Saturday, May 22, 2010

Tot School

Kayleigh is 27 months old

Tot School

We had a short week this week, only two days worth of Tot School. We got busy with errands. Important ones like the Scholastic Warehouse Sale. Because homeschoolers never have enough books. Not even homeschoolers like us, who use Sonlight.

The plan this week was to start our Very Hungry Caterpillar theme. I had pulled activities from Carisa's VHC Tot Pack, Confessions of a Homeschooler's LotW (C), and Making Learning Fun. So we still have a lot to continue our theme for a while.

Of course, we read The Very Hungry Caterpillar. Several times. Kayleigh liked sticking her fingers in the holes. Just like Mackenzie used to.

We did a VHC magnet page that used Magnets of varying sizes. She actually did a pretty good job of using the correct sizes.

We sorted big and little caterpillars using COAH's caterpillar sorting printables. We used a different mat, as Kayleigh hasn't been ready for sorting more than 2 objects yet. But she did a great job this time so next week I think we'll attempt to sort small, medium, and large caterpillars.

My biggest surprise was when we played with the Shape Learning Wheel from 1+1+1=1. She matched them all correctly. The first time. None of her usual "mommy mind games" where she goes through every incorrect choice and then refuses to try the right one. Woot! We used the shapes from our Lauri Toys Primer Pack as our game pieces.

We practiced our colors while playing with our MEGA Bloks .

She's finally showing an interest in the LeapFrog Tag Junior that she got for Christmas.

We worked on number recognition with this cute activity from No Time for Flashcards. We just did numbers 1-5 because that's what we're working on at the moment. Kayleigh was really cooperative, again. She tried really hard to get the stickers on the dots and didn't try to add extras. I'm enjoying this more cooperative Tot Schooler. (Disclaimer: The cooperation has not permeated the rest of our lives. LOL)

And Kayleigh's favorite thing this week was a new book that she got at the Book Fair, My First Jumbo Book of Shapes. We've probably read it about 50 times since Wednesday. I'll have to see if I can't find the rest of the series.

Hop on over to 1+1+1=1 and see what the other Tot Schoolers have been up too.


Musical Mama said...

Looks like a great week! I like those caterpillars for size sorting, I'll have to check those out. I LOVE her cute outfits! :)

Anonymous said...

What a wonderful week! I love that picture of her w/ the tag jr. and the surprised look on her face!

Dawn said...

So glad that the cooperation (at least for Tot School...) is sticking around! Hooray!

She is such a cutie! I love that fun little dress she's wearing in several of the pictures.

I've been wracking my brain for a theme for our Letter V week coming up soon. Maybe I'll just go with V is for "V"ery Hungry Caterpillar. Perhaps it's cheating, but you made it look like a fun theme! :)

Carisa said...

So glad she is cooperating for Tot School for ya! She is so cute! I love your schoolroom makeover by the way, I meant to email you about it awhile ago but forgot! It's awesome!

Jen said...

Looks like such a fun week. So glad to hear she is being so cooperative :)

On a side note: I am just starting to look at homeschool curriculum and I have read a lot of good things about Sonlight. I was just wondering what you thought of the it comparable to others or is it truly worth the $$?


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