Theme of the Month:

SUMMER!!! ... we're having FUN in the Sun and cooling off at our Water Table!

Sunday, July 11, 2010

Tot School: Week 8 (15 Months) - Part 2

Practical Life: Pouring was another MAJOR HIT. She actually cried once when I tried to end the activity so we continued until all the water was on the floor or in the rugs…

Sensorial: We explored our Color Bag and did a Treasure Hunt for red items.  We also had fun with our water table!

Reading: Our BFAIR book this week was The ABC Bunny by Wanda Gag. We’ll probably continue reading this for another week.

Math: We worked on number “1” but she kept saying “2” J.  “1” is just soooo boring I guess! She did great with this week’s shape (“circle”) but that’s really due to the Sparkabilities DVD… she knows most of her shapes because of it. We both love this DVD a lot!

Culture & Exercise: We took the Walker Wagon out for a spin and found an empty bird’s nest. I think it would be great for a nature table but I don’t know if it was just built or not. Guess we’ll wait a bit and see…

A few random pics from the week….

Tot School: Week 8 (15 Months) - Part 1

This was the first week of our new curriculum and it went very, very well! However, rather than one super LONG weekly post, I've decided to split it out into two. This one will be a brief overview of the week's plan and will show pictures of the shelves with our "free exploration" Tot Trays (click for more info on Tot Trays). The second post will be similar to our previous Teeny Tot School posts and will show MunCee having fun with her trays and being engaged in our more "structured play" activities. So here goes:

This Week's Activity Plan:
  • Practical Life: Pouring (water into a glass)
  • Sensorial: Color-of-the-Week focus ("Red")
  • Language: Letter-of-the-Week focus ("A")
  • Math: Number/Shape of the Week focus ("1"/"Circle")
  • Culture: Music Exploration (an instrument from our Music Box)
This Week's Tot Trays:
  • Foam Letters & Numbers
  • Shape Sorter Puzzle
  • Laugh & Learn Piggy Bank
  • Stacking Cups & Bottle/Straws
  • Magnetic Dolls
  • Hammering Block 

Saturday, July 10, 2010

Photo of the Week!

Our Teeny Tiny Fashionista! ;-)