Sunday, March 28, 2010

Having Fun Learning

 Tot School

Our week in TOTSchool/Preschool 

Emily is 37 months old

Juliette is 8 months old IMG_2625

Emily and her friend went to the Circus!   Both girls really liked the glow in the dark bracelets that my friend got for them from the Dollar Tree instead of buying the over priced light up toys that they sell thereIMG_2635

Emily’s favorite part was seeing the elephants.  


This week we made the letter P for Piano.  I thought that Sarah did a great job putting this together for the Girls.  The finished P’s looked so cute! IMG_2665Emily loves using the bingo dauber.  She used this print out from Confessions of a Homeschooler to make the  letter p.IMG_2666IMG_2667 The girls made Easter Egg Collages.  First they colored an Easter Egg printout, Emily used green since that is her favorite color.  Then they had foam stickers, shiny stickers, ribbon and pom poms to decorate their egg with.  I really liked how this project came out.IMG_2671

We also made Pizza’s for lunch.  These were really yummy and went along really well with our P theme!!


Emily received the Leap Frog Word Whammer Fridge Phonics for her first birthday.  We have always had it out around the house but the only thing she ever really did with it was push the button to listen to the ABC song (which is actually how she learned to sing her ABC’s)  Since she has been watching Leap Frog - Letter Factory, she is obsessed with letters and has really started to enjoy using the Word Whammer.  She was able to follow the directions to make the words.  Here she is pushing the letters that she put into the correct spots. 


For our stART project we read Good Egg and Emily painted Tin Foil Easter Eggs.


For some fine motor skills practice I cut up straws and gave them to Emily to thread onto some green lanyard.


Emily helped me make The Pioneer Woman’s Prune Cake.  She loved sifting the dry ingredients together as well as practicing scooping, pouring and dumping!


Emily recieved Dr Seuss Super Stretchy ABCsgame for Christmas.  Since she has been doing so well with her letter recognition I thought she would enjoy this game and boy was I right!  We have played this every day this week and she absolutely loves it. 

This game is excellent not only for letter recognition but also for following directions.  It is similar to the idea of twister, you have to try to put your hands, feet and even ear to  as many of the letters as you are directed to.  For each one you are able to do you get to keep that letter token.  The winner is the player that has the secret letter at the end of the game.

IMG_2725After art group on Friday we drove out East to visit Emily’s cousin.  My sister-in-law invited us over for lunch and then to go to a bunny program at their local library.  Emily was so excited to get to hold a little bunny.  The woman that came did a fantastic job talking to the children about bunnies.  She also taught them to count in sign language.  Emily was really into it so I think I am going to start trying to teach it to her and Juliette.


Emily holding the bunny on her lap while her cousin pet it.


Emily and me with the bunny.


Tiny Tot School

Juliette is doing so much recently that I am so excited that I am able to include her in my TOTSchool post!


Juliette loves other kids, while the girls were working on their projects she was excited to be “playing” with Braeden.


   I put four of the balls that we had in Juliette’s toy box into this muffin pan.  I moved it around and she watched the balls move in holes.  She enjoyed picking them up and banging them together.

While she was playing I caught some of it on video.


Our favorite books from this week:

  • Little Critter’s Easter ~ Mercer Mayer
  • Good Egg ~ Barney Saltzberg
  • Chicka Chicka Boom Boom ~ Bill Martin Jr.
  • Bye-Bye Big Bad Bullybug! ~ Ed Emberley

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sbswtp said...

I love the pictures of the bunnies :) It looks like Emily had lots of fun last week! I will miss you this week :) P.S. Braeden misses his beloved Juliette already.... :)

Jolanthe said...

super sweet that you have a bitty in Tot School. :)

Rebecca said...

Great week Michelle!

phasejumper said...

Love the video! My youngest turns 8 months on Easter and he loves to bang blocks etc. together, too! B@FrymanFour

Cassie said...

I love the pics w/the bunny. That must have been fun!

Anonymous said...

What a fun week! I love that you guys got to see some bunnies!

Cindy said...

What a great week. We love making homemade pizza. Yum and the bunnies. Too cute.

Anonymous said...

We made homemade pizza last week too. Yum! I love the dots outfit that Emily has on. And if this is your house, then you have that exact same Boppy slipcover that we have. It's right next to me right now too. This must stop, it's getting too bizarre. =p

Susan-Chasing Marcus said...

I think it is great that you always involve E in your cooking and baking. That is something that I don't do nearly enough with my little one. Thanks for providing some encouragement to do so!


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