Tot School Gathering Place ~ Week 83

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!

Tot School Gathering Place Week 83

Are you busy planning for the beginning of school? Though we “do” things throughout the summer months, we officially start school this week! It almost feels like New Year’s Day – the start of something new, beginning fresh! If you are just starting or looking for different ideas – be sure to check out the blogs that have linked up this week for some inspiration!

Mama Janell from Faith Like a Mustard Seed, shared with us some fun ideas for studying dinosaurs! Be sure to take a look and see if they will appeal to your Tot!

Faith Like a Mustard Seed

 

Maybe you are finishing up the alphabet like Tot Hunter! Check out what Our Crafts-n-Things shared for the final activities of the Tot School alphabet!

Our Crafts-n-Things

 

With August upon us, some of our thoughts are turning to the change in season. Take a look at Dabblingmomma to see how Mama Susen taught her Tot about the four seasons.

Dabblingmomma

 

 


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!

Love Tot Trays™? Check out our Tot Trays for Tot School Pinterest Board!

Using Tot School Printables?  Visit ourTot School Printables Pinterest Board. If you are using Tot School Printables and blogging about it, email me with a link to one of your posts and your Pinterest link so you can pin to this group board!

Our Tot School Ideas Board is filled with ideas from all around the web, maybe even some of yours!

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Were you featured?

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Tot School Feature

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Do you have your FREE

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See the Tot School webpage here!

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).

Our 3rd Grade Homeschool Curriculum Choices

3rd Grade Homeschool Curriculum Choices



My middle son is 8 and going into 3rd grade this year. Up until now, we have used Calvert as our base curriculum, you can read here why we chose to change.  Below are the 3rd grade homeschool curriculum choices we have made for Krash!

{disclaimer ~ affiliate links are used below}

3rd Grade Subjects

These are the subjects only Krash will be doing {the others are listed below in the group subject section}

Krash ~  3rd Grade, age 8

The visual version…

Botany  TT4  Vocab Connections CGrowing with Grammar 2  WS_Junior_D  elementary-kit  First Language Lessons  Home Art Studio

Group Subjects

I also I chose some subjects to do with all 3 of my children together, you’ll see these below.  My kids will be Kindergarten, 3rd grade and 7th grade so I will adjust these subjects to each child’s academic ability as far as my expectations.

    The visual version…

YWAM-Heroes-of-History-U.S.-History-[1] Draw your way through the Bible  Continent-Boxes_thumb9 Whats-in-the-Bible-DVDs-and-Coloring Geography-and-Cultures10 Young-Composers13

Kindergarten Literature Unit Printables ~ The Dog Who Had Kittens

The Dog Who Had Kittens Kindergarten Literature Unit Printables



Our next Kindergarten Literature Unit Study Printable Pack is ready!  I continue to develop literature unit studies behind the scenes and am excited to share our next free printable unit with you.

A few have asked if I am going in the order the books are listed here on the blog, and the answer is NO.  I am going in random order and that list is not set in stone.  On the website here, at the bottom, I will share the next 2 books I am working on so you’ll have a bit of notice in case you need it.

The Dog Who Had Kittens is a favorite book of Ladybug’s, featuring Eloise the cat and Baxter the dog.  I had never heard of this book until it showed up in a stack of books someone gave us. It is on the longer side, so you’ll want to snuggle up if you plan to read this each day during the unit.  This is a sweet story and a great one if you have a dog or cat lover like I do!


In this printable unit you will find a sample lesson plan.  I provide a lesson plan idea, but even I probably won’t follow this, it is just an idea.  Make this work for you and your child!

lesson plan

For each unit, I am selecting Kindergarten math goals from our list. For this unit I chose patterns, days of the week, story problems, and graphing.

sorting dogs and cats   days of the week printable

Basic Story Problems   Graphing Dog Breeds

Lots of literacy activities; Letter D sound, sequencing the story, comprehension questions, writing, and sight word work.

What Begins with D   Story Sequencing

Comprehension   Sight Words

Writing

For our Science focus, children will describe the particular features of a Basset Hound {we will try to grab a non-fiction book about Basset Hounds for this activity too}, and also sort adult/baby animals.

Describe a Basset Hound   Sorting Adult and Baby Animals

The character connection is focused on being grateful, as Eloise learned to be in the end.

