Poem Memorization with PowerPoint Shows

Poem PowerPoint Shows now in Members Only PowerPoint

I am so excited about our new Poem PowerPoint Shows! I started creating these in preparation for my daughter using First Language Lessons for 1st grade this year.  I wanted a way to help her enjoy and memorize the poems this year in a fun and interactive way. 

These new Poem PowerPoint shows are included in the Members Only PowerPoint section, which is a one time fee of $20. This private section, containing this PowerPoint show and many others, has just received a much needed makeover.  These new shows are a huge addition to this already packed private section!

The PP shows are animated, which makes screenshots a bit pointless. So, I made a little video walking you through how it looks on our iPad, it will look the same on a computer too. I just used our iPad for this video. You can see my son Krash reviewing the poems he memorized with Frist Language Lessons Level 1. I wish I would have thought to create these last year for him!  But at least he will have them to use this year for his new level!

All poems from First Language Lessons Levels 1-4 are included as PowerPoint shows!  My son will be using level 2 this year and my daughter will begin level 1.  The upper levels are done too for those of you who will be using FLL 3 or 4!

Looking for printables to review the poems from First Language Lessons?  My friend Jolanthe from Homeschool Creations has free poem printables!


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Want to see what other shows we have in Members Only PowerPoint? There’s more coming soon too, I have loads of ideas in my brain and some already started!

Members Only PowerPoint Shows from 1 1 1=1


Already a member of Members Only PowerPoint?  Lost your login and password?  Just email me and give me your PayPal email address.  This is the way I can find your original purchase and give you your access info easily. 

Tot School Gathering Place Week 134

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!


Happy August!! Traditionally the busiest month for vacations! Maybe you’re planning a trip to the mountains or the beach or maybe camping or an amusement park – wherever the destination, be sure to share your adventures and learning experiences here on the Gathering Place! We’d love to see all the fun you and your Tot are enjoying during these final days of summer!

Is your Tot into bugs? Check out the different Tot trays that Mama M from SmartE PartE put together to help Tot E learn a number of different concepts! They just might intrigue your Tot into learning something new!

SmartE PartE

Mama Katie is introducing her Tots Soph and Jack to the alphabet with a number of different interactive activities! Check out what she’s posted on her blog, Soph & Jack to see if they are activities that your Tot might enjoy!

Soph & Jack

Mama Sarah from The Life of This Mother is just beginning her Tot School journey! Take a look at the fun activities she put together for her Tots Josiah and Rosalie!

The Life of This Mother

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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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).

Just Color! Owl Coloring Printables

Free OWL Coloring Printables

We have a brand new set of Owl Coloring printables for you!

The idea behind “Just Color!” is simple ~ theme packs all focused around coloring. There are mostly coloring pages, and a few coloring activities. The coloring pages are all in one download to make it easier to download and print all at once, in case you have coloring monsters like I do!

If you want to make a mini coloring book, you can scale down PDF files, like we did as you can see below! 

Owl Coloring Printables

I prepped the little owl coloring book for my daughter by scaling down to 2 per page.  I then trimmed around the edges, leaving extra space at the top.  I punched holes and attached with metal rings rather than staples.  She likes to take the pages off as she works on them, and this keeps them nice!

Owl Coloring Printables


Here’s a peek at the different owl coloring pages in this free printable set!

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Download the Owls coloring printables and more here!

Look for this graphic and click to download!

Owl Coloring Printables

If you have any problems downloading or printing these or other PDF files, see troubleshooting tips here.

Looking for more OWL fun?  Check out our Owl Pinterest board here!

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

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.



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!



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!



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!


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!

Ideas for Using Dot Fun Printables


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

ABC Dot Fun Mazes

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

10 Free Dot Fun Alphabet Printable Sets