Tot School and Preschool Weekly Round-Up

Logi-Bear 23 months
Royal – 3 years 11 months

We’ve had a pretty busy few weeks.  We’re really getting into All About Reading Pre-Reading with Royal.  He loves singing the alphabet song and pointing at the letters.  We often end up doing it multiple times a day!  That’s the only formal curriculum we have, and we’re doing it at his leisure.  He’s really taking to the program though!

I haven’t posted a weekly round-up in a few weeks, so this encompasses our B and C week!

Royal found a bag of shells and wanted to check them out, so we carefully dumped them out into a tub.  He investigated them for quite awhile!  He was comparing them, feeling the soft versus bumpy ones, and testing how fragile they are.
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Logi-Bear found our measuring tape and went around “measuring” things for awhile.  This one only comes out to about 5 inches, but I’ve ‘donated’ one of my extra sewing tapes to the boys.  It’s available to them 24/7 so they can measure whatever they want!
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We made a bouquet of button flowers.  This was some great fine-motor practice!
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First, you string the buttons onto the pipe cleaner.
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Then you twist and twist and twist!IMG_0232

Royal liked making large flowers!
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We ended up with quite a large bouquet!!  It’s currently sitting in the middle of our table!IMG_0240

 

We had a small egg hunt.  I put letters A-C, plus a few extras that Royal already knows, into some eggs.  I put an uppercase in one egg, and a lowercase in another egg.
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Then we played a matching game!  Royal was so excited to see his favorite letters in the eggs!
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Royal ‘caught’ me baking with Baloo and I promised him that the two of us would bake together.  We’ve never baked together before so I wanted to make something easy.  I picked up a cookie mix at the store that required just 2 extra ingredients.  Royal was able to help measure the butter and crack the egg.  He also poured the mix in and stirred!
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I showed him how to drop teaspoon size buts on the cookie sheet and he did really well with it!!
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Royal has been very interested in cutting lately.  I got our our collection of fun scissors for him to try out. 
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He decided to use different scissors for each line!
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We did the ‘color by size’ sheet from my Zoomin Moving ABCs.  Then I cut the buses out and we sorted them by size.
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I’m trying to build out letter wall, so I encourage Royal to do at least one letter activity every week.  This week we painted the B…
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And added the buses!
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He wasn’t so interested in doing the B sheet from All About Reading so we put it in a sheet protector and used it as a playdough mat instead.  First he smushed the B.
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Then he used a straw to poke holes in the B
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Logi-Bear was having fun with the play-dough and straws!
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We’ve had a few fun weeks!!  It’s so nice to be getting back into a tot school/preschool routine. 

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Comments

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    Coming over from Tot School at 1+1+1… Some great activities! I’m really inspired by the button bouquets – we’ll be doing something like that for sure when we do B. We’ve just done T, but we’re going out of order. I have girls. Is I had boys, I’d be using your Zoomin’ Movin’ alphabet every week. I’m downloading them as you put them out any way. I liked your idea of using both ‘c’ sounds (crane and cementtruck). Are you still toying with this idea? Would be great if you could make it fit for G too.

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    I really like the Button Bouquets, too, the smooshed B and the photos of little hands hard at work! :) 
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