Showing posts with label Teach 'em Young. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Teach 'em Young. Show all posts

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

46 Dolch Sight Words for Second Grade

If you missed the 41 Dolch Sight Words for First Grade , you can download it HERE and the 52 Dolch Sight Words for Kindergarten, download it HERE.  Reading, repetition and tracing are the key learning tools I used for our daughters.  Use Letter Tiles to make it more interesting by letting your child form the sight words.

Print the flashcards on card stock, you can also laminate them to make it more durable, punch a hole in a corner and use a Book Ring.

This way you can always have it handy. You can easily throw it in your purse and while waiting for an appointment or waiting in line, your child can practice their sight words.

Here's a practice sheet for big kids. Unlike , the previous lower grade sight word worksheets that I had provided. This packet does not have tracing and matching game.To save money, print this sheet only once using  card stock and laminate. Using the flashcards printable, have your kid or student write the sight word and create a sentence. This is also a great way to practice sentence building.

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If you are looking for good laminator, I use this one:

Friday, May 5, 2017

How to Introduce God's Word to your Toddlers

I grew up thinking that I will for sure go to hell. ( no joke!) .  I did not see Jesus as our Savior. I went to a Catholic school all the way through high school. I was pretty much involved in church, went to children's catechism and Legion of Mary as a teenager.  I also grew up watching relatives and family members go to church , attend processions and host prayer meetings.Now, there is absolutely nothing wrong with those. I just did not have a relationship with Jesus. I now have a different view of our Jesus.

What we need to do is to lead the way to know God. They say, the first five years of life is very important when it comes to the development of reading and speaking. The first five years are also important for them to know that God's word..the Bible is not a set of rules.  We need to write in their hearts and minds that they do not have to be good so God will love them and that if they misbehave, God will stop loving them.

I always believe that you can never start to early when it comes to teaching young ones about God's word. About His love and unending mercy. His amazing grace. I take this very seriously. Our children belong to Him, entrusted to us. We hope that one day they will become the citizen that our Heavenly Father called them to be. We just can not teach them how to behave properly in the church. We can not just pack our bags with "busy bags", hoping that they will be occupied for the rest of the service. We need to equip them starting at an early age.

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Can a toddler really grasp it? Will they be able to absorb God's word?  YES !  Let's first discuss the cognitive development of a toddler .When your child was an infant they  learned about the world around them by touching, looking, manipulating, and listening. As a toddler, the learning process is more  thoughtful. His grasp of language is increasing. His memory and intellectual abilities develop. Their learning is through imitation as well. Toddlers can choose a book , can repeat words , can tell what the story of the book is ( in their own words and understanding).

Invest in a great Beginners Bible.

At this stage, they love to see pictures! Make sure that it is age appropriate. If you are not decided on which Bible to get, you can first check it out at your local library. We use The Beginner's Bible Book.

Perfect Bible for Young Kids

 Simple crafts

Do some fun and simple crafts with them. Pinterest is such a wonderful tool for this kind of stuff. Not just recipes! I saw this cute and fun activity for Noah's Ark . See It HERE. It doesn't have to be complicated or expensive.

Devotional night

Start a nightly devotional with your family. You can involve toddlers! It doesn't have to be formal or at night. We prefer to do it at night before we go to bed because everybody is relaxed and calm after a shower or bath.Our mornings are usually busy and we do not want to hurry this very important time of ours together. If mornings work for it and be consistent as much as possible. If you still do not know how to do family devotional with a toddler, READ THIS from Intentional by Grace.

How to do devotionals with a toddler

Worship Songs

Our girls love worship songs. It makes my heart happy and I can't help to smile everytime they sing a worship song. You can listen to Spotify or you tube. Here in our area , we listen to radio station 89.7 KSGN .Here's a few songs that our family loves!

10 Worship Songs that will Lift your Spirit

 Simple Lesson at Home

Again, I will give credit to Pinterest. There are tons and tons of Bible base lessons and activities. Some are free , and some are complete curriculum that you can purchase. I suggest to just start with the free ones, to see what works for you and your toddler.  Just look at this fun lessons from Steadfast Family. Just poke around her blog and I am sure that you will be inspired!

Reading- Board Books

Both of our girls, love board books. Through reading you are not only helping them to love reading and speaking but  it also strengthens your relationship with  them. It helps develop their cognitive skills. It open up a whole new world to them. It matters what we read to them too, so why not add Bible base board books to your collection.

We got these books and even though our youngest is already 5 yrs old, she still loves it! Pages are very sturdy for babies and toddlers! Colorful, modern and cute illustrations will keep them entertained. I also love that the illustrations are right on point and not too busy! Simple words yet straight to the point--the truth.

