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Ask Mr. Bear Printables ~ Free Learning Printables

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These printables were created to use with Ask Mr. Bear by Marjorie Flack.

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The Ask Mr. Bear printables include fun activities to tie in with the story ~ vocabulary words, word tracer cards, word family sorting, beginning sounds sorting, story sequencing, counting wheels and more!

Download the free Ask Mr. Bear printables pack!!

Don’t Miss These Either!

~ Ask Mr. Bear word cards for the Read! Build! Write! vocabulary mats.

~ More Literature Based Printables

~ Other Early Learning Printables

Check out more fun {and free} printables at Printable Power.

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    Angus Lost Unit ~ Preschool Corner

    Not a lot of pictures this week, and the few that I have are rather comical as it is since they show a not-happy camper during a few different activities we were doing.

    Because “Scissors are NOT FUN, Mom!”

    Kaleb can cut just fine, but the moment those scissors come out to be used, the whining begins. Who knows why, but it’s one of his triggers during the school day, so I try to be careful in my placement of any cutting activity.

    This week we focused mainly on the book Angus Lost by Marjorie Flack and the last few days of the week we added in the book Angus and the Ducks by Marjorie Flack. Angus Lost is a part of our Before Five in a Row books and we use the printables for Angus Lost that I put together as well as activities suggested in the manual.

    A Peek at Kaleb’s Work Area 

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     Pictured above: ABC posters from All About Reading, trofast system from Ikea, Bygel rail with blue Bygel containers and 12” square corkboard tiles.

     All of the Kaleb’s workbox sheets go into his Trofast system {we have 9 boxes}. Sitting on top of the boxes is a cookie sheet that holds all of the magnets for his Read! Build! Write! cards. We hang any crafts from the weeks prior above his desk and on the cork board we switch out his memory verses {sometimes from the printables we’re using} as well as his vocabulary words for the week. The three pictures hanging directly above his desk are his letter crafts from the All About Reading Pre1 program.

    Our Week with Angus Lost

    Everyday we did the following {before starting into our workboxes}: read the book Angus Lost together, went over our vocabulary words and talked about the animals in the story using our Animal Classification Cards. Here’s a peek into how our workboxes for the week:

    Angus Lost workboxes

    Here are some more things that we did during the week together….not every single thing listed out, but just a few of the highlights.

    Bible

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    Our verse for the week was Psalm 23:4 ~ “I will not be afraid, for you are close beside me”. The turtle in the picture just makes us laugh, but we talked about how Angus was probably afraid because he was lost in a snowstorm and needed to find his way home.

    Language/Reading

    We had fun looking through the book and talking about when the book took place {a milk wagon delivered the milk and the car was an old car}. We had a list of vocabulary words from the story that we reviewed {dog, cave, milk, snowstorm, etc….} and practiced those words and the beginning sounds of the word.

    Rhyming words continue to be a favorite part of our week, so I try to include that as much as possible {thanks to All About Reading!!}. I absolutely love hearing Kaleb’s summary of the story…when he is ready to talk and not mutter to me.

    Angus got lost. He met another dog. He met a goat. He went into a cave. It was snowing. Then he found the milkman. He followed the man from every house to house. He found his house.

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    The word family sorting {-og and –at} was another fun activity again this week, especially since Kaleb has figured out how to sound out words.

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    A few days into our week, we picked up Angus and the Ducks by Marjorie Flack and compared the two books together. We noticed that the hedge in one of the stories is also pictured in the other book, but the seasons are different {can you see the weeping willow/cherry tree in both books?}. This was a great way for us to look for things that were the same/different in the stories.

    Math

    We worked on counting up to the number 20 and used the numbered houses from the Angus Lost printables. Sometimes I left numbers out and had him write the missing number on a blank house with a dry erase marker.

    Other things we did in the book: counted how many animals there were altogether in the story, sequenced the animals in the story, compared less/more for animals {how many ducks vs. goat and which is more}.

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    One piece of the printables that Kaleb has a blast with are the maze pages. Definitely going to have to pull some more of these together for him to work on!

