Sunday, January 24, 2010


Tot School

Our week in TOTSchool

Emily is 35 months old.

These are the past two weeks in TOTSchool and I am now finally caught up!! It definitely feels good to be back on track. I am looking forward to some great activities in the next few weeks. Emily has really started to show and interest in letters and writing them so that is what we will start to focus on.


We worked on the letter Ii with our friends at Sarah’s house. She has some good pictures of the finished products. We made igloos for our Alphabet book.


We made handprint/fingerprint penguins. I loved the way these came out. They look like they are marching across the paper. We used the side of their fist for the body and then their fingerprints to make the white belly, beak and feet.


Gluing mini marshmallows on this snowman was a great fine motor skill practice. They also enjoyed eating the marshmallows :0)


Emily had fun stamping with this penguin rubber stamp that she received for Christmas. I couldn’t believe what a great job she did lining them up. I left her to do what she wanted with it and really expected to see a bunch on top of each other. When she finished she called me over and asked me to write their names under them. Many of them were named Grandma and Grandpa I thought that was pretty funny.


We started a color wheel project in our Art Group. For the first week we did red. We will collage the primary colors and then work on the secondary colors.

IMG_1048We made blob paintings after reading It Looked Like Spilt Milk. Emily decided hers looked like a butterfly and it really did!


This, handwriting ring from Confessions of a Homeschooler was my favorite printout of the week!! I can’t wait to make some more. Emily loved working on it and it stayed out all week. She did an amazing job tracing the lines and different patterns too. I think she is definitely ready to work on letters now.


Emily decorated a teddy bear cupcake and Juliette really wanted to taste some, but she still has a while to go before we introduce her to these sweets!!


When we were at my mom’s house Emily wanted to play with these Make a Picture Tiles. This was one of my favorite games/toys when I was little. You get to make all different pictures with the different tile cards. My mom had this from when she used to sell discovery toys.


For our stART project we made paper plate penguins after reading If I Were a Penguin.

IMG_1265 During our Art Group we worked on our Color Wheel Project. This week we focused on Yellow. Here Emily is painting with spaghetti

Some of our favorite books from this week:

  • It Looked Like Spilt Milk ~ Charles Shaw
  • If You Give a Pig a Pancake ~ Laura Numeroff
  • If You Were a Penguin ~ Wendell and Florence Minor
  • Good Night Moon ~ Margret Wise Brown

Check out the great things that others are doing with their children by clicking the buttons on the top of this page!!


Jo Shabo said...

Love the blob paintings. So cute!:)
My little one LOVES stamps too-- how cute that she wanted the names on them!

Theresa Mezo said...

I love the handwriting rings, thank you for sharing the link!
the painting with spaghetti looks like messy fun too! :)

Our Little Family said...

Such a great week Michelle!! Emily TOTALLY looks ready for letters! Look how well she holds that marker as she traces the lines. Amazing!

I also LOVE the penguin stamping! I need to get the stamps out for Maddie again. They've been put away for a while but I'm sure she'd love to play with them again.

As always... Awesome activities!

Elise said...

The handprint / fingerprint penguins are so adorable.

I am going to check out Confessions Of A Homeschooler for the handwritying ring. Emily is so neat and precise at tracing the lines.

The Make A Picture tiles looks like a fun activity. I imagine Savvy would really enjoy doing this.

The pictures of Juliette starting her first foods are adorable. Both Savvy and Blakie could not get enough of my home made apple and pear purees - they gobbled it up every time, so simple and yet they seemed to really enjoy it.

Mama to 5 said...

nice job, looked like a v ery fun week! :)

Jess said...

Such a fun two weeks! I love the marshmellow snowman!! What a FUN activity!

Anonymous said...

What a wonderful week! That tile toy looks like so much fun! I also love the color wheels!

sbswtp said...

What a great two weeks :) We will miss you this week! Ryleigh has been liking the stuff from confessions of a homeschooler also:)Emily holds the marker really well!!! Definitely time for letters- so exciting!

Rebecca said...

Haha- i love the penguins she named. She is too cute.

Natalie PlanetSmarty said...

Great week - your own March of the Penguins is pretty cute. I wish we had this stamp last week when we did Ice Worlds. I am impressed with Emily's tracing - she always seemed to be ahead in her motor skills and ability to stay on a task. Anna is a few months older, but her interest in tracing is really on again off again and no interest in writing anything except her name :)

Nadia said...

i love the spaghetti painting and hope to try that the next time deen has spaghetti :)
all your projects looked great this week!


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