Letter U Printables, Books, & More

I am teaching young children again! Not my own children this time, but the children of a very good friend. See our original post about this adventure here. One of the ways I plan to share with the parents of the kids I am teaching is through the use of Google Slides. I am creating slides to show what we are using so they can see and also so they can easily share with friends. In addition to sharing with them, I will be sharing with you!

 

Looking for previous letter posts?

Letter U Plans

You can see our plans for LETTER U here! You’ll find direct links to things we are using, and other links to help plan a Letter U unit! I decided to use Google Slides so I can update them easily in the future if needed! Click here or on the image below to see all of the activities we used, our lesson plans, and links to everything!

Letter U Books

I am also creating book collections for each letter so I remember to pull out certain books each week! Planning like this in advance really helps me remember all of my ideas! As I get older, the ideas vanish at times!

Here is a link to our Letter U Books! I will be using books we own as well as books from the library when able.

FAQ

Why are we doing a letter-of-the-week approach?

Honestly, to keep my brain in order. Going from A to Z and focusing on a letter at a time helps me stay organized. Now, we won’t ONLY be focusing on that letter. This is just a simple way to have fun with letters and sounds through printable activities, hands-on items, and books!

What grade/age is this appropriate for?

I am not big on labeling kids between the ages of 3-6 because they are all so different! Tot School, Preschool, Pre-K, and Kindergarten have what I call “blurry lines” and a child doesn’t always fit into a specific grade. The plans I am sharing are appropriate for kids who are learning letters, and basic early childhood skills {rhyming, opposites, basic K math skills, colors, shapes, patterns, etc.}. When you follow along with us, you’ll see how I am working with my students at their own pace, rather than identifying a specific grade level. It is a mix of Pre-K and Kindergarten and will progress as needed. Much of what I create is labeled “Kindergarten” but is appropriate for many younger and even older kids. Use our assessment to guide your choices. Feel free to adjust and choose activities based on where YOUR child is at rather than what GRADE they should be in! That’s the beauty of homeschool!

Will we use the same activities each week, for each letter?

No! If I find my students don’t like a particular activity, I will probably choose something else {unless it is something I feel is absolutely necessary}. There are SO many options, many I have created myself, but they don’t need to do every single letter U printable out there. That’s silly. I will choose several based on what I think they will enjoy and will meet them at their level. It may change from week to week and you’ll be able to see what we use in our Google Slides for each letter, which I plan to post about as we move along!

Is this all we are doing?

No! Our themes will be based on our Kindergarten Literature Units.  We will also be doing a few other things, which you can see in the Google Slides! In addition to sharing our plans {like this post}, I am also writing posts after each week is complete. Stay tuned for Letter U in action!

Digraph Printables

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I am teaching two young children who are using All About Reading Level 1 right now. We are approaching digraphs {AAR calls them consonant teams} so I created some new resources for fun practice! Our new digraph printables focus on the four most common digraphs – CH, SH, TH, and WH.

I will be sharing many free printables on our new All Digraphs webpage, and I also created a Digraph Activity Bundle for those of you who would rather save time and have all of the activities at once! Below you can see a couple of the freebies already on our digraph webpage.

 

My students will be learning the TH sound soon, below you can see our activity collection that I have prepared for them! All of the printables you see in the photo are included in the Digraph Activity Bundle!

 

 

How to Get the Bundle

The Digraph Activity Bundle is included in the K @ Home Ultimate member section! If you are already a member, go grab it! If you aren’t, see info about the K @ Home Membership here!

 

You can purchase the Digraph Activity Bundle here in my shop individually.

 

Be sure to check out the freebies and more on our All Digraphs webpage!

 

Kindergarten @ Home ~ Letter T, Reading, Math, & More

I am teaching young children again! Not my own children this time, but the children of a very good friend. See our original post about this adventure here. Each week I plan to share our plans, which I did for Letter T here, and I also plan to share after our week is done so you can see my students in action!

Looking for Past Weeks?

I am excited to share all about our twentieth week together, with a focus on the LETTER T! In addition to a letter focus each week we do several other things, which I will also share with you. Since I only have my students two days a week {3 hours each day}, we cram a lot into a short time! I also provide their parents with activities to do at home.

We do a lot of our school at my dining room table, I love having early childhood activities there again!

Affiliate links are used in this post.

All About Reading Level 1

My students used All About Reading Pre-reading during the first half of the year and after using the placement test from AAR in December, I could see that they were ready to begin Level 1! They love the reading lessons and are learning so much. The hands-on aspect of All About Reading is what I enjoy the most as a teacher.

We also use our CVC Words activities to review a lot. Below you can see them using our Self-Correcting CVC Word Cards.


Letter T Fun

We enjoyed several different activities, most from my site! I will link everything we used below! These are the plans I share with their parents {and also use myself to keep on track}:

 

The Letter T activities shown below are included with our Ultimate PreK/Kindergarten @ Home Membership – which is the best way to get your hands on everything we offer, see the cost savings here!

