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Sunday, August 23, 2009

Tot School ::30::

~ Kaleb is 33 months ~

We're *almost* adjusted and getting into a routine with our school time for everyone. The older kids are more of the primary focus, so Kaleb gets the brunt of 'No Mommy Time' but we're still getting in some learning time together.

Here's a little peek into our week together:


Kaleb loves the paper clip matching game that we made and we practiced naming colors while getting the paper clips on.

When I pulled out the foam shape matching cards for Zachary {from Discovery Toys} Kaleb wanted to play along too. He eventually did match shapes up to make the 'clown' but first had fun naming some of the shapes and also stacking the circles together.

His arms are the side-effect of Mommy trying to do school time with Zachary while he found his markers and hid in the kitchen coloring ~ himself. :)

When you have two older sisters, chances are you are going to play dress up and be sucked into the world of ballet. {He is sooooo going to love me for these pics in the years to come!}


To go along with our caterpillar studies, Kaleb had fun coloring the caterpillar from Eric Carle's 'The Very Hungry Caterpillar'.

Playing with our clothespin color swatch matching game and having fun naming colors.

Sorting all the pegs by color and then stacking them,


I found a mini-book geared toward little ones on the life cycle of the butterfly that has some cute graphics showing the caterpillar yawning and snuggling up in his chrysalis to go to sleep. Kaleb loved it and had fun telling me about the caterpillar {happy, sleepy, yawning, etc...}.

We pulled out our chalkboard this week too and Kaleb spent so much time drawing and coloring while we were doing school time with the bigger kids. He had fun drawing circles for me. :)


In one of the rare pictures of me {thanks to Zachary hijacking my camera}, Kaleb and I lined up the markers and he would tell me the name of the color after I stood them up. When he finished them all, he took GREAT joy in knocking them all over and the 'Do it again!!'


On Friday we played a bunch of games together and pulled out a Curious George balloon game I picked up. We couldn't play it the way we were supposed to since I bought it used and quite a few pieces were missing. Instead, Kaleb would name the colors I held up and then match them to the right balloon.

That's it for this week! Don't forget to visit Carissa at 1+1+1=1 for some more Tot School posts.


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  • The ballet picture is priceless! I really like the color swatch matching game!

    By Blogger The Activity Mom, At August 23, 2009 at 3:48 PM  

  • I love the Paper Clip Color Matching game and the Clothespin Color Swatch Matching game. They look so easy to create...I will need to add this to my Tools for Tots collection or ideas, I haven't had a chance to make anything yet.

    By Blogger Madonna, At August 23, 2009 at 5:21 PM  

  • Great week! I am impressed with Caleb's circles - they look so perfect. And, of course, the ballet picture cracked me up.

    By Blogger Natalie PlanetSmarty, At August 23, 2009 at 5:41 PM  

  • I see my 2 yr old is not the only one with colored arms and legs this week... a couple days it was orange all over the face and arms... yesterday a BEAUTIFUL bright blue all over arms and hands. :) Better that than the carpet!

    By Anonymous reneegrace, At August 23, 2009 at 6:22 PM  

  • LOL! re: the ballet picture. He looks very flexible! :) Looks like you had a great week. You brought up a good point about getting "us" (the moms) in some of the pictures. I might hand my camera over to one of the older kiddos this week and see what we get.

    By Blogger Mozer, At August 23, 2009 at 7:54 PM  

  • We are sending off for our caterpillars tomorrow. So you have to share where I can find the cute worksheets. I think you ROCK and are so creative in teaching your kiddos. We just finished our homeschool room and we are excited to start school tomorrow.

    By Blogger mommy4, At August 23, 2009 at 9:40 PM  

  • What a great week!! I love the marker colored arms...
    I need to get busy and make the color/paperclip matching activity, it would be perfect for my tot.

    By Blogger Joannof10, At August 23, 2009 at 10:00 PM  

  • It seems like you still managed to do so much with two other busy HSers at home!
    Thanks for posting! Great ideas.

    PS I love the ballet picture!

    Cathy aka The Attached Mama

    By Blogger The Attached Mama, At August 23, 2009 at 11:32 PM  

  • Great Very Hungry Caterpillar study! We did one a little while ago as well and thoroughly enjoyed it:)

    By Blogger Goat Gal, At August 24, 2009 at 12:25 AM  

  • oh, I'm sure he will NOT be the least embarrassed by the ballet picture...... But it is super cute.

    By Blogger Ticia, At August 24, 2009 at 8:16 AM  

  • The ballet pic is hilarious. I have a few pics of my 4 year olds dressed up in cheerleader outfits with wigs on...gotta love big sisters!

    By Blogger Mama Jenn, At August 26, 2009 at 6:30 PM  

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