Last week I shared my philosophy, focus and curriculum plan for tot school this year. Due to life circumstances, I decided that it would be best if I did as much planning ahead of time as I could. I wanted to create a mini unit study with each Before Five in a Row (BFIAR) book we read. I needed some planning sheets, but I couldn’t find any tot school planning printables that were what I was looking for. So, I created my own. Not only that, but I’ve decided to share them with you and give you a little tour on how I’m using them!
Planning BFIAR Tot School
I use two different printables to plan our tot school. This is what I use and how I use them:
- Planning Sheet — This is what I use to plan my unit studies. I have printed out one for each BFIAR book we plan to study during the year. At the top, I indicate what book we will be reading, the date I plan to use it, as well as the memory verse and concepts/skills I would like to focus on during the week. Underneath that there are spaces to plan additional books, printables, songs, toys/games, crafts and other activities to go along with our theme and focus. I also added a notes section to help me remember things I may need to purchase or prepare before the week begins.
- Week-at-a-Glance — As the title suggests, this printable is basically my weekly plan. I print them out a week or two in advance to begin planning. At the top it includes fields for the BFIAR book we are reading, the date, memory verse and concepts/skills focus. Then there are spaces to write in the activities planned for each day of the week. Within each activity area I have already typed in a checklist for reading the BFIAR book and working on the memory verse because those are the two things that I want to make sure we do every day if at all possible.
Do these tot school planning printables sound like something you would like to use? I am happy to share them with you–for FREE! I have even added a set of general tot school planning sheets for those of you who are not using Before Five in a Row. They are slightly different than the BFIAR printables, but can be used to create unit studies on whatever theme you want!
Also, I would like to note that while the printables seem to be a little bright in the image above, they actually are fairly light (but certainly dark enough to read easily) when printed. I usually print them on “Fast” (or “Draft”) mode so they don’t use up very much ink! 😉
I hope you will find these free printables to be helpful in planning tot school for your toddler! If so, I would love it if you would share this post with others so they can be blessed as well.
Come back next week to see how I organize my planning sheets and tot school resources!