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Tot-school | Week 9 | Letter INovember 20, 2016

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This week’s tot-school
…was handicapped!

Many alphabetical letters have too many basic words to choose from, not so with the letter I. It’s a tough week to find resources for and very hard to find things that a toddler will recognise that use the phonetic ‘ih’ sound and not the ‘aye’ sound. I’m hoping that the second time round we can concentrate more on the igloo and ink that are both phonetic and lend themselves to crafts, though this time I stuck with the already vaguely familiar ice related objects and the colour indigo in our unplanned play and songs.

Tot-school was hindered this week by much activity. Daddy needed to travel for work and a family funeral meaning that almost every day it was a mummy and Adam show. Knowing I’d struggle with this I overcompensated and invited people over, our nap times went awry and the resulting short tot-school sessions, when they happened, achieved little. In all honestly if it had been another letter I’d probably repeat this week but I’ve decided to plow onward. Sadly I had untouched activities left at the weeks end, but perhaps some of them can bless someone else.

The pack I’ve made is available for download at the end of the post.

This weeks read more questions:

singing the rainy-bow Bing song. Adam has just learn to sing and the Bing version starts with purple then indigo! Mummy loved both the crafts as per usual and seeing Adam do some well controlled lines.

the puzzle flopped. I tried to cut it into 4 again but the image was too narrow and it turned out just too difficult.

you’ll notice quickly that the font I’ve chosen to use has an uppercase I without a ‘stand and hat’, for this reason I needed to create a special letter image for some pages. Changing font may have been easier but I struggled to find one I liked as much.

Week 9 : Letter I

* denotes custom resources available as part of the pack

T9 MondayT9 Monday 2Monday
I decided to skip the upper and lowercase tracing mats this week as too many of the words were new for Adam. Instead I hoped to start with the laminated letters and do a dot pages. Adam was having none of it, he’s spotted mummies bright felt tip pens and he wanted to colour… so we coloured the do a dot sheets for both iceskate and icecream filling the circles with scribble and passing over them to form letters. Little else could tempt his interest so we quit early and played with our new PINO activity cube, counting and identifying numbers.
1) letter and icecream dot page *
2) letter and iceskate dot page *
3) PINO activity cube.

Our second try with the markers and letter pages was a bit more successful. We also tried the jigsaw which i cut into the same 4 pieces as last week but the image was too centre heavy and it proved too confusing, next time i’ll split it into 3 horizontally. Finally we made an ice-skating ‘i’ which we both enjoyed doing rather a lot.
1) Upper case letter plus image *
2) Ice skate 9 piece puzzle *
3) letter ‘i’ ice skate craft *
T9 TuesdayT9 Tuesday 2

No Totschool.

T9 ThursdayT9 Thursday 2Thursday
After missing Wednesday i was eager to move through some more material on Thursday. We made the letter spinner, completed the pre-writing picture match page, turned a capital letter ‘I’ into a squidgy ice cream cone with some funky foam shapes and packaging then happily coloured. After all the talk of ice cream mummy had to go find some!
1) Letter spinner *
2) Picture match page *
3) Letter ‘I’ icecream craft *
4) colouring picture, iceskater *

No Tot-school

Here is the preview of the pages in the pack I made- Click on the button below for the download. Do let me know what you think – I’d love your comments!

Letter I totschool pack

Grab the pack here

Next week: the letter J will be getiing sticky with jam and Jumping about the room

Linking up with 1+1+1=1 : and some weeks flop ~ Letter I {24 mos.}


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