Calendar Connections ~ The Arctic and Antarctica

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My wonderful friend Shannon is still working with me to create the Calendar Connections cards. She is a fellow inner city missionary with me and also a homeschooler {and former school teacher}.

We chose the theme of The Arctic & Antarctica for January! Good chilly fun!Arctic and Antarctica Calendar Connections

The facts are written at a 3-6th 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. 


The cards fit my particular pocket chart calendar {which is from Oriental Trading}, item # IN-62/2017. 

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but you could use a poster foam board and velcro to easily create your own set up. You could also use a standard pocket chart. They seem like they would fit in this calendar on Amazon but I am not certain.


I am now creating smaller sets to go along with the small pocket charts found recently in the Target $1 section. Here is what they look like… Calendar Connections Small Arctic and Antarctica2

Be sure to visit this post for a tutorial of how to sew your $1 pocket chart into a calendar!

There is also a new sheet included to be used in a Calendar Notebook if you are using those too!

Calendar Connections Small Arctic and Antarctica

I printed my numbers on cardstock and laminated them before cutting them apart.

You can download these for FREE here!


You can use most of our Calendar Connections cards for any month! We are slowly building up what we hope will be a wide variety of themes to choose from!

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Brown Bear, Brown Bear Printables ~ Updated!

Brown Bear Brown bear Printables

I am so excited to share a brand new updated Brown Bear Printable Pack with you!  All clipart has been updated thanks to the adorable set I purchased from KPM Doodles.  I also added in some real animal photographs to the set.

All original files have been updated with the new clipart.

I also added several new printables to the set…

  • 3 Part Cards ~ both book characters and real photographs
  • 1-10 Puzzle
  • Read & Write the Room Cards
  • Color By Word
  • Graphing
  • Tracing

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Brown Bear Printables

You can download the updated FREE Brown Bear Printables here!


More Bear Fun here on my Pinterest Board!

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The Hat Printables

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Another one of our favorite winter books is The Hat, written by Jan Brett who also wrote The Mitten which we based our last set of story props off of! 

The HatThis was an easy one to make story prop printables to use in retelling and while reading. We hope to use these in 2012 and hope many of you will enjoy them too!  I also noticed that you can read this book for free online at We Give Books. I am new to this amazing website so I am not sure how long the books are available but it is there now as I write this!

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Download the Story Props for The Hat here!

 

I also made a Clip and Learn wheel to work on beginning sounds, you can download that here!

The Hat Clip and Learn

The Mitten Printables

Update {2013} See NEW The Mitten printables here!

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One of our favorite winter books is The Mitten, a popular story for many of us!  This was an easy one to make story prop printables to use in retelling and while reading.

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Download the Story Props for The Mitten here!

 

I also made aClip and Learn wheel to work on beginning sounds, you can download that here!

The Mitten Clip and Learn

 

I also made a Read & Write the Room set, you can download that here!

Word Cards The Mitten

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Christmas Theme Printables & More

I am gathering a wide collection of free printables within certain themes. In order to better organize these online, I have created theme blog posts for the themes I have created many printables for!  Links to these pages in the top navigational bar labeled “Theme Printables” so you can jump to them easily.

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In this post, I will direct you to the page where the file is hosted on my website or blog, since they are in various places! I hope this helps you find things within themes! I will try to gather anything I have done, created, or posted about surrounding this theme. Slowly I am adding more blog posts like this to help you find everything for the major themes we have done and will do.


Christmas Around the World Calendar Connections

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Jesse Tree Calendar Connections, eBook, and ornaments

    


Christmas Sensory Bin

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Nativity Printable Pack

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10 Days of Christmas Fun 2010

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Christmas Learning Fun ~ Day 1

Christmas Learning Fun ~ Day 2

Christmas Learning Fun ~ Day 3

Christmas Learning Fun ~ Day 4

Christmas Learning Fun ~ Days 5, 6, & 7

Christmas Learning Fun ~ The End!


Christmas Tot Pack

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Christmas ABCornamentsChristmas Candy Cane PatternChristmas Candy CanesChristmas Counting StockingsChristmas Jesus Dot Paint

Christmas Jesus PuzzleChristmas MatchingChristmas Merry ChristmasChristmas Positional WordsChristmas Tree Sorting


Christmas Songs

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Christmas Alphabet Tracers

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Color By Shape

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Christmas Fun Notebooks

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Christmas Symbols Lapbook

~ this is several years old and has not been updated, if you choose to use it, you’ll have to adjust it since the website I originally linked to with info has been taken down.  I hope to update this for next year, just didn’t get around to it this year!

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Christmas Bible Verse

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Raising Rock Stars Family Nights ~ Christmas Theme

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Christmas Book Story Props

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Christmas Play Dough

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Christmas Tree Crayons

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12 Days of Christmas Printables

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Christmas Gift Ideas

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Christmas Books & More…

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Are you on Pinterest?

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You can check out my Christmas Finds here!