Kindergarten at Home ~ Letter N, 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 N here, and I also plan to share after our week is done so you can see my students in action!

Looking for Past Weeks?

I am excited to share all about our fourteenth week together, with a focus on the LETTER N! 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.

Affiliate links are used in this post.

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 4 1/2 and the other is 5 1/2, and they are academically typical for those ages. We do the same lessons together, but I expect different from each of them. It was an exciting week as they read their first story from the reader! I just love the All About Reading books, made even better now that they are in color!

 

Letter N 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 N 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 N

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 N 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 N photo:

 

Letter N Books

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

 

Math

For math, I am selecting goals to focus on and using activities to work on those goals. After assessment in December, I realized we needed to work on identifying, writing, and ordering numbers 1-20. I created several activities to help with this, 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 AT

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 finished up the _at family. These are the plans I share with their parents {and also use myself to keep on track}:

 


When it Starts to Snow Literature Unit

We usually focus on a literature unit for 2 weeks, as a fun extension. These are the plans I share with their parents {and also use myself to keep on track}:

 

Our activity had a word from their current All About Reading lesson {the} so we used the card from AAR and found the word “the” together!

Free Play

They love playing with my toys, I am so glad I kept my favorites! The Learning Resources Sorting Pie is a favorite, and yes, my cat almost always plays with them! Wedgits are another favorite! You can also see AK making a tall tower with our Cuisenaire Rods.


One thing I don’t mention often is that they have a snack break midway through our time together. I use this time to set up our activities for the last half of the time. While I do this. they watch Leapfrog Letter Factory or Leapfrog Phonics Farm. Yes, we repeat those two consistently. My own kids learned their letters and sounds quickly thanks to these DVDs!

Letter M Learning in Action

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 M here, and I also plan to share after our week is done so you can see my students in action!

Looking for Past Weeks?

I am excited to share all about our thirteenth week together, with a focus on the LETTER M! 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.

Affiliate links are used in this post.

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 4 and the other is 5, and they are academically typical for those ages. We do the same lessons together, but I expect different from each of them.

 

Letter M 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 M 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 M

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 M 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 M photo:

 

Letter M Books

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

 

Math

For math, I am selecting goals to focus on and using activities to work on those goals. After assessment in December, I realized we needed to work on identifying, writing, and ordering numbers 1-20. I created several activities to help with this, 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}:

Their favorite activity is Roll and Trace. We began with numbers 5-10, but will continue to increase the numbers each week.

We started work on our number activity book.

 

I created these Cut and Glue Number Order worksheets but I laminated ours and added velcro dots so we could use them over and over again! We do one a day and they also take them home for homework.

 

Clip the Number is a simple way to review ten frames and counting. They are working on numbers 1-20.

You Can Read Word Family AT

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 began the _at family. These are the plans I share with their parents {and also use myself to keep on track}:

 

When it Starts to Snow Literature Unit

These are the plans I share with their parents {and also use myself to keep on track}:

For our winter theme, I got out our Winter Sensory Bin, which they LOVED!

 

Free Play

They love playing with my toys, I am so glad I kept my favorites! The Mini Muffin Match Up is a favorite, and yes, my cat almost always plays with them!

 


 

 

Letter L Learning in Action

 

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 new adventure here. Each week I plan to share our plans, which I did for Letter L here, and I also plan to share after our week is done so you can see my students in action!

Looking for Past Weeks?

I am excited to share all about our twelfth week together, with a focus on the LETTER L! In addition to a letter focus each week I am using All About Reading Pre-Reading with them. Since I only have my students two days a week, we cram a lot into a short time! I also provide their parents with activities to do at home.

Letter L Fun

We enjoyed several different activities, most from my site! I will link everything we used below!

Everything shown in this collage is included with our Ultimate 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:

 

Letter Review Activities

Every 4 letters, we do some review activities! With me, they do two of them and I send one home for homework. Below you can see them working on the Cut, Mix, Sort, & Glue and the Dot Fun Letter ID Review. I sent home the other Beginning Sound Sort.

