July Pocket Chart Calendar Pieces – Freebie Printable

July pocket chart calendar pieces from homeschoolcreations.net

 

Ready for some free calendar pieces for the month of July? Maybe you aren’t doing ‘school’ during the summer months, but these are a fun way to keep the math learning going in a simple way.

The July pocket chart calendar pieces have three different colored number cards and pictures. Use the different colored number cards to try different pattern sequences: an ABC pattern, ABAB pattern, AABB pattern and other patterns you can make up together. Here’s an example of different patterns using the cards from a past set to give you a few ideas.

pattern example The set includes a calendar header for the month of July as well. Time to get your pocket charts and laminators ready and start printing the June pocket chart calendar pieces. {Psst —> Here are some cheaper laminating pouches we use and LOVE!}.

July header

——> Download the July Calendar Pieces HERE <——

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Our family is looking forward to the 2015 Teach Them Diligently Conventions – we so enjoyed the one we attended in D.C. and the kids are looking forward to the one in Ohio next year! Speakers are being lined up now and it is promising to be another great year! Stay tuned for more information on the 2015 locations and speakers (I’ll definitely be joining them again!).
 

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Reader’s Favorite Posts from June 2014

Curious to see what others have been reading this past month? Below is a list of the ten most visited posts for the month of June 2014:

  1. Three Letter Word Card Printables
  2. Used Homeschool Curriculum Sale
  3. Organizing School Paperwork
  4. Alphabet Flashcards and Wall Posters
  5. Daily Calendar Notebook Printables
  6. Our Workbox System: Weekly Workbox Grid
  7. Book Report Form and Reading Log Printables

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Pirate Theme Early Learning Printables – updated and expanded!

Pirate theme printables for preschool and kindergarten



A few years ago I shared a pirate theme lapbook that we used with our oldest son and it was recently updated to include more printables! Of course, I figured you all might enjoy the chance to use it too!

Rather than a lapbook style, the Pirate Theme Early Learning Printables pack includes some of the familiar favorites: vocabulary cards, a story sheet, verses, beginning letter sounds as well as a few ‘new’ printables that don’t fit in pockets: mazes, tracer pages, and more.

Download the Pirate Early Learning Printables HERE!

Fun Pirate Reading Adventures


 

 

Pirate Lapbook

The original Pirate Lapbook is still available to download as well, and includes a few extra printables that are not a part of the expanded Pirate Pack.

 

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June Pocket Chart Calendar Pieces – FREE Printable

June pocket chart calendar pieces from homeschoolcreations.net



Summer may be right around the corner, but these cute calendar pieces will keep the learning going!

The June pocket chart calendar pieces have three different colored number cards and pictures. Use the different colored number cards to try different pattern sequences: an ABC pattern, ABAB pattern, AABB pattern and other patterns you can make up together. Here’s an example of different patterns using the cards from a past set to give you a few ideas.

pattern example The set includes a calendar header for the month of June as well. Time to get your pocket charts and laminators ready and start printing the June pocket chart calendar pieces. {Psst —> Here are some cheaper laminating pouches we use and LOVE!}

June header

——> Download the June Calendar Pieces HERE <——

Additional Calendar Helps

Here are a few additional printables and helps for you all, including the pocket chart that we use, laminating tips, and additional printables you may like:

Each month I’m offering a *new* set to download, but you can get the ENTIRE set of Pocket Chart Calendar Numbers here! Keep up with the newest posts and subscribe by RSS or e-mail to be the first to know of other free printables!

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Find out more about the 2014 Homeschool Conventions

The final 2014 Teach Them Diligently Conventions will be in Dallas. Our entire family attended in D.C. this past May, and we SO enjoyed it! The workshops, sessions, and children’s programs are fabulous! Use coupon code HSCREATIONS to save $7!!. Stay tuned for more information on the 2015 locations and speakers (at this point I’m hoping to join them again)!

Homeschool High School Science Tutorials

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Apologia has a brand new Constitutional Literacy DVD class for high school – and truthfully it is one that adults will benefit from as well. The class is taught by Michael Farris of HSLDA and is a full high school credit! Visit their site to find out more!

No More Lemonade – Most teachers’ view of entrepreneurship can be summed up in a few short sentences. If it’s difficult, make it impossible. If it’s complex, pretend it’s not. And if you think you understand it, you probably don’t. Learn entrepreneurship the right way – experience it.

SQUILT (Super Quiet Uninterrupted Listening Time) is a music appreciation curriculum for preschool through middle school that is easy to teach and implement for the parent with limited or NO musical knowledge. Use code HSCREATIONS at checkout to receive 25% off any volume and get your fine arts classes ready for the upcoming year!