    Personal Safety

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    This unit was a great opportunity to review what Kaleb knew about himself ~ his full name, phone number, birthday, address and our names. He is still convinced that my name is Mommy, so we practiced by what Daddy calls me ~ Jolanthe. :) Kaleb then wrote down his information on a sheet of paper to practice.

    And finally…tell me that this aren’t the images of a SUPER-thrilled little boy {not-so-much}.

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    More Angus Lost Links

    ~ Angus Lost printables

    ~ Read! Build! Write! cards for Angus Lost 

    ~ Resources/printables from Homeschool Share

    ~ Angus Lost study from Hope is in the Word

    ~ Angus Lost study from Delightful Learning

    ~ Scottie Dog Grid game from Mama Jenn

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      Angus Lost Printables ~ Free Printables

      Angus Lost copy

      These printables were created to use with Angus Lost by Marjorie Flack.

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      The Angus Lost printables pack includes fun activities to tie in with the story ~ vocabulary words, word tracer cards, a Scripture verse and tracer page, word family sorting, a maze, counting activities and more!

      Download the free Angus Lost printables pack!!

      Don’t Miss These Either!

      ~ Angus Lost word cards for the Read! Build! Write! vocabulary mats.

      ~ More Literature Based Printables

      ~ Other Early Learning Printables

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      Blueberries for Sal Unit ~ Preschool Corner

      Blueberries for Sal book unit and printables from Homeschool Creations

      So far I think that Blueberries for Sal has been one of our favorite books that we’ve done together this year. Maybe it’s because we took a fun walk outside and found a stump like the one in the story…or the blueberry playdough…or the ‘blueberry picking’ that we did. Whatever it was, it was a great week together. :)

      Everyday we did the following {before we started into our workboxes} ~ read the book Blueberries for Sal together, went over our vocabulary words and talked about the animals in the story using our Animal Classification Cards. Here’s a peek into how our workboxes for the week:

      Blueberries for Sal workboxes

      Here are look into our week and the activities that we did {other than the ones listed in the Before Five in a Row manual}

      Math

      Adding ~ The blueberry pail addition was fun and we tried a few different things during the week. The first day we used it, we used the paper berries from the Blueberries for Sal printables. The next day we made Blueberry playdough and he had fun rolling the playdough into tiny ‘berries’ to use when adding.

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      Counting ~ We first worked on putting all of the numbers in numerical order and counting up. We also worked on number recognition by saying the word that was on the pail and having him place it on the correct number.

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      Puzzles ~ Kaleb isn’t super fond of puzzles ~ especially if I pull them all apart the first part of the week. One thing that I do is gradually cut the puzzle apart into smaller and smaller pieces. The first day I cut it into strips following the grid and then cut those pieces in half, etc… I’ve found that this really helps him to not get as overwhelmed with all the pieces and feel he CAN do it!

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      Language

      In addition to using the Read! Build! Write! cards for Blueberries for Sal, we also worked on our vocabulary words, beginning letter sounds, and rhyming words.

      Story Summary ~ Every time we do a unit, I have Kaleb retell the story in his own words.

      Positional Words ~ The mini book of sorts has been great practice for understanding positional words like: behind, under, on top of, up, down, etc….

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      Fun Stuff

      Making Playdough ~ Kaleb had MUCH fun helping make a big ol’ wad of Blueberry Playdough. I love the recipe that we use ~ you can find it here} and found a blue koolaid at the grocery store that worked great for it.

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      What Sound Does it Make? I found a little tin pail in the dollar section at Target and we used blue beads to fill it up. We compared the sounds that the berries made while we were filling it up to the sounds in the story. As it filled up higher, we talked about how the sounds changed.

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      Outdoor Fun

      Berry Hunting ~ While the kids were inside, I went outside with a bag of blue beads and stuck them on branches for Kaleb to find. We both went ‘berry picking’ together and found all the blue berries that we could and then Kaleb found a ton of other berries on his little expedition. No idea what kind of berries….but he went picking anyway! {thanks to Lightning Bug Literacy for the idea!}

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      After we went berry picking we were wandering around and found a big ol’ stump. Kaleb remembered it in the story, so he climbed up on top of it to see if there were any partridges on the other side of it. :)

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      That’s a sum-up of our week. Here are a few links for you. I’d love to hear what you all have been up to as well!

