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I Is for Iguana Craft

child applies googly eyes to lowercase i craft

Take a look at this squirmy lowercase I craft before he crawls away! Iguanas can be found in many different colors and patterns, so let your preschoolers’ imaginations run wild as they make their own crafty creature.

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Spelling Rules for Making Words Plural

ice cream cone rules making words plural

When making words plural, why do you add S to some words but ES to others? And when a word ends with Y, how do you know whether to change the Y to I before adding the plural suffix? And why on earth does the word knife become knives?

You can unravel these mysteries with six scoops of ice cream. Just click the play button below for a yummy treat, and then read on for free printable spelling rule posters and sample lessons!

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H Is for Horse Craft

child attaches piece to her lowercase h craft

This high-spirited horse is happy to help teach lowercase letter H—and all he asks is a little hay in return! Your little cowpokes will be giddy-up with glee over this wild ABC Craft. This adorable critter is bound to feel right at home on the range!

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7 Ways to Be the Teacher Your Child Needs

Think back a few years to when you were in school. Did you have a favorite teacher?

At the time, you probably didn’t consider why you preferred one teacher over another. You just knew that you felt valued, loved, and understood in Miss Smith’s classroom. In fact, you still feel kind of warm and fuzzy when you think about sweet Miss Smith!

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G Is for Goose Craft

child touches gooses beak lowercase g craft

Is it a chicken? Is it a duck? Don’t confuse this bird with any of her fine-feathered cousins—this gregarious goose would have a lot to say about that! But if you’re careful not to ruffle her pretty feathers, she’ll make a great lowercase letter G craft for your preschooler!

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How to Make Reading and Spelling “Stick”

tree frog on a skate board

Have you ever taught your child something one day, only to have him completely forget it the next? That is one of the most frustrating things as a teacher, isn’t it? One of your main goals is to make reading and spelling “stick” in your child’s brain, and this blog post will give you solid techniques for doing just that.

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Giveaway – All About Spelling Level of Choice

All About Spelling Giveaway from All About Learning Press

Enter to win!

This month you can enter to win the All About Spelling level of your choice, which includes a Teacher’s Manual and Student Packet! If you haven’t used AAS before, we’ll also include a Basic Spelling Interactive Kit to make sure you’ve got everything you need to succeed!

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F Is for Flower Craft

children assemble lowercase F Craft

No two flowers are the same, and no two lowercase F craft projects have to be the same, either! Your preschooler can make an entire gardenful of colorful blooms with this simple and fun ABC Craft. And this flower doesn’t even have to be watered! How cool is that?

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The Kids’ Club Rule for Spelling

raccoon in a kids club rule clubhouse

Why is camp spelled with a C instead of a K? And why is kitchen spelled with a K? After all, both words start with the sound of /k/. Is it completely random, or is there a method to this madness? Fortunately, there is—and we call it the Kids’ Club Rule!

This spelling rule is an easy way to figure out when to use C and when to use K at the beginning of a word.

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E Is for Egg Craft

little girl creating lowercase e craft

Everyone knows to be extra careful with eggs. After all, you don’t want to break one and have a big mess on your hands! But this ABC Craft features an egg-ceptional egg that your little ones can go ahead and break, because it will teach them all about lowercase letter E. No mess necessary!

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Using Apples to Apples Junior to Build Language Skills

Cards from apples to apples game

Vocabulary Building Fun!

If you’re looking for a new game to try, look no further than Apples to Apples Junior! This fast-paced card game is not only a ton of fun, it’s also a wonderful way to expand vocabulary!

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D Is for Doughnut Craft

little girl drawing sprinkles on her lowercase d craft

Your kids enjoy ABC crafts, dough-nut they? Well, this ABC Craft for lowercase letter D is a “hole” lot of fun! Your preschooler may even want to make this craft a few times so she can change the “flavors” with different colors of construction paper and sprinkles! Go ahead, make a baker’s dozen!

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