Saturday, September 17, 2016

Little Saints Preschool :: Alphabet Fun

I'm not sure how much of the Little Saints Preschool Program we will actually get to this year... However, considering it could very well be the last year we have a pre-schooler (our "baby" will turn five in December... how did that happen?!), I'm going to try and fit some of it into our schedule.

My very loose "plan" is to not let myself try and "do it all" like I crazily attempted with our first two preschoolers all those years ago, and just pick and choose from the program's themes as I can fit some of them in, using what I have saved from the older children, and adding in additional books, toys and games from our collection. We will do what we can, keeping it simple and fun!

Our little guy will also be joining Rose in some of her studies this year (we've started learning about Early American History and memorizing poetry!) and Rose (as you will see in the pictures below) is loving being included in some of her brother's "schoolwork" too... along with the rest of their older siblings on occasion. Hahaha! Who can resist all the wonderful picture books and fun pre-school activities?! Our school year is off to a great start!

.: Picture Books :. 

I can't believe I had never read Chicka Chicka Book Boom to him! It was his favorite this week. 

The Alphabet Book

(I taught my 4th grader to use a dictionary this past week so he could look up his vocabulary words for his first lesson of Fix It! Grammar. In addition to our old dictionary, I pulled out this one too!) 

(Last week the kids received copies of this coloring book for the canonization of Mother Teresa, since it includes a couple pages dedicated to her. This week they started coloring the "The ABC's of Life")

.: Learning Games :. 

.: Arts & Crafts :. 

"Look, Mom! I spelled ZOO!" 

"On the Coconut Tree"
(using the coloring pattern from Little Saints, Mr. Sketch Markers, and Foam Alphabet Stickers)

.: Snacks :. 

ABC Coconut Tree 
(We had to do this one again, it was such a hit last time!) 

We ended the week with one last fun snack... but first they had to spell their names! Of course, as soon as the older kids came in and saw the cookies, they wanted to spell their names too... ;)

You can find all our past Little Saints Preschool posts listed here or scroll through them all here