A Color of His Own Kindergarten Literature Unit Printables

A Color of His Own Kindergarten Literature Unit Printables



Our next Kindergarten Literature Unit Study Printable Pack is ready!  I continue to develop behind the scenes and am excited to share our next 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.

A Color of His Own is a favorite book of Ladybug’s.  This is a popular book I am sure many of you are familiar with. Ladybug really likes chameleons and other reptiles, which is why I think she really enjoys this story.  I expanded on many aspects of the story for the printables, hope you enjoy them!


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!

A Color of His Own Lesson Plan

For each unit, I am selecting Kindergarten math goals from our list. For this unit I chose counting 1-30 {with some tracing}, working with a number line, positional words, and shape identification.

Chameleon Counting Chameleon Number Line Chameleon Shapes Chameleon Positional Words Book

Lots of literacy activities; Letter C sound, sequencing the story, comprehension questions, writing, and word work.

Letter C  Write a SentenceStory Sequencing Slide12Comprehension Matching Words

For our Science focus, children will sort chameleons, and also sort plants/animals.

Sorting Chameleons Sorting ChameleonsSorting Plants and Animals

The character connection is focused on friendship.

Friendship Friendship

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

Psalm 139:14 Tracing Psalm 139:14 TracingPsalm 139:14 Tracing Psalm 139:14 Tracing

Coloring pages for fun!

Chameleon Coloring Chameleon Coloring

I share more ideas here on our Pinterest board for this unit.  We are using many of the ideas I have pinned!

Chameleon Pinterest Board

 

See books and toys to go along with this unit.

Toys and Books to go along with A Color of His Own 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!

Kindergarten-Literature-Unit-Printab

Cats and Dogs Coloring Printables

The idea behind Just Color! is simple ~ theme packs all focused around coloring. There are mostly coloring pages, and a few coloring activities. The coloring pages are all in one download to make it easier to download and print all at once, in case you have coloring monsters like I do!

I just added  new Cats and Dogs Coloring printables! We have two Kindergarten Literature Units coming up, one based on the book My Cats Nick and Nora, and the other based on the book The Dog Who Had Kittens {this unit hasn’t been released yet}. I wanted to have some dog and cat coloring pages ready for her.

Dogs and Cats Coloring Printables FREE

Download the Cats and Dogs coloring printables and more here!

Look for this graphic and click to download!Just Color Cats and Dogs

Remember, if you want to make a mini coloring book, you can always scale down PDF files! If you have any problems downloading or printing these or other PDF files, see troubleshooting tips here


Looking for more Cat fun?

Follow {1plus1plus1} Carisa’s board Kindergarten Literature Unit Ideas ~ My Cats Nick and Nora on Pinterest.

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

 

Looking for more Dog fun?

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

School Supply Labels ~ Free Printables

School Supply Label Printables

I have wanted to make new school supply labels for years, and make a set I could share with others!  Finally I have them done and ready for you and for me!  These can be used in home or for a classroom, and include real photographs of the items. I tried to include anything I could think of, even my kids helped me!  There are 42 labels in all {not all are shown above}.

They were created one label per page, so you can choose which labels you need AND choose the size of the labels!  Not sure how to do this in Adobe Reader?  Here’s a simple tutorial below {this page is also in the PDF file itself}

Printable School Supply Labels

I hope many homeschool and classroom teachers can use these labels!

Download your school supply labels here!


Want more organizational ideas?

See how we organize our toys here and how to make your own toy bin labels!Tame the Toys

See our entire homeschool room here!Homeschool Room Tour 2013

A peek into our homeschool storage room & how we use a shoe organizer for most of our school and office supplies.organizing school and office supplies in an over the door shoe hanger

Draw, Write, Now Printables Book 7

Draw, Write, Now Book 7 Printables

It’s been awhile since I have shared Draw, Write, Now printables I’m sorry!  I got book 7 completed and will be completing the final book, this summer!

Book 7 features Animals of the World, Part 1 ~ Tropical Forests, Northern Forests, and Forests Down Under. If you aren’t familiar with Draw, Write, Now, you can see the post I wrote when we gave a set away and learn more about them!

