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 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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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!

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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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Home Preschool ~ Letter X

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 X

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Her Letter X ABC Basket

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Since I didn’t really have a special theme in mind I set up a quick shelf stemming off of X-rays featuring our doctor play stuff and body books! I also pulled out our Doc McStuffins printables.  She loved it!

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CRAFTS

I got this cute idea and printable here. She colored the top to look like her.

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We used white to make an X-Ray on the black paper!

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Saw this idea here, to write X’s in white crayon before she painted with watered down black!

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I saw this idea here first, to make a Q-tip X ray of her hand and arm, she loved this!

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PRINTABLES

 

ABC Find It!  We used bird seed to bury the image cards in!

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I have a few letter X printables for her to choose from.  She really enjoys these letter dot to dots.

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She loved completing this letter X dot fun page with her tiny Spielgaben circles.

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Our All About Reading Pre lesson for lowercase x was for the sound of “x” in ax.  She had a blast making wood pieces.

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Finding words with the “x” sound in them.

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Our finished Letter X work…

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See more Letter X ideas on our X  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 X  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-O12 Letter-P-Home-Preschool12 Home-Preschool-letter-Q2 Home-Preschool-Letter-R2 

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Home Preschool Letter W

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Learning with Ladybug ~ Age 4y, 10.5m

Home Preschool March 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!

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Spielgaben ~ Play Based Learning

We continued our work with box 5 in Spielgaben, which contains cubes and triangular prisms.  We only did one official lesson again this week, creating a birthday cake while learning about octagons.

Learning the shapes that work together to create a small octagon…

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Then a bigger octagon…

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Then for a birthday cake!  We used pieces from other Spielgaben sets for the decorations.

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Blowing out the “candle” on her cake!

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Then silly girl wanted to “eat” the cake…

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We have had LOTS of fun with our free play area I have set up now.  One day she asked to put together the spinning shapes again {she first did it here}.  She had the best time making her own papers for the shapes and spinning them.

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More cats.  She always makes cats.

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I set up the Nature Guide on my iPad for her and she was THRILLED! 

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After she completed the ladybugs, she chose a crocodile!

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Messy Fun

I don’t always follow my plan.  It is my goal to make something new each week, but I did not.  She played with Play Dough again.

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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 ~ buttons, pom poms, shells and bird seed.

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There’s always a few books in each box, and many days that’s the first thing she goes for.  She is definitely a book lover!Home Preschool -5333

I wanted to get a shot of her naturally playing, and she jumps in her bin and cheeses for me!

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The pom  poms and the grabbers were a big hit.  She has loved these grabbers for a long time!

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She has a cute little pony set from Playmobil and I keep it bagged up and surprise her in her boxes every so often.  It keeps it fresh and exciting when she gets it!

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She always plays her own special way, often combining toys together.  Below she had little foam shapes {from Target awhile back}, Froggy Feeding Fun, Fraction Puzzles {she was using them as feeding troughs for the horses}, and the Playmobil set!

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Sorting buttons was a big hit, all her idea!

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Enjoying her books, again.

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Her Automoblox “limousine.”

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Those are the muffins from the mini muffin match up set.  She had them in all sorts of our containers!

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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 B is for Behavior!  I am absolutely in love with the Bible version {full review coming soon}! 

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The characters are a big favorite.

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For the object lesson, we took pom poms and the printable target provided and used this as a way to talk about how even when we love God, we often miss the mark.

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Needless to say, they loved this lesson and we had some great discussion throughout. 

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See our LETTER W work here, and Wall-E here, which was done during the same time as what you see above!

Home Preschool Letter W  Wall-E Preschool Fun

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