Saturday, May 23, 2009

Tot School Weekly Wrap-Up

We had a busy week at Tot School this week. We continued doing our Montessori-inspired trays, which included stamping shapes onto paper using triangle, square, circle and rectangle shaped stamps (very messy!); using our wire bead stringer; spooning beans using a tiny ladel and wooden sorting tray; pumping water using a cleaned out soap dispenser, bowl and a towel for wiping up; dropping clothespins into an empty soda bottle; and our paintcan color matching game. M loved them all, and even starting mixing trays (pumping water into the soda bottle, for instance). She kept getting out the pieces to her brother's Qwirkle game, Care Bear checkers, and her hairclips to match by colors too!

Clothespin Drop:

Bean spooing and sorting:

Pumping water:

Stamping shapes:

She also did lot's of dramatic play with her Little People this week. She makes them talk to each other, and names them after family members. Too cute!

Of course, we played outside a lot at the park, in our wading pool, or doing sidewalk chalk. She loves to play baby basketball inside using a laundry basket, and did this daily! Our art project this week was our self-portraits.

Baby Basketball:

Sidewalk Chalk with J:

We ended the week playing with our puzzles, sailing our colored ice boat in the bathtub, and reading on our new felt storyboard.

That was our week at Tot School. Don't forget to see what the other's did in their Tot Schools this week!


  1. Wow! You've given me so many ideas. I'm a bit afraid of leaving water activities out for RockerTot, but I'll get brave one of these days. Thanks for sharing!

  2. I am using the clothespin idea next week for our "C" learning! Thanks for sharing.

  3. Love the water pumping! :) And I really need to get some washable ink pads so we can use some stamp sets...


  4. Pumping water is such a great idea, K would love that!!!

    Thanks for linking up this week!

    ;) Carisa


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