Archives for April 2011

Raising Rock Stars Preschool ~ Letter Gg

Krash has officially begun Kindergarten so we are just doing portions of our remaining RRSP units. You can read more about his Kindergarten plans here! You can see our new Kindergarten with Krash posts also!

Raising Rock Stars Preschool Letter G

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!

Our letter this week ~ Gg, our verse: Go into all the world and preach the gospel to every creature.Gg

This face cracks me up, he is always disappointed when the verse is shorter than he is.IMG_1223


IMG_1292He isn’t doing all of the printables anymore but he is still enjoying the PowerPoint lessons!


You can download the entire letter Gg unit here.


I am no longer doing specific lesson plans since K is now in transition into Kindergarten {read more here}. RRSP-Blank-Lesson-Plan_thumb8_thumbYou can download blank copies of the lesson plan on the Cc page here!


More letter Gg fun…


Gg is for Goat color by numberColor by Number...G is for Goat


Gg is for Goat, Tot School Printables unit…


Letter Gg Printable for Toddlers


Gg Crafts from Totally Tots {click on the images}


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Gg is for Gumball from COAH…image


Gg is for Gorilla from Spell Outloud…image


More Preschool Links…

















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

Do you have a blog post featuring this unit-RRSP Letter Gg? Link your exact post below, choose a thumbnail showing the program in action for your link! ~any non-RRSP Letter Gg posts will be deleted

Rhyming Words PowerPoint & Printables

I have a new PowerPoint show available in the Members Only section, featuring Rhyming Words. Rhyming Words PowerPoint Show

Here is a video showing the show as I was doing it with Krash…

I also made a simple set of flashcards to practice using the same images from the show.  These are available for FREE here in my Alphabet printables section.Rhyming Words Printables


You can access this show in the Members Only section of my website.  If you are not a member already, you can learn more info here.  See what is in the Members Only section now and what is coming soon here!


Princess Preschool Pack

Princess Printables

I must admit, making the Princess Preschool Pack was fun.  I am not even planning to use it any time soon, but it was just simply fun. When I found this adorable clipart designed by Stockberry Studio {a BIG favorite of mine} I knew I had to make a theme pack!

Princess preschool Pack

The whole modern day princess idea can sometimes get all twisted around in my opinion, but the Biblical aspect of being a princess is something I want my little girl to embrace. I hope many of your little girls love it and learn their value in God’s eyes as you let them explore how awesome it is to be the daughter of a KING!

I went a little nuts with this one and even developed a few new ideas.  There are many skills included that would make portions of this pack good for tots, some good for preschoolers, and some for Kindergartners.  Just choose the parts your child would enjoy!Princesses

I made a few more worksheet type things than normal…mostly because I personally was getting tired of all the cutting and laminating.  I wanted to try out the idea of slipping things in sheet protectors and using dry erase crayons/markers.   I tried to make most of the worksheets with light gray boxes so you could still cut things out into pieces if your child prefers that.


You can download the entire

Princess Preschool Pack here on my website for free


Don’t have a girl?  No Worries!  My pal Jolanthe created a Knights & Castles Preschool Pack too!  Here is a peek at hers, I will be using it with Krash!!!

Knight Pack Collage


See more Preschool Packs and Tot Books/Packs here…

Preschool Packs  Totbookbutton150

Word Wall

Portable Word Wall

{disclaimer ~ affiliate links are used in this post}

What is a Word Wall?

Here is an official definition from Wikipedia.  Here is another article about word walls. Basically it is a place to display words a child has learned or is learning.  We use ours for high frequency words in Kindergarten, only putting up words as they are learned.

We use a tri-fold foam board {ours was $10 from Target} for our Word Wall, it looks like this…IMG_0785

For the letters I found these Elmer’s sticky ABCsimage

They were wonderful because I could move them around until I had the exact placement and then I glued them down with a glue stick.

For the words, I am using the cards from the You Can Read printables, printed on cardstock and laminated.



They are hooked to the board using tiny Velcro dots, which I bought in bulk from here.  I used velcro so we can take the words off at any times to play games and review.IMG_1141


After Krash has a good knowledge of the word, we add it to the word wall, and review often.  Review is especially important as the list of words grows.

I do not put word family words on this board {cat, mat, rat, sat, etc.}, just his basic sight words that I want him to be able to identify without sounding out, just by sight.

In the past I have had our word wall up on our actual wall, similar to how I did it in the classroom.  You can see my post about when I transitioned to portable word walls.  I like the idea of it being up on the main wall, but I like the idea of being able to better interact with the words using the portable word wall.

Do you have a word wall in your homeschool classroom?  If you have a  post showing it, please leave a comment with the link so we can check it out!

Tot School ~ Letter Ee

~Ladybug is currently 24 months old~



Tot School Printables E is for Egg

Letter: Ee

Object: Eggs

Vocabulary Development Theme: Food/Kitchen {and a continuation of birds}

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

We used our Leapfrog letters again, she was really excited when she realized the letters matched ;-).

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This week we also used our new homemade play dough to make the letters too, she liked this!Foam Letters with Play Dough


She enjoyed this so much, we did it on a few different days!  After working on our letter, we just played with the play dough!IMG_2334


For our vocabulary development theme, I gathered as many kitchen items as I could find to match with her cards.  She really enjoyed this!



She actually did the shadow matching this week!!IMG_2395


I did the puzzle for her a few times, but she got very frustrated when trying to do it herself 😉IMG_2397

She did a lot of dot painting again,IMG_2197

She loved dot painting the Ee objects!!!IMG_2325

I created the first set of add-ons for the Tot School Printables program, for now these will only be available to download within my blog posts.  Eventually I may create a separate area for the “extras” but for now you can download the first set here, which includes review flashcards {in color or BW} for letters A-H, as shown below…IMG_2342Ladybug really enjoyed these and had a great time finding the letter I asked her to show me!  She is really proud of the letters she knows!!!IMG_2343

Letter Ee printables here!

Tot School Printables Toys and Books Letter E


Each week we have a focus color, that goes along with our Tot School Printables unit, his week it was orange.  I pulled out our orange drawer of stuff for her to explore and she loved it.IMG_2170

Here she was putting her large beads onto a straw {I shoved something into the end to make them stay}.IMG_2264

She got this adorable game for her birthday from a friend and she LOVES it!

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We are currently reviewing Twisters & Twister Curves from Guidecraft and this is her favorite thing to do with them…IMG_2184


Another awesome consignment sale find, the wooden ABC bookIMG_2318


An old favorite, the piggy bankIMG_2681


We began cutting this week, with her very own pink Koopy scissors.  She is doing really well but still needs my help for the most part.IMG_2400


We got out our shape viewers to work on shapes this week instead of using the cards form our Tot School Printables unit.  She really enjoyed these!!!




tub of fun

She loved playing with our bird sensory bin several time this week, so did Krash!IMG_2381



This week she watched many PowerPoints again!  She is really enjoying the new rhyming words show, even though I actually created it for Krash!.IMG_2469



They are both loving our new Leapfrog movie, Math Adventure to the Moon, of course chilling out in their bean bags.


Moms Favorite

Pac Man’s birthday was Friday and she was really digging the whole idea of another cake!!!IMG_2645  IMG_2640IMG_2649  IMG_2652