Crawly Creatures Memory and Match-Up Printables

I have a new set of Montessori Printables for you!  A few weeks ago we shared our Crawly Creatures 3-Part Cards and today we have a Memory/Match-Up set.

Crawly Creatures Memory and Match Up Printables

There are 3 different pages included in this set, shown below.  The top two are the same, except one has the word and one doesn’t.  When we play memory, we use one of each.

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Below you see the “Match-Up” board, which we only used when Ladybug was a tot.  This page is meant to be left whole and used for matching as shown in examples later in this post.Slide7

Ideas for using these printables…

This is how we used the Match-Up option when Ladybug was a tot.  I left the board whole as shown and then printed a set of cards for her to match to the board.  This helps with word-picture association and visual discrimination skills. The set below went along with our J is for Jellyfish/Ocean Animals theme.

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Each unit in Tot School Printables had a vocabulary sheet like this {the picture cards} and she loved them as a tot.  She loved drawing ad coloring on them as I called out a word.  The page shown below is from our J is for Jellyfish/Ocean Animals set.

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I often slipped them in our dry erase center.  Below you can see her pretending to write the letters in each word. The page below is from our V is for Volcano/Landforms set.

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Often is was just scribbling! The page below is from our U is for Umbrella/Weather theme.

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Matching mini animals is something we did a lot, when we had animals to go along.  Below is the C is for Cat/Pets printable with the Pets Toob animals.

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Below she is matching up small mammals from our M is for Mouse/Small Mammals set.

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Below you can see our D is for Duck/Birds printables being used with some bird stuffed animals we have.

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Below is the G is for Goat/Farm set with some Little People Farm animals we have.

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Below she is using homemade pom pom magnets and a cookie sheet and putting her magnet on the word I call out. The printable below is from R is for Rainforest.

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The final and most obvious way to use these printables is to play memory!  Print 2 sets of the picture cards, laminate, and play memory!

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Download your FREE Crawly Creatures Memory & Match-Up here!

The sets available are listed in alphabetical order, look for the words “Crawly Creatures” under the “Memory and Match-Up” category and click!

While there, you’ll also find our Crawly Creatures Nomenclature printables too, these are under the “Nomenclature/3-Part Cards” category.

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Counting is for the Birds Literature Unit in Action

We are loving our Kindergarten Literature Units,  and recently completed Counting is for the Birds!Counting is for the Birds Unit Study in Action

I love setting up a central area for our theme focus and my daughter loves it too.  I gather our toys and books together and display them the night before we begin our unit. It helps to draw her in and get her excited about our learning time together. This was a VERY easy unit to set up for since my kids are obsessed with birds, and I once was and had a lot from my teaching days!

Ladybug just had her 6th birthday and got the cute little bird feeder swing and all of those stuffed birds, the small bird toob birds, and the singing birds.  They came at the perfect time to set up for this unit!

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I had so much, we used the entire length of the shelf!

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Day One

She LOVED the display and went straight for the new 3 part bird cards

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After reading the book, we got straight to work.  Here she was working on ordinal numbers

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B is for Bird and…

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She was SO excited to make a cardinal!

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I got her a little bird sticker pack which she loved!

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Day Two

Her cardinals from the previous day dried so she cut them out and put them together!

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We worked on the character activity…

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Labeling a bird

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Day Three

We worked on the hundreds chart mystery picture.  First I had her circle all of the numbers in the correct color as we went through them one by one together.  Then she went back and colored…

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Sequencing the story…

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Day Four

Skip counting with a little birdy friend

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Unscramble the sentence

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Day Five

Got out our fraction puzzles to go along with our bird fraction page.

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Painting a blue jay

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Day Six

Life cycle of a bird

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Day Seven

We read this book every day, sometimes more than once.  She loves it!

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She is browsing through to show me the answers to the comprehension questions!

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Writing about her favorite bird from the story, a nuthatch!

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Throughout the week she begged for more bird crafts.  I got all of these from Learn, Create Love here!

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All of our work from this unit! Such a FUN unit!

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To top it all off, we got to visit a good friend who has chickens and has just gotten new baby chicks!  My bird girl was in heaven!

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See our FREE printables for this unit here,

our Pinterest board here,

and our book and toy suggestions here!

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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!}

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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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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.

Calendar Connections Supplies


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!



Counting is for the Birds Kindergarten Literature Unit Printables

Our next Kindergarten Literature Unit Study Printable Pack is ready, Counting is for the Birds by Frank Mazzola Jr.!  We are technically closer to 1st grade now so I adapted this set to her needs.  It would be a better pack for later in the Kindergarten year for most children.

Counting is for the Birds is a favorite book of Ladybug’s, featuring another of her favorites ~ BIRDS!  It features many of her very favorite birds, lots that we find on our own feeders! You can get the book here!

Counting is for the Birds Kindergarten Literature unit


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!

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For each unit, I am selecting Kindergarten math goals from our list. For this unit I chose ordinal numbers, skip counting by 2s, basic fractions and 100s Chart Mystery Picture.

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Lots of literacy activities; Letter B sound, sequencing the story, comprehension questions, writing, unscramble the sentence.

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The science activities: 3 Part bird cards, label parts of a bird, and bird life cycle.

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Label a Bird Printable

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The character connection is focused on identifying times to be quiet and times to be louder, since bird watching is a quiet activity.

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

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I share more ideas here on our Pinterest board for this unit.

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See books and toys to go along with this unit.

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~~>Download your FREE printables here!<~~

We will be sharing our unit study in action soon!  See other units here!

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