Raising Rock Stars Preschool ~ Letter Ii

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Raising Rock Stars Preschool

Our letter this week ~ Ii, our verse:

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See RRSP Letter Ii with Krash here!

Not familiar with RRSP? Read the intro post here!

{disclosure: there are affiliate links in this post}

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She does about 2 RRSP activities per day plus the PowerPoint on most days.

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We used our swatters to have fun with the cards…Home Preschool Letter Ii -3555

We were having SO much fun, Krash came to join us.  Love how Ladybug looks scared of his swatter!  They were giggling like crazy!Home Preschool Letter Ii -3556

 

She likes to color if I color with her,  so I usually join her…Home Preschool Letter Ii -3657

The entire printable unit {everything you see pictured above} is available for FREE!

You can download the entire letter Ii unit for FREE here.

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~ More Letter Ii Work ~

See how we organize our weekly home preschool activities

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Our ABC Find It activities continue to be a favorite. We are using the printables 3 different ways, the first day I let her do a sensory bin search to find all of the little cards and match them to the poster. Home Preschool Letter Ii -3573

Her kitty helped her on the day we used the written word cards to match.

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I made a model I on one geoboard and then challenged her to copy mine.Home Preschool Letter Ii -3885

She loves using the ABC Apps we have during the week.  I love that my cards help me remember to use them!

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Dot painting the inchwormHome Preschool Letter Ii -3561

Making I with the color cubesHome Preschool Letter Ii -3576

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Doing a little tracing with her letter Ii wipe off boardHome Preschool Letter Ii -3588

Got these cute ball magnets at Target and she LOVES them {massive choking hazard for younger tots though}. Here she used them with our Letter I Dot Fun printable…Home Preschool Letter Ii -3603

Reusing the Tot School Printables again, I always pull out the ones she rejected and try again, she loves the stamps now, hated them when we did this curriculum!Home Preschool Letter Ii -3656

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I added in some fun Ice Cream printables to go along with our Letter Ii week.  All of my printables came from Our Little Monkeys and 2 Teaching Mommies!

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Stamping Ii’s on the dots {with intensity!}…Home Preschool Letter Ii -3651

She loves anything to do with cutting and painting, so this ice cream craft was perfect!Home Preschool Letter Ii -3901

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Her work all hung up at the end of the week…Home Preschool Letter Ii -3932

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Find all letter I activities on my I is for… Pinterest board, or on my general ABC Ideas board! Find more theme printable packs to go along with Letter I here!

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Learning Tools We Used…

Visit Preschool Corner to see more home preschool families!

Early Childhood Theme Printables F-J

Theme Printables F through J

Other Posts in this Series…

Theme Printables A-E

Theme Printables K-O

Theme Printables P-T

Theme Printables U-Z


I wrote about my views on using themes with young kids, and there are certainly a LOT of early childhood themes to choose from! When you begin planning, Pinterest and Google can be a bit overwhelming!  I am creating this series to help you with your planning.  I have gathered all FREE theme based printable packs {mainly early childhood focused, tots-1st grade} that I am aware of and sorted them by letter so you can browse through and get ideas all in one place! I did NOT include holiday based packs, simply because there are so many and they are pretty easy to find when holidays roll around.

I have included free printable theme packs from bloggers around the web including; Homeschool Creations, 2 Teaching Mommies, Spell Outloud, 3 Dinosaurs, Confessions of a Homeschooler, Me & Marie Learning, Ooopsey Daisy, All Our Days, Creative Learning Fun, Royal Baloo, 123 Homeschool 4 Me, Lawteedah, Our Little Monkeys, Creative Preschool Resources, Our Country Road, Homeschool Share, Gift of Curiosity, This Reading Mama, and Over the Big Moon. {if any of you ladies notice an error please let me know!}

If the pack was created by another blogger, I listed their {blog name} in the brackets.  If there aren’t any brackets, I made it!

