Five Little Chicks Kindergarten Literature Unit Printables

Our next Kindergarten Literature Unit Study Printable Pack is ready, Five Little Chicks  by Nancy Tafuri!  We are technically closer to 1st grade now so I adapted this set to her needs.  It would be a better pack for later in the Kindergarten year for most children.

My daughter has recently developed an obsession with chickens.  I created this unit based on the book Five Little Chicks because of that!

Five Little Chicks Kindergarten Literature Unit

 


In this printable unit you will find a sample lesson plan.  I provide a lesson plan idea, but even I probably won’t follow this, it is just an idea.  Make this work for you and your child!

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For each unit, I am selecting Kindergarten math goals from our list. For this unit I chose greater/less than, numbers 1-30, coin identification, and 100s Chart Mystery Picture.

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Lots of literacy activities; rhyming, sequencing the story, comprehension questions, matching words, unscramble the sentence.

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The science activities: label parts of a chicken, and chicken life cycle. 

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The character connection is focused taking care of living things.

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Coloring page just for fun!

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I share more ideas here on our Pinterest board for this unit.

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See books and toys to go along with this unit.

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We will be sharing our unit study in action soon!  See other units here!

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See all of our Kindergarten Homeschool Curriculum Choices here!

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Backyard Birds Montessori Printables ~ Nomenclature

We have a new addition in our Montessori Printables collection!

Backyard Birds Nomenclature Printables

Our new Backyard Birds set is ready.  This set contains all of the birds featured in our Backyard Birds Calendar Connections set, plus 5 additional birds for a total of 36 different birds!

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Unfamiliar with Nomenclature cards, also called 3-Part cards? 

Nomenclature cards are a Montessori based idea. The word Nomenclature comes from the Latin “nomenclatura” which means assigning of names to things. Nomenclature cards are also called “3 part cards” for obvious reasons!

Here’s a couple of articles sharing more about the what, why, and how!

Backyard Birds Montessori Printables

Download your FREE Backyard Birds Nomenclature Cards here!

The sets available are listed in alphabetical order, look for the words “Backyard Birds” and click!


See more Montessori ideas on our Pinterest board!

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Looking for more BIRD fun?

All About Birds Calendar Connections Printables  Backyard Birds eBook  North American Backyard Birds Calendar Connections for K-2nd Grade

Counting is for the Birds Kindergarten Literature unit  Birds Printable Pack

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Monthly Homeschool Wrap-Up April 2015

Another month of learning!  Below you will find highlights from our April homeschool fun! It is a VERY skimpy post.  Everything got done, but photos were lacking when I went back through to gather photos for this post! 

Monthly Homeschool Wrap Up April 2015 Kindergarten, 3rd Grade, 7th Grade

You can see our detailed curriculum posts by clicking on the graphics below.

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All Together School

We have a wide grade and age range between our three kids, but I am thrilled to say that we have found quite a few subjects to learn all together! 

I have no photos of our together learning time, but we continue to do Mystery of History, YWAM’s Heroes of History – Ben Franklin is almost done, and World Geography together {using Children’s Atlas of God’s World and our printables here}.

Daddy often tag teams the younger two, since he does specific subjects with each of them.  I love seeing him work with our kids!

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The kids loved doing the projects from our ImaginatveU review!  See all that we did here!

Egg Drop Challenge from ImaginativeU


7th Grade

PacMan is almost entirely independent this year thus making him the least photographed child.

He did a cool lung project with Apologia Science and I happened to snap a photo!

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I bought his 8th grade literature guide already so we got an early start.  I chose Sonlight’s American Historical Literature 130 to use for his reading only.  We will work through these books together and have already begun Peace Child. I didn’t use any sort of guide or program for 7th grade and missed it, which is why I chose to use a more intense literature program next. 


3rd Grade

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He is pretty excited to have a few subjects done for 3rd grade! Teaching Textbooks Math 4 is DONE and so is Vocabulary Connections!

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All About Spelling Level 3 is also complete! 

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We are reading Smiling Hill Farm {which we own thanks to doing Calvert with Pac in 3rd grade} together.  He can totally read it on his own but loves me reading to him.  Every few chapters I make him read to me.

