Tot School - Letter L

Sunday, November 27, 2011

Abby is 39.5 months.

Tot School

This week was rather short and uneventful as far as school was concerned.  We did, however, go over the letter L and talked about the letter sound.

Abby played alphabet bingo...


We made our favorite trail mix for a nice snack.


Had to pause briefly for a requested photo..


Back to work, she matched the shadows to the pictured items from this Fall Fun preschool pack.



Categorized apples and leaves in the right columns..


Unscrambled the numbers to create a picture in numerical order.


Rolled the cube to complete a number graph.  She learned about rows and columns and used her fingers to find the right square to make her dot mark.




Next, she worked on positional terms and gluing.




And, she took time to decorate a turkey decoration for Thanksgiving.  We talked about the history of the holiday and why we celebrate together.






Tot School- Letter K and Autumn Theme

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Abby is 39 months.

Tot School


Unfortuantly, a handful of pictures disappeared off my memory card with Abby's work this week.  But, I do have a few to illustrate what she learned about.

I pulled out my SSRW card with letter "K."  I said this week, we are going to learn about the letter...I was immediatly cut off with, "That's the letter K, Mommy."  So, great she knows it. :-) We went over the sound and some examples of words starting with "K."

She worked on Connect the Dot printable from Homeschool Creations.  We started at the number 0 and she counted to 10 with each dot she passed.


An increasing favorite, counting and number identifiation.  It's amazing how quickly she does these sheets now, I can hardly get a picture.




She worked on patterns and gluing.



And of course, finding the items that are different.  I also have her tell me why it's different..sometimes the reasons are pretty funny. :-)


She worked on several tracing sheets.  This particular one proved to be very difficult because of the complexity.  She was concentrating pretty hard.


This summer, Target had some different Bingo sets in their dollar section.  I had purchased the Alphabet Bingo game.  We played and she won TWICE!  

We also worked on letter sounds.  She flew through this pretty quick and started comparing letter sounds.  For example, she had a squirrel and scarecrow on the sheet.  When, asked what "scarecrow" started with..she responded with "s" like squirrel. 



She had some time draw on her dry erase board.  After awhile, she asked for me to write, "ABBY."  I wrote it and had her trace the letters and say them back to me.  


Then, she drew her version of her name.  And, every letter is there.


Towards the end of our school time, we worked on more counting and number recognition with clothspins.  She thinks this is the coolest thing and won't accept "Good!" as praise.  I have to say, "Great Job!" or "Good Girl!"  She's too funny.






Abby used the leaves in her Fall sensory bin to label as small, medium or large.  We also used various sized pumpkins.  She really enjoys activities like these.


Tot School- Letter J

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Abby is 39 months.

Tot School


 Abby's love for the alphabet continues to grow.  She played with her alphabet puzzle several times this week.  I first asked her to find the particular letter I called out, which she can do really well. Switching gears, I had her name the letter I was holding. Then, she played teacher to help her baby doll, Lily, learn all about letters.  When Lily named the correct letter, she would get a pat on the head and Abby would tell her how proud she is. :-) 





I found an app for my phone called PhotoTouch ABC.  She LOVES the game and asks to play often. 

                                        
She also worked on an alphabet maze.  First, she found all the "J's" and then she found letters A-Z to make a path.  We used pumpkins, but I think it would have been visually easier to color or use a dot marker to make the path.





Abby enjoys watching Team Umizoomi on Nick Jr.  I found this game on the network's website and she really thought it was a lot of fun.  We played several games.  She had to locate the number they called out, what came next in the pattern sequence, name shapes and colors, and finish the number sequence.




And by request, we did another cooking experiment.  This time, homemade pizza. 

First, we started with the yeast.

She had to follow my directions on how to start the microwave to heat the water.  She thought that was pretty exciting.


Little helper..



A little too short still...



Kneading the dough..



She helped me count to 30 on the timer for the dough to rise, but she found it hard to be patient and wanted to see the dough getting bigger.


Rolling it out...




Finishing touches to make it look pretty...


Then, she informed me the pizza wanted her to read it a story. She parked her stool in front of the stove and during the whole cooking process she read the pizza a story.  :-)




And finally, she enjoyed her creation.