One of the blogs I read, Fostering My Family, was the first one who introduced me to Tot School. If you want to learn more about Tot School, please go here. I have been perusing this blog for a few weeks now and I keep finding more and more information and cool ideas. Since I have been homeschooling, I have learned one very important lesson ... do not re-invent the wheel. So why should I redo something that someone already is doing (quite well), I shouldn't.
So based on a few ideas I learned while visiting my friend in FL and ideas I found over at the Tot School site, I started collecting items I could use with my son for his "tot schooling." One of the very first items I was trying to get was a cheese shaker - ours was almost empty. Everyone in the house knew that we were trying to save this so it could be used as the wikki stick container. Guess what? Hubby forgot and threw it in our recycling. Then one day we had some italian meal and I asked about the cheese and he says "Oh, that's gone. Has been for a while." Of course I grilled him wondering where it was and why it had not been cleaned and saved. He just said "I forgot. Sorry." It's not really that big of a deal, but man I was really wanting that container. Instead we've been using another container that we put our own holes in it and it seems to work fine.
Anyways, last week I made sure to include Seanan in our school time. We did some very intentional planing. We have been collecting bottle caps and I let him take them out of the container and then he put them back in. This kept him occupied for quite a while.
|Taking the bead out|
|Threading the bead|
|Pulling the bead onto the string|