# This Week in Preschool

Week 34

## Patterns

Even young readers can recognize and learn hundreds of words when they understand simple base structures and patterns. Display these around your house to rapidly increase the number of words your child knows.
Even young readers can recognize and learn hundreds of words when they understand simple base structures and patterns. Display these on bulletin boards to rapidly increase the number of words your students know.
Welcome to Word Families: "Ub" Words
Worksheet
Welcome to Word Families: "Ub" Words
In this worksheet, beginning readers practice recognizing and using "ub" family words.
kindergarten
Worksheet
My Word Family Book: "At" Words
Worksheet
My Word Family Book: "At" Words
Get to know the "at" word family with this assemble-yourself mini book.
kindergarten
Worksheet
Word Families: Meet the "An" Family
Worksheet
Word Families: Meet the "An" Family
Get to know the "an" family! Look at the pictures of words ending in "an," then fill in the missing letter to complete each word.
kindergarten
Worksheet
Make a "Word Slider"
Activity
Make a "Word Slider"
Make learning word families more hands-on and interactive with this simple craft that has your child making "word sliders" out of paper plates.
kindergarten
Activity
Word Family Puzzle: -IT
Worksheet
Word Family Puzzle: -IT
Find the pieces that F-IT with this -IT word family puzzle! Mix up the puzzle pieces and guide your little one in sounding out each letter and letter pair.
kindergarten
Worksheet
Wacky Word Families
Worksheet
Wacky Word Families
Your students will love using this wacky worksheet to practice identifying and reading short vowel word families.
kindergarten
Worksheet

## Subtraction within 10

Remind your child that, when they are subtracting from 10, the answer should be a single digit. (Unless they are subtracting by zero!)
Remind students that, when they are subtracting from 10, the answer should be a single digit. (Unless they are subtracting by zero!)
Preschool Math: Stellar Subtraction
Worksheet
Preschool Math: Stellar Subtraction
Get your little space explorer ready for launch into kindergarten! Give him a head start in math with this stellar subtraction worksheet.
preschool
Math
Worksheet
Penelope's Flower Subtraction
Game
Penelope's Flower Subtraction
Kids help Penelope pick flowers, and learn simple subtraction along the way.
preschool
Math
Game
Subtracting Numbers
Lesson plan
Subtracting Numbers
In this fun hands-on lesson plan, your students will get to practice identifying numbers to 10 while learning all about subtraction!
preschool
Math
Lesson plan
Astronaut Math
Worksheet
Astronaut Math
Give your little one some gold-star subtraction practice with this worksheet! Have her use the space visual aids to find the answer to the subtraction problem.
kindergarten
Math
Worksheet
Manny's Bananas Story
Story
Manny's Bananas Story
Hey...where did all Manny's bananas go? Learn about subtraction with Manny the monkey as he gives away his bananas to hungry friends.
preschool
Math
Story
Slippery Subtraction
Worksheet
Slippery Subtraction
In this worksheet, kids find the answer to the subtraction problem by crossing out the fish.
preschool
Math
Worksheet

## More Sight Words

Practice reading and recognizing sight words using fun activities, games, and worksheets!
Practice reading and recognizing sight words using fun activities, games, and worksheets!
Matching Words
Worksheet
Matching Words
kindergarten
Worksheet
Sight Word Whack Attack 2
Game
Sight Word Whack Attack 2
kindergarten
Game
Fish Me a Word
Activity
Fish Me a Word
This silly game is a fun way to introduce and reinforce sight words--by fishing for them!
kindergarten
Activity
Pre-Kindergarten Sight Words: Here to Like
Worksheet
Pre-Kindergarten Sight Words: Here to Like
Help your pre-kindergartener get a head start on reading with these sight word flash cards that you can tape around the house. Includes words from here to like.
preschool
Worksheet
Write and Draw Sight Words: Up
Worksheet
Write and Draw Sight Words: Up
This worksheet challenges kids to trace the word "up" and write it on their own in a sentence, important exercises for new readers and writers.
kindergarten
Worksheet
Worksheet
This printable booklet is a great way to help children learn facts about Wangari Maathai, the first African woman to win a Nobel Peace Prize. Each nine-page worksheet produces two half-page booklets.
kindergarten
Worksheet

## Spring Writing Prompts

Put sight words to good use by including them in some spring writing prompts! These prompts can be tailored to your child's writing level by adjusting the amount of writing and drawing involved.
Put sight words to good use by including them in some spring writing prompts! These prompts can be tailored to different writing levels by adjusting the amount of writing and drawing involved.
Activity
It's springtime! Time to get outside and dig! Once seeds go into the ground, invite your child to mark the spot in style.
kindergarten
Activity
Writing Prompt: Rainy Day
Worksheet
Writing Prompt: Rainy Day
It's raining, it's pouring... This cute and colorful printable gets learners thinking about their favorite rainy day activities.
Worksheet
Spring Senses Poem
Lesson plan
Spring Senses Poem
Spring is here! You can feel it, hear it, smell it, taste it, and see it! In this spring lesson plan, students will create a spring poem using their five senses.
preschool
Lesson plan
Indoor Gardening with Kitchen Waste
Activity
Indoor Gardening with Kitchen Waste
Grow a garden with an environmentally-friendly twist by using plant scraps that usually get thrown away.
Science
Activity
Plant a Vegetable Garden
Worksheet
Plant a Vegetable Garden
Little farmers will enjoy planting a paper garden with this life science activity! She will get to color, cut out and sort the different veggies.
preschool
Science
Worksheet
Missing Letters: Parts of a Plant
Worksheet
Missing Letters: Parts of a Plant
This beginning sounds worksheet helps to cement your preschooler's knowledge of the alphabet and each letter's sound.
preschool
Worksheet
Send home these fun free resources to help reinforce the skills you're teaching in the classroom.