Tot School ~ Letter J

~Ladybug is currently 36.5 months old~


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

Here are some Letter J and Jellyfish ideas for you…

 

She seems to be over the whole dry erase thing, so we are using markers on paper, which she loves.IMG_6151

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She also loves glitter, so we are pulling that in a lot {which I don’t love}.IMG_6168

We changed up the coloring and used paint instead!IMG_6122

Here she is working on Letter Jj Dot Fun, first she colored in all of 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_6154

Then she watched as I traced each letter with glue, then she glittered them!IMG_6155

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We slipped our Play Dough Mat into our Dry Erase Center, and made the letters together.  After making the letters, she poked them! IMG_6128

She worked with me to make the letter craft, which is basically an open ended project that you can do whatever you want with!  This week I let her marble paint the letter sheet before I cut it out, she LOVED this!IMG_6113

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She cut the jellyfish all on her own this week!IMG_6132

She also glued them all on her own too, she’s getting so big!IMG_6198

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!


We are taking our All About Reading Pre Level 1 lessons slowly.  I am not expecting mastery from Ladybug, just using this program as a way to expose her to the Big Five Skills.

This week we did lesson 10, continuing our work with rhyming words.  No photos of that part this week! 

Here she was coloring the Jackrabbit sheet..IMG_6215


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Counting ZoobsIMG_6101

Play Dough faces…

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Stamping in Play Dough…IMG_6137


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I tried out the free version of the app, Letter School and fell in LOVE, so I bought it for Ladybug!  Best full price purchase I have made in awhile, if not ever, for our iPad! IMG_6184

She uses her finger as shown above and also uses our stylus some, she loves both.  This app has become a FAST favorite, she chooses it a LOT and I love it!IMG_6222

We also love the freebie we got last week, Wee Sing ABC.  This is a $2.99 app and we are so thankful we snagged it for free.  Be sure to follow me on Facebook, I always share these deals when I find them!IMG_6091

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  • Tot School ~ Cats

    ~Ladybug is currently 36 months old~


    In honor of our new kitty, Stella, we had a CAT theme for our school week!  We used resources mostly from my Cats Preschool Pack, and Cc is for Cats from Tot School Printables {reviewing, as she has used these before}.  I also made a Pinterest board with our other fun Cat finds!

    She traced letters, it was her first choice!IMG_5777

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    She played the graphing game for the first time with me and loved it!  She wanted to fill in the whole sheet, so we did! IMG_5918

    She put her easy reader together with me, gluing the colored yarn in the book!  IMG_5914

    She dot painted a kittyIMG_5926

    We also worked together with Krash to make a fun easy reader based on the book, Cookie’s WeekIMG_5857

    IMG_5861Special 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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    Since we are working with rhyming words in All About Reading, I brought out our rhyming word puzzles.  We did these together with Krash too.

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    She LOVED the book, “How to Build an A” it was the first time I had done it with her in a long time!  I am glad I got it out!

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    This was the first time she worked with my Pom Pom Numbers and she loved them!IMG_5809

    A little Mr Potato Head fun…IMG_5871

    Big girl can now handle having all of the letter puzzles spread out at one time without getting overwhelmed.  She sat and put them all together!IMG_5933

    Free painting, and tons of color mixing!IMG_5865

    Spying letters on her All About Reading ABC chart…IMG_5965


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    Here she was reading Bedtime StoryIMG_5959

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    We are using the 1st What’s In the Bible DVD right now and we watched it 3 times together last week.  We are using their flashcards and coloring sheets too.  Ladybug LOVES Mike-the little boy at the beginning, and she just giggles and giggles at him!IMG_5937

    Here she was coloring a page from the Adam and Eve story, she ended up coloring the entire thing blue Winking smileIMG_5950

    If you don’t have What’s in the Bible DVDs, you can get them on the What’s in the Bible website here and get free shipping with orders over $15, and use the code ESTHER to get $5 off right now!


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    Tot School ~ Letter Ii

    ~Ladybug is currently 36 months old~


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    Here is her desk set up for letter I…IMG_5683

    The items in the pocket chart are all available here on the Animal ABCs webpage.  I added iguanas on her desk, and her Iguana on Ice book, which she loved! {files are released for free when they are posted on the Totally Tots blog for the ABC feature, letter I is not free yet, but it will be once it is posted on Totally Tots!}.

    Here are some Letter I and Iguana ideas for you…

     

    She hasn’t been into her dry erase notebook set-up lately so I switched things up and let her work on the pages this week.  She enjoyed the change! 

    She traced her shapes with markers and wanted to color them all in too.  Afterwards, it made a perfect “looking scope".”

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    On another day she asked if we could glitter her shapes, so we did!IMG_5656

    We used dot stickers with the number sheet to work on counting 1-20 with 1:1 correspondence.IMG_5651

    The coloring is always a favorite of hers!IMG_5462

     

    Here she is working on Letter I Dot Fun, we used dot stickers this time!  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_5438

     

    She worked with me to make the letter craft, which is basically an open ended project that you can do whatever you want with!  She painted her letter with “snow paint.”   IMG_5503

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    The iguana heard that the elephant had a trip to the spa, so he wanted a turn too.IMG_5510

    We also added in some finger paint to play with mixing colors!IMG_5535

    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!


    We are taking our All About Reading Pre Level 1 lessons slowly.  I am not expecting mastery from Ladybug, just using this program as a way to expose her to the Big Five Skills.

