Tot School Gathering Place Week 132

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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Summer is just flying by! I hope you are enjoying every moment! Take a moment and share with us all the fun you are having with your Tot – be it through Tot School, trips, or outside activities! We’d love to see what you’re doing together! Link up your post to the Gathering Place so we can all share in the wonder of Tot life!

Are you looking for an easy activity to keep your Tots (and older siblings!) busy during dinner prep? Take a look at the activity that Mama Jamie from Hands on as We Grow had her kids do to keep them busy. Maybe your Tots will love it as well!

Hands on As We Grow

Do you have a horse lover? Check out the sensory activity that the Mama from Bitty Beginnings put together for her horse-loving Tot! It just might capture your Tots interest.

Bitty Beginnings

Do your Tots like Disney movies? Mama Andrea from Make This the Day has put together several activities focused on the Disney movie Planes. Have a look and see if they may appeal to your Tot!Make This the Day


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Where to Begin with Tot School eBook?

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Hands on the Alphabet


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USA Geography PowerPoint Updated

USA PowerPoint

Years ago I created the USA Geography PowerPoint and used it to teach my oldest son basic facts about U.S. states.  I will be using this PowerPoint show this coming year with my youngest children {1st and 4th grade} and updated it to be used on our iPad via the PowerPoint app!  I also made a few other changes, which I will share below.

Changing the font to Century Gothic was one of the big changes.  This change allows the shows to be viewed on iPads with out font distortion.

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The other major change was making the capital city clearer.  I changed the graphics and text to showcase the name of the city more, which you can see below in the top left corner.

USA PowerPoint

 

This show is included in my Members Only PowerPoint section, which is currently a one time fee of $15.  This private section, containing this PowerPoint show and many others, is getting a complete makeover and will be increasing in price very soon {going up to $20}. If you aren’t a member of our PowerPoint section yet, now is the time, before the price increase!

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.

 

I also made a tutorial for how to get PowerPoints playing on your iPad.  If you are already a member and interested in using PP shows on your iPad, this is how!

 

What about Android? We don’t have any Android devices but there is a PP app in the Google Play store here.  So, it should work the same.  Sadly, Kindle Fire does not support the PowerPoint app, so it won’t work on a Kindle Fire. We have one and I tried.


Grab your lifetime membership for $20.00!   Click here to see other PP shows included in Members Only PowerPoint.

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See the rest of our USA Geography plan here

United States Geography Homeschool Plan for Elementary



Exploring Bats ~ Bats Lapbook and Unit Study

Bat Unit Study

This summer we are trying out a few unit study options for Ladybug and Lapbooks were something I wanted to try with her.  I let her choose her first topic, and although it is not what I would have chosen, she enjoyed it because it is what SHE chose ~ BATS!

We got our printables from:

Here is a peek at her completed lapbook…

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She loved learning to draw the bat.  She made a few small ones, and then made the big one that she ended up choosing for the back of her lapbook.

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Coloring is still a favorite, this also ended up on the back of her lapbook.

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Learning about echolocation

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Diurnal and nocturnal animals…

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Carnivore, herbivore and omnivore animal sorting…

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Below she was painting the bat printable craft, she still loves these!

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These are the books we used for our study, all but Stellaluna came from the library.  The National Geographic Kids Bats one is the one we used the most.

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After completing this study she told me she didn’t like the Lapbook as much as I thought she did.  I was a bit disappointed as I thought I might have found her sweet spot!  We are going to try a notebook method with some of the Lapbook printables for her next chosen theme – OWLS!  Stay tuned to see how we do that one and if she likes it!



Bible Verse Printables Letter S

S is for Servant Printables

Our Raising Lil’ Rock Stars Bible Verse Printables for the Letter S are available to download for free! S is for SERVANT! This set is based on Matthew 23:11, “The greatest among you will be your servant.” 

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

Coloring ~ She hasn’t wanted to color lately but she asked if we could color the picture together so of course we did! I love coloring time because it gives such a great opportunity for discussion. 

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Cut and Glue the Verse ~ this is a great word work activity for her, identifying 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 cut this verse into strips for her instead of individual words since it was so long.

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The verse tune printables are only available in the bundle but you can hear her singing along in the video. The tune is “Row, Row, Row Your Boat.”

 

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 S printables here!

Raising Lil' Rock Stars Letter S for Servant

 Scroll down until you see the graphic for letter S 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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Tot School Gathering Place Week 131

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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How is your summer going? Is going too fast? Is it too hot? Too rainy? Our summer is going by quickly! Filled with lots of swimming, reading, family, and friends! I hope you are enjoying each moment with your Tot! Let us know what you’ve been up to by linking to the Gathering Place each week! We’d love to see what you and your Tot are up to!

Are you in the midst of planning your Tot School for this coming year? What are your thoughts for planning Tot School? Take a look at what Mama Kori from Just Another Mom thinks about planning her Tot School year.

Just Another Mom

Do you need a craft idea for your star lover? Take a look at the cute craft that Mama Katelynne from disguised.as.a.supermom put together for her Tot Morganna and see if your Tot might enjoy it!

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How did you and your Tot spend the fourth of July? Take a peek at Tot Miles’ first Tot School shelf and see how Mama Alicia from Teacher Turned Mama centered it around the fourth of July.

Teacher Turned Mama


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.


Busy Hands Play Dough Box  Homemade Play Dough Recipe



 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).