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Black and White Colors Tot School

Tot school returned this week with a bang -- two colors for the price of one! This week's colors were black and white.
As I shared last week, the activity wall saw a couple changes this week! I added the weather wall. I also added a small area to hang art. We've got an ever growing collection of small projects, and I wanted an area to hang them. Some picture hanging wire and a couple eye-hooks was the perfect solution.

Henry loved the weather wall, but he has not made the connection at all. Each day, we would go to the window and talk about the weather, before picking out the appropriate shape. Hen just had a lot of fun taking the shapes off and putting them back on.

The tot trays this week were pretty fun. The first tray was a black and white sensory bin. For the first time, it included feathers. Henry loved them! He would get the funniest smile when I rubbed them on his neck.

The second tray was a wooden color/number sorter that I got from a consignment sale a few weeks ago. It was the first time Henry had played with it. He had a blast. At first, he discovered that the red peg came out, and spent a lot of time taking that out and putting it back. But eventually he moved on putting the rings on. He was only 50/50 about getting the right color, but got better as the week went on.

The final tray was some black/white object flash cards I got from Memorizing the Moments. I printed them, laminated, and cut them in half. They were then little puzzles. Henry didn't really understand the matching concept. But had a ton of fun finding an object when I asked, and pointing to objects to have me tell him the name.

The book bin was this week's biggest hit. Henry spent most of the time each day reading these books. He had two, in particular, that he really loved. They were All About Me! A Baby's Guide to Babies by David Salariva and Black Meets White by Justine Fontes. This was also the first week where Henry would actually help put away the books when we were done.

Other things we did this week were:

Colored with crayons.

Color with a black dry erase marker on white paper. I asked Hen to draw Big Bird, this is what he drew:

Used a glue stick for the first time to make a black/white sheep. We glued colored and plain cotton balls and feathers on to a sheep I printed out. Henry was more interested in eating the glue than anything -- it will be awhile before we try it again.

Decorated a soccer ball with stickers for our classroom wall.

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Kaysha said…
I LOVE the weather wall! I will definitely have to figure out how to implement something similar... if I ever find the time! Thanks for sharing!
This is seriously so awesome. You need to come hang with us for a week and do a 'tot school makeover' at our house. :)
Celia Houck said…
aww I love that you work with your little one so much. LOVE the weather wall!
Heather said…
I love your tot school updates!
Lindsay said…
The weather wall is awesome!

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