et Word Family Printable ~ Funny Font Word Hunt

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We continue to enjoy our word family work here in our homeschool Kindergarten and have a new _et word family printable for you!  It’s one of Ladybug’s favorite activities, the Funny Font Word Hunt!

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This printable is a simple and fun activity to help children see print in many different forms.  As we all know, our world is filled with various fonts and learning that letters are the same no matter what font they are in is important for young kids!  This activity helps them learn this in a fun and simple way.

We use dot paint mostly for this activity, but she also likes to use colored stickers. Don’t have either?  Just use crayons or markers to circle the words in the correct color.

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Ladybug also likes for us to take turns sometimes.  We will start at the top left and I will do a word, then she will do a word.  It makes for fun discussion, often about the fonts and letters.  She really gets into this one!

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Grab your free copy of _et Funny Font Word Hunt here!

While there you’ll get a peek at the full _et word family printable set.  Many FREE individual files will be coming soon, the full set is available in my Teacher’s Notebook Shop if you want it now! 

 

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Perler Bead Alphabet

It’s no secret we love Perler Beads around here.  All three of my kids love creating and then playing with their creations.  We have numerous hand made Perler Bead toys! We have recently added a Perler Bead Alphabet set to our collection!

Perler Bead ABCs

Recently my kids got out our alphabet tray and began making the letters in their names. I suddenly realized how fun a set of letters would be for word work and asked them to make me a full set, with extras for vowels and common letters!

This is the tray we used, you can buy it on Amazon, we got ours at Michaels I think.

Perler Bead ABC Tray

 

I let them design the letters however they wanted, and we have used them almost everyday since they were created!

Perler Bead ABCs

We have already used our new ABCs during our home Kindergarten learning a lot! Making words is much more fun when you helped make the letters yourself!

Here’s a peek at our letters in action ~

Instead of circling, we’ve been using them on our Logic of English worksheets. Below she was identifying the middle sound.

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We’ve also been using them with our word family work!

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There’s also a printable template on the Perler Bead website if you have square templates and want to make bigger ABCs.  You can also easily freehand the letters!

 

Make Your OWN Perler Bead Alphabet

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You Can Read Sight Words ~ Unit 9

You Can Read Sight Words continues to be a fun part of our homeschool Kindergarten.  Along with adding these new words, we also reviewed the previous words from unit 1, unit 2, unit 3, unit 4, unit 5, unit 6, unit 7 and unit 8. You can see how we store ALL of our You Can Read stuff here.

Here’s a post sharing You Can Read Unit 9 with Krash when he did it!  See all of Krash’s Kindergarten posts here.

You Can Read Sight Words Unit 9

This is our first full unit in our new house and back to a somewhat normal routine.  She learned these words very quickly, so we spent one week and did a few activities each day. We are now using these alongside of our new You Can Read Word Family printables.  She is learning 4 new sight words and one word family per week now.  We will slow down if she needs to, but this seems to be just right for her at this time.

Here’s the photo recap of what I captured…

Word building ~ she taped them onto colored paper this week. 

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Roll and graph ~ a favorite!

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Color by number sight word, with kitties drawn on the letters.

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Reading one of her easy readers.

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Color by number sight word.

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Word puzzles ~ and mom getting busted taking a picture!

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Funny fonts with dot paint.

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Sentence search ~ she used purple to circle this week’s words and blue to circle any other words she could read.  Then we read the sentences together!

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Here’s a video of us reading together when she was done…

 

 

Building words with Spielgaben pieces.

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Here’s her completed work from the week ~

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Download the FREE printables for You Can Read Unit 9 here

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See our post featuring Unit 1, unit 2, unit 3, unit 4, 1-4 review, unit 5, unit 6, unit 7 and unit 8!

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See other reading posts below!

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et Word Family Play Dough Mats

et Word Family Play Dough Mats


We continue to work on word families here in our homeschool Kindergarten and have a new _et word family printable for you!  Play Dough Mats! There is no picture of the word on the mat on purpose, to encourage the child to actually read each word and not rely on the picture.

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We used our Play Doh for these, but we often use our homemade play dough recipe to make our own!  I definitely prefer making my own! I need to get busy and make some soon!

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Forming letters and words with play dough is great for fine motor muscles in little hands.  It is also great for slowing a child down to focus on the formation of each letter and the order of letters in a word.  She really enjoyed making all of her words, then transferring them into a row like this.  The blue mat you see is our MessMatz, we love it!  We got ours on Zulily, they show up sometimes there!

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Grab your free copy of _et Play Dough Mats here!

While there you’ll get a peek at the full _et word family printable set.  Many FREE individual files will be coming soon, the full set is available in my Teacher’s Notebook Shop if you want it now! 

