Sunday, January 31, 2010

Tot School- Week of Jan 25th

Lil'man is 25 months
Tot School
This week we focused on the letter A. Unfortunately, I wasn't able to capture as many pictures. Don't you hate when you camera batteries die!

On our first day of Tot School we colored a picture of an Aa is for Alligator My son loves to color! When I got this activity out I had a couple of green crayons pulled out for him, but he wanted to pick his own colors. So, I am not going to impede his creative genius. :) I love that I was able to find a picture to match his Fisher-Price's Animal Zoo animal. I don't know how easy of a task the rest of the letters will be, but it is my goal to match them too!
We also did A is for Ambulance using our bingo chips.  Of course Lil'man thought it needed a little more color, so he colored it first.  He wasn't as into this activity as he was when we did the S is for Santa.
On the second day of Tot School, we did some more "snow" type activities.  Lil'man spooned cotton balls into a snowman muffin "tin" that I found at Dollar-Spot in Target last month (or was it November?) I don't remember. He played with this activity throughout the week, as a snow tub.  His A to Z Animals and Sesame Street figurines had a blast playing in the "snowballs."
Lil'man also created an alligator, which we found on DLTK's Growing Together.  After he finished coloring it, I cut it out.  We then glued the parts together. It was at this point that my camera died, so I don't have a picture of the finished product. 
Some other things we did that I wasn't able to capture pictures of were:

Letter A-
  • Highway ABC Cards- A & a- Lil'man trace the shape of the letter with his cars.
  • Letter Aa template- Printed it on card stock, laminated it and then hole punched it for lacing activity.
Snow stuff-
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  1. I love the idea of using bingo chips - I might have to search some out. Looks like it was a fun week (camera batteries dying and all!).

  2. I like the idea to spoon cotton balls into the muffin tin. I have a snowflake muffin tin, but haven't come up with a good way to do this. Looks like we have a new activity to try. Thanks!

    The racetrack letters are neat, too.

  3. I like the racetrack letters too...they are so BOY! I figured my son would get a kick out of it. Mind you, he wasn't very good at staying on the "road" but he seemed to have fun. I am going to print of all the letters and file them away. He may need some more "driver's ed", but eventually he will get the hang of it.

  4. I purchased the bingo chips at Walmart years ago. I brought them to take to my classroom, but they never made it. Oh, the life of a teacher!

  5. Love the cut out alligator, and the racetrack letters! I am going to have to check those out for my little guy too! Fun week! :)


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