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Friday, August 19, 2011

The ABC Bunny Unit ~ Preschool Corner

Our first official unit that we worked on together this school year was The ABC Bunny by Wanda Ga’ag.  We used the Before Five in a Row manual to do some of the suggested go-along activities each day and then pulled additional resources from the printables for The ABC Bunny.

Kaleb had SO much fun!

We started out with The ABC Bunny because it was a great way to review, reinforce and assess where Kaleb is really at going into this school year, especially with his alphabet and letter sounds. We’ve been using the All About Reading Pre-1 program during the week too.

Here’s a little peek into our week. Everyday we did the following {before we started into our workboxes} ~ read the book The ABC Bunny by Wanda Ga’ag together, listened to The ABC Bunny song on YouTube {and read along}, and talked about the animals in the story using our Animal Classification Cards. Here’s a peek into how our workboxes looked:

The ABC Bunny workboxes

Language and ABC’s

We printed off the uppercase and lowercase abc leaf cards and practiced putting them in ABC order {great way for me to assess what he remembers/knows}. Day 2 he put the in ABC order on his own. Days 3 & 4 we laid out all of the uppercase letters and then he matched the lowercase letter to the uppercase letter.


Kaleb worked on both the uppercase and lowercase letter mazes, helping the bunny get through the maze {he is LOVING mazes right now!!}.


Here’s a look at how we do the 2-part vocabulary cards in the packs. The first few days we review the words and their beginning letter sounds. On the third day, I cut apart the 2-part cards and slide the words into our table top pocket chart {I love that we can prop it right up on the table next to us and work together}. Kaleb then picks up the pictures and slides them behind the right picture {usually based on looking at the beginning letter sound}.

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Fine Motor

Each day he worked on tracing one line from his ABC Bunny alphabet sheet {I love the concentration that requires the tongue sticking out!}. He also worked on his word tracer sheets each day too {just a few words a day}.


Cutting is also something Kaleb is wanting to do much more {last year getting him to cut was akin to painful for me}. Here he’s working on The ABC Bunny activity card.



I put together a few different math sheets in the printable set and we talked about the weather in the book {gales, hail, etc…}. One day we put the tips of q-tips onto the sheet {like hail stones}. We rolled a number and then put that many pieces in the sky. The other day we matched number words to numbers.



Other than talking about the different animals in the book and weather described in the book, we went outside and tried to find different leaves. At the beginning of our nature walk we’d found three different ones, but we put together a collection of leaves {we liked the one that looked a little like the leaves in the book}.


Additional Resources for The ABC Bunny

The ABC Bunny collage

~ The ABC Bunny Printable Pack

~ Read! Build! Write! cards for The ABC Bunny

~ ABC Bunny resources from Homeschool Share

~ The ABC Bunny song on You Tube

~ The ABC Bunny activity card {there is a mistake on this…but it’s fun to let the kids find it!}


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