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Tot School Gathering Place Week 122

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 122

 

Happy Mother’s Day! You Mama’s continue to amaze me with all your creative ideas and joyful dedication in making sure your Tot’s experience the best Tot years ever! Keep up the great job and take some time to relax and enjoy some special Mama moments with your Tots today!

Are you looking for a simple DIY activity that will entertain your Tot for hours? Check out the homemade educational toy that Mama Michelle from Research Parent put together that kept her Tot busy for hours!

Research Parent

Maybe you are looking for a fun and interactive book unit? Take a peek at the fun that Mama Cherie and Tot Kai from Fluttering Through the Seasons had while reading Caps For Sale.

Fluttering Through the Seasons (1)

Has your Tot caught “bird fever” yet? It seems to be the theme of spring! Take a look at the enjoyable activities that Mama Ellen from Cutting Tiny Bites put together for her Tots Lena and Maggie!

Cutting Tiny Bites


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?

Tot-School-eBook

See the Tot School webpage here!

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


We have loads of free ABC and 123 printables, here’s just a few, click to see the post!

Clothespin Clip ABCs  Color By Number ABCs  Pom Pom Numbers

Q Tip Painting Number Printables  Tot Time Notebook Numbers  Which Number


 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!



All About Spelling Giveaway

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This week my son finished All About Spelling Level 3 and we will be using Level 4 next year as well as beginning Level 1 with my daughter!

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We love this spelling curriculum so I wanted to be sure to share their great giveaway! This giveaway is hosted on the All About Learning Press blog and ends June 1, 2015!  Go enter to win!!

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You Can Read Word Families ~ EN Word Family Printables

Recently we launched our new You Can Read Word Families program!  You can read more about it and see the first set shared, featuring _at word family printables. You can also see the _et Word Family in action here, our _ig Word Family in action here, the _op Word Family in action here, _ug word family in action here and _an here!

This week we are sharing _en word family printables with you!

en word family printables

We will be releasing 15 sets {three for each short vowel}.  I have already released free _at Q-Tip Painting, _at Word Puzzles, _et Play Dough Mats, _et Funny Font Word Hunt, _ig Mini Book, _op Roll and Graph and _an Worksheets. Sometimes you may also find entire sets free within blog posts!  Full sets will also be listed in my Teacher’s Notebook Shop for $1.25 each and I am almost ready to begin selling the bundled set!

 

How we are Using These…

We are using these alongside of our You Can Read Sight Words. We basically just added this in to our other Kindergarten curriculum.

Here’s a peek at what we used during this unit. She is picking up the word families much quicker now so we aren’t using as many of the activities.  Once she has mastered the words and feels confident, we move on. That’s why you’ll see less in this post than previous posts.

Funny Fonts ~ each word has a color, you can use dot paint or simply circle the words using crayons or markers. We have even used colored stickers to put on the words before!  The words are written in different fonts to give exposure to all sorts of writing.

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Word Search ~ all words are hidden and in left-right order to make it easier for younger kids.

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Sentence Search ~ we use two different colored markers for this activity.  One color for the focus words and one for any other words she can read independently.  Then at the end we read the sentences together her reading circled words and me reading the others. Funny thing, she’s advanced so much that she is circling all of the words on the page now! 

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A sign your child has progressed a lot with reading is when all of the words on the page are circled!

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Mini Book ~ cut out the pictures, color if desired, glue on the correct page!

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I hang her work up by her desk each week, here’s an end of the week photo. Only a few things since the words are being learned quickly!

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Would you like the entire en word family set?  You can grab it for FREE here, only on my blog!

Or you can buy in my Teacher’s Notebook Shop here!

Did you miss the AT word family printables, ET word family printablesIG word family printables, OP word family printables, UG word family printables, or AN word family printables?

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See our Word Family Pinterest board for more printables and ideas!

