Raising Rock Stars Preschool ~ Letter Ii

~ Krash is currently 4 years, 1 month old ~

Rock stars This is the main section of our preschool posts-focusing on what we do for our Raising Rock Stars Preschool Curriculum. I am not sharing photos of each part every week, just what I happen to catch! We do the entire unit even if I don’t show it here in the photos!

Our Letter this week was Ii, our verse: I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me. Philippians 4:13.

Here Krash is pointing to our letter of the week, we point to things a lot.IMG_8165

He always loves cutting his long Bible verse out. IMG_8170

This week he made a belt out of it after we measured it against him. IMG_8172

I had a feeling he would enjoy the “Strong Man” craft and I was right. Anything with muscles is a big hit in this guy’s eyes.IMG_8222

We got out his notebook and reviewed all of his vocabulary cards. Already , after just 4 units, he loves looking back through his notebook. I designed this program with reinforcement in mind, so that a review is happening often. Getting the notebook out is a perfect way to do this.IMG_8124 IMG_8129

The PowerPoint lessons also provide a great review at the end of each show, going back over the basic skills and verses from the previous units. Krash has a new favorite portion of the show, counting the shapes. In this portion of the show, he pushes a button and the rectangles flash one at a time to practice counting. He has learned how to push the back arrow to make it repeat ;-), he loves it!IMG_8104

You can see a video here showing a PowerPoint lesson. You can learn more about the new Members Only section here.

You can download the entire letter Ii unit here.

A note about future units…my plan is to release a new printable unit every week or so, with a few breaks this summer. I will only be posting a new unit as we complete it, so they will not be coming out every week. We do school in the summer, just not everyday, so some weeks will will complete an entire unit-some we wont. I will only have a preschool post when we complete an entire unit.

in the box{A few things that were in his preschool workboxes for the week, not all activities are pictured}

We will be incorporating a few letter of the week activities to correspond with our letter. This week I had Krash do a letter Ii sort. Instead of laminating the items, I printed on fast draft and just had him glue them on.IMG_7932

He also glued the correct number on to the leaf…IMG_8181

He worked on a 24 piece puzzle, with some help…

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He worked on his color puzzles, a few each day…IMG_8134

star boxesThis is where I share the 3 special open-ended toys that were in our Star Boxes for the week.

Krash loves his Wedgits!IMG_8139

Also in Star Boxes this week: Automoblox, & Aquadoodle. See more open-ended preschool learning toys here.

game time

Krash got a new game for his birthday that has been on our wish list for awhile, Super WHY ABC. IMG_8145 We loved it! If your preschooler enjoys Super Why, I highly recommend it. It is a bit too advanced for Krash at age 4, but he enjoyed it and we helped him when necessary. You can see below the categories of questions for each character to see what I mean.IMG_8163

Skills we focused on while playing…

  • taking turns, and what was involved in your turn {spinning, finding the correct character card, moving spaces, etc.}
  • identifying upper and lower case letters. The Alpha Pig cards focused on this and K could do those on his own.
  • counting 1-4 and identifying #s 1-4 {the spinner featured these numbers}

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  • for Krash-getting help when needed, for Pac Man-being patient when helping ;-)

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  • dealing with defeat, and how to be a good loser ;-)

I play alone with Krash on day 1, with the boys together on day 2, and then they play alone {with me supervising close by} after that. See more of our favorite preschool games here.

Life SchoolThis is where I share games, toys, and life experiences that occur outside of our planned preschool time.

Krash asked to play Starfall a lot! I love that he is able to navigate around mostly by himself now!!!IMG_8109

He also got out his Leapfrog Fix the Mix toy a lot. I played with him tons and he got really good at it!IMG_8284

Moms favIMG_8272

tools

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