Kindergarten with Krash ~ at a glance

Homeschool Kindergarten with Krash At a Glance



As I prepare to teach Kindergarten to my daughter at home, I have spent time looking back at our homeschool Kindergarten year with my middle son, since I blogged throughout his K year.  I wanted an easy place to be able to glance back at his posts, and figured it might help some of you also!  This post has direct links, in order, to all of our homeschool Kindergarten with Krash posts!

Homeschool Kindergarten with Krash

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Krash began Kindergarten at age 4 years 11 months, in the spring of 2011, and finished the following spring, right before he turned 6. We used Calvert as a base {very loosely}, You Can Read, Raising Rock Stars Kindergarten, All About Reading Level 1, and themes. You’ll notice we did not do all of the RRSK units, he did finish them I just didn’t blog after he finished Kindergarten {all of You Can Read, and all of Calvert K}.

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In the {brackets} you can see details about the posts, including themes, and specific units of YCR and RRSK.  YCR = You Can Read, RRSK = Raising Rock Stars Kindergarten

 

Homeschool Kindergarten with Krash

Kindergarten Plans for Krash You Can Read Sight Word Caterpillar

You Can Read Intro and Unit 1

K with Krash ~ 1st post {YCR Unit 2}

K with Krash ~ 2nd post {YCR Unit 3, Birds Theme}

K with Krash ~ 3rd post {YCR Unit 4}

K with Krash ~ 4th post {YCR Unit 5, Dragons Theme}

K with Krash ~ 5th post {YCR Review}

K with Krash ~ 6th Post {YCR Unit 6}

K with Krash ~ 7th post {Camping Theme}

Raising Rock Stars Kindergarten Intro

K with Krash ~ 8th post {YCR Unit 7, RRSK Letter A, Pirate Theme}

K with Krash ~ 9th post {YCR Unit 8, RRSK Letter B, Phineas & Ferb and Rainforest Theme}

K with Krash ~ 10th post {YCR Unit 9, RRSK Letter C}

K with Krash ~ 11th post {YCR Unit 10, RRSK Letter D, Fall Theme}

K with Krash ~ 12th post {YCR Unit 11, RRSK Letter E, Monsters Theme}

K with Krash ~ 13th post {YCR Unit 12, RRSK Letter F, Pumpkins Theme}

K with Krash ~ 14th post {YCR Unit 13, RRSK Letter G, Thanksgiving Theme}

K with Krash ~ 15th post {YCR Unit 14, RRSK Letter H, Christmas Theme}

K with Krash ~ 16th post {YCR Unit 15, RRSK Letter I, Christmas Theme}

K with Krash ~ 17th post {YCR Unit 16, RRSK Letter J}

K with Krash ~ 18th post {YCR Unit 17, RRSK Letter K, Angry Birds Theme}

K with Krash ~ 19th post {YCR Unit 28, RRSK Letter L, Webkinz Theme}

K with Krash ~ 20th post {YCR Review,  Skylanders Theme}

K with Krash ~ 21st post {YCR Review, RRSK Letter N & M, Star Wars Theme}

K with Krash ~ 22nd post {RRSK Letter O, Cats Theme}

Summer Sight Word Work

 

Other Helpful Homeschool Kindergarten Posts

Home Preschool ~ Letter Z

Our LAST Preschool A-Z post!  I cannot believe she is 5!  See our entire home preschool plan here!

Home Preschool Letter Z

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Her Letter Z ABC Basket

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CRAFTS

She LOVES zebras, so I knew she’d love this zebra craft!

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PRINTABLES

We tried something new with our letter maze, a string!

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ABC Find It!  We played hide and seek, her favorite!

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She was not interested in gluing the zebra finches on the Animal ABC lowercase letter z, but she did want to stick letter Z stickers on it!

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Zebra Dominoes

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Our All About Reading Pre lesson for lowercase z was for zipper, which included adding buttons to the coatHome Preschool Letter Z -6540

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Our finished Letter Z work…

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See more Letter Z ideas on our Z is for Pinterest board, and even more ABC ideas on my ABC Ideas board!

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See more theme based printables to go with the Letter Z  here!

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See our other Preschool Letter posts featuring Ladybug ~

Letter A, Letter B, Letter C, Letter D, Letter E, Letter F, Letter G, Letter H, Letter I, Letter J

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Visit Preschool Corner to see more home preschool families!

