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Tot School: Letter V

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We have spent our time with volcanoes, vipers, violins, and velcro.  We are ready to finish our Tot School up and move to bigger things (Preschool), so I am going to try to get W X Y and Z done in these next couple weeks!

language Bible verse of the week:

Lord my God, you are very great.  Psalm 41:2

We use the ABC bible verse songs from Songs for Saplings.  These songs are so catchy, beautiful, not “children’s music annoying,” 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.



Letter of the week: Vv

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

We put up our bible verse, a Vv small poster from Tot School, a Vv sign from my Kindergarten teaching days, and these wonderful Montessori sandpaper letters above John’s table.  We put these up on the wall so he could feel the letter every morning and trace his fingers on the letter.  Our bin has his printables in an envelope, all ready, along with his poetry books and bibles.

We also have on the wall: a poem for the week (this is one for Valentine’s Day as part of my 24 Preschool Chants {free printable}, vocabulary from Tot School, and an ABC Chart.  I also included a mini Valentine’s book from The Measured Mom.


 Book of the Week

This is such a sweet book about an independent little snake named Verdi. 



“Stations” on the kitchen table have been working very well for John.  Check out the Learning Stations at The Measured Mom which is where I got this idea.  John loves this and we are doing it at least three times per letter now.  I put five stations out at a time — and we only got a chance to do this once this week — since I’m trying to finish the alphabet soon!!


Stamping Vs on the volcano — then he loves stamping cows :)DSC04711 Making the letter V with my Lego Alphabet Cards {free printable}!DSC04712 Always loves using the Do-A-Dot markers.DSC04713 DSC04714 Writing the Vv with dry erase markers!  I am not pushing handwriting at all — and when I do it will be easier to harder letters — right now we are just exploring.  You can check out my post on pre-writing and uppercase letter writing here: {Early Literacy Stage 3!}  This wonderful handwriting sheet is free from The Measured Mom.DSC04701 Wonderful tripod grip!DSC04702


John is playing with Lego Duplos all day, every day.  This is mathematical work!  Here we are sorting Legos by color.

DSC04872 DSC04874 I made this DIY binoculars from How to Make Craft Binoculars for Kids at Powerful Mothering.



We made a volcano!  I was looking through Michelle at Delightful Learning’s archives, I saw this wonderful volcano idea!  We made a volcano from play dough — unfortunately it was a bit small — we did not have much play dough stored up — but the kids didn’t mind!  We filled it with baking soda and dad explained to the kids about the chemical reaction — this was hilarious — he is always explaining {science, things of the world} away, he knows so much!  {i love him.}  Well, we also didn’t have any white vinegar, so we used apple cider and that worked just fine.

DSC04721 DSC04722 V is for Volcano from WIldflower Ramblings
Tot School Letter V from Wildflower Ramblings DSC04739 DSC04744 DSC04747

 We also had lots of fun with Safe and Edible Water Beads — Check out Blog Me Mom for the details on how to make this.

Safe and Edible Water Beads Safe and Edible Water Beads Safe and Edible Water BeadsSafe and Edible Water Beads Safe and Edible Water Beads


Our toy for the week was our violin — I love this thing — it is child-size, but has real strings!  We also love the Melissa & Doug letter puzzles.


We made a V is for Viper Felt Alphabet Craft!

V is for Viper

We are making an alphabet book with uppercase letters.  We are starting it now, but we’ll start the alphabet again after our Tot School ends with Z.  I will save these and put them in a “book” — probably just with three pieces of yarn — for him to remember each letter!  We are using printables from The Unlikely Homeschool.
It is simple — just decorate your letter with something related to that letter.

This week it is V for Velcro — we added these little velcro dots and moved a little “v” around the big “V”.

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At 17 months, she’s not quite-still a baby, is she?!  Sitting at her table with her tea cup :)  I couldn’t not share this photo!
DSC04647 During our station times, May sits at the opposite end of the table and is happy to work with Do A Dot Markers!  She gets so proud of herself!  Her pages are from the wonderful ABeka Art Books.  DSC04699 May loved these colorful fish bowl gems with the V — and she was actually putting them on the V in the right shape — this engaged her for quite a while!DSC04709-001

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  1. Wonderful as always, Amy! So bright and cheerful! Thanks for linking to me, too. :)

    I was ready to be done, too, at this point! Can’t wait to see what you have planned next!

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