Tot School ~ Letter Vv

~Ladybug is currently 30.5 months old~

 

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Tot School Printables V is for Volcano

Letter: Vv

Object: Volcano

Vocabulary Development Theme: Landforms

You can find the printables for this unit here on the Tot School Printables webpage.

You will see below that she went on a Tot School blitz and wanted to do almost all of her activities in one sitting!  We kept going until she said all done.  A few of them we did again throughout the week too.

Coloring volcanoes….IMG_6630

Writing letter Vv, which she insisted was a W, now she knows the difference!IMG_6632

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Dot painting her letters,IMG_6641

Tracing in the dry erase center, she did this MANY times!IMG_6644

We worked on naming landforms and surprisingly, she loved this!IMG_6604

At a different time, she decided to write “letters” on them by herself.  Earlier one of the activities we did with them was to say the name ‘”waterfall” and I would write the beginning sound on the board on top of the image to emphasize the sound.  She must have liked this because she did it on her own later!IMG_6649

Numbers on the cookie sheet with magnetic pom poms…IMG_6671

Numbers again, this time writing them as we count…loving our new click Expo markers{which also work beautifully on the dry erase center}IMG_6859

Letter Vv printables here!

Fun Books & Toys for this unit here!Tot School Printables Toys and Books Letter V

 

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She had non-themed shelves this week, filled with fun learning toys.  I forgot to take a photo of the shelf set up and didn’t get many action shots of her playing!  Here’s what I did capture…

Wooden fraction puzzlesIMG_6745

Magnetic stacking rings, she was trying so hard to match the picture with me…IMG_6747

Number Clip Cards, we worked with these together..IMG_6748

Easel drawing in her new winter hat, which she loves and won’t take off.

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My girl is having a bit of iPad withdrawal.  She recently dropped it and the screen cracked and spider webbed across.  Boo.  BUT, I bought an awesome warranty from Square Trade and they are fixing it!  I plan to review the process after it is complete, I am actually a bit excited to be able to review their service!  I know how hard it is for people to find good warranties, and although I’d rather not have to use mine, I would love to let you know what I think now that I have to!

Here’s the last iPad shot I have, of her playing Tickle TapIMG_6471

I am currently pinning new iPad case options more appropriate to protect it from children, since they use it WAY more than I originally planned.  You can see the ones I am checking out here!  f you have one you love and it can withstand drops, leave me a comment!

Meanwhile, technology is all around us, here she was watching Speekee Spanish ~ which she still loves and asks for often.IMG_6472

We did some of our PowerPoint shows together and I taught her how to click the spacebar to advance the slides.  Here she as watching the Colors show.IMG_6479

She thought she was big stuff.IMG_6484

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I totally forgot to share her Halloween costume, she was a girly pirate, to match Krash!  We went to our local children’s museum to play and trick or treat a little bit!

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Volcanoes ~ Lapbook

We finished our volcano lapbook! My son absolutely LOVED learning about volcanoes! We both learned a lot! Here’s our finished lapbook…

The Front…
Middle flap… (when folded down)
Geysers and Lava Flows (game board printed from our purchased unit)
Middle flap… (when opened up)
Top: Types of eruptions (purchased unit)
Bottom: Types of volcanoes (purchased unit)
Left Flap…
Top left: photos of special volcano things we did…our chapter book, volcano eruption and mini volcano model
Right Flap…
Top right: Sequencing (purchased unit)
Bottom right: 3 Stages of a Volcano
Middle…
Top: Volcano Labeling (Enchanted Learning)
Bottom left: Volcano Facts (P told me everything he learned during our unit)
Bottom Right: Volcano Crossword (purchased unit)
Back…
P dictated a volcano story to me, I printed it for him to illustrate.

In the Works ~ Volcano Lapbook

We finally began our volcano unit today and my son was beyond thrilled, as you can see from his face in these photos! The first things we did was make a mini model volcano which was a part of a unit I purchased from here, but the direct link is no longer available.We also began our first read-aloud chapter book!

In the Works ~ Volcano Lapbook

We are starting P’s volcano lapbook next week, he is THRILLED, I am OK with it. This is entirely his idea…he’s been asking to learn about volcanoes for months now! Here are the resources I have printed out for his lapbook…
Volcano Poetry Form
Volcano Fact Cards
Volcano Shape Book
Label the Volcano (Enchanted Learning)
Stages of a Volcano (Hands of a Child Sample)
Color By Number
and I broke down and purchased this, from A to Z Teacher Stuff. I really needed it and am glad I bought it. My son is really into this whole volcano thing and I am really trying to be! I need to learn and almost everything I found was not for his age (5 1/2). This download has many activities that are appropriate for him and it is also teaching me what I need to know to teach him! Photos will be posted as we begin!!!