Saturday, May 16, 2009

Our Week at Tot School

We have had a very busy week in our "Tot School" this week.

Our reading theme this week was cows. Books we read included:
Moo, Baa, LaLaLa by Sandra Boynton (one of "M"s favorites)
The Cow Who Clucked by Denise Fleming
The Cow That Laid an Egg by Andy Cutbill
And the Cow Said Moo by Mildred Phillips
No Moon, No Milk by Chris Babcock
Click, Clack, Moo Cows That Type by Doreen Cronin ("J"s favorite this week)
Moo in the Morning by Barbara Maitland
Two Cool Cows by Toby Speed
We worked on the shape of squares this week, including finding square objects around our house (books, pot holders, window panes, scrabble tiles, parts from the Hullaballoo game, and many more). We made squares from playdough and we made a cow shape on our paper using squares. J joined us in this activity! (Idea came from Letter of the Week.)



We took a break from cows to string macaroni on pipe cleaners, which was a hit with both kids.





We also played some fun games and worked on our trays. This week's trays included our Abby Cadabby 9-piece puzzle, which M can now solve on her own; our Farm Animal See n Say, playdough (a must), our bead necklaces, our blue color bag, and our pipe cleaners & pompom tube tray. I started the week out with a tray that included a felt caterpillar to string, but even after I showed M how to do this, she ignored it. I think it is too advanced for her, so we put it away and substituted the beads and a color matching game, both of which were a huge hit! This was M's first matching game, and she got very good at matching paintbrushes with paint cans. I got this printout from Childcareland.





We continued to color our carnation blue, and to play with our new goldfish as well. The weather was hot, so we took a popsicle break one afternoon.Be sure to check out what other's are doing in their Tot School at Carissa's blog.

2 comments:

  1. I thought you might be doing Letter of the Week when I saw the cow theme and square shape. Another great cow book is "Cock-A-Doodle-Moo." My kids demanded to be read that book for a week straight.

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  2. Thanks, we'll have to read that one!

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