Sunday, November 28, 2010

Shape book patterns for writing

Here are some shape book patterns to use with writing prompts:

December Number Tracing Calendar

Here is a great page to add to you child's calendar time. 

A video showing how to use the calendar is below:

Nouns Lesson Plan

Noun - A person, place, thing, or object.
1. The cat climbed the tree.
2. They drove to California for their summer vacation.

Proper Noun- Specific person, place, thing, or object... almost always capitalized.
  • Florida, Justin Bieber, Toyota
Common Noun- A general person, place, thing, or idea.
  •          cat, store, pencil, car

Noun worksheets to practice

Practice plural nouns with this worksheet

Learn about proper and common nouns with this George Washington themed worksheet.

Making nouns that end with y plural 

Find the nouns, then tell if they are singular or plural

Find the nouns in this zoo themed worksheet

How I Would Spend $100 Writing Prompt

This engaging writing activity will get kids thinking and talking…plus, it reinforces number concepts!

You will need:

Use Post It Labels for Reading Practice

Your child can practice reading by helping you to label the house! Ask your child to choose a set of ten items around the house that he or she would like to learn to “read”. 
Write each word on a post-it note with your child’s help. Talk about the words, by pointing out the letters as you write them.

Friday, November 26, 2010

Beginning Sounds Game

Your child can practice beginning sounds with this fun interactive phonics game. A picture will be shown, and the child will pick the picture that has the same beginning sound as that picture.

Picture Dominoes

Print out these picture dominoes and cut them apart. Then play dominoes by matching the pictures whose names have the same ending sound. Make new picture dominoes by cutting out pictures from magazines.


Living and Non-Living Things Emergent Reader

Learn the difference between living and non-living things with this adorable reader.

Cyber Monday at CurrClick

This Monday, November 29th, CurrClick will be giving away 20 completely free, brand new homeschool resources.


Thursday, November 25, 2010

Parts of a Plant

1.Go to this website.

2. This page shows a picture of a plant. Each part of the plant has a number. Match the number with the name of the plant part under the picture. When you choose the right name, it will appear next to the number.

3. After you have matched all of the parts with their names, print the page. The page will show the picture of the plant and the names for all the parts.

For more information about plant parts go here.

Alphabet Coloring Book

Your kiddos will have a great time learning the letters of the alphabet with this Alphabet Coloring Book.  You can also print out the pages to hang up on the wall for a border.

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Astronomy Picture of the Day

Isn't the video below amazing? You can view it and many others at Astronomy Picture of the Day

Aurora Borealis timelapse HD - Tromsø 2010 from Tor Even Mathisen on Vimeo.

Christmas Counting Book

You can print out this adorable Christmas Counting Book for your little ones to practice both counting and reading skills. 

Homographs Worksheets

If your kiddos are learning about homographs, you will love these worksheets.  Download includes two short worksheets and a multiple-choice review test providing the perfect practice for your student!

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Alphabet Tracers

If your little ones are learning to write the letters of the alphabet, simply print out the worksheets below, place them in sheet protectors and have your child practice tracing them each day with a dry erase marker.

Win $500 Worth of Books From Chronicle Books

I have about 5 bookshelves teeming with books, and I am always on the lookout for more great books!  Chronicle Books has an amazing selection, and now both you and I have the opportunity to win $500 worth of great books!  Chronicle Books is sponsoring "Celebrate the Haul-idays with Chronicle Books" where one blogger will win a wish list of books, up to $500. You can view my wish list below, but be sure to leave a comment on this post if the list of books interests you. Because if I win, YOU DO TOO! 

Walk the Dog 

By Bob Barner

Day and Night by Teddy Newton

Lots of Dots by Craig Frazier

Learning to Ski with Mr. Magee   By Chris Van Dusen

The Present

The Present   By Bob Gill 

 Chicken Big

Chicken Big   By Keith Graves 


Just One Bite

Just One Bite

The Story of Snow

The Story of Snow: The Science of Winter's Wonder By Mark Cassino, Jon Nelson, Ph.D. 

Let Freedom Sing

Let Freedom Sing: Blue Apple Books By Vanessa Newton

Nana Cracks the Case!

By Kathleen Lane, Cabell Harris, Sarah Horne 
Romeow and Drooliet

Romeow and Drooliet

By Nina Laden
You Think It's Easy Being the Tooth Fairy?

You Think It's Easy Being the Tooth Fairy?

By Sheri Bell-Rehwoldt, David Slonim 


By Jim LaMarche
He Came with the Couch

He Came with the Couch

By David Slonim 
Little Pea

Little Pea

By Amy Krouse Rosenthal, Jen Corace

Roberto: The Insect Architect

Roberto: The Insect Architect

By Nina Laden

I Love You the Purplest

I Love You the Purplest

By Barbara Joosse, Mary Whyte

A Child's Garden of Verses

A Child's Garden of Verses: A Classic Illustrated edition

By Robert Louis Stevenson

The Beatles Anthology

The Beatles Anthology

By The Beatles
Hardcover This extraordinary project has been made possible because Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr have agreed to tell their combined story especially for this book. Together with Yoko Ono Lenn ...

What Is Thanksgiving? Writing Prompt

The kids in this video are so cute!  Have your child watch it, and then write their own definition of Thanksgiving!

Rock Hopper Addition Game

Rock Hopper is a fun game to work on addition skills.  Player must jump from rock to rock adding until they reach the goal number.  Cute, educational, and fun!