Thank You ~ June 2010

Some Linky Love for the following blogs/sites as a THANK YOU for sending loads of traffic my way!

From my Google Analytics report ~ June 2010

Top 10 Referring Sites {not including my own website}

  1. Homeschool Creations
  2. Confessions of a Homeschooler
  3. Totally Tots
  4. Simple Homeschool
  5. Through a Mother’s Eyes
  6. Counting Coconuts
  7. The Ramblings of a Crazy Woman
  8. Raising Playful Tots
  9. Preschool Playbook
  10. Believe

Top 10 Visited Posts on 1+1+1=1/June 2010…in case you’re curious where other readers spend their time on this blog {I always love looking at these stats}

  1. Behind the Scenes ~ Tot School, Where Do I Begin?
  2. Labeling Your Home {school}
  3. Tot School Zone
  4. Behind the Scenes ~ Preschool Workboxes
  5. Raising Rock Stars Preschool ~ Planning Ahead
  6. Behind the Scenes ~ Routines, Scheduling & Planning
  7. Preschool Printables ~ Pom Pom Numbers
  8. Behind the Scenes ~ Tot Trays
  9. Every Homeschooling Mom Needs…
  10. Behind the Scenes ~ Book Storage

Preschool ~ More Planning and Organizing

Organizing Preschool Units

I got my hands on this wonderful organizer for free and my brain was instantly spinning!!!! Oh the things I could do with many, MANY little compartments like this! Organizing preschool units was a need, I wanted a place to sort my RRSP and file folders and/or boxes just weren’t doing it for me. Here’s what I came up with and I am in L-O-V-E.

I hung a small sticky note on each cubby in the order we will be dong the units. I am then not only placing the printed unit from RRSP in the slot, but also extra printables we will be using, books for the week, and any craft supplies we will need!!! If you can get your hands on one of these babies, I highly recommend it!!!

Organizing Preschool Units~I did tons of searching online and I believe this seems to be the best quality for the price if you are looking to purchase something like this.

I have been a foam-cutting-fool lately. I have prepared just about all of the Crafty ABCs that we have yet to do. We are now going to do them along with the letter of the week, so I sorted them all in little baggies and now the baggies are in their proper cubby!IMG_2573

Here is a shot of our main preschool “wall” where most of preschool takes place now. I got it all cleaned up and organized for K’s return ;-) IMG_2565

We will actually be moving out of this room soon {projected date is October, we’ll see!}, so things are as organized as they can be while we wait and prepare for the big move {which I will share in detail when the new school room is complete}! If I were to turn the camera around and show you the wall on the opposite side, it would be embarrassing!

Another new feature I have added is a baggie system to our calendar routine. You can see our calendar board here, and all we do during this time. {the board itself actually hangs on hooks in front of the RRSP board, I just took it down for the photo above} I put each small calendar time supply in it’s own little baggie and clipped them together and hung them on a hook. I am hoping this will help me stay neater ;-) and not forget certain things that don’t fit on the board. The one thing I added to our morning routine is these awesome ABC movement cards. I plan to have each boy choose one card a day for us to do! They are larger cards but I scaled them down to print and the all fit in a tiny baggie now.IMG_2558

I also added a hook for K’s RRSP review materials, so they can be easily accessed.IMG_2559

~ The white shelf you see above the board is the same one that is on the floor in Ladybug’s room in this post. It is from the picture frame department at Ikea, here it is online. It is awesome, I plan to get more!

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