Sunday, October 3, 2010

Tot School-Leaves

TotSchool2So, its finally fall!   Here are some of the things we did this week, but you can see more pics over at A Mommy Talks by Madonna.   Be sure and check out 2 Teaching Mommies to download the lesson plans and all of the printables.

Language Arts:
We focused on the letter L this week.  On our first day of tot school, and in our house, the only day of tot school this week, we made this L is for Leaves letter.  We made the L like a trunk and glued on some leaves I cut out of construction paper. 

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We also read books this week, and here are some of our favorites!

Math:
We had some GRAND plans for math this week.  Alas, life happened and we didn’t get a lot done.  We were planning on completing these two wonderful activities, but it just didn’t happen. 

Leaf Shadows to work on shapes:
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And Leaf Patterns:

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I am going to keep them on hand because I am pretty sure we’ll do them later this fall.

Science and Social Studies:
We visited the science museum this past week, and they happened to have a table to make leaf rubbings!   It worked great for our unit, so we took some time a made a couple.

100_1403 If you do leaf rubbing I recommend that you tape the leaves to the table.  It gets difficult for little ones to hold the paper and leaves and the crayons.  Tape will help. :)

Some Extra Stuff:
One evening this week it finally turned cool.  The sky went slate blue, and E and I went out and enjoyed the change of weather.  We looked for leaves, but not many have fallen here yet.  All the same it was a good evening.  
   100_1354 100_1351  We also made sugar cookies one evening for our family night.  We cut them into the shapes of leaves and pumpkins and watched a Blue’s Clues episode about fall.   She liked eating cookies and chilling with her daddy!

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That was our week.  Be sure and check out 2 Teaching Mommies, where all of the lesson plans we use are.  You can download them for FREE, along with printables. 

Most importantly, be sure and check out 1+1+1=1 where you can see what others did this week in tot school.

Amber1

3 comments:

  1. We had that kind of week too. Grand plans, few results. LOL Oh well, there's always next week.

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  2. Great tip to tape the leaves down when you rub them. :)

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  3. Hey Amber...I got that animal/letter barn from a link on homeschoolshare.com. Here's the direct link:
    http://www.kizclub.com/craft/farm/farm.pdf

    I'll have to remember the leaf rubbing activity. Don't you just love it when things fall into place without you even planning them? :)

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