About Our Atmosphere ebook

About Our Atmosphere ebook

Learn about the layers of the atmosphere with this attractive, full-color 12-page ebook. Each of the five atmosphere layers of the earth are discussed in detail, with gorgeous images (both photographs and digital renderings) of earth and the atmosphere to grace each description. Students learn about earth and space science by reading the ebook, recognizing both the purpose of the layers of the atmosphere as well as the need to take care of our earth. Pages are the size of half of an 8.5 inch by 11 inch paper. It would be perfect for reading on an e-reading device. If desired, it could also be printed into a foldable booklet using three sheets of paper. Product has been included four times: Formatted as an ebook (pages in order), formatted as a booklet (set to print front and back) and repeated with both options with simplified black and white clip art. Note: Due to the full-color and full-page nature of the color version of the atmosphere ebook, printing is not recommended. If you do decide to print, you may wish to visit a professional printer in order to save wear and ink on your personal printer.
Rebecca-Reid
Vehicle Town Template for Imagination Play

Vehicle Town Template for Imagination Play

contains two pages of “town” template, as well as a page of vehicles. The town contains these items: bridge over a lake, airport, fire station, park, school, hospital, two houses, pizza restaurants, police office, police station, library, cinema, dentist office, grocery, and zoo. These places are separated by “roads.” The following page contains vehicles. These are included: mail car, pizza truck, police car, canoe, ambulance, motor boat, airplane, school bus, two cars, row boat, helicopter, truck, sail boat, hot air balloon, fire truck. I attached the vehicles to foam paper and magnets to use as vehicles on the laminated “town” template. You could also print these on photo transfer paper to use on fabric or felt. I have included the sample vehicles and template in reverse so you can do so without the letters being reversed.
Rebecca-Reid
Pancakes Literature Lesson Plan and Language Arts Printables

Pancakes Literature Lesson Plan and Language Arts Printables

An annotated reading list and list of extension activities are included. Worksheets (14 pages total) include cut-up sentences to reorder, sequence stories to reorder (4 in text and 2 in pictures), a fill-in-the-blank related to the three main books, opposites, a writing prompt, and missing first sounds. For fun, I also added self-correcting puzzles cards to match the stack of pancakes with the number of pancakes in the stack! Three main books discussed include Eric Carle's Pancakes, Pancakes!, Tomie DePaola's Pancakes for Breakfast, and If You Give a Pig a Pancake by Laura Numeroff. The books are not included in this digital download. Who doesn't love pancakes?!
Rebecca-Reid
Thank You Cards SEASON Theme with primary-grade lines

Thank You Cards SEASON Theme with primary-grade lines

These thank you cards for kids have primary-grade lines and a quarter-fold design.  Let the young student write thank you cards using these quarter-page fold thank you note cards for every season with primary-grade lines inside. Included are ten styles of cards (two for each season and two birthday thank you cards) in both color and black-line. Black line allows the thank you note writer to color the card him or herself!
Rebecca-Reid
Early Native American Homes

Early Native American Homes

Learn about Native American Indian homes with an informational book on how Native Americans used local resources to create homes right for their diverse environments. Introduced are the following American Indian homes: wigwam, longhouse, wattle-and-daub, chickee, birch bark homes, tipis, adobe homes, plank houses, igloos. It mentions the following groups: Iroquois, Cherokee, Creek and Seminole, Cheyenne and Sioux, Pueblo, Inuit. This 16-page full color book is provided in two forms (ebook and booklet). The ebook format has the pages in order, ideal for reading on an ereader or electronic device. The booklet format lets you print the pages double sided to create your own 5x7 inch booklet. I've also included worksheets to extend the learning beyond reading the booklet. The 6 extension worksheets including the following: •Comprehension multiple choice quiz (3 questions) •Compare/contrast Venn diagram •Chart to gather information •Research project: KWL chart and books list •Glue the home on the map This ebook/booklet is ideal for the second grade, although it of course could be extended into first or third grades depending on the students! For the youngest readers, see My Book of Native American Homes. This product is a zip file containing three pdf files. Native American Clip Art is from Neto's Clip Art. Remember, this product is for one teacher or parent’s use only. If you want to share, please purchase additional licenses.
Rebecca-Reid
My Book of Native American Homes

My Book of Native American Homes

Learn from a simple informational booklet about Native American Indian homes (wigwam, longhouse, tipi, adobe homes, and igloos). It includes primary-grade lines, words to trace, and graphics to paste. The 8-page book is included with color clip art and also blank pages for students to draw their own homes. Pages are also offered in booklet form (so you can print, cut, fold, and staple the booklets together) as well as in single-page form so you can use it as a set of worksheets. Use which ever version works best for you! Three more extension worksheets also included. It is ideal for the youngest readers (kindergarten or first graders). See also my companion booklet on Early Native American Homes for older students. This product is a zip file containing five pdf files. Native American Clip Art is from Neto's Clip Art. Remember, this product is for one teacher or parent’s use only. If you want to share, please purchase additional licenses.
Rebecca-Reid
Ducks Bundle of Cross-curricular Activities

