Tot School ~ at the BEACH!

~Ladybug is currently 39 months old~Tot School


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Life was her Tot School this past week as she enjoyed our annual beach vacation with my husband’s family!  This is the first time she has LOVED the sand and ocean, so it was a real treat for us.  Here is what she thought of the beach last year!  This year was a BIG improvement!

Here are a few of my favorite shots of my girl from this past week!  She is such a JOY, I love age 3!

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She fell into the ocean in her clothes during the above photos and on the way home Krash picked a daisy for her, she loved this thing.  He was so compassionate to her tears, a beautiful thing from my little wild boy!IMG_8943

There were tide pools daily that she could play in, a total gift from the Lord-it was perfect!IMG_9003

She even caught fish by hand!  Some kids had created a little fish pool area and put some fish in it and she was able to grab the poor guys and hold them!

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Insta-Tot4_thumb_thumb_thumbMuch of our beach vacation was recorded via Instagram, which was really fun for us all.  Here’s Ladybug’s portion from the weekly Instagram collection!  {I am using Printsgram to make the layout for the week!}

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~Ladybug is currently 39 months old~Tot School


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We got started a bit with our Letter R from Animal ABCs, but I will wait and share all together when we finish in a few weeks. 


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Foam Block Building…Homeschool Tot School Letter R -8455

She asked for our small puzzles and did about 5 of them mostly on her own!

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She continues to love this puzzle, even after our farm theme week is long over!Homeschool Tot School Letter R -8510


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Pinterest inspired idea; baking soda, and colored vinegar fun!!! Pac was away at camp, so the little 2 and I had some fun together!Homeschool Tot School Letter R -8464

They LOVED this so much!Homeschool Tot School Letter R -8465

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Insta-Tot4_thumb_thumbLadybug’s week 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 ~ Letter Q

    ~Ladybug is currently 38.5 months old~Tot School


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    Here is her desk set-up for letter Q.  I added some letter fun, featuring the letter Q using our Letter Construction set, our alphabet peg set, and Letter Q soup canTot School Letter Q -8439

    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 Q is not free yet, but it will be once it is posted on Totally Tots!}.

    This week we colored quails together {she wanted them all pink} and then cut them up to play hide and seek!Tot School Letter Q -8400

    First, I hid them, and she went around finding them and yelling out the colors!  Then she hid them for me!Tot School Letter Q -8403

     

    She dot painted the letter Q…Tot School Letter Q -8394

    Gluing her quails on…Tot School Letter Q -8397

    Here she is working on Letter Qq Dot Fun, we used our magnetic pom poms and our cookie sheet.  I used our wooden letters to hold the page in place.  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.Tot School Letter Q -8332

    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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    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!Tot School Letter Q -8327

    We are loving our Candy Construction set, which is a review item from Learning Resources!  Stay tuned for a giveaway coming very soon!

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    She continues to love this puzzle, even after our farm theme week is over!Tot School Letter Q -8414

    We got out our Letter Construction Kit and made people and butterflies…Tot School Letter Q -8419

    Then we made shapes and lined them up.  I yelled them out as she jumped through each one.Tot School Letter Q -8425

    Then, she was the yeller for Krash!Tot School Letter Q -8429


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    Fireworks on the roof was a first for Ladybug and oh did she LOVE IT!  She smiled and clapped a lot!!!IMG_8346

     


    Hanging-ith-the-big-Kids4World geography is kicking back into gear around here! We are focusing on Europe right now, since the Olympics are in London.  I have much more to share about our world geography plans, stay tuned! 

    Ladybug isn’t actually a main part in the geography plan, but she is actually the most interested!  She does this Europe puzzle {got ours in a set at a discount store, the price is HIGH online} at least 2-3 times per day.Tot School Letter Q -8320

    We have a big floor map, and I had just the Europe section out for the boys, but she begged for the whole thing.  So, I said yes, of course! She was jumping with joy when we finished it!Tot School Letter Q -8412


    Insta-Tot4_thumbLadybug’s week 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!}

    Featuring:   puzzle with Daddy, pool time, Octonauts with Daddy, new froggy baben suit, Golden Corral, pretty braids, night night star, fireworks on the roof, Starfall, 4th of July, and Europe puzzle.image

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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 P

    ~Ladybug is currently 38.5 months old~Tot School


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    Here is her desk set-up for letter P.  I added some letter fun, featuring the letter P using our Letter Construction set, our alphabet peg set, and letter bean bags.  All of our pigs joined the set up this week also.  As usual, she loved this!Summer Learning Kindergarten (3 of 7)

    I went with a mild farm theme for her shelves, since we have several toys with a farm theme; piggy bank, Farm Puzzle, Farm Maze, Farm Felt Set, Farm Block Puzzle, Who Lives Where? {it had pigs in it}. Summer Learning Kindergarten (4 of 7)

    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 P is not free yet, but it will be once it is posted on Totally Tots!}.