Letter FTheme Printables F

Letter GTheme Printables F through J

Letter HTheme Printables F through J

 

Letter ITheme Printables F through J

Letter JTheme Printables F through J


Looking for more printables?

 Theme-Printables-A-through-E522  Theme-Printables-K-through-O5 Theme Printables P through T Theme Printables U through Z

Alll Printables A to Z 300 Printables Packs from 1plus1plus1equals1

Other posts about using THEMES with young kiddos…

Planning for a Theme Why Themes How to Plan Using Themes

Tot School ~ Letter Ii

~Ladybug is currently 36 months old~


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Here is her desk set up for letter I…IMG_5683

The items in the pocket chart are all available here on the Animal ABCs webpage.  I added iguanas on her desk, and her Iguana on Ice book, which she loved! {files are released for free when they are posted on the Totally Tots blog for the ABC feature, letter I is not free yet, but it will be once it is posted on Totally Tots!}.

Here are some Letter I and Iguana ideas for you…

 

She hasn’t been into her dry erase notebook set-up lately so I switched things up and let her work on the pages this week.  She enjoyed the change! 

She traced her shapes with markers and wanted to color them all in too.  Afterwards, it made a perfect “looking scope".”

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On another day she asked if we could glitter her shapes, so we did!IMG_5656

We used dot stickers with the number sheet to work on counting 1-20 with 1:1 correspondence.IMG_5651

The coloring is always a favorite of hers!IMG_5462

 

Here she is working on Letter I Dot Fun, we used dot stickers this time!  This set is included in the Animal ABC Bundle, or you can purchase the set as a stand alone set for $1.25 on Teacher’s Notebook.IMG_5438

 

She worked with me to make the letter craft, which is basically an open ended project that you can do whatever you want with!  She painted her letter with “snow paint.”   IMG_5503

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The iguana heard that the elephant had a trip to the spa, so he wanted a turn too.IMG_5510

We also added in some finger paint to play with mixing colors!IMG_5535

Special Note: Please read my post about Following the Child’s Lead if you have a tot and need info about this.  All tots are different and what Ladybug is doing may not be appropriate for your child, even if s/he is the same age!


We are taking our All About Reading Pre Level 1 lessons slowly.  I am not expecting mastery from Ladybug, just using this program as a way to expose her to the Big Five Skills.

This week we worked on rhyming in a very fun way, with a mystery bag!  Krash joined us too, so it was tons of giggles!  I found several objects and put them in a bag.  She reached in and grabbed something out and we made up a rhyming word to match {she pulled out a spoon, we said moon}.  At the end we matched up some of the items that rhymed {block/rock}

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She loved the letter page this week!  She dot painted the I green first {her choice}, the she colored the inch worms and we added their scarves.  I brought out some silver glitter to make the snow sparkle too!IMG_5642


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Not much toy play this week, not really sure why.  Here she built a spinny sun with our MagneatosIMG_5555

We played Hullaballoo together, she LOVED it!!!IMG_5735

She got this Princess “computer” for her birthday and she LOVES it.  She sits beside me and “works” on her computer!IMG_5713


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The girl loves the iPad!  Here she was playing Teach Me ToddlerIMG_5627

Playing Junior BINGOIMG_5737

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See all of our iPad app recommendations and other iPad info here!


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On the left she is telling me “no picture Mommy, don’t take a picture of me.”

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Digging for inchworms!IMG_5729 


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More Tot School Links…

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Please put your tot’s age (in months) after it, like this: 1+1+1=1 (41 mos)

Tot School ~ Happy 3rd Birthday!

~Ladybug is currently 36 months old~


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We had Letter I for iguana out and she did a little bit of it, BUT with the very off week we had, she didn’t get to do much, so we will do I again next week.  One thing she loved was cutting up play doh food,IMG_4916

for her iguana…IMG_4921


Ladybug turned three this week, which is part of the reason we had an off week.  Both sets of grandparents drove up for her birthday and we also got our new kitten the day before her birthday!  Quite a fun few days for all of us!

