Long and Short Vowels

Long and Short Vowels

Prepare your child for a strong start to first grade by reviewing long and short vowels through the end of the year.
Prepare your students for a strong start to first grade by reviewing long and short vowels through the end of the year.
Long
Long "U" Vowel Sound
Worksheet
Long "U" Vowel Sound
Sort out your vowel sounds with this fun worksheet. First say the name of each picture out loud. Can you tell which words make the long "U" sound?
1st grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Vowel Sounds: Long I, Short I
Vowel Sounds: Long I, Short I
Worksheet
Vowel Sounds: Long I, Short I
Emergent readers practice distinguishing between long I and short I sounds with this cut-and-paste activity.
kindergarten
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Word Detective Game
Word Detective Game
Activity
Word Detective Game
Got a kid who's learning to read? Looking for a new board game to add to the bunch? With a little help from your child, you can make a game of your own!
kindergarten
Reading & Writing
Activity
Short U Rhyme Hopper
Short U Rhyme Hopper
Game
Short U Rhyme Hopper
Kids make a splash with short u rhyming words in this puddle jump game.
kindergarten
Reading & Writing
Game
Long Vowel Sounds #2
Long Vowel Sounds #2
Worksheet
Long Vowel Sounds #2
Children will enjoy circling the words with long vowel sounds —and crossing out the words that don't — in this fun word matching worksheet.
kindergarten
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
My Birthday!: Level D
My Birthday!: Level D
Story
My Birthday!: Level D
Beginning readers can get reading practice by following along with this leveled book that shows a sequence of events and emphasizes actions.
kindergarten
Reading & Writing
Story

Counting to 100

Counting to 100

When practicing counting out loud to 100 with your child, start at numbers other than one and count up. Then, practice skip counting by 10s or 5s for a bigger challenge!
When practicing counting out loud to 100, start at numbers other than one and count up. Then, practice skip counting by 10s or 5s for a bigger challenge!
Skip Counting
Skip Counting
Worksheet
Skip Counting
Children will enjoy skip counting from 34 to 50 in this sweet early math worksheet.
kindergarten
Math
Worksheet
Make Milk Carton Counting Houses
Make Milk Carton Counting Houses
Activity
Make Milk Carton Counting Houses
Using nothing fancier than old milk cartons and popsicle sticks, create a village full of fun learning for your kindergarten math student.
kindergarten
Math
Activity
Things We Love: Counting to 100
Things We Love: Counting to 100
Lesson plan
Things We Love: Counting to 100
In this fun literature and art infused lesson plan, students will learn how to use a hundreds chart when extending the number sequence to 100! Can be used as a stand alone or support lesson plan for the **Number Jump** lesson.
kindergarten
Math
Lesson plan
Counting Dinosaurs
Counting Dinosaurs
Worksheet
Counting Dinosaurs
How many dinosaurs do you see? Help learners practice counting two-digit numbers using this fun prehistoric worksheet.
kindergarten
Math
Worksheet
Race to 100: Early Learner Version
Race to 100: Early Learner Version
Worksheet
Race to 100: Early Learner Version
Play an engaging math game using this hundreds chart to reinforce your child’s number sense.
preschool
Math
Worksheet
Counting Bugs
Counting Bugs
Worksheet
Counting Bugs
How many bugs do you see? Help your kindergartners practice counting two-digit numbers using this fun bug-themed worksheet.
kindergarten
Math
Worksheet

Comprehension

Comprehension

Talk to your children about the books you're reading. This will help them improve their own reading habits and comprehension skills.
Model "book talks" during reading workshop! This will help students improve their reading comprehension and better discuss books during buddy reading time.
Story Flipbook
Story Flipbook
Worksheet
Story Flipbook
Flip through a story flipbook with your child, a great way to teach about beginning, middle and end.
kindergarten
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Put Me in the Zoo
Put Me in the Zoo
Lesson plan
Put Me in the Zoo
This literature-based lesson teaches students about answering key questions and understanding a character's point of view. It'll have young readers roaring, thumping, and having tons of fun as they imitate story characters.
preschool
Reading & Writing
Lesson plan
At the Fair: Level D
At the Fair: Level D
Story
At the Fair: Level D
This leveled book about a trip to the fair uses age-appropriate language to engage your young reader and help them master skills.
kindergarten
Reading & Writing
Story
The Hare and the Tortoise
The Hare and the Tortoise
Worksheet
The Hare and the Tortoise
In Aesop's classic fable, a tortoise and a hare race — but the winner may surprise you!
kindergarten
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
The Tortoise and the Hare
The Tortoise and the Hare
Worksheet
The Tortoise and the Hare
We all know the story of the tortoise and the hare... but this story is all mixed up! Build basic comprehension skills with a fun storyboard activity.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Predict & Pretend
Predict & Pretend
Worksheet
Predict & Pretend
Bring your predictions to life in this fun activity! Students will make predictions about a book and then act out what they think will happen in the beginning, middle, and end.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet

Community Helpers

Community Helpers

This week spend some time with your child learning and writing about community helpers.
This week spend some time with your class learning and writing about community helpers.
Who Are Your Community Helpers?
Who Are Your Community Helpers?
Worksheet
Who Are Your Community Helpers?
Who are the important community helpers in your neighborhood? Children describe the helpers and describe what they do.
kindergarten
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
The Strength of Community
The Strength of Community
Worksheet
The Strength of Community
Use The Strength of Community worksheet for students to reflect on their interests and talents, and to consider the ways their diversity creates an enriching community.
kindergarten
Worksheet
Community Helpers: Who's Who?
Community Helpers: Who's Who?
Worksheet
Community Helpers: Who's Who?
Use the word bank to fill in the community helper sentences, then match the completed sentence to the correct picture.
kindergarten
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Community Helper Hunt
Community Helper Hunt
Worksheet
Community Helper Hunt
Search the picture for the community helpers and their equipment. Color them in when you find them!
kindergarten
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Post Office Pretend Play
Post Office Pretend Play
Activity
Post Office Pretend Play
Want to help your child learn more about his community while boosting creativity? Set up a post office play station right in your very own home!
preschool
Social studies
Activity
Career Paper Dolls
Career Paper Dolls
Worksheet
Career Paper Dolls
Young learners will find three paper dolls and nine outfits they can use to try on a variety of careers in this engaging paper play set.
kindergarten
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
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