We Still Do Tot School
Mr. Me-Too is currently 45 months old.
It’s been a bit of a rocky start to our week, so I thought I would post pictures from some elements of our Tot School over the past 6 weeks. I need a little bit of a reminder of some of the fun we have had.
It’s been a long time since I’ve given you a peak into our school day. But just so you know, we still do Tot School. And don’t think that I am wonder mom—these pictures are from SEVERAL weeks!
Here we go:
We have been working through the alphabet, creating animal letters as we go. I have roughly 6 websites that I rely on to keep me inspired for our “letter learning.” Whenever I get an email from Totally Tots, Confessions of a Homeschooler, 1+1+1=1, Spell Out Loud, Delightful Learning, or Homeschool Creations and it relates to the alphabet, I save it into a folder. Then, instead of searching on the internet, it is ready to go when I need it on my computer.
N for Nest . . .
We did O for Ostrich . . . but I don’t have a picture.
And P for Penguin . . .
More letter activities included, Handwriting Without Tears practice workbook and wood letters.
We are still plodding away through All About Spelling. I gave Mr. Me-Too the sound and he had to put the alphabet magnet on the correct letter.
This was a tot tray that was alphabet related and inspired by Carisa’s bottle cap alphabet activity. In this tray, Mr. Me-Too had to match the letter to the correct alphabet bottle cap.
Mr. Smackdown (5) loved the paintbrush sweeping, but Mr. Me-Too got super duper frustrated with the glitter. I switched his tray to beans . . . but he still got mad at moving the beans with the paintbrush. He just wanted to use his fingers!
Tearing tickets is a favorite at our house.
Followed by placing them in a jar.
Don’t ask me how I came up with this next tot tray. It is rather unusual. I cut a square in a toilet paper roll. Mr. Me-Too had to drop the beans through the hole down into the mini-pail. He was frustrated with the fine motor skills required . . . but that can be a good thing – his brain and hands had to work together.
Counting Bear Math . . .
Discovery Toys Alphabet Fishing . . .
Sorting household items . . .
Spooning and sifting rice . . .
Tracing . . .
Well, the troops are done with rest time. Which means . . . time for me to get off of the computer.