CVC Word Puzzles

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I am teaching two young children who are using All About Reading Level 1 right now. We are working on reading CVC words and they practice at home a lot in addition to their time with me. I created these word puzzles as a fun way to practice!

All About Reading Level 1 moves quickly but it isn’t meant to do at a particular speed. The lessons introduce the sounds and words, but many kids need additional practice before moving on to the next lesson. I am creating resources for them to use and will be sharing them here also, so be sure to follow along!

Preparation Instructions:

If you’d like to use yours the way we are using ours, with a work mat, follow these instructions to prepare!

Print the work mat and laminate. We printed ours on colored paper. Add Velcro strips to the gray lines.

 

Print the word cards, cut on dotted lines, and laminate. Add Velcro dots to the back of each piece.

Choose the words you want your child to work on and present those! We store our pieces in these storage containers.

 

Want the Bundle?

I have prepared a bundle with all of the word puzzles for each vowel in my shop and also added it to the PreK/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 bundle here in my shop individually.

 

I will also be sharing individual sets for free on our new All CVC Words webpage!

 

You’ll find the free SHORT A set there now!

Spring Theme Kindergarten Printables

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I needed some specific activities to use with my Kindergarten students and wanted a new theme {ages 4 and 5} so I created a new Spring Theme Kindergarten Pack! It is created using our Kindergarten Literature Unit template, so you will see similarities, however, I did not base this one off of a specific book. If you want activities to go along with a specific spring book, you can check out Mouse’s First Spring here! Choose your favorite spring book and use these printable activities!  Here are some 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
  • upper/lowercase letter matching
  • beginning sounds
  • basic addition
  • patterns
  • sorting
  • counting
  • missing numbers
  • counting by 10s
  • color words
  • & more!

 

Download your free printables here!

Looking for a fabulous Kindergarten {& beyond} reading program?

Check out All About Reading!

CVC Word Cards ~ Short A

 

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I am teaching two young children who are using All About Reading Level 1 right now. We are working on reading CVC words and they practice at home a lot in addition to their time with me. I created these cards for them to use independently since they are self-correcting with a photo on the back!

All About Reading Level 1 moves quickly but it isn’t meant to do at a particular speed. The lessons introduce the sounds and words, but many kids need additional practice before moving on to the next lesson. I am creating resources for them to use and will be sharing them here also, so be sure to follow along! These cards are just the beginning!

For this set, I chose words that they are working on in their reading curriculum as well as additional short a words. There are tons of printables online featuring cute clipart so I chose to use photographs, which is always my preference if possible, The following CVC words are included in our short A set:

Preparation Instructions:

Print the whole page, cut apart on dotted edges around the image and the word. Fold in half on the solid gray line. Laminate after folding. If you aren’t laminating, use tape to seal the card shut.

This allows the child to practice reading the words and immediately self-correct by flipping the card over to see the image!

 

As my students learn specific sounds and words in the reading curriculum, I add to their stack of words to practice. We don’t practice all at once, the goal at a young age is to create a love of learning and a love of learning to read! Keeping review simple and short is key to not overwhelming a young child who is learning to read. Yes, they need lots of practice, but keeping the joy in learning is also an important part. The self-correcting aspect of these word cards provides confidence as the child can quickly self-correct.

 

Here is a short video clip showing the cards in action:

 

Want the Bundle?

I have prepared a bundle with all of the word cards for each vowel in my shop and also added it to the PreK/K @ Home Ultimate member section! If you are already a member, go grab it! If you aren’t, see info here!

You can purchase the bundle here in my shop individually also.

 

I will also be sharing individual sets for free on our new All CVC Words webpage!

 

You’ll find the free SHORT A set there now!

Number Order Printables 1-30

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If you have a young child learning to identify and order numbers 1-30, this new activity is perfect! This FREE printable set features several options for your child to practice ordering numbers, beginning with 1-10, and working up to 1-30!

You can use these as cut and glue worksheets or use this again and again by printing on cardstocklaminating, and using velcro dots!


 

Download this & more here on our All 123 webpage which is filled with math resources!

Look for this graphic and click the word DOWNLOAD right below it!

Read & Write the Room A to Z

Many years ago when I taught Kindergarten I enjoyed using Read & Write the Room with my students. I began using this idea with my own children when they were younger. You can see our original post about this here. Now that it is time for me to teach Kindergarten again, I am bringing the activity back! But first, what is Read & Write the Room? Read below to see and decide if it might be something your child would enjoy.

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.

 

What is included?

 

Word Cards

Each set includes at least 5 words, some include up to 18 words! These are cut apart and placed around the room. You can also use these cards for other activities {print 2 and play memory!}.

 

Recording Sheets

I offer 5 different recording sheet options, choose what is best for your child!

 

How is Read & Write the Room Set Up?

  • Print the image/word cards and cut apart.
  • Tape these around the schoolroom or school area in your home.
  • Give your child a clipboard, and a pencil and have him/her find the words and record them on the recording sheet you choose.
  • For fun, allow your child to use funny glasses, a fun word pointer, and a special pen or pencil! You could even slip the recording sheet into the Crayola Dry Erase Center or sheet protector, and have your child use a dry erase marker!

 

WHY use Read & Write the Room?

  • Letter Identification ~ This activity is wonderful for children who are learning {or have recently learned} to identify letters.
  • Beginning Sound Practice ~ Since this set focuses on beginning sounds, it is perfect for identifying and learning beginning sounds.
  • Handwriting Practice ~ Instead of sitting at a table and writing words for handwriting practice, this activity gets kids up and moving. Often this simple change helps kids who are reluctant writers. The activity {searching for the word cards} can help them forget that they dislike handwriting practice!
  • Build Vocabulary ~ Your child may not already know the names of all words and this is a great way to build vocabulary.

There are a couple of ways to get your hands on this!

You can buy it here in my Shop!

OR

You can buy a Kindergarten @ Home Membership which will give you access to this and so much more!

Read & Write the Room A to Z is included in Level 2 and Ultimate memberships!

You can read more about Kindergarten @ Home here on my blog, see FAQ here, and see a spreadsheet with cost savings details here!

You’ll notice I just added our Kindergarten Monthly Calendar Notebook Membership {$18 value} to the Ultimate Membership, making the Ultimate membership level an even better deal!

Download Letter A Read & Write the Room for FREE here!