Word Family Picture Sort -- Flowers

Word Family Picture Sort -- Flowers

Sort the pictures on each flower into the correct word family flower pot. The flower pots include 5 different word families for the short a, short e, and short i pictures, and four word family flower pots for the short o and short u word families. There are 9-15 flowers (pictures to sort) for each of the short vowel sounds. Here are the words that are included in this flower-themed short vowel word family sort: Short A (5 pots and 15 image flowers) -at family pot: bat, bat, hat, mat, cat -ag family pot: bag, flag, tag -an family pot: can, fan, pan -ap family pot: map, cap -am family pot: ham, jam Short E (5 pots, 10 image flowers) -ed family pot: bed, sled -et family pot: vet, wet, net -en family pot: hen, ten, pen -em family pot: gem -eb family pot: web Short I (5 pots, 9 image flowers) -ig family pot: wig, pig -ix family pot: six, mix -ip family pot: lip -in family pot: pin, fin, win -id family pot: lid Short O (4 pots, 10 image flowers) -ot family pot: hot, pot -op family pot: cop, mop, top -og family pot: frog, dog, log -ox family pot: fox, box Short U (4 pots, 10 image flowers) -ub family pot: sub, tub, cub -un family pot: sun, bun -ut family pot: hut, nut -ug family pot: mug, bug, jug Perfect for spring, this product can be used as a file folder center or a hands-on activity. To make it 3D and hands-on, attach the flowers to popsicle sticks or clothes pins and use mini-flower pots for each of the word flowers.
Rebecca-Reid
Compound Words Clip Cards

Compound Words Clip Cards

Help students understand compound words with a hands-on compound word “addition” center. No reading is required as the students put two words together to make a compound word. Students say the names of the two pictures and clip the correct compound word picture on the bottom of each card. 28 different compound words cards are included. Teachers may want to put a dot on the back of the cards with the correct answer so students and flip it over to self-correct.
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Rhyming Game "Dusty Rhymes"

Rhyming Game "Dusty Rhymes"

Inspired by Rhyming Dust Bunnies by Jan Thomas, this game includes 64 picture cards to rhyme, 2 broom cards, and 2 vacuum cards in three versions. Play the “Dusty Rhymes” game using either set of 32 cards or play a matching game with all of them! The dust cloud cards each have images on them that have rhymes, as well as two broom cards and two vacuum cards. Cut out the cards, and put them all in a bag. Each player draws a card and calls the name of the picture and a word that rhymes with it. If a player draws out a vacuum or a broom, he or she must return all the cards he or she has collected so far into the bag. They have been “cleaned up.” Play with a set timer, such as two minutes, and see how many pictures the students can rhyme! Alternatively, print out both sets of rhyming dust clouds and play a matching game. In this version the player would say the picture on the two cards selected. If the two words rhyme, they have a match! In this game, whoever has the most matches at the end is the winner.
Rebecca-Reid
Guided Research Mini-Book about a State

Guided Research Mini-Book about a State

This packet has a variety of writing prompts and questions to help kids develop a mini-book (or half-page sized book) about a state. Use the states guided research templates and mini-book templates to help your students through the process. The Scrambled States of America by Laurie Keller is a silly fictional book in which the states get bored and decide to switch places. Obviously, it is fiction. However, the snide remarks from the states to each other provide small details about the states. The back page spread gives a basic claim-to-fame of each one of the states. When students reread Scrambled States while thinking of one of the United States, they may be surprised by how many facts and funny details they find! See the blog post on Line upon Line Learning for more details: Easy Guided Research State Mini-Book.
Rebecca-Reid
A TALE OF TWO BEASTS (Compare/Contrast Writing Prompt)

A TALE OF TWO BEASTS (Compare/Contrast Writing Prompt)

Use this writing prompt with A Tale of Two Beasts by Fiona Roberton. It helps students gather information to compare and contrast the two characters in the story. The two characters tell the story from two different perspectives. Students begin with a Venn diagram to brainstorm, and then move to an outline page. Then, the last page encourages the students to write their compare/contrast ideas in a short composition. Included are a list of things to include in their story. This product has 4 worksheet pages. For more information, see the blog post on Line upon Line Learning . com: Learn to Compare and Contrast using A Tale of Two Beasts.
Rebecca-Reid
Multiplication Practice Times Tables Printables -- Baseball

