Goose ~ Kindergarten Literature Unit Printables

Our next Kindergarten Literature Unit Study Printable Pack is ready!  I continue to develop literature unit studies behind the scenes and am excited to share our next free printable unit with you.

A few have asked if I am going in the order the books are listed here on the blog, and the answer is NO.  I am going in random order and that list is not set in stone.  On the website here, at the bottom, I will share the next 2 books I am working on so you’ll have a bit of notice in case you need it.

Goose Kindergarten Literature Unit Printables

Goose is a favorite book of Ladybug’s, featuring a goose who grows up away from her momma!  The goose feels different from her other animal friends and goes out on her own and learns she can fly!

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!

Lesson Plan

 

For each unit, I am selecting Kindergarten math goals from our list. For this unit I chose patterns, shapes, number words, and counting/writing numbers to 30.

Number Word 3 Part Cards ShapesPatterns Numbers 1-30

  

Lots of literacy activities; Letter G sound, sequencing the story, comprehension questions, writing, and rhyming words.

Letter G is for Story SequencingComprehension Rhyming WordsWriting

  

For our Science focus, children will sort birds/mammals, and sequence the life cycle of a goose.

Sorting Birds and Mammals Goose Life Cycle

  

The first character connection is focused on each of use being special in our own way just as goose was.  The second is about persevering through difficult tasks.

Charater Connection Charater ConnectionCharater Connection Charater Connection

Bible verses are available in a few different formats, choose the one you like best.

Philippians 4:13 Printable Philippians 4:13 Printable

 

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.

Toys and Books to go along with Goose Kindergarten Unit

 

~~>Download your FREE printables here!<~~

We will be sharing our unit study in action soon!  We will also be sharing more free literature based printables soon too.  See other units here!

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You Can Read Sight Words ~ Unit 6

You Can Read continues to be a fun part of our homeschool Kindergarten.  Along with adding these new words, we also reviewed the previous words from unit one, unit two, unit 3, unit 4 and unit 5. You can see how we store ALL of our You Can Read stuff here.

Here’s a post sharing You Can Read Unit Six with Krash when he did it!  See all of Krash’s Kindergarten posts here.

We took two weeks to complete this unit, as you will see below.

You Can Read Unit 6



Day One

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Making her words using the little ledge on her shelf.

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We were busy with our apple fun and only did the making words on day one!  We got to the other stuff from this day on the next day!

Color by number sight word, with stickers!

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Connecting words to make shapes.

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Day Two

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Color by number sight word

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She really likes taping together her word puzzles…

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Stickers on her funny font page, instead of dot paint.

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Day Three

Our third day of lessons with these words…

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We played BINGO, with Spielgaben pieces.

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Stamping words!

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Stickers again for her Color by number sight word!

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Day Four

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Her favorite ~ roll and read using Education Cubes printables!

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Color by number sight word

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Play dough words…

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Finding her words in the word search…

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Day Five/Six/Seven

We completed what was left and a bonus activity since this list was hard for her.  We spread these final activities out over our last 3 days of the two week unit.

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Bitsboard fun…

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She used blue to circle words from this week, and purple to circle any other words she remembered from previous weeks!  Then we read them together, she reads circled words, I read un-circled words.

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Here’s a video clip of us reading together…

 

Color by word…

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Sensory bin sight word search.  I chose the words she needed the most work on and hid them in the rice.  She pulled them out one by one and we graphed each one.

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Here’s a video of her in action…

 

Here’s all of the work she completed during the 2 week unit!You Can Read Unit 6 -1708

 

Download the FREE printables for You Can Read Unit 6 here

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

See our You Can Read YouTube playlist here

See our post featuring Unit 1, unit 2, unit 3, unit 4, 1-4 review and unit 5!

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Monthly Wrap-Up ~ The First 6 Weeks of Homeschool

Monthly Homeschool Wrap Up K, 3rd and 7th Grade



Instead of holding myself to a weekly wrap-up, I thought I might give a monthly wrap-up a try.  This is a big homeschool year for us, as we ditched our cyber-school and are enjoying a new way of learning!  I am wrapping up 6 weeks of learning in this post.  During those 6 weeks, we had two short weeks, so all together it’s about 5 weeks of learning.

Yes, this will be a long post.

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

All Together Subjects Homeschool Curriculum Choices 7th Grade Homeschool Curriculum Choices 3rd Grade Homeschool Curriculum Choices Kindergarten Homeschool Curriculum Choices

 


All Together School

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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 wasn’t sure how it would work, but a month later I can say…so far, so good!

We do the following subjects all together, and I will share mini updates below!

