Raising Rock Stars Preschool ~ Letter Dd

 Raising Rock Stars Preschool Letter D



Rock stars 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! We do the entire unit even if I don’t show it here in the photos!

Our letter this week ~ Dd, our verse: Do all things without complaining or disputing.Dd

The first thing Krash does each week is color his Bible verse page.  He is very particular and likes for me to hang the main page above his desk so he can copy the colors exactly.  I tell him that it doesn’t have to match, but matching makes him happy!

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This week we added our cubes to the mix, inserting our vocabulary cards into 1 bock and our Bible vocabulary into another one. We rolled these around naming different things.  We even used the vocabulary block with Ladybug also, teaching her the names of the pictures!IMG_5335 Jenn has created a set of RRSP Education Cubes printables that fit perfectly also!  You can see those here if you use RRSP and have an Education Cubes membership!

We worked really hard on the application portion of this unit, as his words are something he really struggles with.  The craft gave us a lot of time to sit together and discuss this as he colored each one.  My goal with these simple crafts is more about the talking between parent {or caregiver} and child that will occur while the craft is being completed.  This is definitely a PROCESS over PRODUCT activity!IMG_5342

Here’s the photo of his work from the week before I cleared it off {links to the non-RRSP sheets are below}!

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The Power Point lessons are located in the Members Only section. You can see a video here showing a PowerPoint lesson. You can learn more about the Members Only section here. The entire printable unit {everything else you see pictured above} is available for FREE on the main RRSP page…

You can download the entire letter Dd unit here.

RRSP Dd lesson plan is also on the same webpage! Dd Lesson Plan  Included is our exact plan {although I stray from my plan often}, with links to everything we used. Page 2 is blank in case you don’t do exactly what we do!

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{A few things that were in his preschool workboxes for the week, not all activities are pictured}

He worked on his Dd is for Duck Play Doh pageIMG_5091

He did his very first dot to dot.  I chose a simple one using ABCs.  He struggled a bit but enjoyed it.IMG_5095

This boy LOVES to color, so he was THRILLED with this Dd dinosaur coloring sheet from ABC Twiggles {membership site}IMG_5134

He loves coloring SO much that I am creating an entire new color by number set!  He really loves color-by-number so that’s what they are!  You can download D is for Dog here!IMG_5296

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I have had his Alphabet Box ready for awhile now {thanks to inspiration from Counting Coconuts}, but have not brought it out until now.  I decided to begin with the current sound and 1 other sound for now and let him sort the objects.  He loved this and it was the perfect skill level for him right now.  He struggled a bit, but not too much that he felt defeated.

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The flash cards are from the preschool program {Little Lincoln} he uses through our cyber school {although I don’t write about it because I am not very fond of it and am really doing my own thing as you can tell}.  The flash cards are great though and we love using those.  When I find time, I will share why I am not entirely fond of the program, I just don’t have time for an in depth post about it now.

I went over the objects with him {they were laying on the tray all mixed up}.  Then had him sort them by beginning sound.  I had to help him with some, as he is not solid in this skill yet.  He really enjoyed the process though!

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We had loads of fun working on sight words.  We used the 1st 6 words from our RRSP review set again, but this time I put them in a cube. We reviewed the words and then played a throwing game.  I had Krash throw the block at our storage shelf {which can’t be damaged}, as hard as he could!  Then he had to run as fast as he could to get the block and read the word it landed on.  He loved this!!!  If he struggled, I allowed him to run back to Pac Man for a little bit of help {this was to encourage team work and bonding}.  I actually have a video of us playing, I will share that soon {Video is now here}!

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Although Pac Man was the one to set up the lovely farm scene, Krash LOVED it and played for a really long time!  Learning Links as hay and water, Rainbow Blocks as a fence, and Block Mates for the farm animals!IMG_5240

 

 

Moms favWe were away on staff retreat recently and the place has an indoor pool.  I just love how Krash wears his shark goggles, with his ears all folded over ;-).IMG_5422

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Raising Rock Stars Preschool ~ Letter Ww

Raising Rock Stars Preschool Letter W

 

Rock stars 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! We do the entire unit even if I don’t show it here in the photos!

Our letter this week ~ Ww, our verse: We love Him because He first loved us.Ww

This was the first mini book that had coloring in it and he enjoyed it!  After he colored it, we stapled it together to practice reading.IMG_3117

Cutting out his vocabulary cards…IMG_3118

Taping his verse together and then measuring with it!

