Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Tot School

I know, I know. It is late, I should be sleeping. But this baby has got me up and I'm not even halfway through this pregnancy. This could be a long few months coming up. Good thing I have tot-school to keep me busy!

This week we did tot-school and I remembered to take pictures!!!

Our order came on Wednesday from Discount School Supply. I knew I was going to go crazy waiting for the UPS man to arrive with my packages so I took the girls shopping. We went to Target to hit the Dollar Spot (AWESOME tot school tools and they are mostly $1.00!). After Target we went to a teacher store and they were having a SALE!!! Everything I bought was on clearance for $1.00! I got four of these Wee Wedgits which are normally $13.00 (and they were a total "mom's nerve" saver on the way home!), I got three of these Melissa and Doug door hanger sets normally $10.00 (I got them for the trays but the project will be fun too), I also got an Angelina Ballerina magnetic set (similar to this one) and a Frisbee Bookworm wouldn't put down.

The whole time we were out I was excited to get home to our packages and Bookworm and I kept talking about all the stuff the UPS man was bringing to our house. She couldn't wait to get home and paint!

When we arrived at home I had five lovely brown packages waiting for me on my front porch! After Gypsy went down for her nap Bookworm and I got started on our version of "School Christmas." I was so overwhelmed by how much there was in the boxes and where I was going to put everything I couldn't take pictures. I thought about it but it would have put me over the top.

Here are the pictures of what we did this week:

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Gypsy coloring with TaDoodles

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Bookworm coloring with Pip-Squeaks

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Gypsy playing with her new activity. I used an empty rubbing alcohol bottle and five clothes pins. She loves shaking them out and dropping them back inside. bookworm loves telling Gypsy, "Do your own school work."

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Bookworm got a second bouncy ball from the dentist to use in her pouring activity.

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When Bookworm moved to the floor to finish her school work I found some things for Gypsy to use at the table. While I believe children at this age should work on the floor for comfort, Gypsy will "work" on her sisters activities before her own if I give her this freedom now. She will get to move to the floor soon enough.

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Bookworm loved her new paper clip activity. Matching the clips to the same color paper was easy, but clipping them on proved to be harder than both of us imagined. I ended up "opening" the clips slightly so she could get them on until she masters the paper clips.

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Our finished Love Bugs.

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Gypsy doing some "housework"

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Painting for our Heart Hugs

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Heart Hugs

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Color sorting our new Counting Bears

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"Shake it by your ear" from Bean Bag Rock & Roll with our new Rainbow dancing wrist band

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"Rattle it under your nose" I love this CD! If you join your child you get a workout too, trust me!

Want to see what others are up to for Tot School this week? Check it out!

Andi and Brad have been married since 2002. They have five squishers who keep them on their toes. She is a second generation home educator. In her spare time Andi creates and sells handmade goodies in her shop, Andi Gould Designs.

2 comments:

  1. Love it all! Great post! I can't wait to see next week's!

    I went shopping last night (Ikea, AC Moore and Dollar Tree) for school supplies and had SO much fun! My husband just laughs at me :). It's an addiction-I tell him at least I am addicted to enriching my children's lives!!!!

    :) Carisa

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  2. School shopping is the best! And box day is soooo exciting! I'm so glad you were able to get so many deals!

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