Tot School Gathering Place Week 118

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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April showers bring May flowers….at least I hope that’s the case! It’s been rather rainy here lately, but at least the temperatures are getting warmer!  Make sure you link up to the Gathering Place so we can all see the wonderful time you are having with your Tot!

It’s never too early to teach your Tot life skills! Take a look at the fun activities that GrandMama Deb put together for her GrandTot Zoey over at Living Montessori Now. These will definitely keep your Tot busy on rainy days!

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Easter may be over, but there is always next year! Head on over to Adventures In Tot Schooling and see the creative ideas that Mama Claire put together for Munchkin and maybe Pin some for next year!

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With spring come spring sports – like golf! Check out what Mama Meghan from Playground Parkbench  put together for her Tots and see if your Tots might have a ball with it!!

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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?

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See the Tot School webpage here!

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Here’s some fun spring coloring sets we have!

Bugs Coloring Printables   Spring Fun Coloring Printables   Free Pond Coloring Printables


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).

We would LOVE to feature you, but only feature those posts with a link back to us within the post they link up! Read all of the details about our linky here!



Easter Story Printables

Retelling the Easter Story

I found a great Easter resource right before Easter this year and wanted to share, even though Easter has passed.  It is a great resource to save for next year!

These printables are from My Wonder Studio, you can download everything you see in my post on their site! We used the color flannelgraph characters, and the BW He’s Alive! Coloring book scaled down to mini pictures.

My daughter LOVED using these characters all week as we learned together.  Instead of using them as flannelgraph figures, I printed on cardstock, laminated and used play dough to stand them up!

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We used the printable coloring book and recreated each scene together as we read.  We also glued the mini scaled down page down as we worked through the story.

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This was such a simple and meaningful way to review the story of Easter with her.  I am so thankful I found these in time to use with her this year!

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You can find these printables and more here on My Wonder Studio!


See more Easter ideas here on our Pinterest board!

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Bible Verse Printables Letter O

Our Raising Lil’ Rock Stars Bible Verse Printables for the Letter O are available to download for free! O  is for OBEY! This set is based on Psalm 119:44, I will always obey your law forever and ever.”

Bible Verse Printables Letter O Psalm 11944



Here’s a peek at the work she did at home.

She barely colored the coloring page this week, thus no action shot.  My coloring loving girl just wasn’t feeling it.

 

Color ~ Trace ~ Write the letter Oo…

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Cut and Glue the Verse ~ this is a great word work activity for her, identifying individual words and sounds she knows as well as the Bible verse as a whole. She uses the printable that has the light gray matching words on it. I didn’t get an action shot of this one!

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Here’s the work Ladybug did at home…

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Here she is practicing her verse tune…

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And, here’s Ladybug singing the verse for you!  The verse tune printables are only available in the bundle but you can hear the tune for Letter O in this video!  In case you don’t catch it, the tune is Happy Birthday.

The free version is ONLY for home use.  If you will be using these printables in a church setting, private group, co-op, preschool or other group you will need to purchase the group bundle here.

Download your free Letter O printables here!

Raising Lil' Rock Stars Letter O for Obey

 Scroll down until you see the graphic for letter O and click on it to download the PDF file.

Download or printing trouble? See tips here!

These printables are from Raising Lil’ Rock Stars, see more info here!

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See other letters in action by clicking the graphics below!

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You Can Read Sight Words ~ Unit 13

You Can Read Sight Words continues to be a fun part of our homeschool Kindergarten.  Along with adding these new words, we also reviewed the previous words from unit 1, unit 2, unit 3, unit 4, unit 5, unit 6, unit 7, unit 8, unit 9, unit 10, unit 11 and unit 12.

You can see how we store ALL of our You Can Read stuff here.

Here’s a post sharing You Can Read Unit 13 with Krash when he did it!  See all of Krash’s Kindergarten posts here.

You Can Read Sight Words Unit 13

We are now using these alongside of our new You Can Read Word Family printables.  She is learning 4 new sight words and one word family per week now.  We will slow down if she needs to, but this seems to be just right for her at this time.

Here’s the photo recap of what I captured…

BINGO…

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Color by number sight words, we worked on these together!

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Making words…

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Roll and graph…

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Sentence search…

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This unit went so quickly, she knew the words within a couple of days so we moved on!  I am excited to see her soaking it all in but a little sad it’s going by so quickly!

Her completed work…

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  Download the FREE printables for You Can Read Unit 13 here

Purchase the You Can Read Bundle here {get access to the bonus items}

See our You Can Read YouTube playlist here

See our post featuring Unit 1, unit 2, unit 3, unit 4, 1-4 review, unit 5, unit 6, unit 7, unit 8, unit 9, unit 10, unit 11 and unit 12!

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See other reading posts below!

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See our Teach Me to Read Pinterest board here!

Follow {1plus1plus1} Carisa’s board Teach Me to Read on Pinterest.

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World Geography ~ North America Printables

Free North America Printables

In continuation of our world geography studies this year, we have a new set of printables for you that go along with the next book we are using!  We finished up the book Passport to the World and are now using Children’s Atlas of Gods World.  Since our country cards were such a great tool for my kids, I knew I needed something for them to work on as we learned. 

This new book is divided by continents so I made a notebooking page for each continent and then the countries featured in the book. I added a flag, a map, and some basic facts about each country we read about.

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Today I am sharing our North America printables with you!  You’ll find a notebooking page for North America, U.S.A., Mexico, and Canada. I also included an answer guide at the end of the PDF file. These printables are specific to this book so I would definitely recommend using these alongside of the book. If you looking for a more generic North America printable set, try these North America printables from Homeschool Creations!

Here’s a few action shots, showing my kids working with me. Right now we are working on one page for a week, studying a country or continent 2 days per week  We do this all together at the dining room table.  My kids are Kindergarten, 3rd and 7th grades. They each have their own worksheet and follow along with me as I write notes on the dry erase board.

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Below you can see the book we are using in the bottom left corner and the Children Just Like Me book that we pulled in to study the Inuit people on the day we did Canada. We are directly using Children Just Like Me a lot wit this study as we come to a country that has a child featured in this book. This was shared on Instagram here!  

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Ladybug mostly draws for her empty boxes, so I try to give her an example.  Sometimes she wants to copy words too.  The boys both copy the words or write their own.

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My Simple Geography Goals

  • Find the country on a large map
  • Identify the capital city
  • Identify the continent the country is on
  • Color the flag
  • Discuss facts presented in the book we are using currently

Be sure to grab our country cards and see what we did using the book Passport to the World as our focus.

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These are the other books we have in our collection so far to use together as we learn.

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Download the World Geography Country Printables here!

Scroll down to the North America section and look for this…

“North America Printables {Children’s Atlas of God’s World}”

See our North America Pinterest board here!

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