Peek at the Week
Peek at the Week is a weekly plan that will guide you on your homeschooling or preschooler’s early learning journey. If you have struggled to decide what to teach the kids at home, than please take a peek at our weekly play based plan and find ways to incorporate learning into everyday play.
This Week We are Working on…
- Talking about Martin Luther King Jr…Was he a hero? Discuss the concept of fair and not fair using picture cards.
- Science: exploring with moon sand, mixing cornstarch and baby oil.
- Working on our first name/ last name journal.
- Listening to the song, “If You’re Happy and You Know it”. Kids must hop, spin, jump, etc. when given directions.
- Begin a word journal – Write words in our journal using words that end in (-at). For example, mat, pat, cat, etc.
- Explore what looks like snow. Let children work with baking soda and shaving cream to make “pretend snow”.
- Make a number chart 1-15 using different items. For example, stickers, pompoms, sticks, etc.
- Dancing with scarves to music. Children will use both coordination and movement to develop gross motor skills.
- Mystery Box: Recognize Beginning letter sounds using a theme. For example, fruits, the “B”, or shapes. Then extend the activity by hiding the items and asking them to find one. For example, find a fruit that starts with the beginning letter sound “Ba-ba-ba”, then they search for a banana, etc.
- Memory Game: Which is the missing toy. Collect a few of your kids favorite toys, then set them out, and go over their names. Then ask them to close their eyes. While they cannot see, remove one toy. When they look back at the toys ask “which one is the missing toy?”.
- Playing Hopscotch, counting by 10’s. Ex. 10, 20, 30, 40…
This week we are achieving the following skills…
- Learning how to wait our turn and sharing placement in line.
- What is fair and unfair.
Try these picture cards – MLK: Just or Unjust Printable from Elementary Matters
- Taking care of our toys in our room.
- Cleaning up arts & crafts area.
- Clean up after writing in our journals and sharpening the pencils.
Language – Literacy
- Letter recognition: uppercase and lower case letters.
- working on the letter “B b”.
- Rhyming words: dock, clock – mat, cat – shoe, two.
Science and Sensory
- Exploring with moon sand: mixing cornstarch and baby oil. – From Make it and Love it.
- Exploring with baking soda and shaving cream to make, “pretend snow” From Growing a Jeweled Rose.
Fine and/or Gross Motor Skills
- Balancing and using scarves to develop gross motor skills.
- How to hold a pencil correctly through hand writing practice.
Teach how to grasp a pencil from The Stay at home Educator ( The image says it all)
- Balance on one foot.
Math – Manipulative
- Counting 1-15.
- One to one correspondence.
- Concept to ordinal numbers. (First, second, third,etc.)
Books, Poems, & Songs
- Llama, Llama, Red Pajama – By: Anna Dewdney
“Llama, Llama red pajama
waiting, waiting for his mama.
Mama isn’t coming yet.
Baby Llama starts to fret.”
- The Cat that Sat – By: Marie Vinje
Peek at the Week is an outline of our weekly plans on B is for Bookworm. This plan is flexible, based on your family’s schedule and what your child likes most of all. When kids show no interest in our plans, don’t give up, just leave it out as an invitation for them to visit at a different time.
If you’ve struggled with Parenting, do not feel bad, we’ve all been there. That’s what blogging friends are for, we can support each other through the difficult mommy moments or the successful ones.
I’ve found so much support from another blogger, Nina of Sleeping Should be Easy. She has great tips and if you haven’t read her book, “Parenting on Purpose”, than please take a look. She has helped me through some tough parenting moments and has a great site. Here is Nina’s latest post – Toddler Routines: How to Structure your Day. For more info visit my affiliate link to “Parenting on Purpose”.
Have you started a homeschooling curriculum with your kids? What works for you the best?
I am open to suggestions and I will be happy to share your link with our readers on Peek at the Week!
Until next time, friend!
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