Free Phonics Friday: All about me!

All about Me back to school activity book -great for kindergarte/first grade. More resources can be found at


It is free phonics Friday again!  Today we do not have a free phonics activity, but rather a free back to school activity.  A few weeks ago I was going through some of Mrs. Karle’s old files and I came across this adorable “paper doll cut-out” book she made with her class.   The book was cut out to look like a little boy, (or a little girl), and the students filled in the blanks to questions she asked within the book.  Her students also would create a little “mini-me” of themselves and make their own paper-doll-cutout little book.  Anyway, I thought this was adorable and I created a All About Me back to school book.    Please fill out the form below to sign up for an occasional email from us and to get a free sample of the book.

All About Me Sample
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All about Me back to school activity book -great for kindergarte/first grade. More resources can be found at All about Me back to school activity book -great for kindergarte/first grade. More resources can be found at

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Madreen Karle is a master first grade reading teacher with over 30 years of classroom experience. She taught reading in a special needs and English as a Second Language classroom. After retiring she wrote a reading program to help others learn how to teach reading. She is a trusted educator and author of 5 books to help teach children to read and write. In addition to her books, she is a mentor for 3 websites that give reading teacher tips (Mrs. Karle’s Sight and Sound ReadingMrs. Karle’s Reading Patch, and Mrs. Karle’s Handwriting Patch). Through her teaching she learned that confidence was the key to learning to read. A child who is not confident at reading does not like to read and struggles to read. Mrs. Karle created “sunshine moments” to help teach children how to grow their confidence and learn to read.
Meeghan Karle Mousaw (Madreen’s daughter) has her Master’s in Special Education. She has 8 years experience teaching children to read online. In addition, she developed a curriculum to teach children handwriting called The Handwriting Patch. With the Handwriting Patch learning is fun because children learn to draw and learn handwriting at the same time. In 2019 The Handwriting Patch curriculum became an amazon best seller the first year it was released, helping thousands of kids learn handwriting with a unique, fun method. She is mom to 6 kids, each with differently learning abilities and struggles.
The Reading Patch was established by the creators of Mrs. Karle’s Sight and Sound Reading. Together they have been featured on the NBC media outlets and Parents Magazine online. Over the last 8 years in their online platform, Madreen and Meeghan have worked tirelessly with teachers, homeschoolers and parents looking to help children learn to read to become a trusted authority in teaching children to read and advocating early literacy skills. They often partner with other educational experts to deliver the most current information to the Reading Patch community.


  1. What a great idea to make keepsakes for later. I make all my children life scrapbooks when they graduate high school. I could to this with my youngest ones and save it for their books. Thanks for sharing!

    1. My mom did this for me too. That is such a sweet gift. You are right, this would be perfect for that. I have not looked at my scrapbook in a while -I wonder if she had one of these in there. 🙂 Thanks for stopping by!

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