Sunday, April 17, 2011

Tot School- d is for dinosaur, doctors, diggers, dogs, (and ducks)- oh my!

Tot School
Jonathan is 27 Months
This week both Jonathan and Grace sufficiently recovered from croup/ear infections and we got back into the swing of Tot School. We started looking at the letter d while we were sick and learned about dinosaurs. This week we focused on doctors, diggers, dogs and ducks! I haven't gotten the ducks post up yet- but hope to sometime in the next week.


We continued to review our memory verse this week from the Songs for Saplings CD:

"He will take great delight in you" Zephaniah 3:17. 

We printed out the memory verse from the Totally Tots printable. We've started having a little "circle time" every morning which Jonathan is excited about. We pull out our baby band and sing several songs, including our memory verse. Even Gracie plays along!


We read lots and lots of books the past couple weeks about all of our "d" words. We also started reading a children's devotional in the morning,  Everything a Child Should Know about God by Kenneth Taylor. Here were some of Jonathan's favorites- click on the links to see our reviews and lots more books!

Danny and the Dinosaur by Syd Hoff
How do Dinosaurs Say Good Night by Jane Yolen
Dazzling Diggers by Tony Mitton
Digger Man by Andrea Zimmerman
Angus Lost by Majorie Flack
Go Dog Go! by Philip Eastman

Sensory Bin 

We played with a dinosaur sensory bin- this kept him occupied for a long time!

Motor Skills 

We did some work on lacing using cards (dinosaurs and ducks) I printed from Confessions of a Homeschooler and 1+1+1=1's Tot School Printables.

We also worked on transferring water using a medicine dropper:

And we worked on puzzles.

Letters  & Writing

We did a dinosaur letter match from Confessions of a Homeschooler. This didn't hold his attention for too long, but he got the concept. He would confuse the letters if they were upside down- for example, the font made the "n" and "u" look the same. And initially he thought "d" was "p" and there's no "p" in dinosaur.

We also did some pre-writing exercises:


We made our own doctor kit:

We did a dog craft:

Pretend Play/Music/Games

We played with Jonathan's toy digger 

And played hide and seek to Oh Where Oh Where Has My Little Dog Gone using a toy puppy:

Practical Life 

Jonathan helped Mommy with some Spring Cleaning:

Anyways, this upcoming week we're starting on the letter "e" for eggs and elephants. We're mostly focusing on eggs for Easter! I'm excited about this week!

I'm linking up to:

Link & Learn @ No Time for Flashcards
Tot School @ 1+1+1=1
What My Child is Reading @ Mouse Learns, Mouse Grows


Raising a Happy Child said...

I am glad that everyone feels better. The last picture with Jonathan holding a toy puppy is so adorable. Thanks for joining WMCIR!

Elle Belles Bows said...

YUCK to croup! That is so scary but happy to hear all is better!

Love the doctor kit! CUTE!


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