FREE PRINTABLE – Long U Word List

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Word Sort
Read over the list of long u words together. On the top of a sheet of paper, make three columns with the three different ways to spell long u shown here. Let your child know there are other ways to spell long u as well that will be discussed at another time. Sort the words and write them under the correct heading.

U U_E UE
Unit Flute True
Unicorn Tube Cue

To extend this activity, have your child come up with three more words that are not on the list that would work in each column.

Last week, I posted a list of long O words for you to practice with your child. This week, I am posting long o words. Begin by writing the words on index cards. Continue practicing with your child until he or she can say the words accurately. Mix the cards up each time to further help with reading practice.

Once your child can read the words on the index cards, print out this list of words. Start by reading the list to him or her. Then, have your child read with you. Finally, have your child read independently. The goal is for your child to be able to read each list in under one minute.

Long U Practice

Cubic Unite Blue Bugle Crude
Cube Cue Cute Dude Duke
Dune Flute Hue Huge Rude
True Tube Tune Unicorn Unicorn
Unit Use Yule Fluke Tune
Fuse Flute Tribune Perfume Volume
Resume Produce Exclude Chute Include
Resolute Tube Fume Ridicule Future
Dude Misrule Compute Tune Include
Amuse Fluke Neptune Excuse Brute
Fume Prune Abuse Institute Confuse
Salute Reduce Plume Lube Mule
Rule Fluke Deduce Rebuke Truce

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Homemade Halloween Costumes For Kids

Creative Homemade Halloween Costumes For Kids


It’s time for your kids to pick Halloween costumes. Here are some clever ideas you may like to try.


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FREE PRINTABLE Long O Word List

FREE PRINTABLE Long O Word List - From TeacherHelpForParents.com

Word Sort
Read over the list of long o words together. On the top of a sheet of paper, make four columns with the four different ways to spell long o shown here. Let your child know there are other ways to spell long o as well that will be discussed at another time. Sort the words and write them under the correct heading.

O OW O_E OA
So Row Hope Soap
Go Show Bone Goat
No Snow Home Roast

To extend this activity, have your child come up with three more words that are not on the list that would work in each column.

Begin by writing the words on index cards. Continue practicing with your child until he or she can say the words accurately. Mix the cards up each time to further help with reading practice.

Once your child can read the words on the index cards, print out this list of words. Start by reading the list to him or her. Then, have your child read with you. Finally, have your child read independently. The goal is for your child to be able to read each list in under one minute.

Long O Practice

Go No So Broken open
Blow Nose Boat Note Bone
Open Broke Over Close Owe
Clove Poke Coat Pole Code
Cone Robe Dome Rode Drove
Rope Froze Rose globe Row
Goat Scope Grow Show Hoe
Smoke Home Snow Hose Soap
Know Spoke No toe Oak
Oat Roast Soak Soap Toast
Roach Load Coal Coach Boat
Boast cloak Vote Arose Stole
Smote Home Hope Mope Choke

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Preparing Your Child For Kindergarten

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Guest Post By Tami Phay

Fall is fast approaching and it is that time of year again . . . school is about to start! This time, it’s extra special for you as you prepare for your “baby” to head off to kindergarten! Every parent wonders if their child is prepared for life as a kindergartner, but how do you really know if they are? As a kindergarten teacher, I can offer some helpful tips on getting your child ready to launch into the world of learning. Many parents focus on the academics often forgetting the social and fine motor aspects of school. Of course it is great if your child comes into kindergarten knowing every letter and sound, can count to 100, and knows all their colors, but do they need to? Well if they did, I would be out of a job. Helping your child learn some of their letters, sounds, numbers, and colors is a great start, but as I mentioned before there is more to kindergarten then just the academics. Here are a few tips to help ensure your child is completely ready for kindergarten:

  • Make sure your child can put on and zip their coat. When winter arrives and the kids are scrambling to get out to recess and the teacher cannot put on and zip 24 coats!
  • Put your child in pants that they can zip and unzip themselves. I can’t tell you how many students come out of the bathroom with their pants half on because they can’t zip, button, or buckle themselves.
  • If your child is still learning to tie their shoes then make life easier for them and get them shoes with Velcro. When your child’s shoe comes untied, it not only becomes a safety issue but remember that it might only take you one minute to tie your child’s shoe but multiply that by 24 students…and the teacher could easily spend the whole day retying shoes.
  • Have a plan for how your child will normally get home from school and go over it with your child several times. If your child rides the bus, put a tag on their backpack with their bus number and what street they get off on. Unfortunately, I have seen kindergartners get off on the wrong stop and panic sets in! Little kiddos also get very anxious when they are not sure they know the plan for how they are getting home.
  • If your child will be eating lunch at school, don’t over pack a lunch! Parents will often give their child way too many options in their lunch box thinking their child can just pick and chose what they want to eat, but many kids get worried about what to eat and if they can finish it all during lunch time. Make it simple.
  • Talk to your child once they start school. Encourage them to talk about their new friends, what they are learning, and what they are doing. This helps you to get a glimpse into their school life and get a feel for anything that might concern you that you want to discuss with the teacher.

