Just Color~ Bugs and Critters

The idea behind Just Color! is simple ~ theme packs all focused around coloring. There are mostly coloring pages, and a few coloring activities. The coloring pages are all in one download to make it easier to download and print all at once, in case you have coloring monsters like I do!

I just added a new Bugs and Critters Coloring set!

Bugs Coloring Printables

Download the Bugs and Critters coloring printables and more here!

Remember, if you want to make a mini coloring book, you can always scale down PDF files! If you have any problems downloading or printing these or other PDF files, see troubleshooting tips here


Looking for more Bug fun?

Bugs Pinterest Board

Bug Theme Collection

Tot School Gathering Place ~ Week 66

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!

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Ahhhh! I can hear the collective sigh of relief as most of us are able to shuttle our cherubs outside to get some fresh air! Have you tried any of the ideas from our Outdoor Round-up post a few weeks back? I hope so! Take a look at the other blogs linked up this week for some more fresh ideas to use with your Tot!

Mama Natasha from The Canadian Domestic Wannabe shares with us her first attempt at Tot School with her adorable Tot, Jellybean! Take a look at their day and share some encouraging words!

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Easter is right around the corner and Mama Laura from Laugh and Learn shares with us her “count down” idea for her Tot Camilla. Be sure to check it out!

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More Easter celebration ideas can be found at Bible Fun for Kids! Mama Debbie shares with us several ideas to help our Tots understand what Easter is really all about! Take a peek and see what may appeal to your Tot!

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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!!

I also created a Tot School Printables Pinterest Board. If you are using Tot School Printables and blogging about it, will you email me with a link to one of your posts and your Pintrest link? I am opening up the board to allow other bloggers to pin their Tot School posts that feature Tot School Printables in action.

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Were you featured?

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

Tot School Feature

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Please read this carefully before linking up! This may no longer be the linky for you, so please glance through this list to be sure you want to stick around and link up with us!
By linking up you agree to the following:
  1. A photo and a link to your post may appear in a future Tot School post. You give me permission to choose a photo from the post you link up, and give me permission to use your ideas in my post. I will link back to you, mention your blog, and give you full credit for any ideas choose to share form your post. If you don’t want me sharing photos, your blog, or ideas, please don’t link up.
  2. Your post is a post written specifically for Tot School and not just an idea for tots. It features your own child{ren} in action. This is a community for moms to come together and share their journey with Tot School virtually.
  3. Provide a link back to Tot School within your blog post {you can use this link: http://www.1plus1plus1equals1.net/tag/tot%20school/ or a direct link to the weekly post you link up to} if you link up. If you do not link back to Tot School, your link will be deleted. Link backs on the sidebar, or in a massive “I link up here” page don’t count ~ they are too difficult for me to find and the first thing I look for when verifying links is the link back.
  4. Link up your exact Tot School post {not your blog homepage} if you are unsure how to do that read this!
    Each week I will feature photo{s} and ideas from blogs who link up. Sometimes it may be one simple idea, sometimes it may be a collection based around a concept .



Do you have your FREE

Where to Begin with Tot School eBook?

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See the Tot School webpage here!


New to linking up here? Read this first! 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).

Home Preschool Letter Y

Each week I share 2-3 posts sharing our home preschool learning.  This post is only sharing our letter focused work. If we have a theme of the week, it will be a separate post too.  All of our general play based learning will be in a final weekly wrap up post called, “Learning with Ladybug.”  I am separating out the posts to make them easier for people to find down the road when searching for specific letter/theme activities.  See our entire home preschool plan here!

Home Preschool Letter Y

{disclaimer ~ affiliate links are used in this post}

Her Letter Y ABC Basket

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PRINTABLES

She finally wanted to try my ABC Color By Number printables!

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She was not interested in gluing the Yorkie dogs on the Animal ABC lowercase letter y, but she enjoyed finger painting it!

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She mixed all of her finger paint together so she could make brown for the yak on the dot fun page.

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Not interested in using a q-tip for the q-tip painting printable, her finger worked just fine she told me.

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She enjoyed a few activities from the Letter Y pack that we were given.  Here  she was cutting out the Y words so we could play smack it!Home Preschool Letter Y -6208

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Finger painting the items that begin with Y…

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She really enjoys these letter dot to dots.

