Sunday, September 5, 2010

Tot School

Kayleigh is 30 months old

Tot School

We survived another week and it went somewhat better than last week.   She was willing to do some things.  And she created a few “games” of her own.

We continued with D again this week and did a few letter related activities.

We finally got to use the dinosaur clip cards from COAH.  We ditched the clothespins and just used “treasures” to “feed” the dinosaurs.  She loves to “feed” anything.  Which is quite funny considering she can be such a picky eater.


We reviewed letters A-D using our large letter mats, also from COAH.  First she matched letter magnets to each card.  Then I’d call out random letters and she’d swat it with our fancy fly swatter.  Sometimes she’d even swat the right letter but, most of the time, she thought it was funnier to hit all the wrong letters.  Typical Kayleigh.  LOL

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We made our D page for our ABC book.  This week D was for Dragon.  We tried using out plastic dinosaurs to make “dragon” tracks on our D but it didn’t really work, although she enjoyed it anyway.

D was also for donut and doll house this week.

Her favorite activity of the week was supposed to be a sorting activity.  Sorting red, green, and blue gems into red, green, and blue cups.  Kayleigh, however, altered it a bit.  It became a pouring activity and she did it for hours everyday.

We also spent an evening doing nothing but puzzles.

My favorite thing about the week was the fact that I finally found a pair of scissors that she can use.  And she loved them.

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We got a keyboard for Mackenzie’s piano lessons and she enjoyed playing with that.  Another favorite this week was looking through Mackenzie’s school notebook from kindergarten.  She loves dragging that think out and flipping through it.

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She also came up with a few "unsanctioned" activities of her own. One involving multiple dumpings of all our tot tray manipulatives into our shape sorter, which she also refused to play with, and some artwork on my wall. The latter resulted in a time out. She was crying and screaming over that one, which is always comical, so I grabbed my camera. She hid her face in the wall as soon as she saw that. The joke’s on her though, I like the picture of her facing the corner better. So ha!

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Be sure to visit the Tot School website, by clicking the button at the top of the page, and see what the other tots have been up too.


Annette said...

We are going to be doing the letter D in the next week or two, so what great timing! I loved how you reviewed your letters! What fun!

Laura said...

Ah, gotta love the terrible twos, lol. We see plenty of that in our house too lately... Nonetheless, looks like you guys had a great week. Smiley would TOTALLY be into that pouring activity as well :)

Tracey M. said...

I took some time to look through your site (very nice!) and I really like that you put your goals for Tot School down on paper. Also you have a really good variety of tot tools. Looks like your daughter likes dinosaurs too! I especially like the picture of the time out. That looks familiar!

Kristen said...

I've never seen anything like those scissors; terrific that you foudn some that work for her!

Sounds like she is still full of "diva" even if she did decide to participate a bit more this week ;)

Morgan said...

I love reading about your week, it always makes me smile and reflect on all the "time out" worthy events at our house!

Cassie said...

I love the timeout pic! ha. We are doing a dinosaur theme next week, so it is neat to see the activities that you guys did.

Carrie said...

Oh, dear, the 'saying the wrong letter on purpose' thing sounds just like my son - it can be so hard not to get annoyed with him!!! Love the large letter mats - when we have a house that's large enough, I may look at making those! :)

Jessica said...
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Jessica said...

Those are some cool scissors! We also had our share of corner time too :)

Drea said...

Those scissors look great, I'll have to check them out!

Marla said...

Looks like a great week! And you can go ahead and tell your older daughter that I'm not too cool anymore! :) We didn't really have any organized activities this past week and anything we did do, I didn't take a picture of it!

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the comment on our blog. :-)

I love your idea of swatting the right letter with a fly swatter. I'm going to have to try that out with my 2-year-old. :-)

Lana said...

Love the scissors. I am going to have to order them!

Cheryl said...

LOL - I love the time out photo, the dress and hair are too cute :) Mmmm I'll come visit the next D week if I can have a doughnut too!


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