Tot School Planning Form
I have been wanting to make a planning form that fits my specific needs for my Tot School time (and all the time!) with my son. I have been utilizing the wonderful Planning Form at Homeschool Creations (she has a second one here), in which I put down what I wanted to get done each day. (I have found many wonderful resources from others: 1plus1plus1equals1, Happy and Blessed Home, Stir the Wonder.) However, my son sometimes has other plans — and attaching specific activities to specific days (or days of the week), has not been successful. Sometimes he loooves a certain activity or coloring material, and the next day he’ll despise it.
I wanted to make a list of all my ideas. I certainly don’t have to get to all of them, but it is a combined brainstorm list and checklist. I was getting frustrated with my organization and wanted to really tailor a schedule to my thoughts. It is set up into the four Montessori categories that I have been working with: Language, Mathematics, Sensory, and Practical Life.
Since we are using 1plus1plus1equals1’s Tot School ABCs as our primary resource, this Planning Form fits her printables for the weekly letter work. When we are done with this round of ABCs and move on, I will create a new one (or, if before then, I want to change things up, I ‘ll share that too).
You can download the Tot School Planning Form here. I hope it is a blessing to you!
I know that everyone wants something different, so in case the above one doesn’t suit your needs, here is the blank Tot School Planning Form!
We are using it for the first time this week, for Letter Ii. I will post another update on how it is going and more insight into the categories! So far, I absolutely love it and it has really helped me organize my thoughts and our time!
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I was thinking you probably needed a new form when I saw how your tot trays didn’t quite fit the HC form. This looks like it will be a better fit. Looks great!
It has been a better fit — and your ideas on your planning forms really got me thinking :)
Thanks so much for sharing your tot school planning form! I’m sure that will help lots of parents! I featured your post as the Free Printable of the Day at the Living Montessori Now Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/LivingMontessoriNow and on Pinterest
Thanks Deb — it has worked well for us so far ♥
This is the best/cutest, perfect plan I have come across! Just what I have been trying to find! Thanks so much!
Aww, thanks so much Jessica, that made my day :)
I love this! I’ve been exploring this whole Tot school idea for my 4th little one who is 17 months right now. I found your sample one very helpful for this visual mama. :)
Thanks so much Vicki!! I’m glad it was helpful :)
Thank you so much, this will help me a lot. Keep up the amazing work!!
Best Regards, Lisa
I’m so glad that it’s helpful to you, Lisa!!
Thanks a lot!
I have been brainstorming and surfing the web for a planner template that fits our homeschool methodology (intro to Montessori – my little ones are 4yrs and almost 2yrs – complemented with reading, phonics, arts and crafts , and a worksheet once in a while)…. This one seems might be a good fit … maybe with some minor tweaks!
Hello,thank you so much for this amazing form, I liked it. but there are many grids in each subjects for example for mathmatics you have manipulative-number- shapes, what does that mean? each day you do all of them? Would you please please please help me in making my tot tray form. Any idea would be great , thank you so much.