Thursday, June 30, 2011

Tot Time - The Week my Kids were gone :-)

Tot School

That's right, this past week my kids were gone.  They went to the grandparents for the "weekend" - well, Friday - Tuesday! 

With that said, I have challenged myself to look for teaching opportunities with my kids while we are playing together.  For example, today, my boys and I were playing trucks.  I was assigned  given the truck with the front loader.  I used the bucket to fill the truck with the alphabet letters.  Well, my 2 1/2 year old saw what I was doing and quickly took over the truck.  While he was lifting the letters - I had him name each letter :-)  Or when we play farm with my 1 1/2 year old, we only speak animals (make animal sounds) for all of the animals.  Nothing is cuter than hearing a kid say "moooooo"!!

The only thing I worked on this week for my Tot School with the boys is finalizing my lesson plan format.  Nothing big!  I also took time to read through lesson plans for ideas!

Thanks for all of the great comments last week!  I appreciate the thoughts and encouragement from everyone else that is also working on this process.

Enjoy your week!