Apple Theme Activity Pack

Apple Theme Activity Pack Free Printables

We have a new Apple Theme Activity Pack for you!

If you want to make a mini activity book, you can scale down PDF files.

You’ll find many different apple theme activities in this free printable pack. Connect the dots, mazes, finish the picture, trace and color, color to match, drawing and color by number!

Apple Theme Activity (1)

Apple Theme Activity (2)

Apple Theme Activity (3)

Apple Theme Activity (4)

Apple Theme Activity (5)

Apple Theme Activity (6)

Apple Theme Activity (7)

Apple Theme Activity Pack

Apple Theme Activity (8)

Apple Theme Activity (9)

Download your free Apple Activity Pack here!

Apple Activity Pack

More Apple Fun!

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Apple Coloring Pages for Adults or Kids

Apple Coloring Pages

We have a new set of apple coloring pages for you!  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.

The following apple coloring pages are included in this pack, which many adults and children will enjoy coloring.

Apple Coloring (3) Apple Coloring (4)Apple Coloring (1) Apple Coloring (2)

Download your free Apple Coloring Pages here!

Scroll down until you see this graphic and click to download the set.

Apple Coloring

More Apple Fun!

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Tot School Gathering Place Week 189

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!


WOW! This summer has just flown by! I can’t believe we are already near the end of August! Parents and kids alike are gearing up for the beginning of school (or maybe you’ve already started!) What plans do you have for your Tot School this year? We would love to see what you are up to! Don’t forget to share with us here at the Gathering Place!

Summer temperatures are still raging in parts of our country and Mama Katelynne from has a great idea to beat the heat as part of her Summer Boredom Buster series! Go check it out!


Are you looking for some ideas to teach your Tot one-on-one correspondence? Head on over to Number Jacqui to see how Mama Jacqui is teaching Tot Bunny this very concept and see if it may work with your Tot!

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It’s never too early to teach our Tots how to dig in the dirt, plant a seed and make something beautiful grow! Take a peek at what Mama Alison from Primary Creations put together for her Tots to enjoy! It may just be a hit with your Tot, too!

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Where to Begn with Tot School eBook?


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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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Teaching Textbooks Math Works For Us!

We Love Teaching Textbooks Math

{disclaimer ~ Teaching Textbooks is a blog sponsor, we used them for years prior to this and are thankful for this new adventure}

Both of my boys have used Teaching Textbooks math for years. Our daughter began in 2nd grade with Level 3!  I get asked a lot about this choice for our family and wanted to share our thoughts!

We came from Calvert Math and Singapore Math, and the short answer to the change was simplicity. I needed a more student-directed math rather than a teacher-intensive math program.

Levels we have used…

For Ladybug

For Krash ~

For PacMan ~

Ladybug is our only child who will have used TT from the very beginning using Math 3  for 2nd grade! I love continual review for math and really feel TT gives just enough without going overboard.

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Before we made the decision to use Teaching Textbooks, I researched and I researched, and I researched more. Seriously, I probably read every blog post and review out there. In the end we decided to give it a try and my husband and I decided if we didn’t feel it was thorough enough and their end of grade test scores suffered we would reevaluate.

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We have revaluated and are sticking with Teaching Textbooks! It is working for our boys and their test scores are proving that so far! Our state requires testing so this year we used the CAT online and I took a screenshot of their math scores so you can see. Krash scored in the 99th percentile and Pac scored in the 94th percentile. I took screenshots from their results page.

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A bit of background about my boys. Pac is actually our natural learner, he learns easily and math has always been a subject he doesn’t mind and even enjoys most of the time. Krash struggles with auditory processing so we really like the visual portion of TT for him and it HAS helped. I honestly wasn’t expecting Krash to do so well on his end of grade test, he sweetly surprised us! His Dad does math with him and often they go over the lesson together in the book before he goes to the computer to actually listed to and do the lesson. This extra step has really helped him.

We have no plans of switching math programs for any of our kids and hope to use Teaching Textbooks all the way through. We are very glad it ended up being a good fit for our family, especially since we can reuse the levels with each of our children.

If you are curious about Teaching Textbooks and thinking of making the switch, they have placement tests for you to use!

Teaching Textbooks Placement Tests


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