Sunday, September 18, 2011

Tot School ~ T and Tools

(Alex is 3.5 years and Max is 24 months.)

This week, we worked on Raising Rock Stars Preschool letter T.  We also did a Tools theme using these printables

The boys had FOUR playdates this week and Alex wasn’t in the mood to do tot school one day.  As a result, we’re not quite finished with the letter T! 

On our first day, Alex was VERY excited to do his “Getting Ready for T” page.
(Max was playing with paintbrushes…and no paint.)

 September2011 148 September2011 149

Alex sequenced the hammers by size.
(Max went down the slide.)

 September2011 151 September2011 152

With no help at all, he did his pre-writing page almost flawlessly!

September2011 153

Usually, he wants me to literally hold his hand as he works.  Today, he did it independently.  I think he did a great job.  Alex was quite proud of himself, too!

September2011 154

I thought Alex would be tired of this letter-matching game, but he LOVED it!  We took turns picking a letter tile, naming it, and placing it on the page.  September2011 155

Alex read the “What Color…” book to me.   (No, he can’t read, but the text is entirely predictable…)September2011 158 Max LOVES matching games.  That’s my discovery in the past few weeks.  This week, he had a great time doing the shadow matching cards and learning the names of these tools.

September2011 159 September2011 160

He also matched the shapes on this shape mat.  You can see he’s pretty proud of himself.  He knows circle, star, and heart.  We’re working on the names of the other ones, but he can still match the pictures correctly. 

September2011 161 September2011 162 

With TWO hands, Alex worked on his T practice page.  I was annoyed that he wouldn’t even attempt to hold the marker correctly, but didn’t force the issue.

September2011 169September2011 166 

We worked on count & clip cards.  I can tell we didn’t practice one-to-one correspondence much through the summer, as he needed a lot of reminders to count correctly!

(See?  He got that much-needed haircut!  Yay!)

September2011 171

Alex worked on shadow matching and 4-part puzzle cards.

September2011 170

We did a few other little things, but not nearly everything.  I was planning to take this coming week entirely off for some special family time, but I think we’ll fit in at least 30 minutes to finish up the letter T in the coming week.

You can learn more about RRSP, Preschool Corner, or Tot School by clicking on the links below.  You’ll also see what other moms are doing with their tots and preschoolers!

Tot School

7 comments:

Drea said...

We're doing tools this week, so this is perfect! Thank you!

Our Country Road said...

What a great little set!!!

I would love it if you would add this to my link up as well.

http://ourcountryroad.blogspot.com/2011/09/pinterest-tuesday-nesting-edition.html

Marlynn said...

Daisy absolutely refuses to hold the writing utensil correctly...I figure we'll get it one day...

Looks like you had a really good week and four play dates WOW!! Fun for Mom!

Jessica said...

Just wanted to thank you for the cute tools printbles. It was great :)

I made a link to your printables from my Tot School post. Thanks!!

The Iowa Farmer's Wife said...

The tool printables are too cute! My DD would love those!

Lindsay said...

Looks like a wonderful week! sometimes they just don't even want to try things.. Sammy is like this a little perfectionist so if he can't do it perfect he doesn't want to do it at all! Maybe a fun pencil and pencil grip would help?

Drea said...

Here's the link to our post with your printables. Thank you again!!! http://homeschooloftheblogosphere.blogspot.com/2011/10/tool-preschool-corner.html