Tot School Letter E

Tot School

((Hannah is 42 months))
((Danny is 18 months))

Theme: Elephants

We kind of never got around to reading our bible story for this lesson which was Abraham and Sarah, we also took two weeks for this lesson. Our library system is taking forever lately to get books in so I extended our time. We did however have lots of fun. Hannah really enjoyed the letter E page from the Alphabet Ark Book. The project was elbow painting. Too fun!

She's really starting to figure out play-doh, this was our first successful letter.

Here she is making spaghetti. I'm assuming this is the ground beef, just like Daddy likes it.

We're still a ways away from successful cutting so I cut the phonics pictures out for her and she enjoyed pasting them onto the E page

She is continuing to really enjoy these Find the Letter pages.

She's also starting to understand the concept of matching. This puzzle is part of a Sesame Street puzzle pack.

Look what Danny started to do all on his own. This is literally the first picture I was able to take of him standing. I was trying to hurry, hence the blurriness. Sissy was in the crib playing and he wanted to get in too.

Tot School Pumpkins

Tot School

 ((Hannah is 42 months))
((Danny is 18 months))

Theme: Pumpkins

The week leading up to Halloween we focused on pumpkin activities. However after looking through the pictures I took I realized I didn't really take any. I guess we were just having too much fun. Too bad though, because we really did a ton of print outs and a really cute craft. Here is what I do have though.

The start of our pumpkin craft, Hannah painted a paper plate orange, we cut out 3 triangles and a mouth from black construction paper for the face and then I traced her hand on green construction paper and glued it to the top for the stem. Super easy and super cute!

The finished product. Hannah was clearly channeling Picasso.

We printed a huge portion of this Pumpkin Packet. Hannah really dove into this packet, it really helped me see where she is at with comprehension.

Danny really enjoyed the Jack and Jill board book we got.


Dear October,

Where did you go? I feel like you were gone before I really got to say hello. I wanted to thank you for starting this fall season off right. You were filled with pretty house styling, Tot School galore, little munchkins I could just eat, blessings from God in the form of new friends, struggles that open my eyes to show even more love, answers to prayer for my big munchkin, powerful words from the book of James, many lessons being learned from The Healing Path, you helped reignite my love of being in the kitchen to bake and make warm meals, you brought fun new things to wear that I had been denying myself for a while, Pumkpin Patch fun until the tantrum that made people talk and laugh with understanding, yummy coffee in beautiful mugs, adorable Halloween costumes that only lasted until 5pm, and finally the full healing of my broken foot. October, I thank God that he made you the start of a new season, beautiful colors, warmer clothes and food and the start of the holiday season. I feel like I am starting a new season, a new beginning. My hope has been restored.

Thank you, October.

Yours Truly,


Tot School Letter D / Noah's Ark

Tot School

((Hannah is 42 months))
 ((Danny is 17 months))

Theme: Dolphins
Bible: Noah's Ark

We actually finally did one subject in one week instead of two. Hannah is really enjoying Tot School. She knows that as soon as Caillou is over that it's time for Tot School and she makes sure to announce it every morning.  Everyday is different though, sometimes we start with music (which is her favorite), some days we start with reading and some days we start with the activities. No two days are alike.

Below are the books that we read this week. I have to say the Noah's Ark Brick Bible was my favorite, it was a little interesting seeing skeletons on the ground after the flood but that is the truth, I honestly had never pictured it that way before. But that's exactly how it was. But besides that the detail the author uses with the Lego's (bricks) is really neat. I enjoyed it more than Hannah.

The weather was nice enough again for some outdoor play.

We finished another page from the Alphabet Art Book. The page was D for dots, Hannah is really starting to get into the dot markers so this was perfect.

However she pretty much left it with this line of dots. It is almost a rainbow though.

She really surprised me with her new love of dot work. She used to really not like this. So I'm happy she is enjoying these and doing them well, this page was the letter D.

I was able to snap a couple of really cute shots while they were playing. This has been happening so much lately. God has surely blessed us. This is the exact reason why we wanted them so close in age. This picture really looks like they were actually posing.

We finished up the week with some shaving cream painting of a dolphin. Hannah really loved this. I just discovered I'm supposed to add some glue to the paint so we'll try that next time. Hopefully it will help it dry better. But the finished product was still cool.