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Kindergarten

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I do specific posts for much of Ladybug’s Kindergarten.  Here’s direct links to the posts showing her in action during April {click on the graphic to see the posts}. It has been a much slower month for us.  Honestly I’ve spent more time with the boys helping them finish up knowing I will school with her through the summer.

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She also has other Kindergarten fun that we don’t blog specifically about, and I will include in the wrap up posts here!

We are still using our work drawer method. I set up 6 drawers for her, and printed her some new dinosaur labels, which she loves. I made a very simple rotation plan for myself : 1 – AAR, 2 – Literature Unit, 3 – You Can Read {rotate between sight words and word family}, 4 – RLRS, 5 – Daily Literacy Page, 6 – spelling workbook.

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Daddy is now in charge of box 5 & 6 and has been working on her daily literacy paper and spelling workbook with her. She isn’t always thrilled but he does an awesome job and I am so thankful he is playing a part in her homeschooling!

We are moving right along with All About Reading Level 1 and she still LOVES it.   She recently completed the 2nd book and is well through the third now!

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Reading is a favorite hobby of hers and that makes my heart happy {my boys weren’t like this}. She loves for me to collect a random stack of books and surprise her on my bed.  She sits there and reads through them all!  We also finally went to the library for the first time since we moved, and now have a library books only area which she loves!

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You can also see much of our everyday homeschool life on Instagram!

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Old Wrap Up posts from this year are below!

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Tot School Gathering Place Week 124

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!

Tot School Gathering Place week 124

Happy Memorial Day! Welcome to the unofficial start of SUMMER! Thank you to all you Mamas who either serve in the armed forces or hold down the home front as your husband’s serve at home or abroad. We appreciate your sacrifice! Now that summer is here, make sure you keep linking those wonderful Tot School ideas and activities to the Gathering Place! We’d love to see what you’re up to!

Are you looking for an activity that will motivate your Tot learn number recognition and work on beginning math concepts? Take a look at the activity that Mama Michelle from Research Parent put together for her Tots!

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Sometimes life just gets busy and we need to Tot School with what we are comfortable with! Take a peek at some of the activities that this Mama from Adventures in Tot Schooling put together for Munchkin to work with throughout the week.Adventures in Tot Schooling (2)

Tots LOVE using multiple senses to explore the world around them! Head on over to Living Montessori Now and see the fun activity that Grandmama Deb put together for Grandtot Zoey.Living Montessori Now (2)


Were you featured? You are welcome to a button but you certainly don’t have to use it! Totally optional! Tot School Feature

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We would LOVE to feature you, but only feature those posts with a link back to us within the post they link up! Read all of the details about our linky here!



Lately in our Life ~ Birthdays, the Beach and Finishing Up!

It’s been awhile since our last Lately in our Life post.  Our life has been busy and blogging has gotten a bit behind!

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We have a teenager!

I cannot believe we have  TEENager!  This is a pivotal year as our youngest turned 6 and truly became a “big kid” and our oldest went from preteen to actual teen! 

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We have a 9 Year Old!

Our middle son turned nine recently and he is just as obsessed with birds as his little sister is!  His entire birthday list consisted of bird everything.  He is holding the Blue Jay he built from one of his gifts, the Lego bird set!  The cake pops were made by my mom for him!

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The Beach

We got to go to the beach for a surprise vacation.  My aunt owns condos and offered them to us for free, which lined up with the week Krash had off of gymnastics practice, which equaled YAY we are homeschoolers and we can go!  It was an awesome trip and I am so thankful!

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While at the beach, the little girl got her ears pierced.  She had been wanting it for about a year and with everything that has happened this year {my husband’s injury, our move, etc.} it just never got done.  Well, it’s done now and she LOVES her new earrings!

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Finishing Up

Slowly subject are getting finished for the year {like All About Spelling shown below}, and this makes my kids happy.  We do school some in the summer but once they finish the subject they do get a break.  Slowly we are coming to a close and we are all ready for a bit of a break.  I won’t take much of a break with Ladybug, as with the younger years I don’t like a big summer gap, so we will continue to school together!

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Warm Weather

Ahhh, southern heat has arrived!  I love the warmth and can even deal with the HOT.  I just hate cold.  Sunny days, reading outside, gardens, homemade popsicles, it all makes me smile!

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See more of what’s been going on lately in our life here on Instagram!

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