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Spin a Story StoryBuilders – Free Printable

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WriteShop is a writing program our family has been using for years and currently they have a FUN freebie for their subscribers: Spin a Story StoryBuilders

I’ll tell you something I love about their StoryBuilders: we used a freebie like this many years ago (after nearly killing our girls’ joy for writing with another program) and it is what kick-started our girls back into creative writing and ENJOYING the writing process. One of them even wrote her own short book based on the StoryBuilder prompts. 

It was something simple, but made a HUGE change for our girls, and for that I am so very thankful. 

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This freebie includes 4 printable story prompt spinners in both full color and grayscale options (8 spinners total) plus directions.

  • Exciting Adventures Spinner
  • Animal Adventures Spinner
  • Fantasy & Fairy Tales Spinner
  • Historical Adventures Spinner

Children will spin to choose CHARACTER, SETTING, and a SITUATION. Once the three elements are chosen, it’s up to them to create the whole story!

Spinners may be used by students of various ages. Though they are designed for grades 3-8, younger children and even teens can enjoy them too. This freebie is a special gift for subscribers of the WriteShop site (and you’ll get other great tips and freebies along the way!). 

Alphabet Mazes – Letters K to O

Letter Mazes letters K to O and coloring pages from Homeschool Creations

Ready for a brand new set of printables? Today I have the a set of Alphabet Mazes from K to O to share with you! This FREE alphabet maze and coloring pack includes letter mazes for the letters K-O and additional coloring space for words that begin with the corresponding letter sound. (If you don’t want to wait for all the letter sets, visit my Teacher’s Notebook shop where you can purchase the full set.) 

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Each of the letter sheets is 8.5″ x 11″ and has a maze based on one letter along with coloring images that start with that letter sound (K for kite or N for nuts). If you’d like to reuse the sheets, slide the page into a sheet protector and trace the maze and color using dry erase markers. Otherwise, print and have fun! 

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Hope you family enjoys these! Thanks for visiting and downloading. :) 

Memorial Day Printables – Free Printables

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Every year families around the country gather for parades and get-togethers to observe Memorial Day, but do we fully understand the history behind Memorial Day? Over the last bit, we’ve been talking about how the holiday first began. 

To go along with our learning, I put together a set of Memorial Day Printables to use with our kids this upcoming week, and I am more than happy to share them with you all!

The Memorial Day Printables include thirteen pages of copywork, trivia cards, a word find, and coloring pages – a little something for kids of all ages. 

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The below clip from the History Channel has a quick history of the holiday as well…

Books for Kids About Memorial Day

 


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Feel free to download a copy of the Memorial Day printables by clicking on the download button below! :) Enjoy!

Are you planning to do anything special to celebrate Memorial Day? Share your ideas with us in the comments below.

 

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Don’t Miss These Printables

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You may also enjoy these Constitution Day printables as well in the upcoming months. 

Every Mom Has Hard Days – FREE Video Series

The kids are behind where your school plans say they should be. Housework is completely overwhelming you. Dinner? Let’s just say it might not be balanced again. And attitudes are running rampant – from both the mom-end and the kids. 

We ALL have days like this. Trust me – the tears flow on my end and there are moments when I hide in the bathroom for a few moments to pray and gather my wits together. But I feel like a failure more often than I care to admit. 

It’s so easy to let the “I’m not a good mother/wife…” rant cycle through my head over and over. Maybe you feel the hashtag #momfail should be added on to your entire day. 

(Can I encourage you in this area???)

As much as we feel we fail our families and ourselves over an over again, it really isn’t true. I know that it is so very hard in today’s Pinterest-heavy culture to get caught up in what we are not, rather than focusing on the truth of who we are as moms and women in Christ

That’s why I am SO excited to share a brand new and FREE video series from two moms in the trenches – with 8 kids and almost 20 years of mothering experience. Together they’ve put together an encouraging three video series for moms called “The Truth About #MomFail Culture: 10 Things You Need to Hear on the Hard Days”.

These moms understand how tough days can be! While they won’t solve all the problems you may have, they CAN offer a fresh perspective and encouragement from another mom who really gets it.

Each video is short – around 10 minutes, and you can watch it on any sort of device and whenever you’ve got a few spare minutes. To watch the free video series, just click this link and enter your name and email to sign up. You’ll get access to the first video today, and then one per day after that.

And meanwhile, if you need some encouragement right now, please feel free to leave a comment and I’ll pray for you today! You don’t have to say why – just say, “Please pray!” Hang in there, momma. You are NOT alone and I’m giving you a hug from here.

 

Polar Bear Pack – Limited Time Freebie!

Polar Bear Reading and Spelling Pack

Just in time for some winter fun, All About Learning Press is offering a limited time freebie for reading and spelling practice – the Polar Bear Pack! This full-color pack contains 30 printable pages of delightful reading and spelling activities that are positively popping with polar bears. Included in the pack you will find:

  • Polar Bear ABCs – practice letter knowledge, handwriting, and letter sounds with some help from these cheerful polar bears! Perfect for preschoolers!
  • Rhyming Polar Bears – Match up the pairs of rhyming polar bears and build important reading skills.
  • Polar Bear Word Searches – Word search puzzles are a great way to practice reading and spelling skills, as well as a great way for children to have fun with words. Great for all ages!
  • Arctic Animal Fun Facts – Polar bears live in the far north, but many other birds and animals live in the Arctic region as well. Explore sixteen different Arctic inhabitants in this fun fact booklet.
  • Polar Bear Breakfast – A fun polar bear breakfast treat to enjoy on a wintry morning.
  • Polar Bear Library List – A list of books you need to check out at your local library!

All of the activities included in the Polar Bear Pack correlate with All About Reading and All About Spelling and will give you a fun peek into the quality of their products. If you aren’t using either of those programs, don’t worry – they will easily go along with any curriculum you are using and will be a fun addition.

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Grab the FREE Polar Bear Pack HERE!

      See Why We LOVE All About Learning Press!

    Curious about All About Reading and All About Spelling? Our family has been using both programs for years and we highly recommend them. Get a peek into some of their different programs and how they’ve worked with our children in the following posts:

    Animal Babies Matching Activity – Free Printable

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    To celebrate Mother’s Day, All About Learning Press has a special downloadable reading activity: Baby Animal Names Matching!  This simple learning activity includes a few animals that you won’t see in a typical matching game, including a raccoon and a kangaroo. Just match the animal babies with their mommas!

    Additional FREE Reading and Spelling Activities

    If you’re looking for a few other reading and spelling activities to use with your children, be sure to check out these fun games too. They are ones that we’ve used with our kids over the years and love!

    Be a Lumberjack syllable game

    Be a Lumberjack – works on dividing multisyllable words

     three letter blend game

    Word Flippers – works on common three letter blends (str, spl, scr, and spr)

     

    ee blend words

    Wake Up the Sheep – works on reading words with the ‘ee’ blend

     

    feed the anteater game

    Feed the Anteater – a fun game for kids to make the anteater ‘eat’ the word ants

     

    Win a Level of All About Spelling!

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    Be sure to enter to win a full level of spelling from All About Spelling too! Each month, there is a wonderful giveaway and this month is no different! Our family has loved this hands-on spelling program and we have used it for years now. It was the first curriculum that really clicked with us and we haven’t looked back. Read our review of All About Spelling here.