Kindergarten at Home ~ Letter O, Reading, Math, & More!

I am teaching young children again! Not my own children this time, but the children of a very good friend. See our original post about this adventure here. Each week I plan to share our plans, which I did for Letter O here, and I also plan to share after our week is done so you can see my students in action!

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I am excited to share all about our fifteenth week together, with a focus on the LETTER O! In addition to a letter focus each week we do several other things, which I will also share with you. Since I only have my students two days a week {3 hours each day}, we cram a lot into a short time! I also provide their parents with activities to do at home.

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All About Reading Level 1

My students used All About Reading Pre-reading during the first half of the year and after using the placement test from AAR in December, I could see that they were ready to begin Level 1! One of my students is almost 5 and the other is almost 6, and they are academically typical for those ages. We do the same lessons together, but I expect different from each of them.

This week we did lessons 5 & 6. It is so fun watching them learn to read!

 

Letter O Fun

We enjoyed several different activities, most from my site! I will link everything we used below! These are the plans I share with their parents {and also use myself to keep on track}:

The Letter O activities shown below are included with our Ultimate PreK/Kindergarten @ Home Membership – which is the best way to get your hands on everything we offer, see the cost savings here!

Below you can see AK and Ki doing the following activities:

 

 


Raising Lil Rock Stars Letter O

While the kids color I tell them the story and we review the items on the display board {shapes, colors, numbers}. They also do tracing at home for homework and take the verse bracelet home!


Letter O Toys & Puzzles

I love setting up fun letter displays and playing with the items. See more ideas here!

 

The kids enjoy playing with the toys and reading the books. Another hands-on activity I have them do is bring in objects from home that begin with the letter we are studying. Each week I take a photo of them with the objects they bring in and then I edit it and we have a photo album of each letter! Here’s their letter O photo:

 

Letter O Books

We read tons of books featuring the Letter O! See all of our Letter O book ideas here!

 

Math

For math, I am selecting goals to focus on and using activities to work on those goals. I have been creating several activities to help with their goals, which you can download for free here on our math resources webpage. These are the plans I share with their parents {and also use myself to keep on track}:

Below you can see photos of them working on:

You Can Read Word Family AN

We are using You Can Read Word Families in addition to our reading lessons. Word families are a great way to build confidence in reading CVC words. It also helps us review rhyming, and focus on word patterns. We are taking 2 weeks for each word family, this week we started the _aN family. These are the plans I share with their parents {and also use myself to keep on track}:

 

Over in the Arctic Literature Unit

We usually focus on a literature unit for 2 weeks, as a fun extension. This week we started Over in the Arctic! We loved learning about arctic animals and we even made snow! These are the plans I share with their parents {and also use myself to keep on track}: