AUG
05
2014

Preschool Dot-to-Dot Worksheets

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Hi everyone, I hope you’re having a wonderful day! Today I have some fun Preschool Dot-to-dot worksheets to share with you all! They of course go with my Letter of the Week  preschool curriculum, and if you’ve purchased the curriculum anytime AFTER 7/20/14 this file is included in your download! If you purchased prior to that date, or just want to add it to whatever you’re using currently, download it here for free and add it into your daily lessons!   Number Practice: The dot-to-dot worksheets help teach students number recognition, counting, and number order. The preschool sheets have a light gray tracing line to help your student know where to go on the worksheet. I recommend doing them with your student as these sheets count a bit higher than the other Preschool level work in this curriculum. This will help challenge your students count a to a higher number as they progress through the curriculum.   Phonics Practice: Not only does each … [Read more...]

JUL
30
2014

Kindergarten Dot-to-Dot Worksheets

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Hi everyone, I hope you’re having a wonderful day! Today I have some fun Kindergarten Dot-to-dot worksheets to share with you all! They of course go with my k4 Kindergarten curriculum, and if you’ve purchased the curriculum anytime AFTER 7/20/14 this file is included in your download! If you purchased prior to that date, or just want to add it to whatever you’re using currently, download it here for free and add it into your daily lessons!   Each kindergarten dot-to-dot worksheet goes along with a letter theme from my Letter of the Week program, but it’s made a little more challenging for those awesome kindergarteners out there.   Number Practice: The dot-to-dot worksheets help teach students number recognition, counting, and number order. While at the same time correlating with a letter from the alphabet so you’re working on several skills at once.   Phonics Practice: As your student completes the dot-to-dot they can then color in the image if they like, and … [Read more...]

SEP
15
2013

Math-U-See Giveaway!

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Hi everyone! It’s no secret that I’m a huge fan of Math-U-See! And thanks to their awesome staff, they’ve offered a great giveaway for my readers today. One thing I love about Math-U-See is that they teach to mastery, and that means your student might not learn a certain skill right off the bat. They build on concepts so that the math skills actually make sense for your student. Students also use the MUS visual manipulatives to help further understand whatever skill they are working at the time. However to my surprise the students do not become depending on the manipulatives to solve problems. They’re simply hands on training tools to use until a concept is mastered. This is what the Math-U-See looks like in our workboxes. I pull out their worksheet each day and keep the video DVD and our little plastic storage container.     I also have a couple fun organization ideas for all of those blocks for you! For our large set of blocks I purchased the Small Craft … [Read more...]

JUL
22
2013

FREE B/W Alphabet Pattern Block Cards

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Hello all of you awesome teacher mamas out there!  I’ve been on a roll with the pattern block printables lately and after a long wait I finally have my alphabet pattern block printables for you in black and white! A big “Thank you” for your patience and to everyone who requested this! The black and white version of these cards are great for adding a little more challenge to your student’s day as well as saving on color printer ink. These sheets are meant to be used with any Wooden Pattern Blocks. (That is a link to find them on Amazon, but they should all be similar in size to other pattern blocks so you can use any brand you prefer.)   --> Click here to download the  B/W Alphabet Pattern Block Cards <-- TO USE: I normally print these pages on cardstock then laminate them just so they last longer, but you certainly don’t have to do that. Here’s a close up of one of the pages. Your student will simply match the pattern block cards onto each sheet to … [Read more...]

JUL
15
2013

1-20 FREE B/W Pattern Block Cards

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Good morning everyone! As promised I have another fabulous freebie for you today. Last week I put up my full color Pattern Block Number cards and today I have the black and white version for all of you out there waiting! These are great for adding a little more challenge to your student’s day as well as saving on color printer ink. Just like the colored version, since this is a preschool activity I stuck with numbers 1-20. You can use these fun cards with any Wooden Pattern Blocks. (That is a link to find them on Amazon, but they should all be similar in size to other pattern blocks so you can use any brand you prefer.)   --> Click here to download the 1-20 B/W Pattern Block Cards <-- TO USE: I normally print these pages on cardstock then laminate them just so they last longer, but you certainly don’t have to do that. Here’s a close up of one of the pages. Your student will simply match the pattern block cards onto each sheet to re-create the number. I also added a … [Read more...]

JUL
08
2013

FREE 1-20 Pattern Block Cards

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Good morning everyone! I have a fabulous freebie for you today! Since had such a great response to my Alphabet Pattern Block Cards, I thought it would be fun to do a set of Pattern Block Number cards too! Since this is a preschool activity I stuck with numbers 1-20. You can use these fun cards with any Wooden Pattern Blocks. (That is a link to find them on Amazon, but they should all be similar in size to other pattern blocks so you can use any brand you prefer.) --> Click here to download the 1-20 Color Pattern Block Cards <--   TO USE: I normally print these pages on cardstock then laminate them just so they last longer, but you certainly don’t have to do that. Here’s a close up of one of the pages. Your student will simply match the pattern block cards onto each sheet to re-create the number. I also added a dashed font written version of each number so your student can trace and read the number as well just for a little added practice.   MORE PATTERN … [Read more...]

JUN
25
2013

Summer Boredom Buster: Science & Math

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Welcome to another semi-educational summer boredom buster! Today we’re experimenting with mystery potions and color mixing! I will start off by saying that I highly recommend you do the science lab color mixing activity O U T S I D E. Outside. Do it outside. Are you outside? Okay, we can begin… Supplies: Plastic measuring containers, bowls etc Safety glasses, you know for effect and all. Water Food Coloring Optional: Eye droppers, measuring spoons A few willing scientists I found this Liquid Measuring Kit from Lakeshore Learning, but you can really use any variety of containers you have on hand.   If you’d like your children to follow some recipes, try out my color mixing cards to measure and mix new colors! Otherwise it’s also fun to let your students just mix to their little hearts content. As long as they’re outside.   Directions: Mix containers with different color water. Set up the containers on a table outside, and let kids have … [Read more...]

APR
23
2013

Homeschool Math Curriculum Forum

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Hi everyone! Welcome to another homeschool curriculum forum post. Today we’re talking all about math! As most of you know I have previously tried both Abeka and Saxon math. Abeka was okay for the  younger years, but flashcards just weren’t doing it for us. We needed something more hands on as well as something that better explained the various skills we were learning. We switched to Math U See. While this curriculum was working well for us, I ventured over to Saxon for a bit just to see how it worked. After finding myself explaining Saxon lessons using our Math U See blocks and examples, we switched back to Math U See and haven’t looked back since. One thing to know about MUS is that they do teach to mastery, and that means your student might not learn a certain skill right off the bat. They build on concepts so that the math skills actually make sense for your student. Students also use the MUS visual manipulatives to help further understand whatever skill they are … [Read more...]

JAN
06
2013

Pop for Addition & Subtraction Giveaway

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Hola amigos! I have a great math game giveaway for you today! It’s called Pop for Addition & Subtraction by Learning Resources.   This game is actually a really fun way to review math facts in a less boring…we hate flashcards…kind of way. The container looks like a cute gumball machine, and each math fact is on a colorful gumball as well. Details: Cost: $9.99 Includes 90 math fact cards (1-10), 10 pop cards, a spinner, and instruction guide. For 2-4 players, but we’ve all been known to play together! How to play: To play the game each player takes a turn spinning the spinner. The picture your arrow lands on tells you how many gumballs you can take. If you can answer the math facts on the back of the gumball you get to keep it. If not you have to put it back in the box. Whoever has the most gumballs at the end wins!   But beware…there is a “POP” card and if you draw that, ALL of your gumballs have to go back into the box!  I believe … [Read more...]

OCT
30
2012

Free Number Graph Worksheets

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  Hello fellow teachers! Today I made some super cute Number Graph worksheets for the Teeny Tot! These sheets are super cute and they work on number recognition, word recognition as well as counting skills! Directions: ~ Print pages 3-22 on copy paper ~ Have students add 1 sticker per square for each number as indicated. (I’ve added light gray dots to help preschoolers know which boxes to add their stickers to…see below for a blank version…i.e. no dots!)   Alternate Ideas: 1. Color in the correct amount of squares 2. Place any manipulative of your choice in each square, i.e. goldfish, cheerios, beads, rocks, shells, etc. 3. Laminate and have students write an “o” or “x” in each box using dry-erase markers. 4. Place sheets in page protectors and have students write an “o” or “x” in each box using dry-erase markers.   --> Download the Number Graph Worksheets here! <-- (If you’re having trouble downloading the file, RIGHT click on the above download link, … [Read more...]