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Tot School for Twos: Chirping Chicks

This entry is part 4 of 4 in the series Tot School for Twos

We have been truly enjoying our extended farm unit.  I try to make our units only last a week, but we end up having so much fun, we extend them.  This week (or so) we focused on chicks, hens, and roosters.

My goals for the week were to teach vocabulary, reinforce letter and shape recognition, and teach a comforting concept on security (we are having some bedtime struggles lately, so I thought I would throw this in).  These goals are in addition to learning chick and chicken facts. Continue Reading

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Tot School for Twos: Pig Play

This entry is part 3 of 4 in the series Tot School for Twos

We are continuing our farm unit in preschool and this week is pigs!  This unit involves learning through play and books about farms, but each week is focused on one farm animal.

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My goals for the week were to teach G vocabulary related to pigs (squeal, piglet, curly, mud, sty, etc.), reinforce letter and color recognition, and teach basic pig facts, while having lots of messy fun! Continue Reading

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Tot School for Twos: Getting the Ball Rolling

This entry is part 1 of 4 in the series Tot School for Twos

We have officially moved up to Tot School from our One Year Old Preschool.  We will be starting One Year Old Preschool pretty soon with W, but until then we will be doing Baby Play and Tot School for Twos (and I guess everything in between).

And to ease into the year, I decided to work with something G has some experience with: balls!  I wanted to work on some basic concepts with her, while having lots of fun and keeping her active.  And we did have quite a good time.

The vocabulary I focused on introducing to G were: round, roll, ball (different types), and circle.  We also talked a lot about bouncing and kicking.  The concepts I wanted her to begin to explore were related to size and fitting. Continue Reading