Friday Freebie ~ Letter B Resources

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Letter B Resources

Learning the Alphabet: Letter B Printable Pack from This Reading Mama
Letter B Resources
Here we are at Letter B of Learning the Alphabet, printable ABC packs designed for kids who need to learn their letters and letter sounds. In this pack are interactive learning activities {not just worksheets} for the Letter B plus a book list of read alouds that correspond with the Letter B in some way.

from Teaching with Children’s Books
Letter B Resources
Blueberries for Sal printables pack is full of fun new learning pages. Your little ones will enjoy the following activities:

“b” practice
sorting b and d
odds and evens
research or note-taking pages
and more!

Letter B Worksheets Free Kids Printables from Kids Activities Blog
Letter B Resources
4 pages of upper and lower case tracing with pictures to color.
1 page of tracing words (starting with letter B).
2 pages of B beginning sound activities.
1 letter B coloring page.

Handwriting Practice for Kids: B is for Butterfly from Crystal & Co
Letter B Resources
This printable is perfect for preschoolers and allows them many different learning aspects.

We will trace with our finger to learn proper letter formation.

We will trace with a pencil and write the letters on the paper.

We will also work on saying the sound the letter makes.

Romping & Roaring B Pack from 3 Dinosaurs
Letter B Resources
Romping & Roaring B Pack contains 47 pages:
Coloring Page, Color and Trace, Color Or Dot the Letters, Stamp Letters on the Picture, Decorate the Letter (or playdough mat), Prewriting Practice Lines, Prewriting Practice Working up to Letters With Start & Stop, Trace Letters Practice with Start & Stop, Trace Letter, Trace Letter Place, Trace with Arrows, Trace Letter with Lines, Color Upper Case & Lower Case, Color the Letters, Find the Letter, Dot the Letter Upper & Lower Case, Matching on Page, Roll & Count, Dot the Letters, Dot Letters and Image, Dot Letters Different Font, Shape Tracing Solid Line, Shape Tracing Dotted Line, Color Capitol Letter by Size, Color Lower Case Letter by Size, Color Image by Size, Upper Case Letter Maze, Lower Case Letter Maze, Upper & Lower Case Letter Maze, Color the Letter and Image Book, Color the Letter Book, Trace and Draw Book, Sort Upper & Lower Case, Sort by Size, Lacing Card, 2 part Letter & Image Puzzles, 4 part Puzzles, and 9 part Puzzles.

Alphabet Phonics Letter of the Week B from Lavinia Pop on Teachers Pay Teachers
Letter B Resources
I have made this Phonics Letter of the Week unit to address the Kindergarten(Prep) level of learning. The contents of this packet provide teachers with a variety of games, activities and worksheets to help teach correct letter formation, written letter identification and recognition of initial letter sound.

My aim when creating this book was to provide a unit for teaching one letter of the alphabet at a time. There is a great emphasis on letter sounds, which makes this an ideal tool for phonics teaching.

There are 30 games, activities and worksheets that can be used to help you teach the letter Bb at the beginning of the year and to reinforce and consolidate what has been learnt throughout the year.

Learn to Read Preschool Alphabet Letter B from Happy and Blessed Home
Letter B Resources
5 FREE Preschool Worksheets for Preschool Alphabet Letter B
Here I am sharing 5 FREE Preschool Worksheets for Preschool Alphabet Letter B. It’s a sample pack from our family’s preschool at home program, Visual Montessori, based upon the 12 sensitive periods as outlined in Montessori.

My name is Monica, and I am a Certified Early Childhood Education Teacher. I homeschooled preschool with my two boys and now I teach other moms how to do the same through my online preschool program: Visual Montessori.

Free Beach Pack from 3 Dinosaurs
Letter B Resources
Beach Pack contains over 40 pages:
3 Part Cards, Beginning Sounds, Addition & Counting Sheets, Matching Cards, Read Write the Room, Which One Is Different, What Comes Next, Pre Writing Practice, Pattern Cards, 10 Piece Puzzles, 4 Piece Puzzles, Clip and Count Cards, Size Sorting, Small books, Color the Pattern, and more.

