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Tot School – Letter Q

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We have had a slow Q week — not “slow” as in we aren’t learning, but slow, as in most of the learning is hard to show, or display.  And I’ve been doing more sitting with my son and less “I need to take a picture!”  I recently read a book about Classical Education and a lot of it has resonated with me.  I am preparing a post about Classical Education, and later will address the changes I am making for our Tot School.   {Here is my post: What is Classical Education?}

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Bible verse of the week:

Behold! I come quickly!  Revelation 22:7

We use the ABC bible verse songs from Songs for Saplings.  These songs are so catchy and I find myself singing and learning and memorizing the bible verses along with John.  Carisa at 1plus1plus1equals1 has made coordinating ABC Bible Verses posters which have really helped with his memorization as well.

We put up our bible verse, a Qq small poster from Tot School, a Qq sign from my Kindergarten teaching days, and these wonderful Montessori sandpaper letters.  We put these up on the wall so he could feel the letter every morning and trace his fingers on the letter.

You can see the posters behind my “violinist!”  What a clever little boy ♥


Letter of the week: Qq

Our curriculum consists of 1plus1plus1equals1‘s Tot School ABC’s.  

Do-A-Dot markers on the Queen page!


Q pages with pom pom magnets! Q is for Quarter from Homeschool Creations and Q is for Quail from 1plus1plus1equals1.

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Here is our Queen vocabulary!  He loved this, so we taped it to his wall.  All week he has been “a soldier” :)  Check out my recent post about utensil prewriting and letter writing in {Early Literacy Stage 3}.

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Triangular crayons are so wonderful for little hands to learn proper writing grip!

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Coloring shapes with dry erase markers and heavy duty sheet protectors.  He loves these!
Here is John working on his Qq is for Queen three-part puzzle.  I leave this in his bin for him to work on.  He actually loved the Queen :)
Here is our work on our clothesline for the week! His rainbow (Noah’s Ark) and footprint (Abraham) are from a Moms Group we are going to every Thursday morning — I love that they teach a bible lesson and craft.  John loves to go, and I feel good about this “preschool” time, since I don’t plan on putting him into a preschool — there are two teachers and only about six students, so that helps too!
I was most proud of his Q!!  I wrote a Q out, explaining that it was a circle with a small line, and he wrote one himself.  Love!
Here are our magnets on our refrigerator.  We use Melissa & Doug letter magnets and the Leap Frog Letter Factory magnets!

We are having lots of fun with Fall this season and have been using our Fall Sensory Bin with {gluten free!} pumpkin play dough (mmmm):


And to let off some steam one day — mail poppers are so so fun!

We have also been counting orally much more!  And lots of block building this week. {A little help from me.}
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John loves this Prekinders counting template.  We rolled the die and put quarters on the piggy banks!


We have also really enjoyed this Hape wooden peg puzzle!!  This is a bit tricky, as your child really has to focus and use concentration! A wonderful way to learn spatial awareness!

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Pouring quarters from pitcher to pitcher!  {You can find these at Montessori Services.}


Have a wonderful week,


Check out my posts on the Early Literacy Stages:

I made this schedule to organize our Tot School time, according to the Montessori principles: Language, Mathematics, Sensory, and Practical Life.  You can read my post about it and download the free Tot School Planning Form here:

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  1. That Q your son wrote looks so great! You must be so proud. I love your practical life idea with the quarters. I’ll have to remember that one for when I start teaching letters to my toddler. :)

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