Tuesday, September 29, 2009
Here was his final sort with the choices of: stay the same, add s, add -es, change the y to i and add -es, or whole new word.
Monday, September 28, 2009
Sunday, September 27, 2009
I put these workboxes cards up. They are all held on by velcro so they can be moved when completed. The kids don't really seem to need these and don't use them.
This is supposed to be my pantry, but I squeezed the food onto one shelf and use the rest to store curriculum and files.
These are my bought Tot Tools. It used to be one of my workbox racks before I got the new desk.
Glad you could stop by for the tour for the brief nanosecond it was clean!
I am very proud of my little teacher and her great ideas.
The twins really loved their new shelf they helped build. They were so excited to see all their things set out on the shelf to choose from. The down side was they were able to scatter 9 things instead of just the one or two I usually give them at a time! I have got to be very purposeful in teaching them to return things to the shelf when they are done. It is just hard because I am usually running back and forth between them and teaching the big kids :) I think it will be easier when I order the trays to set everything on.
Still, my boy was excited as you can tell by his showing me his puzzle piece:
Wesley is my puzzle crazy child which is awesome because I love to work puzzles and need a child to be my puzzle partner one day:)
favorite toy of the week was definitely the Magna Doodle in all shapes and sizes. They call it "IEIE" (every letter and pen or pencil is an IEIE). I left these out all day and they played with them several times.
I love how proud of himself Will is:
I love these stacking blocks because they are learning about size and stacking now but one day we'll use them for letters as well.
As usual, some of the best moments are things you don't plan but just happen naturally:
Friday, September 25, 2009
A: Why do you call it that?
Me: Because you go to swimming like it is your PE class for exercise.
A: Yeah, well I'm not really comfortable with you calling it that. I'd prefer you call it swim lessons.
Well, I can't make her feel uncomfortable now can I? So, swim lessons it is :)
Thursday, September 24, 2009
Here's Ashton's who went up to words with three syllables:
Then we had a mini lesson on vowel sounds and clapping it out and off they went:
I was introducing Ashton to the greater than/less than sign. Since we always talk about the alligator mouth eats the big number I thought I'd just show her. After she used the alligator then we looked at what the sign itself looks like.
Jackson even reviewed his with some bigger numbers.
Tuesday, September 22, 2009
This week I finally talked my husband into getting some Tot School furniture! We got a cube bookshelf that I can put their activities out on.
A little fine motor work of using the screwdriver:
and putting the peg in the hole:
Thursday, September 17, 2009
Tuesday, September 15, 2009
Sunday, September 13, 2009
Then I simply wrote entry words that would be found on those pages on notecards (100 for a dollar :) He had to file them behind the appropriate guide words:
And, as you can see, by my adorable goofball- he's thinking hard (at least thinking hard about how to be a ham for the camera!). This was great practice. He missed a few of the ones he had to go to the 3rd or 4th letter which was a great chance to talk about it.
Now that we've done guide words I have to think of something else cool to do with these- not to mention I have a pink one just waiting to be something cool for a first grade girl I know!
As you know, I love playing hands pics so I had to get him sorting his bears:
He was really into the pattern blocks. I didn't know he knew his shapes so well but hearing him say 'rectangle' was about the cutest thing.
Of course, the best part of the day was spending with his big cousin who asked if he could teach him how to do the lacing cards. Look how closely he's paying attention:
There's all the fun I had with Tot School on loan! Please check out Carissa's blog for everyone else's fun.