Weekly Wrap-Up

Nursery School Wrap Up

Robbie is 3 years old.

I will be doing a separate Tot-School post this week since I plan to outline my ideas and goals for this year in that area.

intentional learning

We registered him for AWANA this week. He will officially start next Wednesday. He's very excited.


Robbie read to RockerDad from his Toy Story 3 sticker book.

He and his Daddy also enjoyed one of his last Reading Eggs lessons. His free trial ends on September 1.

He's been reading more books than reading lessons this past week. We're going to get him some of the Step Into Reading books as soon as we can.


He really enjoyed his new Play Doh stampers.

We melted broken crayons in the oven to give them new life. I've seen this on so many blogs and have been wanting to try it for a while.

Robbie and I spent some quality time together as we removed the paper sleeves from his broken crayons and sorted them into a muffin tin.

King Robbie (or Sir Robbie, depending on his mood) was very excited about his new crayons.

He liked coloring with them for about ten minutes... then he stated that he really needed his broken crayons back. Oops!


I placed adhesive circles (from the dollar store) onto poker chips and then wrote numbers on them with a sharpie. He placed 1-10 in the correct order. This was much too simple for him....

... so I asked if he could make them countdown from 10-1. Again, this was too simple and he let me know that it was a "baby game". Hmmm...

I made some more. This time, I did them by 10's to 100. He had to think for a minute, but he got it quickly. I then had him turn around and moved just a few around. He liked trying to figure out what was wrong so that he could fix it.

Robbie and RockerDad worked on his Toy Story 3 sticker book. He's a whiz at recognizing three digit numbers now.


He played on Time4Learning a bit. I'll be posting more about what both he and I think about this very soon. He is working through a lesson on living vs. nonliving in this photo.

playful learning

Robbie's cousin, J, came over and they had fun playing dragons together.

He hasn't really shown any interest in puzzles for quite a while. He worked a 100 piece then an oval 24 piece last night. Sometimes he asks for help... not because he needs it, but because it's more fun to work puzzles with someone else. Maybe he was just burned out before.

natural learning

He helped Mamoo and Di pick apples.

making mom smile

Climbing the apple tree...

After everyone else was asleep, I walked into the living room to find this:

Darth Tater vs. a Cubs Spud (apparently they are arch enemies)

Drawing with Daddy...


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  1. What a fun week! Love the potato war!

  2. Oh my gosh -- the Potato Heads were priceless!!! Too cute!

    Looks like a great week! Thanks for sharing!

    Have a great weekend!

  3. I keep meaning to make new crayons, but haven't followed through yet.

  4. Bear had a total meltdown when our Reading Eggs trial ended that we ended up buying a subscription (thankfully they gave us a really good discount! Isn't that bad! I vowed I'd never let myself do that - give in because of tears - but she was so sad, you would have thought her best friend had died. Besides, her reading has improved so much using it. But we have a deal - she has to read to me from a book before she can play on Reading Eggs.

  5. Looks like he is doing some really neat stuff! I will be interested to see what you say about Time4Learning! God bless your school year!

  6. We love the Step Into Reading books too. I love the idea of the poker chips with the 10's. I haven't introduced the idea of counting by 5's or 10's with my son. Maybe I will give it a try in a couple of weeks! Thanks for the idea. (This is our first week linking up to Preschool Corner - loving all the ideas).


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