Multiplication Practice Times Tables Printables -- Baseball

Practice the times tables with a fun baseball theme! These pages include times tables practice worksheets and a multiplication chart to help students solidify the times tables through regular practice. Pages 3-10 practice the x2 through x10 tables, without including x11 and x12. Pages 11 and 12 practice the x11 and x12 tables, respectively. Pages 13 and 14 are mixed multiplication practice pages. Page 15-18 include multiplication tables to fill out. The first two review 10 x 10, with page 15 including a few of the answers. The second two review 12 x 12, with page 17 including a few of the answers. ANSWERS are include for ease of grading!
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
Greater Than and Less Than (Up to 10)

Greater Than and Less Than (Up to 10)

Compare the amount of treats and numerals up to 10 to help feed the hungry alligators in this cut-and-paste and "Draw an amount of treats greater than ..." printables. Perfect for kindergartners just getting started in comparing and contrasting! Use the colorful alligator faces (pages 4-5) to introduce and demonstrate the concept of comparing items in two groups.(Ideas included.) The worksheets are differentiated, giving different options for comparing amounts less than 10. *On pages 6-9, students must cut and paste the hungry alligator facing the largest amount of treats. Pages 7 and 8 include an equals sign as well. (Alligator whole bodies are used.) *On pages 10-13, students must draw a larger amount in the empty box in order to feed each hungry alligator, as well as create their own equality equation. (Just alligator faces are shown.) *On pages 14-17, students must cut and paste the alligator eyes greater than/less than signs while comparing digits rather than groups of treats. Answer sheets are included!
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Greater Than and Less Than (Cards and Game)

Greater Than and Less Than (Cards and Game)

Practice learning about greater than and less than using numbers from 1 to 10 with a hands-on card game using alligators and their yummy treats. Product includes: •40 playing cards in 4 suits (cupcakes, pretzels, cookies, and pizza slices) •Two greater than/less than game ideas. •A game template with hungry alligator mouths. The alligators and their treats make comparing numbers fun, and the differentiated alligator mouths provide scaled learning.
Rebecca-Reid
Marco Polo's Silk Road Game

Marco Polo's Silk Road Game

Teach about Marco Polo, historical Europe to Asia trade routes, ancient civilizations, and the dangers and difficulties of medieval travel with a simulation game. Players make choices about what to trade for along historic trade routes, take a "chance" in the dangerous desert, and must plan ahead for food. Perfect for both homeschooling settings and for classrooms, the game provides children with an entertaining way of learning about Marco Polo, ancient civilizations and historical trade routes, and the difficulties and dangers travelers would have faced along the way. Younger children will probably take 30 minutes to get to China and back, but they will be asking to play again! Older students may want to negotiate the best prices in cities or take multiple journeys to China in one game, so their game will last longer. If you decide to implement the hands-on alternatives (fabric scraps to represent silk and raisins or another small food for the required "food" allowance, for example) your kids will beg to play some more! It is fun for young children and older children alike. This game introduces the following concepts: • Marco Polo traveled through mountains and desert to get to China. (In our game, we return via the same route; Marco Polo returned a different way). • A paiza (golden passport given to Marco Polo’s father from the emperor of China) provided the travelers a degree of protection from Mongol warriors and gave the travelers hospitality in caravansaries along the way. • Silk and porcelain from China was worth a lot in Venice. • Other places on the trade route provided Europe with tin, rugs, jade, and porcelain. • Between Italy and China are many mountains and deserts. • Preparation is required before entering a desert, and travelling through the desert is taking a chance. Included in the zip file are the following *Game pieces to print (if you do not want to find small objects, you can print these images on cardstock!) * Full playing instructions (5 pages) * Map game board from Venice to Xi'an, China (4 pages to print and tape together) * A template to design a paiza * “Take a chance” cards (for when you "take a chance" by landing in the desert)
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Compound Word Puzzles

Compound Word Puzzles

Help students understand compound words with 28 differentiated compound word three-part puzzles. The three differentiated versions are as follows: In the first set, no reading is required as the students put two words together to make a compound word. Students say the names of the two pictures and find the correct compound word picture for the bottom of the puzzle. In the second set, the top two words have no word, but the bottom does show a picture and a word. In the last set, words are included with the top pictures and the bottom compound word puzzle pieces.
Rebecca-Reid
CVC Short "e" Centers and Games

CVC Short "e" Centers and Games

CVC Short e Centers and Games has the following activities for practicing 18 different Short e words: * 3 piece puzzles with image and letters * letter tile templates for using with letter tiles * clip cards for reading the word and "clipping" (with clothes pin) the correct image * write the room cards (with recording sheets) * Cut-and-Paste house sort
Rebecca-Reid
CVC Short "A" Centers and Games

