This activity booklet is designed to promote math skills with activities focused around the calendar by providing 15-20 minute daily reinforcement skills. This booklet uses the calendar date to extend math concepts by using number lines, fact families, grids and other engaging math problems for student enrichment. Ideas, discussion questions, and calendar included.
Math Calendar – Level Red
Math Calendar – Level Orange
Math Calendar – Level Yellow
Math Calendar – Level Green
Math Calendar – Level Blue
Math Calendar – Level Indigo
Word Wall Sets
Frustrated by constantly answering the question- “How do I spell ______?” Our word wall booklets are lists of the most common words used at each level of learning. These words are printed on sturdy card stock and are ready to be cut apart and added to your word wall. Colorful alphabet headings are also included in the booklet. Foster independent writing skills with our handy and helpful word wall words!
Word Wall Set – Level Red
Word Wall Set – Level Orange
Word Wall Set – Level Yellow
Word Wall Set – Level Green
Word Wall Set – Level Blue
What is an interactive notebook? Instead of pages and pages of the boring question and answer format, our book studies focus on the most important elements of the story and invite the child to interact with these topics. Children cut out shapes and glue flaps from the studies and write the answers underneath. At times the child is asked to draw or cut out tabs and sort his or her response. These book studies are also designed to inspire deeper, more meaningful discussions surrounding the book that is read. The child is exposed to specific elements in the story and encouraged to look for future examples on their own in the text.
Ahyoka and the Talking Leaves
Historical Fiction (11 pages) Ahyoka’s only desire is to help her father, Sequoyah, with his endeavor to create a system of writing for their tribe. Through a series of trials and missteps, they discover that creating a written language is more difficult than it might seem. This book study provides background information about the Cherokee nation and why Sequoyah worked so hard to write down the language of his people. Several story elements are highlighted, along with vocabulary, and different forms of figurative language. Extension ideas for the story are also provided.
Sarah, Plain and Tall
Historical Fiction (8 pages) After Anna and Caleb’s mother dies, their father eventually desires to get remarried. When he sends a letter, he receives a response from Sarah. Living by the coast in Maine, will Sarah be content to join and stay with the family on the wide, open prairie? This book study examines elements of fiction, figurative language, vocabulary terms, and inferencing skills. Extension ideas are also provided.
26 Fairmount Avenue
Memoir (15 pages) Tomie’s family is moving! They are building a house and it is a very exciting time in the dePaola household. There is much to do before move-in day, however, and things can sometimes get delayed. In the meanwhile, Tomie has adventures in going to school and the movies. This book is a nice introduction to the genre, memoir. The book study examines story elements, invites the child to make connections, and encourages the child to think of his or her own memoir!
Fantasy (16 pages) Wilbur is the runt of his litter. With the help of a friendly spider named Charlotte, she devises a plan to help him stay alive a lot longer. This classic story about unlikely friendship has warmed the hearts of generations of children. The book study examines elements of fiction, figurative language, rich vocabulary, and invites a study research of nonfiction topics as well.
Alphabet Interactive Notebook
Does your early learner enjoy working with sounds and letters? This 26-page book supplements letter recognition and phonemic awareness by providing opportunities to write letters, identify letters and find pictures with matching sounds. Other skills include fine motor skills (cutting and gluing), ordering, and early reading skills.
Cursive Writing Book
Is your child ready for cursive writing? Use this booklet created to enhance the weekly word wall program. This booklet focuses on cursive letter formation, practicing individual letters, and writing weekly word wall words.
Alphabet Printing Book
This book is a supplement to practice printing each letter of the alphabet and encourages children to print with his or her “Best Handwriting.”