Draw, Write Now Book 8 Printables

I am finally done with all 8 sets of Draw, Write, Now printables!

Draw, Write, Now Book 8 Printables

Book 8 features Animals of the World, Part 2 ~ Savannas, Grasslands, Mountains & Deserts. If you aren’t familiar with Draw, Write, Now, you can see the post I wrote when we gave a set away and learn more about them!

You may remember me sharing Book 1, and the printables to go along.  These printables are exactly the same, two different options.  One for tracing, one for copying.  Both have the same drawing space.

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Click here to download this set and sets for books 1-7 also.


Thanks to Barker Creek Publishing for their permission to share these with my readers!

Fall Theme Kindergarten Fun

Fall Theme Kindergarten Fun


She was immediately drawn to the fall songs, which I had displayed in our mini pocket chart.

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We have enjoyed these leaf songs countless times during the past two weeks, tossing leaves all around!

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The silk leaves were from the dollar store years ago and have been great.  I put some in a glass jar and added a clothespin for some fine motor work.

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The bowl of leaf and pumpkin gems {from Target dollar section last year I think} has been sorted numerous times.  We have also made patterns together, and counted our piles many times.  Such natural learning with engaging and simple materials.

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Below you can see her sorting.

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We got out our Scarecrow printables and enjoyed reading together! Story retelling is a favorite with these printable characters.  We put magnets on the back and use our cookie sheet.

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We also had a notebook full of coloring sheets and printables for her to choose from.  Sadly, I didn’t get any photos of her in action!  Everything in the notebook is pinned on our Fall board!

Linking to ~ PreK and K Community

See more fall ideas!

Follow {1plus1plus1} Carisa’s board Fall Theme on Pinterest.

Tot School Gathering Place ~ Week 93

Welcome to Tot School™ Gathering Place! Gather together here, gather ideas from other blogs, share your own ideas on your own blog. Browse around at the other posts linked up, leave a few comments if you have time, and be sure to check back to see if your blog was featured!

Each week we will feature photo{s} and ideas from blogs who link up. Remember, provide a link back to Tot School Gathering Place within your post that you link up, so you can be considered for the feature!

Tot School Gathering Place Week 93

Life with a Tot is ALWAYS exciting! Everything they do and say is a source of delight! This past week a friend of mine was thankful that her Tot had taken the initiative to practice his handwriting on his own this week – and was also thankful she had purchased the fabric protection for her furniture! I LOVED her thinking! What has your Tot done this week? Be sure to share the fun you and your Tot experience throughout the week through the linky. You may just inspire another Mama and her Tot!

Do you have a Tiny Tot? Some Tots, especially if they have older siblings, are anxious to “do school!” Check out the activities that Tot Vito enjoyed over at Pinay Homeschooler and see if maybe your Tiny Tot might enjoy them!

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Over at Learning with Mom, Mama Jasmine helped her Tot explore the letter C with a Biblical emphasis on Joseph and his coat! Head on over and see the fun activities that she put together to emphasize this theme.

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Have you made a trip to the pumpkin patch? Take a look at Spark and Pook and the trip they enjoyed as well as the activity used to emphasize counting!

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Tot School on Pinterest

Remember to visit our Pinterest board hosting our featured blogs each week! Be sure to follow the board and re-pin ideas you like, it’s a great way to support each other!

Love Tot Trays™? Check out our Tot Trays for Tot School Pinterest Board!

Using Tot School Printables?  Visit ourTot School Printables Pinterest Board. If you are using Tot School Printables and blogging about it, email me with a link to one of your posts and your Pinterest link so you can pin to this group board!

Our Tot School Ideas Board is filled with ideas from all around the web, maybe even some of yours!

See ideas by ages below!

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Were you featured?

You are welcome to a button but you certainly don’t have to use it! Totally optional!

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Do you have your FREE

Where to Begin with Tot School eBook?


See the Tot School webpage here!

Are you NEW or have never been featured? Read this!

Basics: write a specific post about what you did with your tot, link up the permalink from your post, link back to Tot School within that post, put your tot’s age in months in ( ) like this: (43 months).

Chewigem Sensory Jewelry Giveaway

I am excited to welcome a new blog sponsor and share a product that I believe will truly help many of you. Chewigem creates oral sensory jewelry for people of all ages who have a discreet need to chew or fidget. Not only are these necklaces and bracelets stylish, they provide a simple solution, giving a child {or adult} the ability to self regulate a need.

I know many of my readers have children with sensory needs and/or children on the Autism spectrum. Shelli’s son was the inspiration for her as he is on the Autism spectrum and has sensory needs. Her passion for Chewigem is obvious and authentic, you can read more about Shelli and Chewigem here. I was excited to host this giveaway, knowing it will bless someone greatly.

Chewigem offers many different options for your chewer; pendants, bangles, and even dog tags!  All are made from non-toxic FDA approved food grade silicone {BPA, latex, lead, PVC & phthalate free}. Necklaces come on an adjustable cord to allow the user to find the length that is right for them (the normal drop is 18”) with a break away clasp for added safety.

Chewigem Sensory Jewelry

Chewigem has received accolades from therapists, parents and educators and they sell to many school districts!  You can see many reviews here on their website.

Personally I love the designs and how modern and hip they are. This jewelry offers a unique alternative that both meets a sensory need while also being cool.  How cool is that?

Be sure to browse through their product line here, prices range from $14.95 – $19.95.


Chewigem Giveaway!

Because these products are so specific to the user, Chewigem allows the winner of the giveaway to ‘chews’ their gift. Winner may select one item from the shop based on personal needs.

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Giveaway is open to USA and Canada and closes 10/27/14. Use Rafflecopter widget to enter below.  Jump over to the blog if you are reading in RSS or email!

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Teach Them Diligently 2015

I am beyond excited for the Teach Them Diligently Homeschool Conventions coming in 2015. I was blessed to attend 3 conventions last spring as a speaker and was blown away with the entire convention. My entire family attended one weekend with me and we agreed, it was a fabulous experience for all of us!

Conventions for 2015 will be in Nashville, Atlanta, Sandusky, and Dallas this year! 

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Exact dates for each location in 2015 ~

There’s exciting news for those of you attending the Nashville convention this year!  Dr. James Dobson will be giving the keynote on Saturday!  I have admired and respected Dr. Dobson throughout my years as a parent. Many of his books have blessed our family tremendously.

Dr. James Dobson to speak in Nashville, TN March 19-21, 2015.

Seating for Dr. Dobson’s keynote address is limited, but priority seating will be provided to the first 1,000 families with paid registrations. Secure your registration now to make sure you have a seat for this historic address.


Tickets for Teach Them Diligently are currently $45 for a family.

Get $5 off your registration, through 10/20/14 with coupon code 1+1+1


I will be speaking at Teach Them Diligently this year. I hope to be at all four, but my exact locations are still being decided. As of now, I will definitely be in Nashville and Ohio! Have you seen that water park resort in Ohio?  My family took one look and decided that was the convention they’d be joining me on this year.

I got to meet many blog readers and fellow homeschoolers last year and look forward to doing the same this year. I hope to meet some of you next year!