Sunday, January 2, 2011

Tot School- Winter

Lil’man is 37 months.
Happy New Year!  I cannot believe that it is already 2011!  Last year just flew! I hope you all had a wonderful holiday.  We had so much fun and loved spending time together as a family.
I can’t believe it, but we actually did some Tot School this week.  We learned all about Winter.  Below are just some of the things we did. You can see other activities from this unit by visiting Amber at The Belly of The Whale.
Language Arts: We practiced spelling clothes that we wear in winter.
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We also did some more writing practice.  The boy decided that he wanted to give the more advance sheet a try.  I was impress with how much his writing has improved.  He doesn’t stay on the lines completely, but he doing a much better job at trying to trace them.
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Here are the books that we are reading:

Math Concepts:  We did another Color by Number this week.  This time we did the Snow Kid that we found on Making Learning Fun.  The boy has gotten so much better at coloring.  At first he was just coloring on top of the number as always, so to encourage him to color in the whole space I outlined it.  And it WORKED! He went back and colored in all of it!  I think this is the best picture he has ever colored.
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Science: This we did a little science experiment.  We observed an ice cube and then watched it melt.  We tested to find out if an ice cube would melt faster in warm water or in no water.  I had the boy tell me which ice cube he thought would disappear first.  He said the yellow.
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Feeling and Smelling it.
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He even had to taste it!  Oh, and his hypothesis was correct!
Extra: We had a lot of fun these last 2 weeks.  Daddy had quite a few days off, so we got to do a lot of fun family activities together.  We played in the snow and created snow angels.
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We checked out a cool light exhibit!
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And we finally got a chance to check out the child size gingerbread village.
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My Favorite: This picture captured the true side of my boy.  He is usually so silly and singing all the time.  He can be so LOUD!

That was our week.  Don’t forget, you can download all the printables (not all seen here) for FREE  at 2 Teaching Mommies.

Next Week we will be focusing on Snow! I hope you’re able to come back and check it out!

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  1. Looks like a great time you have had. We are ready to get back into school tomorrow! I am looking forward to the routine again! happy new year!

  2. Oh great idea with the color by number! My daughter also just colors on the number, not the whole space. I can't wait to try outlining it for her to see what she does!

  3. I love your Winter theme, and Snow next week. We keep finding such neat books too for the season. There are so many cute ones. We haven't tried tracing letters yet, but that would be a great next step to try out some writing. I love the picture of him watching the ice cube experiment. Too cute.

  4. Thanks Tracey. We can't wait to dive into the snow unit, I just wish we actually had snow on the ground for it.

  5. I hope it works for you! Who knows, this may be a one time fluke for us. Keep my fingers crossed that it is a start of a new trend!

  6. We are getting back into a routine without Daddy this week. Unfortunately, we've already had some issues...terrible 3's seem to be rearing their ugly head!


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