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!

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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! 

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Bible Verse Printables Letter S

S is for Servant Printables

Our Raising Lil’ Rock Stars Bible Verse Printables for the Letter S are available to download for free! S is for SERVANT! This set is based on Matthew 23:11, “The greatest among you will be your servant.” 

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

Coloring ~ She hasn’t wanted to color lately but she asked if we could color the picture together so of course we did! I love coloring time because it gives such a great opportunity for discussion. 

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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.

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The verse tune printables are only available in the bundle but you can hear her singing along in the video. The tune is “Row, Row, Row Your Boat.”

 

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 S printables here!

Raising Lil' Rock Stars Letter S for Servant

 Scroll down until you see the graphic for letter S 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!

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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

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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



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!

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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.

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

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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



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.

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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.

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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!

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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  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

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