    This week we worked on rhyming in a very fun way, with a mystery bag!  Krash joined us too, so it was tons of giggles!  I found several objects and put them in a bag.  She reached in and grabbed something out and we made up a rhyming word to match {she pulled out a spoon, we said moon}.  At the end we matched up some of the items that rhymed {block/rock}

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    She loved the letter page this week!  She dot painted the I green first {her choice}, the she colored the inch worms and we added their scarves.  I brought out some silver glitter to make the snow sparkle too!IMG_5642


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    Not much toy play this week, not really sure why.  Here she built a spinny sun with our MagneatosIMG_5555

    We played Hullaballoo together, she LOVED it!!!IMG_5735

    She got this Princess “computer” for her birthday and she LOVES it.  She sits beside me and “works” on her computer!IMG_5713


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    The girl loves the iPad!  Here she was playing Teach Me ToddlerIMG_5627

    Playing Junior BINGOIMG_5737

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    On the left she is telling me “no picture Mommy, don’t take a picture of me.”

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    Digging for inchworms!IMG_5729 


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    Tot School ~ Happy 3rd Birthday!

    ~Ladybug is currently 36 months old~


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    We had Letter I for iguana out and she did a little bit of it, BUT with the very off week we had, she didn’t get to do much, so we will do I again next week.  One thing she loved was cutting up play doh food,IMG_4916

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    Ladybug turned three this week, which is part of the reason we had an off week.  Both sets of grandparents drove up for her birthday and we also got our new kitten the day before her birthday!  Quite a fun few days for all of us!

    She chose a Captain Barnacles cake {she loves Octonauts}, the grandmas made it together for her!  She was VERY impressed!!!

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    She was blessed with many gifts she loves, including some My Little Pony things, a purple ladybug Pillow Pet, and more.  Her favorite seems to be her new Princess light up Scooter!IMG_5362


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    She loves Mr Crunch.  I love that it works her little fine motor muscles so well!IMG_4963

    She made a vacuum cleaner out of Magneatos, I sure wish it actually worked!IMG_4948

    We added some cut up straws to our play doh play, she loved this!IMG_4946

    I showed her how you could squeeze the dough out of the straw, more good small muscle work!IMG_4928


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    She is in LOVE with the new Easy Readers for our iPad, here she was reading Octonauts to Daddy.

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    Tot School ~ Letter H

    ~Ladybug is currently 35.5 months old~


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    Here is her desk set up for letter H…IMG_4624

    She always loves the littler animals on her desk each week.IMG_4582

    The items in the pocket chart are all available here on the Animal ABCs webpage.  I added hippos on her desk, and her Hide and Seek Hippo book, which she loved! {files are released for free when they are posted on the Totally Tots blog for the ABC feature, letter G is not free yet, but it will be once it is posted on Totally Tots!}.

    Here are some Letter H and Hippo ideas for you…

    She did very little tracing this week in her dry erase notebook. Totally fine by me, it’s her choice each week.  She did enjoy pulling out her old sheets and wanted to color the dolphin!IMG_4579

    She has a big 3” binder under her desk that has all of the old units, so she can look through them and redo any she chooses!

    Coloring hippos…IMG_4278

    Here she is working on Letter H Dot Fun, we used dot stickers this time!  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_4283

    She worked with me to make the letter craft, which is basically an open ended project that you can do whatever you want with!  Last week she painted the letter H with “snow paint” I lost all of my photos from that day sadly.  This week she glued on her hippos all by herself.  IMG_4334

    She is REALLY loving white glue!IMG_4338

     

    We did a few simple hippo crafts from my Hippo Theme Pinterest board. First, a paper bag puppet hippo, she loved this one!IMG_4613

    We colored a heart hippo together…IMG_4614

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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!


    We are taking our All About Reading Pre Level 1 lessons slowly.  I am not expecting mastery from Ladybug, just using this program as a way to expose her to the Big Five Skills.

    This week we did lesson 8, continuing our work with rhyming words.  No photos of that part this week!  We played a LOT with Ziggy {the puppet}, she was so into the lesson thanks to him!

    She loved the letter page this week!  She colored the H brown first {her choice},IMG_4268

    then I let her use blue glitter to color the water!IMG_4273


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    She barely played with the toys on her shelves this week!  Amazing how her interests change from week to week!  Here she is sorting shapes…

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    Spiky ball transfer…IMG_4515


    Theme

    We had some Easter activities out, including our Easter {junk} Sensory Bin.  She played in it a LOT!  She loved making an egg sticker collage…IMG_4246

    She didn’t play the actual game, but had a great time “playing” her own version of the Easter gameIMG_4251

    Matching colored eggsIMG_4254

    Her MOST favorite…definitely the Resurrection Eggs!  We spent time as a family on Good Friday evening going through them all and having a little “Jesus Easter Egg Hunt” as the kids call it.  IMG_4588


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    The girl loves the iPad!  Here she was playing Park Math, Feed the HippoIMG_4611

    Loving Toca Store with her brother…IMG_4342

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    Moms-Favorite_thumb2_thumbOur sweet kitty, Izabella is still hanging in there.  I wrote more about what’s going on here on my Facebook page.  Ladybug loves this little kitty, and even if she isn’t with us much longer, I will cherish the time with her.  Seeing Ladybug be so gentle with her is heartwarming.  She even covers her with her special blankee.IMG_4424


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    Please put your tot’s age (in months) after it, like this: 1+1+1=1 (41 mos)