Raising Rock Stars Preschool ~ Letter Nn

Raising Rock Stars Preschool Letter N

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 ~ Nn, our verse: No one can serve two masters.

Krash colors his verse, he really loves coloring now, a BIG change from just months ago!! IMG_8431

After he cuts out his vocabulary cards, we put them in his RRSP Notebook together. He was pointing to what I called out… IMG_8435

Checking to find things that are taller or shorter than the verse.

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I love seeing him seated at his desk working hard ;-).

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Another day, working on his letter tracing…IMG_8734

Working on his treasure box, he loved the glitter glue part!!! We had my iPod playing too, he was singing along to Treasure {our RRSP song of the week}IMG_8739

Reading his book to me, sitting in the bean bag, of course.IMG_8741

 

 

 

 

We continue to use our RRSP PowerPoint shows. I didn’t get any shots of him this week!

The Power Point lessons are located in the Members Only section. You can see a video here showing a PowerPoint lesson. You can learn more about the Members Only section here. The entire printable unit {everything else you see pictured above} is available for FREE on the main RRSP page…

You can download the entire letter Nn unit here.

Nn Lesson Plan… Nn Lesson Plan Included is our exact plan, with links to everything we used. Page 2 is blank in case you don’t do exactly what we do! You can download the PDF file on the Nn page!


 

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

He did one drawing, an egg, from his Kumon Drawing book this week. {we are going through this book and keeping them all together in 1 notebook}. IMG_8453

We are loving our ABC Twiggles membership, Krash loves so many different things about it! He really surprised me by loving this particular worksheet. I honestly thought he would fight me on it. He loved finding all of the “N” nuts for the squirrel ~ using his BatMan stamper was an added bonus. ;-)

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Nn’s on a Play Doh matIMG_8607

We did a few fun letter of the week activities. IMG_8613IMG_8446IMG_8444

We are continuing our ABC Crafts, here is his N is for Nest…IMG_8542

We continue to love our Grasshopper ABC kit! Krash LOVED the letter building activity on the dry erase board.

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For the 1st time ever, he spontaneously wrote letters!!! Thank you Grasshopper!!!IMG_8565 After writing for a bit, Pac Man began to show him how to put a body on his stick person!IMG_8581

He worked on shapes with our shape puzzles…IMG_8748

ABCs were reviewed using Jolanthe’s matching set. After matching them up, we walked the line while singing the ABC song!

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star boxes

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

Our 3 STAR boxes for the week: Magneatos… and the rest were ignored because he played with Magneatos every day!IMG_8515IMG_8615 See our full Magneatos review here, with a link also to the monthly giveaway!

game timeOur game this week was Super Why ABC. This was a repeat for us, you can see where I wrote details about this game here. Krash continues to LOVE this game!

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See more of our favorite preschool games here.

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

We have added silent reading back into our daily routine. Our bean bag makes reading time TONS more fun {although we simply must get another bean bag now…trading days produces much whining}. The boys both have silent reading time that begins when I go upstairs to get Ladybug ready for her nap. I then come down and clean up from lunch, while they keep reading. IMG_8533

We have much more space in our new schoolroom, even room for some gymnastics! Krash learned how to do a head stand!

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Krash is loving the new easel and is drawing on it daily. Pac Man is a great encourager and teaches him how to draw many things! {yes, he put his shirt on backwards-I was just happy he dressed himself!}IMG_8720

 

Moms fav While away, he finally learned to really swim! He made it across the pool several times on his own, finally learning how to swim with his face in and come up for air!

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Do ya think he’s proud of himself?IMG_8121

 

 

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More Preschool Links…

Be sure to visit Preschool Corner to see all of the other amazing home-preschool moms!

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Something Special ~ Fall Tree Craft

something special

Fall Tree Craft



I was inspired by searching through old Crafty Corner posts from Totally Tots, and chose a fall tree craft I thought all of my kiddos would enjoy {it was from this post}.  I was right {which rarely happens}.  They all loved it!

We painted the paper towel tubes {I helped Ladybug use dot paint for hers}IMG_8894

Then the kids made their “ground” while the tubes dried a bit, Ladybug dot painted her ground all by herself and really enjoyed it!IMG_8902

I picked up a pack of thin leaves at Dollar Tree last week, we used these for the actual leaves.IMG_8911

The kids had a grand time positioning their leaves, just-so.IMG_8921IMG_8924

Ladybug was thrilled with the placement I helped her with! ;-) IMG_8918

The end result…the most gorgeous fall decorations I have ever had!IMG_8953

Thanks to Ramblings of a Crazy Woman for the inspiration for this fall craft!

See more…

Raising Rock Stars ~ David and Goliath

David & Goliath

We continue to read the Bible daily to the kids each morning and have made it up to David & Goliath!  Of course we had to stop and have a family RRS family night based on this awesome story.  My Krash is quite the warrior himself so this is a VERY favorite story of his!

Daddy sat in the bean bag and read them the story {as a review} from a children’s book we have. IMG_8787

Of course we had to reenact the story!  I picked up a shield from the Dollar Tree last week and brought it out to surprise them.  The boys took turns being David & Goliath…

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Even Ladybug got in on the action, with Daddy helping her be David, throwing stones at Krash who was Goliath!

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We then went to the table to color together, even Ladybug colored some for the first time!  Krash also did a maze, and Pac Man did a word search.  We all colored!

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Ladybug was proud of everyone, high fives all around!IMG_8856

For their movie this evening, they watched Veggie Tales, Dave and the Giant Pickle.

Resources used this week:

Visit theRaising Rock Stars Webpage to download your own notebook pages and to see links to previous Rock Stars posts!

Preschool Printable ~ Shapes Around Me

This Preschool Printable is focused on identifying shapes in the environment. I made small cards with 4 items each…all of the same shape.  The idea is to look at the card and identify the shape of the items…then find the correct shape and lay {or velcro} it onto the card!

IMG_8053 To prepare…

  • laminate all pieces if possible
  • cut out each card with images on it
  • cut out each individual shape
  • attach velcro if desired

This printable can lead to tons of discussion and further learning.  Have fun!

You can download the Shapes Around Me Preschool Printable here!

More Preschool Links…

Be sure to visit Preschool Corner to see all of the other amazing home-preschool moms!

Tot School

~Ladybug is currently 16.5 months old~

It was transition week last week so we had no formal Tot School.  We had a TON of playing in the new schoolroom though!  We are currently at the beach on vacation, so we will have a Tot School @ the beach post next week.  Although I love vacation, I am SO excited to get back to our routine in our new room!!!!

 Learning Toys

I think our Bristle Blocks come out every day, they are such a LOVED toy!  The kids were given 4 boxes of adorable mini animals from a friend who has a mom who was a former Preschool teacher…they are in love!IMG_6758

Pac loves to build our nesting blocks for her, it’s a race to see if he can get them all up before she knocks them over…IMG_6695He lost!IMG_6694

Techy Tot Ladybug is very into www.starfall.com right now, and loves watching it!  Krash is old enough to navigate it, so he was running it for her, while sitting in our bean bag {from ahhprods.com}!IMG_6724

Life SchoolOur good friends came over to see the new school room and Ladybug enjoyed showing off her new signing skills to Drew…IMG_6662 She also showed off her ne step climbing skills…IMG_6671

 

Moms Favorite

How precious is she, laying in our bean bag chair?  She LOVES this thing.  She was watching a bit of Praise Baby and chillin’.  She loves Praise Baby DVDs too.IMG_6561