Thursday, January 27, 2011

Preschool- TOT-School Week 4 January 16-22

Well last week I vowed to be organized this week. I actually was very organized this week but my "perfect plans" did not happen. We began our week with both boys sick and spending most of the day on the couch. It took them a couple of days to get to feeling better so we did get a few activities in but not everything that I had hoped.

This is how our week began!!! Poor sick boys :(

The Hat by Jan Brett

After reading the story The Hat each boy picked out his favorite character and then I printed it from the mask section at The boys then took their animal and our scrap box and created a hat for their animal. They really had a lot of fun with this project.

The Mitten by Jan Brett

After reading The Mitten the boys each laced a snow-white mitten and then colored pictures of the animals that tried to get in the mitten. C. used his mitten and animals to re-tell the story to me.

Disney Cars Math workbook

C. loves his Cars math book. Mainly just because it is Cars. He asks every day if he can "do math" in his book.


B. still loves, loves, loves his trains and plays with them daily. He loves to rearrange the track and he also likes to make bridges.
snowmen counting game

This game came from
here We played the game using M&Ms as markers. The boys loved it because they knew at the end they could eat their M&Ms. It is just a dice game where you roll the dice and then cover that many snowmen. I was surprosed that we actually played it 3 times before they broke down and had to eat the M&Ms.

Snowman Jumble

This game came from here
This was another great game that the boys loved and worked on toether. They had to match the clear stones that I had written the Upper case letters on to the lower case letters on the game board.

All in all it was a good week. We just did not get to everything I had planned but we will catch up next week. Hopefully this new week will bring fun with penguins, snowflakes, groundhogs and a little Valentines.

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Preschool-Tot-School week 3 Jan.15-21

This week we have not been so organized. Why?? I am not really sure but we did get somethings done it was just a little of this and a little of that. Hopefully next week I will be a little more organized.

Time for Tots Learning Kit

We just received our first learning kits from time for tot and we love them. This week the boys made patterns and sorted beads and did square puzzles. Both boys loved this activities and I know we will use them a lot. You can find them

Handy Manny Uno

The boys got a Handy Manny Uno game for Christmas and I bet we have played it 100 times already. They love, love, love it!!!! It is a great game that they both can play together and it reinforces color and number recognition.

Sensory Bin

Our sensory bin only has a some different size noodles and red pom-poms in it right now. I am hoping to create a more of a Valentine theme for next week. B. loves it. He loves to scoop and pour. I had a funnel in it and the pom-poms would not come out of the bottom of it so C. made up his own game of blow the pom-pom. He would stick a pom-pom in it and then try to blow it out and land it in a little cup on the floor. For some crazy reason I did not get a picture of this but I am sure he will be doing it again so I will be sure to take of picture of him playing his new game.

Thomas Painting and Addition workbook

B spent some time painting pictures in his Thomas coloring book again this week and C. started working in his new addition workbook. It is a Disney Cars book that we got at Barnes and Noble. He loves it and wanted to work in it several times a day.

Easel--Chalk and Markers

This week the boys used the easel to draw with chalk and Markers. B. drew Grandma and he actually drew a head, eyes, nose, mouth, hair, arms and legs. C. made a gorilla and he sounded out the word gorilla to label his picture. He is just now getting into sounding out words so we will be doing a lot more activities like this one.

Little Gym -- Big Show

C. just finished up a semester at The Little Gym had his big show. He loves going to The Little Gym. Next semester he is taking a sports class and he is soooo excited about it.

Friday, January 14, 2011

Preschool-Tot School Week 2 Jan. 7-14

This was a wild and crazy and snowy week. We missed preschool the entire week due to snow so we had lots of time at home. We spent a lot of time working Legos, playing games and reading books. We also managed to get in some sledding and snow play too.

Easel Painting

Both boys were really into easel painting this week. They made tons of pictures. They both made snowman pictures and B. made a picture of his Grandma and gave her a head,eyes, nose, hair, mouth and arms and legs out of the head part. This is only the second time he has made a person and he was sooooo proud. Since he was so interested in the easel I took this oppertunity to have him paint some unpper and lower case letters. You can see the Bb that he made. I wrote it on with a pencil and then had him trace/paint it with the paint.

Singing and Guitar

Both boys got guitars for Christmas and Charlie also got a stand up microphone. Both have been a big hit. C loves to sing and dance so he has been doing a lot of musical shows for us.

Polasr Bear ABC

Fine motor and math
Both boys had a great time fishing for letters and making words with this game.

C worked on a what number comes next sheet. He is getting so much better at forming his numbers the correct way. He also worked on laminated sheets to practice writing his first and last names and numbers. He has been writing his name for about a year but this is just good practice to help him form the letters correctly. He also finished up a math work book that we had picked up at Barnes and Noble. It was Disney and Mickey Mouse. It focused on recognizinf, counting and writing numbers to 10. He is excited to begin the next book which is addition and it has a Lightning McQueen theme.


It seems to be Lego central around here. We have Lightning McQueen Legos, Thomas the train Legos, and Toy Story Legos plus some of the smaller ones that Charlie has just started using. The boys LOVE them and have been creating some very interesting things with them. Great for problem solving and creative thinking.

We had a great week. We hope to be doing a little more academics next week but we will still be having lots of fun!!!!!