Tot School - Week 1 (25 months)

>> Thursday, August 26, 2010

I've been so excited to get started with Tot School with Nudgie!  I've been having a blast putting together lesson plans, creating accessories, and organizing.

We didn't do too many structured activities this week.  It was a hectic week with My Marine being gone for most of the week, big sister, Nani, starting Kindergarten, and adjusting to new schedules overall.  But we still found time to do some activities!

We started off the week with these milk bottle cap letters that I made.
Nudgie dove in right away with these and loved laying the letters out on a tray. 

And when she got bored with that, she just stacked them all up!

We moved on to exploring objects with the magnifying glass.  I couldn't pry this out of her hands!

Later in the week, we worked on fine motor skills with the tweezers, pom poms and different containers to put them in.  We found that she really enjoys this activity a lot -- picking this one first to play with when given a choice.

For a challenge, she tried putting them into a sippy cup without the lid - and did very well!

We played with our felt shapes

Learned about the letter "B" and the color blue



And played dress up!

Overall - I think it was a pretty good week.....

Even Zoja was exhausted!


Sherry @ Lamp Unto My Feet August 27, 2010 at 5:51 AM  

Great to meet you! Your daughter is absolutely adorable!!
Came by via the Heart of the Matter Blog Hop! Have a great day!

Sam and Boo August 27, 2010 at 8:56 AM  

Love the plethora of activities, especially the pom poms with the small tongs. Will have to try that ourselves.

melismama August 27, 2010 at 11:20 AM  

OMG I love the pictures! Found you at the Chickadee blog hop today and so glad I did! You have a great thing going there with the schooling..we are homeschoolers also...hope to follow you and you can follow me...


Erin August 27, 2010 at 12:35 PM  

Seriously, if you could just keep posting this stuff then I could follow you a week behind ;) I've started to think about real activities like this to get my son thinking, learning how to concentrate on structured activities and learn some things this winter. It's tough to find things that are just his (brain) size! I LOVE the poms poms. We're definitely adding that one to our list!

Jeni August 27, 2010 at 2:10 PM  

What a charming blog with great learning ideas for little ones! Loved the last shot of the German Shepherd; we have a GSD as well and they hold a special place in our hearts. Oh, and yes, the photo in the stocks was in Williamsburg. Good eyes!

Andy's Bethy August 27, 2010 at 3:02 PM  

Found you through the HOTM blog hop. Just wanted to say that crew chiefs rock... but I am slightly biased.
Enjoy the new school year and many blessings!

Danifred August 27, 2010 at 6:48 PM  

What an adorable set of photos. I think the magnifying glass is my favorite!

Heather August 28, 2010 at 10:12 AM  

I love all the neat projects you are doing with your little ones.

I have given you a blog award. You can accept the award at Mommy Only Has Two Hands!

Sassy Sites! August 28, 2010 at 7:11 PM  

Thanks for participating in our Sassy Sites blog hop! So many great blogs on there!! Don't forget to come back for our Sunday Spotlight and to sign up for the giveaway, if you haven't already! It's gonna be a good one! :) xoxo

Marni @ Sassy Sites!

funfunfun August 29, 2010 at 1:43 PM  

Following from Relax and Surf...would love to have you follow back!

Giggly Girls August 29, 2010 at 2:04 PM  

My tot loves the magnifying glass too.

I love your felt board, it's so cute. Did you make it?

Tracee August 29, 2010 at 4:20 PM  

So cute! Did you make her magnettic felt board? That does flip over right? I want one!!

Kristen August 29, 2010 at 10:10 PM  

So much joy in the faces in the dress up pictures! The magnifying glass photo with her face squashed up is a hoot =)

Char August 30, 2010 at 6:32 AM  

Great Week!!! My daughter loves dress up too. I tried tweezer with my little one but it was too difficult I may have to try tongs instead.

Morgan August 30, 2010 at 6:56 AM  

I love your felt/magnet board! Did you make it or buy it? So cute and girly!

Julia August 30, 2010 at 7:05 AM  

haha... love the magnifying glass picture! LOoks like she had a fun week! Thanks for linking up to TTA :)

Patricia August 30, 2010 at 12:55 PM  

i love the felt shapes. I'll be trying them. I'm a new follower of your blog.

Katie August 30, 2010 at 7:16 PM  

The magnifying glass pictures are hilarious!

Mozer August 31, 2010 at 9:07 AM  

Oh I love your felt board and magnet/chalkboard. So pretty! Thanks for stopping by my blog via Tot School blog hop.

Tracey M. August 31, 2010 at 9:25 PM  

Hi Jennifer,
I finally made it over to your blog to write something! I'm so glad you joined my blog. I'm excited about Tot School this year and it looks like you and your daughter are too :) I'm working on phasing in some organized activities, but a lot of what we do is spontaneous too. Thanks for the link to Tiny Tag Alongs too!

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