Tot Pack:
Basic Prewriting, 2 Part Puzzles, Counting, Matching, Coloring the Shell, 9 Piece Puzzle

Letter B {Letter of the Week} from Michelle Griffo from Apples and ABC’s on Teachers Pay Teachers
Letter B Resources
This letter of the week pack is designed to help you teach the “letter B.” Included are worksheets and printables to focus on the “letter b” all week long!

I have found that most teachers focus on one letter each week, and practice the writing, reading, recognizing, and listening for the beginning sound of that letter.
Included in this pack are different letter printables to:
-recognize the letter
-color the picture with the beginning sound
-trace the letter b
-print the letter b
-sort the upper- and lowercase letter Bb
-letter B decodable: copy and cut on the line, staple into a booklet, and have the students trace the letter and word
-poster of the letter

Ways to use this pack:
-use for center work
-independent practice
-you can put the sheets in pocket protectors and place in a binder, the students can write on the pocket protectors with dry erase markers to practice daily!

Common Core Standards:

Pretty Bugs and Creatures Preschool Pack ~ Free Printables from 1+1+1=1
Letter B Resources
Focus Skills…

Letter Bb
Find the Difference
Positional Words
Counting 1-20
Upper/Lower Case ABCs
Bible Verse




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Freebie Friday ~ Letter A Resources

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Letter A Resources
Here is the first of a new Letter Resources series. This is Part 1 of 26, Letter A Resources. Below you will find all of the resources, and some new ones, that I used with all my littlies.

Baby Animals Printable Pack {free} from 1+1+1=1
Letter A Resources
This is a Preschool Pack featuring many different FREE printables all about baby animals! You can use many of these with tots,
preschoolers and even Kindergartners!

Prek Letter A from Confessions of a Homeschooler
Letter A Resources
Welcome to the Letter A where we’ll be having fun with Ants!

Letter of the Week – Letter A from One Beautiful Home
Letter A Resources
Each packet has a total of 8 printable sheets, that not only focus on a specific letter BUT they will also introduce / work on:

A lot of Handwriting Practice
Search & Find
…and more!

Alphabet Letter of the Week A from Tweet Resources on Teachers Pay Teachers
Letter A Resources
For your letter of the week activities, Tweet Resources has created a comprehensive alphabet program that will compliment your classroom. There are more than 20 pages of printables that include fun activities such as letter crowns, letter bracelets, interactive notebook activities and foldable booklets. There are also 2 alphabet songs recorded by Tweet Resources included. This letter package is part of a series of letter packages that are available via the links below.

1. Word Wall Cards: For your letter of the week classroom display, teachers can print out these cards for student reference and writing activities.

2. Let’s Print the Letter A (1): Your students will love this printing worksheet for mastering their handwriting and once completed they can color and cut out a Letter A bracelet!

3. Let’s Color the A Words (1): Students are to find and color all the words that start with the Letter A.

4. Let’s Spin the Letter A (1): In this popular activity, students are to use a pencil and a paperclip to make a spinner and then graph uppercase and lowercase A’s.

5. Let’s Find the Letter A (1): Students will learn to discriminate between different styles of writing by following all the different styled Letter A’s in the maze with a bingo dabber.

7. Let’s Sort the Letter A (1): Students will learn to distinguish between words that start with the Letter A sound, and words that don’t, by cutting out the picture pieces and sorting them into the two categories.

8. Let’s Group the Letter A (1): Students will learn to distinguish between uppercase and lowercase A’s by sorting the two letters into two groups in this cut and paste activity.

9. Let’s Make a Letter A Crown (2): Your students will love making their own Letter A crowns in this activity.

10. Letter A Foldable Booklet (1): A mini foldable reader has been included for students to take home and share their new letter sound with their parents, family and friends.

These alphabet activities are ideal for your preschool or kindergarten class, as well as ESL and ELL students.

