10 May 2009

Tot School--D Week

Tot School
Isaiah is 39 months old

D is for Day

Psalm 118:24  This is the day that the Lord has made; we will be glad and rejoice in it!

Bible Story:  Days of Creation (yeah, it's a carry over from last week when we didn't finish) :)

So here are our D activities for this week:

Isaiah loves taking off his socks, perhaps in part because I love to give him lots of praise for it!  Anything that he can do for himself like this is certainly worthy of applause!

Day 2
This activity was actually intended for C Week, but I just ran out of time and steam.  So when we talked about Day 2 of Creation, we made a cloud.  Isaiah quickly remembered however, that cotton balls are much more fun to pull apart than anything else.

We have been enjoying some amazingly wonderful weather, so Isaiah and I have been outside  A LOT!   Hence, Isaiah's extreme delight!  Here are some D things that we saw one day in the park:

Not particularly stunning, but Isaiah had fun learning how to say drain while I took his picture. 

These aren't actually dandelions, but they're close!  We found these little flowers in the park, and thankfully I had thought to bring a plastic bag along.  Isaiah loves putting things in plastic bags lately, so we collected some flowers.  We did see actual dandelions later on in the week.


You might not be able to tell from this picture, but this was a pretty good downhill slope in this new-to-us park.  There were actually several, and we enjoyed running downhill over and over, running up wasn't as much fun for mama, but Isaiah enjoyed that, too.

Dome, Durham, Dalmatian

I love this picture.  I had a better one with Isaiah actually looking at the camera and smiling and with the dalmatian actually in the picture, too.  Yeah, didn't realize until after the upload that the dog didn't make the cut, oh well, just use your imagination.  But you can still see really well the dome of the church across the street from the park and the Durham Bulls logo on Isaiah's cap.  We love baseball!


Ok, so Isaiah's 3, and until this week he has only drunk from a sippy cup, though minus the valve that prevents spills.  I've tried in the past to get him to drink from a regular cup on his own, but since balance is often an issue for him, he's not too interested in doing anything that requires lots of care with his hands in a situation that's not familiar.  But this week he did great!  I was so excited that I kept snapping pictures, but for y'all I limited my selection to only 2. :)


We were able to attend a concert this week, and Isaiah looked dashing in his dinosaur outfit from Grandma and Grandaddy!


Here Isaiah's with our dear friend Deanna at the concert.

Daddy Directing

What would D week be without something special about Daddy?!  He directed the choir at the concert that we attended, and of course he did a great job!


Isaiah really enjoyed watching the dancers at the concert, too.  Actually, he liked watching them warm up when they had to run 5 circles around the seating area the best.  But he enjoyed watching them dash across the stage as well.


If there is a door in our dwelling that is open, don't worry, Isaiah will take care of that for you in seconds!

Days of Creation

At the end of the week, we had finally completed all the Days of creation.  I had found some small plastic animals at something akin to a dollar store here.  When we talked about how God made the animals and man, I gave Isaiah his new little animals, and he was thrilled!  I tried to imitate the sounds, and he tried to copy me!  We're excited about his verbal progress lately.

Here's Isaiah playing with his animals and our ark from a few weeks ago after we finished all the Days of creation.


Ok, it really wasn't that bad, it was actually pretty funny.  I made the error of leaving out the crates I use for his school supplies after I had done some cleaning.  Isaiah found them and managed to pull out just about everything. 

Then he struck gold when he found the plastic bag with the foam letters!  He got the bag open (great fine motor skill improvement!) and started moving the letters from the bag to the big crate then reaching into the big crate and pulling them out to put them back in the bag.

We enjoyed singing:  This is the Day, of course; as well as Deep and Wide, Don't Ya Know (from a Veggie Tales music CD) and ShenanDoah and some other songs that I don't remember right now.  Isaiah loves Shenandoah for some reason.  It's really cute though, he'll sing "Dough" really loudly over and over again.  He also likes to sing with me when I just sing "do, do, do" in the place of all the words of a song.  I like that, too.

We read:  Oh My, Oh My, Oh Dinosaurs; I Love you, Daddy; and tons of other stuff that has nothing specifically to do with d.

And yet again we didn't get to all the things that I had planned like drums, daisies, doughnuts and more.  Oh well, there's always next time!  But we did get to...


We love to dance!

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Letters,Numbers and Books said...

what a great week! I love the dancing collage!

CristyLynn said...


K, @ Heart NOW Orange Juice! said...

So sweet! I love seeing your photos. You're amazing and he is just adorable!

CristyLynn said...

Thanks for stopping by, K!

Anonymous said...

I LOVE the dancing and disaster! Fun! And so appropriate!