You Can Read Word Families ~ EN Word Family Printables

Recently we launched our new You Can Read Word Families program!  You can read more about it and see the first set shared, featuring _at word family printables. You can also see the _et Word Family in action here, our _ig Word Family in action here, the _op Word Family in action here, _ug word family in action here and _an here!

This week we are sharing _en word family printables with you!

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We will be releasing 15 sets {three for each short vowel}.  I have already released free _at Q-Tip Painting, _at Word Puzzles, _et Play Dough Mats, _et Funny Font Word Hunt, _ig Mini Book, _op Roll and Graph and _an Worksheets. Sometimes you may also find entire sets free within blog posts!  Full sets will also be listed in my Teacher’s Notebook Shop for $1.25 each and I am almost ready to begin selling the bundled set!

 

How we are Using These…

We are using these alongside of our You Can Read Sight Words. We basically just added this in to our other Kindergarten curriculum.

Here’s a peek at what we used during this unit. She is picking up the word families much quicker now so we aren’t using as many of the activities.  Once she has mastered the words and feels confident, we move on. That’s why you’ll see less in this post than previous posts.

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 Search ~ all words are hidden and in left-right order to make it easier for younger kids.

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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. Funny thing, she’s advanced so much that she is circling all of the words on the page now! 

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A sign your child has progressed a lot with reading is when all of the words on the page are circled!

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

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I hang her work up by her desk each week, here’s an end of the week photo. Only a few things since the words are being learned quickly!

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Would you like the entire en word family set?  You can grab it for FREE here, only on my blog!

Or you can buy in my Teacher’s Notebook Shop here!

Did you miss the AT word family printables, ET word family printablesIG word family printables, OP word family printables, UG word family printables, or AN word family printables?

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See our Word Family Pinterest board for more printables and ideas!

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Bible Verse Printables Letter P

P is for Praise Bible Verse Printables Psalm 1462

Our Raising Lil’ Rock Stars Bible Verse Printables for the Letter P are available to download for free! P  is for PRAISE! This set is based on Psalm 119:44, “I will praise the Lord all my life, I will sing praise to my God as long as I live.” 

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

She has decided she no longer likes the coloring page so I didn’t even print it this week.

Color ~ Trace ~ Write the letter Pp…

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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.

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Here’s the work Ladybug did at home…

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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 P in this video!  In case you don’t catch it, the tune is If You‘re Happy and you Know It.

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 P printables here!

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 Scroll down until you see the graphic for letter P 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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Backyard Birds Calendar Connections {K-2}

North American Backyard Birds Calendar Connections for K-2nd Grade

Yesterday we shared our new All About Birds Calendar Connections with you!  Today I am excited to share our new set created especially for younger children!

We chose Backyard Birds for our K-2 theme! I must admit that I selfishly chose this theme for Shannon to create for us in honor of my daughter’s OBSESSION with our birds right now.  I made sure all of our personal backyard birds were included and then we worked together to add other common backyard birds from across North America.

On the back of each card you’ll find 4 things: food, nesting, location and a special fact. We wanted to limit the information on the back to be simple for younger kids to learn.  We tried to do this by focusing on what the particular bird eats, where/how it nests, where it lives, and one neat fact.

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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 too.  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.

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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!

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See some great bird books to go along here! My daughter LOVES the coloring book and her favorite book is Counting is for the Birds {which we have printables for here!}

Bird Books for Young Children

 

 

You can download these for FREE here!

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

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While there you’ll also see our All About Birds set designed for 3rd-6th graders!

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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!



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.

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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 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!

Calendar Connections Set 1

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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