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Tot School: Letter Z

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We made it.  We are done and off starting all over again with some fresh PRESCHOOL ideas.  I am very excited to share our (my son’s) plans.  So far, it has been a success.  Letter Z week was short and sweet.  Zippers, zebras, and bees buzzzzzing :)

Letter of the week: Zz

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

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We put up our bible verse, a Zz small poster from Tot School, a Zz 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 a playdough mat on the walland an ABC Chart from 1plus1plus1equals1.

That face….


I decided to present John’s Zz activities as “Stations” on the kitchen table.  Check out the Learning Stations at The Measured Mom which is where I got this idea.  John likes this letter work, so we are sticking to it!

I put five stations out.

tot school stations - wildflower ramblingsGluing shapes onto a big Z.DSC07732Making glue circles.DSC07736Making a Z out of straws :)

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Sweet Z book from The Measured Mom.

Singing colors songs using random objects and the free color preschool songs pack from Teaching Mama!


Bible verse of the week:

Be Zealous!  Revelation 3:15 

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!)



We had fun with a mirror and some beans and colored buttons and little cups.  Mostly John just wanted to throw the beans (per usual), but May was very excited about putting things in the little cups.  Check out more mirror play ideas from And Next Comes L.

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Practice with zippers!

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We made a Z is for Zebra 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 Z is for Zebra — we just did marker instead of paint — and to my surprise, John loved this and was the most proud of his little lines through the Z!

pic coming soon

Here is John’s finished work for the week!



Here’s May working sweetly as ever on some coloring and putting stickers on her page — she loved this!
DSC07738We made a Z and some impromptu shapes for May because she insisted!DSC07744And a rare picture of the two of them as a Tot School send-off — I can’t wait to start Preschool with John and Tot School (unofficially-ish) with May!

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  1. I love the learning station setup! How fun :) Congrats on making it all the way through letter “Z” — very exciting! And thanks for the timely reminder that I wanted to get the Songs for Saplings for my toddler — they’ve been ordered and will be going into his “big brother” kit (yikes, need to get on that, we’re getting close!). But, we *may* listen to the songs first :)

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