Tot School ~ Letter Z

~ Ladybug is 43.5 Months Old ~Tot-School_thumb3_thumb_thumb_thumb_


Z is for Zebra! I can’t believe we are done with our Animal ABCs! This program was perfect for her and we had a blast going through the alphabet together and exploring animals and the letters and sounds. I am already gathering our materials to begin again with letter A through Raising Rock Stars Preschool starting in January!

She loves digging through it her letter basket!Tot School-4946

Alphabet Soup set, ABC peg set, Magnetic Letters, Ladybug Alphabet Puzzle, many zebras – even Ziggy from All About Reading, and more!Tot School-5004

See more about letter baskets here!

The printable items shown below are all available here on the Animal ABCs webpage. {files are released for free when they are posted on the Totally Tots blog for the ABC feature, letter Z  is not free yet, but it will be}

Coloring zebras…Tot School-4982

She wanted to put stickers all over her letter craft this week!Tot School-4972

Here’s my Pinterest boards that might be helpful, Zebra Theme, and Z is for…

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We are back to doing All About Reading Pre Level 1 once a week. I am not expecting mastery from Ladybug, just using this program as a way to expose her to the Big Five Skills.

Our final upper case letter in All About Reading, letter Z!  She drew stripes on the zebra and the letter Z.Tot School-5002


We are using the Jesse Tree Calendar Cards, eBook and ornaments and even though the reading is over her comprehension level, she is loving it!  She always loves putting the calendar cards up!Tot School-4980

We are using Truth in the Tinsel printable ornaments this year and also hanging up the crafts we made last year.  She also loves hanging these every day!Tot School-4942

My little book worm, she is OFTEN found like this!Tot School-4995

Or like this, peeking in when Krash is reading to me for his school!Tot School-4963


Ladybug’s week on Instagram {I am using Printsgram to make the layout for the week!}


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Tot School ~ Letter Zz

~Ladybug is currently 32 months old~



Tot School Printables Z is for Zipper

Letter: Zz

Object: zipper

Vocabulary Development Theme: clothing

You can find the printables for this unit here on the Tot School Printables webpage.

This was our very last Tot School Printables unit, I can’t believe it!  She began at 22 months and we made it through in just under 10 months.  It truly was the perfect fit for her and she is now ready to move on.  You can see her upcoming plans here if you haven’t read that post yet.

I tried to capture many final TSP moments this week!  One new thing that I wish I would have thought of earlier was creating a Letter of the Week notebook for her,  She loves her Tot Time Notebook, so I tried the method out for her letter Zz work this week and she LOVED it!!!  It also kept me more organized!

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I made her a special bucket with her click markers and eraser so she could easily choose while she worked.IMG_7991

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Some of the papers were in the sheet protectors but we pulled them out so she could color on them.‘   IMG_7998We made play dough letters on the cover of the notebook, where I slipped the letter Zz title page.IMG_8137

Coloring and dot painting

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Letter Zz printables here!Tot School Printables Toys and Books Letter Z


We had a fun Christmas week.  I bribed her with a jelly bean to get her to smile while wearing the Santa hat.


The Play Dough Box is the biggest hit around here, it is played with daily.  Ladybug now creates on her own and comes up with some adorable creatures.

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Here is one of her snowmen, complete with body parts compliments of Zoobs.IMG_8134

Here’s another snowman I caught her working on.  When I came back a few minutes later he was sudden;y an angry snowman!

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Craft time for Truth in the Tinsel is still much fun for her, she likes participating.  Painting Bethlehem {the hands helping her are not my husband’s, remember her beloved boyfriend?  He is back for a visit and she is in heaven!}…IMG_8191

Working on baby Jesus in the manger {we modified the craft from the book}…

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Her Christmas Fun Notebook gets a multiple daily workout!  Here you can see her working on a tree coloring page, and a Santa Maze!  I have added all sorts of pages, all pinned here!

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Very proud of her colored babies.




Learning-Toys_thumb2Lots of foam block building…IMG_8090

Zoobs fun…IMG_8103

Sitting in a bucket throwing and catching with me…

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Working in her “favorite characters” notebook.  She begs for coloring sheets so I printed one of each for all of her favs {Mickey, Chuggington, Handy Manny, etc.} and made a notebook similar to the Tot Time Notebook.  She LOVES it!  Now I don’t have to print and print and print!IMG_8187

Spin art fun…IMG_8174

Boca Beth fun with the egg shaker of course!IMG_8222

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Working on her family drawing, which turned out to be her first complete family drawing.  She told me who everybody was and it is awesome!  Definitely a KEEPER!IMG_8000