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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

Free Printable Calendar March 2014 – Rainbow Theme

Published February 27, 2014 by MisMandie

The March 2014 calendar is up and ready!  Feel free to use and pass along if you like for personal use.   I complied and arranged this calendar, but the images are NOT MINE, they were found via internet search and are the property of the image creators.

It is created in Word so you can add images and text before printing to keep your little one up to date on the upcoming events of the month. I have a few on there for Em already that you can reuse or delete for her  art classes, and holidays.   Previous calendars have doctor, dentist, and birthdays, see Jan Calendar Post , & Feb Calendar Post for additional images and ideas! :)

Download March 2014 Calendar Here

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

 

Free Printable Calendar – January 2014 (winter princess theme)

Published January 1, 2014 by MisMandie

I couldn’t find a printable calendar series for this year that I liked so I decided to make my own….here is January 2014 if anyone is interested (Winter Princess theme )  Feel free to use and pass along if you like for personal use.   I complied and arranged this calendar, but the images are NOT MINE, they were found via internet search and are the property of the image creator.

It is created in Word so you can add images and text before printing to keep your little one up to date on the upcoming events of the month. I have a few on there for Em already that you can reuse or delete for her checkup, art classes, and PapPap’s birthday day 🙂

January 2014 Calendar

 

Felt Board – Number Practice (Part 2)

Published February 24, 2012 by MisMandie

What you will need:

  • 1 Full Sheet of Felt for backdrop
  • Additional Felt For body and legs
  • Fabric Paint
  • Fabric Glue
  • Google eyes (optional)
  • Buttons/Gems for establishments (Optional)

You can either use fabric paint, sew on Buttons, or (as I did) Fabric Glue and gems to add the counting items on each leg.  Then using Fabric Paint Write on the numbers above where each leg should go.

Please beware of choking hazards depending on the age and maturity of your child! 

Felt Board – Number Practice (Part 1)

Published February 13, 2012 by MisMandie

Cut simple shapes out of felt for each number. I chose to match the colors as my daughter is still in the early stages of learning them, but if you want more of a challenge you can mix the colors of shapes and numbers all up so it won’t be so obvious.

Felt sticks to felt, so that is really all you have to do!

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