Sunday, June 28, 2009

Tot School for June 21-27, 2009

We started out the week with a plan full of activities, but somehow didn't end up doing most of them. Here is what we did do this week:

Circle time, which we added new this week, was a huge success! We do a prayer, sing some songs (nursery rhymes, ABCs), read a book and do any story stretchers along with it, and then do some music and movement time. M really enjoyed this time, as J joined us, and she got to play with her parachute!
M had her Tot Trays this week, but really only showed an interest in two of them. She loved using a glue stick to make tissue paper collages, and she loved pushing colored golf tees into a styrofoam cube. Whenever I have seen this one done, it usually involves a hammer, but I bought softer floral foam and M was able to push them in by hand. She really enjoyed this one!
We painted with icecubes to blend our water color pencils, and with colored ice cubes (this idea came from Chasing Cheerios).

Our Friday Field Trip to the local fire station was not well received. M was afraid of the noises the trucks made, and of the firemen in their gear, so she really didn't enjoy this one very much. J loved it, however.

We also went to the Art Museum for a day of crafting and improv theater, which both kids enjoyed!
It was too hot to turn on the oven any extra this week, so we did a non-baking project and made rainbow jello. It took two days because each layer had to set, but M loved watching each layer go in and loved eating it!
Finally, we spent a lot of time in our new reading area!
That was our week at Tot School. For more Tot School ideas, go to Carisa's blog here!

5 comments:

  1. Homeschool MadnessJune 28, 2009 at 2:29 PM

    Looks like a great week to me!

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  2. I love the ice cube painting. It sounds like fun. I'm not sure if I'm ready to leave a glue stick out for RockerTot or not, but he does love to use them. BTW, half the time he pushes his golf tees into his foam and just uses the claw end of his hammer to pull them out. He loves tools and wants to try to use them just like his Papa and his Daddy. Thanks for sharing!

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  3. I think I will try the glue stick and tissue paper idea next week! I love the dress in the last picture (Shelby Lynn has one just like it, teehee)!

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  4. I like the idea of circle time. I might have to add that in to our schedule for some dedicated time for singing, reading, etc.

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  5. Ice cube painting is sooooo much fun!!! I have yet to try this with tot!!!

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