Sunday, January 31, 2010

Tot School: Letter F Week 2

Tot School
Charger is 26 months

This last week we finished up the letter F before heading out of town to visit Grandma and Grandpa for a few days. So, another short week, but lots of fun.

Some of our highlights:

Using our abundance of tractor magazines, I made a tractor cover all game. Charger was supposed to take the gems and place one on each tractor 1:1. All he did was take the gems and pour them out on the game board. He picked them up and dropped them over the board, threw a few on the floor, everything but what he was supposed to do with them. I do think he liked it, though.

I made him a file folder game where he had to match the color fish. He liked this very much and did a great job with it.

I made Charger these number puzzles from craft foam and stickers.

I presented them to him like this:

He did not understand what he was to do with them. Even after I explained it to him, he didnt get it. I think I confused him in the presentation. So, I put them away and tried later in the week. The second time, I put all the puzzles together and then took them apart and had him try. He did much better the second time.

A little Valentine's sorting. I found that even with the little hearts taped inside the big heart cups, I had to show Charger what I wanted him to do. I still give him a chance to do it without my direction, first.

Charger glued feathers to an F. Can you see the F under there? :)

We made this cute fishbowl craft inspired by Homeschool Creations.

Charger got to practice cutting. But, after he refused to hold the scissors even remotely how they should be held, he got to practice tearing paper.

He also practiced counting with fish that I made. He knows all his numbers, but doesnt know they go in any sort of order. We strung them onto the pipe cleaner in order, counting as we went a long. I plan to do this a lot more in the future.

We also read the book Flap Your Wings and Try by Charlotte Pomerantz. It is in a textbook I picked up for 10 cents this summer, I love yard sales :). Both Mustang and Charger enjoyed flying around the room.

Thank you for checking out our blog this week! To see what others did in Tot School this week check out 1+1+1=1. God bless!


CristyLynn said...

I like your number puzzles. I also like that you were willing to try things differently when it didn't work at first. Gotta love flexibility!

Lindsay said...

Love your number puzzle! I also love the honesty in the post.. sometimes its frustrating to see all of these fun activities on blogs and kids just love them.. then when I present things to Sammy he is just not into it.. Glad to know that others are not into all of them as well.. or that its just to hard for them at that time!

melaniet42 said...

Great number puzzle - very creative!! I too love summer for the awesome yard sales!!

Dawn said...

I love that tractor idea! My 25 month odl is all about the tractors right now. Isn't it funny how some activities just don't go according to your plan? :)

Michelle said...

What great activities! I love the number puzzles that you made for him :0)

Lil' Ms. P said...

Like so many the number puzzles. I have plenty of foam, so I may have to make a set. Thanks for the inspiration.

Montessori Moments said...

I noticed that you became a follower of my blog! Welcome! I hope you find ideas that will inspire you!
God Bless you! You have a lovely blog!

Nicole {tired, need sleep} said...

I love the number puzzles and the heart sorting. You have so many great ideas!

Theresa said...

I love that I am not the only one that has an uninterested child!
I like your tractor activity, my guy would love it as well! :)

Tot Play: A Learning Journey said...

Hi! I absolutely love your number puzzles too. They are so colorful! I agree with Cristylynn - I like how you put them away and tried again a different day with a different presentation. We have the same heart containers. I will be using mine either this week or next week. I saw them at Target and Hobby Lobby.

Michelle said...

You are doing some really neat activities! You are very creative!