Tot School Gathering Place Week 191

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!

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Welcome to September! I don’t know about you, but summer just flew this year. Tuesday, September 6th is one of my most favorite days of the year! It is National Read a Book Day! So grab those Tots (and any other kiddos in your house) and have a reading party! I hope you enjoy each moment! And don’t forget to post what activities you did with your Tot this past week! We at the Gathering Place would love to see what you are up to!!

Do you do Tot School while on vacation? Well, Mama Alexis from Modern Momma Musings shares how she took Tot School with them on vacation and all that Tots Mister Man and Sugar Plum experienced! Be sure to check it out!

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Are you curious about how other families do Tot School? Head on over to Hoosier Homestead to see how Mama Vanessa and Tot Meghan did Tot School this past week!09042016 Hoosier Homestead

Are you looking for a fun interactive game to help your Tot learn about the world? Take a peek at The Practical Mom to see if Mama Swapna’s idea may appeal to your Tot!

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Do you have your FREE

Where to Begn with Tot School eBook?

 

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See the Tot School webpage here!

Follow {1plus1plus1} Carisa’s board Tot School Ideas on Pinterest.


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).



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Teaching Textbooks Giveaway!

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We-Love-Teaching-Textbooks-Math3Recently I shared a post all about why we LOVE Teaching Textbooks math for all three of our kids. I am beyond thrilled to share this giveaway with you today and to know one of you is going to win a complete set! Teaching Textbooks has saved my sanity and I am not sure how I would homeschool without it. It is definitely the answer for our family, and many other homeschooling families I know!

Jump over to this post to read why we love it, how we came to the decision to stick with it, and to see the levels we have used.

 

Before we jump to the most exciting part of this post – the GIVEAWAY — I want to share a few more facts about Teaching Textbooks Math that you may not know. I have been sharing more and getting many questions lately! Below you’ll find a few more of my favorite things about TT math!

 

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You don’t have to grade!  They do it for you immediately!  This is one of my favorite features, for multiple reasons. I love that it gives my kids immediate feedback and I love that I don’t have to spend time grading after they are done.

 

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I love the cyclical review TT provides within each lesson. The kids may not love this part, but teachers sure do!

 

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I love that all three of my kids can work on different levels of math at the same time and I {or my husband} can oversee each without doing the direct instruction. I want to elaborate on this part a bit. I don’t have to do the main instruction as a parent, but depending on the lesson, or the child, I am available for assistance.  My husband oversees my boys and I oversee my daughter who is doing Math 3 right now. The photo below shows how we do math. She sits at a desk with the computer and works with the sound on {my boys use headphones} so I can hear what she is being taught. I have the lesson manual open in front of me and follow along. This allows her the independence while also being there if needed.  She is our first to use Math 3, the lowest level, so I am choosing to do her lessons this way for now. My boys work independently and come to us as needed.

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Extending Math Curriculum with Spielgaben

Exploring Parallel Lines with Spielgaben

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We have had our Spielgaben set for years now and have grown with it. This year for 2nd grade, we are using Spielgaben as an extension of our math curriculum. Spielgaben is releasing a full math program soon and we were sent a preview file of PDFs for the 2nd grade curriculum. These are the worksheets you see in this post. They are not available yet but will be soon, follow along with us and I will let you know when you can get your hands on this new math program!

We recently began our official school year and I developed a way to incorporate Spielgaben into her daily work. I choose 1-3 worksheets from the math program per week and have her work on them independently {if possible} or with a bit of instruction with me. Then on Friday I gather the worksheets and we bring the concepts alive with the Spielgaben pieces.

For her first week I chose 2 different worksheets, the first was one reviewing halves. This was a good review, she had forgotten exactly what it meant and the worksheet was a bit of a challenge.  All of the photos are from the hands-on portion we did together on Friday.  Below you can see her recreating some of the problems that were on the worksheet and talking me through them.

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The next worksheet focused on parallel lines, which was a new concept for her.  She REALLY struggled with the worksheet but when we reviewed it on Friday with the pieces – WOW, it clicked!

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We added Lego guys to our playground as we playfully discussed parallel lines while we created them.

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After one week I am certain that the decision to continue incorporating Spielgaben into her math is a good idea. I plan to also pull concepts out of her main math curriculum, Teaching Textbooks, to reinforce with Spielgaben. Stay tuned to see how 2nd grade unfolds! We will continue with our monthly Spielgaben updates so you can see how we continue to use our set!

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See more math fun we have had with Spielgaben!

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