and what our day looks like hour by hour for each grade level. So for the next few weeks I’m going to share our schedule in a more detail by each grade level. Download a copy: Daily Schedule Prek – PDF Daily Schedule Prek – Word Doc (Editable)   Today we’ll be taking a closer look into the life of the Teeny Tot. She’s currently 4 years old and doing preschool this year. Since she won’t be doing kindergarten until next year, we’ll be doing another round of Letter of the Week and add in a few of the K4 activities as she’s ready.   Here’s our Basic Preschool Schedule: 8:30am   – Breakfast / Family Devotion Time 9:00am   – … [Read more...]

SEP
24
2013

What’s in the Workbox Wednesday: Preschool

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Hi everyone! I have another What’s in the Workbox Wednesday posts for you today. The Teeny Tot is actually on Letter X this week (see yesterday’s post) but I took the pics for this post last week so they have letter W activities in them. The Teeny Tot is finishing up my Preschool letter of the Week. Then we’re probably going to go through it again with some K4 Kindergarten mixed in as she’s ready for it. She’s still four so I don’t want to do full Kindergarten with her just yet. So I’m going to slowly mix in K4 items as she’s ready. Here is the list of her activities for the year. As you can see I really only put our Bible, Daily Learning Notebook, and Letter activities. The rest we do as a group so I don’t keep them in her drawers. Art: World’s Greatest Artists 2 and See the Light Art DVDs Preschool: Letter of the Week & K4 Curriculum Bible: My first hands on bible & Grapevine Traceable Units P.E.: Family Time Fitness Other: Anything fun we’re doing that … [Read more...]

SEP
23
2013

Preschool Letter X Activities

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Hi everyone! Well, the Teeny Tot is nearing the end of our Letter of the Week activities! This week we’re working on the Letter X, and then only two more letters to go! We’ll be having fun with Xylophones this week. And before any of you ask, yes I’m working on another variation for letter X because I realize that xylophone isn’t exactly the best pronunciation for the letter “X”. Xx Tracing Card: These larger tracing letters are great for kiddos who aren’t quite ready for my regular pre-writing practice pages. Its larger and easier to trace. You could use markers, crayons, or laminate and use with Expo Dry Erase Markers.   Letter X Memory Verse: “eXceeding great and precious promises are given unto us” 2 Peter 1:4 Click here to download the verse puzzle. Letter Poking Page: We typically use a toothpick, or we also have these cute Oversized Push Pins, to poke holes through the paper in the shape of the letter. Print on regular paper for easier poking, and do this one on … [Read more...]