Free Weekly Summer 2015 Reading Charts

Summer time is here for a lot of people! It is time to get started on summer reading. We really have a lot of fun reading during the summer. Every summer we have different goals about our reading. To help out with our goals I have some new reading charts to help out!

I have several different reading levels at our house. last year I made some fun Weekly Summer Charts to help us out with our reading goals. They were great for what we were doing. I thought it would be fun to add some new charts to help with our reading.

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My middle is doing book bags right now. She is reading the same books several times during the week to build reading fluency. I want to keep this up during the summer. To help out I made this chart to help. It has a place for the title of the book, tally of times read and is she liked it or not. This also helps me keep track of the books she is reading, so I can put different books in her bag for the next week.

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My oldest is doing a lot of chapter book and book reading. To help keep track of how she is doing I made this chart for books that she might just read one chapter at a time. This allows for me to see how much she is reading in a week and if has enough books. It also helps me keep track of what books she is reading at her current reading level. Each spot has a place for 20 chapters.

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What you are going to find in these printables:

  • 5 Weekly Reading Chart for Book Bags
  • 5 Themes for book Bags: Book, Beach, Summer, Ocean & Dinosaur
  • 4 Weekly Reading Chart for chapter books
  • 4 Themes for chapter books: Beach, Summer, Ocean & Dinosaur
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Looking for other reading charts check these out:

If you are looking for additional Summer Printables Check these out!

Summer Printables Round Up on 3 Dinosaurs

If you are looking for chapter books to read check out some of the books we have been reading:

Check out all the fun Book Finds from 2014!

All the Book Finds for 2014

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Easy Craft: Yarn Pictures

This months theme is Caldecott Medal Books. There are so many different books to pick from! We really had a hard time just picking one book. There are so many books to pick from. You can see some of our favorites in the introduction post.

We decided to pick one from the honor section. We decided on Extra Yarn. I love this book because it has yarn. Yarn is so much fun to craft with. We have done several crafts with yarn and love it!

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This art project is simple and fun. It is also great for fine motor. I love that as my girls get older we are doing slightly more complex projects. But that my youngest can still do something simple when she wants to.

What you need for this activity: yarn, glue, scissors and paper.

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Everyone decided the project they would do. They drew on their paper what it would be.

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Next was putting on the glue and doing the project! This was a great fine motor activity for the girls and I. We really had fun doing the project. We had fingers covered with glue and had fun.

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Here is a look at our four pictures.

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If you are looking for other yarn crafts check these out:

Check out these books that we really like from the Caldecott Medal books!

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Here are the people that are hosting this months Poppins Book Nook Caldecott Medal Books Theme:

Don’t forget to enter this months Giveaway!

Poppin Book Nook Giveaway for May 2015-

Bring a Caldecott Honor Book to Life Giveaway! Why not have some fun crafting your way through some pretty yarn fun crafts while bringing a Caldecott Honor Book to life this month in the Poppins Book Nook! Every month this group will be offering readers a chance to win a brand new storybook or product that ties in with our theme for the month. This month one lucky entrant will win the Bring a Caldecott Honor Book to Life Giveaway. The winner will enjoy two fun Caldecott Honor Book themed learning items. The two items that they will win is the Extra Yarn storybook by author Mac Barnett and a fun Yarn Craft kit by Alex Toys. So let’s all get to reading to Bring a Caldecott Honor Book to Life this month with the Poppins Book Nook!

Entrants must be 18 years or older and reside in a country that receives U.S. Postal mail. This giveaway is brought to you by the company Enchanted Homeschooling Mom who is owner and founder of the Poppins Book Nook. By entering this giveaway you are also acknowledging that you have read and agree to all of the PromoSimple terms & conditions as well as Enchanted Homeschooling Mom’s disclosures found here.  

Just enter the PromoSimple below to win:

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Free 2015 Ocean Calendar

Ocean is one of our favorite things during the summer. We love to study the ocean. There is so much to learn. The Ocean Calendar Set has been update for 2015! We love having the calendar cards.

This set also goes nicely with the Ocean Pack. It is fun and easy to use.

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I use the calendar cards many different ways. Don’t forget that they can be used for sorting or used to hands on math problems. It is fun and easy to use them. If you are looking for other ways to use them check out these ideas:

The non pattern set of cards has sea turtle, seahorse, whale, dolphin, crab and jelly fish.

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The pattern set has sea turtle, seahorse and whale. It is in an ABC pattern.

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What you will Find in these Ocean Calendar printables:
Ocean Calendar Set: Days of the weeks, June, July, 2015, 2016, and 1 to 31 numbers (3×3).
Ocean Pattern Calendar: June, July, 2015, 2016, and 1 to 31 numbers (3×3).
Ocean Single Page Calendar: 6 pages of June, July, 2015 – color pattern, trace and color number

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Things we plan on using with these calendar printables:

Be sure to check out this post on some ideas to use with the Calendar Cards

Also check out all the other Ocean Activities and Printables on 3 Dinosaurs!

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