Preschool brought to you by the letter “C” {November 18, 2013}

We were so busy with the letter C last week that I didn’t post anything about school! But never fear… I have lots of pictures to share. 🙂

I will admit that I’ve been kind of sporadic with Preschool this year. Planning has been little to none. And it has been stressful to not have any sort of schedule to rely on.

However, I’ve been seeing a lot of posts on Pinterest about people focusing on one letter a week with their toddler. Now that I can do!

I also read that Montessori teachers often do not teach the alphabet in alphabetical order. They often start with the letters that are easier to write. For example, big C and little c look the same, thus less confusing to a toddler.

So without further ado, here you have it… Letter C. 🙂

The first thing I had to pull out was Cloud Dough... with cars and cups (and a couple of construction vehicles). (Click on picture for RECIPE.)
The first thing I had to pull out was Cloud Dough… with cars and cups (and a couple of construction vehicles). (Click on picture for RECIPE.)

Check out those amazing caterpillar printables from confessionsofahomeschooler! (Click on picture for reference.)
Check out those amazing caterpillar printables from confessionsofahomeschooler! (Click on picture for reference.)

Boozle (his sister’s nickname for him) had so much fun with those! If you get a chance check out her website. She has put together printables for all the letters of the alphabet and then some! And if you want to have all her printables in one place along with lesson plan ideas, you can simply purchase the curriculum!

Continuing with the caterpillar theme, we had to read "The Very Hungry Caterpillar."
Continuing with the caterpillar theme, we had to read “The Very Hungry Caterpillar.”

I made those felt pages earlier on in the year after coming across this pin. Boozle showed some interest at first but not much after that. Needless to say I was a bit disappointed since I put so much time into them. (Not to mention, I thought they were really fun!) However, this was one of his favorite things to do this week. Yippee!!! He loved when I read the book to him and he would follow along with the felt pieces. The caterpillar starts out inside of the egg and pops out hungry as can be. Then Boozle would find whichever food the caterpillar was eating and would place it on the next page. He kept asking to do it over and over again. 🙂

Next we had some light box fun.
Next we had some light box fun.

There were so many printables to choose from on Pinterest that it was hard to widdle it down so as to not overwhelm him. I got the car with the letters on it HERE. The candy dish came from these fun printables.

That letter C came with the caterpillar printables.
That letter C came with the caterpillar printables.
Gotta have playdough, right?
Gotta have playdough, right?

Years ago my Mom gave me a Cookie Cutter Set that we often use with playdough. I was surprised at how many we had that start with the letter C. (Don’t worry, we run them through the dishwasher when we use them for cookies.) 😉

The tracing cards were found HERE. I was able to print them off, laminate them, hole punch them (love this 2-Hole Punch), and bind them together with some binding rings. They’re nice to use with dry erase markers for lots of practice.

I think the candy graph was his least favorite activity. KIDDING!
I think the candy graph was his least favorite activity. KIDDING!

In the bottom right hand corner, can you see him shoving a candy in his mouth? 😉

A letter C with cars. He's not ready to do all that cutting, but he had fun helping glue everything.
A letter C with cars. He’s not ready to do all that cutting, but he had fun helping glue everything.
Last but not least was a our lapbook.
Last but not least was a our lapbook.

I was not prepared to make this at all. I casually mentioned it to Boozle & that’s all he wanted to do. So I threw it together using printables from HERE and HERE. I wanted it to look all pretty with scrapbook paper and such. But he was very happy with what we did. And that’s really what’s important here.

The picture above shows the front of the lapbook on the left & the back of the lapbook on the right.

This is the inside of the lapbook along with the two mini books we worked on.
This is the inside of the lapbook along with the two mini books we worked on.

And then there are all the books we read! Need to do a separate post for those. 🙂

Next up… letter M. 🙂

Thanks for stopping by & have a great day!

Antoinette

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