Tot School Gathering Place Week 140

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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Are you feeling the fall? It’s still a bit warm here, but fall to me also means routine! We are slowly settling into our school routine and enjoying the learning going on! What are you and your Tot up to? Don’t forget to share all your creative and fun ideas with us here at the Gathering Place! See directions below about linking up with us!

Are you looking for a fall art project in which your entire family can contribute? Check out the neat idea that Munchkin’s Mama from Adventures in Tot Schooling found and implemented with her family.

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Are you working through Tot School a second (or third) time? Do find that there are differences in how your Tots handle Tot School? Mama Alicia is enjoying her second round of Tot School with Tot Miles, but is also noticing how different the second time around can be! Check out what Tot Miles worked on for his red theme over at Teacher Turned Mama.

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What could be better than combining Minions with science? Head on over to Make This The Day to see how Mama Andrea combined the two!

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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!

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


Grab our FREE Fall Leaf Colors Q-Tip Painting Printables for some great fine motor skill work!

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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).



Teach Your Child to Read Free Flash Cards and Giveaway!

I am excited to have Janine from True Aim here to share how she teaches her children to read with a Free printable and giveaway!

Teaching your child to read is easier than you think and it can be a lot of fun! With just 10-15 minutes a day, you can help give your preschool or kindergarten aged child a head start, or help them improve their reading skills.

First hundred words free flash cards printable

This post contains affiliate links and a giveaway!

When I decided to start teaching my child to read early (around 3 yrs old), there were so many different programs! It was a little overwhelming. I tried Teach Your Baby to Read, The Reading Remedy, Starfall and many others. They were things I liked about them, and things that I felt were missing. There had to be a better way. After researching, My husband and I came up with our own program. The Blue Manor Phonics Reading Set helps your children learn to read by teaching the sounds of the letters first, and in all caps. This is to prevent children from memorizing the shape of the word and has them focusing on what the letter sound is.

Teach your child to read phonics curriculum

The Phonics Book in Level 1 starts with a few basic sounds and has your children blending the sounds to make words right away! This helps motivate them because it makes it more meaningful to them than just learning a bunch of random sounds. Plus, practicing combining the sounds is the KEY to reading. Here’s a quick video to show you what Level 1 looks like.

 

After completing Level 1, your child will have learned to read their first 100 words! Then they will be ready to read the early readers perfect for their level. These readers are unique in that they have the pictures featured on the next page so your child practices blending the letter sounds instead of being distracted by the pictures. You can use the curriculum just like it shows in the video; review and learn a few sounds each day for 5-15 minutes or however long your children like. Most of the time we do that because it is just SO easy and then sometimes we use activities to reinforce letter sounds or combinations that they are struggling with. Here are some examples of the activities we like to do.

Learn to Read Activities

1. Letter Sounds Bean Bag Toss

2. Alphabet Cube Puzzle Printables

3. Race to a Letter

4. The Reading Road

Use this FREE printable of the First Hundred Words flash cards that go with the curriculum to play exciting Flash Card Games and make it fun for your child!

Teach your child to read flash cards  

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Teach Your Child to Read Giveaway!

5 lucky readers will win a FREE Phonics Reading eBook Set from Blue Manor {enter to win using Rafflecopter below.

You can also save 50% on the Blue Manor Preschool Set until 9/30 with code: 1plus1E50

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Fall Leaves and Trees Coloring Printables

Free Fall Leaves and Trees Coloring Pages

We have a brand new set of Fall Leaves and Trees Coloring printables for you!

The idea behind “Just Color!” is simple ~ theme packs all focused around coloring. There are mostly coloring pages, and a few coloring activities. 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, like we did as you can see below! 

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I prepped the little owl coloring book for my daughter by scaling down to 2 per page.  I then trimmed around the edges, leaving extra space at the top.  I punched holes and attached with metal rings rather than staples.  She likes to take the pages off as she works on them, and this keeps them nice!

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Here’s a peek at the different coloring pages in this free printable set!

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Download the Fall Leaves & Trees coloring printables and more here!

Look for this graphic and click to download!

Fall Leaves and Trees Coloring Pages

 

If you have any problems downloading or printing these or other PDF files, see troubleshooting tips here.

 

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See more Fall ideas here on our Pinterest board!

Follow {1plus1plus1} Carisa’s board Fall Theme on Pinterest.

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The Me, Me, Me Epidemic ~ Book Giveaway

Me, Me, Me Epidemic Book Giveaway ends 9.12.15

We had the privilege of reviewing Amy McCready’s new book, The “Me, Me, Me” Epidemic, and now get to host a giveaway so one of you can have this awesome book. You can read our original review here!

 

What are some key signs that a parent might have an entitlement problem in their household?

You might have a entitlement problem if your child:

  • Expects bribes or rewards for good behavior
  • Rarely lifts a finger to help
  • Is more concerned about himself than others
  • Passes blame when things go wrong
  • Can’t handle disappointment
  • Needs a treat to get through the store
  • Expects to be rescued from his mistakes
  • Feels like the rules don’t apply
  • Constantly wants more…more…MORE!!!

Sound like a child you know? In truth, there’s not a child alive who doesn’t exhibit some of these symptoms from time to time. Whether you’ve got a big entitlement outbreak at your house or only a minor case, the tools in The “Me, Me, Me” Epidemic will help you move your kids toward greater independence, responsibility and contentment.

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Tot School Gathering Place Week 139

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 (unofficial) weekend of the summer! What plans do you have with your Tot? A last trip to the beach? Up to the mountains? Camping? Whatever your plans were for this long weekend I hope you made wonderful memories with your Tot. Don’t forget to link up to the Gathering Place to share all those wonderful ideas you’ve put together to help your Tot learn about the world around them. You just may inspire another Mama with your creativity!

Mama Lindsay from You Are the Roots took the summer off with her Tot Ethan, but is now ready to get back into the swing of things! Check out what she and Tot Ethan discovered in their first week back!

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Are you looking for a construction themed unit? Take a look at what GrandMama Nancy put together for her GrandTot Tahoe! Some of her ideas may be of interest to your construction loving Tot!

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Are you just starting the Tot School journey? Head on over to Tot Tot Goose to see how Mama Meghan is prepping her Tot Savanna to begin their journey!

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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?

Tot-School-eBook

See the Tot School webpage here!

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


Fabulous Fall Books


 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).