Home Preschool with Ladybug A-Z

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We have completed Ladybug’s Home Preschool and I am working to get all of our posts organized for you to be able to access them easily.  Here is the entire Home Preschool Plan we followed, here is the journey that led us to that decision. Our weekly letter focus was only part of our home preschool and in this post you can see all of the letter based posts, A-Z! We also had our regular Learning With Ladybug feature which shared the other parts of our home preschool. I will get those organized into a post for easy access soon.

Click on each letter to see the post, and you can also see them all on our Home Preschool A-Z Pinterest Board here!

Home Preschool Letter A  Home Preschool Letter B

Home Preschool Letter C   Home Preschool Letter D

Home Preschool Letter E   Home Preschool Letter F

Home Preschool Letter G   Home Preschool Letter H

Home Preschool Letter I  Home Preschool Letter J

Home Preschool Letter K   Home Preschool Letter L

Home Preschool Letter M  Home Preschool letter N

Home Preschool Letter O  Letter P Home Preschool

Home Preschool letter Q  Home Preschool Letter R

Home preschool Letter S  Home Preschool Letter T

Home Preschool Letter U  Home Preschool Letter V

Home Preschool Letter W  Home Preschool Letter X

Home Preschool Letter Y   Home Preschool Letter Z

 

Here’s the Pinterest board in case you want to pin straight from there!

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Other Helpful Home Preschool Posts…

All By Myself Preschool Boxes  Learning with Ladybug Preschool  Following the Lead of Your Preschooler at Home

Homeschooling Tots and Preschoolers  Hands on the Alphabet  Homeschooling Preschool


 

Learning with Ladybug ~ Age 4y, 11.5m

  Home Preschool April 2014

Welcome to our weekly preschool at home blog feature, Learning with Ladybug!  As you probably know, I scrapped our preschool plan and built a new one based around our current needs. This will be our FINAL Preschool post, however not our final Learning with Ladybug post as I plan to blog through Kindergarten too!

We have a few main preschool categories, you can read the entire plan here, I will break my weekly posts down by category so you can see what she did each week within a certain area. If we have a letter focus, I will do a separate post to make searching easier.  I will do the same for any themes we do.

See our entire Home Preschool Plan here!

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Spielgaben ~ Play Based Learning

We introduced box 6 in Spielgaben. She enjoyed her free play with the new set and immediately built a cat.

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We then made crocodiles with lesson 6-1 and she LOVED every moment!

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She loves tape too, so googly eyes got taped on too!

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She loved making the zebra from the Nature Guide…

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This is our free play area. I just stack the boxes up and put the top on when it is ‘closed” and lay the trays open when they are allowed to play freely.

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See our Playful Learning with Spielgaben posts here, as well as a discount for my readers!


Messy Fun

We carried on with Moon Sand but brought it outside and made a new batch in our water table!  Ladybug had her 5th birthday party recently and we called it “kitty litter” for the kids to play in since her theme was Cats and Dogs! My husband suggested putting tootsie rolls in it {hee hee}, we did not want to totally freak the kids {and parents} out.  It was a good enough laugh telling the kids they were supposed to play in kitty litter!.

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All By Myself Preschool Boxes

She spends about an hour in the afternoon playing with her boxes. Usually this hour starts right after lunch, but if she wants to play messy stuff first, I let her. 

We haven’t been able to do school on the 5th day recently in the afternoon {when she has her box time} so I only make 4 boxes now.

In her mini sensory bins ~ unifix cubes, small foam flowers, mini frog/pond collection, and colored macaroni.

I got very few photos, mostly because I was working with the boys a lot.  When I get going with them and she plays quietly, I often forget to take photos!

Monday’s box ~ books, wooden animal puzzles, shape creator set, color matching cards, mini pond collection

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Tuesday’s box ~ macaroni, books, Animal Train, Shape Puzzles, wooden balance game

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Wednesday ~ Mr. Potato head, books, pattern toy

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Thursday ~ books, magnetic letter construction, unifix cubes, measurement cars, Octonauts heads/tails

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See all items that rotate through our boxes here! 

