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Homeschool Buyers Co-Op

There are some pretty awesome deals on Homeschool Buyers Co-Op right now!

Check out these favorites…

Evan Moor  LOF  IEW hbc  Home Art Studio on Homeschool Buyres Co-op

Life of Fred Math ~ save up to 20%, FREE Shipping and bonus Smartpoints!

Evan Moor ~ save up to 70%, $1.99 flat shipping no matter how large the order. Daily Summer Activities books available with this deal!

Home Art Studio ~ Save up to 50%

IEW ~ Free Shipping and bonus Smartpoints!

IEW FREEBIE~ grab this before August 31. 2017!

IEW Essay Intensive


All About Spelling Giveaway

Enter this giveaway for All About Spelling here!


Teachers Notebook

Save 10% using promo code: Sunshine17

TN sale

Green Kids Crafts

Need something fun for your kids to do this summer that is also educational? Give Green Kids Crafts a try!


Work at Home Bundle

Grab this limited time bundle if you are wanting to work from home!


  • Grab it before Mon., June 12, 2017 at 11:59 pm EST
  • Price: $47 (PDF version)
  • Total value of the bundle: $2,336.10
  • 30 eBooks, 1 audiobook, 14 eCourses, 5 printable packs
  • 9 bonuses (3 physical + 6 digital), total value: $320



CordaRoy’s Beanbag

All Youth Beanbags are 50% off right now!


Ladybug Unit Study with Ivy Kids Kits

Ladybug Unit Study with Ivy Kids Kits

{disclaimer ~ Ivy Kids is a blog sponsor and sent us a kit for this review}

Our love for Ivy Kids Kits continues! These continue to be the best monthly subscription kits I have seen.

Not familiar with Ivy Kids Kits?

Ivy Kits are a monthly educational subscription for children ages 3-8 developed by early childhood teachers with children of their own. You can tell these kits were developed by people who truly know young kids.  The activities are awesome. Not only can you subscribe to a monthly kit, you can also buy past kits.

Each Ivy Kit contains instructions with ways to modify games to best suit each individual child and provide adults with questions to structure a child’s learning. There are enough games and materials in each kit to engage and cognitively stimulate a child throughout the month and can be replayed for years to come.

We were sent Are You a Ladybug? for this review.

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Here’s ALL that was included in this kit:

  • The book Are you a Ladybug by Judy Allen and Tudor Humphries, a fun and interesting story that introduces children to the life of a ladybug.
  • Read along Bookmark: Use to assist with reading comprehension.
  • Realistic Life Cycle Figures: Learn more about the 4 stages of a ladybug’s life by exploring the realistic figures.
  • Ladybug Life Cycle: Match each figure to the corresponding stage of the life cycle. Use the realistic life cycle figures as models for an observational drawing. 
  • Clay Model of the Ladybug Life Cycle: Use the colorful clay to make models of each of the 4 stages of the life cycle: eggs, larva, pupa, and adult ladybug. 
  • Ladybug box: Use paints to decorate a cute and functional ladybug box.
  • Ladybug Painted Rocks: Use paints to create beautiful ladybug rocks.These adorable rocks can be used as paper weights, shelf decorations, or additions to your garden.
  • My Ladybug Garden: Grow your own garden and attract ladybugs with easy to grow forget-me-not seeds. Decorate your planter with ladybugs and painted rocks.
  • Ladybug Spots: Roll and Cover: Roll the dice, find the number on the ladybug board, and cover it with a black pom-pom.  
  • Ladybug Paper Plate Craft: Create your own ladybug by placing the stickers onto the plate. Then find a nice spot to hang your ladybug.
  • Ways to Make 5 : Place different numbers of pom-poms on each side of the ladybug to make a total of 5 spots on the ladybug. How many many ways can you make 5 spots on the ladybug? 
  • Ways to Make 10: Place different numbers of pom-poms on each side of the ladybug to make a total of 10 spots on the ladybug. How many many ways can you make 10 spots on the ladybug? 
  • Catch the Aphids: Catch as many aphids as you can with the ladybug racers! Name the letter and letter sound on each aphid you catch! How many can you get?
  • Ladybug Race: Pull-back the ladybugs and then watch them go! Use the number cards to measure the distance that each ladybug traveled.
  • Odd or Even Spots on a Ladybug: Investigate whether a number is odd or even by dividing it equally between the two sides of a ladybug.
  • Ladybug Frame: Add your favorite photo to this ladybug frame and decorate.   


Activities From Our Box…

I always let her looks through the box with me and choose what she wants to do first. She chose to make the clay model of the ladybug life cycle!

Ivy Kids Kits (1 of 2)

The kit comes with the actual toy models and a reference page, it’s fabulous!

Ivy Kids Kits (2 of 4)

Thankfully Nanee was back with us and they did most of this kit together! They absolutely love doing these kits with one another! They did all of the crafts and played all of the games together. Below you can see photos I was able to catch while they were working together!

This girl can’t get enough crafts and this box was full!

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Painting ladybug rocks was super fun!

Ivy Kids Kits (1 of 4)

They enjoyed many ladybug games, these adorable ladybug game boards came with the games and were great. Below was a math facts game.

