Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Analeigh and our Pre-K Work Today

Well, I finally got Pre-K work laminated for Analeigh to work on while I am schooling Alyssa.  She is only 3 so some of it I have for her is a little above her abilities right now but one of the things we worked on today (I got from a free download I got from a great blog I follow) Confessions of a Homeschooler.
I really like her blog-it is full of great HS ideas and she has a Pre-K child that she has lots of great ideas she does with her children.  She has items you can buy and download, but she has a ton of free things you can download and I have printed and laminated quite a bit of great stuff to be able to work on with Analeigh in the future.
Today I decided we would get out some of the Pre-Writing Practice sheets I had gotten from her site.  I printed them out and laminated them the other day so we could write on them over and over again with a dry erase markers or these dry erase crayons from Crayola that I found and love.   I wasn't sure how she would do-even though I think she is pretty advanced for 3-lol-I know you are laughing and saying to yourself right now, every mother does Jill, but my Alyssa really struggles with school and I am aware of that fact-so I do live in the real world. :)
Anyways, she had such a great time doing these and I was so impressed with how well she did with them-I took pictures to share.   If you have a Pre-K age child and do not already follow Confessions of a Homeschooler-I would highly recommend it, it is worth your time, she has super ideas on there and she is so kind to share so many of them for free too. :)
When we first started I just told her what to do-as you can see she just started to scribble around the letter O but once I showed her what to do, she took off.  Yes we HS in our jammies a lot of the time.

Once I showed her how to do-look how good she did that second "O" and the curvy lines-I was a proud mama. :)

She even traced the line the Pp were on-lol!

Showing her work-I was impressed.

Erasing her line since it wasn't quite right.  That would be her mama there.

This one cracked me up.   I was working with Alyssa and she was doing this-I came back to find after about 20 minutes of doing this she thought those squares were just too boring.  She added faces and hair and legs and arms.  Even the curvy line has a heart with a face at the end.  Now that is her daddy, the artist, coming out in her and he will be very proud! :)
We had a good day, long after the break again, it is hard getting off our schedule and back on again.  Still schooling at 3:00 today and I need to leave to get the boys, we also have dance tonight so we will have to end soon and play catch up tomorrow I guess.  Some days are just harder than others.
Over all today was a good day though.

On this Pathway-
Praising Him for the beautiful 53 degree temperatures this am-just a few days ago we were still at 90 in the am and 115 during the day.  I love fall-looking forward to cooler temps to walk again.



Janette@Janette's Sage said...

This is great...I kept thinking of you today and thought "I wish Jill was here to enjoy our school day with us"...we had gone to hunt turtles!

Yes working on our "t's" and finished memorizing a poem on turtles...so why not go find one...we didn't have any luck, but had a good nature walk.


Kristin said...

She's a doll Jill! If you're looking for some really inexpensive ideas for preschool work you might want to search at www.moneysavingmom.com for the Busy Bag exchange ideas. That would give you a lot options. So glad you had a good day!

Trisha said...

I'm glad you had a good day, Jill. I like the Confessions site, too. Lots of great stuff there, and you're right, she's a very generous blogger. Hope you have fun at the dance, and remember, God's mercies are new every day. Wish we could take a walk together in that cooler weather. Love and hugs!!

cooperkelly4 said...

love confessions site. =0) I think she did very well. Glad you are enjoying your time with your girls. =0)

Confessions Of A Homeschooler said...

Love the additions to the squares! LOL! Thanks for sharing and linking!