Homeschool Organization Ideas ~ Part 2

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It’s a new year and many have organization on the brain. If you’re anything like me, you can always use some homeschool organization tips and ideas! While these are geared towards homeschoolers, most of these ideas will be great for anyone with kids!

This is the second post in our 2 part series,

you can see part 1 here!

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Below you will see how we organize our theme based printables, early childhood units, crayons and more! Developing good organizational habits has really helped keep our entire home cleaner and assists everyone with finding what they are looking for!

Organize Your Homeschool Part 2

Storing Theme Based Printables

Do you use theme based printables? Having a method of organizing is a MUST!  See what we did when my kids were younger here! Not using theme based learning in your homeschool for your young kids? See how we plan for a theme based unit here!

Storing Theme Based Early Childhood Printables

Prep for Preschool Units

A simple office paper organizer saved my sanity when prepping for preschool units, see all about how we used one here! Not sure what to do with your preschooler at home? See our post – Following the Lead of Your Young Child here!

Organizing Preschool Units

Bag the ABCs

Wondering why I bagged the ABCs? This post will share why! This bag method saved my sanity when we were doing letter units!

Letter Collection

Label All of the Supplies

However you choose to store your supplies, be sure you have them labeled so everyone {not just mom} can find them! Download our free school supply labels here!    school supply labels

Corral the Colors

Do you have loads of extra crayons, markers and colored pencils? Always missing a certain color? See the blog post this photo came from here. We use photo ledges from Ikea and the storage containers that fit on the ledge. I couldn’t find our exact containers online, they are similar to these, I found them in the kitchen section at the store.

Loose colors go in the little cups! This has saved so much sanity! My kids often have their own full set of markers/crayons/etc. but this is great for any loose finds and makes it easy if you are looking for a specific color you don’t have!

Homeschool-Room- Storing Crayons

Homeschool Room Ideas

I love peeking into other homes to see homeschool areas. Whether you have an entire homeschool room, or you school all over the home, being organized is key to sanity! Take a peek into our current schoolroom and our past schoolrooms below. Also take a peek into an awesome homeschool room from Homeschool Creations.    Homeschool Room 2015-2016

Homeschool Room Tour 2013    Homeschool Room

Homeschool-Room from Homeschool Creations

Here’s a quick recap of the ideas shared in this post:

Did you miss part 1?

See more Homeschool Organization Ideas here!

Organize Your Homeschool

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Top Posts from 2016

Top Posts from 1 1 1=1 in 2016

It’s fun to look back in life and as a blogger. I love seeing what my readers loved the most and wanted to share what I found with you. Below you will find the top 10 NEW posts in 2016, the top 10 posts visited in 2016 {from anytime}, and our top 10 referring sites!

These are our top ten visited posts in 2016 which were all new posts in 2016.

Easter Egg Coloring Pages Love Bible Verse Coloring Printables Apple Coloring PagesPenguin Doodle Coloring PagesSpring Bible Verse Coloring Pages Winter Doodle Coloring Books of the Bible PosterCamping Fun Preschool Printables Ocean Animals Preschool Printables Transportation Preschool Printables

 

Our blog has been around awhile and often old content is the most visited. These ten posts were the top overall visited posts during 2016

  1. All Printables A-Z
  2. Preschool, Tot and Kindergarten Packs
  3. Thanksgiving Doodle Coloring
  4. Christmas Coloring Pages
  5. Brown Bear Brown Bear Printables
  6. The Very Hungry Caterpillar Printables
  7. Tot School Printables
  8. Choose Your Own Alphabet Chart
  9. School Supply Labels
  10. Christmas Doodle Coloring

Alll-Printables-A-to-Z15 Christmas-Doodle-Coloring-Pages32 Thanskgiving-Doodle-Coloring-Page26Choose-Your-Own-Alphabet-Chart-Print  Brown-Bear-Brown-bear-Printables5  School Supply Label Printables Tot-School-Printables-9The-Very-Hungry-Caterpillar-Printabl[1] Printables-Packs-from-1plus1plus1equ Free Christmas Coloring Printables for Children and Adults

Top Referring Sites to Our Blog in 2016 ~ THANK YOU!

  1. Free Homeschool Deals
  2. This Reading Mama
  3. Living Montessori Now
  4. Homeschool Giveaways
  5. Life of a Homeschool Mom
  6. Playdough to Plato
  7. Money Saving Mom
  8. 123 Homeschool 4 Me
  9. Homeschool Creations
  10. Wildflower Ramblings

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Tot School Printables A to Z Bundle!!

Tot School Printables A - Z Bundle

 

I am so excited to share our new Tot School Printables A-Z Bundle! I created this program for tots years ago when my daughter was younger and it was my favorite year with her! We had so much fun with these units, during such a fun time of her life!  I love toddlers!

First, what is Tot School Printables A to Z? This is a program I developed to help parents and caregivers expose their tots to early learning skills at home while having FUN together. It is not a set of worksheets, but is in “printable” format to make it easier for the parent to build on. Each printable has ideas for hands on fun that your tot may enjoy. There are many options for each unit because all tots are different and won’t enjoy the same activities!

