Tot School ~ Letter Mm

~Ladybug is currently 26.5 months old~

 

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Tot School Printables M is for Mouse

Letter: Mm

Object: Mouse

Vocabulary Development Theme: Small Mammals

You can find the printables for this unit here on the Tot School Printables webpage.

I set many of her Mm activities up in our pocket chart so she could easily see the options and show me what she would like to do. I also set out a few books about small mammals, some stuffed small mammals, as well as our Pet Sounds puzzle which features a mouse and a hamster. She went straight for the puzzle!IMG_8087

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She then saw the little animals {these are from the pets toob} I set out and we used the vocabulary cards in her dry erase board to find the animals…

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Coloring mice…IMG_8109

We got out the cookie sheet for some magnet work…IMG_8142

This cute little Mm is for Mouse puzzle is from A Heart for HomeIMG_8143

Counting…IMG_8148

Dot Painting Mm’s…IMG_8151

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Shocking me with her line tracing…IMG_8157

She didn’t want to color her accordion book this week but she enjoyed “reading” it and playing “up-down” with it!IMG_8168

More coloring…IMG_8170

Letter Mm printables here!

Fun Books & Toys for this unit here!

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The set-up for her shelves was the same this week…IMG_7919

In case you missed last week’s post with details, here’s the info:

Working on her shape matching with Feel and FindIMG_8204

Stacking too…IMG_8210

Tongs {these are from an old bug play set from Target years ago} and pom poms. I worked with her on her grasp this time. Tots will progress from a whole fist to a grip more like you see below as their little muscles develop. {If you need more info about this-I recommend purchasing John Bowman’s eBook, Montessori at Home. For those of you who already own the eBook, Mr. Bowman explains this progression in great detail with photos starting on page 55}

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We are starting to introduce patterns. She enjoyed this.IMG_8239

She loved working with the USA puzzle and the little USA book. She had me tell her every state as she parroted back to me. This particular puzzle I got at Dollar Tree last week and it is perfect for her little hands.IMG_8221

She asked to do a pattern block puzzle but got frustrated a lot with the wiggling of the pieces. I want to get her the magnetic version.IMG_8244

Mini PerfectionIMG_8277

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The 4th of July Sensory Bin was enjoyed all week long!IMG_8252

This week I decided to throw together an “Mm” sensory bin. I just used beans as a sensory base and added letters and items that begin with M. She loved it! It was great phonics practice for Krash too!IMG_8102

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We have a college student living with us for a few weeks as he serves alongside of my husband in ministry. Ladybug has claimed him. She is seriously in love. Thankfully he is totally sweet to her and spends a lot of his free time with her. Here he was reading her the book Mouse Mess-her favorite mouse book from our letter Mm-mouse week!

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My little 4th of July firecracker. I love the way her hair curls in the hot humidity. IMG_8028

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