Flower Calendar Connections

Flower Identification Calendar Connections

My daughter has been very interested in flowers lately so I created a Flower Identification Calendar Connections set! This set is very basic and just focuses in naming the flowers, thus no back page with information.  She was interested in learning names and seeing pretty flowers which is why I made it simple.

She has enjoyed seeing which flower is next each day, simple summer learning for us!

Flower CC -8123

I hide that little bucket of cards and give her the new one each day as a surprise and she puts in in our calendar.

Flower CC -8114


The cards fit my particular pocket chart calendar.  I print my numbers on cardstock and laminate them before cutting them apart.

Calendar-Connections-Supplies32


We also still create smaller sets to go along with the small pocket charts found in the Target $1 section. Be sure to visit this post for a tutorial of how to sew your $1 pocket chart into a calendar!

There is also a sheet included to be used in a Calendar Notebook if you are using those too!Calendar Connections  SMALL Flowers

 

See some great flower books to go along here! I especially love Lola Plants a Garden which was new to us this year!

Flower Books

You can download these for FREE here!

Scroll down and look for this graphic to find this set!

Flower Calendar Cards


Looking for more bird fun, here’s our Flower Pinterest board!

Follow {1plus1plus1} Carisa’s board Flower Theme on Pinterest.


You can use most of our Calendar Connections cards for any month!

Calendar Connections Set 1

Here are some fun SUMMER themes to choose from…

Ocean Theme Calendar Conncections  Bug Theme Calendar Connections  Botany Theme Calendar Connections

Free 4th of July Calendar Connections Cards ~ learn a new fact about the U.S.A every day  Pond Theme Calendar Connections  All About Birds Calendar Connections Printables  North American Backyard Birds Calendar Connections for K-2nd Grade



You Can Read Word Families Bundle

Our brand new You Can Read Word Families Bundle is ready!

You Can Read Word Families Bundle 2

What is it? You Can Read Word Families is a program I developed with younger readers in mind.  The printables contain all CVC words with 15 units total {3 for each short vowel}.  Included word families: an, ap, at, ed, ed, et, ig, in, ip, og, op, ot, ug, un, ut.

What Ages? Approximately 4-6 years old {Kindergarten}, my daughter started using it at age 5.  Here is our first post.

What is Included? See below for a simple graphic version, or here for a detailed post! Once you purchase, you have access to a private page and you can come back and download anything anytime!

See it in Action: You Can Read Word Families posts on my blog.  See the main You Can Read Word Families webpage for even more detailed information!

 

You Can Read Word Families

 

How much is it?  $12.00.

Want to purchase the sets individually?  They are all listed in my Teacher’s Notebook Shop for $1.25 each. Purchased individually they would cost $18.75, but our new bundle is only $12.00!

Will you be sharing any more freebies? Yes!  I do plan to share freebies from You Can Read Word Families with my email subscribers.  Be sure to subscribe to our daily or weekly blog post email and open your emails from us – you never know what might be there. Read more here {to be sure you are subscribed to the right email}.

You can see the main page and purchase here, or see it in our store here and browse our other items.

 



Tot School Gathering Place Week 128

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-Place2_thumb_th

Happy Father’s Day! I hope you have a wonderful day celebrating the men in your life! Dad’s – thanks for all you do! The Tots in your life appreciate all the time and effort you put into making their world that much more wonderful! Keep up the great work exploring the world together with your Tots!

Do you ever wonder what other Mama’s put into their book baskets? Take a peek of what Grandmama Deb from Living Montessori Now put in Tot Zoey’s book basket this past week!

Living Montessori Now (3)

Are you looking for an easy science experiment for your Tot this week? Head on over to disguised.as.a.supermom to see what Mama Katelynne put together for Tot M and see if it may appeal to your Tot!

disguised.as.a.supermom3

Are you working to make your Tot bilingual? Check out the fun activity to help strengthen the colors in Spanish that Mama Stephanie from Casa Watkins! Your Tots will be hopping with glee!

Casa Watkins


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

<center><a href="http://bit.ly/W32RDO" target="_blank"><img alt="I was featured for Tot School!" src="http://bit.ly/13tsB2r"/ ></a></center>


Do you have your FREE

Where to Begin with Tot School eBook?

Tot-School-eBook

See the Tot School webpage here!

Follow {1plus1plus1} Carisa’s board Tot School Ideas on Pinterest.


Tot School Printables A-Z



 Are you NEW or have never been featured? Read this! Basics: write a specific post about what you did with your tot, link up the permalink from your post, link back to Tot School within that post, put your tot’s age in months in ( ) like this: (43 months).

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!