This resource is compatible with Common Core Standards, including:
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RF.K.3a Demonstrate basic knowledge of one-to-one letter-sound correspondences by producing the primary sound or many of the most frequent sounds for each consonant.
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RF.K.1d Recognize and name all upper- and lowercase letters of the alphabet.

5 FREE Preschool Worksheets for Preschool Alphabet Letter A from Happy and Blessed Home
Letter A Resources
Hi, I’m Monica, an Early Childhood Education Certified Teacher. I started out as a homeschool preschool mom, but quickly learned I have a passion for helping other moms and teachers with their preschool at home efforts. Now I teach other moms how to preschool at home through my online preschool program: Visual Montessori.

I spent over five years developing a preschool learning curriculum for my two boys and I used the principles of Montessori, and everything I learned about childhood development, to create a preschool learning curriculum based upon the 12 Sensitive Periods for children between the ages of birth and six years old as outlined in Montessori.

Tot School: Letter “A” with FREE Printables! from Izzie, Mac and Me
Letter A Resources
Letter a Flashcard
Letter a Apple Basket Sorting
Letter a Apple Tree Coloring
Apple Tree Letter a Cut and Paste
Apple Numbers 1-5
Apple Patterns
Alligator Colors (Colors)
Alligator Preposition Actvitiy

A is for Apple Themed Lesson Plans (one week) from Melissa Schaper on Teachers Pay Teachers
Letter A Resources
Exciting, engaging, easy to use lesson plans for ages 3-5. Great for preschool, in-home daycare and homeschool. Edlah lesson plans are colorful, visually simple and easy to understand. They are fun and cute with out the unnecessary fluff.

Edlah themed units are one week units that include many fun hands on theme based activities, recipes, sensory ideas, arts and crafts, fine/gross motor skill practice, journal ideas, printables (including easy reader books, word wall cards, sight word cards, and much more) and letter handwriting sheets in both block print or D’Nealian. Download the free preview for a snapshot of what you will get with this awesome set of lesson plans (click the download button below the thumbnail pictures on the right)!

Though the lesson plans are designed to build on each other through out a school year, they can be used individually or in any order.

FREE Romping & Roaring Letter A Printable Pack + 40% Off Additional Packs from 3 Dinosaurs
Letter A Resources
Color the Letter, Color the Pictures that start with that letter, 2 Color & Trace pages per each letter, Decorate Upper Case Letters, Decorate Lower Case Letters, 2 Writing Practices, Color the letters, ABC Matching the Same, Matching Upper Case Letters, Matching Upper Case Letters & Pictures, Matching Lower Case Letters, Matching Lower Case Letter & Pictures, Matching Upper Case & Lower Case, Which One is Different, Roll & Count Die, Roll & Trace, Roll & Color, Sorting: letters, pictures & words, 4 Part Puzzles, Letter Pattern Coloring, Fill in the Missing Pattern, ABC Finger Puppets, and ABC Review Game.




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How Elf on a Shelf almost ruined Christmas

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Elf on a Shelf
Last year our Elf on a Shelf, Tinsel arrived. There was much fun and excitement before Christmas and the children loved it. This year Pixie told me she was scared of Tinsel and didn’t want him to come visit us because she doesn’t like that he watches her and flies around the house when no one is looking.

It really freaked her out.

Papa and I then decided to tell her the truth and to show her that Tinsel was just a toy that I had hidden away in my closet. She was petrified when I took him out of the box and wouldn’t even touch him. It was heart breaking. We then had to break the news to Koko and Fifi, who weren’t impressed with me for lying to them about it. While Koko was fine, Fifi took it badly and wanted to know why we had lied to them. Explaining to them that it was just to make the countdown to Christmas a little more exciting, she seemed to settle down… eventually.

And then we got asked the questions, IS SANTA REAL? Is the Tooth Fairy real? What about the Easter Bunny?

