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{Totally 3} : P is for Penguins

In case you didn’t know, Thing 2 loves penguins.  So I knew this week was going to be a big hit for Thing 2.

Math
We practice counting 1-15 using our little penguins.  We also continued to work on locations such as top, bottom, left and right.

He also practiced writing the numbers 1 and 2.

Letters
Thing 2 did his letters maze, circle the letter, and putting the pieces together.

PreReading
Thing 2 helped me locate the letters P and p in several books this week.  He has also started to notice letters on different signs and such as we are out and about.

Like I noticed last week Thing 2 does a much better job of knowing the sounds of the letters than the names of the letters.

Although we didn’t do as many hands on activities as we did last week, Thing 2 still had a great time learning since he was able to play with the penguins all week during school time.

{HERE} is a copy of the printables I made for the week.

How was your week?

{Totally 3} S is for Snakes

Thing 2 had another great week of school this week.  I am so glad that he is finally the slightest bit motivated.  He also is demonstrating to me that he actually remembers what we have been learning.

This weeks letter was the letter S, which of course stood for snakes.  One of his favorite props this week was the small container of snakes that we got while we were on vacation.

Math:
We are loosely following the Horizons Kindergarten math curriculum.  This week we continued to focus on counting 1 -10.

We also worked on identifying first, middle and last using our snakes.

Thing 2 also worked on identifying and writing the numbers 1-3.

Letters:
Each week Thing 2 is practicing writing his letters.  I am trying to find fun ways to do this activity since doing it on paper all the time can get a little boring.  So this week I brought out the shaving cream for him to use as we practiced writing the letters S and s.  We also need to experience wearing it too!

We also did one of our favorite games, letter blackout.  You have a board that is nothing but the letter you are studying.  Each person take a turn rolling a die.  You color or dot out that many spaces.  The person who fills the board first wins.

We also used play dough to make snakes and to form the letters and numbers we were studying the week.  I think he honestly like playing with the play dough more than he liked the shaving cream.

Pre Reading Skills:
I am also trying to work on making sure that not only can Thing 2 identify the letter, but that he also knows the sound that each letter makes.  Honestly, he knows the sound better for the letters than he does the name.  So we worked on finding objects that start with the letter s.

We also read books together where I had him find the letters S and s on each page.  It becomes like a hide and seek game and he loves to do this.  I have him say the letter and make the letter sound every time he locates one.

{HERE} are the printables I made to go with the letter S.

What fun activities have you done with the letter s? 

 

 

{Totally 3} Letter M

So if you haven’t notice, there has been a long absence in Totally 3 posts.  Back in March, after I worked to create a Yummy ABCs for Thing 2, he really lost interest in school.  It was also about that time that I decided we were going to enjoy the wonderful weather and start back at to school when it was hotter.

Thing 1 started back to school in May, and I thought that Thing 2 would follow, but he didn’t until now.  So fo the first time since March, Thing 2 has done school and he seems to actually remember some of it even after a couple of days.

However, I had to create some new activities for Thing 2, because he was not interested in learning about food anymore.  So with Thing 2’s new interest in animals I created some animal based letter activities.

Math:
For Thing 2’s math I am loosely following the Horizons Kindergarten math.  The first few lessons were based on counting to 10, practicing the direction words top and bottom, and writing the number one.  I used the monkeys for counting practice.  I used a combination of the tree and monkeys to talk about top and bottom. Thing 2 completely nailed all of these things.

Letter Identification:
We did a few activities where Thing 2 had to locate the letters M and m.  The only time we he ran in to any problems is when it came to the letter w.

Letter Sounds:
One of the worksheets I created was designed to have Thing 2 circle the objects that started with the letter m.  Thing 2 rocked this activity.  He had completed half of the worksheet before I had finished explaining the directions.

{HERE} are the printables I created for the letter m.

What has your three year old done this week?

 

 

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!

 

 

{Krazy in Kindergarten} Week 1

Last week was Thing 1’s first official week kindergarten.  Yes, I know it is May and most kids are finishing school for the year, but we are just getting started.  Over the next few weeks we will work up to our full curriculum, especially as the weather gets hotter and we are stuck inside a little longer each day.

Here is a little glimpse of what Thing 1’s week looked like.

Math:

We continued with Singapore Math 1A.  (We picked up from where we left off in March.)  We spent one day reviewing addition and then we moved on to subtraction for the first time this year.  I was pleasantly surprised how well he understood subtraction.  After a short lesson using M&Ms and trains, he was able to do the entire worksheet with minimal help.

Spelling:

This year we are going to be doing a little bit of spelling everyday halfway following All About Spelling.  This week Thing 1’s words were: rat, van, bat, fat, mad, pat, sad, wag, cat, ham, mat, rag.  I have a feeling that Thing 1 is going to be able to spell better than his mommy.

Reading:

We focused on the sight words: it, love, at.  Thing 1 also read easy readers this week. It took a little bit for him to get back into it, but he did great once he got started.

Science:

Our science focus this week was a repeat of a previous week, simply because I thought it would be good for Thing 1 to review the parts of a flower, plant and a tree, before we moved onto the rest of our science for the year.  I was surprised how much he remembered from doing the parts of the flower from before.

