My Favorite Quotes:

A person's a PERSON no matter how small... -Dr. Seuss

I am a little pencil in the hand of God who is sending a love letter to the world. - Mother Teresa

The aim of education should be to teach us rather how to THINK, than WHAT to think- rather to improve our minds, so as to enable us to think for ourselves, than to load the memory with the thoughts of other men. - James Beattie

Friday, November 20, 2009

Tues. AND Thurs. of Week 3 Tot School!

(And PS-My Thanksgiving Wish (besides Peace on Earth) ... More Blog Followers...please?)

Scarlett matching shapes... I found it on a website called Toddler Toddler. I laminated the sheet with the outlined shapes and the colored shapes I cut out/laminated/ and stuck around the room for Scarlett to play hide and seek shapes- she LOVED it!

Sticker or STAMP book- found on ITTY Bitty Love blog- Scarlett loves stamping and it was great practice for counting too!

Then we made "Native American" necklaces- LOL! I just had some wrapping ribbon and some very large noodles for Scarlett to string onto it. Not the most creative but I noticed even with the large holes she really had to work at it so this ended up being a great manipulative for her to do. Little sis wanted one too so I put one together for her quickly!!


Another week of Tot school- yay! Back to the workboxes--- Scarlett just loves picking out what she will do first- she always comes in early and peeks in the boxes! Little Sister Lily is already working with graduated cylinders (see how smart she is?) Ha ha! Another toy from Chik-Fil-A put to good use. I just used the puff balls that she had been putting into the water bottle and now she puts them in here as well!

Practicing spelling her name! Scarlett pasted the turkey on the paper and then chose the letters in her name from the feathers that I cut out. Got this idea from Teaching Two.

I for ICE CREAM!Since we are still working on the letter I we matched numbers (chocolate chips as Scarlett called them) onto the Ice cream cone! This idea is another one of the many wonderful ideas I get from Confessions of a Homeschooler.

Love these Infantino Colors and Shapes Puzzles. They are not too difficult to put together and she really has learned her shapes from them- plus the colors are sooo pretty! A great gift-- Check it out-- (I put a link on the right side of my blog if you want to purchase.)
Then we did a sticker/shapes activity but I forget where I found it- yikes! I have seen it around quite a bit though... I thought Scarlett would LOVE this but she got bored quickly- in fact she would only do the circle... oh well.

To work on the letter I --- I colored ice cubes and froze them over night. Then Scarlett used them to make the letter I! It was a great tactile activity because it was cold brrr.... and she licked them- ha ha! AND she had to place them in the correct spot to make the letter I- too fun!

Here's my smart little 14 month old again!! ha ha! This time she was pulling Scarlett's hair while Scarlett was trying to work on her Kumon Maze book... and so I pulled out my Iphone and let her play I Hear Ewe- it is a free game on Iphone (I love the free stuff- and I won't pay for anything!!) It has animal pictures and when she taps the animal it makes the animal sound- she loves it! This kept her busy while Scarlett worked on her mazes!

Have a happy weekend!! I probably will not get a blog out next week because we are going to see my grandfather in southern Indiana for Thanksgiving! Yippee!! I haven't seen him in almost 2 years, and he gets to meet little Lily! yay!
Have a SAFE, and BLESSED Thanksgiving everyone!

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Homeschool Creations: Preschool Corner AND 1+1+1=1 Tot School!

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Debbie said...

Oh what a great week you and your little ones had.

I hope you get more followers as well!

Jolanthe said...

We are finding lots of fun games for our itouch too. :) My kids love it!

Love the turkey name!! and the ice cube I!


zaf_fam_tx said...

Love the matching outfits! (Leave it to me to look beyond the point of a post! Call it ADD!)

sbswtp said...

What a really great week!!!

Cassie said...

It looks like you guys had a great week. I love the necklaces. And I'm following now :) Happy Thanksgiving!

Susan said...

I can not wait for the day when my daughter brings me a pasta necklace! It looks like you all had a great time.

Mari-Ann said...

Great week! LOVE the ice I - I will definitely use that when we get to that letter. :)

Oh and as a fellow lover of comments and followers, I will follow you AND add your button to my blog! ;) Happy Thanksgiving!

Mari-Ann said...

Oops - your button code doesn't work - looks like it's missing one of the addresses. :(

Raising a Happy Child said...

It's a pleasure to meet you via Preschool Corner. It looks like you had a fantastic week. I will subscribe to you in the Reader.

Kim said...

Love the hide and seek shape match!

Michelle said...

So many wonderful ideas!!!