Category: Letter Aa

Yummy ABC Printables

Towards the end of last year, Thing 2 showed a real interest in helping me in the kitchen.  Thus, I created Yummy ABCs for him.  However, as with any three-year old, his interest have changed.

I had created most of the alphabet and since we will not be using them, I won’t be writing any blog post about them.  So, in case there is anyone out there who might find them helpful, I thought I would put the whole collection that I completed in one blog post.

Each letter includes:
Beginning Writing
Letter Writing Practice
Blackout Game
Letter Maze
Lacing or Punching Pages
and more!

Letters:
Letter A
Letter B
Letter C
Letter D
Letter E
Letter F
Letter G
Letter H
Letter I
Letter J
Letter K
Letter L
Letter M
Letter N
Letter O
Letter P
Letter Q
Letter R
Letter S
Letter T
Letter U
Letter V
Just to let you know, I have not done the final editing on most of them.  I usually do that once we have worked through them.  However, since we never worked through them, they were never fully edited.

Hope you enjoy!

 

 

{Totally 3} Letter A Review

As we jumped back into school last week, I just wasn’t sure how much Thing 3 had retained from our long break off.  So I decided that it might be best to do a couple of weeks of review for Thing 2.  So we started back with the letter A.

Thing 2 has been really interested lately in helping me in the kitchen lately, so I have changed started making some of his alphabet activities relate to food.  I have created the Yummy ABCs.  This week was the letter A for apples.  I though about adding asparagus, but there was no way he was going to go near that.

You can download what I have of the Yummy Letter A {HERE}.

Since it was a review week, we didn’t get to everything and I didn’t take very many pictures.

Handwriting:

Thing 2 completed the pre writing and letter A sheet.  I let him use a pencil, but he asked to use the dry erase markers.

Math:

This week in math Thing 2, worked on sorting by colors and shape.  He also ordered apples from biggest to smallest.  We also worked on graphing.  He loves using the do a dot markers.  Lastly, we worked on patterns.

Pre Reading:

For pre reading practice, I read him a book and had him point out all the letters he recognized.

Letter Activity:

We did several different letter activities.  He did a do a dot page, a poking page, and a letter maze.

Recipe:

My plan this week was to make homemade applesauce, but we didn’t get to it.  Instead I took the boys to the zoo since it was going to be 75 degrees.  However, here is how you would do it.

Applesauce

Ingredients:
apples (3-4 lbs.)

Directions:
1. Core and peel all the apples.
2.  Cut into approximately 1 inch pieces.
3A.  Then steam until soft.  Once soft, add a little bit of the water and mash until the desired consistency.
3B.  If you don’t want to steam the apples, you can put them in a pot with water covering them and boil until soft.  Remove from water and put into a bowl.  Mash the apples.  You may want to add a little bit of the water from the pot that you cooked the apples.  Mash until your apples are the desired consistency.

Enjoy!

Do you have any yummy recipes for apples?  Leave a comment and share with us.

Totally 3: A is for Apples

Despite being up since 5:30am or so, Thing 2 didn’t take a nap today so we were able to do school today.  Actually he was super excited about doing school.  When I asked who wanted to do school, he immediately jumped up and came with me.

Handwriting:

Using some of the pages from Confessions of a Homeschoolers Letter of the Week Curriculum, Thing 1 did some pre writing practice.  The pre writing practice is becoming too easy for him, so I guess I need to find something more. 

Art:

What would the letter A be without talking about apples?  Thus, Thing 2 did an apple stamp picture.  I really enjoyed showing him how it worked.

 

Math:

While I was out looking for a math curriculum for Thing 1, I also found and decided to use a kindergarten math curriculum for Thing 2.  (More to come later.)  Today’s lesson was about counting with one to one correspondence to five.  So to incorporate apples into our math, I took out all of the seeds to use as our math manipulative today.   We practice counting a couple of times and then he glued them onto an apple that he put together from pieces I had already cut out. 

Letter Activities:

The first letter activity was simply reading a book and having Thing 2 locate all of the letters A and a on the page.  He really got into this and would yell every time he found one.  It made me laugh and Thing 1 came downstairs to see what was going on.

The second activity was the letter A and a sort from Confessions of a Homeschooler’s Letter of the Week curriculum.  This was good practice for recognizing the letters for Thing 2.

The last activity was the do a dot activity also in the letter of the week curriculum. 

I love Thing 2’s enthusiasm that he has for learning.  I hope he never loses it.

 

A is for Apple

Two weeks ago, after our first week of home school, I realized that what I had planned to do with Thing 1 was going to be too easy.  So after spending last week reworking my plans for him, we are starting over.  The plan, at least for the next month, is to spend a day reviewing each letter.

Today, we did some handwriting practice using the handwriting sheet from Confessions of a Homeschooler.  We moved onto reviewing our sight words and the –at family words.  Then we played our 0-10 BINGO game. 

Lastly, we finished up with a little bit of apple stamping that turned into apple throw, squish, slide, painting.  He was nice and messy by the time it was over. 

9-26-11 Magnets, Lions, Apples 100

One thing we discovered is that to get the best prints it was best to brush the paint onto the apple with a paintbrush.  However, I know Thing 1 had a great time.

What was your four year old up to today?

Mommy Cameron