Take a Look ~ July 2015

Homeschool Blog Sponsors July 2015

We are so thankful for our blog sponsors and want to share them with you each month!  Read below to see what reviews and giveaways we have coming soon!

 

Have you visited Educents yet?  If not, be sure to visit now!  They have incredible deals for homeschoolers.  We will be hosting a giveaway and review next month, highlighting one of their incredible offers.

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We love Home Art Studio! Right now, if you purchase 2 DVDs they will throw in a FREE Holiday Arts and Crafts DVD!

Here’s our most recent art project with Home Art Studio!

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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!

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Have you tried Lessontrek yet? You can sign up for a 3 month trial, or take a peek at our newsletter here for an even better offer. This newsletter was sent out to our newsletter subscribers a few weeks ago.  Be sure to subscribe so you don’t miss offers like this!

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We are thrilled to welcome Barker Creek as a new blog sponsor and have a fun review and giveaway coming for you next month. Barker Creek publishes the Sticker USA book we are using for our USA geography this year.  They also carry tons of fun school, office and homeschool supplies!

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Want to be on this list?  Email us for more info about becoming a sponsor on 1+1+1=1!



Dot Fun Letter Mazes

Dot Fun Letter Mazes A-Z Free

I am so excited about these new dot fun letter mazes, I only wish I had created them when my daughter was still learning the alphabet!

Simply follow the letter throughout the maze!  There are many different hands-on ways to do this to change it up each time!  See our Dot Fun Ideas here!

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You can download these free Dot Fun Letter Mazes here on our All ABCs webpage, just look for this graphic and click!

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Love Dot Fun printables?  See many more here in our Dot Fun ABC collection!

10 Free Dot Fun Alphabet Printable Sets



Playful Learning with Spielgaben ~ Soma Cube

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 and also see links to our past posts. We were given the Spielgaben set to review and are honored to have them as a blog sponsor.  I will be sharing once a month a detailed post featuring Spielgaben.  You can also see my Learning with Ladybug posts to see what my daughter has done with this learning set!

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Recently we did something really fun and all of my kids enjoyed this, even though I did the actual lesson with Ladybug!  Below you can see screenshots from the pdf file we used from the Math Guide, Play 47.

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I chose this lesson randomly because I thought it looked fun.  Little did I know it would entertain and challenge all three of my kids for weeks!

I began by getting out the needed cubes for the lesson.  Just setting out the pieces is enough to draw her in and usually gets her asking to do the lesson.

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She went right to work taping up the different combinations, with very little help from me.  She followed the guide on my iPad, and did well.

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The shapes were a bit “flippy” until the backs were taped, she thought this was hilarious!

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Once all of the shapes were complete, she tried to make a cub on her own withoutthe instructions.  We both failed. Winking smile

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I then showed her the guide and didn’t tell her anything.  She followed it all on her own with complete success!

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She was so excited and has since done it again MANY times, without the guide!  She has also challenged her brothers and Daddy too.

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I took a small video for you to show us in action.


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Free play happens quite a bit, I just don’t always get photos!  She LOVES this board and making designs with the small circles. She doesn’t always like cleaning them up, but she sure like creating with them!

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See the brand new version 4.0 here!

I can’t say enough about the new storage system, it is AWESOME!

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Version 4 retails at US $449.50. The price is higher than version 3.0 because there are a lot more materials. My readers can own this new version at 11% off! As a 1+1+1=1 reader, you can get the discounted price of US $399.50 including shipping to Continental USA.

Special: US $399.50 | AU $499  | £268

Prices are approximate depending on conversion rates. All you need to do to claim your discount is send an email to[email protected] mentioning 1+1+1=1 and you will be provided with a discount coupon!

Please check directly with Spielgaben for current discount available, prices change with version updates and conversion rates.



Minecraft Kindergarten Printables

Minecraft Kindergarten Printables

I have had this Minecraft printable pack on my computer for over a year and just got around to finishing it!  All three of my kids love Minecraft and I bet some of your kids do too!

This is a Kindergarten level printable pack, although many younger and older kids will be able to enjoy it also! These theme based packs focus on literacy and math skills.

Kindergarten Math Skills in this pack include number lines, greater/less than, coins, graphing, sorting, counting 1-30.

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Kindergarten Literacy Skills in this pack include… matching sentences to pictures, labeling pictures, easy reader featuring color words, rhyming words, writing, and beginning sounds.

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Download your FREE minecraft printables here on our Kindergarten Printables webpage. 

Scroll down and look for this graphic to find the download link!

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Tot School Gathering Place Week 133

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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The days of July are wrapping up and August is upon us! What plans do you have for the final days of summer? Take some time to share with us here at the Gathering Place all the fun that you and your Tot enjoy!

Mama Vanessa from Hoosier Homestead has just begun Tot School with Tot Meghan! Head on over to her blog to see what activities Tot Meghan enjoyed and to encourage Mama Vanessa as she begins this journey!

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Are you looking for a phonics tie-in to the book If You Give a Mouse a Cookie? Look no further! Take a peek at the busy bag activity that Mama Courtney from Mommy & Her Men put together for her Little Man and see if it may work for you and your Tot!

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Do your Tots enjoy play dough? Do they need practice with their numbers? Check out the post that Mama Katie from A Little Pinch of Perfect put together to help her Tots practice counting!A Little Pinch of Perfect


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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Do you have your FREE

Where to Begin with Tot School eBook?

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See the Tot School webpage here!

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


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 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).