You may remember me sharing Book 1, and the printables to go along.  These printables are exactly the same, two different options.  One for tracing, one for copying.  Both have the same drawing space.

Draw-Write-Now-Book-1 Draw-Write-Now-Book-1-Hen

Click here to download this set and books 1-6 also.

Draw-Write-Now-Printables

Thanks to Barker Creek Publishing for their permission to share these with my readers!

Toy Organization ~ How to Make Your Own Labels

Toy Storage Solutions and How to Make Your Own Toy Bin Labels



You have probably seen our schoolroom toy organization from our past homeschool room posts. Every summer I go through our toys and reorganize, purge, and make new labels to get things back in order.

My purpose in toy organization is keeping things simple for kids to clean up easily and independently.  I like the open drawer system and the labels for this.  My kids have always cleaned up independently because of this system.  It was an upfront expense for the Trofast system from Ikea that we use {not sure our exact towers are still for sale, we have 4 tall towers hooked together}, but so worth it for many reasons. It is by far my favorite method and has worked for us very well for years.

Toy Organization

This year I needed to add some toys into the system and I didn’t add space!  Since we are no longer doing our All By Myself Preschool Boxes, I wanted to come up with a new way to store the baggies of learning toys I had created, making them easy for Ladybug to see and tell me what she wants to play with. I wanted to get everything in one space, which until now, it was not.  Until now, I kept most learning toys in the Trofast system, but the rest were stored in our storage room and a bit harder to get to. I grabbed all of our baggies of learning toys from the storage room, sorted them and purged a bunch, then made a plan for what I wanted to keep and have accessible.

I used the same method of using pictures on labels but made some bins with multiple toys separated by baggies. This helped me save space but still have things easy for the kids to get to. They are zipper top baggies so the kids can easily open and close them

Toy Organization

 

Now, all learning toys are in one place, since I added clear boxes {got them from Costco} on top of our Trofast system.

Toy Storage

The most used items are in the system below, and the others are in the bins on top.

Toy Organization

She can easily see the large graphic labels and ask me to get the bin she wants down. Asking me isn’t exactly ideal, but with the labels she can see and I can jump up and grab a bin for her.  Until now these toys were thrown in bins that only I accessed to create All By Myself Preschool Boxes for her. She loves that she can see them all now!

Toy Organization

 

Yes, we have a lot of learning toys.  This always comes up and here’s the basic answers to common questions.  We have a lot for many reasons ~ I was a teacher and came into motherhood with some, the grandparents graciously buy learning toys for birthdays/Christmas, we have many blog review items in our stash {we have kept favorites and donated others}, and we shopped consignment sales.  Why do we keep so much?  Honestly, I hope to use it in the future possibly teaching a group of kids either in a co-op or in my home.  Once my kids are older, I know for certain I will feel lost without tots and preschoolers to hang out with.  I have not passed on many quality learning toys because I hope to use them with others one day!

Want to see what we have?  Here’s a {very informal} video tour, showing what’s in the boxes. Question about a specific item, just leave a comment and I will direct you! I couldn’t remember exact names while making the video no matter how hard I tried!

 

Feeling discouraged because you are short on space or finances?  We have not always had this yet somehow I always made a system of easy to get to – easy to clean up work for us.  Here’s a post sharing how we stored our learning toys in baggies in a wagon in our tiny schoolroom! Baggies are a lifesaver for space.  You can even hang them up, here’s an example of that.  Heavier items obviously won’t hang, but many of our items would! Find a method that works for your budget, your space, and your personality.  It may not be ideal, but you CAN make something work!

 

Want Some Toy Storage Labels?

I can’t share the exact labels I made since I used many images straight from a Google image search. But you can make your own!  I use PowerPoint, so that’s what I am showing below.  If you use a different program to design, maybe some of the tips may help.  Using Word is not the easiest method, so if you have PowerPoint or Publisher, it’s much easier.

Hopefully these graphics will help walk you through the process of making some basic labels. The tutorial doesn’t include fancy stuff, like the background, but you can play around and add things yourself!

How To Make Labels Using PowerPoint

How To Make Labels Using PowerPoint

How To Make Labels Using PowerPoint

How To Make Labels Using PowerPoint

Want the tutorial in pdf form?  Download it here!