This week I wanted to finish up our "L" activities and to supplement I added in some Disney Cars activities since my little man loves CARS. We really had a full week filled with MANY activities as you will see. He kept asking for to do tot school activities through out the day. (We do a formal hour of activities in the morning). I have gained so much confidence in constructing and choosing activities. I find the problem is that there are so many good ideas out there. I've started a Pinerest account to keep track of all the great ideas. You can follow me on Pinerest by clicking the button on the sidebar.

Rather than list all the activities we did take a look at the slide show. I'll try to link to all printables or original posts on the Resources/ printables tab of my site. You can also click on most of the pictures and they will link you to the original sites as well.

If you want specific information on our tray activities for this week check out my Workbox Wednesday post for 11/9/11.

I am contemplating switching from a letter of the week centered curriculum to a book/ story centered curriculum which would still allow for plenty of alphabet activities but would give us a story theme each week. I think Jake would really enjoy that.

I love visiting all the blogs and seeing what others are doing. I hope my blog helps inspire a few of you as well. Be sure to check out 1+1+1=1, preschool corner and the TGIF Linky Party to see what others are doing this week. I've added a Follow me on twitter button if you'd like to follow our journey.
Well this was week 2 for our tot school. I planned several "L" activities for the week but got derailed by Halloween and some other obligations. We still managed to fit in quite a few activities even though we didn't get through everything. I will carry over the "L" for leaf and combine with our Fall theme next week.

Monday was Halloween so the Little Man and I went to watch Sister's Halloween parade and then we headed over to the park for a Halloween celebration for the little ones.

On Tuesday my daughter stayed home from Jr. Kindergarten and joined us during tot school.  The most exciting part of our day was when I brought out our new fall sensory bin.  We actually did quite a lot today. We read a veggie tales book, then moved to counting. The Little Man used the Fall clip activity from Home School Creations and Samantha did a leaf clip activity from 2teachingmommies. We did some Do A Dot sheets with buttons as well.  Then the kids started sorting the buttons by size and later by color.

We put some fun ABC cards from 1+1+1=1 into the slit on top of a Truvia box. Then Samantha found some Sesame activity cards she got in a Halloween goodie bag at school and started using the buttons to complete the activities on the cards. I gave her the Halloween magnets and some beginning sound sheets from 1+1+1=1 and let her work on those.

We went on a nature walk and collected leaves for our Leaf collages, then constructed the collages which I really liked. Tuesday was a very busy day!

What is in the sensory bin?  A pumpkin ice cube tray, chop sticks, a measuring spoon, tongs, two pine cones, two scarecrows some pumpkin stem,  I found at the dollar tree, a stem of fall flowers I found at Joann's for 0.89 a pumpkin and leaf cookie cutter, a bowl of the pumpkin spice play doh from last week, three jars of fall colored rice, silk leaves, an assortment of buttons in fall/ nature colors. a pack of fall shaped buttons from Joann's (Pumpkins, corn on the cob and an acorn), Kidney beans, red beans and black beans as filler. Two pipe cleaners I twisted into curly q's, three milkshake straws in fall colors, the pasta necklaces from last week and some window clings.
Wednesday is our Preschool Co-op with the MOMS Club. We worked with our Leaf shadow file folder game from File Folder Fun before leaving for the CO-op. This week's host mom had some great activities for the kiddos. After we picked sister up from school She and the Little Man did "homework" and then played with the sensory bin again.
Thursday we go to our Mommy and Me Preschool class at the Adult Center. Friday sister joined us again. We started with  then we read Llama Llama Red Pajamas, explored our "L" box, played "Hide the L" then worked on a few printables and trays. Some inspiration came from The Preschool Corner
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