I refused to lie to them, and told them that Santa, the Tooth Fairy and the Easter Bunny were just fun things adults did for children for these occasions. Daddy is Santa (that’s why he hands out gifts on Christmas morning, Momma and Daddy are the Tooth Fairy and Momma is the Easter Bunny. We had 3 very sad children in our home that day. They had to grow up very fast.

We have decided that since they know Tinsel isn’t real, that they got to choose what Tinsel did every night. Each child, including Noo, gpt a turn to have him do something special, naughty, etc. The kids had loads of fun leading up to Christmas getting Tinsel to do their bidding and it made Pixie so much happier knowing that he is just a toy and not some magical Peeping Tom that is stalking her.

We forget that our children are sensitive creatures and that, while some think its fun, others might be freaked out about it. While I think its great that we like to add a little magic to Christmas for our children, we need to be honest when they ask the questions, or it may come back to bite us. Parenting can be hard sometimes, but lying to our children when they ask pointed questions about things like this is something I learned a lot about on this particular day.

You can follow the adventures of Tinsel the Elf on my Instagram account.




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Superbalist Kids Shoes

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Superbalist Kids Shoes
Yes, you read right, Superbalist recently added a new category, Superbalist Kids Shoes! I LOVE this website and have bought quite a few goodies from them for myself (before their new kids section was introduced), now I can get the kids shoes without leaving the comfort of my home! Seriously though, the range is awesome and I just HAD to share my favourite finds.

Girls’ Shoes

My brother Shaun is getting married in March and I’ve been looking for some cute navy shoes for the girls to wear to this formal wedding. I just couldn’t find anything I was happy with and then I stumbled across these Cotton On Kids Ballerina Pumps while looking for shoes for myself and just fell in love! Seriously though, who doesn’t love glitter pumps? Fifi and Pixie are besides themselves with excitement and can’t wait for these to arrive.
Superbalist Kids Shoes

Pixie’s feet have been growing so much over the last few months that we can’t keep up. When I was placing my order for their wedding shoes, she begged me to buy these Cotton On Kids Hippo Clogs that look “just like Daddy’s, only pink.”
Superbalist Kids Shoes

Fifi, on the other hand, asked if she could get a new pair of sneakers since she has outgrown her current pair (again…). She is currently deciding between the Adidas Infant Superstar and Convers Kids All Star HI high tops. This may take a while….
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Boy’s Shoes

Koko is so much easier to shop for. He took one look and chose these red Connverse Kids All Sta LO Junior and the Adidas Orignals Kids Stan Smith sneakers. Though neither pair is for the wedding. I think the red converse would rock his outfit, but he’s not biting.
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Baby Girl Shoes and Baby Boy Shoes

As soon as Shaun and Minette (my future Sister in Law) get married, they best get to working on a niece and nephew for me so I can buy some adorable baby shoes. I just LOVE the Shooshoos the they have in stock at the moment. How cute are they in pink and blue?
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Superbalist is currently running a promotion for first time buyers. Get R250 off when you spend a minimum of R600! What a Bargain!

Baby Girl Shoes | Baby Boy Shoes | Girls’ Shoes | Boys’ Shoes

Did you know that Superbalist have a mobile application? I didn’t. You can download the application on your Android or Apple device here:

Superbalist Kids Shoes
Superbalist Kids Shoes

Please let me know if you have had as much fun shopping on this site. I absolutely adore it and wouldn’t recommend it otherwise.

Happy shopping!




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7 Reasons Why Traveling Is The Best Form Of Education

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Through traveling, you’ll learn a lot while having fun at the same time

One of the best ways of getting an education is through traveling. It enables you to learn new things while having fun at the same time Travel can affect career choices. One survey revealed that 70% of millennials mentioned the desire to travel as a reason to work.

Below are 7 reasons why traveling is the best form of education:

1. You Learn Different Cultures
Whenever you travel, you get to learn more about other cultures and their way of life. Learning about other cultures in class won’t be as interesting as learning first hand from the people from a particular culture. According to one research, 86% of millennials mentioned experiencing a new culture as a motivating factor for traveling.

