Dora Tot Book ~ Free Printables!

Ladybug won’t be working with this one quite yet, but I got it done and wanted to share for all of you who have little Dora fans!  When I mentioned this one on my Facebook page, it got a HUGE reaction!  I hope it blesses many of your Dora fans with fun school time!

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Focus Skills

  • ABCs
  • Colors in Spanish and English
  • Shapes
  • Name ID

You can download the entire

Dora Tot Book here on my website for FREE!

Enjoy!

 

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Kindergarten with Krash ~ You Can Read Unit 5

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His first Calvert lessons have him reviewing basic skills he is solid in, so we aren’t spending much time there right now.  We are spending a majority of our time focusing on our You Can Read printables, which is challenging him at a perfect level.  We are doing many other additional activities also and having a blast!  Here’s a bit of the literacy fun we have had recently…

 

We worked with unit 5 from You Can Read, for about 2 weeks, he is actually still struggling with Down and here so we are taking some review time after this unit to solidify the words learned so far!  You Can Read Sight Words Set 5 s

This week he glued his words onto colored paper instead of making words in the pocket chart with these letters.  He really enjoyed this as he loves glue!  You can see I used our Education Cube to show him the word he was working on.IMG_3746

 

He colored his sight word color by # words…IMG_4947

 

Word shapes…IMG_3747

 

Play Dough Words…IMG_4847

 

Funny fonts, we used dot paint this time for a change…IMG_4773

 

Finding words in sentences…IMG_5241

 

I created the more add-ons to the You Can Read program {base printables are free once they are released on the blog, add-ons will only be in the ad-free/bonus section}, Assessments and Review BINGO! 

I gave him the reading words assessment and it was nice to confirm which words he knows quickly and which he still struggles with. The full instructions of how I do my assessments is included in the PDF file, I explain it all there!

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He LOVED the Review BINGO, and we took turns calling words-which was a great mix-up for the review.IMG_5229

 

 

Word Play rectangleWord Play is a BIG component to our Kindergarten learning, be sure to visit the main Word Play linky to see MANY ideas!

For a review, I pulled off all of his word wall words and put them in his workbox.  He has to read each one and then put it under the proper letter on his word wall. This week I had him runt he length of the schoolroom in between each word!  He had to run to get the word from me each time!IMG_3749

 

He continues to LOVE our easy readers, we are using First Little Readers, and Sight Word Readers.  We are using Guided Reading strategies during this time, which you can read about here.

We also do phonics work and still use Bob Books for this.  Calvert has an intense phonics portion to their Kindergarten, he is just not there yet in the lessons so we are supplementing.

This week we reviewed  one of the books, by writing all of the words on his BatMan board first and then reading together. IMG_5231

I noticed he was having a bit of trouble isolating sounds so I taught him to “peek-a-boo” the word.  He used a marble and slowly pulled it to the side to reveal 1 letter at a time to sound out the word.  This REALLY helped him. IMG_5239

I taught him to look at the whole word first to see if it was a sight word and if not-he needed to play peek-a-boo with the word and break the sounds down.IMG_5234

 

 

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We continue to follow the Calvert workbook and have finally hit new territory-geometric solids!  The math workbook provided punch out shapes for me to make, so we used those.  I also printed these geometric solids 3-part cards for him.  I also found these awesome 3D shape printables after we were done!

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We also reviewed patterns, which we will continue to explore further.  The Preschool Packs have given him a solid foundation with patterning, so this was pretty easy for him!

 

 

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Hands on, learning toys, games, computer, themes, and more.  This is where I plan to share everything else he has been up to that I happen to capture! These are the “extra” things we do in addition to his direct instruction which you will see above.

We had LOADS of fun doing a combined Dragon-Castles-Vikings-Knights week.  I even made NEW printables for my How to Train Your Dragon Preschool Pack!!!

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He enjoyed the 3 part cards.  He put the full cards in the mini pocket chart and then matched up the pictures and words to those…IMG_4827

 

The graphing game I added was  HUGE hit, we played many, MANY times!  I included a spinner too, but he preferred the cube-probably because he can throw it.IMG_4838

 

imageWe did a ton of work from the Knights Preschool Pack!