    Here are some Letter P and Pig ideas for you…

     

    This week we colored pigs together and then cut them up to play hide and seek!IMG_8239

    First, I hid them, and she went around finding them and yelling out the colors!  Then she hid them for me!

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    It was so much fun, we did the shapes this way too!  She only wanted to do the hiding this time!

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    We “snow painted” the letter P…IMG_8189

    A little shaving cream play break…IMG_8193

    After the paint dried, she glued her piggies on…IMG_8214

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    Here she is working on Letter Pp Dot Fun, we made mini play dough balls and she smooshed them onto the dots.  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.IMG_8195

    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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    By FAR, the most played with toy, the farm cube puzzle.  We did this thing numerous times per day.  By the end of the week she was doing them on her own!IMG_8247

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    We had a fun  Play Dough day, using our letter P and piggies for some extra fun.IMG_8208

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    This farm puzzle was from Target awhile back.IMG_8225

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    Playing with our entire color supply box!IMG_8186

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    Ladybug attended her first VBS!  She wasn’t technically “allowed” to go, but I stayed with her so she could sing and see the puppets for the first part.  Since we are at an inner-city missionary staffed church, we have visiting groups lead VBS all summer, this was the first of the summer!

      


    Hanging ith the big KidsI don’t normally buy workbooks, since I make my own printables.  But, Ladybug was wanting to have a workbook of her own, similar to the big boys, so I picked one up for her at Costco!  I got her the Gakken Let’s Get Ready {ridiculous price on Amazon, I got it for $6.79 at Costco}, and she loves it!  She did about 15 pages the first day!

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    Ladybug loves our Readeez videos!  Here she was watching the Nursery Rhyme Collection, be sure to enter to win the full set if you haven’t yet!

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    Insta-Tot4Ladybug’s week 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!}

    Featuring: her 1st VBS, bed jumping, BIG veggie garden, pet firefly, “sprinkles,” Rolie Polie Olie, “I wanna go sweepovah, Loving Stella, snakes in shaving cream, P is for Pig, petting a bunny, flowers, silly girl, Mommy’s bday, adorable robe.  We are 1plus1plus1, follow us or see all of our photos here!

    Ladybug's Instagram Week


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  • Tot School ~ Letter O

    ~Ladybug is currently 38 months old~Tot School


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    I have been forgetting to take pictures of her desk set-up, but I remembered this week!  I added some letter fun also, featuring the letter O using our Letter Construction set, our alphabet peg set, our foam floor puzzle alphabet, and letter bean bags.  She loved this!

    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 O is not free yet, but it will be once it is posted on Totally Tots!}.

    Letter O Week

    Here are some Letter O and Octopus ideas for you…

     

    She did tons of her octopus stuff, I only have 1 picture to show for it!  Here she is coloring…

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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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    O week seemed perfect for an Octonauts theme!

    I put magnets on the back of the heads and tails matching and had them with our cookie sheet, she loved this!Octonauts Matching

    3 part cards in the mini pocket chart, she did this several times, minus the word matching-I helped or she ignored it for the most part!Octonauts Matching

    Octonauts graphing with dot paint!Octonauts Graphing

    I cut, she chose, glued and counted!

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    Play Dough in the dry erase center!Octonauts Play Dough

    ABC tracing…Octonauts Alphabet Tracing

    I said, “Who is in the crescent?” she loved yelling out their names!Octonauts Tracing Shapes

    She wanted to color the insides of the O’s on her maze!Octonauts Letter Maze


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    I brought out our ocean sensory bin for the week, she loved it!  We haven’t had sensory bins as much, so they are special when they appear!Ocean Sensory Bin

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    Play Dough with the boys…play dough busy box

    Big brother letting her use his spin art…spin art


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    We have a herd of caterpillars around here, collected by my sons from the backyard.  Pac is keeping his stash in our butterfly house, and they are doing well.  Ladybug has her own set in a glass jar and carries the poor things around with her everywhere!  Here, she was observing one of them as it played outside of it’s cage.

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    Only one photo of my bug and her iPad this week, from Instagram, as she was doing her 3 letters before bed.  She will ask if she can do just 3 letters before we read books!Letter School App

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    Insta TotLadybug’s week 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!}

    Featuring: her last night in her crib, new big girl bed, snuggles with Mommy, swimming with Daddy, fancy hair, and more!  We are 1plus1plus1, follow us or see all of our photos here!

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  • Tot School 2011/2012 Blog Roll 
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  • Tot School Webpage {including links of all participants}
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  • Please put your tot’s age (in months) after it, like this: 1+1+1=1 (41 mos)