Tot School

~Krash is currently 42 months old~

** links to all toys and books are at the bottom of the post

 

Learning Toys/Trays…

I was shocked and amazed when Krash asked to do Perler Beads and proceeded to complete the entire heart by himself (with a few *fixed* by Mommy). It is now waiting to be wrapped up as a wonderful hand made Christmas gift for some special family member! IMG_6006 copy

He continues to love his latches board…IMG_5756 copy

This awesome shape truck is from Ikea, he loves it!IMG_5759 copy

Fun with our letter puzzles (cheap-o from Ross last year)… IMG_5774 copy

Krash chose these markers (both sets) from the weekly treat basket (a part of Accountable Kids ~ which I am trying to find time to write a post about, but in short we love it), he drew TONS this week…IMG_5754 copy

 

Of course Jolanthe visiting was a HUGE excitement for Krash, he LOVED her! She showed him patterns on his Unifex cubes…IMG_5779 copy

…and sang songs with him while he played with his instruments. I believe the wipers are going swish-swish-swish IMG_5768 copyIMG_5781 copy

He noticed me working on this puzzle with Pac Man and insisted in doing it too. It took a tad bit longer to do it with Krash ;-)IMG_5869 copy

Pac Man took an impromptu trip to the library with Daddy and came home with a few surprise books for K, I caught him like this as he read to himself…IMG_5972 copy

Noah’s Ark continues to be a big deal around here, he LOVES this hand made toy and has played with it for hours this week!IMG_5986 copy

 

 

Alphabet…

Our letter was Tt, so we made trains, inspired from here.IMG_5882 copy

He also dot-painted a T is for Turtle, which we got from Confessions of a Homeschooler!IMG_5763 copy

 

iTouch Learning Fun…

We love Shape Builder! Krash plays this one a lot and I love it too, it is great for visual discrimination, fine motor skills, and also teaches great vocabulary! He is given a white shape with random puzzle pieces to drag to the correct spot. Once the pieces are all in, the image appears (see photo on right for the letter I for insect). It then says the word and often *does* something cute. You can see this and other apps we love here on our website!

Shape Builder

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Recess Fun…

He was coloring with chalk on the wall and was so stinkin cute, but refused to let me take his picture ;-)IMG_6023 copy

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Life {FUN} School…

Krash got to make some new friends and explore the great outdoors all in one day! He absolutely LOVED Miss Jill’s house and all of her children! He got to do many of his favorite things, like play hide n seek…4116343870_4688c209f0_o copy4123527066_e2e83fb33b_b copy

Roll down a BIG grassy hill…4123535490_a1947e7cd5_b

and RUN…IMG_5915 copy

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THANK YOU again Jill for hosting us and having such lovely children for my kiddos to play with, they loved every minute of their time at your house!

 

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Lapbooks ~ Dinosaurs

IMG_5491_thumb22 copyPac Man completed his dinosaur Lapbook recently, he did it along side of Krash’s Dino Tot Pack. It was fun to teach him, and learn alongside of him! We used these 2 books; What Really Happened to the Dinosaurs?, and God Created the Dinosaurs of the World (Sticker and Coloring Book) as our guides for learning.

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The entire lapbook was from Homeschool Share and I am ever so thankful for the awesome templa

tes and information provided there for free! We didn’t use all of the templates they provided and did a bit of a modified lapbook. We learned SO much though, it was wonderful!

Raising Rock Stars ~ Abraham & Sarah

 

 

Bible Story… Abraham & Sarah

Daddy read the Bible story from our Read-n-See DVD BibleIMG_5177 copy

 

I couldn’t find anything online I really liked so I made our own printables for this lesson. They were very simple, reinforcing the simple facts of this story…IMG_5180 copy

 

Love Krash coloring so intently here…IMG_5182 copy

 

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Krash had fun putting the star stickers on the Bible verse sheet, and on himselfIMG_5184 copy

 

Resources used this week:

Visit the Raising Rock Stars Webpage to download your own notebook pages and to see links to previous Rock Stars posts!

