Thursday, February 10, 2011

School Daze.... Vv is for Valentine....

TOT SCHOOL BEGINNINGS
Braeden is 17 Months
This week I had 9 kids come over to play with projects...I had stations for a sensory bin (rice with Valentine themed items); a fine motor- straw in the Parmesan cheese container- Braeden didn't do this one, so I don't have pictures of it; play-dough; and sponge painting... we ended with parachute time and bubbles... for the most part it was pretty quiet (surprising!) and calm....

Braeden sharing the sensory bin...with multiple friends... a complete 180 from last week...
Look at me...being brave... having so many toddlers paint in my living room... things seemed to be going really well.... Braeden was loving it...I had them use sponges to paint with...
Braeden was totally into this project.... loved it very much...and then it was time for cleaning up...then the throwing of the paint project started.... it could have been worse...it was washable paint and things are cleanable.... the important part was that he loved it.... we will be venturing at this again....
The quiet after the storm... playing with some play-dough....having been calmed down and distracted by another mommy while I frantically cleaned up paint from the floor....
The play-dough held his attention for a little while...plus I really like this picture...
Braeden...having a conversation with his new friend during parachute time...I have no idea what they were talking about...
Lots and lots of bubbles....and kids... :-)
Braeden at Art class at my friend Michelle's house...(pre-haircut)...here he is decorating a heart...
Also at art class- thank you for the picture Michelle! Here he is using watercolor to paint a coffee filter heart...personally I think Michelle is very brave to give him so much paint... but he LOVED it...and did it for a very long time...and got very messy....but Michelle says it is the process not the product...
Watching a game tucked in Daddy's pocket...he sits there a lot...
PRESCHOOL
Ryleigh is 45 Months Old
This week we did the Letter Vv.... and did many Valentine themed activities....

For our Letter of the Week Craft, they did "v" is for valentine.... to see the step by step (ish) process, check out our stART post for this week....
Ryleigh at Art Class-Thanks for the Picture Michelle! ...She painted with watercolor on a heart shaped coffee filter....So pretty!!!
Ryleigh using come glitter glue and stickers to make a Valentine....
Using Bingo Markers to do this do-a-dot V that I printed from Confessions of a Homeschooler...
Working on these number cards- I printed them and then laminated them for lots of future use! I also got these from Confessions of a Homeschooler
I had the girls look for different letters and then match these valentine themed alphabet tiles...(I made them from scrap-booking stickers...I just flipped the sticker back around to make them permanent...)
Beading beads onto the stick part of what I think is supposed to be a floral decoration for Valentine's day...either way...great fine motor activity...
Some cutting practice...this sheet happens to be also from Confessions of a Homeschooler...but I find them all over the web...or I make my own....by drawing lines... :-)
Putting heart stickers on "Vv"....another great fine motor activity...
The girls started measuring this week...I used some inch (1-4 inches) worms from my gigantic math tackle box for them to practice on....they did really well and picked up the concept right away....
Ryleigh practicing telling time (to the hour)... after she figured this out...she has been doing it the rest of the week....perhaps I will introduce half-hours in the near future...
Using training chopsticks to transfer pom poms from a fruit cup container to a heart shaped ice cube tray/muffin tin that I found at the target dollar spot....

To see what others did this week check out Tot School at 1+1+1=1; Preschool Corner at Homeschool Creations; and the Weekly Wrap-up at Weird Unsocialized Homeschoolers.

9 comments:

Lindsay said...

What a great week! Do you plan to do joint preschool next year too? Braeden got to paint a bunch this week! That is one of Sammy's favorite activities!

Discovering the Me in Mommy said...

So much fun!

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Kimberley said...

Hi there! New follower here from the Friday Blog Hop! What great projects you do with the little ones. I am inspired! Drop by and see me if you get the chance!

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Michelle said...

So many fun projects!! We are glad that we were able to join in on the Tot School Beginnings fun.

J A C Q U E L I N E said...

The kids seem to have really enjoyed craft time.Those are some really nice toddler crafts. I am visiting from the hop.

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Elle Belles Bows said...

Wow! Great activities going on and kudos for keeping that many little ones happy too!! Kerri

Our Side of the Mountain said...

Look at all those sweet little ones! How nice to plan activities for a group of pre-preschoolers! Wonderful crafts!

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