Below you can see AK and Ki doing the following activities:

 


Raising Lil Rock Stars Letter T

While the kids color I tell them the story and we review the items on the display board {shapes, colors, numbers}. They also do tracing at home for homework!

 


Letter T Books

We read tons of books featuring the Letter T! See all of our Letter T book ideas here!

 


You Can Read Word Family IG

We are using You Can Read Word Families in addition to our reading lessons. Word families are a great way to build confidence in reading CVC words. It also helps us review rhyming, and focus on word patterns. We are taking 2 weeks for each word family, this week we finished up the _ig family. These are the plans I share with their parents {and also use myself to keep on track}:

 


Solar System Theme

We enjoyed a really fun solar system unit, find the free printables here! These are the plans I share with their parents {and also use myself to keep on track}:

 


Math

For math, I am selecting goals to focus on and using activities to work on those goals. I have been creating several activities to help with their goals, which you can download for free here on our math resources webpage. These are the plans I share with their parents {and also use myself to keep on track}:

Below you can see photos of them working on:

 


Calendar Notebook

They work on their monthly calendar notebooks at home and also with me on the days they are at my house.

 


Morning Message

We recently began a morning message notebook. I write them a message before they come to my house. They sit down with a highlighter and highlight any words they can read on their own. Then we read the message together. I always include a “prompt” of some sort. Below you can see AK reading some CVC words and drawing pictures to match.

 

 

Garden Theme Kindergarten Printables

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I needed some specific activities to use with my Kindergarten students and wanted a new theme so I created a new Garden Theme Kindergarten Pack! We will be using these printables alongside our Lola Plants a Garden Kindergarten Literature Unit. Here are more of our recommended books:

Kindergarten Goals

In this free printable pack you’ll find many Kindergarten Math and Literacy Goals to focus on.

Homeschool Kindergarten Literacy Goals Homeschool Kindergarten Math Goals

Below you can see many of the activities included:

  • CVC words
  • beginning sounds
  • basic addition
  • number identification & order
  • missing numbers
  • ordinal numbers
  • tracing
  • coins
  • counting by 5s, and 10s
  • color words
  • & more!

 

Download your free printables here!

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Letter T Printables, Books, & More

I am teaching young children again! Not my own children this time, but the children of a very good friend. See our original post about this adventure here. One of the ways I plan to share with the parents of the kids I am teaching is through the use of Google Slides. I am creating slides to show what we are using so they can see and also so they can easily share with friends. In addition to sharing with them, I will be sharing with you!

 

Looking for previous letter posts?

Letter T Plans

You can see our plans for LETTER T here! You’ll find direct links to things we are using, and other links to help plan a Letter T unit! I decided to use Google Slides so I can update them easily in the future if needed! Click here or on the image below to see all of the activities we used, our lesson plans, and links to everything!

 

 

Letter T Books

I am also creating book collections for each letter so I remember to pull out certain books each week! Planning like this in advance really helps me remember all of my ideas! As I get older, the ideas vanish at times!

Here is a link to our Letter T Books! I will be using books we own as well as books from the library when able.

FAQ

Why are we doing a letter-of-the-week approach?

Honestly, to keep my brain in order. Going from A to Z and focusing on a letter at a time helps me stay organized. Now, we won’t ONLY be focusing on that letter. This is just a simple way to have fun with letters and sounds through printable activities, hands-on items, and books!

What grade/age is this appropriate for?

I am not big on labeling kids between the ages of 3-6 because they are all so different! Tot School, Preschool, Pre-K, and Kindergarten have what I call “blurry lines” and a child doesn’t always fit into a specific grade. The plans I am sharing are appropriate for kids who are learning letters, and basic early childhood skills {rhyming, opposites, basic K math skills, colors, shapes, patterns, etc.}. When you follow along with us, you’ll see how I am working with my students at their own pace, rather than identifying a specific grade level. It is a mix of Pre-K and Kindergarten and will progress as needed. Much of what I create is labeled “Kindergarten” but is appropriate for many younger and even older kids. Use our assessment to guide your choices. Feel free to adjust and choose activities based on where YOUR child is at rather than what GRADE they should be in! That’s the beauty of homeschool!

Will we use the same activities each week, for each letter?

No! If I find my students don’t like a particular activity, I will probably choose something else {unless it is something I feel is absolutely necessary}. There are SO many options, many I have created myself, but they don’t need to do every single letter T printable out there. That’s silly. I will choose several based on what I think they will enjoy and will meet them at their level. It may change from week to week and you’ll be able to see what we use in our Google Slides for each letter, which I plan to post about as we move along!

Is this all we are doing?

No! Our themes will be based on our Kindergarten Literature Units.  We will also be doing a few other things, which you can see in the Google Slides! In addition to sharing our plans {like this post}, I am also writing posts after each week is complete. Stay tuned for Letter T in action!