Tot School

~Ladybug is currently 40 months old~

Tot School


Other than attending our staff retreat, which was at a camp, Ladybug did nothing Tot School wise!  Get ready to be impressed, the most creative thing we did was, a My Little Pony activity book!  Tot School -1231

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We are scheduled to be back on track next week!


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  • Tot School 2011/2012 Blog Roll
  • Behind the Scenes ~ Where Do I Begin with Tot School?
  • Tot School Webpage {including links of all participants}
  • How do I Link up to Tot School? Please be sure to read this BEFORE you link up for the first time!!! If your blog is not linked back here to Tot School {within your post, not just on your sidebar}, and/or your post is not specifically a Tot School post, your link will be deleted to help Tot School surfing moms. If your link was deleted, please email if you don’t know why.
  • Please put your tot’s age (in months) after it, like this: 1+1+1=1 (41 mos)

  • Tot School ~ Letter S

    ~Ladybug is currently 40 months old~Tot School


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    Here is her desk set-up for letter S. I added her squirrel, and some letter fun, featuring the letter S using our Letter Construction set, our alphabet peg set, and our Alphabet Soup S Can. Homeschool Tot School Letter S

    The printable items are all available here on the Animal ABCs webpage. {files are released for free when they are posted on the Totally Tots blog for the ABC feature, letter S is not free yet, but it will be once it is posted on Totally Tots!}.

    Here are some Letter S and Squirrel ideas for you…

     

    This week we colored shapes together and then cut them up to play hide and seek!Homeschool Tot School -0881

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    We take turns hiding them, until I force us to stop.  I do believe she would play this game all day long.Homeschool Tot School -0888

     

    She chose finger paint for her letter craft this week…Homeschool Tot School-1097

    She cut her own squirrels!Homeschool Tot School-1100

    Tracing…Homeschool Tot School-1106

    Finger painting the squirrel…Homeschool Tot School-1108

    She finger painted the ones we had finger paint for, and then we switched to brushes for the rest.Homeschool Tot School-1109

     

    Here she is working on Letter Ss Dot Fun, we she used our gem magnets. This set is included in the Animal ABC Bundle, or you can purchase the set as a stand alone set for $1.25 on Teacher’s Notebook.Homeschool Tot School -1013

    Ideas for Using Dot Fun Printables

    Special Note: Please read my post about Following the Child’s Lead if you have a tot and need info about this. All tots are different and what Ladybug is doing may not be appropriate for your child, even if s/he is the same age!


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    These blocks are still a major favorite with all 3 kids.Homeschool Tot School -0876

    She finally tried to lace by herself after years of me presenting it to her!Homeschool Tot School -0895

    Playing with the candy car we made together,Homeschool Tot School -0997

    She loves putting the tiny things in the curves and pull them out,Homeschool Tot School -1003

    Letter S Alphabet SoupHomeschool Tot School -1009

    Building a lizard with her Magnetic Pattern BlocksHomeschool Tot School -1014

    Got out our pattern block pattern cards and she loved them!Homeschool Tot School -1019

    Playing Cookies on a PlateHomeschool Tot School-1092

    We had lots of fun with our ABC peg set.Homeschool Tot School-1125

    We got out our box of small animals and matched tons of them up with their beginning sound!Homeschool Tot School-1127

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    Reading, reading, reading…Homeschool Tot School-1145


    Insta-Tot4{I am using Printsgram to make the layout for the week!}

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  • Tot School 2011/2012 Blog Roll
  • Behind the Scenes ~ Where Do I Begin with Tot School?
  • Tot School Webpage {including links of all participants}
  • How do I Link up to Tot School? Please be sure to read this BEFORE you link up for the first time!!! If your blog is not linked back here to Tot School {within your post, not just on your sidebar}, and/or your post is not specifically a Tot School post, your link will be deleted to help Tot School surfing moms. If your link was deleted, please email if you don’t know why.
  • Please put your tot’s age (in months) after it, like this: 1+1+1=1 (41 mos)

  • Tot School

    ~Ladybug is currently 39.5 months old~Tot School


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    We are taking a couple of weeks off of Animal ABCs, while I start school back up with the boys.  I am trying staggered entry this year, with Pac starting last week, Krash starting this week, and Ladybug getting in the official mix again after that.  I wanted more time with Pac this first week to get used to his new routine, and the same for Krash this upcoming week.  Ladybug does just fine without a plan, she keeps busy, or I easily find things for her to do.  Soon enough it will be in full swing again!


