Friday, February 17, 2012

Weekly Wrap-Up: Year 0 and Tot School

We recently decided to surprise the kids with a mini-vacation, so I have been trying to get things in order.  That includes lightly "planning" the trip, packing, and getting as much of my personal school work as I can done early (I am the queen of procrastinating), on top of regular housework and mom duties.

As such, this has been a quiet "school" week.  Normally I would share their weekly posts separately, because they are at very different stages, but I just don't have a lot of pictures, so I am combining them. 

Emory is 30 months old
Elliott is 5 years old

Elliott has spent a little time playing different apps on the iPod, including Teach Me Kindergarten.  Both boys also enjoyed a couple of episodes of LeapFrog on Netflix this week.

We are still enjoying many readings.  You can take A Peek at our Bookshelf to see just a few of the boys' other picks this week.

We did have a couple special Valentine's lunches and snacks this week.

There was some puzzle play.

Elliott worked on writing the alphabet.

He also did a letter 'E' maze.

Elliott has decided he wants to learn about dinosaurs, so we are taking advantage of a homeschool discount to visit the Creation Museum since they have an exhibit on dinosaurs too.  I'm in the process of planning a few dinosaur related-activities for next week, but for now, I've changed his Pre-Writing Notebook to include a few mazes and other activities that are somewhat related to dinosaurs.  

Emory worked on his own school work beside his brother.

Emory also spent a lot of time playing with his Melissa and Doug Animal Stacking Blocks and talking about the animals.

I did add a new storage cart to our school/playroom this week.  I haven't started utilizing it the way I have planned yet, but I am hoping it will help me get more organized and lessen the amount of time I am scurrying around to gather supplies.

There was a lot of imaginative play this week too!  My storage cart was delivered in a large box...I think it was a ship, a villain and who knows what else?

Getting ready to blast off in my suitcase is a favorite whenever we're preparing for a trip.

Update:  We're back from our mini-vacation and had a great time.  Check out our visit to the Creation Museum and the Newport Aquarium!

Tot School

Also linked up:  Teeny Tot Tuesday


  1. This is an awesome post! I love the pic of them in the suitcase! I also love your new storage item! Enjoy your mini vacay!

  2. Our boys are close in age, but mine are a little younger. How great that you get to go to the Creation Museum! If only I lived close by :(. I love the pic of your boys in the suitcase, very cute!

  3. I love your boys in the suitcase. That is totally something my 10 year old would have done when she was younger (and still might).
    Have a nice trip!