good morning readers! It’s been a little while since I did an update on what the Teeny Tot is doing. We just got back from spring break and she’s been working diligently on her kindergarten year.
She’s reading well now, and still having fun doing all of the K4 Kindergarten activities along with some other fun things that we add in here and there. So I thought I’d take today to give you a little snapshot of what she’s been up to.
She loves to do mazes, and so she’s been working her way through my K4 Kindergarten maze worksheets this year.
She also likes to do puzzles. Since she’s our last little one to go through the curriculum, I just printed the K4 Number Order Puzzles on copy paper, and then she cuts them apart along the lines. Next she reassembles them onto a piece of construction paper and glues them down to complete the puzzle.
Of course we’re working our way through Math U See, and she’s having fun with her blocks as usual!
To help with number writing practice, counting, and fine motor skills today she did one of my preschool roll & trace activities .
This Constructive Playthings Cubical Activity pack is a great activity for building logical thinking skills. Students recreate the image on the cards. This is a fairly basic card, but they increase in skill level as you go through them. Some include blocks that can’t be seen on the card, but must be there to complete the shape. Students have to use spatial reasoning to figure out how to make the shape work.
We also like to play games with our unifix cubes and a large die. I have free printables on my blog called Dice & Domino math that include a bunch of fun games for prek and elementary grades.
This one is another unifix game called Unifix Sudoku. you can read more about it on my Living Math post.
And of course she loves to cut and paste with her missing numbers worksheet, included in my K4 Kindergarten curriculum.
Here she’s working on beginning sounds, so she’ll circle the picture that starts with the letter at the beginning of the row. This is also in my K4 Kindergarten curriculum.
It’s been awhile since we brought out our Hot Dots Jr. games, and so I thought I’d pull them out for a bit of a change in her daily activities. They have harder ones, but we worked on her phonics/letter sounds today. Each time she picks the right one, the pen lights up green and makes a happy sound.
We’re also working on skip counting in math, so I added in my K4 Kindergarten skip counting flashcards.
She’s also still working on handwriting, although she does an Abeka handwriting sheet as well. She just likes my printables because they’re a bit more fun.
Do your kids love Do-A-Dot markers as much as mine? Anytime we bring these out she loves it. I will say that you need to put something UNDER your worksheet if you’re working right on a white desk because the markers bleed through the paper and onto the desk top. Nothing that a little windex or cleaner can’t get off, but still. Here she’s highlighting all of the letter “Ns” in the worksheet.
This one is always fun, it’s the clothes pin number match. I used a sharpie and wrote numbers on each of the little plastic clips (found at Wal-mart) and then she counts the dots, and matches the clip with the correct number on it. I also have an alphabet wheel match up game as well
And that’s it for today’s recap! I hope you’re having a great year and learning lots! Unless otherwise indicated in the post, all of the activities can be found in my K4 Kindergarten Curriculum. I also have a lot of free kindergarten worksheets on my free printables page !
Is my Letter of the Week PreschoolCurriculum a little too easy for your student? Are you ready for something a little more challenging? Then the K4 Curriculum is for you! The K4 Curriculum is geared towards kids ages 4-5 who are kindergarten ready and want a fun hands-on kindergarten curriculum. The K4 curriculum covers beginning reading and phonics skills as well as basic math addition, subtraction, and skip counting skills and more!
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Phonics for kindergarten students goes smoothly when a few basic principles are followed. Keep things clear and simple, and your young learners will progress rapidly. I'll share a few specific principles here, and give you plenty of ways to practice them at the bottom of the page!
Note: This is a spelling site, but good phonics skills form an important foundation for reading, spelling and learning success!
Where Do I Start?
Begin with the consonants that are most easily distinguishable. Some good ones to use at first are the hard c, p, t, b, and d. Try this fun practice idea called Which One ?
ABC Phonics Poem - A fun and funny way to learn about initial sounds!
Alphabet Phonics Booklet - Students customize their own pages in this A to Z phonics activity.
Fun Preschool Phonics Games - 3 simple adaptations of familiar formats with a phonics twist.
Letter Lane - A phomenic awareness board game that features beginning consonant sounds for the letters b,d,f and m. No reading is necessary.
Phonics Printables - 2 super-simple worksheets for beginners, featuring the letters b, c, d, f, g, and h as initial consonants
Rhyme Time Two cute printables to give early learners practice in identifying rhyming words with short and long vowel sounds.