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    This week she played tons, obviously, but the photos were few since I spent tons of time with PacMan.  She played with the Qwirkle game pieces a lot, doing lots of sorting, stacking, and organizing.

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    She loved when Pac had a break and played parachute with her!Homeschool Tot School-9960


    Techy Tot

    She spent way too much time on the iPad to be honest.  I allowed it this week, and may pay the price later, but it made things easier for me to really focus on Pac this past week.  Thankfully she chooses tons of learning games on her own.  The ones I saw her playing the most were: Little Writer, Letter School, Mega Run {not educational at all, but she loves it!!}, Bug Games, and Pixel & Parker.

    Here she is playing Pixel & Parker, an interactive book/game we were sent to review.  I always know if she truly likes an app if she choose it on her own multiple times.  This is a definite YES, she loves it!

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    The best part of real life school was definitely CAMPING!  We left on Thursday afternoon and didn’t come home until late Saturday night, it was awesome!  Here’s a glimpse into her fun!

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    It poured the first morning, so we enjoyed the rain!Camping -0484

    Roasting her own hot dog for the first time!Camping -0413


    Insta-Tot4_thumbLadybug’s camping on Instagram, since we are using Instagram more, I am switching the Mom’s Favorite category to “Insta-Tot” . {I am using Printsgram to make the layout for the week!}

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  • Tot School 2011/2012 Blog Roll
  • Behind the Scenes ~ Where Do I Begin with Tot School?
  • Tot School Webpage {including links of all participants}
  • How do I Link up to Tot School? Please be sure to read this BEFORE you link up for the first time!!! If your blog is not linked back here to Tot School {within your post, not just on your sidebar}, and/or your post is not specifically a Tot School post, your link will be deleted to help Tot School surfing moms. If your link was deleted, please email if you don’t know why.
  • Please put your tot’s age (in months) after it, like this: 1+1+1=1 (41 mos)

  • Tot School ~ Letter R

    ~Ladybug is currently 39.5 months old~Tot School


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    Here is her desk set-up for letter R. I added some letter fun, featuring the letter R using our Letter Construction set, our alphabet peg set, magnetic R and fishing rod, Rosie’s Red Radish {these are at Costco right now I have heard, for a great price!}, and Letter R soup can.

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    The printable items are available here on the Animal ABCs webpage. {files are released for free when they are posted on the Totally Tots blog for the ABC feature, letter R is not free yet, but it will be once it is posted on Totally Tots!}.

    More Letter R/Raccoon Fun…

     

    She chose to finger paint her letter R…Homeschool Tot School Letter Rr-9328

    She cut all of her raccoons by herself!Homeschool Tot School Letter Rr-9330

    She glued her raccoons down on another day…Homeschool Tot School Letter R -9596

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    We used play dough to make the letter Rr…Homeschool Tot School Letter R -9587

    Here she is working on Letter Rr Dot Fun, we used magnetic gems one day, and then went back to it with finger paints. This set is included in the Animal ABC Bundle, or you can purchase the set as a stand alone set for $1.25 on Teacher’s Notebook.Homeschool Tot School Letter R -8531

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    Special Note: Please read my post about Following the Child’s Lead if you have a tot and need info about this. All tots are different and what Ladybug is doing may not be appropriate for your child, even if s/he is the same age!


