Good morning everyone! I thought I’d share some more of what the Teeny Tot (yes, we’re looking for a new name for her) has been doing this week! She’s finally in my K4 Kindergarten Curriculum now and doing well.
Here’s a little glimpse into what she’s working on these days.
Missing Numbers: This kindergarten math worksheet is a great way to help with number recognition, counting skills, and number order. The worksheet comes with missing numbers and number tiles. She’s cut the number tiles and glued them to the appropriate apple to complete the numerical sequence.
Uppercase Beginning Sounds: Here she’s working with beginning sounds. So we sound out the letter to the left of each column. Then we say the name of each of the items in that row. She then circles the one that begins with the same sound as the letter shown. This might take your student a little bit of time to get, but just stick with it and help them sound out each one putting emphasis on the beginning sound.
A-Z Handwriting Practice: Of course she does a lot of handwriting practice now. These handwriting worksheets have some writing exercises for each letter, then include upper and lowercase letter writing practice. You can laminate them and use with a dry-erase marker, but since she’s our last little one, I just printed them and she uses pencils, markers, or crayons to write with.
Kindergarten Maze Worksheets: These mazes are fun and great to help build logical thinking skills! The ones that come with my K4 Kindergarten program start off easier, then increase in difficulty as the year goes on. Another great resource for these are the KUMON Maze books, you can find them at most bookstores and online as well.
Puzzle Time! The Teeny Tot loves to do puzzles, and of course since the Letter of the Week preschool puzzles are a little too easy for her, we have pulled in some new ones for more of a challenge. This one is a Strawberry Shortcake puzzle. We also LOVE the Alphabet Alley Puzzles as they’re very durable and great for kindergarten level work.
Riddles and Drawing! This little poem is included in my k4 Kindergarten curriculum as well. We go over the riddle, then she guesses what it is and draws her version of that animal. These are just a fun little addition, and they’re a great way to work on creative drawing skills. Another favorite drawing tool we use are the Draw Write Now series!
Beginning Math Worksheets: Next up she’s working on the beginning math worksheets from my K4 Kindergarten curriculum. She counts the items on the card and adds them together, then places a clothes pin on the correct answer. This is great for not only math skills, but it also works on fine-motor skills at the same time!
Daily Calendar Skills: Finally she’s working on her daily calendar. She writes each day’s number as we get to it on the calendar. This one comes with the Preschool Daily Learning notebook, and there are also blank calendar pages in the K4 Kindergarten curriculum. It helps them with calendar concepts, right to left reading skills, number recognition, counting, and handwriting practice!
We also do calendar time each day. This year she is in charge of adding each new day to our calendar then we count up to the current date and backwards back down to 1. We also discuss the weather, what today is, and review our We Choose Virtues character card for the day.
And finally she worked on beginning reading skills using our Abeka K4 Little Books 1-12 series. They’re great for teaching letter sounds, and basic 2 and 3 letter sound blending skills.
And that’s it for today! If you’d like more information on all of these printables, visit my Kindergarten Worksheets page or check out my K4 Kindergarten Curriculum!
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.
After preschool and k4 do students move on to kindergarten or 1st grade?
Normally after completing K4, they will move onto 1st grade. Because of where the Teeny Tot’s birthday falls I won’t do a full 1st grade with her next year. Instead we’ll probably do Abeka Kindergarten for her just to review/refresh before moving on. But that’s only due to her age and not the K4 curriculum.
Way to go Teeny Tot! Your penmanship is beautiful! :o)
Can you let us know what she is listening to with the headphones on when she’s doing the math counting clothespin activity? Is it just to drown out noise? Wondering if I should invest in some headphones!;)
Actually she isn’t listening to anything! She just has headphones on to minimize distractions in the room. She really does it to copy her brother who uses them. You know, because he’s so COOL! ;o)
Haha. That’s so funny! I was just thinking she’s not really a “teeny tot” anymore. I love all of the fun activities she’s doing and I also love your new homeschool room. The birds are adorable!