We spent two weeks attempting to cover this unit. The first week was at Grandma & Grandpa’s house, where he just had no interest in sitting to learn. We did read our “theme book” multiple times a day there, and Alex loved it.
We tried again after returning home. Daddy had a day off, we had errands to run, we prepared for a birthday party, and (honestly) Alex just wasn’t into this theme on the days we tried. Here’s what we did accomplish. (And I just realized he wore the same shirt at Grandma’s house and our house…these pictures are from both places, but the shirt is the same.)
This week’s printables came from:
Alex used marshmallows (our “snowballs”) to cover the alphabet letters as I called them out. This picture was taken at Grandma’s house. We did it again at home, and he just didn’t get into this one. He pretended not to know his letters most of the time.
We matched up shapes to the proper spot on the matching mat. He liked this, and he did it quickly! I was surprised to find that he already recognized and could name a diamond. Alex did not know hexagon, so at least there was something new to him!
He sorted snowflakes by size – small, medium, large. With a little effort to keep him on track, Alex could easily complete this task.Oh, how he loves to attempt scissors. He’s really not there yet, though. He just makes random “chops” into the paper.
He did this snowman page from his Cut & Paste book. I cut, he had to glue and arrange the 3 pieces to create a snowman.
We worked on black, white, and gray. Alex can easily recognize black. He calls white things ‘black’, though, and I can’t figure out why. He still can’t remember gray, but that’s okay – at least we’ve introduced it!
Alex was VERY proud of his pre-writing sheet, even though it doesn’t show in the picture. He did SUCH a good job on the last one that I drew a star by it. He was quite proud of that star!
Back to shapes – Alex really enjoyed this one. It’s probably the one things he was excited to do this week, and he did it well!
Alex practiced his scissors skills, too. A certain sister of mine (you know who you are…) called and distracted us during Tot School. I left the room for a few minutes, and when I returned, Alex had used his scissors to cut a few pages that didn’t require cutting. (See the lower right?) Oh well – it wasn’t too bad! And you can call any time, big sister! ;)
So, anyway, although we still had LOTS of activities to try, we had a VERY unwilling tot! I decided we’d still have the theme next year, and it’s time to move on.
Up next – the moon! (We started this morning, and he was THRILLED! He wanted to do EVERYTHING in the pack! We only stopped because Max woke from his nap. I’m so glad he was excited by this new theme!)
To see what other tots are doing this week, be sure to check out the Tot School blog!