Tot School: H is for Hammer

Monday, April 27, 2015

Summer is 33 months old.

I had such good intentions at the beginning of the school year.  I spent so much time planning, gathering items and organizing by theme to help make our Tot School time fun and easy to put together.  But like it seems to do all too often in our home, life happened. Tot School, blogging and the like have taken a back seat.  It's frustrating and disappointing. However, in my quest to find balance and stay positive--I finally dusted off my camera and found our Letter H week from early March.

Summer loves "school" time. She literally asks to do it daily and while it's not documented or pretty, I can usually find something fun and educational to keep her occupied while I work with Abby.  We include her in art, read alouds and any other subject she's around for.  She admires Abby and is always looking for ways to be just like her big sister. 

Up to this point we've been using Tot School Printables and the related themes from 1+1+1=1. I like the convenience of the printables, because it's not always easy for me to pull a bunch of additional activities.  But, I've been contemplating changing things up a bit.  At this point, I'm considering several options, mainly Before Five In A Row.  I hope to be sharing more about that later. 

But, back to Letter H...

Coloring...sometimes she's all for it, sometimes not so much.  This time it was a winner!


Dot painting her letters..she always gets so excited to see dot paint!

dot painting

She asked for her foam shapes (Target Dollar Spot) to use for matching.


More matching...




Number matching and identification...




We practiced more with color identification and transferring.


Playing with her bristle blocks...


And, she spent lots of time playing with her workbench and tools.