Tot School ~ Letter E

~Ladybug is currently 34 months old~


Here is her desk set up for letter E…


The items in the pocket chart are all available here on the Animal ABCs webpage.  I added elephants on her desk, including both of our Webkinz Elephants! {files are released for free when they are posted on the Totally Tots blog for the ABC feature, letter E is not free yet, but it will be once it is posted on Totally Tots!}.

We also had several elephant books off to the side in her pink basket. Our Betty Lukens Safari Felt Set was displayed for her also.

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Here are some Letter E and Elephant ideas for you…


She did a lot of notebook work again, IMG_1424

…thankfully I caught the notebook one day after she was finished with a round of writing!


Here she is working on Letter E Dot Fun, she chose to use stickers.  I offered her the option of using pom pom magnets, dot paint, or stickers and she chose stickers, again!  This set is included in the Animal ABC Bundle, or you can purchase the set as a stand alone set for $1.25 on Teacher’s Notebook.IMG_1471

She worked with me to make the letter craft, which is basically an open ended project that you can do whatever you want with!  We used gray “snow paint” at her request!  She painted her letter E, then we stuck her elephants right in the paint, since it has glue in the mixture, this worked perfectly!  No photos of this part, my hands were a mess along with hers!


After painting our letter, we sent the elephants to the “spa.”  She had SO much fun with this, rubbing them in shaving cream!!IMG_1413

Hopefully I have a plastic animal for all of our units so we can do this, she loves it!IMG_1417

Here is the completed letter E…IMG_1457

I showed her my Elephant Theme Pinterest board and let her choose an activity she wanted to do, she chose the elephant cut and glue from Making Learning Fun!  I did the cutting, helped her with the gluing a bit, and she did the coloring on her own!IMG_1455

More elephant ideas here…image

Special Note: Please read my post about Following the Child’s Lead if you have a tot and need info about this.  All tots are different and what Ladybug is doing may not be appropriate for your child, even if s/he is the same age!

We are taking our All About Reading Pre Level 1 lessons slowly.  I am not expecting mastery from Ladybug, just using this program as a way to expose her to the Big Five Skills. 

This week we did lesson 5, continuing our work with rhyming words.  First we did a lot of oral work, matching all of the pictures together.  Then we chose a few and played a memory game.

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We read the letter E story and she asked to look through the book herself.  She LOVED the cat story and giggled as she “read” it!IMG_1505 

She added dot paint “peanuts” for the elephant to eat on her letter E page… IMG_1499

Techy TotShe loves Starfall and can manage the site almost entirely on her own now!  She loves the little story activities!IMG_1488

She also loves just sitting and watching Krash do whatever he is working on!IMG_1493

Learning-Toys_thumb2_thumb_thumb_thuShe laced the beads for awhile but definitely preferred stacking them!

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Krash is having “Webkinz” week for his school so all of our pets are in the schoolroom and she is LOVING this!  I can’t count how many times she has lined them up in some way!IMG_1389

Playing pop beads with Pac Man…IMG_1427


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