Saturday, February 5, 2011

Tot School - Ee

Tot School - Theme - Ee
Owen & Eli: 29 months old

We took a bit of time off from Tot School during Christmas while we travelled halfway across the country to visit family for three weeks. Needless to say, the boys were excited to get back into a routine and have some structure to their day. We focused on Ee is for Elephant. I found some pretty cute ideas out there in bloggerland and came up with a couple of my own.

The boys are pretty good with capital letters - I think they actually know all of them already (thanks Super Why!), so we focused on the lowercase e for our alphabet craft.

As for our elephant activities, we played 'Hide and Seek Elephant' a lot and the boys loved it! We did some size sequencing, matched numbers to the numbers of the elephants, made elephants out of their handprints and I found an Easter egg craft that we didn't get to around Easter to focus on E is for Eggs.

We did a lot of review of other alphabet letters this week too:, writing letters on the magna doodle, creating letters out of their blocks and finding letters in the stories we read. We looked for elephants in their picture books too, and watched the Elephant on the Run episode of Backyardigans (I love that show : )

Hope y'all had a great week in Tot School. Onto Ff!


Theprincessandthetot said...

Your handprint elephants are so cute!

jess_hak said...

I agree with Proverbs 31 Wife. Your elephant handprints are adorable!

Alyssa said...

Aww I love those elephant handprints. Good idea with animal hide and seek, I bet my little guy would be into that now!

Fiona said...

aaw fab elephant stuff!

April said...

Have you tried Letter Factory? It helped my daughter learn all of her capital letters easy-peasy. Then we used Chicka Chicka Boom Boom for the lowercase.

Looks like a fun week, elephants are great!