 

Mystery of History

Our Mystery of History time together has been simple and fun.  I must be honest, we aren’t doing much in the way of extra activities.  We are in a season of life which requires a bit less and I am finding peace in less.  We are enjoying the reading, the coloring pages, the timeline, a few extra books to go along, and some great discussion. My oldest is doing the notebooking pages also.

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Everyone’s favorite seems to be the coloring pages. Thankfully they all three enjoy coloring.

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As I write this we have completed the 5th week.  We enjoyed a documentary on Netflix about the Pyramids, a LOT.  We also have been enjoying The Read and Share Bible {shown below} to watch some of the Bible stories. This really helps the younger two.

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I struggled with a decision over our timeline and finally decided to use the free printables from Contented at Home.  I am SO pleased with our choice, perfect for this season of life

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We are all learning a lot, I am very pleased with our choice for world history.

US History ~ Christopher Columbus

I LOVE this!  I know my kids are learning so much but I am so excited about all that I am learning!  It’s amazing the very basic knowledge I had of Christopher Columbus, until now!  It took us about 6 weeks to read the entire book, we usually read 2-4 times per week.  See all we did here!

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World Geography

I chose a very simple world geography curriculum and made some printables {sharing soon} to go along. We are following along with the book Passport to the World currently. So far we have made it through G is for Germany.  Our goal is twice a week, but some weeks we only did one. We are all enjoying this simple way to touch on new countries consistently.

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Bible

We are using What’s in the Bible DVDs and coloring book for our main focus, with Picture Smart Bible as a once a week focus for the boys only.

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Music Appreciation

We are using A Young Scholar’s Guide to Composers, with just the boys.  L is invited but not required to participate.  I waited to begin this subject until near the end of the month, as it is a once a week extra. I have done the first two lessons with the boys.  They like the music samples {which are linked on YouTube in the curriculum}.  We all enjoyed the first lesson, but the second was a bit slow for us {the first two lessons are about the early history of music and not actual composers}. The third lesson bring us to our first composer and we are looking forward to that!

 

D.E.A.R.

Drop Everything And Read is happening in our house during the thirty minutes right before lunch. It is usually enjoyed by all kids.  During this time, Pac reads whatever chapter book he is reading, and L and K choose their books.  All of these photos were shared on Instagram!

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7th Grade

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PacMan is almost entirely independent this year.  I teach him writing and Who is God? and the rest he does independently.

One big change for our family is having Daddy FULLY in charge of overseeing Pac’s science {Apologia General Science}! I caught them in action below {love their faces}.

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Pac is not only reading and doing the work himself, he is also setting up, completing, and cleaning up his own experiments!  This curriculum has a LOT of experiments and he loves it.  I love that he is able to handle the time consuming part.

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He invites us in to see the end result, I am usually pretty impressed!  These are some neat experiments.

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We do writing {Write Shop 1} in the afternoon together, can’t say it’s a favorite for either of us {writing in general}. This is the one subject I would pay someone to teach my kids. The curriculum is great, I just don’t like teaching writing.

He is doing really well with Teaching Textbooks Pre Algebra, you can see him in action below. it is a GREAT fit for our family so far.

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He chose The Bronze Bow as his first novel and he LOVED it.  He is now reading The Hittite Warrior, also his choice {from a stack of books I preselected for him, shown below.}

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We are pleased with our curriculum choices so far.  He is learning, it is flowing, and we are getting through school in a reasonable amount of time!


3rd Grade

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Krash is blessed to be going to his best friends’ house for science every morning.  One of my dear friends {the author of Calendar Connections} is teaching her son and mine using Apologia’s Botany.

I do the rest of his school with him in the afternoon. Each day I grab his stack shortly after lunch and we dig in!

His favorites are Life of Fred Math and reading. We continue to use and love Lessontrek {see his on top of the stack} for lesson plans.

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He is doing well with Teaching Textbooks Math 4, I am pleased with this choice so far.

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In addition to this we also do timed multiplication fact tests at least once a week.  He LOVES these and begs to do them.

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We are using Write Shop D for writing and it is going well.  He enjoys the many activities and the final writing but does not like the brainstorming part  He just likes to write freely so this is cramping his style a bit. The curriculum is great, I just dislike teaching writing.

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I am using First Language Lessons {starting with book 1 and moving quickly} to work on oral comprehension and solid grammar skills.  In addition to this he is using Growing with Grammar 2 which I am loving.  Can’t say he loves it, but it is working and simple.

I am using P’s old Calvert 3rd grade reading books {shown on right below} to have him read passages aloud to me to work on fluency. Ladybug likes to listen.

