- Pin Maps
Language and Spelling Practice Worksheets
I’ve Made for the Kids:
All About Spelling Lessons 16-24 Review
Fill in the c, k, ck, ss,ff,ll, ng, nk and plurals — s, es
Oops — and I see you also have to write the word “plow” and “about” because we’ve done ou and ow words.
I say the word (such as duck, elk, kept, sock), he fills in the missing letters.
Long A Sounds — Word Sort
a, ai, a-e, ay, eigh, ea, aigh and ey
Click here to download. It is 7 pages long.
Long a Words — Spelling Practice Sentences
We have gone over the long a words such as
a (able, acorn) ai (sail, maid) a–e (cake, mate) ay (day) eigh (weigh, neighbor)
ea (steak, break) ey (they) aigh (straight). This sheet uses these long a words in a sentence. They should be able to figure out the word by context, but if not you can tell them the word to write.
Click here for Long a Word sheet.
LD has gone over a lot of the different long-A sound word groups for
spelling. I made this word sort to help cement in some of those families
especially the trickier ones such as
eigh — weigh, eight, neighbor, sleigh
aigh — straight
ea — steak, break
You can download a copy of the long a words sort here if you are interested.
We continue to go over capitalization rules. This sheet reviews some of the capitalization rules.
The blanks are for the kids to write in examples. For instance, “Titles
such as…” Mr. Mrs. Dr.
Here is the link if anyone’s interested.
Capital Letters — circle the words that should be capitalized.
First Language Lessons (Level 1)
Capital Letters Sheet#2 — In the blank, write a capital letter if it is needed.
First Language Lessons (Level 1)
Capital Letter Sentence Practice — Correct the sentences on the page.
Capital Letter Practice — Circle the letters that should be capitalized. (About our family holiday near Adelaide.)
Capitalization Practice Sheet — Circle any capitalization errors you see.
Punctuation Practice – Fill in the missing punctuation: comma, question mark, period, exclamation mark
Language Arts Practice Sheet — capitalization, punctuation (.,!?) and contraction review
You might need to read the word aloud to your child (such as “h” — how or “ab t” — about) until they get the idea.
You can find a ou and ow word sort activity at Finally in First which we did first.
Here is another cute ou – ow word sort from Oceans of First Grade Fun.
All About Spelling, Level 2 Lesson 25
To go along with the build-a-sentence pack I made, I put together some free writing prompts. Here is the post about the Free Writing Prompts. I’ll share it here in case some of you find it helpful for your emergent writers. It is 18 pages.
promised the kids I’d make a new Valentine’s Day word hunt for them. My version is not as cute as the one at TPT, but I’ll share it with you anyway. You can download my version of the Valentine’s Day Word Hunt here. On the second page I’m hoping they find lots of -ow and -ou words.
Preschool Teens Pack
ED is ready to tackle the teen numbers. She often skips some of the
numbers after 13. I am using a homemade version of the Montessori seguin
board (download the packet I made here). It’s a board with lots of 10s in a row. The child then places a digit over the zero to make 11, 12, 13, etc.
1) First ED counted the number of animals.
Then she pulled out the same number of beads. I made a big deal about
the group of 10 beads being called her special ‘golden beads.’ She
promptly fell in love with them!
3) Next she chose the proper
digit and placed it in the ones column to make it “one ten and one” (for
11), “one ten and two” (for 12) and so forth.
Original Post is here.
and select “DOWNLOAD AS…” Choose PDF and this will bring it up in
Adobe Reader so that you can print the specific pages you are interested
Multiplication Game (6s and 7s)
Late at night my brain often whirls with ideas. Last spring I put
the skip counting patterns to familiar tunes since LD is working on his
basic multiplication facts. For example, I put the 7s to the tune of
‘Row, Row, Row Your Boat.’ LD learned that so well I went back and
created another tune for the 6s and the 8s which he’ll be working on
again this fall.
Click here to see the skip counting songs and to print them out.
Addition Game (doubling 4 through 9)
I made this simple math game for DD. This goes along with some of the
math skills she’s learning with her new math curriculum. It’s a game of
practicing doubling the numbers 4 through 9 (4+4, 5+5, etc.).
You can download the fall-themed gameboard here. (4+4, 5+5, etc.)
Multiplication Game (8s Times Tables)
Now knowing that LD would want to play as well I made him his own
gameboard. This version uses the same die (with the numbers 4 through
9), but instead he multiplies by 8. (4×8, 5×8, 6×8, 7×8, 8×8, 9×8)
if he rolls a 5 he multiplies that by 8 and has to cover the number 40
on his gameboard. The same rules apply — you can bump a player off if
they have one token covering the number, but once a player has two
tokens on a number he has claimed/won that number and cannot be bumped
You can download the Bump 8s Multiplication Gameboard here.
