Sunday, April 29, 2012

Pond Tot School

Tot School
Love Bug is currently 38 months old

This week we worked on a wonderful Pond Unit from Home School Creations

Love Bug loves frogs, and that's what she was the most interested in. We catch frogs (toads) in our yard. I keep trying to convince her that they are toads, but she's got her mind made up. 

Down the street from us is a pond that we like to check for tadpoles. Love Bug is afraid of the geese at the pond, and she wasn't too keen on the idea this time around. We never made it down to the water. I don't blame her, they have eggs somewhere nearby and were not very happy that we were trespassing in their home. :)

We dotted frogs

 Sang five green and speckled frogs (which Love Bug sang in the car for the rest of the week)
 Learned how frogs develope
 Practiced our sight words with our Preschool Prep cards and a frog silicone oven mit

 Fished for upper and lowercase letters
 Made frog puppets

Sunday, April 22, 2012

Farm Tot School

Tot School
Love Bug is currently 38 months old

We learned about farm animals this week. But it was a horribly chaotic week and all we were able to get done was a trip to a farm. Sadly, I wasn't able to attend, but I sent Love Bug with her Tot School friends. 

Love Bug had a great time! They went on a hay ride, fed cows and goats, milked a cow,  pet lots of animals and Love Bug KISSED a llama!!

Sunday, April 15, 2012

Baking Tot School

Tot School
Love Bug is currently 37.5 months old

This week we did a lot of baking fun!!

We used a baking fun preschool pack from Our Little Monkey's

Love Bug LOVES to help in the kitchen. She has three aprons....and two step stools. 

We worked on measuring, cutting, pouring, scooping, stirring, waiting :) and not touching things that are hot. 

Again...horrible with the picture taking this week as we worked on our own. BUT here are the tools we used. 

We used our pie topper as a fine motor tool again. The tots practiced putting Hi Ho Cherrio cherries into the pie pan. 
We played with our shape matching cupcakes
Made paper chef hats using lots of different shapes (thanks TH)
Dotted the alphabet 

All the tots cracked open an egg
We read a recipe for chocolate chip cookies
Then took turns helping make them
and stealing a few chocolate chips.....

The mixer was loud, according to Love Bug.
While the cookies were baking, the tots shaped their own pretzels out of bread dough

Then we tasted our baked goods!
Played a shape mating game

And had fun getting the ingredients from a recipe card while playing Cookin' Cookies

We love to bake, but I think we might love eating the yummy food a bit more!

Monday, April 2, 2012

Circus Tot School

Tot School
Love Bug is currently 37.5 months old
We had a fun Circus Tot School Week!

Love Bug wasn't sure what a circus was, and we really had hoped to take her to one that was in town. That didn't work out this time. BUT we read lots of books.

We used this great preschool pack from Home School Creations 
(sorry that I don't have photos of it this week)

We also played with a couple of circus type games this week. A sharing game called Noodleboro Fun Park, which is several little carnival-like games. Love Bug's favorite part is the wheel. She loves to spin it!
And Cranium Balloon Lagoon- which is also Carnival-type games. LB likes the fishing for letters to finish words in this game.

When the circus comes to town, there is an event that we love to go to called Lunch with the Elephants. The elephants march down the street to a parking lot and we watch them eat their lunch. 
Love Bug's favorite part is watching them smash watermelon with their feet and then eat the broken pieces. 

Yay Circus!