Tot School Gathering Place Week 165

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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Welcome to the third month of 2016! I am really amazed at how quickly these months are flying by! I am even more impressed with all the wonderful moments you are creating with your beautiful Tots! Keep up the great work! And don’t forget to post about your activities to the Gathering Place to share with other Mama’s!

Are you and your Tot working through the alphabet? Head on over to Welcome to Mommyhood to see what Mama Yuliya put together to help Tot Y explore the letter K!

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Mama Denise is loving each moment of Tot Schooling with Baby Jay! Check out the activities that they enjoyed this past week!

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Do you have a Tot that needs an activity that just doesn’t keep them busy, but helps them learn a concept as well? Take a peek at The Practical Mom and see what Mama Swapna put together for a recent trip with her Tot!

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See the Tot School webpage here!

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 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).



Homeschool Wrap Up January & February 2016

Homeschool Wrap Up Jan and Feb 2016

You can see our detailed curriculum posts by clicking on the graphics below.

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All Together Learning

 

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Our most important subject of the day isn’t really a subject, it’s the heart of our family.  Our morning Bible reading and prayer time continues on, although much more peaceful than when I first shared about it here! Currently, all three children takes turns reading aloud each morning and we discuss what we have read. Daddy leads this time and it’s a routine I treasure.

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We do 3 subjects all together and really enjoy our time with our kids all together {most of the time}.

Daddy teaches Mystery of History which is awesome. We are well into book 2.

We still love our Heroes of History books, although we are reading much slower right now – we have had a lot going on.  We are almost done with George Washington. We are still enjoying Liberty’s Kids DVDs, to help deepen our American Revolution knowledge.

You can see our entire World Geography plan here.  Daddy now teaches this too.   


1st & 4th Together Learning

Ladybug and Krash do two subjects together and it is working well!  We do Picture Smart Bible {K-3 Old Testament} and US Geography twice a week.

No Geography pictures this month!

We continue to enjoy Picture Smart Bible together, you can see the pages they have completed recently.  And my daughter’s lovely un-brushed hair.

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8th Grade

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Pac is by far my least photographed child because a majority of his schooling is done independently or with his Dad.

Here’s a peek of him hard at work on math, Teaching Textbooks Algebra 1.

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Science continues to be a family favorite, especially when he has an experiment!

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He is a pretty easy student and we are thankful.  Sure, we have issues, but overall he does what he is supposed to do. His dad oversees his math, spelling and science completely.  I oversee everything else.  Writing is the only subject I am still teaching directly.

One of my favorite portions of his homeschooling is his reading.  His favorites are in bold.

Here’s his completed list…

All of his other subjects are going well, we are pleased with our choices for him this year.


4th Grade

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In order to stay committed to his gymnastics he doubles up on his schoolwork 2 days a week so he can be free to practice the other 3 days. He really works hard on his two intense school days. We are usually working too hard to even remember to take any photos!  Here’s what he has spent most of January and February doing…

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He had 2 meets in January and 2 in February. We are now preparing for States and Regionals {March/April}. You can see more of his gymnastics here on Instagram.

We are almost finished reading  The Island of the Blue Dolphins together, which he LOVES.

He also reads books on his own at night and currently reading I Survived The Joplin Tornado 2011.

His reading list so far this year…

1st Grade

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She now does the following subjects with her Daddy: science, Growing with Grammar, & Life of Fred Math. I teach her the rest of her subjects. Below you will see a few highlights from Jan. and Feb.!


Math

We do a few different things for math and our combination is working beautifully for her.  She continues to LOVE Life of Fred.

Spielgaben is a great fit for her and we do about 2-3 lessons per week. See our recent posts here…

Create a Clock with Spielgaben   Multiplication with Spielgaben


Science

She continues to love our EvanMoor 1st Grade science book, and her teacher, Daddy, agrees.

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Grammar

Growing with Grammar and First Language Lessons are both wonderful and she enjoys both.  We use both because they are different, yet similar. She now does Growing with Grammar with her Dad so I don’t have any action shots!

Here she is working on her poems from First Language Lessons {she’s using our Poem PowerPoint}.

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Spelling

We are almost done with All About Spelling Level 1, I slowed her down since I didn’t really want to move on to level 2 yet.  She is doing really well with her spelling.  Below you can see her notebook, she likes to use my colored pens.

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Handwriting

We are using Logic of English Cursive, and have finished all of the lower case letters!

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Her filled up pocket chart with her drawings for each letter!

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Reading

All About Reading 2 is almost complete!. She loves the games in the lessons. She is now reading beyond the lessons we are doing, she has really taken off with her fluency and ability to just read anything.

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Ways we supplement reading development…

We go to the library at least twice a month, sometimes more! Her library books are read daily both independently and aloud! 

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Before we take books back I ask her to set out her very favorites and I snap a photo and share on Instagram.  These are some recent favorite stacks…

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Here’s our other posts from this year…

Homeschool Wrap-Up The First 6 Weeks with 1st, 4th and 8th Grade[3]  Homeschool Monthly Wrap Up October 2015  Homeschool-Wrap-Up-1st-grade-4th-gra[1]

 

You can also see much of our everyday homeschool life on Instagram!

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Linking up with Weekly Homeschool Wrap-Up



Easter Egg Coloring Pages

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We have a brand new set of Easter Egg Coloring printables. These are great for adults who like to color as well as children. 

The idea behind “Just Color!” is simple ~ theme packs all focused around coloring. 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.

Here’s a peek at the different Easter egg pages in this free printable coloring set! Pick the ones you like and enjoy some coloring time {with or without your kids}!

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Download the Easter Egg coloring printables and more here!Easter Egg Coloring FB

 

Look for this graphic and click to download!

 

See more Easter Fun here!

Easter Fun in Homeschool  Easter Q-Tip Painting Printables



Tot School Gathering Place Week 164

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 months are just flying by! It’s hard to believe that March starts this week! Daylight Saving Time! Spring! Easter! So many ideas to explore and learn! What activities do you have planned for your Tot this coming month? Make sure you link them up to the Gathering Place so we can all share in your exciting moments! Enjoy Tot Schooling!

Are you looking for an art project for your Tot? Head on over to Jack of All Trades and see what Mama Leslie put together for Tot Sweet Pea to enjoy! I see some Easter decorations in our future!02282016 Jack of All Trades

Leap Day is tomorrow! Take a look at the Montessori inspired activity that GrandMama Deb created for her GrandTot Zoey over at Living Montessori Now and see if your Tot might enjoy it!

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Does your Tot (and possibly her siblings?) enjoy races? How about penguins? How about combining the two? What?!?! Mama Julie and her crew did just that! Check out Fumbling Through (Parenthood & Homeschooling) to see just what they did!

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Were you featured? 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.


 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).



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Homeschool Blog Sponsors Feb 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.

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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, we’ve been loving our set this year for 1st grade math!

Here’s our recent post sharing the fun we have had this past month with Spielgaben.

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