See our Simplifying Sensory Play post here!

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All the Rest

We are currently reviewing the Bible based version of Integrity Time and went back to Letter D is for Determination!  I am absolutely in love with the Bible version {full review here}!  The character and Bible story was Joshua and the wall of Jericho. We built the wall together to prepare.

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The story was acted out {and enjoyed immensely by my two younger kids}.

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We learned the movements for the verse, talked about the meaning and the meaning of the word determination.  After our lesson she wanted to decorate her “horn” with stickers!

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We had fun outside {finally} digging for treasure, and playing hopscotch!

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Her 5th birthday party was this month, she chose a puppy and kitty theme.  It was her very first birthday party and she loved every moment!

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See our LETTER Y work here, and Letter Z Work here, both done around the same time as what you see above!

Home Preschool Letter Y Home Preschool Letter Z

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This is our last Preschool post but NOT our last Learning with Ladybug post!  I do plan to blog throughout her Kindergarten year, we are just taking a bit of a break from structured learning right now. our

See our Transition to Kindergarten plan here!

The Transition to Home Kindergarten

Home Preschool ~ Letter Z

Our LAST Preschool A-Z post!  I cannot believe she is 5!  See our entire home preschool plan here!

Home Preschool Letter Z

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Her Letter Z ABC Basket

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CRAFTS

She LOVES zebras, so I knew she’d love this zebra craft!

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PRINTABLES

We tried something new with our letter maze, a string!

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ABC Find It!  We played hide and seek, her favorite!

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She was not interested in gluing the zebra finches on the Animal ABC lowercase letter z, but she did want to stick letter Z stickers on it!

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Zebra Dominoes

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Our finished Letter Z work…

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See more Letter Z ideas on our Z is for Pinterest board, and even more ABC ideas on my ABC Ideas board!

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See more theme based printables to go with the Letter Z  here!

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See our other Preschool Letter posts featuring Ladybug ~

Letter A, Letter B, Letter C, Letter D, Letter E, Letter F, Letter G, Letter H, Letter I, Letter J

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 Home-Preschool-Letter-O1222 Letter-P-Home-Preschool1222 Home-Preschool-letter-Q222 Home-Preschool-Letter-R222 

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Home Preschool Letter Y

Each week I share 2-3 posts sharing our home preschool learning.  This post is only sharing our letter focused work. If we have a theme of the week, it will be a separate post too.  All of our general play based learning will be in a final weekly wrap up post called, “Learning with Ladybug.”  I am separating out the posts to make them easier for people to find down the road when searching for specific letter/theme activities.  See our entire home preschool plan here!

Home Preschool Letter Y

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Her Letter Y ABC Basket

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PRINTABLES

She finally wanted to try my ABC Color By Number printables!

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She was not interested in gluing the Yorkie dogs on the Animal ABC lowercase letter y, but she enjoyed finger painting it!

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She mixed all of her finger paint together so she could make brown for the yak on the dot fun page.

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Not interested in using a q-tip for the q-tip painting printable, her finger worked just fine she told me.

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She enjoyed a few activities from the Letter Y pack that we were given.  Here  she was cutting out the Y words so we could play smack it!Home Preschool Letter Y -6208

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Finger painting the items that begin with Y…

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She really enjoys these letter dot to dots.

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Sorting upper and lower case letter Yy

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Our All About Reading Pre lesson for lowercase y was for yarn, which included cats so she LOVED it!. 

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Finding letter Y in different fonts…

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Our finished Letter Y work…

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See more Letter Y ideas on our Y  is for Pinterest board, and even more ABC ideas on my ABC Ideas board!

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See more theme based printables to go with the Letter Y  here!

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See our other Preschool Letter posts featuring Ladybug ~

Letter A, Letter B, Letter C, Letter D, Letter E, Letter F, Letter G, Letter H, Letter I, Letter J

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 Home-Preschool-Letter-O122 Letter-P-Home-Preschool122 Home-Preschool-letter-Q22 Home-Preschool-Letter-R22 

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Home-Preschool-Letter-W_thumb2 Home Preschool Letter X

Visit Preschool Corner to see more home preschool families!

