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Updated Calendar Notebook Binder Printables

A few of you asked for more weather options on the Calendar Notebook Binder – and they are uploaded and ready! Everything else is the same, but there is also a non-seasonal version for those of you in the Southern Hemisphere!

Calendar Notebook Printables free

 

The Calendar Notebook has been a fun addition to our learning each morning and a chance to work on math skills, a little bit of science, and also handwriting. We use these daily along with our Morning Calendar Board.

Below you can download three different versions of the Calendar Notebook Binder printables: one for early handwriting and manuscript, one for cursive, and another for the Southern Hemisphere folks (no seasonal clip art so the seasons aren’t confusing!).

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Both the manuscript and cursive version now include the following seven weather choices: sunny, partly sunny, cloudy, rainy, stormy, windy, and snowy.

How to Use the Calendar Notebook

Here’s a peek at how we’re using ours with the kids, and because some of you may not want to read, here is a video tour our our calendar notebook. You can also read this post for more detailed explanations on the pages.

 
 

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We’ve laminated the first few pages and use a vis’-a-vis marker {it wipes off easily with a damp cloth each day} to work in the notebook. You can otherwise slide the pages into page protectors and use dry erase markers.

The calendar notebook printables also include the following:

 

    • 12 undated monthly calendars {you can use them year after year}
    • monthly weather tracking graphs
    • Today is, number word identification, telling time and temperature
    • Breaking down numbers by 1’s, 10’s, and 100’s
    • Practicing tally marks
    • Yearly weather tracking
    • Handwriting practice
    • Pattern practice {part of the monthly calendar pages}
    • Identification of seasons
    • 100 Days of School chart

Supplies for the Calendar Notebook Binder

These are the supplies that we use for our calendar notebooks…

 

Download the Free Calendar Notebook!!

Ready to download the files? Choose one or both of the files below! They are FREE to download {and feel free to pin, tweet or share this post with others!}.

Download the Calendar Notebook Printables – manuscript version

Download the Calendar Notebook Printables – cursive version

Download the Southern Hemisphere Calendar Notebook Printables

 

Other Calendar Notebooks

These ladies also have some great printables to use during calendar time and each offer something a little different – so there may be something you can use as well or something you like even better than mine!

Get a peek at our Morning Calendar Board and grab even more free printables here.

Calendar Board Printables from Homeschool Creations

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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 <——

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:

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Coupon Codes and Companies to Thank

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

Find out more about the 2014 Homeschool Conventions
 
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!).
 

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!

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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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Having trouble downloading or printing this file? Be sure to check out the post on PDF Download Problems for tips and tricks on getting the files to download properly. The solution is usually something simple and quick!

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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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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!!
 


Apologia science

Bright Ideas Press publishes curriculum that is both affordable and easy-to-use with children of different ages at the same time. We are SO excited about their upcoming North Star Geography program for high school – it’s already on our curriculum list for next year! (Note: the North Star program is available for pre-order – WOOT!).

Apologia offers  a K-12 Creation-based science curriculum, worldview curriculum for ages six to fourteen, practical and inspirational books about homeschooling, refreshing retreats for moms, and online classes from Apologia Academy. Visit their site to see their full curriculum line!

A+ TutorSoft, Inc. provides Multi-Sensory Interactive MATH Full Curriculum products to help students improve their grades at all levels. Download one free month of math curriculum and get started today!

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.
 
 

Reader’s Favorite Posts from April 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 April 2014:

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

 

PDF Printing Problems

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Alphabet Coloring Pages – Free Printables

Alphabet Coloring Pages from Homeschool Creations



Working on letters and the alphabet with your kids or class? If you’d like some fun coloring pages to review beginning letter sounds and words that begin with each letter of the alphabet, grab a copy of the Alphabet Coloring Pages (they’re free!).

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This set of coloring pages features a fun picture for each letter of the alphabet along with a  chunky version of the letter that you can color, cover with playdough, or paint as you practice letter sounds. Each page is 8.5” x 11” and prints out one letter to a page.

Download the Alphabet Coloring Pages HERE

Additional Early Learning Printables

Early Learning Printables

If you are looking for additional early learning printables, be sure to check out the above links and have fun browsing. There’s a little something for everyone: literature-based printables, phonics & reading, printable packs, and more!

Enjoy!

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