About the book:
Retail price: 6.99
Children will learn that God asked Noah to build a big boat; that it rained and rained for days; and that God saved Noah and the animals, placing a rainbow in the sky. They will learn to count the animals two by two and will discover the many colors of the rainbow. Both books feature the vibrant artwork of Susana Gay. Uncluttered pages make animals and objects stand out, helping to build a child’s vocabulary as the parent or child names zebras, fish, bears, and more. These board book keepsakes are fresh, simple, and uniquely crafted for today’s families.

About the book:
Retail Price 6.99
In the Beginning, tells the story of Creation in just one hundred words, highlighting key moments for little ones. Children will learn that in the beginning, everything was dark. Then God said, “Let there be light.” He created the seas and the land, the sun and the moon, all the creatures on the earth . . . and us! And then God rested.

About the Authors: 
Susana Gay is an award-winning graphic designer and the owner of Threehaus, a branding and design studio in Winter Park, Florida. Susana collaborated with her seven-year-old son, Owen, to create Noah’s Ark as a gift for a family baptism. Owen retold the story and sketched some of the fun and friendly scenes. Working with Owen, Susana polished the text and created the art. They followed Noah’s Ark with In the Beginning, resulting in a series of unique and beautiful introductions to favorite childhood Bible stories.

DISCLOSURE: I received one or more of the products/services mentioned above for free in the hope that I would mention it in my blog. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers. I am disclosing this is in accordance with FTC guidelines.

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 Maria Dizon
Fontana, CA 

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Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Dr. Seuss's Biography , Crafts and Treats

Do you love anything Dr. Seuss? I certainly do. I must admit some books don't make sense to me. I love the graphics , colors and quotes. The first book that Lucy read all by herself was Hop On Pop. Now Lily enjoys the repetitive and silly words.

A year ago Lucy asked me who exactly was Dr. Seuss? So here's a short bio.

Theodor Seuss Geisel: born on March 2, 1904, in Springfield, Massachusetts.

Parents: Theodor Robert Geisel, a successful brew master and Henrietta Seuss Geisel.
Age 18: Mr Geisel left home to attend Dartmouth College, where he became the editor in chief of its humor magazine, Jack-O-Lantern. When Geisel and his friends were caught drinking in his dorm room one night, in violation of Prohibition law, he was kicked off the magazine staff, but continued to contribute to it using the pseudonym "Seuss." After graduating from Dartmouth, Geisel attended Oxford University in England, with plans to eventually become a professor.

1927: He met his future wife, Helen Palmer. Dropped out of Oxford and they returned to the United States.  In the same year he begun his career as an illustrator and cartoonist for Vanity Fair, Life, and various other publications. He also worked as an illustrator for advertising campaigns,and as a political cartoonist for the New York newspaper PM.

1937 : He published his first children's book And to Think That I Saw It on Mulberry Street.  After the war, Geisel focused on children's books, writing classics such as If I Ran the Zoo (1950), Horton Hears a Who! (1955), If I Ran the Circus (1956), The Cat in the Hat (1957), How the Grinch Stole Christmas! (1957), and Green Eggs and Ham (1960). He published over 60 books during his career, which have spawned numerous adaptations, including 11 television specials, four feature films, a Broadway musical, and four television series. He won the Lewis Carroll Shelf Award in 1958 for Horton Hatches the Egg and again in 1961 for And to Think That I Saw It on Mulberry Street. Geisel's birthday, March 2, has been adopted as the annual date for National Read Across America Day, an initiative on reading created by the National Education Association.

1967: His wife Helen died of suicide upon hearing his affair with their longtime friend Audrey Stone Diamond

September 24, 1991 : He died at the age of 87, in La Jolla, California. 1997, the Art of Dr. Seuss project was launched.

Biography Source: Here and here.
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Saturday, September 3, 2016

8 Great Free Resources for Teachers and Homeschoolers

   Who doesn't love free resources? I certainly do. I use it as a supplement for our eldest daughter, she is now in First Grade. She attends school and when we have free time, we still do supplement here at home. I homeschool our youngest and we do preschool at home. Next school year, will be an amazing milestone for us, as she will be entering Kindergarten. I will surely miss that little pumpkin of ours! I am excited though for all the new things that Lily bug would experience at school. New friends for sure!

I am over at My Joy Filled Life sharing these FREE and great resources  for teachers and homeschoolers!

  They are all fun, educational and the lessons goes beyond a regular workbook. Most of it has free lesson plans and printables too!   If you are also looking for a very useful and great blog on homeschooling, My Joy Filled Life is highly recommended by me. You will also get occasional offers for your homeschooling needs. Not a homeschooler? Not a problem, as Sarah's website can also be use as a supplement and offer a ton of encouragement for moms.

You might also love this post where I shared 35 FREE Learning websites.  A free printable list is also provided so you can use it as an easy reference , I sure can not remember all of those awesome sites.

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