She chose a Captain Barnacles cake {she loves Octonauts}, the grandmas made it together for her!  She was VERY impressed!!!

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She was blessed with many gifts she loves, including some My Little Pony things, a purple ladybug Pillow Pet, and more.  Her favorite seems to be her new Princess light up Scooter!IMG_5362


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She loves Mr Crunch.  I love that it works her little fine motor muscles so well!IMG_4963

She made a vacuum cleaner out of Magneatos, I sure wish it actually worked!IMG_4948

We added some cut up straws to our play doh play, she loved this!IMG_4946

I showed her how you could squeeze the dough out of the straw, more good small muscle work!IMG_4928


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She is in LOVE with the new Easy Readers for our iPad, here she was reading Octonauts to Daddy.

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See all of our iPad app recommendations and other iPad info here!


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More Tot School Links…

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Please put your tot’s age (in months) after it, like this: 1+1+1=1 (41 mos)

Kindergarten with Krash ~ RRSK/Ii, YCR/unit 15, Christmas

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You Can Read: Unit 15 {yes, that, he, get}

RRSK: Letter Ii

Theme of the Week: Christmas


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You can download all of the printables for this unit FREE here on the main RRSK page, just scroll down until you see them!  We have backed off from doing all 10 of the provided activities in the RRSK units.  As he progresses, some items aren’t necessary anymore and either we skip them or go through them quickly.  My main goal in using the RRSK lessons is the Bible work and simple review of other K skills.

He gets really into learning the verses now, we always do the cut-glue page on the second day and really work on the memorization during this time together. 

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Working on the addition worksheet in this unit, he LOVES addition!IMG_8198

 

I don’t have a video of him singing this verse, I need to get one and I will add it back here later!  We sang it to the tune Happy Birthday!

RRSK Letter Ii Printables Here!

If you want early access to printables beyond what I have blogged about, you can see info about purchasing here!  Currently I have units Aa-Nn available in the early access section.


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We used unit 15 from You Can Read.  Here’s a glimpse into some of the You Can Read work he did.  I don’t have many photos because he is doing a lot of the work independently now while I am working with PacMan. 

Building his words, his least favorite activity!IMG_8084

Connecting words to make shapes…IMG_8163

Dot painting words…IMG_8199

 

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Check out Word Play ideas here, and add yours!


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We enjoyed lots of Christmas themed work during December, here’s a small peak at some of K’s work.

Snowman activity from Walking by the Way…IMG_8085

Color by Number from Heidisongs Resource…IMG_8282

Read & Write the Room from my Nativity Printable Pack..IMG_8285

He was a shepherd for our church Nativity play!  A very cute and crazy shepherd!IMG_8341


We began reviewing All About Reading Level 1 awhile ago, and Krash continues to make consistent progress.  You can read more about why we are choosing to review this homeschool reading program here in our “Current Curriculum” post {see FAQ}.

I wrote a lot about our initial thoughts and experiences with AAR in his last Kindergarten with Krash post.

Here’s a couple of pics PacMan took one day while Krash was reading to me.  The book comes with the AAR program and contains all of the short books within it.  IMG_8204

He really enjoys these stories, they are cute!IMG_8212


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We had fun working on our See the Light art lesson.  I bought the boys both the Christmas {The Gift of Love} and Easter {The Cross Maker} DVDs and we did one of the lessons on the Christmas DVD back in December.  IMG_8069

Pac enjoyed it much more than Krash, but K completed his and enjoyed using the blacklight at the end!…IMG_8079

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iPad learning fun.  So glad Pac is now able to pick up my camera and snap pics now.  He gets some good natural moments with me actually in them!IMG_8059

I get asked a lot about our new case-it’s the Trident Kraken II and yes we love it!IMG_8178

Educational iPad Apps here!


A few items we used…

Visit Preschool Corner {& 5K too} for more fun learning ideas!