Ivy Kids Kits (1 of 1)

Odd and even numbers was a great review for her!

Ivy Kids Kits (4 of 4)

Three little wind up ladybugs came with the kit to play a couple of fun games, like the one shown below. I heard giggles galore with the games that used these bugs!

Ivy Kids Kits (2 of 3)  Ivy Kids Kits (3 of 3)

We haven’t seen the results yet, but our ladybug flower garden has been planted!

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There aren’t pictures of everything she did because she enjoyed most of the kit with her grandma. I know I have mentioned this before but my mom and I both highly recommend these kits for grandparents who might want something fun to do with grandkids.

You can buy this kit here!

We also loved our A House for Hermit Crab kit, Penguin & Pinecone kit, Gotta Go! Gotta Go! kit, Over in the Ocean, Dog’s Colorful Day and Mrs. McTats and Her Houseful of Cats!

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20% off your first kit for NEW Subscribers to the monthly subscription kits!

Use code: IVY20

A huge thanks to Ivy Kids for sending us these kits to review. If you are looking for a simple way to do unit studies with your young child, I highly recommend Ivy Kids Kits!

When you subscribe to Ivy Kids, each month you will receive a very well organized kit containing a book and ten or more activities based upon the story. Everything you need to learn and play is included in your kit. I mean EVERYthing. These kits are incredible!

Ocean Animals Nomenclature Cards

We have a new addition in our Montessori Printables collection!

Ocean Animals Montessori Printables Nomenclature 3 Part Cards

We have a new Ocean Animals Nomenclature set. This set contains 18 different ocean animals!  Here’s a peek at the cards…

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Unfamiliar with Nomenclature cards, also called 3-Part cards? 

Nomenclature cards are a Montessori based idea. The word Nomenclature comes from the Latin “nomenclatura” which means assigning of names to things. Nomenclature cards are also called “3 part cards” for obvious reasons!

Here’s a couple of articles sharing more about the what, why, and how!

    Download your FREE Ocean Animals Nomenclature Cards here!

    Look for this graphic!

    Ocean Animals Montessori Printables Nomenclature 3 Part Cards


    The sets available are also listed in alphabetical order, at the bottom of the page, look for the words “Ocean Animals” and click!

    See more Montessori ideas on our Pinterest board!

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

    Looking for more OCEAN fun?

    Swimming Creatures Tracing A to Z Ocean Animals Coloring Pages Ocean Animals Dot Fun Printables

    Ocean Animals Q-Tip Painting Printables Ocean Animals Preschool Printables Color by Number Ocean Animals

    Ocean Theme Calendar Conncections Ocean Theme Printables Collection Dolphins and Whales Coloring Pages

    Ocean Pinterest Board

    Exploring Place Value with Spielgaben

    Exploring Place Value with Spielgaben

    {We were given the Spielgaben set to review and are honored to have them as a blog sponsor.}

    Over the summer I plan to use our Spielgaben set to reinforce math concepts my daughter has learned. We began this week by reviewing place value! I used the Math Guide from Spielgaben as inspiration for my lesson with her.

    First, I got out some pieces and used dot stickers to make visual representations like this. The number cubes represented hundreds, tens and ones.

    First, all we did was roll the cubes and say the correct number. Then we brought in the different shapes to visually show the breakdown of the place value!

    Spielgaben  (1 of 8)

    Spielgaben  (2 of 8)

    Spielgaben  (3 of 8)

    After playing that way for a bit, we did some comparing, using the Spielgaben pieces and our Boogie Board. We reviewed how to say the answer correctly also, “327 is less than 523.”

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    Spielgaben  (6 of 8)

    Spielgaben  (7 of 8)

    I love having our Spielgaben set to use for our math extension and review and look forward to using it this summer break specially!

    See more fun we have had with Spielgaben!

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    See version 4.0 here!


    Special Deal for 1+1+1=1 Readers:

    Spielgaben offers extra 10% discount to my blog readers if you mention 1+1+1=1.

    Not only that, Spielgaben will also offer LayBy Payment Plan if you do not need product right away. You can pay 3 x monthly payment and orders will be shipped as soon as final payment is made.

    All you need to do to claim the discount is send an email to [email protected] mentioning 1+1+1=1 blog.

    Last Day for Build Your Bundle 2017!

    The Build Your Bundle sale is now over.  If you were trying to check out last night and the site crashed on you, please email [email protected] and tell them Carisa sent you.

    If you are on the fence, I have one last recommendation for you, it truly is an incredible value! For less than $20 you can get 39 resources valued at over $600!


    There is one other $9.95 bundle {Homemaking} that you could swap for one of the bundles shown in the graphic above for this combo also.

    Here are direct links to add this combo to your cart:

    Remember – 3 of my very favorites are included in this particular combination! WRITE Interactive Notebook, Super Sequence Activity Pack and Ultimate US Geography!

    Two more of our Early Childhood features are in the Thematic Units Bundle – Ultimate Life Cycle Bundle and Word Work!

    You will also be SURPRISED with the Mystery Bundle!


    Here’s is a reminder of our favorites, scroll through my blog posts from this past week to read more! Just do it quickly so you don’t miss the sale!   

    BYB 2017 Last Day