Letter A Printables, Books, and Activities

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!

Letter A Plans

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

 

Letter A 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 A Books! I will be using books we own as well as books from the library when able.

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 A 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. These require little prep so I haven’t been focused on that right now. I begin school with them in a few weeks so I have plenty of time to get that ready. Digging out my ABC stuff was a much bigger project! We will probably begin with Countdown to Fall as our first literature unit! We will also be doing a few other things, which you can see in the Google Slides!

Valentine’s Day Printable Activity Pack

Valentine's Day Activity Pack

The love month is approaching soon and many of you like to celebrate Valentine’s Day! We have a fun new set of free Valentine’s Day printables featuring tracing, mazes, connect the dots, color by letter and more!

In this free Valentine’s Day printable set you’ll find the following free activities…

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Download your free Valentine’s Day Activity Pack here!

Valentines Day Activity Pack

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More Valentine’s Day printables and ideas here!

Valentine's Day Printables and Ideas

ABC Kids Alphabet Printables

ABC Kids Bundle

   

Our new ABC Kids bundle is filled with fun graphics to help your child who is learning to identify letters! This set is a fun way to expose early literacy skills with a focus on the alphabet. If you are doing a letter of the week program, this would be a great addition to your weekly letter focus. Add the flashcards to your ABC baskets, develop fine motor skills with the q-tip painting printables, practice early reading skills with the easy reader. Match lowercase letters to uppercase letters with the cut & glue set, and match words to pictures with the 3-part cards. Practice tracing letters and dot painting the letters with the dot fun set!

Here’s a peek at all of the ABC Kids included in this set…

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Flashcards

Cut on the dotted lines to create a set of flashcards.  Keep this main set on a metal ring for future reference!

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Easy Reader

Put together this simple easy reader to work on the letters your child is learning. Laminate and use metal rings instead of stapling so you can easily add pages as you learn more words!

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Dot Fun with Handwriting Practice

Use these pages as a fun way to get some handwriting practice in while working on letters! Ideas for using Dot Fun printables here!Slide3

3 Part Cards

A Montessori approach to reading and matching words to pictures. See more of our 3 part cards here!

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Cut & Match Pictures to Lowercase Letters

This is a fun hands-on way to practice matching upper and lowercase letters.Slide2

Q-Tip Painting

Ideas for using Q-Tip Painting Printables here!

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Grab your bundle here in my shop!

ABC Kids Bundle

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FREE Letter A Sample Set

ABC Kids Letter A Sample Set

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Create Your Own Alphabet Posters

Create Your Own Alphabet Posters

Involving young children in the early years is one of my favorite things. When decorating a classroom, teachers often use cute pre-made letter posters to showcase the alphabet. What if your child helped create their own Alphabet Posters for the wall in their classroom, homeschool room or even their bedroom?

This new printable set included two different poster options and both are included in the free sample download and the full download.

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Each letter offers 6-8 images for your child to add to each poster, showcasing words that begin with that letter.

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These posters are great for letter identification, beginning sound awareness, letter formation visuals, and give your child something that s/he participated in to create – which often means s/he will pay more attention to the final product! “I did it!” goes a long way with little kids! 

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Find this set in my Teacher’s Notebook Shop!

You’ll see an option to download a free preview sample which includes letters A, B & C as well as the full alphabet available for purchase!

Create Your Own Alphabet Charts

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Looking for more fun beginning sound printables?

Check out our Beginning Sound Mazes and our What Begins With… sets!

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Creative Creatures A to Z Q-Tip Painting

Creative Creatures A to Z Q-Tip Painting

We have a new set of FREE Q-Tip Painting printables featuring adorable Creative Creatures A to Z! There are so many fun ways to use these printables. Making tiny glue dots and sprinkling glitter over them is a favorite of ours! You can see many more ideas for using these here!

We also have brand new Creative Creatures A to Z Printables in our Teacher’s Notebook Shop! There’s even a bundle featuring all 6 Creative Creatures products at a discounted price! You’ll get flashcards, letter mazes, handwriting practice pages, an easy reader and more! If you are looking for something fun to bring in to your ABC learning time, Creative Creatures A to Z is just what you need! Silly creatures shaped like letters will bring a smile to your little one’s face as s/he is learning!

Click on each image below to see each product in my Teacher’s Notebook Shop, or click here to see the entire bundle!

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Download your free Creative CreaturesA to Z Q-tip Painting  Printables here!

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WHY use Q-Tip Painting Printables?

The big answer is fine motor skills! You’ll notice how we focus on not only the tiny dots, but also using small items in painting or adding to the dots. All of this works on hand-eye coordination and fine motor skills

The letter/number identification is a secondary bonus!

See ideas for using these here!

Ideas for Using Q Tip Painting Printables

    

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