Monthly Traceable Calendars

monthly traceable calendars

The new school year is upon us, and I am super excited to present our Monthly Traceable Calendars. At the beginning of each month, I have my pre-k students make a calendar. They get excited to these calendars home and proudly display them on their refrigerators, and I get excited about all of the learning opportunities they hold.

Doing a monthly calendar practices the following skills:

– Fine motor (proper tripod grasp and tracing)
– Counting
– One-to-one correspondence
– Writing numbers
– Number recognition
– Writing left to right
– Writing top to bottom
– Ordinal concepts
– Critical thinking

At the beginning of each month, talk about the weeks ahead and any important events that will be occurring. Have your young learners trace the numbers. I recommend working with them individually or in small groups. At the start of the year, some children may struggle to complete their calendars due to the level of difficulty and/or a short attention span. And that’s okay. Growth will be obvious as the year progresses.

While working with children, stress the importance of a proper pencil grip and writing left to right and top to bottom. There is a black dot on each letter and number on the calendars. Encourage your students to get into the habit of placing their crayon or pencil on that starting point. This will help teach them proper formation.

Also included in this pack are 12 traceable calendars with some missing numbers. These are for students that are developmentally ready to recognize and write numerals. These should be introduced accordingly.

Once the calendar is complete, kids may glue them onto a large piece of construction paper decorate the topper. They may then place stickers on any significant dates (e.g., birthday, holiday. etc.).

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Apple Math and Literacy Activities

Apple Math and Literacy Activities

It’s been a great summer, and while it’s not quite over, I am already thinking about the fall.

And apples!

This Apple Math and Literacy Activities pack contains printable activities that practice the following skills:

– Visual discrimination
– Following directions
– Upper and lowercase letter recognition
– Pre-writing/visual perception
– Pre-reading/comprehension
– Number recognition
– Classification
– Counting
– Number sequencing
– Ordinal concepts

COUNTING APPLES BOOK (1-10)

Children will cut out the pages of this book and have teachers/adults staple them together. Students can count and write the number of apples on each tree, and then color the pictures. Be sure to keep this activity developmentally appropriate. Some children may need help with cutting and may need you to write the numbers for them. Others may want to count and write their numbers before putting their own pages in numerical order.

ALPHABET CLIP CARDS (A-Z)

Apple Math and Literacy Activities

Print these cards out on cardstock and laminate for heavy use. Supply your little learners with clothespins and encourage them to clip each letter’s lowercase partner.

NUMBER SEQUENCING STICKS (1-12)

Apple Math and Literacy Activities

Print these cards out on cardstock and laminate for heavy use. Prompt children to place the cards in numerical order. You may also wish to present different groups of cards (e.g., 4,5,_,7,8) and have your preschoolers determine which number is missing. The cards are also a fun way to teach ordinal concepts (first, second, third, etc.).

Gluing the cards onto jumbo craft sticks makes this activity extra fun for little hands.

VISUAL DISCRIMINATION AND SIZE SORTING WORKSHEETS

Apple Math and Literacy Activities

With these cute worksheets, kids will find the matching letters and color those apples the same color. They will also sort apples by coloring the large ones red, the medium green, and the small yellow. Make it a point to discuss other words for large and small.

What a fun way to start the new school year!

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Under the Sea Math and Literacy Activities

under the sea math and literacy activities

Let’s dive into all things ocean! This Under the Sea Math and Literacy pack contains printable activities that strengthen the following skills:

* Classification
* Counting
* One-to-one correspondence
* Number recognition
* Measurement
* Graphing
* Writing
* Fine motor
* Beginning sound recognition
* Upper and lowercase letter recognition
* Language/dictation
* Self-expression
* Visual discrimination
* Following directions
* Phonological and phonemic awareness

under the sea math and literacy activities


Items Included:

– Sorting Sea Creatures – Size Skills worksheet (1)
– Jumpin’ Jellyfish – Counting/Writing Numbers worksheet (1)
– Underwater Colors – Counting/Following Directions worksheet (1)
– Sizing Seahorses – Measuring Height worksheet (1)
– Got Fins? – Classification worksheet (1)
– Fishy Friends – Graphing worksheet (1)
– Ocean Animals – Beginning Sounds – worksheet (1)
– Under the Sea Rhyme with Me – Rhyming worksheet (1)
– Max’s Fish Store – Segmenting Syllables worksheet (1)
– Starfish Fun – Matching Upper and Lowercase Letters worksheet (1)
– What is Missing? – Visual Discrimination worksheet (1)
– Writing Prompt – “If I lived under the sea, I would..” worksheet (1)
– Under the Sea Word Wall/Writing Center Vocabulary Cards (color – 10)
– Under the Sea Word Wall/Writing Center Vocabulary Cards (b&w – 10)
– Fishy Alphabet Match-Up Puzzle Cards (color – 26, A-Z)
– Fishy Alphabet Match-Up Puzzle Cards (b&w – 26, A-Z)

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