Enjoy this new chapter of your life and happy learning!

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FREE PRINTABLE Long I Word List

FREE PRINTABLE Long I Word List - From TeacherHelpForParents.com

Word Sort
Read over the list of long I words together. On the top of a sheet of paper, make four columns with the four different ways to spell long I shown here. Let your child know there are other ways to spell long I as well that will be discussed at another time. Sort the words and write them under the correct heading.

Example:

I ie i_e igh
hi pie five high
spied tide sight

To extend this activity, have your child come up with three more words that are not on the list that would work in each column.

Begin by writing the words on index cards. Continue practicing with your child until he or she can say the words accurately. Mix the cards up each time to further help with reading practice.

Once your child can read the words on the index cards, print out this list of words. Start by reading the list to him or her. Then, have your child read with you. Finally, have your child read independently. The goal is for your child to be able to read each list in under one minute.

Long I Practice

hi diet final bike write
mice mile bride mine crime
nice die night dime slime
hide smile kite tide life
time like wide pie drive
dine pine dive pride ride
fight right filed side five

More Long I Practice

high die untie thigh
flies light cries mighty
flight lie brighter tied
moonlight midnight sunlight sight
overnight outright replied
fright spied tries

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FREE Summer Reading Programs For Kids 2014

Free Summer Reading Programs For Kids

Free 2014 Summer Reading Programs

School is out and summer fun has begun. It’s important to remember during these summer months to spend at least a little time in academics. Most students loose a bit of what was learned during the past year in the summer months. One way to help your child retain what was learned and be better prepared for the upcoming school year is to participate in a summer reading program. Some free summer reading programs are listed below.

City Libraries: Fizz! Boom! Read!  – Read books and complete activities to receive free books, coloring stickers, and more. Most libraries are participating in this event centered around science.  Check your local library for details.

American Girl Read-A-Palooza – American Girl stores are hosting this free reading event until August 26th.  The American Girl site has the schedule of store events as well as free printables.

Barnes and Noble – Your child can earn a free book when they read any eight books, record them on the provided reading journal, and bring it into Barnes and Noble.

Pottery Barn Summer Reading Challenge – Children who complete one of Pottery Barn’s reading lists will receive a free book. Visit your local Pottery Barn Kids to pick up the reading list or click on the link above for more details.  This program goes until July 31st.  Pottery Barn will also be hosting a weekly story time.

Chuck E. Cheese – Print off their reading calendar. Once your child reads for two weeks, they earn 10 free tokens. They also have other reward calendars such as homework, good behavior, and practicing a musical instrument. All of the calendars are for two weeks and are for 10 free tokens.

Showcase Cinemas Bookworm Wednesdays – From July 9th to August 13th, children can bring in a book report to the Bookworm Wednesdays 10:00 a.m. movie and watch it for free. Download the Book Report

TD Bank – Children in kindergarten – 5th grade can read and record 10 books on the summer reading form, take the form to TD Bank, and receive a $10 deposit into a new or existing Young Saver Account.  This program is through August 31st.

Pizza Hut’s Book It 2014 Summer Reading Challenge – Once children read 5 books, they can enter a sweepstakes for a chance to win a prize.  This program runs through August 15th.

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Did you know many libraries now offer digital collections of electronic and audio books for your computer, MP3 player, iPod, Smartphone, or tablet?*

You can find hundreds of free online children’s books by visiting your library’s website and clicking on TumbleBooks (TM). If you have a preschooler or beginning reader, be sure to visit DayByDayID.org every day this summer to read books and do fun activities.*  Make sure you access TumbleBooks through your library’s site so you can read them for free.

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Father’s Day Activity For Kids: My Dad News – FREE PRINTABLE

Father's Day Writing Activity-My Dad News

Writing can be used at all times of life including Father’s Day. Why not have your children write about their dad for Father’s Day? Use this “My Dad News” printable. You can also create memorable handmade Father’s Day cards with ideas found here. Have fun!

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My Dad News Printable

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FREE PRINTABLE Long E Word List

FREE PRINTABLE Long E Word List - From TeacherHelpForParents.com

Word Sort
Read over the list of long e words together. On the top of a sheet of paper, make six columns with the six different ways to spell long e shown here. Let your child know there are other ways to spell long e as well that will be discussed at another time. Sort the words and write them under the correct heading.

