Tot School ~ Letter K

~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 K and Koala ideas for you…

Our Koala week was made fun thanks to a lovely blog friend from Australia who sent Ladybug some fun stickers and other things for our week!  Thanks Bree!

Ladybug asked for paint almost every day.  She painted her Koalas…IMG_6238

Painted her coloring sheet…IMG_6240

Painted her shapes…IMG_6295

 

Here she is working on Letter Kk 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_6381

Then she watched as I traced each letter with glue, then she glittered them!IMG_6384

She is enjoying her tracing, always choosing a marker.IMG_6392

Did I happen to mention her love of glitter?IMG_6394

 

We slipped our Play Dough Mat into our Dry Erase Center, and made the letters together.  After making the letters, she poked them! IMG_6292

This was the first time she asked to make the animal word with me.IMG_6294

 

Mr. Koala got a fun shaving cream bath….

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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 she wanted to paint it!IMG_6235

The next day she asked to put glitter {shocker} on it…IMG_6281

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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.

Here she was coloring the Kangaroo sheet..IMG_6374

Guess what?  She wanted to put glitter on it!IMG_6376


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Lots of playing, but only 1 picture at the end of the week!  Here she was counting rocks into an ice cube tray!IMG_6241


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Here she was enjoying the free app, Little Writer.  I programmed in family names with pictures for her and she LOVES it! IMG_6276

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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 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 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 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


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    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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    See all of our iPad app recommendations and other iPad info here!


    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)