I am so proud of The Diva!
She is doing great with her letters,
and has been practicing them all daily!
One of her favorite things to do is search for Alphabet letters
where ever she is! She proudly proclaims,
"Look! A letter C! Watch...this is how I write a letter C!"
She is loving school, and asks for more and more work each week.
I love her enthusiasm!
This week she learned
Letter D for: Dinosaurs, Dogs, and Ducks
First she learned what the letter Dd sounds like.
We used our Leap Frog Fridge Word Builder for this.
Then she did her Dd for Dinosaur page from
Confessions of a Homeschooler K4 Curriculum.
Then she did her play-doh page and
cut out a letter D with this set.
We also turned on some music from the Letter-of-the-Week Playlist on my ipod.
My kids all love Dinosaur Train on PBS.
This is a printout from pbskids.org. It's dinosaurs from A-Z.
She also got to play Dinosaur Train Games on the computer a couple times this week.
I set out our Melissa and Doug Wooden Dinosaur Magnets and
these Dino fact cards by Monopoly...
We matched up the dino with the matching fact card...
And learned about a few Dinosaurs!
She laced a few dinosaurs from a lace and trace set like these...
And then drew her own Dinosaur, which she named
I love her creativity!
She did the Dinosaur magnet sheet from
Making Learning Fun and used these
We both played
My First Dinosaur Dash by DK.
This is a great dice game!
And did a Dinosaur floor puzzle...
We read tons of books this week. These are a few of the
dinosaur books we read.
I found this dinosaur felt set and she loved playing with it!
And got to do a T-Rex floor puzzle with big bro...
Did her smallest object page...
Colored a Dd for dog page...
And letter Dd hunt...
We got out our Melissa and Doug See and Spell so she could
spell d for duck and d for dog...
And did the dog from our
Melissa and Doug Pattern Blocks and Boards...
Stamped the letter D with this set...
Then she did this really fun Feed the Dog game from
Lakeshore Learning. She used the tweezers to place little dog bones
into the dogs mouth. We also used the bones for a counting activity.
There are lots of ways you can use this game, it is so much fun!
Another thing she did was letter Dd for dog from
our Wipe Clean Letters.
I got out this compound word activity that I made for the
boys a few years ago. It took her a little bit to catch onto
the concept, but once she did, she asked to do it several times.
She matched up the pictures to make a new words:
We are still reading our BOB Alphabet Books,
and All About ABC's by Nora Gaydos.
Towards the end of the week, we started doing our Dd for duck activities.
One of The Diva's favorite games is this one,
Duck Duck 123 by Cranium.
After spinning the spinner, the Momma duck travels around
the board to find the baby duckies.
She loved reading all of our duck books...
And made a letter D for duck craft...
Then we told the story of The Ugly Duckling with some
story cards and our felt board.
She is still playing with her Leap Frog
My First Leap Pad, but is kind of growing out of it.
Here are a few fun pictures from the week:
Climbing up a tree...
Picking some flowers...
And of course, no week would be complete,
without a little Diva drama..
Next week: a week of review Aa, Bb, Cc, and Dd.
Also some number and shape activities.