Home Preschool ~ Letter V

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 V

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Her Letter V ABC Basket

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PRINTABLES

Animal ABC lowercase v is for vervet monkey! She dislikes monkeys so this wasn’t her favorite.  Funny thing, monkeys were my absolute favorite as a child!

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We even looked up vervet monkeys on Youtube and she was still unimpressed.  She said they look funny.

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ABC Find It!  We haven’t had the rice bin out in awhile and she was happy to see it!

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This week with our Q-Tip printables, she colored in all of the dots and then added glitter glue dots to them!

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Our All About Reading Pre lesson for lowercase v for vase was a hit since she loves to draw flowers.  She also loves to cut so she cut the entire thing out.

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Our finished Letter V work…

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There isn’t a ton of work for Letter V since we also did our Valentine’s Day fun the same week!


See more Letter V ideas on our V  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 V 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

Home Preschool Letter K Home Preschool Letter L Home Preschool Letter MHome 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

Visit Preschool Corner to see more home preschool families!

Theme Printables U-Z

Theme Printables U through Z

Other Posts in this Series…

Theme Printables A-E

Theme Printables F-J

Theme Printables K-O

Theme Printables P-T


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, Royal Baloo, 123 Homeschool 4 Me, Lawteedah, Our Little MonkeysHomeschool Share, Gift of Curiosity, and Over the Big Moon. {if any of you ladies notice an error/edit 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 UTheme Printables U through Z

Letter VTheme Printables U through Z

Letter WTheme Printables U through Z

Letter XTheme Printables U through Z

Letter YTheme Printables U through Z

 

Letter ZTheme Printables U through Z


    Looking for more printables?

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    Other posts about using THEMES with young kiddos…

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Despicable Me Printable Pack

Despicable Me Printables

When I saw this adorable clipart, I couldn’t resist.  Despicable Me is one of our all time favorite movies and since I hadn’t seen any printable packs, I made one!  I hope many of your Despicable Me fans enjoy this free printable pack, made for Tots – Kindergartners!

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Download the Despicable Me Printables Here!

Clipart is from  ClipArtopia

Looking for more theme based printables, see this post!

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Tot school ~ Letter V

~ Ladybug is 41 Months Old ~Tot-School_thumb3


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V is for Vulture, but I sure don’t have any stuffed vultures for her to play with!  Since we are doing letter baskets now I don’t have a fancy desk set up to share, but here is her Letter V basket…Animal ABC Letter V-2274

She enjoys digging through it, especially to find the puzzle pieces and then magnets.Animal ABC Letter V-2266

Here she was putting all of the magnets on her Letter Vv Dot Fun. 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.Animal ABC Letter V-2269

After it was all out, I arranged it and snapped a pic so you could see what was in it! Alphabet Soup set, ABC peg set, Magnetic Letters, Ladybug Alphabet Puzzle, and more!Animal ABC Letter V-2271

The printable items shown below are all available here on the Animal ABCs webpage. {files are released for free when they are posted on the Totally Tots blog for the ABC feature, letter V is not free yet, but it will be

She was thrilled to do her cutting, and did it with ease!Animal ABC Letter V-2230

We dot painted her letter V…Animal ABC Letter V-2225

Gluing her vultures down…Animal ABC Letter V-2247

She colored all of her vultures and then Krash hid the for her to find…

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She colored and worked on all of her other Letter V extras, I just forgot to take any pics!


We are back to doing All About Reading Pre Level 1 once a week.  I am not expecting mastery from Ladybug, just using this program as a way to expose her to the Big Five Skills.

She totally shocked me this week.  The lesson was sorting 1, 2, and 3 syllable words.All About Reading Syllable Sort-2264

I thought certainly this would be a model and follow lesson.  Oh was I ever wrong.  I showed her one time and she did them all.  After a few cards in I quickly grabbed my phone to take a video!


Learning-Toys_thumbShe is very into making letter with whatever she has.  Here she was showing me the T she made with our Measuring Motors roads…Homeschool-2186

“Wook Mommy, wettah L!”Homeschool-2187

Seeing how much fun she was having, I got out our How to Build an A book and supplies, she loved it!Homeschool-2194

Wedgits building…Homeschool-2204

We made long patterns with learning links. She was unhooking the chains for me so we could use certain colors in our pattern.Homeschool-2206

Our new Color Cubes from Learning Resources were her favorite activity this week!  She sat with me for so long and would have continued if we would have had more time! 

