Last week we did our Preschool Letter J! We used our Beginning Sounds scoops to start us off. I turned the scoops and cone upside down and Filip turned over each of the three scoops, identified the beginning sound and then checked his guess by turning over the cone. Yep, he was right: they all started with the J sound!
As with the previous Preschool Letters, we used our Alphabet Playdough mats and Filip learned the path of motion for J by finger-tracing the letter. When he was confident finger-tracing the letter, he used a whiteboard marker to trace upper and lower case J.
He continued with an upper and lower case letter recognition sheet from my Letter Find unit. He loves using his dot paints for these worksheets! Once he found all the letters, we counted the upper case letters and recorded the number in the circle provided. We did the same for the lower case letters. He gets a kick out of seeing who wins – this time it was a tie, much to my little man’s dismay! (Click on the picture to get letter J.)
Next, we practiced identifying the sound of our focus letter, and used this page from my Beginning Sounds Color It unit. This week, we did an upper case letter J. (Click on the pictures to get letter J.)
We then moved on to our focus number for the week: 2. Once again, we used our Number Playdough mats to help Filip learn the path of motion for writing the number… He actually makes car sounds as he forms the numbers. Never does this for the letters, but always for the numbers! Interesting!
And then, once confident in forming the number, Filip used a whiteboard marker to write the number and color the dots on the ten frame.
Filip also did a number matching cut and paste worksheet… Of course, I helped him colour in! (Click on the picture to get the free unit from my TpT store.)
And we finished the first day with a number puzzle. Now, we have just moved into a new house and we don’t have our number posters up. (Click here to get them free from my TpT store)!
This posed a bit of a problem for Filip as he had to rely on his knowledge of number order to correctly place the puzzle strips. (Click on the picture to download the free unit from Google Drive docs).
We started Day 2 of our Preschool Letter J with our Letter J playdough mats. And this time we used play dough!
Filip also worked on this Letter J foldable activity mini book: (Click on the pictures to get letter J).
Tracing upper and lower case J:
Coloring pictures that begin with J:
And dot-painting upper and lower case J.
Filip also used our CVC Word Sliders to practice reading words that begin with the letter J: (Click on the picture to get letter J word sliders.)
We then moved on to our number of the week and used play dough to form it on the Number Play Dough mat.
Filip also did a Number 2 maze using dot-paints: (Click on the picture to get the Number 2 maze).
We finished off Day 2 with our Number 2 flip book from my Numbers Flip book unit. I cut out the booklet:
Then Filip and I assembled it and we had lots of fun reading and counting together!
We started Day 3 with some sand tray letter formation practice.
We also did some CVC word building: (Click on the pictures to get letter J cards)
Before placing the letter tiles on the cards, I asked Filip to point to each empty box and tell me the sound that goes there. Here is a pic of him sounding out the word “jet.”
Then he placed the letter tiles in the correct boxes, and read the word.
Here are our 4 words for the week:
Filip then did a CVC words cut and paste activity page. (Click the picture to download the printable.)
We finished our Preschool Letter J with our alphaphabet craft, which is always a favouite. This week, it was an uppercase Jellyfish and a lowercase jack-in-the box. (Click on the picture to get Letter J templates.)
And there you have it; Preschool Letter J all done!
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