Our Homeschool Kindergarten Literacy Goals

Homeschool Kindergarten Literacy Goals



In planning for my daughter’s upcoming Kindergarten year, and her transitional period right now, I brainstormed my homeschool Kindergarten literacy goals for her.  I am a former public school Kindergarten teacher and much of this comes from that experience.  When I develop Kindergarten printables or other units for her these are the literacy goals I have in mind.  In writing these, I am being as parent-friendly as possible without all of the confusing language. Some of these are regular K goals, some are a bit beyond K but are my goals for her. I do not align with Common Core, so these come more from my background as a teacher and what I think works at this stage when homeschooling. These goals are specific to her also, and many would technically be considered more 1st grade skills.  For those, it is more of exposure than mastery. These are not specific to any state or curriculum, but are my own personal goals for her.

  • Understand concepts of print ~ identify front, back, title, illustrations & author of a book, understands top to bottom, left to right when reading, can show me a letter, a word, and a sentence in a book
  • Identify all uppercase and lowercase letters
  • Understand beginning, middle, & ending sounds in words
  • Blend CVC sounds to read basic phonetic words {follow All About Reading 1}
  • Identify rhyming words
  • Basic understanding of syllables
  • Sight Words {all You Can Read words}
  • Comprehension
  • Sequence events from a story
  • Follow 2-3 step directions, orally
  • Identify characters, setting, and main idea of a story
  • Write first and last name, all letters, and some words
  • Use writing (letters, pictures, and words) creatively
  • Write from left to right and from top to bottom
  • Use phonetic {invented} spelling when writing words that aren’t known
  • Identify basic punctuation {period, exclamation, question mark, comma, quotes}
  • Build vocabulary
  • Improve speech sounds that are a struggle {we will use Articulation Station I think}

These are my goals for her but I am in now way going to push her to achieve them.  If she doesn’t, that’s fine, we’ll carry on! I love having the freedom to go at her pace and adjust if she slows down or speeds up!  Oh the joy of homeschooling for that reason {and many more}.

To meet these goals we will be using my You Can Read program, Literature Based Unit Studies, All About Reading 1, and just general “school” life. Much of this will come naturally as teaching K is second nature to me. Other grades beyond this certainly aren’t, but right now I am in my sweet spot!

See our Homeschool Kindergarten Math Goals here…

Homeschool Kindergarten Math Goals

Just Color~ Bugs and Critters

The idea behind Just Color! is simple ~ theme packs all focused around coloring. There are mostly coloring pages, and a few coloring activities. The coloring pages are all in one download to make it easier to download and print all at once, in case you have coloring monsters like I do!

I just added a new Bugs and Critters Coloring set!

Bugs Coloring Printables

Download the Bugs and Critters coloring printables and more here!

Remember, if you want to make a mini coloring book, you can always scale down PDF files! If you have any problems downloading or printing these or other PDF files, see troubleshooting tips here


Looking for more Bug fun?

Bugs Pinterest Board

Bug Theme Collection

Tot School Gathering Place ~ Week 66

Gather together here, gather ideas from other blogs, share your own ideas on your own blog. Browse around at the other posts linked up, leave a few comments if you have time, and be sure to check back to see if your blog was featured!

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Ahhhh! I can hear the collective sigh of relief as most of us are able to shuttle our cherubs outside to get some fresh air! Have you tried any of the ideas from our Outdoor Round-up post a few weeks back? I hope so! Take a look at the other blogs linked up this week for some more fresh ideas to use with your Tot!

Mama Natasha from The Canadian Domestic Wannabe shares with us her first attempt at Tot School with her adorable Tot, Jellybean! Take a look at their day and share some encouraging words!

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Easter is right around the corner and Mama Laura from Laugh and Learn shares with us her “count down” idea for her Tot Camilla. Be sure to check it out!

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More Easter celebration ideas can be found at Bible Fun for Kids! Mama Debbie shares with us several ideas to help our Tots understand what Easter is really all about! Take a peek and see what may appeal to your Tot!

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I also created a Tot School Printables Pinterest Board. If you are using Tot School Printables and blogging about it, will you email me with a link to one of your posts and your Pintrest link? I am opening up the board to allow other bloggers to pin their Tot School posts that feature Tot School Printables in action.

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