We have made it all the way to the letter E in our little preschool now! And I feel like we both deserve gold stars. Maybe 5 consistent weeks of school doesn’t seem like a big deal, but since it is often a daily battle, I’m feeling pretty good about 5 weeks of school!
E week turned out to be a pretty fun week!
E is for Eagle! Elias made his letter E eagle and we watched a fun little video about eagles on YouTube. He loved watching the eagles swoop and dive for fish.
Next we did some review since he’s still getting his letters mixed up. I wrote all of the letters we’ve learned so far on the floor and he had to throw a bean bag to the letters as I called them out. After that, he used the same letters on the floor to make play dough versions of each letter.
Next, we played a little game called Escape! I froze several small plastic toys in ice and Elias had to use a hammer to help them escape! He loves this activity, we’ve played it several times.
On day two we learned about elephants. I neglected to take many pictures this day, but we talked about elephants and then walked around the house pretending to be elephants. We also made letter Es with our bodies!
The last day of E week was Elias’ favorite. E is for Elias! First he did this little activity matching the clothes pins to the proper letter to spell his name.
Next, he did an egg hunt in his room. I hid 25 eggs in there and he loved discovering each of them.
Once all the eggs were found, he cracked open each egg to find a letter inside–the letters of his name. He sorted the letters by making a pile for each letter that he found and then practiced putting the letters in the right order to spell his name. (his head isn’t really all wonky in real life…it’s just the lens I was using).
We also sang a little song that I made up to help him remember how to spell his name. It goes like this:
That’s how you spell your name, it’s
A song writer, I am not, but it’s effective and he can usually spell his name pretty well!
Phew! 5 letters down, 21 more to go!