A Reading Log Printable for My Bookworm

Free Printable Reading Log



My son Krash has become a little bookworm. It developed out of nowhere, as he has NOT been much of a reader until now. He enjoys being read to, but wasn’t like Ladybug who always has books near her and will sit and read for hours.

In the past 5 months or so, something has clicked and unlocked this side of him.  When he read his first chapter book for fun, and enjoyed it, the fire was lit inside of him!  The first chapter book her read was a book I was sent many years ago as a sample copy from Scholastic, Looniverse. It sat on my shelf for years since it was not at a level for any of my kids but then suddenly I remembered it and pulled it out for him.  It was perfect for him…just enough pictures and words, a funny story line and characters he loved. We went on to buy the other 3 books in the series and he read them all quickly, the last one arrived one morning and he had it finished that night!

Chapter Books for 2nd Grade Boys

I soon realized I couldn’t afford to buy his books so we hit the library together.  He chose the A-Z Mystery series and picked out 4 he liked.  He has read 2 of those 4 and loves them.  Thankfully we have many more in the series for him and our library has them all!

Chapter Books for 2nd Grade Boys

 

I realized too late that we should have had a reading log for him all this time, but honestly his reading enthusiasm caught me so off guard, I wasn’t prepared!  I decided to change that and whipped up a quick reading log printable for him including what we wanted on it.  The title, number of pages, date started and completed,and a place for him to rate the book 1-10.

Reading Log

{click image to download Reading Log Printable}

Here’s his filled in chart, we did the best with the dates we couldn’t remember

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We also have Jigsaw Jones on our list to try next.  Any other suggestions?

"Hi! Pizza Man!" Kindergarten Literature Unit with Printables

Hi Pizza Man Kindergarten Literature Unit Printables


Our first Kindergarten Literature Unit Study Printable Pack is ready!  I have been busy developing behind the scenes and am excited to share our first unit with you.

“Hi! Pizza Man!” is a favorite book of Ladybug’s.  Because it is a favorite of hers, we are having fun learning with it. If you have a child who loves pizza, this unit might be a fun one for you.  The book also has animals in it, which Ladybug loves.  I think she loves the humor in the book and the fact that the main character is a little girl about her age. It is a simple and fun book, one I don’t mind reading everyday to her!


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!

sample lesson plan

For each unit, I am selecting Kindergarten math goals from our list. For this unit I chose patterns and graphing.

Pizza PatternsPizza Patterns

Pizza Graphing

Pizza GraphingPizza Graphing

 

Lots of literacy activities; Letter P sound, sequencing the story, comprehension questions, rhyming fun, and writing.

P is for Pizza Printable

Story SequencingStory Sequencing

Comprehension

RhymingRhyming

Writing

For our Science focus, I decided to focus on the animals in the story. 3 part cards  and matching animal names with sounds and pictures will also work on literacy skills!

3 Part Animal Cards3 Part Animal Cards

Animal Sounds Matching

The character and Bible connection is focused on using polite and kind words with others.

Kind Words Printable ActivityKind Words Printable Activity

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

Proverbs 15:1Proverbs 15:1Proverbs 15:1Proverbs 15:1

 

A couple of creative options…

Pizza CraftPizza Craft

Pizza CraftPizza Craft

 

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

Hi Mr Pizza Man Pinterest Board

 

See books and toys to go along with this unit.

Toys and Books to go along with Hi Pizza Man 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!

Just Color~ Bugs and Critters

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 a new Bugs and Critters Coloring set!

Bugs Coloring Printables

Download the Bugs and Critters coloring printables and more here!

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 Bug fun?

Bugs Pinterest Board

Bug Theme Collection

Just Color! ~ Bunnies and Eggs

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 a new Bunnies & Eggs Coloring set! We don’t personally celebrate the bunny part of Easter but that doesn’t mean I don’t think the spring bunny stuff is cute!

Just Color Bunnies and Eggs

Download the Bunnies and Eggs coloring printables and more here!

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

We also have an Easter coloring set that focuses more on the part we celebrate as a family!

Just Color Easter


Looking for more Spring time fun?

Spring-Theme-Pinterest-Board

Easter-Theme-Pinterset-Board

God’s Rainbow of Diversity Printables

Rainbow of Diversity Printables



As I began preparing an upcoming Rainbow Theme unit for Ladybug, I realized that this year I wanted to focus on more then just the colors of the rainbow.  I wanted to do something to focus on the diversity of God’s children.  I put together a new mini printable pack, featuring diversity in children along with the rainbows.  You could add these printables in with the Rainbow Printables I shared previously.

Rainbow Tot Pack Button

 

If I am being totally honest, we are having a bit of a personal struggle with our daughter right now.  She gets told how cute she is a lot, and we think she has internalized this to believe she is cuter than other kids. This has carried over to noticing differences in other children and her telling me they aren’t “pretty” like her {queue Mommy failure feelings and deep sadness}.  I hope to use these printables {and many other real life moments, especially since we live in an extremely diverse neighborhood}, to reinforce that all of God’s children are beautiful. Yes, it saddens me to even admit this publicly, but I feel it’s important to share that even with the best of intentions…it still happens.  I pray she will grow to love people, all kinds of people, with a compassionate, graceful, and amazing Godly love.  I pray I can help lead her to this place.

Now that my mommy guts have been poured out for you, here’s a peek at the printables I created.

I chose the song, “Jesus Loves the Little Children” to include, for obvious reasons! I included 3 versions {a display song and 2 coloring options}. Jesus Loves the Little Children

 

Another feature of the pack is photographs of real children!  I spent much time choosing specific photos that highlighted differences, joy, and friendship.Diversity Printables for Children

 

Finally I combined some fun clipart of diverse children and rainbows to make a few various printables.Rainbow Printables

 

You can download these Rainbow of Diversity Printables here!


See more Rainbow ideas

Rainbow Pinterest Board