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    She loves the Froggy Feeding Fun game.  Personally I think the frogs are a bit too tough for little kids, but that doesn’t seem to hinder her interest at all.  She just gets me to squeeze the frog while she feeds him…Homeschool Tot School-9540

    Or, she uses 2 hands and gets me to feed him…

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    Foam block fun…Homeschool Tot School-9556

    Playing catch…

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    I got her some new Aquadoodle tools in the Target toy clearance last week and it renewed her interest, BIG time!Homeschool Tot School-9573

    She still loves to play with the Design and Drill like this…Homeschool Tot School-9319

    We played lots of Connect Four, tot style {no rules}.Homeschool Tot School-9340

     

    Magnetic pattern blocksHomeschool Tot School-9344

    Sorting our Measuring Motors by size…Learning Resources Measuring Motors-9326

    Creating with the Busy Hands Play Dough Box

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    Play dough puzzles using our wooden shapes from this toy.Homeschool Tot School Letter R -9613

    We recently got this Alphabet Soup set and I LOVE it! I am planning to pull the cans down one at a time as we work through letters this time, and then again when she does RRSP. As she advances, we will use them for sound sorting!Homeschool Tot School Letter R -8521

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    We had our annual church picnic and it poured down rain right before we arrived, leaving awesome puddles to jump in…

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    One of our friends had just picked up their chickens and were holding them in the back of their truck while at the picnic, Ladybug LOVED petting one!IMG_9719

    She went on the swing all by herself for the first time! Usually she is scared and wants to sit with us!IMG_9856

    The bigger kids had a sack race and she desperately wanted to join them!  Daddy helped her hop after they were all done!

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    Techy Tot

    Ladybug continues to love her games on the iPad, here she was snuggled in our bean bag, playing Starfall.Homeschool Tot School-9350

    We got a new free app {it was free for a limited time} called ABC Wildlife, she really enjoyed it!

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    Insta-Tot4_thumbLadybug’s week on Instagram {I am using Printsgram to make the layout for the week!}

    Featuring: Time with our Mommy’s helper Sarah, iPad time, snack with Krash, down the drain fear, mommy I found your hair, froggy time, baking cookies, swimming, puddle jumping, chicken petting, swimming, tether ball, climbing, and with Mommy!Ladybug on Instagram 8.12

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  • Tot School 2011/2012 Blog Roll
  • Behind the Scenes ~ Where Do I Begin with Tot School?
  • Tot School Webpage {including links of all participants}
  • How do I Link up to Tot School? Please be sure to read this BEFORE you link up for the first time!!! If your blog is not linked back here to Tot School {within your post, not just on your sidebar}, and/or your post is not specifically a Tot School post, your link will be deleted to help Tot School surfing moms. If your link was deleted, please email if you don’t know why.
  • Please put your tot’s age (in months) after it, like this: 1+1+1=1 (41 mos)

  • Tot School ~ with the Grandparents

    ~Ladybug is currently 39.5 months old~Tot School


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    This was a big week for my girl, she was away from Mommy and Daddy all week long!  It was her first time to join the boys for the annual week with the grandparents down south!  My husband’s parents took all 3 of our kids from the beach last week, home with them and they have been with my parents and his {both from the same town} for the week!  Thankfully my mom uses Instagram, so I was able to watch much of the action from here.  Here are a few of my favorite moments from her week. She is traveling home today and I am SOOOO excited, I miss all 3 kids terribly!

    My parents have a pool so she was in heaven with all of the pool time and ALL of their toys!

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    She went to about every kids place they had in their area {Sky High, Monkey Joe’s, etc}

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    She enjoyed MUCH grandparent house time, which I love.  She’s making memories in their home, and I just love that.  Those are some of my sweetest memories from growing up!

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    She made new littler friends, of course.  One was a tiny gecko!

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    She and Krash went to work one morning with my mom and LOVED it!

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    To top it all off, she had her first mani/pedi!  This girl loves having her nails painted {which is funny because I didn’t even own nail polish until I had her}!

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    And, finally, they are on their way home!!!!!  This shot was taken early this morning when they got in the car to be transported halfway to meet my husband and get on home to me!!!!cf19c15ad96b11e1a96012313815119f_6

     


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    • Tot School 2011/2012 Blog Roll 
    • Behind the Scenes ~ Where Do I Begin with Tot School?
    • Tot School Webpage {including links of all participants}
    • How do I Link up to Tot School? Please be sure to read this BEFORE you link up for the first time!!! If your blog is not linked back here to Tot School {within your post, not just on your sidebar}, and/or your post is not specifically a Tot School post, your link will be deleted to help Tot School surfing moms. If your link was deleted, please email if you don’t know why.
    • Please put your tot’s age (in months) after it, like this: 1+1+1=1 (41 mos)