We are also using the book list from Sonlight 3rd grade to read through.  He reads the books on his own and then answers questions and discusses with me. I also have a stack of books ready for him to choose freely from.

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We are using Vocabulary Connections D and again, he doesn’t love it, but I know it’s good for him.  Calvert used this and I like it for some simple vocab review and growth. The cat likes it more than he does. It’s one of those traditional choices that just makes me feel better.  Touching on vocab, grammar, and comprehension.

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All About Spelling continues to work for him.  We are almost done with Level 2 {didn’t finish it last year} and will move onto level 3 soon.

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Kindergarten

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Ladybug goes first with me in the morning for her school with Mommy time.  We usually get started around 9am and finish up by around 10:15.  Sometimes she wants to go longer and we will do more in the afternoon, sometimes we will stop before 10:15.  I am super flexible with the Kindergarten year.

I do specific posts for much of Ladybug’s Kindergarten {Kindergarten Literature Units, You Can Read, Spielgaben, RLRS and Theme Units}.  Here’s direct links to the posts showing her in action during this first six weeks of homeschool {click on the graphic to see the posts}.

 You Can Read Sight Words Unit 4 You Can Read Sight Word Review You Can Read Sight Words unit 5 Apple Theme Homeschool Kindergarten Fun

My Cats Nick and Nora Kindergarten Literature Unit In Action The Selfish Crocodile Kindergarten Literature Unit in Action Playful Learning with Spielgaben August 2014 Playful Learning with Spielgaben September 2014

I have been asked how the timing of our units works out.  Here’s a brief outline to show how I fit things in during the first 6 weeks so you can see what overlaps with what.  Basically I create a plan like this with loose goals and then adjust as needed each week. This image shows what we actually did for the past 6 weeks.

{LOE=Logic of English Foundations A, YCR=You Can Read, RLRS=Raising Lil’ Rock Stars}Kindergarten Plans the First 6 Weeks

 

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 using and enjoying Logic of English Foundations A. I specifically chose the cursive as I believe in their method of teaching cursive first, BUT my daughter did not agree.  So, I am following her lead and we are instead working on identifying cursive letters, but using print for handwriting. So, although we are bypassing the handwriting portion presented in LOE Foundations A, we are loving the phonogram teaching.  We are up to lesson 11 and her favorite is the oral sound work with the worksheets for her to circle on.  She has improved SO much with her oral skills.  In the beginning she couldn’t listen to me segment sounds and figure out a word at ALL.  Now, weeks later she is truly grasping this.

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We do lots of active games to work with the phonograms. You can see her in action below in photos and video!

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For handwriting, I am using my Letter Tracing Printables & flashcards, LetterSchool app, and the Alphabet Tracing Pages from This Reading Mama. I have a post coming soon sharing how we are using these.

We are using Speekee for Spanish, she does this with Krash and they both LOVE it!

We are doing our Integrity Time Bible lessons a bit slower right now as we iron out our other subjects.  My goal is once a week. Below you can see her with the characters from Letter F.

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On days when we have extra time we play games together.  A favorite is POP Rhyming which is simple and effective.

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Lots of work on rhyming words, which she still needs!

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It has been a great first 6 weeks, I am loving the shift from cyber school to traditional homeschool.  It is working for us.  I am still ironing out a few daily routine things even 6 weeks later.  It is an ongoing process, it seems we are always adjusting! But that’s the beauty of homeschooling, we can!

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You Can Read Sight Words ~ Unit 5

You Can Read continues to be a fun part of our homeschool Kindergarten.  Along with adding these new words, we also reviewed the previous words from unit one, unit two, unit 3, and unit 4.

You Can Read Sight Words unit 5

Here’s a post sharing You Can Read Unit Five with Krash when he did it!  See all of Krash’s Kindergarten posts here.

 

Unit Organization

You can see how we store ALL of our You Can Read stuff here.  For current units I use thisYou-Can-Read--7714_thumb1112 metal file container {Target} and hanging folders.  The pink ones are You Can Read units, the yellow are her Kindergarten Literature Unit Study Printables. I have a daily lesson plan for both in a sheet protector in the front.  The You Can Read printable lesson plan is here.

I have been asked a lot how we do things so I am trying to outline it for you as much as possible!  I am not sure if I will blog all the way through You Can Read like this, but if it is helpful, I might, let me know! Below you will see exactly what we did on each day and how I spread it out.

 

Day One

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Making her words using the little ledge on her shelf.

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Enjoying an easy reader…

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Color by number sight word, with some help {not} from the cat.

