Little Monster Totschool #1

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Tot School

If you have just joined us on our Totschool journey, welcome. I decided to split our Little Monster School posts into Little Monster Totschool and Little Monster Preschool. This way its easier for me to track each of their development.

This month’s theme is Pretty Bugs. This week I kept forgetting to charge the camera batteries, so I only got photos of 2 days, LOL. I blame it on my preggy porridge brain.

She just loves her Pretty Bugs activity book.

Matching Pictures. She purposely mismatches a picture and will tell herself “that not right” and fix it, its so darn adorable.
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Colouring pictues.
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Making a pretty picture of bugs on and around a flower for Daddy’s desk at work
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The finished picture. I bought these cute sparkly stickers at The Crazy Store.
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Split Pin Bugs. I downloaded these from Sparklebox.
Ladybug, she really loved this one.
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Ant, she wouldn’t even touch this one, LOL. She is such a girl.
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Sensory box. I finally found her some girly glittery bugs at Reggies and added them to her green sensory box. I think this may be her favourite activity after lessons. She will sit and play with the contents of the box for ages.
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I added a funnel this week, she was absolutely fascinated by it, she even used it upside down to blow the rice out of the container *sigh*
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I’ve been working on a few projects for her as I have been struggling to find affordable girly bug goodies in the stores and craft supply stores. I finally finished this one this week (we’ll be using them the week after Father’s day *watch this space*). I downloaded/printed off a few bug colouring in pictures and used them as stencils to trace the outline onto A4 foam sheets and cutting them out. She loves them and sits and looks and plays with them for ages. I sat on my bed and did these, 2 reasons, I pinned the “stencil” through the foam sheet and into the mattress for prevent the stencil from moving and once I had finished outlining the bugs, I could sit comfortably and cut them out while sitting under the blankets, LOL.

The “stencil” pinned through the foam and onto the mattress.
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The finished products (ladybird, caterpillar, ants, dragonfly, spider, bee, butterfly)
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A photo with my phone to give you an indication as to the size of the bugs.
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Momma’s Favourite
Looking at her split pin ant, but totally refusing to touch it, LOL.
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LOL, I just noticed that Fifi is wearing the same tracksuit top in both sets of pictures. I promise she does have others, she just LOVES Minnie Mouse 😉

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Previous Posts:
Little Monster School ~ 1
Little Monster School ~ 2
Little Monster School ~ 3
Little Monster School ~ 4

Planning for the week

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Its been a while since I posted what we have planned for the week ahead, now that I have 3 “officially” schooling every day, I plan our school time together. Obviously Noo’s planning is more intense and he gets allot more time allocated to him, Koko’s is less intense, but we are building him up to having a “full” day of school (about 2 or so hours opposed to the one he currently has) and Fifi’s Tot School is essentially play based education.

Here is our planning for this week. Each child has his/her own planning sheet. I find this much easier doing it this way. I’m a list making, this works really well for us.

Noo
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Koko
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Fifi
Fifi

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You can view previous planning posts HERE.

Little Monster School ~ Themes for June 2011

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Koko’s Theme of the Month is Toy Story and Fifi’s Theme of the Month is Pretty Bugs.

Here are a few pics of their workbooks. I put them into workbook format as the children seem to respond better to them this way.
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Toy Story
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Koko’s colouring pages are courtesy of Google Images and Lego.
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All packed and ready for lessons come June 6th. Each book and its accompaniments have been placed in a large ziplock bag to keep them all together.
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Pretty Bugs
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Fifi’s colouring pages are courtesy of Google Images and Coloring.ws.
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All packed and ready for lessons come June 6th. Each book and its accompaniments have been placed in a large ziplock bag to keep them all together.
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Little Monster School ~ 3

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Getting ready for the week. “Reading” her Princess Activity Book.
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I bought Fifi some Princess Wash or Toss Cups this weekend when they were on sale. She is now officially off bottles during the day. There shall be no tossing of these cups, they are the only thing she will drink from, LOL. I definitely need to go get her some more.
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To make life easier for Koko (and Fifi), I have decided that Fifi will be doing her activities in her high chair while he is using their table. With the limited space we have this has been working really well 🙂

Koko doing his work at the table.
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Fifi doing her princess “dot paint” activity with circle stickers. Dot paints are hard to come by here. This is one of her favourite activities. She just wanted to do more and more.
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Her finished work.
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And of course, she had to get a sticker on her forehead, LOL.
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Koko working with our magnetic shapes. I desperately need to get more, these are ancient.
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Some sensory play for Fifi. I made her a few boxes of coloured rice and added trinkets to make them more interesting. She spends ages playing with these and I find how that she is sitting in her high chair, there is much less mess.
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While Koko was doing his cutting work (see photo above), Fifi decided she also wanted to do some cutting and boy oh boy did she make a glorious mess, LOL.
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Previous Posts:
Little Monster School ~ 1
Little Monster School ~ 2