Culture is not concentrated on lifestyle only. You get to know more about the different types of food and etiquettes. Moreover, you get to know the things that various cultures have in common. Your understanding of different cultures plays a crucial role in your education.

2. You Learn History
You’ve probably learned about the different historical events and civilizations in class. However, nothing beats visiting various historic sites and getting to know more about a city’s culture and history.

When you walk through the streets and visit national museums, you get to know more about that country’s history. Learning more about various dynasties, conflicts and changes will be much easier when you get to visit a particular country than just learning about that country in class.

Moreover, the history learned from textbooks is sometimes distorted. Talking to the locals will enable you to get accurate information. It will also give you a different perspective.

3. You Acquire Social Skills

Social skills are crucial to our existence here on earth. Traveling exposes us to various scenarios that will assist in growing our social skills, for instance, asking the locals for direction.

Traveling on your own to a particular place will enable you to improve your social skills more than going to class to take up a course on personal development. Most of us lack skills in public speaking and conversation, thus, limiting many opportunities for us. Constant travel will enable you to master these important skills.

4. You Learn More About Nature


You’ll learn more about Mother Nature

When you get out of your comfort zone and venture out into the world, you will get to witness some of the most majestic scenes that Mother Nature has to offer. You’ll be able to enjoy nature’s grandeur first hand.

Understanding nature is central to solving some of the issues of the world, for instance, climate change, and water and air pollution. When we get to see firsthand what we are going to lose if we do not change the way we interact with the environment, then, dealing with these issues will be much easier.

Therefore, instead of spending a lot of money on conferences, send the people to some of the most exotic forests, mountains and plains of the world.

5. You Learn New Languages
It’s always good to learn the native language of the place that you intend to visit. In a way, traveling forces you to do so.
After learning the basics of a language via videos, books, etc, you will learn more when you interact and speak with the native speakers. Through putting your language education to use, traveling improves your listening and speaking skills.

Traveling is the ideal way of mastering a language, even if you’ve studied it in class. When you travel, you not only test your language skills in a real-world scenario, but you also get to learn that language’s slang, accent and intonation.

6. You Learn New Technologies


You’ll come across new technologies

Technological advancements vary from country to country. Different countries have different kinds of technologies.

The difference in technology is clear to see in developed and developing countries (and also in urban and rural areas within a particular country). Whenever you travel to a different place, you might come across some new technology. The technology used in a given place serves to solve a particular problem in that locale, and it might also be of importance to you.

7. You Become Independent
Traveling alone to a new place can be scary. However, it will help you to become independent. Traveling on your own exposes you to scenarios that require you to make quick decisions. You develop skills on how to keep yourself safe.

Independence is crucial to succeeding in your education and your survival out there.

Traveling to new places will expose you to new things while at the same time enable you to have fun. Many who have traveled attest to having learned a lot. Also, when carrying out some research, say, on an ancient civilization, traveling to actual sites where their cities, dwellings or temples have been excavated is much more engaging and interesting. Doesn’t this make you want to pick research topics that will require traveling?


Author’s Bio:
Kevin is a professional educator and a private tutor with over 8 years of experience. He is also a content writer for various blogs about higher education, entertainment, social media & blogging. During his off time, Kevin enjoys traveling and cooking. Feel free to connect with him on Twitter, Linkedin & Google+.

True Christian Christmas

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happy birthday jesus

Christian Christmas

True Christian Christmas
Christmas isn’t showy gifts
Or glittering decoration;
It’s honoring our Savior, Jesus Christ
In humble adoration.

It’s serving those less fortunate,
Meeting their needs before our own;
It’s making sure at Christmas time
That no one is alone.

It’s taking what we would have spent
On things that no one needs,
And using it to help someone
With service and good deeds.

Our Savior showed us how to live
With charity, faith and service.
It makes the holidays a joy,
More peaceful, and less nervous.

So let’s remember Christmas is
About our Savior’s birth;
That’s the way to happiness,
The way to peace on earth.

By Joanna Fuchs

Wishing you and your family a very merry and blessed Christmas

God Bless




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