      More Blueberries for Sal Links

      ~ Blueberries for Sal printables

      ~ Read! Build! Write! cards for Blueberries for Sal

      ~ Blueberries for Sal resources from Homeschool Share

      ~ Delightful Learning’s BFIAR studies

      ~ Lightning Bug Literacy blueberry ideas

      ~ Blueberries for Sal read-aloud on You Tube

      ~ Living Life Intentionally ~ sums up many resources

      ~ Blueberry Council

       

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      Blueberries for Sal Printables~ Free Printables

      Blueberries for Sal copy

      These printables were created to use with Blueberries for Sal by Robert McCloskey.

       

      Blueberries for Sal collage

      The Blueberries for Sal printables include fun activities to tie in with the story ~ vocabulary words, word tracer cards, blueberry addition, a number/word matching game, find the difference game, puzzles and more~

      Download the free Blueberries for Sal printables pack!!

       

      Don’t Miss These Either!

      ~ Blueberries for Sal word cards for the Read! Build! Write! vocabulary mats.

      ~ More Literature Based Printables

      ~ Other Early Learning Printables

      Check out more fun {and free} printables at Printable Power.

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        Caps for Sale Unit ~ Preschool Corner

        Caps for Sale by Esphyr Slobodkina was much fun for us to read and act out together. This also is now one of my favorite weeks we’ve spent learning together because of a little something that happened during the week ~ you’ll have to watch the video below!

        Everyday we did the following {before we started into our workboxes} ~ read the book Caps for Sale by Esphyr Slobodkina together and talked about the animals in the story using our Animal Classification Cards. Here’s a peek into how our workboxes for the week:

        Caps for Sale Workbox

        Bible

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        The peddler showed a varying range of emotions in the story, ending up stamping his feet and throwing his cap on the ground. We talked about Proverbs 29:11 ~ “A fool gives full vent to his anger, but a wise man keeps himself under control.” During the week we talked about different reactions we had to situations at home and how the verse applied to us.

        Math

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        Measuring ~ We measured stacks of caps from the go-along printables. The hardest part was remembering to put the bottom of the ruler in the right spot. Had I thought of it, I would have pulled out our Inchimals to use instead of a ruler.

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        Graphing ~ Kaleb LOVES graphing, so the coin counting was a big hit. We colored the coins to match real coins and then started rolling away to see which coin would win {quarters did}. This was a great way to talk about the names of different coins and how much they were worth. We also used our Melissa and Doug play money to match up with the pictures {we don’t have all the coins, but matched up what we did}.

        Money ~ The coin we focused on primarily this week was the ‘cent’ or the penny. We used the coin counting sheet to count pennies and matched them up 1:1. We also hung all of the caps on our tree from the printables pack {I wrote a ‘cents’ amount on the back of each cap}. Kaleb picked hats from the tree and then used his play money to buy the caps from me. :)

        Language, Phonics and Reading

        In addition to our beginning sound cards and the vocabulary words we studied, we tried something new that was not only a huge success, but resulted in something else that made everyone excited.

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        Reading ~ After sorting the words into the –at and –ap word families, we tried sounding out the words. This is the first time that Kaleb has attempted sounding words out. Here he is sounding out his first word {‘cause I had to grab the camera for this!}…

         

        Story Summary ~ This is a part of the printables that I am really beginning to enjoy with Kaleb. His summaries are getting much more detailed and often hilarious at the same time.

        Pretend Play and Other Fun

        We had fun stacking caps on our head to see how many we could balance up there and acting out the story together.

        Additional Caps for Sale Resources

        ~ Caps for Sale Printables

        ~ Read! Build! Write! cards for Caps for Sale

        ~ Caps for Sale resources from Homeschool Share

        ~ Book unit ideas from Delightful Learning

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