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Tot School

20
Jul

Hunter is 31 months old.

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Letter Y activities:

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

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Hunter used colored pencils to color his letter Y paper.

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 Hunter loves the do-a-dot papers and has gotten pretty good at stamping the circles.

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He added some letter Y stamps to his Y paper.

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We glued yellow yarn onto the letter Y.

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Y is for Yo Yo.

Shapes and colors:

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Hunter used water colors to decorate his shape paper.

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He colored the yo-yos the correct color with his crayons.

Sensory:

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Hunter had beads in his sensory bin this week.  He used a measuring cup to scoop the beads from one bin to the other.

Manipulatives:

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He put magnetic pom poms onto the Y is for Yarn page.

Other:

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The pictures in this post are actually from several weeks ago- and it was the week of our last official day of school for Hailey.  So, we took some last day of school pictures and this is Hunter on our last day of school.

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The top paper in this picture is one that Hunter did on our first day of Tot School back in September and the bottom page is the one he did on the last day of school.  It was fun to compare his coloring and his answers to the questions.

Next week we will finish up the alphabet and then we have some other fun activities to do during the summer (until the baby arrives:-)).

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Tot School

13
Jul

Hunter is 30 months old.

Tot School

Letter X activities:

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

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Hunter coloring his letter X paper.

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Stamping the letter X onto this paper.  He loves using the stamps!

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We made an X is for X-ray

Shapes & Colors:

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Our shape this week was the rectangle- Hunter worked hard at stamping some rectangles onto his paper.

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Hunter knows all of his colors, but he really enjoys doing these printables, so we keep using these.  He doesn’t need any help– he looks at the color word and finds the right marker to color the picture.

Sensory:

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One day Hunter played with shaving cream in his sensory bin.  It was a huge mess, but he had a great time.

Other:

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We practiced counting by putting a number on the paper and then counting out the correct number of pieces.

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Tot School

29
Jun

 Hunter is 30 months.

Tot School

Letter W activities:

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

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Hunter loves doing the do-a-dot printables for the letters.  I have to make sure we do one of these every week.

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 Hunter colored his letter W paper and then glued some foam Ws onto the window.

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I love that Hunter can do these color papers all by himself.  He looks at the color word and then finds the right marker to color with.

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W is for Worm.
(I usually just do the same letter craft with Hunter that I did with Hailey when she was in tot school… but lately I’ve been asking Hailey for ideas and she has some really creative ideas for our letter crafts and this was one of her great ideas.)

Shapes:

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We focused on the triangle again this week- I’ve been doing the same shape for 2 weeks since Hunter does not know all of his shapes yet.  Hunter used a triangle shaped block to do some triangle paint stamping.

Manipulatives:

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This is another activity that I can just put out on the table for Hunter and when wants to, he’ll just sit down and do it without any help.  I put the paper onto a baking sheet and then he puts the magnetic pom poms onto the circles.

Other:

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We are continuing out caterpillar/butterfly unit.  We ordered some caterpillars and watched them grow and then form a chrysalis.

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Every day Hailey read us a book about butterflies.  She even used a butterfly puppet when she read on this particular day.  Hunter definitely enjoyed it!

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Hailey and Hunter painted one side of a butterfly, then folded the other side over to show how butterflies wings are symmetrical.

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Hunter’s butterfly on the top and Hailey’s on the bottom.

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These activities are actually from a couple of weeks ago, I’m behind in my posting- so this is Hunter working on Father’s Day picture frame gift.  Hailey painted half of it and Hunter painted the other half.  Later they added some scrapbook stickers of tools but I never took a picture of the finished frame.

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Tot School

22
Jun

Hunter is 30 months old.

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Letter V Activities:

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We always start the week with a letter paper- this printable is from 1+1+1=1.

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Hunter decorated a letter V to make our letter project.

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V is for volcano.

Shapes:

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The shape we concentrated on this week was the triangle.  I put painter’s tape onto a piece of paper and had Hunter paint all around the paper.

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Then I peeled the tape off and we were left with this triangle.

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Hunter practiced his shapes with this shape printable  from 1+1+1=1.  I put it on a cookie sheet, then asked him to find a shape, and he found the shape and put a magnetic pom pom on the shape I asked for.

Sensory:

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Hunter played with Mickey and Minnie in this bin of pom poms.

Manipulatives:

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Hunter and Hailey used our unifix cubes to build all sorts of things- but mostly swords to fight each other.

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We used the magnetic pom poms again to practice numbers.

Other:

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We are working on a super fun unit all about caterpillars and butterflies.  Hailey has read a different book each day during science.

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For one craft we made these cute caterpillars- pom poms glued onto clothespins, then we added googly eyes.

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The next day we put our caterpillars into toilet paper tubes and wrapped yarn around them to represent a chrysalis.

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Then we colored coffee filters with washable markers and sprayed them with water.  When the colors run together it looks so pretty- we used these to turn our caterpillars into butterflies.

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Hailey and Hunter made life cycle plates about the butterflies.  Hunter loves it when he gets to do whatever Hailey is doing!

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Here is Hunter’s finished life cycle plate- eggs to larva (caterpillar) to pupa (chrysalis) to adult (butterfly).

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We also made some butterfly sun catchers.

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Here is Hunter’s finished butterfly.

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We sang a song about a caterpillar turning into a butterfly.  Hailey and Hunter loved the song and the hand motions to go with it.  Here are the words that we sang:

I saw a caterpillar
climbing up a tree.
He wiggled and he wiggled,
he wiggled right at me.
I put him in a box,
“Stay right there,” I said.
But, when I opened up the box
a butterfly instead.
I couldn’t do it,
even if I tried.
Only God in heaven
could make a butterfly.

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