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Tot School

19
Apr

Hunter is 28 months old.

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We had another fun and busy week at Tot School!

Letter P activities:

(Printables for the letter P are from 1+1+1=1 and Confessions of a Homeschooler.)

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Hunter has been spending a lot more time on his coloring lately.  He really takes his time and then tells me what he is drawing.

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Hunter put together a little letter P puzzle.

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He really likes doing the lacing activities.

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Tracing the letter P with his finger.

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Lining up counting bears on the letter P.

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Hunter used his do-a-dot markers to color the letter P.

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He used water colors to paint the pencil paper.

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P is for Pig.

Manipulatives:

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I put Velcro dots on some colorful Popsicle sticks and then we practiced making different shapes with them.

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He was very proud of his tower.

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Working on lining up his counting bears.

Sensory bin:

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We only did one sensory bin this week and Hunter loved it!  He requested it several times.  He sat and concentrated on transferring plastic eggs from the bowl to the bin.

Other:

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Shape practice

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Hunter has been asking for paper to just color on a lot the last couple of weeks.  Then he sits and works very quietly on making a picture.

Stop by 1+1+1=1 to see what the other tots were up to this week.

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Tot School

13
Apr

Hunter is 27 months old.

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We’ve had a kind of crazy 2 weeks with the stomach bug going around our family.  It took us 2 weeks to do 1 weeks worth of activities, but we are finally all on the mend and back to normal (I hope).

Letter O Activities:

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I used several printables from 1+1+1=1.  Hunter always starts out by coloring his letter of the week paper.  Some weeks he puts a few scribbles on the paper and says he is done.  Other times he spends a very long time coloring every part of the paper.

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He tried his first lacing activity, and he did pretty well (with some help).

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Putting together the letter O puzzle

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Pointing out an O on the ostrich.

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Hunter glued foam letter Os onto the ostrich.

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We made an O is for Octopus.  Hunter spent a while using his do-a-dot markers to decorate the O.

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The finished octopus.

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After we sang the alphabet I asked Hunter to point to the letter O on his ABC board.  I expected him to (possibly) find the O flashcard.  Instead he pointed to an O on the boarder.  I was excited that he really recognized the letter O.

Manipulatives:

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Hunter is just loving his blocks lately!

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Working on a puzzle.

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More building with the blocks.

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Practicing his cutting with playdough.

Sensory bin:

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The only sensory bin we did this week was with foam letters.

Other:

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Painting with water colors… maybe all the other moms already know this, but I found a great way to do water colors with a toddler.  Before Hunter started painting, I took an eye dropper and dropped a few little drops of water into each color.  After a few minutes, the paint was all ready to use without Hunter having to remember to dip his brush in the water before the paint.

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A Look Back at 2013

30
Dec

I can’t believe it’s been a year- but last January I started Tot School with Hunter.  It’s been a fun year and Hunter has grown and changed so much!

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In February, Hailey made this super cute “Bee Mine” Valentine.

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I love how this Empty Tomb craft turned out to go along with the Easter activities we did.

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These Super Fun Suns were a great project!!  No mess was involved and they turned out great!

Dinosaur Diorama

In May we worked on a Dinosaur Unit, we learned lots and had so much fun.

Father's Day Handprint Craft

In June we made these adorable handprints as a gift for Father’s Day.  This activity is one of my posted pinned crafts.

Popsicle Stick Fish

We made these Popsicle Stick Fish during our ocean unit.

Homeschool Classroom

In August we set up our classroom for our first year of homeschooling.

Apple Tree Craft

In September we had a lot of fun learning about apples during Tot School.

Columbus Day Map

We did some fun Columbus Day Activities during October.

Mayflower Activity

During our Thanksgiving Unit we made this Mayflower, which Hailey and Hunter absolutely loved!

Polar Express Crafts

We had a Polar Express theme during December and Hailey drew a Polar Express Train, which turned out fantastic!

We had a really fun 2013 and we’re excited to see what 2014 will bring!

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Polar Express Party

24
Dec

Last week was full of fun preparations for Christmas!  Thursday and Friday were all about The Polar Express.

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I used painter’s tape to make a railroad track on the floor.  We used some cardboard boxes from some of my online shopping to build a train.

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Hunter and Hailey sitting in the train.

Thursday we did a variety of learning activities after we read The Polar Express.  We finished up all of our work so that Friday could just be a party day :-)

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For art on Thursday we made these great trains.

On Friday we went to school in our pajamas :-)

We started out the day with some fun activities.

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Hunter and Hailey made some snow globes.

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Hailey decided to make her snowman look like Olaf from Frozen.  They turned out cute.

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Then they made a little graham cracker train.

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It only lasted a few minutes before they started eating it :-)

Then it was movie time!  Hunter and Hailey took their seats in our train.

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I punched their tickets

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They also had little jingle bells, which we could all hear ;-)

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Then I passed out hot chocolate and popcorn while they watched the movie.  It was a super fun day!

I hope everyone has a very Merry Christmas!!

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