Monday, September 18, 2017

School with Letter B



  Another successful week completed. Another letter set to memory with learning and fun along the way.  Repetition is key and incorporating it in a variety of ways solidifies the word.  After this week he not only points out the letters he sees he will tell me the b words he learned. This is a ball and it starts with a letter b.

  B kept us busy everyday from bike rides to baseball!  We were not in a shortage of ideas to go outside.


  We did 2 miles on the bike this day.  It was not easy and he wanted to turn back which essentially at that point still would have been 2 miles.  Baseball is a work in progress.  He is a lefty so we got the bat accurate but my throw is not always precise.  He does pretty good though and we need to work desperately on throws and catches.

  He had structured computer time for the alphabet song (somehow he skip's letter j everytime), some letter games and to aid in phonics.


  We pulled out beans and did several different things with them.  He needed to find the letters A-Z in the alphabet soup.  Using a pair of tongs he pulled them out and placed them appropriately.

I am not quite concerned with him pulling them out in order or knowing them.  He doesn't know all of them but this is a good way of getting familiar with them. 

We used the same sheet to match bottle tops with the letter.


He can match the letters together.


Here I called out the object on the sheet and he spelled out the words by finding what letter the object was. Such as r was for ring.

We read some great books just like last week.  One book for although it centered around the winter season we used it to our current advantage!


Boot Weather was about a little girl who out her winter boots on and did more then what the naked eye could see. She was climbing mountains and going through tunnels with her boots and yet still close to home.


He put his boots on and checked out the depth of puddles!


Of course writing is a daily thing.  To make it not seem like work we change up from paper, to the chalkboard or whiteboard.  He writes but his favorite thing is to erase.

 A little indoor fun included bowling and block building.  This intentional play is another thing he likes to do.   Normally he may play with his sisters but, I know he really enjoys when I sit down and directly play with him.



  My craft for the week was trying my hand at making a bean bag.  Now I'm not a professional so and because I couldn't find a needle and thread and I'm not a professional I used stitch witch.


Surprisingly it held up at least that day so I'm happy with that.  I made two and they were played with for a good couple hours.


I had to fit a little food art in the week somewhere.  So my food fun was with lunch.  One day his sandwich became the letter B!

Cheers, to another good week and bring on a new week of adventure, fun and learning! 

40 comments:

  1. There are a bunch of great learning games! What a fun way to be learning! I am trying to teach my two years old daughter to count now. She knows already her colors but counting is still a bit up side down!๐Ÿ˜‚ I will come eventually as long as she is having fun learning it!

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  2. How cool, these look like some fabulous learning games. That B sandwich is too cute.

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  3. These are all such great activities! It is awesome how you were able to incorporate the letter into so many fun things. I'm inspired to try some myself!!

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    1. I hope I can keep it going. Some days will be better then others that's for sure.

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  4. I like the sandwich shaped into a letter B! We used to do it for our girls but it's been awhile. My preschooler is learning about letters and every week they get to bring in a toy that starts with the letter of the week. She gets excited about it!

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    1. Oh I love that idea. I think when they see things not just hear the words they understand it a little better. Are you prepared for all the letters?

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  5. Great ideas for the littles. Thanks for sharing.

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  6. These are all great learning activities for letters! It looks like you had a fabulous time. Hands on is definitely a much better way to learn in my opinion. Great job!

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  7. It looks like you guys had a fun day full of activities. btw, love those rain boots, where did you get them?

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  8. Creative ideas for kids to learn through engagement and not just books. Looks a lot like play which is the best way to enjoy learning, great job!

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  9. Wow! You guys have so much fun while learning all these things! How great is that! ๐Ÿ˜ƒ

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  10. It's so great that you're focusing on letters and spelling for him! Too many kids don't get that kind of start, and it definitely shows when they reach higher grades. :-)

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  11. OMG! This is a perfect way to teach kids letters...as of now my daughter is on Level 1 of writing and now I have got an idea how to go about it :)

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    1. We are slowly writing, sounding out letters and reading basic words.

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  12. You have created such fun learning activities, such a good idea to teach them the letters. Well done!

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  13. I remember the learning to read phase. It was beautiful but I don't miss it! :)

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    1. We are doing a fee new words of flashcards a week and it's requiring a lot of patience from me.

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  14. I love all of these activities but especially the matching ones! I think even my two year old could do that. I'm totally going to try it! Thanks for the great ideas.

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  15. This is really such a great idea for alphabet learning!! Doing the activities starting with that letter is so much fun! ๐Ÿ’™

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  16. Indeed a great way for the kids to enjoy such games like this. I guess during family gathering, I can suggest these games to check.

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  17. I love how structured you are. I never really did stuff like this. It was more playing, daily life skills, and reading together. You have some really great ideas!

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  18. This is so cute. Its been a long time, a really long time, since I was teaching someone the letters of the alphabet, but this post really brings back some fun (and some not so fun) memories.

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  19. Such great ideas! I love to immerse my kids in different areas of study too. It definitely helps them retain the information. We do similar exercises as part of our homeschooling.

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    1. Yes, if they see it and touch it rather just a worksheet it means more.

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  20. Lovely ideas! Being creative for kids learning encourages them to learn and be excited about it.

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  21. This is a great learning activity for kids. Thanks for sharing your thoughts with us.

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  22. This is a great way of learning.It appears more of a fun learning than forced learning. I love the B sandwich. I am gonna use these tips and tricks to train my nephew.
    Shreya

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  23. These are some fun and interesting games with kiddos... You can get involved with them and also teach them :D... It would be a great time for bonding :D

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  24. How great that he is making progress learning the alphabet! I love the letter B sandwich, so original!

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  25. Its so cute to teach kids letters and one at a time. I think ts cute you made a B out of bread.

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  26. Home schoolong needs all mommy brains and some more .Plus oodles of patience.Loved how you made this fun.

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  27. such clever and unique ways to learn. Love how you incorporated the boot story into a real life event. so cool.

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  28. Awesome work and ideas! The games are really going to help it stick.

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  29. Sounds like a lot of great ideas to do. Of course my daughter would love the sandwich with the letter B. Being that we have called her B for the longest time.

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  30. These ideas are great! My 4yo is doing pre-k 3 days a week, so these will be really fun to try the days she is home! :)

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  31. These are all really great ideas to enforce learning the alphabet. Kids always love practical fun things!

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  32. These are such fun and innovative ways to incorporate the alphabet learning. Bookmarked this for my reference. Thanks a bunch! Would love to read more such posts

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  33. These are such a fun way for kids to learn. Did I miss her age? I have 8,5 and 2 year old. I will definitely try these tips with my kids.

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  34. These are some great ideas. The sandwich is cute!

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  35. Sounds Like a great week with the letter B. I like the Bike ride idea, going to share this post with a few friends!

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