Alex has a cold, and he’s been going back and forth between overly-energetic and g-r-o-u-c-h-y. Tot School was not on his agenda this week. When I asked him to pick an activity from his shelf one morning, Alex (rather angrily…) replied, “Mom, I will run away from Tot School!” (This is my normally cooperative, usually sweet child. Whoa.)
So much for cute little fish, paper bowl crab, and a paper plate aquarium scene. He wanted nothing to do with it. So, I went with the flow…and hope that next week will be a bit better!
Early in the week, Alex chose to sit & sort his chips by color. (The little colored containers came from an Easter egg decorating kit, but they just screamed out to me, “Save me for Tot School!”) Alex kept saying, “I will choose (color name) next.” Then he’d pick up that color and put it in the correct cup.
He grudgingly matched fish and numbers…the fish are from Confessions of a Homeschooler. We checked out a Winnie The Pooh Counting DVD from the library, and he’s enjoyed watching that a few times.
He hopped like a frog. By choice. For a long time. At least it kept him busy, right? And his diaper matched his animal of choice…
He tolerated the Five Little Fish activity from Childcareland.
He “read” Swimmy to himself. Never mind he’d never heard the story before. He refused to let me read it, and insisted he’d tell himself the story. He did let me read Curious George Goes to the Aquarium, which we picked up at the library...and read the same ten books that we read together over and over every week. I’m glad he loves books, and I know the importance of repetition!
He spent a LOT of time with his Melissa & Doug hinges puzzle. Note the change of clothes…it was played with every day this week!
He worked on the tractor sticker book that he cutely conned his Grandma P into buying for him. (Naughty boy! He walked right up to her in Borders and said, “Grandma, I need this!” Thank you, Grandma.)
I helped him find the right stickers, and he…uh…put them in the right (?!) places.
We also spent a LOT of time watching the backhoe putting in the septic at the new house across the street, driving his toy tractor around the front yard, push-mowing the front porch with his lawn mower, and playing in the driveway with his neighbor friend, Calvin, who stopped by one morning.
Next week is supposed to be P is for Pizza. I’m sure that I saved a post that was on a Tot School blog a while back, but it’s gone AWOL. If you posted a pizza week in the past few months, or if you remember who did, could you PLEASE let me know? I’d really appreciate it!