Shelby Lynn (21 months)
We have been doing tot school, but I have not been taking pictures. This week I broke out the camera and got some great pics of what we did!
I made a felt board and cut out an apple tree and basket and the numbers 1-5 and we worked on taking off the apples off the tree and put in the basket. Shelby Lynn loves the felt board. Here is a great place to buy felt: http://www.discountschoolsupply.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?&keyword=felt and here is a good site to download templates for you felt board: http://www.childcareland.com/feltboard.html
Since we were studying apples we continued the theme at snack time. She enjoyed eating the whole apple so much that I had to stop her before she ate the core (I have since bought a corer!)
We also worked on sorting shapes this week. She was able to put the correct shapes in for the first time, but a couple of times got frustrated and just opened the top and threw them in!
She now recognizes and can name: square, circle, star and heart. I think triangle is just too much of a mouth full.
We also planted flowers and this week and Shelby Lynn learned about watering them.
She did good, but sometimes the water didn't quite make it to the flowers. She also enjoyed digging in the dirt.
While we were outside we colored with sidewalk chalk. She likes to take the pieces out of the bucket and put them back in more than actually coloring with them. She loves carrying around the little bucket as well.
She also found a way to incorporate our shape lessons...she found some blocks of wood in the garage and came carrying them out saying, "squares, squares!" She was very excited, she also kept calling them toys!
And I am not sure which totschool mom does this (if I can find out I will link to your blog) but I am going to include my favorite picture of the week and this week there was two!
While we were planting flowers the ice cream truck came by (I am so mad I didn't get a pic of the truck) and Shelby Lynn really enjoyed her dreamcicle!
When she saw the camera she started screaming, "CHEESE"! I am not sure where she learned this, because I had never told her to do it. Must be that disney channel, lol (shhhh don't tell but yes I let her watch a little t.v.) I think it reenforces some of the lessons we are learning such as shapes and numbers....speaking of which she counted to ten all by herself this week! I was shocked!
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