Follow {1plus1plus1} Carisa’s board Word Family Fun on Pinterest

Linking to Pre K and K Community



Let’s Explore Backyard Birds eBook

Backyard Birds eBook

I just LOVE this eBook!  I had so much fun putting it together and seeing the beautiful birds featured in the Calendar Connections cards so much bigger! The facts were written by my friend Shannon and the eBook put together by me. I truly hope many of your bird lovers enjoy this!

Here’s a peek at a few of the pages in the eBook…

Tufted Titmouse Chipping SparrowCedar Waxwing Northern Mockingbird

 

We will be using this on our iPad as a go along with our Backyard Birds Calendar Connections, which you can download for free here.

Calendar Connections Backyard Birds K-2

 

Need help getting this book onto your device?  See our post about eBooks here to get help and see many of our other free eBooks!

This eBook can be purchased here in my Teacher’s Notebook Shop

This eBook was a FREEBIE in our MadMimi emails in May 2015!  If you don’t want to miss out on future freebies, be sure to read below and subscribe!

Note – Please see below to be sure you are subscribed to the correct email feed to get your freebie {this freebie is NOT in our Feedburner email feed and below you will learn why}.  I have a visual walk through for you below!  All new freebies will be located in the MadMimi email feed so be sure you read below!


A Special Note About My Email Feed…

We have been having trouble with my Feedburner email feed {which thousands of you use} and many of you have kindly emailed me to share that you can’t see the images in the email. I am slowly trying to encourage everyone to unsubscribe from the Feedburner email feed and subscribe to the feed through MadMimi {which is where new freebies will be located as we move forward}. 

I am going to help walk you through this, and I am sorry for the inconvenience.  Feedburner is a free email service and MadMimi is one I pay for so you get nicer emails with that one! I can’t seem to figure out the problem with the Feedburner images not showing, thus the need for change!

Here’s the Details…

If you get emails from me with individual blog posts, they either look like the one on the left or the right.  If they look like the one on the right, you are fine and don’t need to change anything. That’s the MadMimi feed.  The one on the left is the one causing images to not appear and is through Feedburner.

Feedburner Email FeedMadMimi Email Feed

 

If your emails from me look like the one on the above left, here’s how to unsubscribe and change to the one that works!  At the bottom of your recent email from me, click “unsubscribe now.” This is a screenshot of the bottom of my Feeburner email feed to show where the unsubscribe is.

Unsubscribe from Feedburner Feed

Subscribe to our MadMimi Email Feed…

Then go here and subscribe to my MadMimi Email feed, with this one you can choose to have posts delivered individually or a once a week wrap up.

If you choose the weekly wrap up the link to your freebie will be in this weekend’s post, as the weekly post comes every weekend {no later than Sunday afternoon}.

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A note about the other options…

Newsletter ~ this is where our subscriber freebies are shared, which you can see here. This is also how you get our free Where to Begin with Tot School eBook.  These are ongoing and don’t expire.  This is also where I send special promotions, and some other personal emails. I recommend clicking this one too so you don’t miss out.

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Tot School Gathering Place ~ Week 121

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 121

Happy May! Hopefully all those April showers are gone and the beautiful May flowers are blooming in your neck of the woods! Whatever the weather in your neighborhood keep up the great work keeping those Tots busy and learning! Make sure to link up each week so we can all share in your wonderful ideas!

Spring has finally sprung and our Tots are all a flitter over exploring this beautiful season! Take a peek at the wonderful discovery basket that Mama Niki from Play & Learn Everyday put together for Tot Ivy and see if it might draw your Tot into exploring spring!Play & Learn Everyday

Ever wonder what to do with those food pouch tops? Head on over to Casa Watkins to see how Mama Steph uses them to teach her Tots Spanish!

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Do you wonder where to start teaching your Tot his colors? Check out Mama Cassie from Mom, Teach Me to Read to see if maybe her plan will help your Tot!

Mom, Teach Me to Read


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?

Tot-School-eBook

See the Tot School webpage here!

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


Tot School Printables A-Z


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!