Raising Rock Stars Preschool ~ Letter Bb

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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 ~ Bb, our verse: Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called sons of God.Bb

We are working on the sight word portion of RRSP now more than ever, as he finally has a natural interest! Here he made the word using letters from our floor puzzle, as he looked at the mini card and the verse page.  He then found the word in the verse.


I had him build his verse in our mini pocket chart before taping it together this week…IMG_6428

He colored the word “they” from our Color by Number Sight Word set…IMG_6478

I cut out the dove pieces for him as he cut out the verse.  Then we worked together to glue it all into the base sheet.  Something so simple but he really enjoyed this!IMG_6487

Here’s the photo of his work from the week before I cleared it off {links to the non-RRSP sheets are below}!IMG_6497

{top left: Bb sheet from ABC Twiggles, Middle left: Color by Number Bat}


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 Bb unit here.

RRSP Bb lesson plan is also on the same webpage!  Bb Lesson Plan Included is our exact plan {although I stray from my plan often}, with links to everything we used. Page 2 is blank in case you don’t do exactly what we do!

in the box

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

He worked on his B is for Butterfly Play Doh pageIMG_6415

We used our mini pocket chart to do sound sorting with cards from Homeschool CreationsIMG_6303

We began with a new idea this week, one that hit me moments before I went to bed the night before!  I wrote a large Bb on our easel and all week we added things that start with the letter B.  This was great for Ladybug too who knew B by the end of the week!!!  The photo on the right shows the day we dug through our sticker box to find things that start with B!

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He really enjoyed the Bb search from COAHIMG_6426


When we first reviewed the Guidecraft Animal Train Sort and Match, Krash didn’t care for it.  I can say that has certainly changed!  He loves it now!  We have played with it in a variety of ways.  On the left he is trying to figure out which card I built while he wasn’t looking.  On the right he is building a “secret” card for me to figure out!

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techy time

His new FAVORITE…iPod School Time!!!  I found a few new apps for him now that he has advanced some.  A very simple, very cheap favorite is TeachMe Kindergarten.  He started with TeachMe Toddler and it was too easy for him, so I bought the next one.  He is LOVING it!!!  Currently it is only 99 cents, SO worth it!!IMG_6332



Moms favMy baby boy got to try skiing for the first time!  We were given an amazing gift from a friend and the boys got to go away with Daddy for a few days! ;-)IMAG0107


More Preschool Links…

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

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~any non-RRSP Letter Bb posts will be deleted.

Color by Number Sight Words

I recently saw an awesome idea involving sight words on another blog, which led to emails between us!  Although Annie created her own set of printables for her daughter {and to share} she also gave me her blessing to make a set to go along with my RRSP program!  Mine are a bit different than hers, but many of the words will be the same.  I invite you to check out hers also to see which design will better suit your child!  If you are looking for other sight words, she probably has those, her set has more!

Free Color By Number Sight Word Printables

This set includes include all of the sight words introduced in the RRSP program…

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Color By Number Sight Words see can Color By Number Sight Words the and Color By Number Sight Words you your

Color By Number Sight Words away do Color By Number Sight Words down one Color By Number Sight Words good not

Color By Number Sight Words in he Color By Number Sight Words me my Color By Number Sight Words said we Color By Number Sight Words to go

As you can see, I made them 2 per sheet, mostly because Krash doesn’t like to color huge things and I thought he would enjoy the smaller version, and he does!  I made the color words in color, but if your child is already reading color words, you could print in gray scale for a bigger challenge!  These are a great review of colors, number ID, and lowercase letter ID as well as sight words!  I provided a place for the child to trace the word also.


After Krash colors his word, I am cutting the right side off to make a set of flashcards for him.  For this reason, I print mine white cardstock to make them a little sturdier.  You could also laminate them—I haven’t decided if we will or not!

I hope you enjoy these, you can find the entire set here on my website.  If you are having trouble printing PDF files, this post might help you!

