Nonna's Favorite Quotes:

Nonna's Favorite Quotes: "The best way to make children good is to make them happy." — Oscar Wilde, author and poet

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

SMALL BUSINESS SATURDAY

This Saturday, November 26th, is Small Business Saturday. Support a small business!


Saturday, November 5, 2016

FUN WITH LETTERS: U,V,W,X,Y,Z


Ready for the last six letters? Here is the fifth and last set of my letter activity sheets. 

As with the previous sets, each sheet has several words that begin with the main letter. After naming the pictures, ask your child to find and circle the letter(s) in each word that matches the main letter. As usual, don't forget to ask some thoughtful questions about each picture to get your child talking and thinking.

FYI: All 26 sheets are also available to download on the Teachers Pay Teachers website.
Click the TpT website link below to view these and other downloads from Nonna and Me.   

                                                              TpT Website
 
To Print:  Right click on each picture and choose Print Picture.
 





 

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

FUN WITH LETTERS: P,Q,R,S,T

It's time for the fourth set of activity sheets. As with the previous sets, each sheet has several words that begin with the main letter. After naming the pictures, ask your child to find and circle the letter(s) in each word that matches the main letter. As usual, don't forget to ask some thoughtful questions about each picture to get your child talking and thinking.


I welcome any feedback from you or your children...
 
To Print:  Right click on each picture and choose Print Picture.






Saturday, October 15, 2016

FUN WITH LETTERS: K,L,M,N,O

Ready for the third set of activity sheets? As with the first two sets, each sheet has several words that begin with the main letter. After naming the pictures, ask your child to find and circle the letter(s) in each word that matches the main letter. Don't forget to ask some thoughtful questions about each picture to get your child talking and thinking.
Note:  Sheet O introduces both long and short sounds.
 
To Print:  Right click on each picture and choose Print Picture.
 




 

Sunday, October 2, 2016

FUN WITH LETTERS: F,G,H,I,J

Here's the second set activity sheets. As with the first set, each sheet has several words that begin with the main letter. After naming the pictures, ask your child to find and circle the letter(s) in each word that matches the main letter. Don't forget to ask some questions about each picture, too.
 
Note:  Sheet I introduces both long and short sounds. Sheet G introduces both hard and soft sounds.
 
To Print:  Right click on each picture and choose Print Picture.
 




 

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

FUN WITH LETTERS: A,B,C,D,E

Here are some fun activity sheets that I created for my grandchildren. Each sheet has several words that begin with the main letter. Have your child find and circle the letter(s) in each word that matches the main letter. Ask your child to name the pictures. You can ask some questions about each picture, too.
 
Note:  Sheets A and E introduce both long and short sounds. Sheet C introduces both hard and soft sounds.
 
 
To Print:  Right click on each picture and choose Print Picture.
 




 
Have fun!

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Nonna and Me Website

We've updated our website! Take a look...  New Website
 
 
The Nonna and Me website is now new and improved. We think you'll like the new format.
I've had a lot of people ask me how, and why, Nonna and Me was started.
 
So here's the story...
 
 
Nonna and Me  was founded in 2009 by Sandi Zobrest, a former 1st grade teacher.
Sandi has a B.A. and a Masters Degree In Elementary Education. Her son, Jim, was born profoundly deaf, so in 1974 she set out on a mission to give him an early advantage in learning language and other readiness skills he would need in the classroom.  She created activities and materials in her home to help in this process. 
Nonna and Me  wasn't formed until Sandi's first grandchild was born. This bright and happy little girl was born prematurely and was experiencing some developmental delays in language. So Sandi started with a simple PowerPoint presentation that introduced each letter of the alphabet with the sound that letter made. Then she added words that began with that sound. She inserted animations and sound effects too. Her granddaughter loved it and was quickly developing necessary language skills. She realized that if she could help her grandchild, then she could help other children too!
With the help of her son Sam, Sandi began developing Nonna and Me  products. Together they fine tuned that presentation into what is now the ABCs DVD. Not wanting to stop there, Sandi went on to create the ABCs Book, the ABCs Coloring Book, and a packet of 101 Activity Sheets that not only teach the alphabet, but include other readiness skills that help preschool and first grade children with reading and writing.
This venture is truly a family affair, dedicated to assisting parents by providing them with quality materials for their early learners.