Ducks Bundle of Cross-curricular Activities

Ducks Cross-curricular picture book lessons includes the following goodies for learning about ducks for the youngest kids. An Annotated list of picture books, with ideas for incorporating them into social studies, language arts, science, and mathematics Discussion question starters for two of the books Reading response pages relating to three of the books Tracing practice pages (7) ABC ducks (uppercase/lowercase) Duck craftivity Duck counting cards/numeral recognition self-correcting puzzles Duck addition puzzle cards Duck and Swan life-cycle spinners Sink or float experiment Duck pond habitat clip-it/task cards Five Little Ducks/Six Little Ducks nursery rhyme pages Many of the activities have Spanish translated pages.
Rebecca-Reid
Pancake Craftivities

Pancake Craftivities

Included are templates for two simple pancake craftivities celebrating making and enjoying pancakes! For the first, students color cooking utensils, write about how they cook pancakes, and cut and glue the utensils and pocket to an apron.For the second, students decorate pancakes with their favorite topping, decorate a plate, fork, and napkin, and write about what they like to eat on their pancakes. Template 1 has three different writing page options -- one with primary-grade lines and a sentence frame, one with only primary-grade lines, and one with lines. Template 2 has two different writing page options, one with primary-grade lines and one with lines. Both of template 2 have a sentence frame ("On my pancakes, I like ....") Happy pancake learning!
Rebecca-Reid
Mother Baby Matching Activities

Mother Baby Matching Activities

This set of activities relates well to the book Are You My Mother? by P.D. Eastman. Match mother animals with their babies in this set of hands-on play: a barnyard scene, tracing pages, and matching flashcards. The first activity is a simple cut-and-paste sort asking children to cut out the objects and sort them in to the correct side: “Has a Mother” or “Does not have a mother.” Next is a barn template for making a mother-baby farm animal sort. If desired, cut out the animals and match. Or, tape the animal strips together to make a slide-and-match activity, as shown in the image to the right. The babies fit in the top window, and the mothers fit in the barn doors space. Pages 7 to 9 include tracing pages for children to practice tracing lines from the baby animal to the mother. The remainder of this set includes mother and baby flashcards. Pages 10-15 are without labels. Pages 16 to 21 include the name of the animal and the name of the baby.
Rebecca-Reid
Preposition Game for Preschool Kids (Picture Book Lessons)

Preposition Game for Preschool Kids (Picture Book Lessons)

Have fun with young kids while learning about prepositions in this whole body, picture-book inspired game. The purpose of the Inside, Outside, Great Sleeping Bear Preposition game is to have fun with young kids while learning about prepositions, including the following: over, around, under, on, inside, through, on top, up, and down. After reading The Spooky Old Tree and Inside, Outside, Upside Down by Stan and Jan Berenstain, kids will enjoy saying “Yes, I dare!” There is no winning and losing in this preschool game. Rather, it is a game of play. If you wish to have a “challenge” or “points” of some kind, that is your choice for the game. Otherwise, have fun!
Rebecca-Reid
Community Workers Clip Cards

Community Workers Clip Cards

A perfect hands on activity for the community helpers unit for the non-reader! Students place a paper clip or a clothes pin next to the building or vehicle for the community worker pictured on each card. Includes the following cards: artist: a paint/art shop chef: restaurant construction worker (with hammer): tool shop doctor: hospital farmer: barn fire fighter: fire station hair stylist: salon mail carrier: post office nurser: hospital police officer: police station teacher: school vet: zoo construction worker (w/jack hammer): road under construction scene banker: bank life guard: swimming pool librarian: library dentist: dental office priest/pastor: church garbage man: garbage truck train conductor: train engine doctor: ambulance fire fighter: fire truck mail carrier: mail truck police officer: police car farmer: tractor painter: truck with painting supplies
Rebecca-Reid
A to Z Book of People in the Community

A to Z Book of People in the Community

Create a cut-and-paste alphabet of community people, from astronaut to kayaker to zookeeper! It includes community helpers as well as other people in the community that make our world a diverse place. I created the booklet with a few ways for use. There is a full color version in both booklet style (I would not suggest printing it!) and single-page-at-a-time ebook style. There is a black-and-white booklet version with the people's images by their letters, which can be used as a coloring book. Finally, there is the black-and-white booklet version as I pictured it above: the letters and sentences are on each page, and the colored images are on a separate page to cut out and paste into the booklet. Here are the people I have included in the book: astronaut, builder, coach, dentist, electrician, farmer, gardener, hair dresser, investigator, janitor, kayaker, librarian, mail carrier, nurse, officer, painter, quarterback, repairman, scientist, teacher, underwater diver, vet, waiter, x-ray doctor, yoga instructor, and zoo keeper. The A to Z Book of People in the Community is inspired by LMNO Peas by Keith Baker. For more details on how I use the booklet with the book, see the blog post: http://homeschool.rebeccareid.com/?p=43823
Rebecca-Reid
Vegetables Counting and Early Literacy (Tops and Bottoms inspired)

Vegetables Counting and Early Literacy (Tops and Bottoms inspired)

In this fun vegetable themed learning packet, kids practice counting to 10, understanding one-to-one correspondence, finish a simple writing prompt, and learn the names of familiar vegetables. The "Tops and Bottoms" chart lets the student sort vegetables by whether we eat the part of the plant that grows on top of the soil or that which grows under the soil, as inspired by Tops and Bottoms by Janet Stevens. Includes the following in English and Spanish (whenever there is text): *Tops and Bottoms Vegetable sort *Favorite Vegetable writing/drawing page *Counting vegetables from 1 to 10 clip cards *Number matching "How many vegetables?" puzzles *Friendly face vegetable flash cards *Extension ideas
Rebecca-Reid