CVC Short "A" Centers and Games

CVC Short a Centers and Games has the following activities for practicing 22 different Short a words: * 3 piece puzzles with image and letters * letter tile templates for using with letter tiles * clip cards for reading the word and "clipping" (with clothes pin) the correct image * write the room cards (with recording sheets) * Cut-and-Paste house sort
Rebecca-Reid
CVC Short "i" Centers and Games

CVC Short "i" Centers and Games

CVC Short i Centers and Games activities for practicing 16 different Short i words: * 3 piece puzzles with image and letters * letter tile templates for using with letter tiles * clip cards for reading the word and "clipping" (with clothes pin) the correct image * write the room cards (with recording sheets) * Cut-and-Paste house sort
Rebecca-Reid
CVC Short "o" Centers and Games

CVC Short "o" Centers and Games

CVC Short o Centers and Games has the following activities for practicing 14 different Short o words: * 3 piece puzzles with image and letters * letter tile templates for using with letter tiles * clip cards for reading the word and "clipping" (with clothes pin) the correct image * write the room cards (with recording sheets) * Cut-and-Paste house sort
Rebecca-Reid
Rhyming Game "Dusty Rhymes"

Rhyming Game "Dusty Rhymes"

Inspired by Rhyming Dust Bunnies by Jan Thomas, this game includes 64 picture cards to rhyme, 2 broom cards, and 2 vacuum cards in three versions. Play the “Dusty Rhymes” game using either set of 32 cards or play a matching game with all of them! The dust cloud cards each have images on them that have rhymes, as well as two broom cards and two vacuum cards. Cut out the cards, and put them all in a bag. Each player draws a card and calls the name of the picture and a word that rhymes with it. If a player draws out a vacuum or a broom, he or she must return all the cards he or she has collected so far into the bag. They have been “cleaned up.” Play with a set timer, such as two minutes, and see how many pictures the students can rhyme! Alternatively, print out both sets of rhyming dust clouds and play a matching game. In this version the player would say the picture on the two cards selected. If the two words rhyme, they have a match! In this game, whoever has the most matches at the end is the winner.
Rebecca-Reid
CVC Short "u" Centers and Games

CVC Short "u" Centers and Games

CVC Short u Centers and Games has the following activities for practicing 16 different Short u words: * 3 piece puzzles with image and letters * letter tile templates for using with letter tiles * clip cards for reading the word and "clipping" (with clothes pin) the correct image * write the room cards (with recording sheets) * Cut-and-Paste house sort
Rebecca-Reid
CVC Short Vowel Centers and Games

CVC Short Vowel Centers and Games

CVC Centers and Games FULL SET has the following activities for practicing dozens of different CVC words, including short a, short e, short i, short o, and short u: * 3 piece puzzles with image and letters * letter tile templates for using with letter tiles * clip cards for reading the word and "clipping" (with clothes pin) the correct image * write the room cards (with recording sheets) * Cut-and-Paste house sort
Rebecca-Reid
Word Journal (Full-page 8.5 x 11 size)

Word Journal (Full-page 8.5 x 11 size)

My Word Journal has primary-grade lines on pages for each letter of the alphabet along with an image beginning with that letter and a grayscale cover. Keep track of new vocabulary, difficult to spell words, or favorite words by writing them under the correct letters. This version has full letter-sized pages.
Rebecca-Reid
Word Journal (Half-Page Size)

Word Journal (Half-Page Size)

My Word Journal has primary-grade lines on pages for each letter of the alphabet along with an image beginning with that letter and a grayscale cover. Keep track of new vocabulary, difficult to spell words, or favorite words by writing them under the correct letters. Print double-sided, fold the pages, and staple together. This version has half-letter sized pages.
Rebecca-Reid
Spanish -AR Verb Conjugation Practice

Spanish -AR Verb Conjugation Practice

Beginning Spanish -AR verb conjugation practice has four pages of worksheets. It begins with a subject box to remind students of the subjects in Spanish, as well as a conjugation box of the -ar verb. (Vosotros is not included) Sentences are in both English and Spanish and each subsequent page gets more difficult. Verbs included are Hablar (full conjugation chart filled in), Cantar (Spanish conjugation chart not filled in, but English is), Nadar (chart is blank, ready for students to fill in) and Andar (no chart provided). By the Andar page, the student is encouraged to write his or her own sentence.
Rebecca-Reid
Mix a Pancake Poem Mini-lesson

Mix a Pancake Poem Mini-lesson

Read a copy of "Mix a Pancake" by Christina Rossetti and learn a few teaching ideas to help you incorporate poetry in to your class. Christina Rossetti's "Mix a Pancake" poem is a recommended text in the Common Core State Standards for Kindergarten and First Grade. Beyond that, though, it is simply a fun poem. Just read it together and let the kids enjoy it!
Rebecca-Reid