Letter B 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 B Plans

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

 

Letter B 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 B 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 B 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 are Count Down to Fall next! 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. You can see Letter A in action here!

Butterfly Life Cycle Printables

Free Butterfly Life Cycle Printables

Learning about life cycles is such a fun thing to do with children! Did you grab our free Ladybug Life Cycle printables? We have another new life cycle printable set for you today featuring the life cycle of a butterfly! We hope you enjoy using these free printables with your children as you explore the wonders of science through the life cycle of a butterfly!

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Looking for some fun butterfly life cycle toys to enhance your butterfly learning fun? These are some fun toys on Amazon! {click to blog to see widget}

Download your FREE Butterfly Life Cycle Printables here!

More Butterfly Fun…

Check out our butterfly coloring pages, A Very Hungry Caterpillar printables, and our review of Gotta Go! Gotta Go from Ivy kids Kits!

Butterfly Coloring Pages Gotta Go Gotta Go Ivy Kids Kit Review - A Fun Way to Explore the Monarch Butterfly The Very Hungry Caterpillar Printables

See our Butterfly Pinterest board here!

Looking for more BUG fun?

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Beginning Sound Mazes ~ A, B, C FREE!

 

Beginning Sound Mazes Printables

We have a fun new set of printables for you that I have been working on for years! Yes, years! Well, it didn’t take me that long to create them, but the idea came to me years ago, I started them and never finished until now! These all new Beginning Sound Mazes are a new way to have fun with beginning sounds! Perfect for many Kindergartners, 1st graders and even some preschoolers.

So, how do you use them?

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The control charts should only be needed if the child needs assistance. They are also a great tool on their own without the mazes!

Beginning Sound Mazes (3 of 5)

There are many different ways to have fun with these mazes. Your child can simply use a pencil, crayons or markers to mark each dot. Or try one of these creative ideas: Dot Paint, dot stickers, finger paint, KwikStix, Dry Erase Activity Center, or magnets with a cookie sheet!

Beginning Sound Mazes Creative Ideas

See some of our favorite tools from Amazon below {jump to blog if reading in email}

Download A, B and C for free here!

Want to buy the entire set?

You can buy it here in our Teacher’s Notebook Shop!

Beginning Sound Mazes

 

Looking for more fun with the alphabet?

ABC Dot Fun   ABC Find it

ABC Wall Posters   Clothespin Clip ABCs

Color By Number ABCs   Dot Fun Letter Mazes A-Z Free FB

Just Color ABCs   Letter Mazes

Tot Time Notebook ABCs   Q Tip Alphabet Painting

Finish the Picture ~ Fun Trace & Draw Printables for Kids

Finish the Picture A, B, C, D, E, F

We have a fun new printable set that my daughter has especially enjoyed! Finish the Picture Printables are a fun and simple way to encourage creativity in drawing with a bit of support by providing a traceable outline to get a child started.

Here’s an example of before and after.

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I let her chose which pictures she wanted to do and here are the one she chose! Cute, huh? I wish I would have thought of this idea when she and my boys were younger.  The fear of drawing can cripple some kids and these provide a slight hand-hold with the traceable outline to get them started.

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As you can see I scaled the pages down to print half sheets.  See how to do that here!

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Letters A, B, C, D, E and F are free to download here and other free sets will be coming. If you don’t want to wait, you can grab the full set here in my Teacher’s Notebook Shop.

Finish drawing an alligator, butterfly, cat, dog, elephant and fish!

Finish the Picture Trace and Draw an Alligator Finish the Picture Trace and Draw a ButterflyFinish the Picture Trace and Draw a (3) Finish the Picture Trace and Draw a (4)Finish the Picture Trace and Draw a (5) Finish the Picture Trace and Draw a (6)

Download A, B, C, D, E, F for free here!

Grab the entire set here in my Teacher’s Notebook Shop

Finish the Picture A-Z

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Drawing Tutorial Printables A-F

Let's Draw Printables - Letter A, B, C, D, E, F

We have a new set of Let’s Draw A-Z Printables for you! Letters A, B, C, D, E and F are free to download here and other free sets will be coming. If you don’t want to wait, you can grab the full set here in my Teacher’s Notebook Shop.

Each page features a heading which can be colored, the drawing tutorial, and a space for drawing.  The space is at the bottom of the page so you can easily trim it off to just keep your child’s drawing. Let’s Draw an ant, butterfly, cat, dog, elephant and fish!

Ant Drawing Tutorial Butterfly Drawing TutorialCat Drawing Tutorial Dog Drawing TutorialElephant Drawing Tutorial Fish Drawing Tutorial

 

Download A, B, C, D, E, F for free here!

Grab the entire set here in my Teacher’s Notebook Shop 

Let's Draw A to Z

Teachers-Notebook-Animal-Alphabet-Co Teacher's Notebook ASL Alphabet Letter Mazes

Looking for more ABC ideas, check out our ABC Pinterest board here!

Follow {1plus1plus1} Carisa’s board ABC Ideas on Pinterest.

10 Free Dot Fun Alphabet Printable Sets  Choose-Your-Own-Alphabet-Chart  Perler-Bead-ABCs

Q-Tip-Painting-Alphabet-Printables  Hands-on-the-Alphabet

Alphabet-Ideas

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