Take a Look at Our Fabulous Sponsors ~ June 2016

We are so thankful for our blog sponsors and want to share them with you each month!  Read below to see what reviews & giveaways we have coming soon, and about any special discounts our sponsors are offering right now.

Educents is the trusted resource for every child’s education. Whether you’re looking for curricula and science experiments, or tips and ideas, we hope we can help you discover new ways to make learning fun!


We recently reviewed Maestro Classics here!

Maestro Classics Review

Have you tried Lessontrek yet? See our video walkthrough here and see more about why we love it.


See how my oldest son is now using it to write his own lesson plans!


Spielgaben is a long time blog sponsor and we are still enjoying our Spielgaben set!  Our monthly posts share what we have been up to with our set! See our recent post here!


Ivy Kids is simply awesome!  They sent us kits for review and we LOVE them!  Use code IVY20 to get 20% off of your first kit!


See our recent review of Gotta Go! Gotta Go! here!


We love Friends and Heroes and are currently reviewing the new Family Devotion Pack in preparation for our full review in a couple of weeks!!


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Exploring Angles with Spielgaben

Playful Learning with Spielgaben is our monthly post sharing Spielgaben in action!  If you missed the introduction to this series, you can see it here. We were given the Spielgaben set to review and are honored to have them as a blog sponsor.

Exploring Angles with Spielgaben


Exploring Angles

We have been using our Spielgaben set to explore angles this month.

Math Manual, Part 3, Chapter 1 ~ Play 30: Spreading a Paper Fan

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I knew she would love this lesson, it was fun!  First we created a fan together to talk about angles in a very hands on way.

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I introduced her to the concept of a protractor and we practiced a bit with our fan.

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We created angles using pieces from set #8 and traced them to form angles.  Then she colored those in.

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Placing stickers to reinforce the angle point.

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Once we were done, we discussed the sizes of the different angles and compared them.

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Math Manual, Part 3 Chapter 1 ~ Play 31: Fish Are Eating a Right AngleSpielgaben Math Play 31

Again, I had no doubts that she would love this lesson.  She saw the fish and she was all in. I premade the fish, and we got right to it, using them to discuss right angles.

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We used different shapes to see if the right angle fish could “eat” them, to help determine which shapes had right angles.

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We drew little corners to show which had right angles and where they were.

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Then we took our fish around the room to find other right angles!

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Unrelated to angles, here’s a photo of one of her creations from the Nature Guide!

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See more math fun we have had with Spielgaben!

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See version 4.0 here!


Spielgaben offers a special discount to my readers, just send an email to [email protected] mentioning 1+1+1=1 and you will be provided with a discount coupon!

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We have a HUGE special going on this month – 10% off of Premium Starter Kits straight from Young Living and a special welcome gift from me!



I created an online video class that is free to watch now through June 30, 2016! The 10% off, special gift, and video all expire on 6/30/16.

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Grapevine is offering 20% off all eBooks through June 30, 2016.  No code necessary, prices are lowered on the site already!

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Animal Alphabet Coloring Printables Y and Z

Animal Alphabet Coloring Printables Y and Z

We have a new set of Animal Alphabet Coloring Printables for you! Our final letters Y and Z are free to download here and other free sets will be coming. If you don’t want to wait, you can grab the full set here in my Teacher’s Notebook Shop.

Each letter features an animal and a fun coloring picture to go along. Y for Yak and Z for Zebra!

Y for Yak Coloring  Z for Zebra Coloring

You will also find the name of the animal at the bottom of the coloring page too. This helps with print awareness in young children. These coloring pages are a great addition for children who are learning their letters and love to color! 

Download Y & Z  for free here!

Grab the entire set here in my Teacher’s Notebook Shop 


Grab A-F here, G-L here, M-R here  and S-X here!

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Looking for more ABC ideas, check out our ABC Pinterest board here!

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

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Tot School Gathering Place Week 181

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!


Today is National Chocolate Pudding Day!!! Do you or your Tot like chocolate pudding? It makes excellent finger paint!!! It’s also a wonderful dessert! Have you ever tried dirt pudding cups with gummy worms? It’s a great summer treat that your Tots would LOVE to help you create! Whatever you choose to do, don’t forget to share your activities with us here on the Gathering Place! We’d love to see what you are up to this summer!

Is your Tot into shells? How about critter’s that live in shells? Head on over to Living Montessori Now and check out GrandMama Deb’s new snail printables and activities. They may be a real hit with your Tot!

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Are you looking for a creative outlet for your Tot during those hot summer days? Take a look at what Mama Swapna and her Tot created out of a simple household item! Let the creativity begin!

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Are you looking for ways to teach your Tot to serve others? Check out the sweet idea that Mama Courtney and her Tot put together to learn how to have a servant’s heart. If we start young enough it will be easier when they are old!

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Do you have your FREE

Where to Begin with Tot School eBook?


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).