Sunday, April 3, 2011

Terrific T!

Letter T and Number 20 week is now complete!

Here's what we did:

 Flash cards to review our new letter and number.

 Tracing the Sandpaper Tactile Letters to feel upper and lower case T.

Placing the next letter and number on our Review Charts to see it's place in numeric/alphabetical order.

Practicing writing T in the paint bag and salt box.

 Driving (and tracing) on the road T.

Alphie the Robot teaching us Letter T and Number 20.

Colouring T for turtle colouring page, using all her new colour cups from Ikea right over her work table :)

Using plastic ice cubes to make upper and lower case T.

 Then decorating the T's with stickers that start with T- Turtles, Tree, and Transportation Travelling vehicles!

Bingo Dabbing in the circles to make T's. 
The next pages in our Craft Alphabet book, T is for Tree and t is for turtle.

Using our newly-made letters, Butterfly matched letters to spell turtle in upper and lower case letters.

Using our circle Magnets on a baking pan.

 Turtle Lacing card

 Sorting capital T's and lower case t's.

 Turtle puzzle.

 Writing Practice booklet.

Using Bendaroos to form T's. 

Clipboard work- Tracing T's and 20's

File Folder game- Matching the coloured turtle to the colour word.

File Folder game- Sorting Turtle Sizes, reinforcing the words "large, medium, and small."

 Number Turtle cards, matching them with numbered clothespins.

Colouring a Number 2 and Number 0, cutting them out, gluing them together on a new page to make a twenty!

 Turtle Counting Practice with a set of number cards.

Turtle Graphing laminated wipe-off booklet.

Can either use dots for the younger ages, or numbers for the older child.

Scavenger Hunt- Butterfly and her Daddy found things that began with T to fill their box.  Like Train, Tea, Tea cups, Turtle, Teddy, Tiger, Tyrannosaurus Rex, Taxi, Transformer, Truck, Toothpicks.

Nature Journal.

Additional activities we did:
Building a Tower  (Butterfly wants to go to Paris :)

We focused on the theme of Transportation as well (lots of T's in that word!)

Making a stop light and talking about it's use.

Singing Wheels on the Bus with our Felt Board with our friends.

 Borrowed some great Transportation file folder games from our neighbour friends.  This one is matching up the street signs, and talking about what each one means.

This file folder game uses repositionable stickers, placing all the transportation methods in the right scene of travel...

 ...either at sea, in the sky, on the road, or on the tracks!

 This file folder game has vehicles of four different colours...

 ...placing them on the correct street by reading the colour sign.
The repositionable stickers can be made using this laminator and it's different cartridges.

 I placed out two transportation puzzles for Butterfly, putting all the pieces in a basket.

Making sentences with sounds.

We had a fabulous busy fun week.  Now it's going to get even busier!  We are almost done the alphabet, we are nearing the end.  We are going to combine the remaining letters and do double weeks.  Next week it will be Letters U and V together, then W and X the week after, then Y and Z, with the Letter of the Week program finishing right at Easter time!  We plan to take a week off of "school work" in the last week of April, then spend May doing all review work- reviewing the Alphabet and numbers as a whole.  This way I can record just how much Butterfly has retained in her Preschool year, and what needs to be more focused on.  I've already started making a list of some fun projects/ themes/ subjects that we are going to do during our summer months.
Learning should never stop :)   (Plus Butterfly would complain of boredom!)


  1. I'm so glad I saw this! We are doing the letter T next week, and your crafts are adorable.

  2. Thanks Katie! :) Check out the post before, and it's another great T craft with "teeth"!

    Also, don't forget, I get all these great Letter of the Week printables from here:

    Thanks for stopping by! :)

  3. Where did you get the printables for all of your additional activities? - My son would absolutely flip over the transportation activities.
    Your site is an inspiration

  4. Thanks North! One of them is linked to , I tried looking where I got the other transportation words and can't seem to find it right now, but here is another helpful page for you on Transportation from Homeschool Creations, she has a preschool pack of printables on it:

    Hope that helps! Thanks for reading! :)

  5. Thank you so much - I'm just staring Letter of the Week with my son, Theo, and thought we would start with the letter T since his interest is peaked. Will be printing your resources over the weekend. What are your thoughts on the Handwriting without tears program and the sequence that they present for teaching letters? This program is used by our Occupational Therapists in the school for children with fine motor skill difficulties.
    Can't wait to see what you think of next.

  6. I have heard so many good things about Handwriting without tears, I have never tried them yet. I always wondered about the different sequence too ... this is now written on my "to research" list. I'm going to be looking this up, thanks for reminding me! :)

  7. I am so loving your Alphabet activities. I plan to use this with my soon to be 3 year old for next school year. It is nice to go to one place to find so many ideas. I feel like I am pinning everything in order to not forget...hehe. Thanks so much for sharing!

    1. Thanks Paulette! We are coming up to the end of the second time we are doing the letter of the week curriculum and it's been successful!


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