Friday, April 23, 2010

Having Fun Learning

Our week in TOTSchool and Preschool

Emily is 38 months old and Juliette is 9 months old

 IMG_3133The girls playing with the instruments waiting for Music Class to begin.  I love that both Emily and Juliette are able to participate together.  They both enjoy the class so much! 

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The girls  made star covered S’s to add to their Alphabet Books.

IMG_3141Then they did a letter hunt that Sarah made and used bingo daubers to mark the S when they found it.

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Emily planted strawberry seeds.  This was a kit that came with the pot, compressed soil pellet, and seeds.  Emily liked watching the soil expand as we added water to it.  Now she is excited to see her plant grow!

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Emily picked the green stamp pad to do some stamping. 

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Emily sorted Plants and Animals.  She practiced cutting, pasting and classifying in this activity. 

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Sarah printed these cards from Confessions of a Homeschooler and I laminated them.  We gave the girls clothes pins.  First they counted the dots, said the number and then clipped the correct number of clothes pins onto the card.  This activity was great practice in number recognition as well as practicing fine motor skills.

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Emily did this number match worksheet.  She counted the hearts and drew a line to match it to the numeral.  When she counts I had her put a dot on each heart so that she remembered which ones she counted.  It also helps with one to one correspondence.IMG_3197

For our stART project we read Fancy Nancy Every Day is Earth Day and made Earth Day Cookies.

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Emily built towers with her Duplo’s.  She spent all afternoon building, counting and sorting with these toys.  Even Juliette had fun joining in and playing with them.

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Emily used a dropper to water her plant.  She has checked it every morning to see if there are any sprouts.  I can’t wait for her to find them!!

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During Art Group we focused on Triangles.  We did negative space paintings.  Emily taped cut out triangles onto a piece of construction paper and then painted the around the edges of the paper.  Then she pulled of the triangles.  It is such  a neat effect!

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We also made a triangle collage.  I cut out all different sized triangles and then Emily placed them onto the sticky side of a triangle shaped piece of contact paper.  She said that she was making hers look like a tree and stacked a bunch of the triangles together.

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Juliette enjoys exploring all of Braeden’s toys.  The rain stick entertained her for a while.

IMG_3161 IMG_3162      Juliette explored her nesting cups.  She loved pulling them out and then clapping them together.  She was so focused on them the whole time she was playing with them.IMG_3212

Juliette digging for Duplo’s.  I loved how she climbed up and over the bin and tried to get all the different pieces.

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When Emily’s tower fell over Juliette grabbed a group that stayed stacked together.  She worked really hard at pulling them all apart all by herself.  I kept putting more together to give her once she finished.  She was so focused on this.

  

Our favorite books from this week:

  • Fancy Nancy: Every Day is Earth Day ~ Jane O’Connor
  • Fletcher and the Springtime Blossoms ~  Julia Rawlinson
  • Peekaboo Bathtime ~ DK Publishing
  • I Love Bugs ~ Emma Dodd

 

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11 comments:

Confessions Of A Homeschooler said...

Looks like you had fun, and I LOVE Emily's hair!

sbswtp said...

Fantastical... :) Thanks for linking to me....I am slightly concerned that I will not have my pictures up for a post this week...eeeeeek...Love the Tiny Tot School...with Brae Brae in his Jammies...Also Loving the Tower Emily built and Juliette's concentration on the blocks...soooo cute!

Christy said...

You do so many wonderful things with the girls. They must have so much fun! Do you plan on home schooling them as they get older? You are a great teacher!

An Almost Unschooling Mom said...

I hope the strawberry sprouts soon - they get so excited when their plants grow :)

Raising a Happy Child said...

I hope you'll see the plants soon - Emily's tower is quite impressive too. We love Duplo and now Lego here.

Ticia said...

Duplos are so much fun.

Lindsay said...

What a fun week! Duplos are always a big hit at our house too :-)

Cheryl said...

Wow! You guys did a lot of projects! It looks like they had so much fun :) I love the thick beautiful hair of your girl's :)

Rebecca said...

Juliette is getting so big!

Elise said...

Emily's tower is very impressive. You do so many different sorts of activities each week and I always look forward to stopping by your blog.

Jacque said...

I love your ideas - I am going to try planting some seeds with my 2 yr olds this week. I am now following you so I can keep getting more ideas for Tot School and Tiny Tot School. Have a great day!

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