Letter of the week: Z!

This week was so fun and just so sad at the same time!  It was crazy eventful due to her being sick and me having to work,  so we literally only got about two and half days to learn this letter! That brings me to the last post about the alphabet,  Z!

Z has been something I have a waited a long time for, because ever since I was pregnant with her (3 years ago(*Tear*)), I knew I wanted her theme in her room to be pink and zebra and I couldn’t wait to decorate the room! So she has known and seen zebra’s since she was a baby!

Of course, we had to start out with our first example being Z for Zebra!  She is really good at knowing this and caught on pretty quickly when I said “look Brielle what does Zebra start with” and I would point to the picture in her room, and she could go “Z”!  It was so cute and she could even sign the letter Z pretty quickly as well, which definitely adds to her cuteness!

The second main example would be Z for zipper!  There are so many things now that she is older, that she uses everyday, that has a zipper on it.  She loves to try to zip up her little shorts, and it’s so cute because her angle when she has them on, it’s definitely more difficult to zip!  She loves to try though, and she also two pencil bags (the ones the kids use in school) to hold all of her crayons, markers, scissors, etc.) that have zippers on them and she just recently learned how to open them on her own and it’s so cute! She said “look mommy, it’s a zipper and it’s starts with a z”! I couldn’t believe how quick she caught on, and I was so happy for her!

The third example would be Z is for zoo.  The zoo is such a fun place for the kiddos to experience and since we actually went not to long ago, I felt it was a great example for her to be able to understand and we got to talk about what kinds of animals we would find in the zoo.  **She also got all of the letters correct when we spelled out zoo.  She said “z-o-o” I jumped up for joy and gave her the biggest hug!** So maybe that could be what we work on next will be spelling and identifying letters and words! 🙂

We also did a LOT of tracing since she has gotten SO much better at it, reading a lot of books and pointing out the letter Z, practicing her alphabet book, coloring and identifying the letter Z, signing Z, and practicing words that start with Z in spanish as well! She picked up “Z is for zapatos” pretty quickly and would go get her shoes.  She is seriously amazing and I am SO proud of how far she has come in the last 26 weeks! I hope you all enjoyed the ride, and last but not least, here are a few pictures from the week!

She picked out Z properly from the group of letters I set out for her.
She picked out Z properly from the group of letters I set out for her.
I bought her this alphabet poster from Teacher Heaven and let her put pieces of paper on the appropriate letters I would say!
I bought her this alphabet poster from Teacher Heaven and let her put pieces of paper on the appropriate letters I would say!
She had to scroll through this entire toy to get to Z!
She had to scroll through this entire toy to get to Z!
Tracing Z!
Tracing Z!
More tracing and she had to flip through the pages of this book to get to Z
More tracing and she had to flip through the pages of this book to get to Z
I asked her to "type an email and write about the letter Z" so did the best she could, but she did type a lot of zzz's
I asked her to “type an email and write about the letter Z” so did the best she could, but she did type a lot of zzz’s
She found it!
She found it!
More writing and tracing, and trying to do "zig-zags"
More writing and tracing, and trying to do “zig-zags”
A musical game where it asked you a question and you have to answer it correctly to be able to play the music
A musical game where it asked you a question and you have to answer it correctly to be able to play the music
ZEBRA!
ZEBRA!

Letter of the week: W!

Letter of the week: W!

This week really means that we are only three letters away from completing the entire alphabet!! Whoo-hoo! I can’t believe we have come this far, and so I wanted to make it extra fun for her this week and just spend as much quality time together as possible!

If you know Brielle right now, you would know that she likes to call everyone a walrus (thanks Mom and Mike!) and when thinking of what example I should start with for the week, of course this one was the first one that popped into my head! I am not sure what Brielle’s fascination about them are, I just know she gets REALLY excited any time she sees one in a picture/video/or in any of her  books.  When I told her “W is for Walrus”, she immediately found a picture in one of her alphabet books, opened it up, and said “Momma I have to call Papa and show him that W is for Walrus” (precious!).  She definitely took to that one well and even last night on our walk I trying to get her to name things that she knew that started with a W and she goes “walrus, wheel, walrus” lol!

W is for Wagon was my second example, even though I don’t have one physically to show her, she has seen them and does know what they are.  It was a cute example and she loved to draw pictures, and point out every single wagon she saw in all of her books when we would do story time!  I think wagon’s are not used around my little town much because first off, most neighborhoods/streets don’t have a side walk that completely connects through an entire street so you end up walking in the gravel most of the time (which is definitely not the ideal pavement one would want to push a wagon on). She caught on to this example and even in my poor attempts to draw a wagon and would tell her to guess what I drew for her, she would “w for wagon!” It was funny that she even knew what it was, because let’s just say, art was never my strong suit in school.

One of the last main objects that I was showing her that starts with a W is a watch! She knows that I always have one on, and so she of course would want to wear it and would walk around the house going “look Momma, W is for my watch” it was so cute and I had a little but of a hard time getting my watch back! 🙂  It’s funny because she even knows the difference between my “work watch” and my “going out watch” and definitely let’s me know how pretty and adorable my going out watch is, haha! Sometimes the funniest things come out of her mouth, but in all actuality that is pretty smart to be able to tell that there is a difference in occasion for the use of the watch I choose to wear, which is pretty cool!

Along with those three words we also read books, practiced tracing, we signed the letter W which looked like the number three to Brielle and she couldn’t quite get her fingers to do what her mind was tell her to do, we sang songs for ex. “wheels on the bus”, colored pictures, played games on her little computer and used her little alphabet book from her birthday party, which she LOVES.

It was a fun week overall, and I will leave you with a few pictures of what we did to learn the letter W! 🙂

Picking the letter W off of the wall :)
Picking the letter W off of the wall 🙂
tracing time!
tracing time!
trying to write W on her own
trying to write W on her own

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Using this toy from Krystle that creates music every time you touch a letter! So cool!
Using this toy from Krystle that creates music every time you touch a letter! So cool!
Walk time with the dogs
Walk time with the dogs
Work it girl!
Work it girl!
W!
W!
Whistle! (of course we couldn't find her old her, so she got another one this week! )
Whistle! (of course we couldn’t find her old her, so she got another one this week! )
Walrus!
Walrus!
signing W and finding the correct letter in her alphabet book!
signing W and finding the correct letter in her alphabet book!
More practice with writing :)
More practice with writing 🙂