This week was much better for us.
I started the week with a freshly organized desk and some work prepared for the week. I thought out those things I would like Mason to accomplish and had them ready Sunday evening. This worked out well for me, so I may begin to try Sunday evenings as my planning time.
As a part of math this week, we worked on identifying and naming 3-dimensional objects. I found a good set of printable 3-D flashcards at mrprintables.com. I introduced these cards a few weeks back. This week Mason took each card and went around the house to find objects to match the shape.
We fudged a little on the pyramid item (pizza slice). It turned out really difficult to find a true pyramid!
After collecting all the different objects, Mason then went on to build a “sculpture”. This was great because after completing his creation, he told me about it by identifying the names of each of the elements. For example, instead of saying here is the paint bottle, he said – here is the cylinder, cube, etc. This was a very fun way to practice naming 3-dimensional objects. It was also challenging to find items from around the house. I had fun helping with this.
3-Dimensional Shape Naming & Identifying
- This is the activity described above. Review 3-D flashcards and then find objects in the house that are those 3-D shapes.
- Add some fun by then taking the 3-D items and make a “sculpture” from them. Then name each item in the sculpture using the 3-D shape name.
- Page 11 & 18, in the All About Fall pack from servingjoyfully.com, are two cute trace and color sheets. Madison enjoyed the sheets as well!
- The preschool calendar notebook pages from RoyalBaloo.com are a great set of printables. We are not good at tracing the date each day. Mason tends to enjoy doing them more than one at a time. He went back to them this week, finishing the numbers for all of September and most of October.
(September, October, and November are currently available here.)
- Using a set of Blue’s Clues story sequencing cards, four cards are given and must be placed in correct story sequence by looking at the scene on the card. This is helpful not only to see if a child can recognize a storytelling sequence, but also to see if left to right reading is occurring.
- For this activity, letters are written in chalk on the driveway. I chose letters that pertained to three or four word families we had been working on, as well as letters for Mason’s name and a few other sight words.
- Then I give a word and Mason jumps on the letters to spell that word. After a while, Mason likes to choose the words and spell them.
Sight Word Sundaes
- This is a cute printable that gives another fun way to practice sight words. Normally, Mason would build his own Sight Word Sundae and say the words as we take it apart. Lately Mason hasn’t wanted to build a sundae, but if I build one he will read the words from mine. Works for me!
(click here for Sight Word Sundae download)