We are starting preschool next week, we will have a week to learn about school before we start our letter of the week curriculum. None the less this week we continued with "official" Tot School activities:
I introduced Chicka Chicka Boom Boom (Book& CD) and the Tot Folder we made to go along with it. Cricket LOVED it, we read the book at least 5 times just on day one. When daddy got home that night she excitedly started telling him about it saying Chicka Chicka Boom Boom. He was confused, but I was impressed! I got my tot folder resources from:
Carisa at 1+1+1=1 and Confessions of a Homeschooler
We traced her out on a large sheet of paper and she colored it in. We were discussing some of the body parts and Cricket remembered her birth mark. Se decided it needed to be a part of the picture and did a pretty good job of drawing it and placing it correctly. The overall coloring is kind of a mess though!
Cricket worked on cutting and gluing. I'm going to have to make more of an effort here. She loves doing these crafty projects, and needs more practice on holding and using the scissors correctly.
Cricket also sang the alphabet song correctly, including all the letters, for the 1st time. I was so proud of her!
My camera broke mid week =( Hopefully it will be repaired and returned to me soon! Post camera break and minus pictures we did the following activities:
Cricket did her first 48 piece puzzle, which required a little assistance.
We had our last week of summer gym & swim lessons.
I got the LeapFrog - Letter Factory DVD this week, and Cricket LOVES it! She also continued with her Hooked on Phonics resources and covered the letters V & W.
To work on colors we played her Sesame Street Bingo Game. A square is identified by color and character. Sesame Street 3 in 1 Game Set (Checkers / Go fish / Bingo)
Cricket was once again mesmerized by me applying make-up, which rarely happens by the way. I took advantage of having her full attention and had her name the parts of my face I was applying make-up to. I even added a couple we hadn't discussed previously (eye lid & forehead).
That was our week to see what others are doing head over to