I’m lumping 2 short weeks together into one post. The nasty cold/cough that’s been going around has hit our family, leaving us with few days when there was no time or motivation to work on Tot School.
This week was FUN! Alex has been waiting very impatiently for Cars Week! Unfortunately, with doctor visits and sick kiddos, we only did 1.5 days of Tot School…but we packed in as much as we could!
Prewriting – Alex grabbed this from my hand, grabbed a marker, and did this without a bit of assistance. Not perfect, but he did his best.
Count with Cars – we worked together to put the numbers in order from 1 – 10.
Cars Shadow Matching – there were only 4 shapes, so this took about 10 seconds to complete! I guess I need to make more cards for next time!
A little extra fun – Cars stickers that Aunt Annie gave to Alex for Christmas. We hung on to these for our Cars week! Without any prompting, Alex named the shape of each sticker as he stuck it on the paper.
The Parking Lot game – this should be a great game, but Alex did not like being limited in how he could play with his toy cars. Eventually, he did get finished with game…but I don’t think he’d willingly play it again :( Really, it’s a great game…just an unwilling preschooler!
Alex INSISTED on doing Tot School on Valentines Day, even with a temp of 103*. Poor baby felt rotten, but he wasn’t going to miss his Tot School!
We used pages and activities from:
- Musings of Me (where we found the majority of our materials this week!)
- Making Learning Fun (count & clip cards)
- Confessions of a Homeschooler (number matching)
We tried Count & Clip cards for the first time, and Alex really liked this activity. We’ve been really practicing one-to-one correspondence when counting, so he & Mommy carefully pointed to each candy heart on the card. When he concentrates, Alex does a GREAT job! Prewriting – I love the concentration with the tongue sticking out!
Matching hearts to numbers – we just did 1 – 5, as Alex’s attention span wouldn’t have held out any longer!
Color the hearts. Although he put only the tiniest bit of color on each heart, Alex LOVED finding the right color and drawing on the hearts. (Yes, I definitely helped him write his name.)
We made chocolate sugar cookies on a day when both boys were feeling decent. YUM! The recipe is on allrecipes.com, and these cookies are DELICIOUS! We cut them into heart shapes and sprinkled with red sugar before baking. (I didn’t have the energy to even consider frosting them!)
These were Max’s first taste of cookie dough, and he loved it!
So, two weeks lumped together into one lengthy post…if you made it this far, I’m impressed! :) Hopefully we’re on the road to recovery, and we can enjoy some Dr. Seuss fun in the coming week! We made a few quick printables to keep us busy in the coming week…enjoy! :)
Check out what other Tot School kids did this week by clicking on the link in the right margin. Have a great week!