Here are the diagrams we used for our study:
Parts of a Flower
Parts of a Plant
Parts of a Tree

History:

For Thing 1’s history study this year we are going to loosely follow Story of the World.  This week we had several fun discussions about Nomads.  When I asked Thing 1 what his favorite part of the week was, he told me it was our nomad discussion that included M&Ms.  In an effort to help Thing 1 visualize how and why Nomads moved I spread out M&Ms all over his work mat.  We pretended we were Nomads and started in one area of the mat.  Thing 1 ate the M&M in that area.  I told him I was still hungry, so I asked him what we should do.  He of course told me that we should move to another area to eat another M&M.  We moved across the mat, eating the M&Ms.  When we were finished our M&M trek across the land, he understood the concept of Nomads and enjoyed every minute of it.

Overall it was a great week and I think Thing 1 and I were both glad to get back into a more normal pattern.  I also know he really enjoys learning, even though he doesn’t want to start school some days.

What was your week like?

Thing 1 is 5 years, 1 month.

Parts of a Flower

This week our home learners group got together for the second week in our gardening activity.  Our topic this week was the parts of a flower.

Supplies:
Lilies
magnifying Glass
Parts of a Flower Worksheet

This was a simple activity where we had the kids look and “dissect” a flower to learn the different parts of the flower.  We had the kids look at the flower and try to match up the different parts of the flower with the labels on the worksheet.  They also colored the picture to match the actual flower.

Thing 1 really enjoyed the activity.  I was really impressed with how much he remembered and how much he liked looking at the flower, especially after his friends left.

 

{Totally 3} Back to School

This week Thing 2 had his first full we back to school and he enjoyed every minute of it.  This week was the yummy letter F.

Letter Activities
*Letter F Maze
*Letter F Blackout Game
*Letter F Poking Page
*Letter F lacing card


*Letter Ff out of goldfish
*Letter Ff stamping
*Put together pieces to make a letter Ff

Math
*Rectangle playdough mat
*Rectangle on Geoboard
*Rectangle and Square Patterns
*Letter Ff Roll and Graph

Pre-Reading
*Letter M sound
*Reading while locating the letters Ff, as well as any other letters we know

History
*Story of the World Chapter 1 – Thing 2 only really listened to the stories, he didn’t participate in any of the activities.

Geography
This week we reviewed Arizona and New Mexico, using the coloring sheet from Road Trip USA, a power point I had made, and a few other activities that I created.

Handwriting
*Letter F pre writing
*Letter F beginning writing
*Letter F writing practice

Writing
*I had Thing 2 tell me a story that I then typed it into a his own blog that I had started for him.

Science
*What do plant need?  We set up an experiment where we will discover exactly what plants need.  We have three plants.  One plant will be given water and sunlight.  The second seed will only be given water, but no sunlight.  The third seed will be given sunlight, but no water.

{HERE} is the worksheet for the Yummy Letter F.
{HERE} is the worksheets that I made to go with our science, What a Plant Needs?

{Totally 3} Yummy Letter D

This week may have been Thing 2’s favorite week thus far, despite that we had a drastically scaled down week this week.  We only did school two days this week.

This week was Yummy Letter D.

Handwriting:

Thing 2 continued handwriting practice using the printables that I made him which has a pre-writing practice, a beginning letter practice and a letter practice.

Math:

We played the blackout game I created last week again this week.

He also continued with the cut and paste pattern printable that I made for him.

We also reviewed the shapes triangle, square and circle using a simple worksheet I made that had him color the different shapes.

Recipe:

Besides going to get doughnuts one morning this week, Thing 2 made deviled eggs.  I would share the recipe, but I can’t seem to find the paper that I wrote it down on, since I made it up as I went.  If I find the paper, I will come back and update this post with the recipe. 

 

YOU CAN DOWNLOAD THE YUMMY LETTER D PRINTABLES {HERE}

What have you done with your three year old this week?

Share with us and leave a comment.

 

{Free} Printables Linky Party!

Thanks for everyone who joined us last week for our {Free} Printables Linky Party!  The most clicked on link was the Heart Coloring Page from Scribbleprints

In our house this week I made a few more printables to go along with the Yummy Letter study that I am doing with Thing 2. 

The packet contains: 
1.
Letter Cc prewrite
2. Letter Cc writing practice
3. Letter Cc blackout
4. Letter Cc maze
5. Letter Cc cutting practice
6. Letter Cc shape patterns
7. Letter Cc coloring page
8. Letter Cc poking page
9. Letter Cc Activities
10. Letter Cc Recipes

You can also read about our Letter C week {HERE}.

You can download the printables for free {HERE}.

    Now its your turn to share…

    Now it’s your turn, what have you created this week?

    1.  Please link directly to you blog post that contains your {Free} Printables.  That makes it easier to find!
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    4.  Please share with anyone else you know who makes their own {Free} Printables.

    Let’s get this party started!

     



    Now its your turn to share…

    Now it’s your turn, what have you created this week?

    1.  Please link directly to you blog post that contains your {Free} Printables.  That makes it easier to find!
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    4.  Please share with anyone else you know who makes their own {Free} Printables.

    Let’s get this party started!