All About Birds Calendar Connections

All About Birds Calendar Connections Printables

I am so excited to share that my friend Shannon {she writes the Calendar Connections cards for us, I design and host them} is back with new Calendar Connections for you!  She came to visit me a couple of weeks ago and we sat side by side as she created these! 

We also brainstormed new topics together and have a brand new line of K-2 Calendar Connections coming your way!  Our main sets are targeted for grades 3-6, and can be used with any ages.  Our new K-2 sets are much simpler and are more similar to our current Baby Animals set here.  Stay tuned, we have our first K-2 set coming this week also!

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We chose All About Birds for our next theme! This set will take you through the world of birds and discuss many scientific facts about the bird world.  The facts are written at a 3rd – 6th grade level but you will be able to water them down for younger kids. It’s a great way to involve your entire family in exploring a particular theme.

All About Birds Calendar Connections

NOTE: these DO print front to back, as they ARE our premium design. We have decided moving forward that all of our free sets will be this design.  A bundle with an eBook option will be offered for sale in my Teacher’s Notebook Shop soon.  You can see an example of the bundled set here!


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

Calendar Connections Supplies


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 All About Birds 3rd-6th Grade SMALL

 

See some great bird books to go along here!

Bird Books for Kids

You can download these for FREE here!

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

All About Birds Calendar Connections


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

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


You can use most of our Calendar Connections cards for any month! We now have 16 sets to choose from, and we will still be adding more too!

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We are taking suggestions for upcoming themes.  Leave suggestions in the comments!



Animal ABC Letter Mazes

Animal ABC Mazes

I recently made a new Animal ABC Letter Mazes  which is free for those of you who own the Animal ABCs BundleThe extras are added to your private download page! If you have the bundle & lost your private page link and password, just email me and give me your information {PayPal email if you purchased, or any other info I would need}. I can resend your login info if necessary.

Note—some extras are available individually in my Teacher’s Notebook Shop.


I am so excited about these new Animal ABC Letter Mazes and wish I would have had them when Ladybug was a tot!  They are a bit different from our other letter mazes, making them better for younger children who are just learning their ABCs!

They are self correcting, with a tiny image on each letter to guide the child through the maze with confidence, while exposing letters and sounds along the way!

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Here’s 3 ideas for using these letter mazes with tots and preschoolers {or any child who is learning to recognize letters}.  There’s a video tutorial below too!

 

1 ~ Dot Paint

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2 ~ Stickers

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3 ~ Magnets

Use these with close adult supervision, as they are a choking hazard.  See how we make our own here.

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Here’s a little video tutorial here showing you how we use each of these ideas and why I recommend them for young children!


Not familiar with Animal ABCs? 

Here’s a quick video I made to give you a glimpse into what it looked like for us when we used it! Click here to view it on our Facebook page!

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See more about the Animal ABCs Bundle Here!

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Animal ABCs Easy Reader ~ Bundle Extra

Animal ABCs Easy Reader Bundle Extra

I recently made a new Animal ABC Easy Reader and I have a couple more “extras” coming which are free for those of you who own the Animal ABCs BundleThe extras are added to your private download page! If you have the bundle & lost your private page link and password, just email me and give me your information {PayPal email if you purchased, or any other info I would need}. I can resend your login info if necessary.

Note—some extras are available individually in my Teacher’s Notebook Shop.

This new easy reader will be great as a way to build early literacy skills with your tot or preschooler as you use the Animal ABCs program.  Add one page at a time as you go through the units, slowly making a book together. 

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Use metal rings to make it easier to add pages as you move through the program.

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Not familiar with Animal ABCs?  Here’s a quick video I made to give you a glimpse into what it looked like for us when we used it! Click here to view it on our Facebook page!

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See more about the Animal ABCs Bundle Here!

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Counting is for the Birds Kindergarten Literature Unit Printables

Our next Kindergarten Literature Unit Study Printable Pack is ready, Counting is for the Birds by Frank Mazzola Jr.!  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.

Counting is for the Birds is a favorite book of Ladybug’s, featuring another of her favorites ~ BIRDS!  It features many of her very favorite birds, lots that we find on our own feeders! You can get the book here!

Counting is for the Birds 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 ordinal numbers, skip counting by 2s, basic fractions and 100s Chart Mystery Picture.

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Slide16  Bird Hundred Chart

 

Lots of literacy activities; Letter B sound, sequencing the story, comprehension questions, writing, unscramble the sentence.

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The science activities: 3 Part bird cards, label parts of a bird, and bird life cycle.

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Label a Bird Printable

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The character connection is focused on identifying times to be quiet and times to be louder, since bird watching is a quiet activity.

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

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

Follow {1plus1plus1} Carisa’s board Kindergarten Literature Unit ~ Counting is for the Birds on Pinterest.

See books and toys to go along with this unit.

Bird Toys and Books

 

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

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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Bible Verse Printables Letter O

Our Raising Lil’ Rock Stars Bible Verse Printables for the Letter O are available to download for free! O  is for OBEY! This set is based on Psalm 119:44, I will always obey your law forever and ever.”

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

She barely colored the coloring page this week, thus no action shot.  My coloring loving girl just wasn’t feeling it.

 

Color ~ Trace ~ Write the letter Oo…

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Cut and Glue the Verse ~ this is a great word work activity for her, identifying individual 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 didn’t get an action shot of this one!

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Here’s the work Ladybug did at home…

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Here she is practicing her verse tune…

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And, here’s Ladybug singing the verse for you!  The verse tune printables are only available in the bundle but you can hear the tune for Letter O in this video!  In case you don’t catch it, the tune is Happy Birthday.

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 O printables here!

Raising Lil' Rock Stars Letter O for Obey

 Scroll down until you see the graphic for letter O 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!

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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[1]

Bible-Verse-Printables-M-is-for-Migh[2]  Bible-Verse-Printables-N-is-for-Neig

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