Monday, April 26, 2010

We Still Do Tot School

Tot School

 Mr. Me-Too is currently 45 months old.

It’s been a bit of a rocky start to our week, so I thought I would post pictures from some elements of our Tot School over the past 6 weeks.  I need a little bit of a reminder of some of the fun we have had.

It’s been a long time since I’ve given you a peak into our school day.  But just so you know, we still do Tot School.  And don’t think that I am wonder mom—these pictures are from SEVERAL weeks!

Here we go:

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We have been working through the alphabet, creating animal letters as we go.  I have roughly 6 websites that I rely on to keep me inspired for our “letter learning.”  Whenever I get an email from Totally Tots, Confessions of a Homeschooler, 1+1+1=1, Spell Out Loud, Delightful Learning, or Homeschool Creations and it relates to the alphabet, I save it into a folder.  Then, instead of searching on the internet, it is ready to go when I need it on my computer. 


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N for Nest . . .

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We did O for Ostrich . . . but I don’t have a picture.

And P for Penguin . . .

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More letter activities included, Handwriting Without Tears practice workbook and wood letters. 

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We are still plodding away through All About Spelling.  I gave Mr. Me-Too the sound and he had to put the alphabet magnet on the correct letter.

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This was a tot tray that was alphabet related and inspired by Carisa’s bottle cap alphabet activity.  In this tray, Mr. Me-Too had to match the letter to the correct alphabet bottle cap.

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Mr. Smackdown (5) loved the paintbrush sweeping, but Mr. Me-Too got super duper frustrated with the glitter.  I switched his tray to beans . . . but he still got mad at moving the beans with the paintbrush.  He just wanted to use his fingers!

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Tearing tickets is a favorite at our house. 

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Followed by placing them in a jar. 

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Don’t ask me how I came up with this next tot tray.  It is rather unusual.  I cut a square in a toilet paper roll.  Mr. Me-Too had to drop the beans through the hole down into the mini-pail.  He was frustrated with the fine motor skills required . . . but that can be a good thing – his brain and hands had to work together. 

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Counting Bear Math . . .

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Discovery Toys Alphabet Fishing . . .

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Sorting household items . . .

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Spooning and sifting rice . . .

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Tracing . . .

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Well, the troops are done with rest time.  Which means . . . time for me to get off of the computer.

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