This is a wrap up of our school week combining Prekindergarten and Tot School (26 months).
Our penguin curriculum for the week consisted of the Arctic and Antarctic calendar connection cards from 1+1+1=1 and several library books.
We made penguins out of construction paper. I planned to make several of various shapes, but the boys were more interested in punching out the shapes than putting the penguins together. Bebop’s oval penguin is on the top. Magoo’s circle penguin is on the bottom (I helped him glue it together).
We had several other winter crafts to make decorations for the house. (Pictures coming soon)
Alphabet Activities – Aa, Ee, Mm, Ss
We are slowly working through the alphabet. Bebop did handwriting sheets from Confessions of a Homeschooler and Donna Young’s 133 manuscript lessons. He still forms a few letters backwards and has started writing captions on most of his drawings. Magoo really likes using his crayola dry erase activity center with worksheets from 1+1+1=1. He knows the letters Aa and Ee, we’re still working on the rest.
I did not put out any specific tot trays this week. Magoo picked this toy off the shelf, so I put it in a tray for him. Both boys played with it almost every day. So far Magoo can match the shapes, but doesn’t yet get the idea of putting them in order by size. It’s a Grandpa made version similar to this toy.
We’re getting back into our routine of cleaning the bathrooms twice a week. First the boys fought over who got to wipe down the toilet and floor. Then Magoo had a major meltdown because Bebop got to scrub the toilet. In the second bathroom, I showed Magoo how to scrub and he was a happy little boy! Hopefully in a few weeks they will both be trained enough to wipe down the bathroom without help.
I the last few months, I’ve completely lost the momentum of having the boys regularly help clean up from meals. This week Jared started training both boys to load the dishwasher, sweep and vacuum. They both wanted to do everything. I hope they’re this eager to clean in a few years when they can do it independently.
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