Tot School

~Krash is currently 42 months old~

** links to all toys and books are at the bottom of the post

Learning Toys/Trays…

The How to Build an A book was put away but he asked me for it again, so of course I said, YES. What I didn’t realize, is what he had in mind to do with it {which had nothing to do with letters}. He asked me for the tape. I must admit I hesitated for a bit, but then thought-what damage can he do? I handed the tape over and he got to work…

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Much, much tape later, I realized what his goal was…to make the square stand up! I had to help him a bit, but finally after much hard work, he achieved his goal and was SO happy! It was fun seeing him work hard to learn how to use the tape!

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We got a “new” set of stacking cups from Nanee, who got them at a consignment sale for super cheap…he loved them! Who would’ve known a different version of the same toy would still be new to him! This is the first time he has attempted to put them in size order by himself like this!IMG_5377 copy

Another consignment sale find, a cool magnetic transportation book, he played for so long with this…IMG_5418 copy

Zoobs continue to be a favorite around here, K asked me to use the guide to build him the Luna Rover, it was a tad difficult but I succeeded and he was thrilled!IMG_5458 copy

He had to match the colored ping pong balls into the correct colored craft cup…IMG_5464 copy

We played with his geo sorter, actually working on putting them in the proper order this time…IMG_5467 copy

Then we let our pilgrim walk up and down the stepsIMG_5471 copy

Cutting, cutting, and more cutting…IMG_5476 copythis boy loves to cut…IMG_5484 copy

Thank goodness he loves to vacuum up his mess just as much as he loves to cut…IMG_5496 copy

Coloring the entire Aquadoodle mat, again. I tried to interest him in sponge painting (see bottom right corner of the pic), but he wasn’t having it.IMG_5539 copy

While cleaning the schoolroom (results post to come this week!), I found this game, Cariboo that we had picked up at the consignment sale. I had no idea what it was and am so glad that I opened it up, it is excellent!!! One of my favorites for Krash’s age! I played with the boys for awhile and then encouraged them to play just together, it went amazingly well! Krash is learning to take turns and listen, and P is learning to be patient and understand that Krash isn’t 7, he’s 3 (I feel like I say that many times a day!).

 

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Theme…Thanksgiving

We made hand print turkeys, inspired from here. Krash cut his own shapes for the frame portion, and I helped him a lot with the rest ;-)IMG_5581 copy

K’s is on the left, Pac Man’s on the right…IMG_5685 copy

 

 

 

iTouch Learning Fun…

This might not have been K’s absolute favorite game of the week, but Mommy sure loved it, and he certainly enjoyed it! It is a letter tracing game called i Write Words, and is by far the best I have found so far (there are a few different apps like this one). They have a free version so you can test it out, and the paid version is $1.99. You can see this and other apps we love here on our website!

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Life School…

Krash went roller skating at the rink for the first time! He didn’t LOVE it, but he did great! He had more fun hanging out with his friends and pretending to play the video games!

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Mommy’s Favorite…

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Raising Rock Stars ~ Tower of Babel


Bible Story…Tower of Babel

Daddy began by reading the kiddos the story from a printed copy, since we didn’t have a story book about the Tower of Babel. The best part was when Daddy demonstrated different languages, as you can see…

Of course we had to build towers as we reenacted the story!

We also looked at an image of a painting showing what the tower is thought to look like…

I helped the boys put together this Tower of Babel craft

I made the boys this tower craft. They each had a stack of bricks (printed on cardstock), and created their own tower. Then we talked about the type of character qualities God DOES want us to possess and glued words representing those qualities on our bricks. We discussed how the people in the story were building a tower for THEMSELVES and we were building our towers for GOD! You can download the PDFs for the whole activity here on the webpage.

We colored our coloring page and mini book about the story…

Not pictured is a cute little song I found called “B-A-B-E-L” that the boys enjoyed singing with me!

Resources used this week:

Visit the Raising Rock Stars Webpage to download your own notebook pages and to see links to previous Rock Stars posts!