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The Power Point lessons are located in the Members Only section. You can see a video here showing a PowerPoint lesson. You can learn more about the Members Only section here. The entire printable unit {everything else you see pictured above} is available for FREE on the main RRSP page…

You can download the entire letter Ww unit here.

RRSP Ww lesson plan is also on the same webpage!Ww Lesson Plan   Included is our exact plan {although I stray from my plan often}, with links to everything we used. Page 2 is blank in case you don’t do exactly what we do!

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{A few things that were in his preschool workboxes for the week, not all activities are pictured}

We had a good time working with our Education Cubes, using the Letter of the Week printables to find and match beginning sounds

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I got out a wooden alphabet bead set and we created a name necklace.  I planned on only doing hi name but he wanted to add everyone in our family!

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We had loads of fun working on sight words.  I got out the 1st 6 words from our RRSP review set and scattered them around the room on the floor.  First we jumped from word to word yelling it out.  Krash is not solid in his words yet and is just beginning to really remember a few, so there is a LOT of encouraging during the whole process!

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After jumping for a bit, we invited Pac Man over to be a “word snatcher”.  Krash had to get to the word before the word snatcher came and got it.  Trick is the word snatcher had to go really slow—to give K time to figure it out. If Krash was clueless-I wrote the word on the dry erase board to give him a clue.  My goal is to keep all beginning reading activities fun and stress free.  Krash is just now showing a major interest in learning to read and we are going at it at HIS pace.

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He loves his new BOY magnetic dolls!IMG_3102

 

Here he was sorting our mini foam letter puzzles by color {got these at Walmart last summer for $1}IMG_6309

Moms favOh how this sight makes me smile.  We have brought back daily reading time into our schedule and Krash loves to sit in his bean bag while reading. 😉

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Raising Rocks Stars Preschool ~ Key Cards

Recently a reader asked if I had the review slide {which is included in each Power Point lesson} in printable form.  I did not, but I thought it was a great idea so I finally made a set!  I made the key cards the same size as the review unit printables so you could add them all together for easy storage.

RRSP Key Cards

I created the key cards including all the way to the 26th unit, so if you want a peek at the upcoming shapes, colors and sight words ~ you’ll be able to see those too.

The key cards are a bonus to the program so they can be found in the Members Only section.  The base printables for the Raising Rocks Stars Preschool program are free and can be found here.  If you have trouble printing or finding things, see this post with FAQ!



Raising Rock Stars ~ Letter Mm

Sorry for my delay in getting this unit posted!  We are going a bit slower with our RRSP lessons currently.  Life has been busy and I don’t want to rush through them, so some are taking more than a week right now!  We also added in a Batman week, and are full force in a Thanksgiving week right now!  If you are doing RRSP and getting close to where I am, you might want to slow down a bit ;-).  My goal is to complete {the creation of} the remaining lessons and post to the Members Only section as soon as I can but we have some things going on behind the scenes that are slowing me down a bit.  May I suggest taking a review week or 2 {I just uploaded the 2nd review unit to the MO site}, depending on what lesson you are on.  Or choosing a Themed Tot Pack or Preschool Pack to use for a week off of RRSP.  I am sorry for my delay, life is a bit overwhelming right now and I am not able to find the hours in my schedule that it takes to create the units. Thank you for understanding! 

Rock stars 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! We do the entire unit even if I don’t show it here in the photos!

Our letter this week ~ Mm, our verse: My little children let us not love in word or in tongue, but in deed and in truth.

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Our bookshelf for the week…

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A few action shots of his RRSP work…

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The Power Point lessons are located in the Members Only section. You can see a video here showing a PowerPoint lesson. You can learn more about the Members Only section here. The entire printable unit {everything else you see pictured above} is available for FREE on the main RRSP page…

You can download the entire letter Mm unit here.

RRSP Mm lesson plan is also on the same webpage! Mm Lesson Plan  Included is our exact plan {although I stray from my plan often}, with links to everything we used. Page 2 is blank in case you don’t do exactly what we do!

 

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{A few things that were in his preschool workboxes for the week, not all activities are pictured}

He drew an eggplant from his Kumon Drawing Book and dictated his story for me to write! I love his stories!  IMG_1323

 

We got out many components from my Five Little Monkeys Jumping on the Bed Tot Pack.  He had fun revisiting many of them {actually he had no memory of working with them over a year ago!}.  Here he was pointing to different body parts, using the card set “Monkey Parts.”

