Monday, June 11, 2012

Shapes - Rectangle

Shape Themes
Xander is 19 Months
Theme:  Service Vehicles
Shape: Rectangle

 We are currently working on shapes, devoting one week to each while also reviewing those already learned.   The themes just add a fun element to the shapes lessons, plus some extra vocabulary. I added a page to gather all of the Shape Posts and Printables to make them easier to find.  For our overall Tot School goals for our shape units, see my Goals post.

Shape Activities

The theme this week was Service Vehicles, which was a big hit.  Our shape was the rectangle.  We used our shape cards.  We also used some pocket chart phrases from our Rectangle Printables.  The concepts on these cards are pretty advanced, but he has been exposed to all of them on his Your Baby Can Discover moviesI believe the vocabulary and and reading practice certainly can't hurt.

As usual, I made a tracing page (Rectangle Printables).  We use all of his tracing materials in either page protectors or his Crayola Dry Erase Activity Center.  He is no where near ready to trace on his own, but I have him hold the marker and I hold his hand.  We trace together and I talk about what we're doing.  Some days he does a great job tracing with me, other days he insists on doing it himself... which usually results in just scribbles.

Playing with his mailbox sorter.

We used some of the pieces from his Oreo Matching game to stamp shapes into play dough.

Playing with his button snake.

Service Vehicle Theme Activities

We still used the cards from his Service Vehicle Tot Pack.  I flashed them for him and put them in the pocket chart for him to find.

He also loved the simple puzzles I made for him.  He can find both pieces, but doesn't do a good job of lining them up yet.  We're working on it.




    Reading and Math:

We are still using Little Reader to work on reading skills and Little Math for math skills.  My goal is two Little Reader lessons and one Little Math lesson daily.  He absolutely loves Little Reader, but only likes Little Math on some days.
I also made a Little Reader lesson to go with the Service Vehicles Theme.  Find it here.

This Week's Books:


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