3-part cards…IMG_4889

Rebus story, finding words…IMG_4843

Counting knights-which was way too easy,IMG_4877

so we added in some basic addition…

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Clipping the beginning sound…IMG_4925

Rhyming words…IMG_4938

 

We had lots of hands on fun too, mostly with our double set of knights in a tube.  Since we had 2 sets, we were able to play a matching game with them!IMG_5338

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Coloring castles with LadybugIMG_4935

One of the highlights for him was looking at real castles online.  His new dream is to go to Germany {by chance most of the castles he really loved were in Germany} and tour REAL castles.  Anyone in Germany want to host us?IMG_5331

 

A crown made with ZoobsIMG_3793

 

It was a really fun theme week!  Although I don’t have a photo, he helped me set up a theme corner-including his new Trio Castle-which he got recently for his birthday!  Also in his corner were his many How to Train Your Dragon toys, also birthday gifts!

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A few items we used…

Visit Preschool Corner {& 5K too} for more fun learning ideas!

Visit Teach Me To Read Thursdays to see more great ideas!

Preschool Printables ~ Name Stamping

I made Krash and Ladybug a new name stamping worksheet, and decided to make a blank download for those of you who would like it!  I included blank lines at the top and bottom and stamping boxes to use like this…Name Stamping Public

I included blank sheets for names containing 2-9 letters.  If your child’s name has 10 or more I am sorry-I couldn’t make it fit with this format!

Ladybug is just using the stamps to become familiar with her name.IMG_5286

Krash is using this to fine tune the handwriting of his name {I used a dot font for both his first and last names} and also to learn to write/spell his last name.  He actually has a custom sheet which includes his first and last name together.IMG_5509

If you want to try to make your own, I got the handwriting fonts from Fonts4Teachers, and I used the table tool {I used PowerPoint to make these} to make the boxes-it’s very simple!

We own these stamp sets…

 

So far we don’t really have a major preference.  The M&D comes with both upper and lower-and an ink pad. The see-through stamps are a bit more expensive but very cool.  I prefer the little storage box of the see through version, but love that the M&D come with both upper and lower and ink!

You can download the blank Name Stamping sheets here on my Preschool Printables webpage!

Pretty Bugs & Creatures Preschool Pack ~ Free Printables

I had fun making this preschool pack using the adorable girly bugs and flowers from Stockberry Studio. I had to rename it because a snail is included!  I know a snail is not a bug, but he was cute so I didn’t want to leave him out!  So I changed the name to honor his inclusion. 

Here’s a glimpse of what is included {all free} in this Pretty Bugs & Creatures Preschool Pack

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Focus Skills

  • Letter Bb
  • Find the Difference
  • Graphing
  • Patterning
  • Sorting
  • Colors
  • Positional Words
  • Shapes
  • Counting 1-20
  • Upper/Lower Case ABCs
  • Song
  • Bible Verse
  • Labeling
  • Tracing

You can download the entire

Pretty Bugs & Creatures Preschool Pack here on my website for FREE!

Enjoy!

 

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PS-this pack was shared on my Facebook page last week, be sure to “like” me if you want access to these before the blog posts come out!!!  I often share notices about what is new on my FB page first!

 

I have the following Preschool Packs officially in the works…

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Jolanthe has these in the works…

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Princess Tot Book ~ Free Printables!

As you probably know, I already created a Princess Preschool Pack.  Well, it is a bit too advanced for Ladybug and she needed something to go alongside of Krash’s Knight Preschool Pack, so I made her a Princess Tot Book!  She LOVED it!  I will be sharing more photos of it in action tomorrow in my Tot School post!IMG_5186

 

Focus Skills

  • Counting 1-5
  • Colors
  • Shapes
  • Name ID

You can download the entire

Princess Tot Book here on my website for FREE!

Enjoy!

 

See more Preschool Packs and Tot Books/Packs here…

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PS-  I often share notices about what is new on my FB page first “like” me to see pack releases earlier!