Tot School (3 years)

Tot School Posts

Goals:

  • Recognize and recite all capital letters.
  • Use tactile exploration to begin writing capital letters.
  • Recognize numbers 1-10.
  • Recite numbers 1-20.
  • Recognize colors and most shapes.

Resources:

Confessions of a Homeschooler – Letter of the Week curriculum

Royal Baloo — Zoomin’ Movin’ Alphabet curriculum

Five in a Row – Before Five in a Row

Abeka – Arts and Crafts with Amber Lamb 3s, Summer Fun with Amber Lamb, Art Projects K4, K4 Bible Activity Book

My Father’s World – Preschool Package

Songs for Saplings ABC cd 

Songs for Saplings ABC Bible Verses posters and cut-out verses by 1plus1plus1equals1

Themed printables and craft ideas from: 1plus1plus1equals1Homeschool Creationsand Mamas Monkeys.

Notes:

  • Royal Baloo’s curriculum includes some developmentally appropriate handwriting skills. I plan on using these only if my son can draw a straight line. This may be in the middle of our curriculum year. That’s okay. The goal is just to familiarize. Next year (Preschool 4s) is when we will focus on handwriting. This year will be focused on sandpaper letters, puffy paint letters, and writing a letter (with help from me, the teacher) in sand, sugar, shaving cream, etc.
  • My first couple of weeks will be focused on colors and shapes.   Confessions of a Homeschooler and other homeschooling sites listed above have many color and shape activities that I have printed and laminated, and so does 1plus1plus1equals1 and Homeschool Creations.  There are so many fun ideas for this: color box collections, color books, etc.
  • I will also be incorporating many of the literacy and math activities from the Letter of the Week curriculum, created by Erica at Confessions of a Homeschoolerand from Royal Baloo’s Zoomin’ Movin’ Alphabet. They both have an abundance of sources for literacy and mathematics learning.
  • Though many activities are included, you know your child – see what your child enjoys doing the most — these should all be a fun learning time and shouldn’t feel “chore-like” to your little student-in-training.
  • Notes on Tot School and Deliberate Play Time is included in Tot School for 2s curriculum.

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