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Week of May 25th
Hello CCA Families!
This will be my last post for this school year. I hope your child has enjoyed the games and activities that I've created for you and will continue to use throughout the summer to maintain important skills that they will need in the fall. This week I have 3 PDF activities and a video lesson on how to use the Ten-Frame Math Game.
Please contact me if you have questions or need any other resources for the summer.
Take care and stay healthy.
Mrs. Bowman
PDF Attachments
*Ten-Frame Math Game (K-2)
*Turtle Syllable Dice Game (K-3)
*Word Family Search (K-2)
Week of May 18th
I hope this post finds you and your family doing well. This week I have 2 PDF activities and a video that explains how to use them. If you need support or any other activity ideas, please email me.
Have a wonderful week!
Mrs. Bowman
Week of May 11th
Vowel Team Dice Game- K-2
Vowel Team Word Sort- K-2
Ten- Frame Math Activity- K-2
Week of May 4th
Hello Families!
I hope you are all doing well, staying healthy and getting outside for exercise and fresh air.
This week I have a video with an activity and 3 PDF games/activities attachments that you can 
Story Organizer (learn about it in the video below)
*Make the Sounds
*Roll a Word (oo words) & memory game
*Roll a Word (ar words)
If you have any questions or are in need of other resources, please contact me.
Take care,
Download PDF games/activities:
Week of April 27th
Hello Families!
I've posted 5 Games/Activities (PDF) this week that you can print off to use at home to practice skills along with a video where I read a story and challenge your child with a story extension activity.
Stay Safe & Healthy,
Mrs. Bowman
Download these PDF activities:
*Compound Word Match: 1st-3rd grade
*Read It, Build It, Write It "Blends": 1st-3rd grade
*Word Family Word Sort: Kindergarten-1st grade
*Diagraph Dice Game: 1st-3rd grade
*Lego Dice Place Value Game: Kindergarten-2nd Grade
Week of April 20th
I hope you are enjoying your family time and are able to go outside and enjoy the sunshine.
This week I've included 4 PDFs (see links below) of literacy games and activities that I created that you can print off to work on at home. These activities will to help your child to practice important literacy skills.
*Beginning Blend Dice Game - 1st-3rd grade
*Beginning Sound Pattern Game - Kindergarten
*Blending Words - Kindergarten
*Homophone Games - 1st-3rd grade
Here is a YouTube video that I made to give you another idea for a fun outside activity.
Mrs. Bowman: Outside Scavenger Hunt
Please remember to visit my blog, as I post new games and activities throughout the week, along with other resources that you might find helpful.
*Vicky's Early Education Tid-Bits
Have a wonderful week!
Download April 20th Activities:
Week of April 13th
Hello Families!
This week I'm posting many links (see Helpful Links and Resources below) that I think you will enjoy, so please take a little time to visit with your child. I've also attacked several PDF documents of literacy and math games and activities that you can print off and use with your children that cover many different Common Core Standards in Kindergarten-3rd grade. If you haven't visited my blog, please do at You will find many more games and activities that you can copy and print. On my blog, you will also find Journal Articles about "early learning" and many videos on nursery rhymes, read-aloud stories, and math.

Please feel free to contact me at if you need any ideas on how to help your child learn at home.

Take care, stay healthy and have a wonderful week!
Mrs. Bowman
Week of April 6th
Introduction video from Mrs. Bowman.
Resources for parent and students:
*Literacy & Math games and activities will be posted throughout the week on my blog and there are links below with Activity PDF documents that can be printed.
Helpful Links and Resources:
*FREE Online educational resources (read-aloud stories, videos, virtual field trips, and crafting opportunities) for students and families.

The links below are found on Grand Valley State University, "Family Resources at Home" website
Story Time From Space: This project sends children’s books to the International Space Station where astronauts video record themselves reading books to children on earth.
Wonderopolis: provides a “daily wonder” (e.g., 3/24 is “What is an Amoeba?”), which includes images and text to answer this question as well as additional opportunities for learners to explore
Unite for Literacy: Kids can listen to a variety of non-fiction books in 30 different languages
Read Works: Read Works is a free online resource with thousands of interesting articles for grades K-12th. Students can read or listen to a story and then add 2-3 things they have learned about the story in their Book of Knowledge. There are questions that go along with the stories to help students with comprehension and build their vocabulary.
Animal Diversity: (University of Michigan Zoo Museum of Zoology)- This is a wonderful site where kids can learn about animals and can even hear what they sound like!
Join the Cincinnati Zoo each day LIVE at 3pm ET where they will highlight one of their amazing animals and include an activity you can do from home.
Creative Bug Art Classes: Experience the joy of engaging in creative and artistic works with classes taught by top designers and artists. Enjoy a free 30-day trial.
Grand Rapids Public Museum: they offer multiple programs on their site that children can explore.
Mo welcomes you to draw and create with him in his studio at 1pm ET weekdays for lunch doodles
NeoK12 is a collection of videos, arranged by subject, that have been individually reviewed by K-12 teachers. The videos are all via YouTube, all the ads have been stripped, and all related videos removed
San Diego Live Cameras: - includes baboons, penguins, polar bears, apes, koalas, and more

*Math, Literacy & Writing Activities (Provided by GVSU):

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