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E is for Easter Eggs

I know I know a typical Easter letter choice and theme.  But Little Dragon hadn't quiet mastered letter E yet and Easter was the perfect time to reiterate this letter, plus I thought it would help him remember.  

We started the week of with our bin of eggs

You can call it a sensory bin because there are some sensory experiences here, but none my dragons hadn't experienced before.

This week

We played some egg games 

We practiced handwriting and reading on the white board
The older dragons unscrambled the words and Little Dragon had to read the unscrambled word.

And fixed sentences
Little Dragon had to find all of the letter e's in the sentence

He also did some standard letter E handwriting

Little Dragon worked in his red binder

In the red binder we go over
  • what day it is
  • the number of the day (the date)
  • before and after
  •  clocks and time
  • 1 domino math equation
  • practice writing his name
  • rhyming
  • address
  • phone number
  • missing numbers on a number line
  • uppercase/lowercase matching
This list looks long, but we don't go over EVERYTHING everyday.  We always do the main page which has a majority of the list on it and Little Dragon can complete it in about 20-30 minutes.  The rest we pick and choose what he feels up to doing that day. 

We also did these alphabet activities

And these Egg Themed activities

I made some worksheets, you can find the download at the bottom of this post, for the dragons to work on this week.

The packet was Easter themed.  There were some traditional Easter pages but it was mostly geared towards Jesus and the resurrection.  When I first handed them the packet we went over the significance of each page.  The cross, the tomb, and Jesus ascending.  

Little Dragon has been practicing following instructions on paper so I made the activities to give more practice in that department. 

For example the first page says Color the middle cross red, circle the the right, draw stripes on the crosses to the left. 
Doll Dragon did the packet just because it gave her something to do and feel accomplished doing.  
I thought the dragons would do maybe 1 page per day for the week but they were excited to get working on the packet as soon as I handed it to them.  

When the time came they sat and finished all pages in about 30-40 minutes.  I asked if they wanted to save some but they were set on getting it done. 

At the end of the week before we move on to the next letter I check to see if Little Dragon has learned the letter or needs more time.  
To check this I give him mini tests
Test includes

  • name the letter from memory
  • write the letter from memory
  • know the letter sound
  • identify the letter on an alphabet sheet with other letters
  • give me a word that begins with that letter
Little Dragon knows the letter E! 

We also colored eggs and celebrated Easter

These are the dragon eggs my dragons made
aka their favorites that they are convinced hold dragons inside


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