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As we finished up our Thanksgiving unit, we made some adorable Pilgrims.
Hailey and Hunter worked hard creating their Pilgrims.
Hailey adding an apron to her Pilgrim girl.
Hunter got a little distracted by the book basket and stopped to read a book.
When Hunter’s Pilgrim was finished, he decided to dance with him.
Hailey’s finished Pilgrim Girl.
Hunter’s finished Pilgrim Boy.
The finished Pilgrims. Hailey did a little paper and wrote what she would do if she were a Pilgrim Girl. She wrote, “I would do my chores without complaining and I would try to play with my dolls.”
The theme for this months Poppins Book Nook was animals. Since we were learning about Thanksgiving this month, I decided to go with a turkey for our animal.
We used a few different books to go with our theme. We read “A Turkey for Thanksgiving” by Eve Bunting, which is a super cute story! Then we read 2 non-fiction books- “All About Turkeys” by Jim Arnosky and “Turkeys that Fly and Turkeys That Don’t” by Allen Fowler. We learned so much from those 2 books!
As we read the non-fiction books about turkeys, we added feathers to this turkey. Each feather has an interesting fact about turkeys.
I had Hailey write in her journal pretending to be a turkey and giving reasons why she should not be eaten for Thanksgiving dinner.
We also made some turkey crafts, you can see the full post here. These are the cute hats we made.
Hailey made this turkey with a cute poem on it.
Each month you will have a chance to win a book from the Poppins Book Nook group related to the theme of the month. This month you have a chance to win National Geographic Animal Encyclopedia. The only rule is that you must live in the US to win.
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We have been learning all about Thanksgiving this month, and having lots of fun! This week we focused on the Pilgrims and what it was like on the Mayflower. Then we made our own Mayflower.
Hunter and Hailey painted a box brown. We actually ran out of brown paint, so we had a little mini-lesson on which colors you can mix together to get brown.
The next day, Hailey added some windows.
Hailey made a sign and we added some sails.
Hunter and Hailey both enjoy sitting in the Mayflower
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Hunter is 23 months old.
We had another fun week at Tot School!
It seems like Veterans Day was a long time ago, but really it was just last week. Hunter made this cute soldier on Veterans Day.
Our letter was F, and Hunter was excited to use the firetruck printables from Royal Baloo.
More fun with fire trucks… and wearing his turkey hat.
Gluing firetrucks onto the letter F.
Hunter added the F to our Chicka Chicka Boom Boom tree.
Hunter made this F craft from Totally Tots.
The finished F is for Fox.
Trying out some scissors.
I recently added a little basket for books related to what we are studying and Hunter loves looking at the books. Hailey was learning about spiders last week and I had read this book during science. I looked over later and Hunter was sitting there reading it! I love that he usually picks the books we have read together.
Just doing some coloring.
I just thought this was cute- I looked on one of my bins and saw that Hunter had set up Woody and Buzz with a little snack. I love how he plays and pretends now. This age is just so much fun!!
Stop by 1+1+1=1 to see what the other tots were up to this week.