My tot is 28 months old. (and an added 5 year old in the mix)
We had an additional kiddo in our totschool time this week and a busy house so we didn’t get as much done as usual. Regardless, we had a good time. We took a break from ABC’s to do a week on airplanes. Our addition was a little 5 year old boy who may be joining our family as a foster child over the next few weeks. We just need to wait and see what the decision of his current foster family is.
On Tuesday, our day was mostly normal, just ending a bit earlier for the arrival of the little guy who I’ll refer to as Flash for this post. We started making a mish-mash totbook using printabled from Homeschool Creations Transportation pack. (I hadn’t planned on it, but saw an empty folder and figured why not). I wrote the word “PLANE” on the front and Monkey Girl glued the airplane letters on. We also build the little airplane puzzle from the pack and made some paper airplanes out of crayon pages from www.lucytravels.com.
I also gave her some paper and a crayon to draw with while I cleaned up the leftover paper trimmings. Soon after, she started yelling “Momma, LOOK! E! E!” And sure enough, I looked and she had drawn the letter “e” on her paper many times.
Both kids played with our bins of cars and car mats a lot this day too, though Flash would frequently get upset that Monkey Girl destroyed his “Racing Strip.”
I also let Monkey Girl and Flash spread their own peanut butter on their bread for lunch. Flash thought it was the coolest thing ever and Monkey Girl just got upset that her fingers got sticky. Kids are pretty funny sometimes.
We didn’t take the time for totschool much at all on Thursday. The one thing we did do (other than playing in the snow that was quickly melting away) was to stick stickers of airplanes and kitties on cardstock. Both kiddos spent a lot of time on it!
All the kids were home from school on Friday for a Professional Activity Day for the teachers (PA Day). Because the bigger kids were home, it allowed for us to get some one on one totschool time in while they played with Flash.
Monkey Girl and I spent that time doing printables with dry erase markers, of course. It is one of her favourite things to do.