Thursday, September 15, 2016

COLOR and LEARN: U,V,W,X,Y,Z

Sorry for the delay in getting the coloring worksheets on the blog. I was out of town visiting my grandchildren...  Better late than never I guess.
 
To Print:  Right click on sheet and choose Print Picture



Thursday, September 1, 2016

The Last Six: U,V,W,X,Y and Z

We're down to the last six letters of the alphabet. I hope these activity sheets have been helpful.

Reminder...
 
As you work with your child on this sheet, ask questions about the pictures. This will help develop critical thinking skills and increase your child's vocabulary.
 
Sample questions:
  • What can you see in an x-ray?
  • Have you ever seen a unicorn?
  • Are unicorns real or pretend?
  • Does a yo-yo go side to side or up and down?
  • What kind of shape is a yo-yo? A square, a circle, or a triangle?
  • What can you see outside of your window?
  • How many windows are in your kitchen? Your bedroom? Your living room?
  • Where would you find a zipper?
  • Can you make a sound like a zipper?
  • What color is the outside of a watermelon? What color is the inside?
  • Have you ever eaten a watermelon?
  • Is a yell loud or quiet?
  • Why would a person need to yell?
  • Is a violin a tool or a musical instrument?
  • What is a volcano?
  • What comes out of a volcano?
  • What is the opposite of under?
  • What kinds of things can you get under?
  • Have you ever played a xylophone?
  • Is a xylophone a musical instrument or a game?
  • Have you ever gone to the zoo?
  • What kinds of animals would you find in a zoo?
 

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

COLOR and LEARN: P, Q, R, S, T

Here are a few more helpful review activity sheets...  Download, print and color.





Saturday, August 20, 2016

Let's Keep Moving On: Letters P, Q, R, S, T

Time to move on to the next 5 letters of the alphabet... P, Q, R, S. T
To Print: Right click on sheet, then select Print Picture
 
Sample questions:
  • What is a penny? Is it food...a toy... or money? 
  • Can you count to six?
  • Show me six fingers...six books...six toys.
  • Where are your toes?
  • How many toes do you have?
  • Where do you see the sun?
  • Do you see the sun during the day or at night?
  • How many reindeer are in the picture?
  • What is the name of the reindeer that has a big, shiny, red nose?
  • What is the opposite of a queen?
  • What does a queen wear on her head?
  • Is a rock hard or soft?
  • Is a rock big or small? (trick question!)
  • How many legs does the table in the picture have?
  • What things can you do at or on a table?
  • Where would you find a quilt?
  • Do you like to paint?
  • Name some things you could paint?
NOTE:
I'm sure you've noticed that I've used lowercase letters on these first activity sheets. The next set of alphabet activities will incorporate the uppercase letters. Then the set after that will utilize both uppercase and lowercase. One thing at a time...

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Time To Move On... K, L, M, N, O

I hope you've been working on letters A through J over the past two weeks. Time to move on to K through O.  Here's a helpful worksheet, followed by some questions your can use... or make up your own.


 
To Print:  Right click on sheet and select Print Picture 


Sample questions:
  • What do you do with a kettle?
  • Do you get a newspaper at your house?
  • What kinds of things do you find in a newspaper?
  • What is a log?
  • What do people do with logs?
  • Name some things that need a key?
  • What goes into a mailbox?
  • Who delivers your mail?
  • Where does an octopus live?
  • How many arms does an octopus have?
  • Can you make a sound like a lion?
  • Where can you find a lion?
  • Do you own a pair of overalls?
  • Why do you think they are called overalls ?
  • Can you sing a note?
  • What do you have when you put a lot of notes together?
  • What is the opposite of the word 'man'?
  • Can you give me some words that rhyme with man?

Friday, August 5, 2016

COLOR and REVIEW: F through J

Here are some coloring pages that will review the sounds of    
 
F, G, H, I and J