In The {girly} Sea ~ Free Preschool Pack

Once again, I was drawn into the adorable and very girly ocean images from Stockberry Studio. I hope many of your own girly-girls will enjoy this special ocean themed pack just for them! This pack can be used for older tots, preschoolers, and many Kindergartners!

Here’s a glimpse of what is included {all free} in this In the {girly} Sea Preschool Pack

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Focus Skills

  • Letter Oo
  • Find the Difference
  • Graphing
  • Patterning
  • Sorting
  • Colors
  • Easy Reading
  • Shapes
  • Counting 1-20
  • Basic Addition
  • Song
  • Bible Verse
  • Labeling
  • Tracing

You can download the entire

In the {girly} Sea Preschool Pack here on my website for FREE!

Be sure to check out even more Ocean Themed Printables here!

See more Preschool Packs and Tot Books/Packs here…

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PS-this pack was shared on my Facebook page last week, be sure to “like” me if you want access to these before the blog posts come out!!! I often share notices about what is new on my FB page first!

I have the following Preschool Packs officially in the works…

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Jolanthe has these in the works…

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Tot School ~ Letter Jj and Ocean Theme

Ladybug is currently 25.5 months old~

 

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See Part 1 of Letter J here!

Tot School Printables J is for Jellyfish

Letter: Jj

Object: Jellyfish

Vocabulary Development Theme: Ocean Animals

You can find the printables for this unit here on the Tot School Printables webpage.

We continued on with our letter Jj week, partly because I wanted to extend our ocean activities and also because of laziness on my part-not wanting to plan and prepare the next unit! Ladybug did not mind at all!IMG_6200

She colored her vocabulary sheet at least 5 different times with her dry erase markers like this!!!IMG_6235

She LOVES her new Crayola Dry Erase Activity Board, and I love that I can slip the sheets in so easily now!IMG_6388

She LOVED the accordion book from the Ocean Animals Tot Book, so I made her another one!IMG_6204

She “played” with them a lot and really enjoyed coloring them with me!IMG_6215

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I made her some Ocean Animals Cutting Strips, and she really struggled with these. I plan to add these in each week to give her more cutting practice!IMG_6224

I made ocean word cards for her to color also, she really liked that Baba colored with her {my dad}.IMG_6243

Letter Jj printables here!

Fun Books & Toys for this unit here!

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This section cracks me up. I promise it was not planned at ALL, but every single toy I have a photo of is from Guidecraft! Yes, I review for them and we love their toys, but I promise I didn’t even realize that’s what she played with all week until I pulled the photos together! I wasn’t intentional with planning this week and many of the toys were just laying around in our {very} messy schoolroom.

So, Guidecraft, this one’s for you…thank for all for the amazing toys that my daughter obviously LOVES!

The balancing shape sorter is a favorite these days, both with Ladybug and Krash.IMG_6306

Another favorite with all 3 kids right now is our City Blocks set. These blocks are simply gorgeous and the kids are all drawn to them. I was building with Ladybug and then she began counting the pieces on her own! She can count to 11 now consistently!IMG_6415

The Sky Scraper Building set is not a favorite with the boys, but Ladybug LOVES it! Funny how they don’t all love the same thing and I thought the boys would really like this one. That’s my Dad ~ Baba, playing with her!

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You can see her saying “green” as she puts the shape on!!IMG_6438

She loves the Sound Box, even if it is way to hard for her to find the matches. The sounds are very similar, I need to take the concept and make our own that will be easier for her!IMG_6328

She played a lot with our Fraction Board and is already so much better with it!IMG_6423

She had fun sticking dot stickers on her paper. I purposely placed them all around her to encourage different fine motor skills and hand-eye coordination.IMG_6399She wandered over to Baba and had him join her a bit too!IMG_6404

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She has many more favorites, I am working on a post to share educational apps we love!

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Easel time with big brother…

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Learning to share with her younger friend Drew!IMG_6364

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Speekee Giveaway

My kids are digging Speekee.