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Reader’s Favorite Posts from May 2014

Curious to see what others have been reading this past month? Below is a list of the ten most visited posts for the month of May 2014:

  1. Organizing School Paperwork
  2. Alphabet Flashcards and Wall Posters
  3. Daily Calendar Notebook Printables

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May Pocket Chart Calendar Cards

May pocket chart calendar pieces from homeschoolcreations.net


Are you ready for May? The trees are finally budding in our area, flowers are popping up, and the birds are going nuts at our feeder! Time to get your pocket charts and laminators ready and start printing the May pocket chart calendar pieces. {Psst —> Here are some cheaper laminating pouches we use and LOVE!}

There are three different colored number cards and pictures in this download. Use the different colored number cards to try different pattern sequences: an ABC pattern, ABAB pattern, AABB pattern and other patterns you can make up together. Here’s an example of different patterns using the cards from a past set to give you a few ideas.

pattern example

The set includes a calendar header for the month of May as well.

May header

——> Download the May Calendar Pieces HERE <——

Additional Calendar Helps

Here are a few additional printables and helps for you all, including the pocket chart that we use, laminating tips, and additional printables you may like:

Each month I’m offering a *new* set to download, but you can get the ENTIRE set of Pocket Chart Calendar Numbers here! Keep up with the newest posts and subscribe by RSS or e-mail to be the first to know of other free printables!

Coupon Codes and Companies to Thank

We SO appreciate the following companies – be sure to stop by their sites and check them out.

Find out more about the 2014 Homeschool Conventions
The last two Teach Them Diligently Conventions for 2014 are coming soon! Be sure to register today for the Washington, D.C. and Dallas events. Our entire family will be attending in D.C., and I know you will be SO encouraged through the workshops and sessions.  Use coupon code HSCREATIONS to save $7!!
 


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Reader’s Favorite Posts from April 2014

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  1. Our Chore System and Chore Chart Printables
  2. ABC Bible Verse Flashcards
  3. Garden Preschool Pack Printables

 

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Bird Nature Study Printables – Learning About Birds

Bird Nature Study Printables from Homeschool Creations



With spring in full swing in our area, the birds are headed to our feeder and making their presence known! It has been so exciting to see a few new varieties of birds as well, including a woodpecker, some wrens, and even goldfinches.

This week we’re wrapping up our homeschool science programs and heading outdoors for some hands-on and up-close learning about birds. I am so excited about it and of course had to make some printables to go along with our learning. (And I may have a wee bit of a crush on the clip art too!)

The Bird Nature Study Printables set contains:

Bird Nature Study Printables sample

  • Nature walk counting sheet – mark a tally every time you see one of the birds on the sheet
  • Feeder frenzy counting – mark a tally when you see a bird at your feeder
  • Bird scavenger hunt – for younger children, take this scavenger hunt sheet on a nature walk or when watching the feeder
  • Bird observation sheet – record data and information on a variety of birds. There is a blank one at the end for other species, but sheets are included for 12 varieties: robin, cardinal, goldfinch, wren, pigeon, oriole, hummingbird, woodpecker, nuthatch, blue jay, Eastern blue bird, and mockingbird
  • Label the parts of a bird
  • Story writing prompt – write a short story using four of the words provided
  • Poem and coloring page based on a Mother Goose rhyme

—> Download the Bird Nature Study Printables HERE  <—

Additional Learning Ideas and Inspiration

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A few weeks ago a box of stickers from Tyndale’s  Faith That Sticks sticker line showed up on our doorstep. One of my favorites was the God’s Beautiful Birds sticker pack. The stickers feature nine different birds that are focused on in this nature study pack (along with a few others) and were a fun addition to our nature study.

We’ll be doing a few of the things below this week with our stickers. There are six sticker sheets in the set, so plenty to use for a few of the following ideas including:

· Using two sheets to create a matching game. Simply cut 18 3×3 squares of cardstock and put a sticker on each piece. Then have fun matching them up.

· Use the stickers as a guide and have your child sketch their own image of the bird. These stickers have some great colors that are eye-catching!

· Write a story using the stickers. Have your child write their own story picking 2 or 3 of the stickers or have them dictate one to you.

· Make some fun spring cards using the beautiful birds and let your child create a ‘scene’ to put the birds into!

· For older children, put each of the 9 stickers onto a 3×3 cardstock square and let them practice alphabetizing the birds.

· Make popsicle stick puppets with each of the bird stickers.

· Create a simple windsock and use the stickers to decorate. The stickers are light enough that they won’t add extra weight to the windsock.

· Make a fun bracelet with a few of the stickers and wear it on a nature walk. See what birds you find as you walk along!

Learning About Birds: Other Resources

Don’t miss these additional printables and helps for your bird nature study!

 

Our Favorite Books about Birds

What birds do you see frequently in your area?

Are there any that you get excited to see?

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