We started with letter T. Todays theme was trains, although we really didn’t do a lot with trains today. We began our day with some pre writing practice. Back a couple of weeks ago, I had made a prewrite page that connected the letters of his name. He absolutely loved it.
While I scrambled to get a few things together that I had forgot to do last night, Thing 2 worked on a train color by number sheet. Then once I finally came back, I helped Thing 2 color the page correctly. I absolutely loved that one on one time with him and even better I loved seeing him getting into his learning.
Next I had him make a capital T and a lower case t on the geoboard. He thought that was pretty cool. Granted it was a little difficult for him, he loved playing with the rubber bands.
Next up, I had him use the pattern blocks to make the letter T. He loved that. It is so adorable to see his happy face when he figures our a difficult part or completes the picture.
Wednesday was T is for Trucks. We started out by driving some trucks on our letter T and t roads. This was a big hit for Thing 2.
Next I was finally able to try out the Engine Shed game with Thing 2, except we used cars instead of trains. This game was a bigger hit with Thing 2 than it was for Thing 1. I loved his face each time he would recognize the number.
Once I was able to convince him to stop the game. I helped Thing 2 make his stained glass heart for his shape this week. It was also good cutting practice.
T is for Turtle. We played the with the geoboard again today. As soon as I put it down he got right to work. It is great motor skills practice.
Then we played a shape matching game. He struggled a little bit at first, but as soon as he figured it out he was on a roll.
Next on the agenda was a little counting practice. I gave him a turtle and I had him roll a die and count the dots. He would then place that many pom-poms on the turtle.
To end the day, I had made a turtle with different color circles on it. He had to glue the same color pom pom to the same color circle. It was great practice for colors and using only a little bit of glue. He was so proud of his work.
Thing 2 had a great day today. He was having such a good time and he wanted to learn. He actually asked me for more school stuff to do. I love it!
Daddy Cameron was home and available to play most of the day, and Daddy Cameron trumps school any day.
I loved how much Thing 2 got into school this week. He is really starting to love it as much as Thing 1, which means I will have to start planning more for him to do.