 

I also really love the Fine Motor Alphabet Bundle and the Alphabet Curriculum Bundle from Crafty Classroom! The kids enjoyed the following activities this week:

  • Find Letter Ll
  • Dab & Read Letter L
  • Trace Letter Ll

Raising Lil Rock Stars Letter L

I didn’t get any action photos, or even a shot of our display board, but we enjoyed the verse bracelets, and tracing pages this week.

 

Letter L 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 L photo:

Another activity we do each week is a beginning sound sort using our tiny objects. See more about this here! Each week we begin by sorting our new sound with a sound we have already learned. I put out a few objects that begin with each letter and they take turns sorting.

Letter L Books

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

Free Play

While I work with one child, the other has “rug time” which is basically reading books or playing with toys on the rug! This works well and allows me some one on one time with each of them. After we finish they enjoy some rug time together.  Below you can see them enjoying our Spielgaben set.

Letter K Learning in Action

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 new adventure here. Each week I plan to share our plans, which I did for week 11 {letter K} here, and I also plan to share after our week is done so you can see my students in action!

Looking for Past Weeks?

I am excited to share all about our eleventh week together, with a focus on the LETTER K!! In addition to a letter focus each week I am using All About Reading Pre-Reading with them. Since I only have my students two days a week, we cram a lot into a short time! I also provide their parents with activities to do at home.

 

Letter K Fun

We enjoyed several different activities, most from my site! I will link everything we used below!

Everything shown in this collage is 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:

 

I also really love the Fine Motor Alphabet Bundle and the Alphabet Curriculum Bundle from Crafty Classroom! The kids enjoyed the following activities this week:

  • Find Letter Kk
  • Dab & Read Letter K

Raising Lil Rock Stars Letter K

I didn’t get any action photos, or even a shot of our display board, but we enjoyed the verse bracelets, and tracing pages this week.

Letter K Toys & Puzzles

I love setting up fun letter displays and playing with the items. See more ideas here! I completely forgot to take a photo of our Letter K set-up.

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 K photo:

Another activity we do each week is a beginning sound sort using our tiny objects. See more about this here! Each week we begin by sorting our new sound with a sound we have already learned. I put out a few objects that begin with each letter and they take turns sorting.

Letter K Books

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

 

Free Play

While I work with one child, the other has “rug time” which is basically reading books or playing with toys on the rug! This works well and allows me some one on one time with each of them. After we finish they enjoy some rug time together. My daughter often joins them during this time, which they LOVE! Below you can see them playing with {aff link} Magformers.

 

 

Letter J Learning Fun

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 new adventure here. Each week I plan to share our plans, which I did for week 9 {letter J} here, and I also plan to share after our week is done so you can see my students in action!

Looking for Past Weeks?

I am excited to share all about our eighth week together, with a focus on the LETTER J! In addition to a letter focus each week I am using All About Reading Pre-Reading with them. Since I only have my students two days a week, we cram a lot into a short time! I also provide their parents with activities to do at home.

All About Reading Lessons

This past week we enjoyed several lessons in AAR Pre-Reading.  We are moving quickly through the activities that focus on pre-reading skills and currently, the emphasis is on beginning sounds, understanding syllables, and rhyming. Below you can see them sorting images by beginning sounds – they put three cards in the wagon and had to “kick one out” if it didn’t begin with the same sound!

Letter J Fun

We enjoyed several different activities, most from my site! I will link everything we used below!

Everything shown in this collage is included with our Ultimate PreK and 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 {clockwise from top left}:

 

 

I also really love the Fine Motor Alphabet Bundle and the Alphabet Curriculum Bundle from Crafty Classroom! The kids enjoyed the following activities this week:

  • Find Letter Jj
  • Dab & Read Letter J

 

Raising Lil Rock Stars Letter J

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 J Toys & Puzzles

I love setting up fun letter displays and playing with the items. See more ideas here! Here’s our Letter J set-up:

 

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 I photo:

 

Another activity we do each week is a beginning sound sort using our tiny objects. See more about this here! Each week we begin by sorting our new sound with a sound we have already learned. I put out a few objects that begin with each letter and they take turns sorting.

 

Letter J Books

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