Tot Time Notebook

TotTimeNotebook

If you saw my Calendar Notebook post, you know that I had created a bit of a dilemma by not making a notebook for 2 year old Ladybug.  Obviously she did not need a specific calendar notebook, so I had to think of something that would be neat for her that she could use daily to feel included.

Enter the Tot Time Notebook!

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So far, I have created 26 Alphabet sheets for her, each with 2 tracing options for the letters and 2-4 images to be colored.  I also included the names of the items. 

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To say I hit the jackpot with my creation would be a total understatement.  She seriously loves this thing.

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Almost every day, usually many times per day she works in her notebook at her request.IMG_6871

Each page is just printed on paper and slid into heavy weight sheet protector {I only use the heavyweight ones if I want it to erase easily}.  She uses thin Expo markers and Expo click markers.  These wipe off very easily with an eraser.  She also has dry erase crayons and sometimes uses these-I have to wipe these off with a bit more muscle.  If your little one can’t handle not drawing on everything else with a dry erase marker-I would recommend using the dry erase crayons!

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I have created the entire Alphabet set and you can download it for free here if you’d like to use it too. 

I plan to create some number pages for her as well as a page with her personal information on it.  For now-just her name, progressing to include address, phone number, birthday, etc.  I have a few more ideas too, but for now she is perfectly content with her ABC pages!  I will share any sets I add for you to use too!

Remember, this notebook can be as versatile as you can think of-you can make your own with any printables inserted into sheet protectors.  You can take it with you and also use it at home!  Although it is named the Tot Time Notebook-I am sure it is easy to see that it can be used for older children as well!

See my new Tot Time Notebook webpage here where I will add anything new I make, or any other printables I find online that would be neat for the notebook.

Alphabet Mazes

I have seen these before {years ago when teaching} and was recently reminded of this activity when I saw this adorable Letter A maze on one of my new favorite sites www.Education.com.  This version had a few too many letters for Ladybug and since she was my target student I got to work.  I actually started the entire process creating just PowerPoint shows, which I am still working on.  I then decided to make a printable set also.  These are taking me awhile, so I don’t have the entire set done and I don’t know when I will.  There is a PowerPoint set in the works too, which will be available to members when it is complete.

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I have completed all of the mazes, you can download them individually for FREE here!

There is also a bundled set available in my Teacher’s Notebook Shop, if you want them all in one download.

Here’s a few photos to show you a few various ways you could use them…

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Use the Crayola Dry Erase Center along with thin Expo markers, or a sheet protector.  Have an older child write the actual letters…IMG_6659

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A younger child could simply color on each of the letters…IMG_6663

If you don’t plan to reuse the same sheet, print in fast draft and use dot paint or tiny stickers…IMG_6665

 

Webkinz Kindergarten Printables

Webkinz K Printables

I took photos of our Webkinz to turn into “clipart” a long time ago and never did anything with them, until now.  Recently, I decided to put together some Kindergarten Printables for Krash to use in the future! We won’t be using these for a few weeks, but I wanted to go ahead and share in case any of you have little Webkinz fans!!  Even if your kids aren’t into Webkinz, but enjoy animals they would probably enjoy these!

Here’s what is included in the free Webkinz pack…Slide1

 

 

Using a number line…

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Greater than and less than, using the alligator mouth as a visual aid.Slide4

 

Naming coins…

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Basic Time…Slide7

 

 

Sorting…Slide8

 

Matching descriptive sentences…

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Easy reader with color word emphasis…

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Rhyming Words…

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Sight Words…Slide16

 

Basic CVC words with tracing and matching sentences…Slide13

 

Simple Story…Slide17

 

Write a sentence…Slide18

You’ll see us use these in the near future!


 

I hope many of you can use these new Free Kindergarten Printables

and I hope to have more soon!  They are available to download for free!

Calendar Connections ~ Thanksgiving

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 obvious theme of Thanksgiving for November ~ but filled with Biblical history and interesting facts that your children {or you} may not know!  I sure learned a lot!

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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 currently IN STOCK at 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…

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


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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Thanksgiving 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, 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!


Thanksgiving Calendar Connections



Thanksgiving Preschool Pack

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Just Color Thanksgiving


Turkey Songs

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Thanksgiving Lapbook

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Thanksgiving Bible Verse

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Turkey Craft

Turkey Craft


Thanksgiving Books & More…

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Are you on Pinterest?

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You can check out my Thanksgiving Finds here!


Will you leave links to your Thanksgiving themed printables or ideas in the comments section? I’d love to check your ideas out too!


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