Tot School: Week 1-Drake (28 months)

Tot School

One of my goals for the new school year is to work more with Drake.  He enjoys tot school so I need to make more time for him.

Here are some of the things we have done this week:

Monday-
We had our first MTM lunch!!  It was a HUGE hit with the boys!  You can read more about it *HERE*.

Drake and Gabriel had fun playing with the lacing beads.

Daddy surprised us with a mid-morning visit and some cousins came by for a short visit.  One of the cousins left her hat….Drake has been taking care of it for her! 🙂

We read a few books and all of a sudden–it was dinner time!!

Tuesday-
FUN and SCARY day all in one!  We went with some cousins to a local library for a magician show!!  It was fun but parts of it were just a little scary……….like when the octopus attacked the magician and then a bird squirted water at us.  Drake kept asking to “doe side” (go outside…and away from the scary octopus and bird).  He did like many other parts of the show though!

Came home for lunch and then a quick nap!

Had a little unsupervised cutting practice (wish I had gotten a picture of that!!) with lefTot School
t-over cutting sheets and Gabriel’s scissors that he forgot to put away.

Wednesday & Thursday-
….are blurs.  We were getting ready for out of town family coming for a visit.  I’m sure we did SOMETHING educational and fun but I can’t remember what it was!!

Friday-
We spent the day in town doing some shopping after dropping Nathan off at a basketball day camp and then came home in time for naps before heading back to town to pick up Nathan.  Then we went to Grandma’s house to play with cousins.  Brought a couple home with us to spend the night. FUN day!!

We will do better during week 2!!  I have more things actually PLANNED for him.  🙂

Week 2–Tot School August 10-14

This is Gabriel’s bear sorting activity explained below.

He went on a hunt for RED items. Drake sorting beans.

lGabriel’s bee!!
Gabriel LOVES his math sticker book!!

My first week to report our Tot School!!

I’ve been trying to come up with some fun activities for my littles. Gabriel (3) is easy. He wants to “do school” all day, everyday. After watching Drake put everything and anything into a clothes basket, bucket, cup, bowl, bag, dirty clothes basket (!), trash (!!)…I finally took the hint and have been putting together some sorting items for him. Now I wonder if my new I-phone that is now mia was placed in the trash by my little organizer….

Here is a look at our 2nd week of Tot School:

Drake LOVED scooping the beans from the bowl to the ice cube tray! I gave him a little spoon but he put that down and just used his fingers.

He *helped* me all week with the yard sale by rearranging everything on ground level in our front yard. He also *helped* by pulling clothes down to be put back into the storage totes. He greeted people as they came into our yard, and gave many great big Drake smiles. We spent the majority of our Wed, Thur, Fri, and Sat outside, and he loved spending so much time outdoors.

Gabriel’s favorite activity of the week was this little sorting game. I just made rings out of pipe cleaners in red, blue, green, and yellow. Then dumped the bears next to him. He jumped right on it, already knowing what I expected him to do! He kept asking for help and I quickly realized he just wanted some one-on-one time with me like his older brothers. I sat down with him and talked to him about his activity. He said “where does this color go?” I said “where do you think?” He said “here!” =) He just wanted some Mama time!!

Gabriel also did a few crafts this week from our bible lessons plans. This week’s letter was Bb. He enjoyed the tactile letter this week….BEANS!! We also made a little bee book (we have yet to decide what to put in it). He and Kaleb worked together on the bee mobile.

I think he has been most excited this week to sing the days of the week song to the Adam’s Family tune!! lol He jumps up and down when it comes time to sing!! I’m not trying to teach him the days of the week, but his older brother Kaleb. Try telling that to Gabriel though!!

He loved being outdoors more too this week. He greeted everyone with a “We have more customers!! Don’t worry. It’s all for sale. It’s our garage sale!” He also sent everyone off with a “hey! That’s ours! You can’t take that!” lol Everyone giggled at him while I apologized and tried (over and over) to explain the yard sale to him. I’m still not sure what he thought was suppose to happen.

I have loved doing more constructive things with Gabriel. He is so fun to be around in general, but his excitement for his own *school time* is such a blessing to see.