Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Tot School Tuesday

Last week and this week we are working on the letter Brad, I'll update next week with our bounty of B activities!

The two weeks before we learned about Dr. Seuss. His birthday was March 2nd. We read books he wrote and books about him the week leading up to his birthday so Bookworm was aware of who he was before his actual birthday (which was on a Monday this year). For some reason my camera was MIA for most of the two weeks. Free Smiley Face Courtesy of www.FreeSmileys.org I was able to snap a few pictures when our friends J and E came. We made a fish bowl with red and blue fish after reading One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish.

First the children colored coffee filters with blue markers.


Then they sprayed the filters with water to make the ink bleed.


After we sprayed we painted one hand red and one blue and stamped them on a piece of paper.


In order to have the final project finished to take home (and us to hang on the fridge) I used the blow dryer to quickly dry the filters. Then the children were able to glue them on the paper over the hand prints.

Here is Bookworm's fish bowl, I wasn't thrilled with the coffee filter once it was dry I was hoping it would be a bit more see-through.


We focused on the letter S while learning about Dr. Seuss. I found Bookworm sewing! She has played with these sewing cards on and off but was never able to "sew." She was playing with some activities on her own and when I came to check on her I found this:


For Dr. Seuss' birthday we made him a birthday cake.


We decorated it like the Cat's hat. We also read the book while we ate cake.

I found out Bookworm's favorite Dr. Seuss book is Green Eggs and Ham. I wonder if it has anything to do with Thanksgiving...

Don't forget to check out other Tot School posts.

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.

1 comment:

  1. You're so good! How do you come up with all this?!

    Do you guys do projects all day long every day? If so, I'd really like to see what your schedule looks like.


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