Inspire Me! Story Starter Photo Cards ~ Cat Theme

Cats Story Starters Printable Photo Cards

Inspire Me! Story Starter Photo Cards feature a simple photograph on the front, with word ideas on the back.  You can see more about why they were created and how we use them here in our original post!

We have a brand new CAT set for you today, with 18 different photographs. My daughter helped me choose some of these and was giggling as we picked them.  A reader shared with me that she plans to use these with her ESL students, what a great idea!

Here’s one of the stories my daughter wrote using one of our cat cards!

Story Starters Cat Theme

 

Below you can see the photographs included in this set, there are matching word idea cards for each photo also!

Cat Photo Printables Cat Photo Printables Cat Photo Printables

 

See a video walk through here showing you how we use and organize our cards, and the extra printables we use alongside of them.

 

We have more themes coming and many will be released here on my blog for FREE.  I am also listing sets in my Teacher’s Notebook Shop.  Be sure to subscribe to our blog posts so you don’t miss any of our free printables!

Have a theme idea for a set? Leave me a comment!

Download your free Cats Story Starters here!

Inspire Me Story Starters Cats


The printables shown below were were created to go along with our story starters! 

Choose-your-Own-Writing-Paper  Choose-Your-Own-Alphabet-Chart  Try It Sheet


Summer Fun Story Starters Printables  Bugs Story Starters Printable Photo Cards


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Poem Memorization with PowerPoint Shows

Poem PowerPoint Shows now in Members Only PowerPoint

I am so excited about our new Poem PowerPoint Shows! I started creating these in preparation for my daughter using First Language Lessons for 1st grade this year.  I wanted a way to help her enjoy and memorize the poems this year in a fun and interactive way. 

These new Poem PowerPoint shows are included in the Members Only PowerPoint section, which is a one time fee of $20. This private section, containing this PowerPoint show and many others, has just received a much needed makeover.  These new shows are a huge addition to this already packed private section!

The PP shows are animated, which makes screenshots a bit pointless. So, I made a little video walking you through how it looks on our iPad, it will look the same on a computer too. I just used our iPad for this video. You can see my son Krash reviewing the poems he memorized with Frist Language Lessons Level 1. I wish I would have thought to create these last year for him!  But at least he will have them to use this year for his new level!

All poems from First Language Lessons Levels 1-4 are included as PowerPoint shows!  My son will be using level 2 this year and my daughter will begin level 1.  The upper levels are done too for those of you who will be using FLL 3 or 4!


Looking for printables to review the poems from First Language Lessons?  My friend Jolanthe from Homeschool Creations has free poem printables!

 

First Language Lessons Poem Printables First Language Lessons 3 Poem Printables First Language Lessons 4 Poem Printables 


Want to see what other shows we have in Members Only PowerPoint? There’s more coming soon too, I have loads of ideas in my brain and some already started!

Members Only PowerPoint Shows from 1 1 1=1

 

Already a member of Members Only PowerPoint?  Lost your login and password?  Just email me and give me your PayPal email address.  This is the way I can find your original purchase and give you your access info easily. 



Minecraft Kindergarten Printables

Minecraft Kindergarten Printables

I have had this Minecraft printable pack on my computer for over a year and just got around to finishing it!  All three of my kids love Minecraft and I bet some of your kids do too!

This is a Kindergarten level printable pack, although many younger and older kids will be able to enjoy it also! These theme based packs focus on literacy and math skills.

Kindergarten Math Skills in this pack include number lines, greater/less than, coins, graphing, sorting, counting 1-30.

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Kindergarten Literacy Skills in this pack include… matching sentences to pictures, labeling pictures, easy reader featuring color words, rhyming words, writing, and beginning sounds.

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Minecraft Books and Toys

 

Download your FREE minecraft printables here on our Kindergarten Printables webpage. 

Scroll down and look for this graphic to find the download link!

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Inspire Me! Story Starter Photo Cards ~ Bug Theme

Bugs Story Starters Printable Photo Cards

Inspire Me! Story Starter Photo Cards feature a simple photograph on the front, with word ideas on the back.  You can see more about why they were created and how we use them here in our original post!

We have a brand new BUG set for you today, with 24 different photographs…many which I think will get kids giggling and thinking of ideas to write or talk about.  A reader shared with me that she plans to use these with her ESL students, what a great idea!

Below you can see the photographs included in this set, there are matching word idea cards for each photo also!

Printable Bug Photo Cards Printable Bug Photo CardsPrintable Bug Photo Cards Printable Bug Photo Cards

 

See a video walk through here showing you how we use and organize our cards, and the extra printables we use alongside of them.

We have more themes coming and many will be released here on my blog for FREE.  I am listing sets in my Teacher’s Notebook Shop.  Be sure to subscribe to our blog posts so you don’t miss any of our free printables!

Have a theme idea for a set? Leave me a comment!

Download your free Bug Story Starters here!

Inspire Me Story Starters BUGS


The printables shown below were were created to go along with our story starters! 

Choose-your-Own-Writing-Paper431  Choose-Your-Own-Alphabet-Chart41  Young-Writer-Printables



Inspire Me! Story Starter Photo Cards ~ Summer Fun Theme

Summer Fun Story Starters Printables

Sometimes young writers have a hard time putting their thoughts on paper.  When I used to teach Kindergarten, writing was actually my favorite subject to teach, but many children struggled with it.  In my homeschool, my boys have struggled the most with being free writers.  My daughter is much more willing to write and I am trying to find unique ways to encourage and inspire her to just have fun with writing. I have been brainstorming for awhile; trying to come up with a consistent, fun, and engaging way to have her writing for fun on a regular basis. 

I love photographs and using them in teaching.  Many of our printables feature real photographs in place of cute clipart. The idea of using a simple photo to inspire thought for free writing is where my brainstorm ended up. I decided to create a series of printable story starter cards featuring photographs based around a theme. Inspire Me! is the name I landed on.

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Each set features a simple photograph on the front, with word ideas on the back.  The word ideas were added as a way to give young writers confidence with a few key words spelled correctly right there for them to refer to. Often children feel lost and dislike not being able to spell.  For my boys especially, this would cause them to freeze.  The word ideas are to help that type of child, the one who loses all ideas, mostly due to their fear of not writing correctly.

For our first set, I chose a summer theme since it is HOT where we are!

See a video walk through here showing you our cards and the extra printables we use alongside of them.

Below you can see some action shots of my daughter using these.  She chooses a card from the set, chooses her writing paper {I allow her to choose if she feels like drawing that day or not}, grabs her Try-It Sheet, and starts writing.  Right now she is only writing one sentence but this will increase as we move along.

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We have more themes coming and all will be released here on my blog for FREE.  I will also be listing sets in my Teacher’s Notebook Shop.  Be sure to subscribe to our blog posts so you don’t miss any of our free printables!

Themes coming soon…

  • birds
  • bugs
  • cats
  • people
  • flowers Have a theme idea for a set? Leave me a comment!

Download your free Summer Fun Story Starters here!

Inspire Me Story Starters Summer Fun


Recently we shared a few other printables that were created to go along with these new story starters! 

Choose your Own Writing Paper[4][3]  Choose Your Own Alphabet Chart[4]  Young Writer Printables