Saturday, November 19, 2011

Week 16 of Pre-K

(This week we focused on transportation. To read more about this unit, activities I created and resources I found online, click here.)

Bible Verse: Do you not know that in a race all the runners run, but only one gets the prize? Run in such a way as to get the prize. (1 Corinthians 9:24)

 Number identification
 Skip counting 10-100
 Skip counting 100-1000
 Ordering numbers 1-10
Working on odd/even numbers

Saxon Math K
Reviewing ABB patterns

This week we also reviewed telling time to the half hour.

We also read a few fun math books:
Gobble Gobble Crash!: A Barnyard Counting Bash written by Julie Stiegemeyer
Math Curse written by Jon Scieszka
Sir Cumference and the First Round Table: A Math Adventure written by Cindy Neuschwander 


This week J reviewed the letter Yy and the sound /y/ and the letter Vv and the sound /v/. She continued working on writing all the letters.


 All smiles during our phonics instruction one day. She was acing her lesson :)

 We are using The Ordinary Parent's Guide to Teaching Reading for phonics instruction and Jenni is reading Bob Books: Set 1 for Beginning Readers. This week we kept all our read-aloud books within the transportation theme. To check out our book list, click here - we loved our read-aloud books this week!

Rampin' It from Mudpies to Magnets

We set up a ramp and practiced rolling cars down the ramp. Jenni predicted and then tested to see which cars go the fastest and slowest.


We are using Evan-Moore's Beginning Geography, Grades K-2 book to learn about map skills, landforms and bodies of water, and continents and oceans. This week Jenni reviewed directions (left, right, up, and down).

My Blue Boat (Before Five in a Row)
 To keep with the transportation theme, this week we rowed My Blue Boat written by Chris L. Demarest. We read the story each day, did the supplemental activities in the B4FIAR manual, and worked on the lapbook.


Jenni's Tire Prints
Joshua's Tire Prints
 Color by Number

Other Transportation Activities
Teaching J Tic Tac Toe strategies
Shadow Matching
 J winning the first round of bingo
Working on the alphabet train puzzle
Identifying and putting together 3-piece transportation puzzles
Transportation Memory Game
Sorting the vehicles based on direction
I love Jenni's thinking faces. She was matching vehicles to the written name.

 Joshua was enjoying playing with his cars and trains until Jenni started her writing work. Whenever Jenni starts writing, Joshua stops what he is doing and asks for a paper and crayon so he can write too :)
Joshua enjoyed making tire prints and once he had enough of that he enjoyed making hand prints :)

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