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I am working on a more organized way to manage the apps we use for school time.  An idea I am testing out right now is printables, cut into cards to show the apps I want her working on.  You can see the sleeve of choices to the right on the table.  I DO plan to share this full idea and our feedback as soon as I can.  I will also share the printables and a how-to-make-your-own! Already she was reminded of a beloved app I think she had recently forgotten about, The ABC’s of God.  She saw the image in her choices and picked it first!Homeschool iPad Apps-2256

After sitting at my desk for awhile, she moved to the bean bag! {her purple tray is here, but get it at Michaels if you can, it’s only 4.99 or less with a coupon!} Homeschool iPad Apps-2259

She also loves BINGO Junior and had asked k for a bit of help here…Homeschool-2208

Another iPad favorite is our Readeez videos.  She loves these so much, so do I! {she has the iPad propped up in an old photo frame stand}Homeschool-2215

  • Favorite Apps ~ Part 1
  • Favorite Apps ~ Part 2
  • Our iPad Cases
  • How I Find Free Apps {that usually cost $$}
  • Our Squaretrade Warranty Experience

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    My girl is gonna learn to read simply by sitting in on her brother’s All About Reading and Spelling lessons!  Anytime she sees me doing them with him, she scoots herself close by and just soaks it in.  It really is crazy how drawn she is to this.All About Spelling-2284


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    Ladybug’s week on Instagram {I am using Printsgram to make the layout for the week!}

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    We are 1plus1plus1 on Instagram, follow us here!


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    Friday is our day off and this past one I spent the day CLEANING massively while Daddy hung out with kiddos!  At one point I walked down and saw this…homeschool-2300


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    A Few Popular Tot Posts…

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    • Tot School Blog Roll 2012-2013 will be coming soon!
    • New to linking up here? Read this first! Basics: write a specific post about what you did with your tot, link up the permalink from your post, link back to Tot School within that post, put your tot’s age in months in ( ) like this: (43 months).

  • Tot School ~ Letter Vv

    ~Ladybug is currently 30.5 months old~

     

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    Tot School Printables V is for Volcano

    Letter: Vv

    Object: Volcano

    Vocabulary Development Theme: Landforms

    You can find the printables for this unit here on the Tot School Printables webpage.

    You will see below that she went on a Tot School blitz and wanted to do almost all of her activities in one sitting!  We kept going until she said all done.  A few of them we did again throughout the week too.

    Coloring volcanoes….IMG_6630

    Writing letter Vv, which she insisted was a W, now she knows the difference!IMG_6632

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    Dot painting her letters,IMG_6641

    Tracing in the dry erase center, she did this MANY times!IMG_6644

    We worked on naming landforms and surprisingly, she loved this!IMG_6604

    At a different time, she decided to write “letters” on them by herself.  Earlier one of the activities we did with them was to say the name ‘”waterfall” and I would write the beginning sound on the board on top of the image to emphasize the sound.  She must have liked this because she did it on her own later!IMG_6649

    Numbers on the cookie sheet with magnetic pom poms…IMG_6671

    Numbers again, this time writing them as we count…loving our new click Expo markers{which also work beautifully on the dry erase center}IMG_6859

    Letter Vv printables here!

    Fun Books & Toys for this unit here!Tot School Printables Toys and Books Letter V

     

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    She had non-themed shelves this week, filled with fun learning toys.  I forgot to take a photo of the shelf set up and didn’t get many action shots of her playing!  Here’s what I did capture…

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    Magnetic stacking rings, she was trying so hard to match the picture with me…IMG_6747

    Number Clip Cards, we worked with these together..IMG_6748

    Easel drawing in her new winter hat, which she loves and won’t take off.

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    My girl is having a bit of iPad withdrawal.  She recently dropped it and the screen cracked and spider webbed across.  Boo.  BUT, I bought an awesome warranty from Square Trade and they are fixing it!  I plan to review the process after it is complete, I am actually a bit excited to be able to review their service!  I know how hard it is for people to find good warranties, and although I’d rather not have to use mine, I would love to let you know what I think now that I have to!

    Here’s the last iPad shot I have, of her playing Tickle TapIMG_6471

    I am currently pinning new iPad case options more appropriate to protect it from children, since they use it WAY more than I originally planned.  You can see the ones I am checking out here!  f you have one you love and it can withstand drops, leave me a comment!

    Meanwhile, technology is all around us, here she was watching Speekee Spanish ~ which she still loves and asks for often.IMG_6472

    We did some of our PowerPoint shows together and I taught her how to click the spacebar to advance the slides.  Here she as watching the Colors show.IMG_6479

    She thought she was big stuff.IMG_6484

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    I totally forgot to share her Halloween costume, she was a girly pirate, to match Krash!  We went to our local children’s museum to play and trick or treat a little bit!

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