Category: Letter Hh

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!

 

 

School at Bedtime? (More Letter H)

Today we didn’t do school as planned although we still technically had a day of material left.  However, instead of doing school during Thing 3’s nap time I took the opportunity, since Daddy Cameron was home, to head to a local homeschool resource center so that I could look at some different curriculums for Thing 1.  I found some great stuff and I feel much more confident that we are heading in the right direction. 

Anyway, this evening as we were getting ready for bed, Thing 2 asked me if we could “do school.”  So I stopped what I was doing, and headed to our “classroom” to do a few activities with Thing 2.  I love the fact that he wants and asks to do school every day.

Here are a couple of pictures:

 

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Do a Dot letter H from Confession of a Homeschooler

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Making a Hippo from Confessions of a Homeschooler

A little bit of Letter H for House

Today was all over the place.  It was raining, thundering and lightening this morning, so I wasn’t able to go on my morning run.  Thing 1 only wanted to color trains.  We had swim lessons and Thing 1 didn’t want to swim.  We had a play date at our house and as our friends were trying to leave, they somehow managed to lock their keys in the car, although we have no idea how.  So our friends were over at our house a little longer than normal, (YAY for me, because I didn’t have to entertain the boys all on my own.) 

So school didn’t happen as normal.

Fun @ 4:

Thing 1 did not want to do school today, he really just wanted to color trains.  However, he did at least write his sight words on one of his trains, so I will take it.

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Totally 3:

Thing 2 however, asked for school.  So we did his handwriting practice because he loves writing with the dry erase markers. 

We also did our letter craft for the day which was to make a house out of the letter H.  I had pre cut all the pieces and had him glue the parts onto the paper.  I did have to explain to him that we had to use glue all over the parts so that they would stick to the paper.  Sometimes I forget the little things that I have to explain.

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Lastly we did some cutting practice from one of the Kumon books that I have had around here for a while.  While he didn’t do it perfectly, he has greatly improved over the last 4 weeks.  He has moved past the cut and tear method to completely cutting.  However, instead of cutting straight he veers to the left a little bit. 

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Although school didn’t go exactly as planned the boys and I still learned a little bit and had a great day.

Mommy Cameron

H is for Halloween & Candy Corn Fun

We did not do anything as Cameron Class today, unless you count trying to pick/clean up our house.  However, each boy did get to enjoy school today.

Totally 3:

Thing 2 and I continued our Letter H theme.  After a little bit of handwriting practice, I had Thing 2 make the letter H and h out of candy corns, since candy corns our a favorite Halloween treat.  Thing 2 really enjoyed eating making the letter H. 

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When we finished the making the letter H with the candy corns I had Thing 2 write the letter H and h in white crayon.  Then I wrote Happy Halloween on the paper. After that, I had him locate the letter H on the paper.  He would be get so excited when he would find one.

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Then before he ate all of the candy corns, I had him practice his one to one counting.  After only a few shorts week he is able to one to one count all the way to 10.  I am so proud of him.

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Fun @ 4

Thing 1 and I had some candy corn fun also.  I introduced him to the number line today for the first time.  As a way to practice using/reading the number line. I used the candy corns to cover up numbers on the number line and have him identify the missing number.  Of course, if he got the correct number he ate the candy corn.  I started by covering up only one number, but quickly progressed to covering up three or four numbers. 

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I turned this into some writing practice by having him write the number that was covered.  This turned out to be a great idea, because he needed the practice writing the numbers.

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Being silly while mommy took the picture.

It was so funny to watch his confidence grow.  At first he would slowly uncover the number, but by the end he would say what the hidden number was and snatch up the candy corn. 

After we finished our sight word practice today, I tried to make our –ap family words into something a little more interesting.  However, it didn’t go as well as I had hoped.  I think that he was just not quiet ready for it yet.  I am going to try the activity again at the end of the week to see if it goes any better.

We finished the day by making a ghost to hang in our front yard.  Using a white trash bag, some small plastic bags, rubber band and a black permanent marker. 

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Do you have any easy Halloween crafts to share?

Totally 3 {Week 3} : Letter H

Totally 3 (Ful Size)

Letter:

This week were are going to explore the letter H, and review the letters L and T.  This weeks topics include:

  • hat
  • house
  • hippo
  • Halloween

Number:

This week we are going to expand to the number 3.  Although, like last week there are some activities that will have Thing 2 counting up to 6.

Shape:

Our focus this week will be on a star, however, Thing 2 will be exposed to all of the shapes.  My intention of starting with hearts and stars, is that these are shapes I know that he was familiar with, so that we could start his homeschool experience with some success.

Much like Thing 1, there are still some areas of Thing 2’s curricula that I need to modify.  I feel like I am learning as much, or more than they are each week.

What do you learn each week?

 

Pumpkin Surprise and More

As part of Cameron Class this week the boys and I are doing some fall related activities.  This morning we began our week by dissecting some gourds and pumpkins. 

