Sunday, February 21, 2010

A Lighter School Week

Tot School
E is 25 months

We had a lighter week of school this week.  Ahhh, winter and the germs we get!  We started off the week on Sunday night with a 24 hour stomach bug, and then progressed into urinary-tract-infection-land by Tuesday.  Sooo . . . we did a little school time, and a lot more reading and relaxing time.

Here are our shelves for the week:

Top Shelf: Alphabet stacking blocks and pom-pom transfer with a spoon.

Middle Shelf: Beads to string, Madagascar magnet book, and color box 2

Bottom Shelf: Push pins and styrofoam ball, shape puzzle

For some reason, I never had my camera when we were downstairs working, so I don't have a lot of pictures this week.  The big hit was the styrofoam ball with the push pins.  I bought fancy star shaped push pins, and showed E how to push them into the styrofoam.  She was all over it!  She did ALL the push pins - it was a box of about 25-30.

Another favorite activity is the magnet book.  E got this for her birthday from Grandma, and she LOVES it.  She puts all the magnets on one page, swipes them off, and does the same on the next page.  She especially loves the penguins (that's my girl!) and has to put them on first in every picture.

In other activities, we did some painting this week, in which E decided she MUST paint her hands purple.  I think I need to turn the easel around.  I was sitting and reading in the chair while she painted.  All of a sudden she came up to me and said, "Look, mama!  Purple hands!"  *sigh* upstairs to wash . . . .

We tried a little bit of yoga . . . .

A also worked on our gymnastics skills, since we missed class due to the stomach bug.  E will FINALLY do a summersault!  I have to help her, but previously she wouldn't even let me close.  Being upside down bothers her.  I also brought out a long ribbon and we practiced walking on the line.  She would only keep one foot on - she does MUCH better with the real balance beam.  So we decided to make it into a road for her cars.

My favorite picture of the week:


The Activity Mom said...

Love your shelves and organization. Great activities!

Our Little Family said...

Love the shelves! I hope you guys feel better this week. We've been battling the sickies and it certainly puts a damper on everything!

I love the idea to use push pins and styrofoam. I'm definitely trying that tomorrow, since Maddie loves push pins and cork boards!


Anonymous said...

What a fun week! I love the Styrofoam ball and push pins!

Our Country Road said...

What a fun week! Sorry to hear that you were sick, hope you are feeling better now. Your shelves really are so appealing! I like the idea of adding gymnastics to your schooling. My kids would love that. Oh and the styrofoam ball is a great idea! Thank you for sharing!

Alycia in Va. said...

I love the push pin/styrofoam ball idea...we may have to try that. I'm assuming there wasn't any blood to be found from the exercise :)