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 ~ 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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    Matching baby/Mommy farm animals {old puzzles of mine}IMG_8229

    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!

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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!}.

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    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 ~ Letter N

    ~Ladybug is currently 37.5 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 N is not free yet, but it will be once it is posted on Totally Tots!}.

    Here are some Letter N and Newt ideas for you…

     

    She requested finger paint again, wanting her newt to be blue…IMG_7533

     

    We also used finger paint for the dot fun page, I squirted a tiny bit on each circle and she swirled it around as we yelled out the letters! 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_7527

     

    We slipped our Play Dough Mat into our Dry Erase Center, she helped me roll snakes to make her letters…IMG_7540

     

    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 gave her a small sponge and let her choose a color of paint.  She was a bit confused at first but once she got the hang of it, she LOVED sponge painting!IMG_7520

    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.

    She hasn’t wanted to work on her All About Reading letter sheets the past 2 weeks, which is fine by me-I don’t force her to do anything at this point.  This week she loved the “Nanny Goat” probably because her grandma is called “Nanee.”  She used finger paint to color the nanny goat…IMG_7531

    This week we used Ziggy to work on compound words, saying them in 2 parts out loud and then saying the whole word out loud!  She did it with me a few times, but wasn’t too interested.  She loved playing with Ziggy!IMG_7546


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    We used our new Letter Construction set to make our letter Nn…IMG_7549

    She loves these!IMG_7542

    We played Honey Bee Tree a LOT…IMG_7557

    She played with her magnets for hours one day!  Specifically, her pattern block magnets and her abc magnets.  The shot on the right is her whining about me taking her picture.

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    We got a new letter peg set from Lakeshore Learning to review, and she is in LOVE!  I am too!IMG_7371

    She had to really work hard to get the pegs in and at first wanted to give up, but she persevered and can do it now!  She shows me her strong muscles!IMG_7406


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    We got a new swimming pool, and have been outside a lot!  Even amidst the miles of concrete, nature finds us.  She found a tiny black bug in the pool and kept him as her pet for over an hour.  Cuddling him, petting him, talking to him.

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    She even kept him alive the entire hour and then put him on a flower and said good bye!IMG_0334

    Then, her brother found her a butterfly!  This girl LOVES bugs.IMG_0365


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    The iPad comes in VERY handy when she gets up before I am ready.  I give it to her and sleep a bit more.  One morning she was playing ABCs of God and loved it!  She hadn’t played it in awhile, I think she forgot about it!IMG_0235

    Watching a bit of Netflix using her new princess floaty as a set…genius!IMG_0039

    A few apps she has played a lot this past week…

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  • Tot School ~ Letter M

    ~Ladybug is currently 37.5 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 M is not free yet, but it will be once it is posted on Totally Tots!}.

    Here are some Letter M and Mouse ideas for you…

     

    She requested finger paint again…IMG_7211

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    After painting, she requested glitterIMG_7216

    Then she asked for colored paint…IMG_7223

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    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 gave her big and little Mm stamps, and she LOVED stamping with me-we took turns!IMG_7197

    She tried to cut her letter out by herself!  She eventually gave it to me to finish, but I was thrilled with her determination and desire!IMG_7201

    She glues everything by herself now, however she wants!IMG_7208

    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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    In honor of M is for Mouse week, I made her a Mickey Mouse Printable Pack! I gathered all of her Mickey toys & books and brought them to the schoolroom too!  Notice the kitty hidden in the picture. Winking smile  Silly Stella.IMG_7192

    She loved the Mickey Mouse stuff and dove right in and started coloring as soon as she found her notebook! {her purple tray is here, but get it at Michaels if you can, it’s only 4.99 or less with a coupon!}IMG_7108

    She loves the graphing game and totally gets it now!IMG_7109

    She wanted to color her shapes…IMG_7111

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    Working on the letter maze…IMG_7240

    Tracing…IMG_7242

    Tracing letters…IMG_7261


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    Stacking and nesting cylindersIMG_7119

    She told me the skinny ones were her candles and that I needed to sing Happy Birthday to her, so I did.IMG_7126

    She played with Perfection multiple times {with the timer off, it scares her!}…IMG_7232

    She used the cards from our Design and Drill and laid the screws upside down to make the patterns on the cards.  I was amazed with her patience, she did this a few different times!IMG_7251

    Playing with the marble tracks {these are called Frigits, I couldn’t find the set we have on Amazon} her brothers made for her…IMG_7258

    Sorting gems in our Mancala game…IMG_7253


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    We had a few hot days and enjoyed our {last-summer, popped and a bit dirty} pool! She LOVES to swim and could have cared less about the pool imperfections or the chilly water!IMG_7166

    Remember the popsicle she snagged from her biggest brother? She hit her Daddy up too and got over half of his!  Little stinker!IMG_7081  IMG_7085


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    Here she was playing Alpha Tots-one of our all time favorites.IMG_7239

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