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Before we cut into each pumpkin or gourd, I had the boys makes some observations, which I turned into a bubble map. 

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I then would cut each pumpkin or gourd in half so that the boys could explore the inside.  Thing 3 was even able to participate in this.

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When we finished making observations and filling in our bubble map, I had the boys write/draw in their journals some of their observations.  I also had Thing 1 pick one of the observations that we made and write that sentence in his journal.  This was the easiest time I have had getting Thing 1 to do any sort of handwriting practice.  He was actually excited to do it.

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We then finished up with the “what’s inside a pumpkin” craft that has been floating around Pinterest

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Totally 3:

This afternoon, I worked with Thing 2 on the letter H and counting.  After a little bit of pre write practice, I had Thing 2 match the correct number of clothespins to the correct witches hat {file HERE}  (covers letter H, hat and Halloween.)  I was pleasantly surprised how quickly he caught on to the activity.

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After a few other activities I also had him glue the letter H and h onto a piece of paper.  The goal was to make a hat, but Thing 2 wasn’t having it.  Oh well.  At least we practiced he letter H.

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Fun @ 4:

After Thing 1 did his handwriting this morning during our pumpkin fun, I should have just left well enough alone because Thing 1 wasn’t feeling the whole handwriting thing.  So we quickly moved through that and onto math.

I had created a train picture using the hundreds chart ( File HERE ).  I would call out the numbers and have Thing 1 color the squares.  He wasn’t so sure about it at first, but he quickly got into the activity.  This was also the first time he had ever seen the chart or even seen most of the numbers about 20.  I was surprised how quickly he picked it.  By the time he was finished he was really excited about the activity and wanted to do more.

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After the chart we worked with our sight words and –ap family words.  Then we finished the day by making some pumpkin spice play dough.  I have no idea why I waited so long to make our own play dough.  It smelled yummy. 

What was your school day like?  What is your favorite play dough recipe?

 

 

 

Fun @ 4 {Week 2} : Letters F – J

Monday:

Today was F is for Fish.  We started the day with letter F handwriting practice, which turned out to be a needed review.  However, once I showed him once, he was good.

We then moved onto the super fun fish in a tank game.  Thing 1 did great, but in some ways I think he was more excited to eat the goldfish at the end of the game. 

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Next up we worked with our sight word train and –an family train.  Thing 1 loves some trains.  We also did a couple of the worksheets from the You Can Read Set 3

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Once we finished with our reading practice, we finished up with a quick craft.  I had Thing 1 glue the goldfish into the ocean to make the letter F and f.

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Tuesday:

We didn’t have school on Tuesday.

Wednesday:

Since we did not have school on Tuesday, Thing 1 practiced writing both G and H.

In math we worked on patterns with golf balls.  At first I made patterns and had Thing 1 complete the pattern.  Then he decided he wanted to make a pattern for me.  I was excited to see him to take the initiative.  However, instead of Thing 1 letting me complete the pattern, he told me what to do.  So he was still getting the practice he needed.

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We also worked more with the –an family.  We reviewed the beloved –an family train and the we worked on a word/picture match activity.  He was a little reluctant at first, but then he got into it as he realized that it was easy.

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Thursday: 

Thursdays letter was I.  Since Thing 2 was using the geoboard to practice making the letter T, Thing 1 wanted to use the geoboard to make the letter I.

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After some sight word practice we did a fun activity.  I gave Thing 1 some sugar cubes.  I wanted to see what he would want to make the sugar cubes.  He immediately started making an igloo.  He even realized that he would have to have something on the inside to hold the igloo together.

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Friday:

Daddy Cameron was available to play with the boys for a good part of the day, therefore, Daddy trumps school.

It was a great week for Thing 1.

Mommy Cameron

Fun at 4 {Week 2}

Fun at 4 (fill size)

Math:

This week is going to be a good review for Thing 1 who is fairly familiar with all the objectives below.  I hope to do a better job of sharing all the activities once we complete them.

  • counting 0-19
  • pattern practice
  • measurement
  • graphing

Reading:

  • Sight Words: like, my, is, it (You Can Read Unit 3)
  • -an Word Family  (I am still trying to come up with a few more activities that relate to Thing 1’s interest.)

Handwriting:

Handwriting is going to be a little boring until we finish reviewing the alphabet.

 

Arts and Crafts:

Each day our art/craft will relate to the letter of the day.  Here are our themes for our art/craft projects this week.

  • F – Fish
  • G – Golf  (Daddy Cameron was a golfer in college.)
  • H – Hammer
  • I – Igloo
  • J – Jell-O

My goal is to share any fun activities or games we do the day they happen and then do one bigger review of the week at the end of the week. My thought is this way I can share a few more of the activities we do that were fun or cute, but just weren’t the the top activity of the day.  We will see how that goes.

What are you and your 4 year old doing this week?