To E or not to E? - Easy activities to reinforce the important skill of using a silent e at the end of a word
Tic-Tac-Toe and What's Right? - Two very easy-to-implement ways to practice primary phonics skills
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I am so tickled to share my enormous project with you today: my brand spankin’ new Kindergarten Reading and Phonics Worksheet Packet !
After many hours of creating and editing, I’m finally ready to share this set with all of you!
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This project has been in my brain for many months now, and I finally took the time to complete it.
My 6 year old has just gotten past the stage of reading CVC words, so this will be more of a review packet for her. She’ll be able to practice spelling those CVC words and recognizing Pre-Primer Dolch words.
CVC words and Pre-Primer Dolch words are the focus of this worksheet set.
(Yes, I definitely have more worksheet sets on the horizon, and they’ll increase in difficulty.)
Even though my 6 year old is past this stage of reading, I have a 4 1/2 year old just waiting to use these in a few months!
What You’ll Find in this Reading and Phonics Worksheet Set
This worksheet packet contains a whopping 70 printables for your beginning readers!
You’ll find the following types of printable pages:
→ Match the Picture (5 pages) – cut and paste the correct word below the picture
→ Missing Sounds (2 pages) – determine the beginning sounds that are missing
→ Missing Sounds (2 pages) – determine the ending sounds that are missing
→ Build a Sentence (5 pages) – cut and paste the sentence in the correct order; then write it
→ Read It! Draw It! (4 pages) – read each phrase and draw a picture describing it
→ Yes or No? (4 pages) – determine if each sentence could be true
→ Match the Picture (3 pages) – circle the word that names the picture
→ Sentence Match (4 pages) – draw a line to match the sentence to the picture
→ Match It (5 pages) – match each Pre-Primer Dolch word; handwriting practice
→ Follow the Directions (4 pages) – follow the directions for each short vowel sound
→ Short Stories (4 pages) – fill in the blank to complete the short story
→ Punctuate It (5 pages) – glue the correct punctuation at the end of each sentence
→ Write It! Glue It! (5 pages) – glue the correct picture and then write the word
→ Color the Code (4 pages) – color the Pre-Primer Dolch words according to the code
→ Short Vowel Sort It (2 pages) – glue each picture in the correct column to match its vowel sound
→ Spin It (5 pages) – use a paper clip to spin; write the word on the line
→ Spell It (4 pages) – glue the letters in the correct order to name the picture
→ Spell It! Write It! (3 pages) – write the words to complete the crossword puzzlesDownload a Preview!
If you’d like to see a preview of each of the worksheet styles in this packet, click on the image below.
Free Kindergarten Curriculum
Confused about what to teach your kindergartener? Use the free kindergarten curriculum ideas available online to design the perfect curriculum plan for them. Include our printable kindergarten worksheets and activities and watch the little ones learn and have fun at the same time! Our resources are appropriate for 4, 5, and 6 year olds.What Kindergarteners Should Learn – Online Kindergarten Curriculum
Drafting the curriculum for kindergarteners can be quite a challenging task. Homeschooling parents and teachers should keep in mind the state standards and design the curriculum based on the physical and intellectual development of 4 – 6 year olds.
Kindergarteners can read and write all the letters of the alphabet, in both uppercase as well as lowercase letters. They can write simple sentences and identify rhyming words. The math curriculum for kindergarteners includes teaching them to sort objects based on one or more attributes, recognizing and writing numbers from 0 to 30, telling time to the nearest hour, and recognizing patterns and shapes. Kindergarteners can also do some basic addition and subtraction by using manipulatives and can recognize the different denominations of money.
While this is the time when their vocabulary expands and they form their foundations in the various subjects, it is important to identify the problems that some kindergarteners might face at this stage. Allowing enough time and resource in the kindergarten curriculum for revision will help parents and teachers gauge the ability and learning levels of the little ones.Curriculum Ideas for Kindergarteners
Use our printable kindergarten resources to form an idea of what to cover in the kindergarten curriculum. Parents and teachers can also refer to our kindergarten lesson plans. Choosing the right curriculum for kindergarteners will ensure that they are learning things to the best of their potential and will be ready for the advanced concepts that they have to learn in later grades.Activities