Basic Division Games: LD was asking for more math games, so I whipped up two quick division games.
The first game is the same Bump game I’ve mentioned before, this time using division problems.
You can print out your own Bump Division Game here.
*Each player takes a turn taking a division card and solving the answer.
*The player places a token on the correct number on the gameboard.
*We use pennies and erasers for tokens (you can also use buttons).
*If another player has a token on that number, he/she can be bumped off.
*When you have two tokens on the number it is yours.
*The player who has the most numbers covered with two tokens wins the game.
Addition Games (sums of 16, 17, 18, 19):
Since LD and I have been playing his division games daily, DD wanted her
own board as well. I made one up for her last night so she can work on
her sums to 16, 17, 18 and 19. (ie. 8+8, 9+10 and so forth).
If you are interested the addition games and cards are found here.
This is the United States: Landmarks, Symbols, Basic Facts — Unit Study Plans
about the world in which we live — the largest continent, country,
ocean, desert, tallest mountain, longest river as well as a bit about
our world population.
am busy planning and getting ready for this next year. I couldn’t find
exactly what I was looking for and so made these 3-part cards for our
upcoming unit study on America. Cards include landmarks such as the Statue of Liberty, the Grand Canyon, Yellowstone, the White House, Mount Rushmore and more.
Fundamental Needs of People Chart:
Here is a blank chart of some fundamental needs.
There are numbers of charts out on the internet, but this is how I plan
to discuss these topics. I plan to use a huge piece of butcher paper
and to have the kids cut out pictures from old National Geographic magazines to create
a homemade chart.
ocean is divided into three different layers. The zones differ in temperature, water pressure and available
nutrients. Marine organisms live in
different zones according to the amount of sunlight that reaches there. More than 90% of marine life lives in the Sunlit Zone.
I cut them out and laminated them together. (Also that sheet happens to
have my “Parts of” a shark and fish labels there as well (yesterday’s post). I used the shark labels with the shark anatomy page found here.)
made animal sorting cards for the three ocean zone (above), but
unfortunately I cannot share publicly because I am not certain of the
copyright status of some of the photos I used. I would be happy to
share that with people privately if you email me (the homeschool den —
all one word — at yahoo dot com). You might want to leave a comment on the top post of my blog as well because I don’t always check email and it might get buried.
You might want to make a colored circle on the back of each of the three
related cards. Use a different color for each animal. That way, the
kids can check their own work as needed. Natasha shared this great idea
with us at her blog, Leptir.
Here are some invertebrate cards
I made to go a
long with our discussion. Remember, crustaceans,
arachnids and insects are all part of the arthropod group (look at this chart to see what I mean). This is not a complete list of invertebrate groups, just some of the ones we have been discussing.
ED’s next habitat study is on the forest. I made a set of cards for the kids to sort through. We’ll be sorting them by
and also into the five animal kingdoms:
( fish), amphibians, reptiles, birds and mammals.
Oh and by the way, I didn’t include any fish in this sort–I did include
a photo of crayfish that LD found in the creek that runs through the
woods behind our house. They are crustaceans (related to the lobster)
and would obviously be sorted into the invertebrate group.
This post shows you how I use these.
Here is where you can download them.
I’ve made various Montessori-inspired cards and activities, logic puzzles, math activities and things like that which I’ll share here with you. You can click on the links below which will take you directly to the download page. I included some of the links within my website so you can see how I used some of these downloads (such as the pin maps and logic puzzles).
Hope you find something of use.
Pin Map: for the study of rainforest, savanna, desert, forest and tundra regions of the world
|World Biomes Pin Map|
Three Part Cards:
Using the rain forest cards Lots of foods and goods originiate from the rainforest. These cards help identify some of the important products that come from rainforest regions of the world (spices, bananas,rubber, and more).
Other Activity Sheets
Math Activity Sheets:
Easter Theme Logic Game and Hundreds Board
Halloween Logic Puzzles
Math Addition Facts
Click here to see the posting that shows the photos of these games and cards that follow. I made these games to help LD learn addition problems such as 4+5=9 and 12+7=18.
Addition Fact Cards for:
die Zahlen 1 bis 12 — German numbers which can be used as three-part cards.
Here are a few more printouts of what we’ll be covering in German
when we start back up. I’m using google docs which does not have
umlauts (pair of dots ( ¨ ) above a vowel) — so those are obviously
omitted on these sheets and I’ll write them in with a pen.
This is just a simple sheet. The kids will color in the starburst and write the color names.
die Farben printout link
Basic greetings: Good morning. How are you? Thanks, good. Not so good. I’m tired. etc.
Wie geht’s printout link.
What is that? Basic words like table, chair, book, picture, pencil, pen, window etc.
The next page asks where is the… and what color is…
Clothing words and the second page just has pictures of clothing.
|die Kleidung page 2|