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I must admit, I was a bit skeptical of the goofy looking purple guy {which I think I have learned is actually a gal}, but the kids have taken a liking to this creature Speekee. Especially Ladybug-she begs to watch Speekee!

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Head on over to read more and enter to win a free 2 month membership!

Coming Soon ~ Montessori Minute

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I have had something in the works behind the scenes for awhile now and I am thrilled to finally share the news with you! A few months ago I got an email from John Bowman asking me to review his books. I get emails like this quite often and honestly I don’t review many books simply for lack of time. However, my heart is based in Montessori and I was excited to review these particular books!

Soon after beginning to read both the paper book ~ Help Your Preschooler Build a Better Brain, and the eBook ~ Montessori at Home, I was in love! Both books are exactly what I had been looking for when I began homeschooling PacMan. I emailed John to thank him and this began a series of emails that has brought us to where we are today!

Mr. Bowman has graciously partnered with me to write extensive guest posts once per month on all things Montessori! These are not your normal blog posts-but more like articles or even chapters from a book. They are posts filled with resources and ideas for you to come back to anytime. The first post is scheduled to post next week and it is filled with ideas and information!

Here is a portion from his website to help you get to know him a bit and see his heart for empowering parents. Truly-that’s why we have clicked. His heart for helping parents is awesome!!!

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John Bowman is the author of Montessori At Home! and Help Your Preschooler Build a Better Brain. His website is at www.montessoriathomebook.com. Email: [email protected]

Kindergarten with Krash ~ Review

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We worked with units 1-5 from You Can Read, as a review! I could tell he was getting to a point where we needed to slow down a bit and just have fun practicing what we had already learned. He is still a young reader and I never want to push him too far beyond his comfort zone!

We used our Education Cubes to play with our words. First I had him take his word cards {laminated and cut versions of his Color by # Sight Words} and lay them around the school room floor. He also had to pick a pointer {notice his pink Gigi star wand}. I rolled the cube for him {or he did if he wanted to}…IMG_5354

He had to read the word and then run to find it as fast as he could.IMG_5355

After he tapped it with his magic wand, he gave the word to me. We kept going until all review words were found!IMG_5358

I made a few of his words with my cubes from our Reading Rods set.IMG_5325

I just handed them to him in any way, not showing or telling him which word was correct-or even which word he was looking for. He had to spin it until he found a word he recognized! He really liked this and did better with it than I thought he would!IMG_5500

He did the Crack the Sight Word Code from Ready2Read Unit 1 {The Moffat Girls}…IMG_5824

He also did the read, trace, and paste {also Ready2Read unit 1}…IMG_5889

I created another new add-on for the You Can Read program {base printables are free once they are released on the blog, add-ons will only be in the ad-free/bonus section}, Sight Word Stamping! IMG_5518He used our see through ABC stamps for this and really enjoyed it.

This week I also had him complete the writing words assessment, he did well!IMG_5520

We also played with our Sight Word Sensory Bin Word SearchIMG_5816 IMG_5821

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Most of our fun these past 2 weeks fits right into the Word Play category! Check out more wonderful ideas here!

Our summer plans for Kindergarten…THEMES!!!

The boys have chosen 5 themes {camping, pond, bugs, beach, and garden} and I will be planning over the next few weeks to begin theme weeks in late June. PacMan finished up his 3rd grade curriculum last week so we are in a VERY laid back mode right now. I want to take time off myself to thoroughly plan and prepare for the fall, I didn’t do that last year as well as I wanted to. This year I have lofty goals for myself-praying I can achieve them!

I plan to do tons of review with Krash this summer and maybe a new You Can Read unit here and there-but probably not until late summer/early fall-we’ll see. Mainly I plan to pull his review into the theme work we do.

We also have a Summer Challenge going on which I will be sharing about very soon!!! It’s keeping the boys from being lazy!

A few items we used…

Visit Preschool Corner {& 5K too} for more fun learning ideas!

Visit Teach Me To Read Thursdays to see more great ideas!