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Here he is putting the ABCs in order using the Monkey ABC cards…IMG_2490

 

We also enjoyed some M is for Monkey activities from Confessions of a Homeschooler…

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He LOVES the PlayDoh mats and does them on his own now.  He is always so proud when he is done! IMG_1382

 

He worked with our Grasshopper Preschool Prep Kit ~ Here is is tracing the letter M…IMG_1387

 

 

star boxes This is where I share open-ended toys that were in our Star Boxes for the week.

He loves our Builders & Benders {an old Discovery Toys toy}IMG_1172IMG_1205

Our new {consignment sale new} ABC fishing game was quite popular too.  {this game is made by “Shure” and I could not find it online.}IMG_1218

 

 

game timeOur game this week was The Very Hungry Caterpillar. This game was not one of my favorites, but I do believe it ranks up in the top 5 for Krash, he LOVED it!  We altered the rules a bit and played it every day.IMG_1286IMG_1303

See more of our favorite preschool games here.

 

 

Moms favWe recently had a glorious day with friends in the country ~ a real treat for my inner city kids!  Roasting marshmallows was a favorite.  I love how much Krash loved them,IMG_2189 and how hilarious he thought it was that Daddy hates sticky fingers 😉 IMG_2191

 

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Raising Rock Stars Preschool ~ Letter Kk

Raising Rock Stars Preschool Letter K

Rock stars 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! We do the entire unit even if I don’t show it here in the photos!

Our letter this week ~ Kk, our verse: Keep your tongue from evil.

I originally made the files with the fiery tongue picture, but Pac Man thought it was too scary ;-).  I added in the happy tongue image for those of you who might agree.  Both graphics are included in the PDF file, just print the pages you want! 😉

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Our bookshelf for the week…

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Busy working…

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Ladybug was eyeing his craft!!IMG_0483

He enjoys the PowerPoint lessons, but only certain parts.  Guessing which vocabulary word is coming next is a favorite of his!!!!IMG_0295

 

Here’s how his board above his desk  looked before I cleaned it off to prepare for the next week. IMG_0780

{not photographed in this post but shown above: ABC Twiggles Worksheet}

 

The Power Point lessons are located in the Members Only section. You can see a video here showing a PowerPoint lesson. You can learn more about the Members Only section here. The entire printable unit {everything else you see pictured above} is available for FREE on the main RRSP page…

You can download the entire letter Kk unit here.

RRSP Kk lesson plan is also on the same webpage!Kk Lesson Plan   Included is our exact plan {although I strayed from my plan this week}, with links to everything we used. Page 2 is blank in case you don’t do exactly what we do!

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{A few things that were in his preschool workboxes for the week, not all activities are pictured}

He drew a mushroom form his Kumon Drawing Book and dictated his story for me to write! I love his stories!  IMG_0289

 

He LOVES the PlayDoh mats and does them on his own now.  He is always so proud when he is done! IMG_0615

 

I love challenging him with puzzles and he is doing really well on his own.  He grumps at first but then once he gets going he loves it!! {I couldn’t find the school bus puzzle online but I found this fire truck that is the exact same as the bus one we have}IMG_0598

 

We made our Kk is for Kangaroo for our ABC Crafts, and read the book, Does a Kangaroo Have a Mother Too?IMG_0780

star boxes This is where I share the 3 special open-ended toys that were in our Star Boxes for the week.

He has gotten much more creative with our Wedgits…!IMG_0407

 

 

game timeOur game this week was Leapfrog Leap-in-a-Line. We didn’t play it a lot ~ I was a slack mom-teacher.IMG_0616

See more of our favorite preschool games here.

 

 

Something SpecialKrash really loved our special time each day last week. He enjoyed making a marble painted pumpkins, singing pumpkin songs,  and baking pumpkin cheesecake squares!

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techy timeKrash really enjoyed his ABC Twiggles time this week. The Kk story was really cute and he loved seeing that he was correct by guessing the kangaroo had a baby in her pouch! ;-)! IMG_0292

Life School This is where I share games, toys, and life experiences that occur outside of our planned preschool time.

A little Leapster time in the bean bag chair {ahhprods.com}, 

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Krash helped decorate our group pumpkin at the easel…IMG_0274

 

 

Moms fav Helping me put together Ladybug’s new doll cradle, while wearing his puffy Batman suit.  I love this kid.IMG_0158

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