Saturday, March 29, 2014

Letter T

Honey Pot is 3 1/2 years old.

Leap Frog Fridge Phonics

We introduced the letter of the week as usual, with Scout's song and a couple of animals whose names begin with T!

Salt Tray - Prewriting Skills

We created the salt tray during our letter S unit and Honey Pot enjoyed it so much. She often uses it during quiet time, but for this week's unit I added more shapes for her to try. Uppercase and lowercase T's, a triangle and the number two. She loved doing this!


Honey Pot started off her weekly playdoh adventure with some T cutouts.

T is for trains and trees!

Then she decorated them as she pleased with some supplies we keep with our playdoh: buttons, colored craft sticks, pipe cleaners, colored noodles.

T is for TWO candles.

T is for TEN candles. 


T is for TIRES.

And look at that fun person she put in the car!

T is for TEAPOT. Honey Pot thought of this T word all by herself. Insert group singalong here! Little M&M and I have been learning this song at our weekly storytime at the library. And Honey Pot seems to know by heart just about every fingerplay song there is. So she led our singalong.

T is for TRACKS. We'd done this before during our popular Dinosaur unit. What a hit! Honey Pot stayed busy with this for a long time.

T is for TEETH impressions.

T is for TRAIN TRACKS. This was a lot of fun too!

Have some dinosaurs walk across the train tracks for added T fun...

T Maze

Honey Pot loves to complete these alphabet mazes from the Education website!

T Pattern Block Puzzle

And she also did the pattern block puzzle that comes from Confessions of a Homeschooler.

T is for Tens Tower

I came up with an idea to give Honey Pot some practice counting by tens. I taped pieces of paper, with the numbers 10-100 on them, onto her Mega Blocks. Then asked her to build a tower, counting by tens. She knew most of these numbers, the obvious ones that sound like they should (i.e. forty, sixty, seventy, etc.). But she initially had trouble with the numbers that don't sound the way they look (i.e. twenty, thirty, fifty). We looked at each number by covering the zero up, and imagined we were counting to ten. This helped her build the tower when she was having difficulty, and we would practice saying the actual numbers along the way.

By the end of the week, she was counting by tens so very well! So proud!

T is for Tissue Paper Trees

I found this idea originally at Counting Coconuts, although we didn't shape ours like a T. First I printed a tree template onto paper, and Honey Pot colored the trunk brown.

She added some glue...

And stuck on the tissue paper!


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