Saturday, December 12, 2009

Tot School: Week of December 7

Tot School
Lauren is 38 months. Illness interrupted our tot school routine but we were able to get a few things done.

I want to include more literacy activities in our tot school so this week I suggested that Lauren and I draw a picture and write a story. Lauren didn't want to draw but she was very excited to write her own story. As you can see in the picture she drew squiggly lines across her paper. I was happy to see that she wrote from left to right, top to bottom.


Lauren then read her story to me. I regret that I did not write down what she said!



Lauren wrote letters in colored salt.



We worked on the alphabet puzzle.



Lauren loves to sort by color so she decided the sort the letters.



After reading Clifford's First Christmas we played this activity from Making Learning Fun. We took turns hiding Clifford under a stocking. This activity provided a fun way to practice reading family members' names.


Lauren got lots of counting practice. Here she is creating counting cards. I gave her an index card, told her a number, and she placed the correct number of dots on the card.



She then used the counting cards with our Christmas tree counting activity.


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18 comments:

  1. I love her writing project :) So cute! What a great week!

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  2. Wow! SO many wonderful things! I love the tree counting activity as well as the clifford one! So cute!

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  3. I love that christmas tree counting!!

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  4. What a great week. How did you make your colored salt?

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  5. I hope you are all well again. We seem to be gojng through a bout of colds at the moment and it is making for long, long nights and days.

    My daughter "writes lists" just like Lauren.

    I like all of your literacy activities. Using Clifford and the Christmas stockings is such a neat way to practice recognising family members' names.

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  6. What a great week! I love the Clifford activity. my son is very into all things Clifford I will have to try this out!

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  7. Susan,
    Here is a link to the directions for colored salt:
    http://explorations-in-learning.blogspot.com/2009/07/salt-drawings.html
    Denise

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  8. Wow - you both covered a lot of ground! I love the colored salt too - I see the link is above - great!

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  9. We have that same alphabet puzzle and it has been well-loved in our household too. I love the stocking game, how cute!!

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