Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Loads of fun with the Letter C

~Bug is 25 months old~

Bug was so involved this week and we were able to get several pictures throughout Tot School that I can’t wait to share them. Every week we try to use his letter notebook with printables from 1+1+1=1 and usually we only get a few moments before Bug is ready to move on. Well let me tell you that we went through every page of the Letter C. We formed the letter out of play dough and drew lines connecting uppercase and lowercase letters. Bug enjoyed making lines with the play dough as well.

We had an interesting experience with dot paint. All of Bugs printables are in a notebook inside protective sleeves so that we can use them over and over again. We learned that dot paint and the protective sleeves don’t work so well.  We had success later in the week by removing the page from the binder for him to mark the letters.


We had several opportunity's to use the number 3 by counting out snacks and pegs and even cars. Our shape this week was the diamond which was just the right size for Bug to place his pegs inside as we continued our counting fun.

This week we also got to include music time by listening to the musical Cats. We decided that Bug is most like Mungojerrie (very playful and mischievous) and loves to dance to all the fun songs. Art time was fun as we used cars to make Car Art. You can even see some of the tire thread on the painting. This is one he couldn't wait to show to daddy. 

In honor of Fourth of July, our science project consisted of star shaped ice cubes with beans frozen inside. Bug had to use a variety of things to try and melt the ice to get the bean out. Not a lot of pictures here as this one got a little messy. Bug did learn that water seems to make ice melt pretty quickly. 

Mom’s Favorite this week:

We had so much fun this week that it was hard to pic just one favorite picture. So instead I chose two. Bug has been really into making forts (which will be great during the letter F) and he has learned to stack the pillows so that he can get under them. Mommy helped a little to make it more structurally sound. My treasured and rare photo was when Bug got all tuckered out and crawled into my lap and fell asleep. I didn't get much done that afternoon but it was worth it. 

Hoping that we can keep this excitement flowing through next week. So until then…

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Thursday, July 5, 2012

B is for Bug

~Bug is 24.5 months old~

We had so much fun with the letter B this week and boy was I happy when we posted the letter B to our calendar board and Bug proudly shouted out B. B was one of the first letters we ever attempted in Tot School and I was a proud momma to know that he remembered.

When we revamped our Tot School room we decided to add a few more decorations and kid friendly/fun to keep Bug interested. That room is a combination of Tot School, my home office and storage for Mason’s Monarchs, our non-profit. We were given these really cute butterfly stickers that work perfectly on his wall. They served a multipurpose this week as they are Butterflies and they represent each of his Brothers. (you can read our story at

Bug is getting pretty good at maneuvering the tweezers and loves to take his pom poms out and replace them again. This toy is currently a favorite in Tot School.

Another favorite is this number puzzle. We have started to incorporate numbers into our weekly lessons. He likes to put the numbers in as I count them out. So far he prefers to only say the numbers 1 and 2. But that works since this week’s lesson was the number 2.

We have this great little play dough set that has number stamps and that has helped so much in keeping him interested in the numbers and keeping them on the mat. We also made letters and numbers with the play dough. No pictures since play dough and Bug requires a lot of attention to ensure that the play dough doesn’t get jammed into the carpet. We did discover that Bug can correctly identify the letters A-B-C-R and O. He might be able to do more but he always gets silly when we get to the O. I’ll have to trick him next time and not do O.

We have yet to go to the library to borrow books as I am so nervous that Bug will take that opportunity to yell and scream. So we used what we had for B week and what better option is there than to include his Bible.

Mom’s Favorite this week:
Bug got to view an early showing of fireworks that one of our local malls did in anticipation of July 4th. It was his first experience with fireworks and he was so excited. Here is daddy and him watching just as one explodes. It melts my heart to see these two together. He is certainly a daddy’s boy.  

Next week has a holiday right in the middle. Hoping to squeeze in some cute things for July 4th. So until then…

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