Let me repeat – this is NOT a set of worksheets for toddlers. Toddlers don’t need “school work” and just enjoy playing. I believe in open-ended, hands-on learning, especially in the younger years. Many parents want to expose early learning skills through play and they just don’t know what to do or how to organize their thoughts. That is why I created TSP, for you and for me. It’s all meant to be fun for the tot and for you!

 

Why a Bundle?

As you may know, the original files for Tot School Printables are available for free. Many people prefer a bundled format and would rather buy it that way which is why I created this.  Below you will see the special features of the bundle so you can decide if this is right for you!

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Special Features in the Bundle…

Each of the 26 units has been edited and updated. The basics are the same, but a few things needed some editing and that was done. Specifically, all vocabulary cards were updated to include an option with or without words. The number cards were also updated to include 1-20 in all units.

Intro pages were added to each file to help you prepare for each unit. There is a new intro sheet which features a direct link to our blog post for inspiration, as well as links to our Pinterest boards for that unit.  You will also see ideas for books and toys to add to your learning.

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A new planning sheet is included with each unit, to help you gather your thoughts.  I do not believe in writing lesson plans for tots, they are all different and need you to follow their lead when it comes to “school stuff.”  This is why you will not see a daily plan written by me for you.  You have to do what feels right with your tot, this page can help you organize your thoughts and plan!

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There are 2 additional pages with direct links to helpful posts, just to make it easier for you to reference helpful posts and items!

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There’s also a basic supply list included, which you can also see online here.

Tot School Printables Basic Supply List

 

Extras!

I created a few new extras for the bundle, that are only available in the bundle! The new extras include Play Dough Mats and Q-Tip Painting.  Other extras in the bundle are Flashcards and Shape Dot Fun.

Tot School Printables Extras

Buy Your Bundle Now!

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Accordion Book Printables

Accordion Book Printables

When my kids were little they loved mini accoridion books.  Something about the design really drew their attention.  My daughter especially loved them, begging me to make them with her.  I never really put all of the accordion books I created all in one place until now!

On the new Accordion Book page you’ll find all of these and I hope to add more in the future!  Alphabet, Shapes & Numbers, Bugs, Farm and Ocean are there now!

Download all of these for free here!

Accordion Book Printables ALPHABET  Accordion Book Printabls NUMBERS and SHAPESAccordion Book Printabls BUGS  Accordion Book Printabls FARM

Accordion Book Printabls OCEAN



Top Ten Posts from 2015

Top Ten Posts from 1 1 1=1 in 2015

It’s fun to look back in life and as a blogger.  I love seeing what my readers loved the most and wanted to share what I found with you.  Below you will find the top 10 NEW posts in 2015, the top 10 posts visited in 2015 {from anytime}, and our top 10 referring sites!

These are our top ten visited posts in 2015 which were all new posts in 2015.

  1. World Geography Country Printables
  2. Thanksgiving Doodle Coloring
  3. Fall Leaves and Trees Coloring
  4. K and 1st Grade Learning Apps
  5. Dot Fun Letter Mazes
  6. Christmas Ornaments Coloring
  7. Christmas Doodle Coloring
  8. Choose Your Own Alphabet Chart
  9. AT Word Family
  10. Rainbow Crafts for Tots and Preschoolers

World Geography Country Printables Free Cards  1st Grade and Kindergarten Learning Apps Dot Fun Letter Mazes A-Z FreeChristmas Doodle Coloring Pages Christmas Ornaments Coloring Pages Free Fall Leaves and Trees Coloring Pages Thanskgiving Doodle Coloring Pageat Word Family Printables Choose Your Own Alphabet Chart Printables Rainbow Crafts for Tots and Preschoolers

 

Our blog has been around awhile and often old content is the most visited.  These ten posts were the top overall visited posts during 2015.  None were actually published in 2015!

  1. Preschool, Tot and Kindergarten Packs
  2. Tot School Printables
  3. All Printables A-Z
  4. Brown Bear Brown Bear Printables
  5. What’s in the Preschool Box Week 1
  6. Lego Kindergarten Printables
  7. The Very Hungry Caterpillar Printables
  8. Q-Tip Painting Alphabet Printables
  9. Tot School Printables A-Z
  10. Alphabet Printables and More

Printables Packs from 1plus1plus1equals1 Tot School Printables A-ZAlll-Printables-A-to-Z[1] Brown-Bear-Brown-bear-Printables All-By-Myself-Preschool-Boxes1Lego-Kindergarten-Printables Alphabet-IdeasQ-Tip-Painting-Alphabet-Printables Tot-School-Printables- The-Very-Hungry-Caterpillar-Printabl[1]

Top Referring Sites to Our Blog in 2015 ~ THANK YOU!

  1. Free Homeschool Deals
  2. Living Montessori Now
  3. This Reading Mama
  4. Money Saving Mom
  5. Homeschool Giveaways
  6. Wildflower Ramblings
  7. Pizzazzerie
  8. Kids Activities Blog
  9. In My World
  10. Spielgaben

    I am looking forward to a fun year on the blog in 2016, I hope you will join us!  You can keep up with 1+1+1=1 in any way you choose! All subscription options are free.

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