Jelly Bean is 24 months.
We’ve been so backed up with Tot School
because Jelly Bean was sick for about 2+ weeks with an unshakeable cold! :(
Here’s a summary of what we did during our Letter E sick days:
(For more specific activities, please refer back to this post: Homeschool Curriculum for Toddlers 2012-2013)
- Sorting Elephant Size Cards – part of the Letter of the Week Curriculum at Confessions of a Homeschooler
- We put them in a family-style arrangement so she could remember which ones came first and last. She sorted them from ‘baby’ to ‘Daddy.’
- Apple Picking Tree – inspired by No Time for Flash Cards
- I used a few pieces of green and brown construction paper to make a VERY simple tree. (As you can see I’m not artistic! :P)
- I pasted it all down on enlarged white paper, which I then taped to the wall.
- The apples are apple-shaped Post-It Notes in green and red.
- I bought a basket at the dollar store for her to put them in.
- Elephant Number Cards to step on as she counts – part of the Letter of the Week Curriculum at Confessions of a Homeschooler
- Since I laminated them, Jelly Bean was in her socks and we have hard-wood floors, these were VERY SLIPPERY! My sister happened to be with us when we tried this activity and I had her walk behind JB holding her hands the whole way.
- Do-A-Dot E page – available at Homeschool Creations
- E is for “Eye” Chinese page – Chinese for Children
- Elephant Dot/Magnet page – part of the Letter of the Week Curriculum at Confessions of a Homeschooler
- Fall Sensory Bin – her very first!!
- Most of the items were bought at the dollar store, except for the beans and popcorn, which were bought at grocery store:
- Medium-sized bin (Unfortunately, there’s no lid so I keep it on a top shelf in the living room.)
- Black beans
- Popcorn kernels
- Green pumpkins
- Orange pumpkins
- Red squash
- I also give her two little plastic buckets so she can sort out the bigger items.
- Elephant Coloring page – Crayola First Pages
- Elephant craft – inspired by No Time for Flash Cards
- I simply drew the elephant onto a file folder let her color it. No construction paper this time.
- got E-themed books from the Library, but haven’t read them due to illness! :(
- (When she’s sick I don’t want her to touch public property and I keep her away from the Library. Let’s see if we can get the books read before they’re due on Tuesday.)
- learned the “Name Chant” and listened to the “Mooncake Song” from Rhythms and Tones: Chants and Songs for Learning Chinese
- did the Ear worksheet from Chinese for Children: Coloring and Activity Workbook
- celebrated the Chinese Mid-Autumn Festival with a powerpoint presentation and coloring sheets
Things we’re not doing very much:
- Memory Verses (way too much work for a two-year-old!), except for a few words here and there
- Too much actual Reading. She’s much more interested in flipping pages of books and pretending to read
- Spanish. She loses interest very quickly with the Spanish stories because her Spanish isn’t as fluent as her English and Chinese.
- Keeping a strict schedule. This is Tot School, so it happens when it happens. I refuse to stress over it.
- Potty training! T_T Gotta get going on that one!