Letter of the Week — S

Letter of the Week -- S is for Star Wars, snakes and semi-trucksAs I have mentioned before, we start out each week with an ABC Find It from 1+1+1=1.  While we search for the matching images, we discuss the pictures and other words that start with the letter of the week.  We also use Letters of All Sizes uppercase and lowercase handwriting worksheets from The Measured Mom.  I include these in a binder with number writing worksheets from Confessions of a Homeschooler and a sheet with his name on it that I created.  Each page gets its own sheet protector so he can practice writing with a dry erase marker.

While my little guy hasn’t seen any of the Star Wars movies (I think they’d be a little over his head right now), he does enjoy the Star Wars Lego shows so we started off “S” week with Star Wars printable packs from Home School Creations and 3 Dinosaurs.  We also made a fun light saber with leftover glow sticks I bought for our Disney trip and some black electrical tape.  He had fun playing with this all afternoon.

 

Our next lesson focused on snakes.  We used the Kindle to discuss different types of snakes and watched a video on YouTube  Then we read this free mini-reader from Teachers Pay Teachers.  We got out our Playdoh and made snakes, then formed them into different shapes using this fun worksheet from Danielle’s Place.  I also included a great worksheet from Great Schools that focused on finding the missing number in a series.

Letter of the Week -- S is for Star Wars, snakes and semi-trucks

I also created these fun number snake puzzles.  I ended up cutting out each snake, then he glued the pieces to construction paper.  He gets frustrated with puzzles like this don’t stay together as he’s adding the pieces, so this worked out just fine.  We ended the lesson by making a construction paper chain snake.

Letter of the Week -- S is for Star Wars, snakes and semi-trucks Letter of the Week -- S is for Star Wars, snakes and semi-trucks

I saved the most fun lesson for last!  We used Royal Baloo’s S is for Semi pack to start.  He had fun (as usual) with these sheets mainly because he loves anything with a motor and wheels.  Then, we finished on the lesson with his favorite activity: a “Time to…” sheet.  This week we did Time to Race! Here are a couple photos of this week’s activity:

 Letter of the Week -- S is for Star Wars, snakes and semi-trucks Letter of the Week -- S is for Star Wars, snakes and semi-trucks

Here is a separate post explaining the activity, since I’ve used it several times with great success.  He’s been able to read an analogue clock for some time now.  This time we used his Little People semi-truck and race cars to have races.  Take a look at the post to see the other lesson themes I have used this concept with.

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