Sunday, January 24, 2010

Tot School F is for Fish

Tot School

Charger is 26 months.

We had another fun, but short, week in Tot School. Our letter for the week was F. There are so many things you can do with the letter F! Our sight word was fish. I decided that I dont really want to do a theme in the future, but I do want to introduce a word each week. At the beginning of our sessions we go over the letter, sound, sight word, and the spelling of the word.

Charger stamped footprints on his letter F. Then, I asked if he wanted to color the F. He did not want crayons. He wanted markers, so I gave him one. He colored with it for a few moments and then colored his hand and lost the marker. Then, he wanted a pen. He never did want crayons.

I pulled out the Twister game and gave Charger a large frog. I used the spinner to tell him what color to move his frog to. Mustang really wanted to play, too, and ended up being a big help. Charger didnt really seem to understand the came completely, but followed Mustang. The frogs were soon lost and instead they just jumped from color to color.

Our trays for the week:

Cutting FOOD with our new Melissa and Doug toy-thank you Aunt Becky!

FLOWER arranging

Catching FISH with our new puzzle from Aunt Julie-Thank you!

Hammering golf tees into Stryofoam, thanks to our new washer. Charger did not do very well with this at all. He ended up putting the tees into the holes that Mustang had made when she played with it. He didnt seem to understand how to hold the tee and hammer it at the same time.

Sorting FISH by color. Last week, I gave Charger green and blue pom poms to put in green and blue bowls, so I thought this would be easy for him. He didnt know what to do when he got this tray. I had to put one of each of the fish in the bowls and then he understood to seperate by color.

Putting glass beads on wood sticks. I got this idea from The Adventures of Bear. Charger understood the color sorting this time, but wasnt able to put the beads on the sticks very well at all.

As I mentioned before, there are so many things to be done with letter F, and we did not get done with everything I wanted to. So, we will be continuing letter F this next week. For tons of fun things to do with your Tot (ages 12-48 months), check out


Mrs. Taffy said...

Great week! I love the golf tee activity! Laffy Taffy would love that! And the twister color game is a fantastic idea!

Lindsay said...

Great week! Love the fish sorting and the fish puzzle!

Mama to 3 Blessings said...

I love the twister idea - I am going to have to get one of these games. I boys would love it. Looks like you had lots of fun! :)

melaniet42 said...

Great ideas! I have a Twister board somewhere I may have to pull out one of these days. Looks like it was a fun week!

Theresa said...

I love your color Twister activity, and your footprint stamps.. looks like so much fun & such great ideas! :)

Our Little Family said...

Ohhhhh, love the rocks on the sticks! I'm thinking I'll have to incorporate that one this week!

And, now I'm totally wanting to get Maddie the game Twister! I think she'd love it and what a great color review!!


日戲風格 said...

great ...........................................................

Elise said...

Thank you so much for stopping by my blog and taking the time to leave a comment. I really appreciate it.

Your trays had so many great activities. I like your idea of using Twister as an activity to reinforce colur recognition.

Rebecca said...

The twister and hammering activities are great!

Tot Play: A Learning Journey said...

Hi! Thank you so much for visiting my blog! I really appreciate the comments. You had a GREAT week too. I have been wanting to do the golf tee activity with my daughter for some time now. I just haven't gotten around to buying the supplies needed yet. I also liked the craft stick and bead activity - you have such pretty glass beads. I was planning on doing flower arranging but I am waiting until February. We'll see. I use to have to give Alyssa a starter item when sorting by colors, but with practice she learned what "sorting by color" meant - keep up the good work and he'll soon be doing it on his own! The ABC carpet I have was ONLY $39.95 at Lakeshore. I couldn't believe it. I am sure you will see more activities on my blog using it in the future. Have a great day!

JDaniel4's Mom said...

You have way too much fun at your house.

Jeanette said...

Flower arranging. What a good idea. I might just have to try that one with my daughter.
So many great activities.