~Lawson is 19.5 months old.~
Each week… We’re using the Tot School Printables from 1+1+1=1 as well as anything else I have in my stash that goes along with our theme. We also begin each day with what’s called “Bible Class“. This is the interactive curriculum for babies and toddlers that I stumbled upon on Pinterest, and we use in our church nursery. I’ve adapted it to fit our Tot School because It’s great to begin our day with a little worship time!
Before the week begins, I’m pulling all of the resources I plan to use with Lawson including books, activities, toys, etc. I try to make sure things are mostly age-appropriate and on his developmental level, but I’m also not afraid to challenge him a little bit. I think children learn best when they are challenged slightly – not so much that they become frustrated, but just enough that they are eager to figure out whatever it is that is set before them. I make a list of all of these things so that I don’t forget the things that I’ve chosen for the week. I’m a natural list-maker, and I have lots of resources so my lists can be VERY LONG! If I don’t get to all of the things on the list during the week, it’s totally fine. We can save it for our review week or for another day in the future. I highlight through the items as we complete them, and it’s just one list for the entire week – not individual days. This keeps it simple for me, as I don’t want to overwhelm myself with the planning process.
This Past Week’s Focus:
letter – Ee
object – egg
theme – Food
color – red
number – 2
shape – heart
This Past Week’s List of Plans:
*Main letter sheet with dry erase marker
*Vocabulary Development Page – This week they are cut out and laminated to stick on our board.
*Shapes Page with our Melissa & Doug Shapes Puzzle
*Numbers Page with our Foam Numbers & Magnetic Numbers
*Dot paint the number 2
*Dot paint a heart
*Trace left to right from E to e (We do this together, but I also let him try it alone.)
*Colors Page – matching with marker tops; also use with dry-erase marker ex.”Find the red eggs.”
*Colors Page to color with crayons and glue to paper
*Size sorting activity with eggs
*Dot paint the eggs; trace the letter page.
*What starts with Ee page
*Trace and color a heart
*Paint with hearts.
*Egg-shell painting on the letter Ee
*Play-doh with letter E stamp
*Play-doh with food-related toys (pot, utensils, etc.)
*Learning Resources Letter Construction
*Basket of plastic Easter eggs
*Puzzles: 3 part puzzle
*Wooden Blocks (The blocks we have are “Foundations” by Kid O City and Country, purchased at TJ Maxx.)
*Bible Class (daily or as often as possible)
Photo Dump from the Week:
Next week we’ll be learning all about the letter Ff for Foot with a Body Parts Theme! (Maybe I’ll use this week to focus a little more on potty training… we’ll see!)