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Sorting upper and lower case letter Yy

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Our All About Reading Pre lesson for lowercase y was for yarn, which included cats so she LOVED it!. 

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Finding letter Y in different fonts…

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Our finished Letter Y work…

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See more Letter Y ideas on our Y  is for Pinterest board, and even more ABC ideas on my ABC Ideas board!

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See more theme based printables to go with the Letter Y  here!

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See our other Preschool Letter posts featuring Ladybug ~

Letter A, Letter B, Letter C, Letter D, Letter E, Letter F, Letter G, Letter H, Letter I, Letter J

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Visit Preschool Corner to see more home preschool families!

It’s Coming Again Soon!

You may remember the awesome Ultimate Homemaking Bundle I participated in last year, many of you grabbed this amazing deal!  This year you are getting plenty of notice, since many mentioned the need to plan ahead for a purchase like this.  The creators honored this request and I get to share the dates with you and MY product that will be included!

The Ultimate Homemaking Bundle will go on sale  for $29.97 at 8am EST on Wednesday April 23, 2014.  It is only a 6 day sale and once it’s gone, it’s GONE!  The site is all set up to answer FAQ and give many details, just not the actual products included, yet! 

This year You Can Read! will be included, this is a $10 value, 1/3 of the bundle cost! 

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I have a special surprise for my readers too, if you already have You Can Read, and you purchase this bundle through my link, I will let you choose a different free item from my store! You’ll get more details about that when the sale goes live, but don’t fret, if you’ve already bought You Can Read you’ll get to choose a different freebie from me, IF you come back here and buy through my affiliate link.

Want a peek at another GREAT resource being included this year?  Check out my friend’s blog! Just our two items alone are worth the price of the entire bundle!

Want to make sure you don’t miss out when the sale goes live? Subscribe to my daily RSS email feed or my email newsletter to be sure you get an email that will remind you!

Our Homeschool Kindergarten Math Goals

Homeschool Kindergarten Math Goals



We will not be using a math curriculum for Kindergarten at home with my daughter, but I do have homeschool Kindergarten math goals for her.  I am a former public school Kindergarten teacher and know what I want her to learn.  When I develop Kindergarten printables or other units for her these are the math goals I have in mind.  In writing these, I am being as parent-friendly as possible without all of the confusing language. Some of these are regular K goals, some are a bit beyond K but are my goals for her. I do not align with Common Core, so these come more from my background as a teacher and what I think works at this stage when homeschooling. These goals are specific to her also, and many would technically be considered more 1st grade skills.  For those, it is more of exposure than mastery. These are not specific to any state or curriculum, but are my own personal goals for her.

  • count 1-100, by 1s, 2s, 5s, and 10s
  • count backwards 10-1
  • use and understand a number line, hundred chart, ten frame {identify numbers before & after}
  • estimate number of objects {20 or less}
  • sorting by multiple attributes {color, shape, size, etc}
  • patterns
  • basic addition and subtraction {understand +, -, and = symbols}
  • basic story problems
  • plane shapes ~ square, circle, oval, triangle, rectangle, octagon, hexagon {and more}
  • 3D shapes ~sphere, rectangular prism, cylinder, cone {and more}
  • basic understanding of fractions {half, quarter, third}
  • basic understanding of symmetry
  • identify penny, nickel, dime, quarter, dollar
  • order by size, length, weight, amount
  • ordinal numbers to 1st-10th
  • graphing up to 10 {analyzing graph}
  • write numbers up to 20
  • read number words up to ten
  • positional words
  • basic understanding of telling time to the hour
  • understands time of day {morning, afternoon, evening, etc}
  • basic calendar skills {days, months}
  • basic understanding of temperature

In developing our Kindergarten Literature Based Unit Study Printables I am using this list to choose the math skills exposed in the units.  I also used these goals in developing the math portion of Raising Rock Stars Kindergarten.  Our Daily Calendar Notebook touches on a lot of these skills, as well as many of our current Kindergarten Packs.

Interested to see some Kindergarten math goals from specific states? IXL has a great section online where you can browse the standards of different states. We don’t personally use IXL, but I found this page when searching for state standards.

See our Homeschool Kindergarten Literacy Goals here…

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