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Tot School: Letter Y

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Letter of the week: Yy

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

We put up our bible verse, a Yy small poster from Tot School, a Yy 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 can feel the letter every morning and trace his fingers on the letter.  Our bin below (not shown) has his printables in an envelope, all ready, along with his poetry books and bibles.

We also have on the wall: poems for the week (this is one for April from my  24 Preschool Chants by Month {free printable!} and Young Night Thought from my Robert Louis Stevenson printablesand an ABC Chart from 1plus1plus1equals1.


We didn’t do a whole lot of printable work.  I did try out our Montessori Alphabet Box to see how he’d do.  I took out letters S and M since their sounds are very different in mouth shape and tonal sound.  ssss & mmmm

John loved the various objects, and separated them, by sound, into the two trays.  He isn’t ready to do this independently, but I think I will take this out once a week to continue work on beginning sounds.

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We did some alphabet review games!

Here we are placing our Munchkin ABC Bath Letters on top of our ABC Felt Animals (affiliate links are used).

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And placing Munchkin ABC Bath Letters on top of some little alphabet letter cutouts from Homeschool Creations.  He enjoyed this until about half-way through.  We have been doing this quite a bit — I just don’t expect him to do the whole alphabet at once.

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I often catch John in his room reading a book. So proud of my little reader.


 Bible verse of the week:

Let your requests be made known unto the Lord your God.  Philippians 4:6 

We love the songs from Songs for Saplings.  We use 1plus1plus1equals1‘s coordinating ABC Bible Verses posters which have helped him learn all 26 verses!  And me too!  How wonderful to know all of this scripture!!  Hide it in your heart sweet boy <3 (and mama!)




Just put a lot of dish soap in a bowl with a little water and your children will have tons and tons of fun.  (Not for children who would drink the soapy water — John did a little at first, but then really go to making HUGE bubbles!)DSC06755 DSC06864

John has become less sensitive to gluten, so we had some fun noodle/colander play.  He turned the sensory time into a ship with our kitchen helper :)

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And here is just an example of how John spends his time — wrapping yarn and cords around various toy items to make ships and vacuums :)  My little inventor!

DSC06318It’s a chair with a bunch of musical instruments tied on!  Err… Captain Hook’s ship!DSC06314


Simple transfer of blue water.  He really enjoys doing this for a solid 10 minutes now.  And then it becomes a splash party and I have to catch him before it become a huge mess (with the food coloring).

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We made a Y is for Yak Felt Alphabet Craft! 


Also, 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.  This is simple — just decorate your letter with something related to that letter.

Simple this week — just Y is for Yellow!



Here is John’s finished work for the week!DSC06582


Here’s May working sweetly as ever on some coloring. :)

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  1. I love this! Thanks! I am pinning this. :-) These are great ideas for helping teach the letters!

  2. I love all these activities! The felt yak is adorable! I will definitly be revisiting this post when we reach the letter Y.

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