Take a Look at Our Awesome August Sponsors

Homeschool Blog Sponsors Aug 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!

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We recently reviewed the Peel, Play & Learn USA Map here!

 

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

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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! See our recent post here!

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We are excited to welcome EEME as a new sponsor this month! Stay tuned for our full review of Q the Robot!

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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!

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See our recent review of Gotta Go! Gotta Go! here! We are currently reviewing Over in the Ocean and will have that review up for you soon!

 

We love Friends and Heroes and recently reviewed the new Family Devotion Pack.

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



Teaching Textbooks Giveaway!

Teaching Textbooks Giveaway

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We-Love-Teaching-Textbooks-Math3Recently I shared a post all about why we LOVE Teaching Textbooks math for all three of our kids. I am beyond thrilled to share this giveaway with you today and to know one of you is going to win a complete set! Teaching Textbooks has saved my sanity and I am not sure how I would homeschool without it. It is definitely the answer for our family, and many other homeschooling families I know!

Jump over to this post to read why we love it, how we came to the decision to stick with it, and to see the levels we have used.

 

Before we jump to the most exciting part of this post – the GIVEAWAY — I want to share a few more facts about Teaching Textbooks Math that you may not know. I have been sharing more and getting many questions lately! Below you’ll find a few more of my favorite things about TT math!

 

Self Grading

You don’t have to grade!  They do it for you immediately!  This is one of my favorite features, for multiple reasons. I love that it gives my kids immediate feedback and I love that I don’t have to spend time grading after they are done.

 

Continual Review

I love the cyclical review TT provides within each lesson. The kids may not love this part, but teachers sure do!

 

Independent Learning

I love that all three of my kids can work on different levels of math at the same time and I {or my husband} can oversee each without doing the direct instruction. I want to elaborate on this part a bit. I don’t have to do the main instruction as a parent, but depending on the lesson, or the child, I am available for assistance.  My husband oversees my boys and I oversee my daughter who is doing Math 3 right now. The photo below shows how we do math. She sits at a desk with the computer and works with the sound on {my boys use headphones} so I can hear what she is being taught. I have the lesson manual open in front of me and follow along. This allows her the independence while also being there if needed.  She is our first to use Math 3, the lowest level, so I am choosing to do her lessons this way for now. My boys work independently and come to us as needed.

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One Purchase – Multiple Children

We own almost all levels and they are getting passed down to siblings!  I love that it is something I purchase once and then can use year after year.

 

See more FAQ here

Not sure what level your child will need?  They have placement tests here!

 

Teaching Textbooks Giveaway

Enter to win using Rafflecopter below.  Must be a US resident 18 or older. Giveaway ends 9.5.16

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Extending Math Curriculum with Spielgaben

Exploring Parallel Lines with Spielgaben

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

We have had our Spielgaben set for years now and have grown with it. This year for 2nd grade, we are using Spielgaben as an extension of our math curriculum. Spielgaben is releasing a full math program soon and we were sent a preview file of PDFs for the 2nd grade curriculum. These are the worksheets you see in this post. They are not available yet but will be soon, follow along with us and I will let you know when you can get your hands on this new math program!

We recently began our official school year and I developed a way to incorporate Spielgaben into her daily work. I choose 1-3 worksheets from the math program per week and have her work on them independently {if possible} or with a bit of instruction with me. Then on Friday I gather the worksheets and we bring the concepts alive with the Spielgaben pieces.

For her first week I chose 2 different worksheets, the first was one reviewing halves. This was a good review, she had forgotten exactly what it meant and the worksheet was a bit of a challenge.  All of the photos are from the hands-on portion we did together on Friday.  Below you can see her recreating some of the problems that were on the worksheet and talking me through them.

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The next worksheet focused on parallel lines, which was a new concept for her.  She REALLY struggled with the worksheet but when we reviewed it on Friday with the pieces – WOW, it clicked!

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We added Lego guys to our playground as we playfully discussed parallel lines while we created them.

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After one week I am certain that the decision to continue incorporating Spielgaben into her math is a good idea. I plan to also pull concepts out of her main math curriculum, Teaching Textbooks, to reinforce with Spielgaben. Stay tuned to see how 2nd grade unfolds! We will continue with our monthly Spielgaben updates so you can see how we continue to use our set!

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See more math fun we have had with Spielgaben!

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See version 4.0 here!

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Spielgaben is offering a payment plan through September 30, email them to get details [email protected] mention 1+1+1=1 !



Tot School Gathering Place Week 190

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 last Sunday of August! I don’t know about you, but September always feels like a new beginning! School is starting, a new routine or schedule is put together, the leaves begin to change – everything is new – new books, new supplies! I just love it! What new things are you starting this month? We’d love to see what you are up to! Don’t forget to link up to the Gathering Place so we can see your amazing new adventures this year!

Are you looking for an adorable literature unit to do with your Tot? Head on over to Living Montessori Now and see what GrandMama Deb has put together for GrandTot Zoey! Your Tot may fall in love with it as much as Zoey has!

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Fall is just around the corner and there are so many wonderful crafts for Tots to do! Take a look at the craft that Mama Kristin had Tot E work on over at SmartE PartE! It’s sure to be a hit with your Tot!

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Does your Tot need a little fine motor skill strengthening? Check out the activity that Tiny Tots Adventures created to do just that!

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Do you have your FREE

Where to Begn with Tot School eBook?

 

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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).



Apple Theme Activity Pack

Apple Theme Activity Pack Free Printables

We have a new Apple Theme Activity Pack for you!

If you want to make a mini activity book, you can scale down PDF files.

You’ll find many different apple theme activities in this free printable pack. Connect the dots, mazes, finish the picture, trace and color, color to match, drawing and color by number!

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Download your free Apple Activity Pack here!

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More Apple Fun!

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