Being Grateful

Bible verses are available in a few different formats, choose the one you like best.

Psalm 106:1 Printable   Psalm 106:1 Printable

Psalm 106:1 Printable   Psalm 106:1 Printable

Coloring pages for fun!Coloring

I share more ideas here on our Pinterest board for this unit.

The Dog Who Had Kittens Pinterest Board

 

See books and toys to go along with this unit.

Toys and Books to go along with The Dog Who Had Kittens Kindergarten Unit

 

~~>Download your FREE printables here!<~~

We will be sharing our unit study in action soon!  We will also be sharing more free literature based printables soon too!  See other units here!

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Friends and Heroes Discount and Giveaway

Friends and Heroes Discount and CD Giveaway

{disclaimer ~ Friends and Heroes is a blog sponsor and affiliate links are used}

If you’ve been a blog reader here for awhile, you know that we love Friends and Heroes DVDs!  We used them for our Bible focus last year and own all of the DVDs!  We were given the first 2 episodes for review and ended up buying the rest. All three of my kids {5, 8, 12} love these DVDs, and I do too!

I am excited to share their summer promotion with you, so you can save on these fabulous resources. 

Hurry, these discounts are only valid through August 15, 2014

· 20% off all Friends and Heroes Homeschool Curriculum

· 10% off all other Friends and Heroes resources with curriculum

· 10% off all Friends and Heroes Home and Family DVD Collections

 

New Friends and Heroes Music!

We were sent their new CD, What About Love, to review and have a copy to give away to one of you! The people who brought you Friends and Heroes DVDs now bring you fantastic Bible songs for the whole family! Inspired by Friends and Heroes Series 1, these songs will have you singing along to Biblical truths, helping your children to remember stories that will change their lives!

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For information about the music CD, and to see a music video and more, visit their site here.  I love the CD, music is such a great tie in to the Biblical truths my kids learn through the awesome DVDs.  There is an insert included with the CD containing the lyrics, which I love.  Examining lyrics together is a favorite of mine and these are fabulous lyrics to dig into!  You can see the lyrics if you sign up for a Friends and Heroes account {it’s free}.

One of you is going to win this great new Friends and Heroes CD!

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Enter below using Rafflecopter.  Giveaway is open to USA and Canada only and ends 8/13/14. Be sure to jump over to the blog if you are reading in email or RSS.

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Tot School Gathering Place ~ Week 82

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!

Tot School Gathering Place Week 82

"August brings the warmest air,

Sandy feet and sea-wet hair."

(The Year by Sara Coleridge, Adapted by Sara Buffington)

Are you ready for the warmest air of the season {at least for us in the US}?  Have you made a trip to the beach and burrowed your feet in the sand?  No matter what activities your summer holds we hope that you’ll take a minute and share with us the fun times you are having with your Tot!  Be sure to take a look at the blogs that have linked up with us this week to see if any of the activities would appeal to your Tot.

Does your Tot turn her nose up at vegetables?  Take a peek over at Welcome to Mommyhood to see the fun vegetable activity she cooked up for her Tot! Mommyhood in Holland

 

What do ice cream, popsicle’s, and the beach all have in common?  SUMMER!  Take a peak at some of the fun summery activities over at Adventures in Tot Schooling.

TOT 2

 

Over at Life with a Toddler "X" marks the spot!  Head on over to see the fun activities Mama Stacy put together for Little Guy to explore and learn about the letter "X".

TOT 3

 

 


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!

Love Tot Trays™? Check out our Tot Trays for Tot School Pinterest Board!

Using Tot School Printables?  Visit ourTot School Printables Pinterest Board. If you are using Tot School Printables and blogging about it, email me with a link to one of your posts and your Pinterest link so you can pin to this group board!

Our Tot School Ideas Board is filled with ideas from all around the web, maybe even some of yours!

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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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Do you have your FREE

    Where to Begin with Tot School eBook?

    Where-to-Begin-with-Tot-School-eBook

See the Tot School webpage here!

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 {or your blog won’t be considered for a feature}, put your tot’s age in months in ( ) like this: (43 months).

Please remember, we ONLY feature blogs with a link back to Tot School Gathering Place either in the post or on the sidebar. We look forward to featuring YOU!