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First day of school survey – Printable and Editable!

Published September 17, 2016 by MisMandie

 

This is a repost of an earlier blog entry since it is that time of the year again.  And I am updating with my little one’s first day of 1st Grade Photo just for the fun! 🙂

You can change the wording, colors, and anything else you like very simply in either Open Office (click to download for free) or Microsoft Word.  Once you get it the way you want it, you can simply print on your home printer, or you can use Zamzar to convert it to a high resolution photo and have it printed at your local drug store.  I chose to have mine printed in 8×10 size and also got a copy for each set of grandparents.

Now that you have a copy you love, you can get a cute frame and have your child pose with it for their first day of school photos and after that get a binder with sheet protectors or photo album and place it inside….then next year, just pull up your handy editable file and repeat.  When they

graduate you will have a wonderful memory book to look back on and see how your child has changed from 1 year to the next! 🙂

Emily’s first day of preschool

 

Counting by 2’s Practice Sheet – Kindergarten Prep – FREE PRINTABLE

Published April 18, 2015 by MisMandie

So Em and I have been working on her counting by 2’s and she was doing well but would get stuck after 20…. She just wasn’t seeing the pattern.  So I made up a chart to help her see the way the numbers change.  It was a hit she had that great AhHa! moment.  So I took it a step further and made this sheet to see if she could fill in the blanks and, just like that, she got it all filled in and started to recite them all the way to 100.  First while looking at the page then again with it flipped over.

We spent weeks trying orally to explain it to no avail.  Now, after only about 30 min seeing it in this format she has it down.

I couldn’t be more proud of my big girl! ❤

Give it a try with your little ones and comment here to let me know if not helps!!

Next up 5’s!!

count by 2

Counting By 2’s – PreK Learning Practice Sheet

First day of school survey – Printable and Editable!

Published August 31, 2014 by MisMandie

In honor of Em’s first day of preschool, I decided to whip up another little freebie printable for you all!  You can change the wording, colors, and anything else you like very simply in either Open Office (click to download for free) or Microsoft Word.  Once you get it the way you want it, you can simply print on your home printer, or you can use Zamzar to convert it to a high resolution photo and have it printed at your local drug store.  I chose to have mine printed in 8×10 size and also got a copy for each set of grandparents.

Now that you have a copy you love, you can get a cute frame and have your child pose with it for their first day of school photos and after that get a binder with sheet protectors or photo album and place it inside….then next year, just pull up your handy editable file and repeat.  When they graduate you will have a wonderful memory book to look back on and see how your child has changed from 1 year to the next! 🙂

Emily’s first day of preschool

Emily's first day of preschool

Kindergarten Prep Lesson Plans Pinterest Board

Published January 14, 2014 by MisMandie

Kindergarten Prep Lesson Plans Pinterest Board

For all of you that are working with me toward a Kindergarten start-up this fall, here is a board with some great ideas! 🙂  Feel free to leave links to your idea boards in the comments, I would love to follow all of your ideas as well! 🙂

Kindergarten Prep Progress Chart

Published January 8, 2014 by MisMandie

As we start to get Em ready for her transition to kindergarten, it is important that she get used to sitting still and staying focused on her lessons.  Since she hasn’t been in a daycare she hasn’t had much experience in the classroom environment as of yet this is the biggest area we need to work on with her.  Thus we have decided that from here on out, we will spend a set amount of time each day sitting at her table working on her lessons starting with a 1/2 hour then working up to a full hour at a time.  Lessons will vary from activities such as:

  • Writing practice with letter tracing pages and her LeapReader writing books
  • Reading practice and phonetics
  • Math concepts such as simple addition and subtraction
  • Geography concepts such as basic map reading skills (north, west, east, south), State shape recognition, and basic concepts of city, state, country & continent

Here is a little chart I have come up with to keep track of how we are progressing toward our goals.  It is built in Word and can be modified to fit your child’s needs! And please remember every child progresses and learns differently, this plan is based on the education level of our child and may not reflect the needs of yours.  Do not force concepts on a child that is not ready and do not slow down a child who is more advanced!  Either one can lead to lifelong learning issues and an overall unhappiness with school and learning.   Just make it fun and let them set the pace. 🙂

Kindergarten Prep Chart   <<<< Download here

Kindergarten Prep Chart preview

 

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