Ordinal Numbers 1st-5th ~ PowerPoint Show

I am finally getting around to sharing the various PowerPoint shows that are available to my PowerPoint members, in addition to the Raising Rock Stars Preschool shows and the USA Geography show.  Those are the 2 big sets, but there are also several individual shows that I have never shared much about!

This is a simple show that works on teaching and reinforcing ordinal numbers 1st-5th.  Target audience would be about ages 3-5.

Ordinal Numbers

Here is a simple video of me walking you through the show quickly.  Obviously if I were doing it with a child, I would go much slower!

Included also is a set of simple printables that can go along with teaching this concept.  You can use the printables to go up through 10th if your child has mastered 1st-5th.  I included the words first-second-third… also in case your child is really doing well with this concept.

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See more about joining the Members Only PowerPoint section here.1 members only2

See specific details about what exactly is included and what is coming soon here.

Do you have trouble finding with printing PDF documents you download from my site?  This post might be able to help you!

Tot School ~ 21 1/2 Months

~Ladybug is currently 21.5 months old~



I tried something new this week with Ladybug.  I hid Ladybug’s rotated Tot School toys in her princess tent. She seemed to really like playing in there with her “new” toys for the week.IMG_6267

She is very into her puzzles lately and is really good at doing them!  She loves the chunky puzzles, here she is working on the farm puzzle, & stacking the pieces!

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The pet sounds puzzle is a big hit too, she loves the sounds!IMG_6200


This week I worked on throwing with her.  She needs work on gross motor skills and her balance is a big issue.  I used a laundry basket and some soft indoor balls.  She threw them into the basket-requiring tons of balance!  Then she squatted to get them out.  She really enjoyed this game, but the balance aspect was really difficult and challenging for her {which is a GOOD thing}.IMG_6252


She continues to play with our Wedgits almost daily!IMG_6236

My mom made her these little stars {because she is obsessed with stars}, they are similar to her color squares.  She spent loads of time stuffing them into this container and then pouring them out again.

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She still digs through K’s star boxes, really loving when these fishing ABCs are inside!  Her favorite thing is to line them up like this!!IMG_6225



She LOVES straws and LOVES this container, it’s a perfect match!  IMG_6280



I added these heart sticks  {got them at Dollar Tree last year}to our Valentine’s Day Bin and she loved them!!!  She spent loads of time practicing her beading skills.  Solid sticks like this are great for beginning beading practice {rather than a flimsy string}.IMG_6369




Krash did letter Bb for his RRSP lesson this past week and one of the new activities we did was searching through our sticker bin to find items that start with B.  Ladybug joined us and LOVED the stickers.  She had fun with them all week too, taking them on and off of the chart!  She has the b-b-b-b sound down now too!IMG_6399


Playing with Play Doh while K did his play doh letter B…IMG_6404


Practicing balance skills on our jumpy ring {this is from Target a few years back from their summer section}IMG_6450

Oh my little bookworm.  This girls LOVES books.  I never even knew a child could love books as much as she does.  The boys liked books but not like this!  Here are a few of her reading moments I captured this past week…

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She especially loves our new Valentines Day book collection and any book featuring Lightening McQueen.

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Once again, many reading moments take place in our awesome bean bag chairs !


Moms Favorite

These are K’s old boots, boots he was OSESSED with, now she is too!!!

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 More Tot School Links…

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Tot School Ideas by Ages

For years people have asked me if I had my Tot School posts sorted by ages somewhere and I have always had to say no, until now!Tot School Ideas


I finally created a page on my website, with direct links to all of my Tot School posts, organized by age!  I have only completed through 23 months but am in the process of going all the way to K’s very last Tot School posts around age 47 months. There is a link to this page from the homepage of my website and also a button in my sidebar here on the blog.  I am working on getting additional links on my sites-it’s hard to keep up!

The page looks like this, starting with my Tiny Tot posts…image


I include a few favorite Tot School toys for that specific age group in an Amazon widget too, in case you are looking for age specific toy ideas.image


Krash began “Tot School” when he was about the age Ladybug is now, so you will see double posts beginning then, like this…image


I hope this page helps many of you, I am working on the older ages and hope to have those done soon.  I will link them up at the bottom when they are complete!