Learning with Ladybug ~ Age 4y, 11m

Home Preschool April 2014 

Welcome to our weekly preschool at home blog feature, Learning with Ladybug!  As you probably know, I scrapped our preschool plan and built a new one based around our current needs.

We have a few main preschool categories, you can read the entire plan here, I will break my weekly posts down by category so you can see what she did each week within a certain area. If we have a letter focus, I will do a separate post to make searching easier.  I will do the same for any themes we do.

See our entire Home Preschool Plan here!

{disclaimer: affiliate links are used in this post}


Spielgaben ~ Play Based Learning

We worked with box 5b in Spielgaben. We made a girl which she was unimpressed with.  She asked to sit up on my table and work on it using the iPad {where the manual is}.  

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I thought the girl was pretty cute, but my real life girl disagreed.

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The “make a pie” lesson was a BIG hit and an awesome learning experience. We worked on patterns and symmetry while creating the pie itself…

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Soring and fractions were also a part of our play time as we created different “kinds”of pie within the pieces.

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Of course she wanted to eat the pie.

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We did a few worksheets from this set, here she was finding the missing piece.

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We have had LOTS of fun with our free play area I have set up now.  The Nature Guide is out a lot, as is the Inspiration Guide.

She loves making crocodiles now…

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She also made the seagull…

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This is her and her house.

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See our Playful Learning with Spielgaben posts here, as well as a discount for my readers!


Messy Fun

This week we made Moon Sand again!  See our original moon sand post here!

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We use our MessMatz for this, and an assortment of goodies always come along to play.

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I dislike homemade moon sand for one reason, it gets moldy when closed after about a week.  Thankfully the huge bag of play sand we bought was cheap so it’s not a big deal.

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All By Myself Preschool Boxes

She spends about an hour in the afternoon playing with her boxes. Usually this hour starts right after lunch, but if she wants to play messy stuff first, I let her.  I am basically requiring her to float between her boxes or the messy play table, or if she wants to be difficult, she can take a nap.  I sneak in to snap photos, but mostly she plays alone.  Sometimes she comes to get me to show me something too.

We haven’t been able to do school on the 5th day recently in the afternoon {when she has her box time} so I only make 4 boxes now.

In her mini sensory bins ~ rocks, lentils, beads, and colored wheat berries.

 

I actually remembered to take photos of her boxes this week!  Here she is posing with Monday {books, garden critters, geo boards, rocks}

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She is always sorting by color, it’s a favorite of hers.

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She loves the mini geo boards.

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On Tuesday ~ {books, colored wheat berries, Large Tinkerbell puzzle, fishing ABCs, frogs on a log}. And a dog.

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With each new day she is also allowed to go back to any of the previous day’s toys.  This week she played with the bugs every day.  They joined her in the wheat berries.

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On Wednesday ~ books, lentils, beads and a string, pet puzzles, interlox

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She made a house out of Interlox, for the critters of course.

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She loves these puzzles.

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Thursday ~ books, beads, stacking cups, old wooden sorting toy from my teaching days, number clip cards and a goofy girl sneaking in the picture!

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Sorting, again!

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See all items that rotate through our boxes here! 

See our Simplifying Sensory Play post here!

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All the Rest

We are currently reviewing the Bible based version of Integrity Time and went back to Letter C is for Cooperation!  I am absolutely in love with the Bible version {full review coming soon}!  The lesson was about the Tower of Babel, the kids loved the blocks we used as the object lesson.

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We talked about cooperation and how when used for the right thing, great things can be achieved. 

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My girl builds animals and people out of everything now.  I am pretty sure this is thanks to Spielgaben. It has been so inspirational for her, sparking her creativity like this. These are magnetic pattern blocks.

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This is a dinosaur {made from our foam blocks}…

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A bird she made out of the cubes Krash had been using to learn area.

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See our LETTER X work here, which was done during the same time as what you see above! Home Preschool Letter X

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