You Can Read Sight Words Year End Review

You Can Read Sight Words Kindergarten Year End Review

We had another excellent experience with You Can Read Sight Words this past homeschool year!  I created this program for my son and used it with him a few years ago.  I then used it this past year with my daughter and thankfully she loved it and had great success with it also!

You may have noticed we abruptly stopped posting about our You Can Read adventures after Unit 13.  There are 18 total units, plus color and number words.  Wondering why we stopped sharing?  Read below to find out why!

Here’s a recap of the units she completed this year, click on the images to see each post.

You-Can-Read-Sight-Words--Unit-14 You-Can-Read-Sight-Words-Unit-24 You-Can-Read-Sight-Words-Unit-34 You-Can-Read-Sight-Words-Unit-44You-Can-Read-Sight-Word-Review5 You-Can-Read-Sight-Words-unit-55 You-Can-Read-Unit-65 You-Can-Read-Sight-Words-Unit-75You Can Read Sight Words Unit 8 You Can Read Sight Words Unit 9 You Can Read Sight Words Unit 10[1] You Can Read Sight Words Unit 11You Can Read Sight Words Unit 12 You Can Read Sight Words Unit 13

As I was preparing for unit 14, she noticed what I was doing and came up next to me and read all of the words.  I quickly realized we were at the stage where I needed to “pretest” her so I didn’t waste my time preparing a unit she didn’t even need.

Well, guess what?  I showed her the rest of the words from units 15-18 and she knew all but a couple.  I opted to just have her learn those words naturally and skip the last units.

Then I began to prepare the color and number words, and found out she knew most of those too.  Below, you can see how I pretested her, having her flip over a card {from the sight word caterpillar} and read it to me.  She put them in piles of words she knew and words she didn’t know.

YCR -7458

 

So, we stopped our You Can Read Sight Words units, much more quickly than I had planned.  I followed her lead and we moved on!  I am so thankful for the way this program helped my kids and how easy it was for me to use as a home teacher.  I pray many of you will enjoy it also!

 

Download the FREE printables for You Can Read here

Purchase the You Can Read Bundle here {get access to the bonus items}

See our You Can Read YouTube playlist here

Our videos show many of the activities in action…



Bible Verse Printables Letter R

Bible Verse Printables Letter R

Our Raising Lil’ Rock Stars Bible Verse Printables for the Letter R are available to download for free! R is for RUN! This set is based on 1 Corinthians 9:24, “Do you not know that in a race all the runners run but only one gets the prize?  Run in such a way as to get the prize.” 

Here’s a peek at the work she did at home.

Trace the verse  ~ we had been using the easier version most of this year, but I switched her to the verse tracing page with this unit.  She traced two lines per day until she had it done.

RLRS Letter R -7464

 

Cut and Glue the Verse ~ this is a great word work activity for her, identifying words and sounds she knows, as well as the Bible verse as a whole. She uses the printable that has the light gray matching words on it. I cut this verse into strips for her instead of individual words since it was so long.

RLRS letter R -7698

 

The verse tune printables are only available in the bundle but you can hear her singing along in the video. The tune is “Are You Sleeping?”

The free version is ONLY for home use.  If you will be using these printables in a church setting, private group, co-op, preschool or other group you will need to purchase the group bundle here.

Download your free Letter R printables here!

Raising Lil' Rock Stars Letter R for Run

 

 Scroll down until you see the graphic for letter R and click on it to download the PDF file.

Download or printing trouble? See tips here!

These printables are from Raising Lil’ Rock Stars, see more info here!

Raising-Lil-Rock-Stars622222222

 

See other letters in action by clicking the graphics below!

RLRS-Letter-A-Philippians-2-5-Bible-[1]  RLRS-Letter-B-John-3-16-Bible-Verse-  RLRS-Letter-C-Genesis-1-1-Bible-Vers

RLRS-Letter-D-Isaiah-48-17--Bible-Ve[2]  RLRS-Letter-E-Philippians-2-Bible-Ve[1]  RLRS-Letter-F-Matthew-4-Bible-Verse-

RLRS-Letter-G-Matthew-28-Bible-Verse[1]  RLRS-Letter-H-Psalm-33-Bible-Verse-P  RLRS Letter I  Bible Verse Printables  RLRS Letter J John 1 Bible Verse Printables

Bible-Verse-Printables-Letter-K-is-f  Bible-Verse-Printables-L-is-for-Ligh  Bible-Verse-Printables-M-is-for-Migh[2]  Bible-Verse-Printables-N-is-for-Neig[1]

Bible-Verse-Printables-Letter-O-Psal[1]  P-is-for-Praise-Bible-Verse-Printabl  Q is for Quiet Bible Verse Printables

Linking up with Preschool & K Community