Example:

e ee ey ie ea y
Be Feed Key Movie Team Happy
He Seem Brief Leaf

To extend this activity, have your child come up with three more words that are not on the list that would work in each column.

Last week, I posted a list of long a words for you to practice with your child. This week, I am posting long e words. Begin by writing the words on index cards. Continue practicing with your child until he or she can say the words accurately. Mix the cards up each time to further help with reading practice.

Once your child can read the words on the index cards, print out this list of words. Start by reading the list to him or her. Then, have your child read with you. Finally, have your child read independently. The goal is for your child to be able to read each list in under one minute.

Long E Practice

Be She He We Me
Because React Bead Beast Knee
Leaf Beat Least Bee Me
Beet Mean Brief Meat Cease
Neat Chief Need Creep Please
Deep Read East Seat Eat
See Either Sleep Feed Tea
Feet Team Greet These Happy
Key wheat tree Seem Leap
Steam Eel Bleak Leaf Heal
Movie Field Week Thief Piece
Parties Leeks Each Yield Cavities
Ponies Rubies Freak Breeder Jeans

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Improving Your Children’s Relationship With Their Teacher (FREE Personality Assessment For Your Child)

Improving Your Children's Relationship With Their Teacher - FREE Personality Assessment For Your Child - From TeacherHelpForParents.com

Does your child have a teacher that he feels doesn’t quite understand him?  Does your child have a hard time adjusting to how the teacher interacts with her?  There is hope.  The reason may be a difference in personalities and understanding how to interact with those personalities.

There are many different types of personality assessments that you can find online.  One of these was developed by Gary Smalley.  He divides personalities into four types: lion, otter, golden retriever, and beaver.

The Lion Personality

Lions are people who like to take charge and are competitive.  Their communication style is blunt and direct.  They enjoy recognition and problem solving.

The Otter Personality

Otters are people who are optimistic and motivating.  Their communication style is encouraging and motivating.  They enjoy approval and social recognition.

The Golden Retriever Personality

Golden Retrievers are people who are peace-makers and sensitive.  Their communication style is indirect and they are great listeners.  They enjoy emotional security and an agreeable environment.

The Beaver Personality

Beavers are people who are accurate, precise, and analytical.  Their communication style is factual and they are great listeners concerning tasks.  They enjoy quality and exact expectations.

Looking at the descriptions above, you may be able to guess which personality type is your child and which personality type is your child’s teacher.  To find out for sure, here is a free simple personality assessment for your child from Gary Smalley: Smalley Institute Personality Assessment.

After reviewing the assessment, look at the matrix that comes after the assessment that will further describe the personalities.  You will find useful information about what your child needs.  You can also explain to your child the personality type that you think may belong to his teacher.  Show your child how his teacher sees the world and how it may come across to him.  It can make for a great teachable moment of understanding how people are different in how they think and relate.

Here is a great resource that you can find on Amazon, other retailers, or maybe even your public library.  It is a kid-friendly book that explains the four personalities in a way that is simple for children to understand: The Treasure Tree: Helping Kids Understand Their Personality.


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FREE PRINTABLE Long A Word List

FREE PRINTABLE Long A Word List - From TeacherHelpForParents.com

Before beginning long vowel sound word lists, let’s review what makes a long vowel sound. One way to describe this spelling is to present the letter “e” as “bossy e.” Explain to your child that, in a root word, when there is a vowel-consonant-e, the letter “e” is bossy and makes the vowel say its name. The letter “e” is then silent when you read the word

Another way that long a is spelled is “ai.” Teach your child the famous saying, “When two vowels go a walking, the first one does the talking.”

Long a can also be spelled “ay.”

Finally, long a is also spelled “eigh.”

Explain to your child there are other ways to spell long a as well that will be discussed at a later time.

Word Sort
Read over the list of long a words together. On the top of a sheet of paper, make four columns with the four different ways to spell long a mentioned here. Sort the words and write them under the correct heading.

Example:

A consonant E Ai Eigh Ay
Rate Drain Eight Say
Blade Rain Weigh Day

Begin by writing the words on index cards. Continue practicing with your child until he or she can say the words accurately. Mix the cards up each time to further help with reading practice.

Once your child can read the words on the index cards, print out this list of words. Start by reading the list to him or her. Then, have your child read with you. Finally, have your child read independently. The goal is for your child to be able to read each list in under one minute.

Razor haven Bake same Lake
Place Cake Fame name Lane
Plate rake Came Game page
Invade parade Ape Brave Date
Flake Haste Pain Say Ate
Day Flame Hate Pave Shape
Bake Cane Eight Frame Lake
Pay Base Cape Face Lame
Rain Take blade cave blaze
fake grade make rate Crane
Fame Grape May Brake Dame
Fate Nape Same Way Gain
Aid Drain Rain Tail Wail

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