July Calendar- Writing & Reading Activities

I got such great feedback from my June math calendar that I decided to make one for July that gets them working on their reading and writing skills.  I went ahead and did it since I am scheduled to have the baby on the 24th.  Ashlyn has really enjoyed the math activities we have been doing.  I gave her a spiral notebook she calls her “Math Journal” and she does each daily activity in there.  Once she completes one, she puts a sticker on her chart.

July Calendar- Writing & Reading Activities

I plan on doing the same thing with the July calendar.  I choose activities that she would enjoy and some might not be available for everyone.  Feel free to modify it (here’s the word file) to whatever works for you and your child.

Get more ideas like this over at Homeschool Creations.

Minute Math – Everyday for June

Teaching my kids is something I try to do everyday even if they aren’t aware they are learning.  I like to make math something they learn to use in everyday situations.

Here is a calendar of ideas to do with your kids each day during the month of June.  They only take a few minutes and will help keep math fun.  Enjoy!


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Fifty Nifty United States

Ashlyn has been very interested in learning the states so I got out my old map poster and put it in her room.  I decided to make it into a game.  I used some bug stickers and made a key on a piece of paper.  I put a different kind of bug for each state I wanted her to find.  Most of the states I chose have family that live there.  Then I wrote the name of that state next to the sticker.  She had to find the state and put a matching sticker on it.  She loved it and even read all the states that she found to me.



Matching Activity

I had Emily find things around the house that were different shapes.  She chose some of her toys and also wanted to spell out her name using her foam letters.  She placed them on a dark piece of construction paper and we set them outside in the hot Florida sun.


After about an hour we brought them in and had a homemade matching game.  This could be used for learning shapes, numbers, sight words, letters, or practicing spelling their names.


Kid Friendly Friday- Great Websites for Kids

Here is a list of some free educational websites for kids.  My girls (5 & 2) love playing on the computer and have become pros at using the mouse.  Have fun!

 Check out more Kid Friendly Friday posts here.