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Autumn Preschool Centers

There is something almost magical about autumn. The leaves change colour from green to yellow, orange and varying shades of red, the air smells crisp, smoke fills the air as fireplaces take center stage in many homes…  Unless you live in the south-eastern suburbs of Melbourne. Which is where I live. In that case, you can expect to see trees that are for-ever green and never change colour because, well, Australian trees are mostly evergreens. The air doesn’t necessarily smell crisp either; it smells wet. As for fireplaces… Well, have you heard of “ducted heating”? Needless to say, autumn in Australia is not as fabulous as it is in Romania, where I first fell in love with this magical season, nor in America. But that didn’t stop me from creating my new Autumn Preschool Centers resource! It’s spring in Australia, but I promised that I would make this resource in time for autumn in the U.S., so here it is! I had so much fun creating this packet and I hope your kiddos enjoy using it 🙂 (Please note: This post does not contain all the pages included in my Autumn Preschool Centers, just a few sample pages! If you wish to purchase the complete Autumn Preschool Centers packet, please click here!) To begin,...
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Sight Words and Word Families

Sight Words and Word Families Okay. Please don’t get mad. I know I said I would blog about Filip’s next step on his reading journey wayyy back at the start of the year. And I didn’t. And that’s bad. I know… I’m sorry. Just so you know, I felt really guilty about it. I mean, I had the photos all on my computer; all that I needed to do was edit them and write the posts. But, you see, I was really busy with life and creating resources for my Sunday School kiddos, and I just never found the time to blog. (You can see some of my Sunday School stuff here, although I do need to add to some new content there too – which I will… soonish!) Anyhow, moving along… I have a bit of an internal battle for quite a while; I couldn’t decide whether to introduce sight words to Filip. I knew we only had a month or two before he would head off to school and there he would be introduced to the super rigorous phonics curriculum called LEM Phonics. I worried that teaching him to “memorise” sight words would confuse him and he would stop trying to sound out words. I mean, I...
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Summer Popsicle Alphabet and Beginning Sounds – FREE Printable

Summer Popsicle Alphabet and Beginning Sounds – FREE Printable I was browsing the internet for some summer clip art and stumbled across these cute popsicle/icy-pole ones and had to make a printable that I could share with you all. Before I continue to write this super quick post, I need to let you know that my printer is on its way out and is not doing the colors on these popsicles/icy-poles any justice. The colors are more like what you see in the picture below. Anyhow, there are a few ways that you can use this activity to suit the learning level of your children. For beginners, use the popsicles/icy-poles intact and teach them the relationship between lower and upper case letters and beginning sounds. You could ask children to order the popsicles/icy-poles alphabetically, you could use them as flashcards… For kiddos who require more practice with upper and lower case matching, cut apart each popsicle/icy-pole section and remove the picture in the middle (or keep it attached to the lower case letter), and ask them to match the correct cases. And, of course, there is always the option of using all three sections. I hope you will find this Summer Popsicle Alphabet and Beginning Sounds activity useful and the your children will have fun with it! Click on...
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Preschool Letter Z

Preschool Letter Z (Throughout this Preschool Letter Z post, click the hyperlinked text to take you to the complete unit in my TpT store/original resource link, or click the pictures to get the freebies!) We started our Letter Z with a Letter Find worksheet. Here is Filip, counting the upper and lowercase letters that he found so that he can write them in the circles. Next, he coloured all the pictures that started with the letter Z on this activity from my Beginning Sounds Color It! Then Filip worked on the letter Z page from my Introducing the Alphabet packet. These words were hard for my little man to sound out, but he used the pictures to help him figure out the words correctly 😉   We finished the day with a letter craft. And there you have it folks, our Preschool Letter of the Week is now officially done! As you probably already know, we finished our Letter of the Week “school work” quite a few months ago; I’m the one to blame for these late posts and I apologise if you have been waiting for ever for the freebies I have made available with each post. Between helping Filip and my other kiddos with their homework and life in general, housework, church responsibilities, and actual work...
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Preschool Letter Y

Preschool Letter Y I’m going to begin our Preschool Letter Y post with an apology to you all. This post is long overdue and I am sorry it’s taken so long to actually writing it and sharing some free resources with you. To be honest, the reason this post was so late is because Filip and I had already moved on to learning to read sight words and word families (posts and freebies which I will share with you soon) and he LOVED doing all those new activities and, well, it was boring for him to come back to doing letters. After a while, I did manage to convince Filip to finish letters Y and Z, but let that be a lesson to you guys; if you’re keen on finishing the alphabet, don’t get too stuck into more advanced stuff ’cause your kiddos might not want to go back and finish the rest of the letters! Anyhow, here is what Filip did for Preschool Letter Y! (Throughout this Preschool Letter Y post, click the hyperlinked text to take you to the complete unit in my TpT store/original resource link, or click the pictures to get the freebies!) Filip started with a the Letter Y page from my Letter Find worksheets unit. Then he did...
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I'm Lavinia
a child of God,
wife, mother of 4,
Sunday School teacher and a lover of cute graphics!
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