Almost time for Peter’s Tot School to start!!

As I’m getting ready for Tot School to start next month, I realize how much ‘stuff’ I think we need. Since we are living with the belongings that we can fit in two small rooms, I’m unsure what are needs and what are just fun extras.

You think I would be able to figure that out, but so much of this Tot School is FUN! I love when school can be fun, it should be enjoyable!! Jacob and I talked it over, and a lot of things that would be extras, we are just cutting out right now.

Frankly, we don’t have the money to buy them. Even if we did buy them, we wouldn’t have a place in the house to store them. 😉

So, until we have a place of our own Tot school is going to be pretty easy. 🙂 I will be getting books from the library reserved next week, picking them up at the end of the month!

The first month will look something like this:

Main Theme: Fall ~each mini-theme (Apples, Leaves, Pumpkins, and Football) will last a week

Sensory Tub: Fall (will be out to play with a couple times a week for the whole month) ~fall colors, fake leaves, small pumpkins, redish and brown/black beans, scoop, fall color poms.

Apples: Apple books, cutting and gluing apples, lining up smallest to largest apples, felt apples, painting with apples, and apple stickers (I will hopefully make one scrapbook page for every mini-theme, or at least the big theme for the month!)

~Field Trip- Apple Orchard

Leaves: books about leaves and fall, cutting leaves and gluing them, leave rubbings, colors, and leaf stickers. Also talk about the seasons and how it’s getting cooler (maybe?) and how nature is changing around us.

~Field Trip- State Park walk, collecting leaves

Pumpkin: Pumpkin books, pumpkin cutting and gluing, lining up smallest to largest, vines, and stickers

~Field Trip- Pumpkin Patch (end of month/Beginning of October)

Football: Jacob is covering this subject. We have several books to read about football, we will probably go to a HS football game, a lot of football playing outside, Felt fun with Footballs, and whatever else Jacob wants. 😉

Religion: Focus more on the Sign of the Cross and the Vine

Motor skills: small motor-stickers, cutting, pasting, and drawing; large motor: walking backwards, climbing, and throwing and catching a football

Alphabet: Letters A and P

Social Skills: Manner words -Please, Thank you, and Excuse Me

I think that’s all I have planned. 🙂 Several things will repeat over and over each week. I’m going to also try to have Tot Trays in rotation! We will be starting with three, mainly because that’s how many I bought at The Dollar Tree. 😉

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