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Letter M Tot School

Please note that this post was written toward the beginning of our Montessori journey. I no longer recommend this way of letter learning, nor do I find trays like this necessary from a Montessori perspective. This isn't to say that none of these could be used in a Montessori environment, but these are Montessori inspired and not often found in traditional toddler environments. - Nicole, 2018

Letter M was our last official letter at tot school until the fall. I'm a little behind on this post since we finished it up at the end of May!

It turned out to be the perfect letter for week of Memorial Day. It gave us a chance to fun American themed work, which I enjoyed since I knew tot school co-op wouldn't meet at all in July and therefore we would miss 4th of July. 

The first tray was a map of the United States and a dish of red, white, and blue stars. Then the kids could place a star on each state. It was an interesting way to practice 1 to 1 correspondence. Henry loved this tray and I enjoyed being able to name the states with him as he worked.


The second tray mom matching tray that included a picture of each of the tot school co-op kids and their moms. Then, the kids could match the right child to the right mom. It was an interesting matching game that Henry really loved. While simple matching is usually too easy for Henry, this one actually made him think a little bit.


The third tray was a money matching tray. It was similar to the tray we had last time we did letter M tot school. Here Henry could match real coins to the cards. This was by far his favorite tray. Henry loves coins and I loved that this helped him learn each coin's name.



Other things we did this week included:

Make-your-own Monster: A repeat from the last time we did M, and always a huge hit with Henry. He was so creative with his monsters this time!



Letter/Word Matching:


Letter M Sensory Bin:


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