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You Can Read Word Families ~ at Word Family Printables

I have always wanted to expand You Can Read Sight Words and make a You Can Read Word Families set!  The time has come! I took all of our You Can Read printables and adapted them to focus on one word family at a time. I even added lots of new printables. I selected 4 words from each word family to keep it simple for younger kids who are ready for this. Our first set features _at word family printables.

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I have not created all of the sets I plan to create, but have several done and am working quickly on them!  Since I am using one set per week with Ladybug, I have to work fast! I plan to release freebies from each unit on my blog and share some ideas for using the printables. I have already released free _at Q-Tip Painting and _at Word Puzzles. Sometimes you may also find entire sets complete free here within blog posts!  Full sets will also be listed in my Teacher’s Notebook Shop for $1.25 each and when I am all done I will bundle the entire set at a discounted price!

How we are Using These…

We are not using all of the printables each week, there are lots of choices so that you can choose what will work best for your child. I used almost all of the printables the first week to see what she enjoyed the most.  That’s my suggestion for you too.  Print the entire first set and use that as a way to see what your child does/doesn’t enjoy.

My daughter is 5 1/2 and is more than ready for word families {we are a bit late honestly due to our many transitions this year} so she is easily learning one set per week. Honestly, she knows CVC words already and can sound out most words, we are just adding in word family fun to get more fun learning in.

We are using these alongside of our You Can Read Sight Words unit {we finished unit 8 recently} We basically just added this in to our other Kindergarten curriculum. If I had finished these, I would have started earlier than this with her.  As I said, we are behind due to life circumstances, but that’s OK!

What’s Included?

Here’s a picture by picture overview of the entire set of printables {including the ones we didn’t use the first week since we don’t use them all each week}. These photos also show the order we used the printables, she helped me choose what to do each day.

I am using a 3 ring binder with a clear cover to help organize Ladybug’s work.  On the front, I put the poster.  I use this first to introduce the words to her. Inside I used heavyweight sheet protectors so she can easily flip through the pages and choose.

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Matching ~ draw a line to match the word to the correct picture.  Coloring optional, she almost always chooses to color ~ so different from my boys!

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Beginning Sounds ~ look at the picture and figure out the missing beginning sound and write it in!

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Word Puzzles!  See our post sharing these here!

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Funny Fonts ~ each word has a color, you can use dot paint or simply circle the words using crayons or markers. We have even used colored stickers to put on the words before!  The words are written in different fonts to give exposure to all sorts of writing.

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Word Connecting ~ draw lines to connect the same word to make shapes, reading each word aloud as you connect.

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Tracing ~ Practice left-to-right tracing skills by connecting the matching words.

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Roll and Graph ~ Print the die on cardstock and cut out and fold/tape together. Roll the cube and mark the word you roll.  The pictures are wild rolls, you can choose any word to mark when you roll a picture!  See more ideas for using roll and graph here!

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Play dough mats!  Use play dough to make the words.  This is great for fine motor skills,and also a time to really talk about the formation of the letters and sounds they make as you form them together.

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Ladybug likes to take them off of the mats when she’s done and line them up like this!

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Q-Tip Painting, see our post sharing these here!

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Color by word ~ color the books the correct color!  Or paint the words!

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BINGO! A very simple version of BINGO for young kids. We take turns calling out words for fun.  Each game obviously goes quickly with a small board, so we play a few times when we do this activity.

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Word Building ~ I cut these out for her and spread them out on the table.  She then builds all of her words and tapes them on colored paper!

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Mini Book ~ cut out the pictures, color if desired, glue on the correct page!

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Sentence Search ~ we use two different colored markers for this activity.  One color for the focus words and one for any other words she can read independently.  Then at the end we read the sentences together her reading circled words and me reading the others.

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Build a Word ~ in the past we have used these for stamping, but lately we’ve been using our mini letter construction set.

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Here’s the printables we didn’t use this week.  I do NOT recommend using everything in each pack every week.  Most kids won’t enjoy it all or need it all.  There are many options so you can make it work for your child.

We use the poster {shown at the very top of this post} as our notebook cover, but there’s another option included as shown on the left below.  We don’t use the flashcards at this point, those are in the middle.  We also didn’t use the box handwriting practice {on right} this week.’

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I hang her work up by her desk each week, here’s an end of the week photo {some of her work is done in sheet protectors with dry erase and therefore doesn’t get hung}

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Did you make it this far?  Like what you see?  Here’s the entire bundle for free just for you, my blog readers!  The free file is only located here in this blog post, for a limited time.  Everyone else will have to buy it in my Teacher’s Notebook Shop here!

Stay tuned, the _et word family is coming next!  Be sure to subscribe so you don’t miss a thing {or a surprise freebie!}.

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