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Connecting the words to make shapes.

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Day Two

 

Tracing to connect words…

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She really liked taping together her word puzzles…

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She is not always thrilled to pose for pictures. Winking smile

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Easy reader…

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Bitsboard app fun…

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Day Three

Our third day of lessons with these words…

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We got out our Personal Word Wall and added our words from the last two units {we forgot with unit 4!

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She enjoys stamping words!

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We tried something new and instead of dot paint used tiny colored stickers to do the funny font worksheet.

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She also used these for her Color by number sight word!

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Day Four

Play dough words!

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We played BINGO, with Spielgaben pieces.

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Finding her words in the word search…

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Day Five

We began with finding words in sentences.  I had her use two different colors of markers.

She used pink to circle words from this week, and orange to circle any other words she remembered from previous weeks!  Then we read them together, she reads circled words, I read un-circled words.

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Color by word…

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Here’s all of the work she completed this week!

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Download the FREE printables for You Can Read Unit 5 here

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

See our You Can Read YouTube playlist here

See our post featuring Unit 1, unit 2, unit 3, unit 4, and 1-4 review!

You-Can-Read-Sight-Words--Unit-1_thu  You-Can-Read-Sight-Words-Unit-2_thum[1]  You-Can-Read-Sight-Words-Unit-338You Can Read Sight Words Unit 4  You Can Read Sight Word Review

Be sure to see our Word Play ~ Learning to Read is FUN! post for more fun reading ideas.

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Apple Theme Kindergarten Fun

It has been years since I have had an apple theme with my kids.  It was time for some apple theme Kindergarten fun with my girl. Funny part, she told me she did NOT want an apple theme, but I boycotted her on this one.  In the end she loved it and I am glad I didn’t follow her lead in this case.

Apple Theme Homeschool Kindergarten Fun


 

I had a blast setting up her apple theme shelves, focusing on anything I found in our stuff to represent apples.

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She still has pencil grip problems so we continue to do fine motor work.  Transferring pom pom apples with clothespins is just a simple way to sneak in some practice. Apple Theme Kindergarten -1300

 

The bin on the bottom shelf is just to contain all of the fun red and green items we have to work with! Apple Theme Kindergarten -1307

 

I made some apple trees for her using our Spielgaben set.  Sadly, she was not impressed. Apple Theme Kindergarten -1315

I also got a stack of printables I chose specifically for her from various sources which I will link for you when they are shown below. The links will be under the final photo for each day.

 

Day One

We explored together with the theme shelf a lot. I use our Scrabble Alphabet Soup tiles to make the word apple. Apple Theme Kindergarten -1328

 

She loved the apples I made out of wikki stix for her. Apple Theme Kindergarten -1334

 

She asked me to get out the letter A for Apple from our Letter set, then proceeded to make apple patterns with the pegs, all her idea! Apple Theme Kindergarten -1331

 

Here’s the apple printables she chose to complete day one.  I did let her choose what she wanted to do. Apple Theme Kindergarten -1345 {apple dot to dot, apple 100 chart, apple coloring}

 

The pop art apple coloring below was done the night before.  Why?  because She saw me setting up her apple stuff and begged to do it! Apple Theme Kindergarten -1348

 

Day Two

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She asked to tape the apple together and sit it upright!  

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We used our Scrabble Alphabet pieces to find the missing letters on the apples.   Apple Theme -1372     

This cutting activity was a challenge for her but she loved it when it was finished!  

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Of course, apple smiles for snack {sliced apples, peanut butter, mini marshmallows}!

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Here are the printables she chose on day two {links below photo}… Apple Theme -1396 {apple maze, apple missing letters, apple ABC maze, apple cutting spiral}

 

Day Three

I picked up a set of apple stickers last year at Target when the dollar spot went on clearance!  She used these to decorate a tree I drew for her!   Apple Theme -1410      

We had friends over for our apple taste test!

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Here’s the printables she chose on day three, plus the tree she made with stickers {I drew the tree on paper}.  

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   {apple number maze, apple color word coloring}

 

Day Four

Dot painting how many apples.   Apple Theme -1505      

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We worked together to color  the pages of the Apple mini book, then we laminated them and tied them together to make a nice book!   Apple Theme -1507      

My mom is here visiting and led this apple craft for me.  Ladybug got very frustrated with it but she finished three apples!  I love the perseverance and the joy she felt when she had a finished project!  

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This is one of her three final apples she hung around the house! Apple Theme -1532  

 

The Printables she chose {links below}…

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All of her printable work from the week…   Apple Theme -1547

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