Tot School- July 2014 (8 Months Old)

So I've had a few people ask me about the specifics of my tot school lesson plans and what not, so I thought I would start posting them on our blog.  I have copied my structure and some ideas from my friend Candace who is an amazing mom and educator, so you should also check her blog out here.  Also, I am doing tot school with my friend Amanda and her daughter, so we collaborate on our activities and ideas.  And of course, I get tons of ideas from Pinterest.  So all that to say, I can't take full credit for everything I do!! Feel free to steal ideas, or better yet, send me your ideas! =]

Here's what we did in July:

July 2014 Schedule

Verse:  “It is for freedom that Christ has set us free” -Galations 5:1
Color: Red, White, Blue
Letter: B
***Review each day***

Books:
Never got around to getting themed books from the library

Music Mondays

-Yankee Doodle Dandy

-Sung to: "Mary Had a Little Lamb"
Fireworks go snap, snap, snap!
Crack, crack, crack! Zap, zap, zap!
Fireworks make me clap, clap, clap
On Independence Day!

-Sung to: "Row, Row, Row Your Boat"
Wave, wave, wave the flag,
Hold it very high.
Watch the colors gently wave,
Way up in the sky.
March, march, march around,
Hold the flag up high.
Wave, wave, wave the flag,
Way up in the sky.

Math Tuesdays

-Compare small, medium, large
-Flashcards

-Compare quantities (more & less)

Art Wednesdays
-Ice coloring (red, white, and blue)
-Red/blue fingerpainting

Science/Sensory Thursdays

-Red, white, and blue sensory bin
- “B” sensories (bottle, book, bib, box, etc)
- Outdoor scavenger hunt for B’s (bush, bricks, bugs, etc)
-Red, white, and blue spaghetti play

And here's a few photos of tot school in action!


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