Letter G Printables, Books, and 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 new 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 G Plans

You can see our plans for LETTER G here! You’ll find direct links to things we are using, and other links to help plan a Letter G unit! I decided to use Google Slides so I can update them easily in the future if needed!

 

Letter G 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 G 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 G 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. Click on the graphics below to see posts from past weeks!

  

  

 

Christmas Theme Read and Write the Room

Many years ago when I taught Kindergarten in a public school, I enjoyed using Read & Write the Room with my students. I used this idea with my own children when they were younger, see our original post about this here. Since I am teaching Kindergarten again, I am using Read & Write the Room weekly with my students! You can see all about our Read & Write the Room A to Z here and see it in action here!

Grab our Read & Write the Room A to Z here!

 

What is Read & Write the Room?

The concept is very simple. Word cards are placed around the room to be read and as students locate the cards, they write the words on a recording sheet. Read more here, including how to set it up, why it is a great activity for emerging readers, and more!

Christmas Words

I am excited to share our new Christmas Theme Read and Write the Room with you today! This free printable set includes 12 different Christmas words: Santa, reindeer, hat, elf, snowman, tree, fireplace, bell, lights, ornament, stocking, and candy cane. Each card emphasizes the beginning letter of each word, which is a great review for children who are learning letters and letter sounds!

Download Christmas Read & Write the Room for FREE here!

Scroll down and look for this graphic, then click on the word “DOWNLOAD”

While there you will also see many other fun Christmas printables & ideas for kids!

Want more Christmas fun?

Grab our Wombat Divine Kindergarten Literature Unit and our Christmas Mega Bundles!

Wombat Divine Kindergarten literature Unit Nativity Mega Bundle Christmas Mega Bundle

Letter F Learning in Action

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 new adventure here. Each week I plan to share our plans, which I did for week 6 {letter F} 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 sixth week together, with a focus on the LETTER F! In addition to a letter focus each week I am using All About Reading Pre-Reading with them. Since I only have my students two days a week, we cram a lot into a short time! I also provide their parents with activities to do at home.

All About Reading Lessons

This past week we enjoyed several lessons in AAR Pre-Reading.  We are moving quickly through the activities that focus on pre-reading skills and currently, the emphasis is on beginning sounds, understanding syllables, and rhyming. Below you can see them sorting words by the number of syllables.

 

Since we are not using the letter crafts in order, we are using them for review! This week I had them sort items for letters A, B, C, & D!

Letter F Fun

We enjoyed several different activities, most from my site! I will link everything we used below!

Everything shown in this collage is included with our Ultimate 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 {clockwise from top left}:

I also really love the Fine Motor Alphabet Bundle and the Alphabet Curriculum Bundle from Crafty Classroom! The kids enjoyed the following activities this week:

  • Listening Skills
  • Play Dough Mat Letter F
  • Dab & Read Letter F
  • Find Letter Ff

 

Raising Lil Rock Stars Letter F

I didn’t get any action shots, or even a shot of our display board, but we enjoyed the verse bracelets, and tracing pages this week.

Letter F Toys & Puzzles

I love setting up fun letter displays and playing with the items. See more ideas here! Here’s our Letter F set-up:

 

The kids enjoy playing with the toys and reading the books. Another hands-on activity I have them do is bring in objects from home that begin with the letter we are studying. You can see their collection in the bottom right photo below. In the bottom left, you can see them working on a beginning sound sort using our tiny objects. See more about this here!

 

Letter F Books

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

 

 

Christmas Theme Listen & Do

We have several Listen & Do activities in our Kindergarten Literature Units, and today I am sharing our first theme-based set with you! In this free printable set, you’ll find five different Christmas theme Listen & Do activities to enjoy with your kids!

Our Listen & Do activities help develop good listening skills while also working on basics like shapes, colors, numbers, and letters. Give your child the Listen and Do image page while you read from the list. If your child is still enjoying the activity when you get through with the list, I recommend making up your own “listen and do” ideas to extend the activity time!

My Kindergarten students enjoy these activities a LOT! I hope your kids do too!

Grab the free download link here on our Christmas Fun webpage!

Look for this graphic and then click on the “DOWNLOAD” button below it!

While there, you’ll find TONS of other Christmas theme ideas!

 

Want more Christmas fun?

Grab our Wombat Divine Kindergarten Literature Unit and our Christmas Mega Bundles!

Wombat Divine Kindergarten literature Unit Nativity Mega Bundle Christmas Mega Bundle

Letter F 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 new 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 F Plans

You can see our plans for LETTER F here! You’ll find direct links to things we are using, and other links to help plan a Letter F unit! I decided to use Google Slides so I can update them easily in the future if needed!

 

Letter F 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 F  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 F 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. Click on the graphics below to see posts from past weeks!