You Can Read Sight Words ~ Unit 5

You Can Read continues to be a fun part of our homeschool Kindergarten.  Along with adding these new words, we also reviewed the previous words from unit one, unit two, unit 3, and unit 4.

You Can Read Sight Words unit 5

Here’s a post sharing You Can Read Unit Five with Krash when he did it!  See all of Krash’s Kindergarten posts here.

 

Unit Organization

You can see how we store ALL of our You Can Read stuff here.  For current units I use thisYou-Can-Read--7714_thumb1112 metal file container {Target} and hanging folders.  The pink ones are You Can Read units, the yellow are her Kindergarten Literature Unit Study Printables. I have a daily lesson plan for both in a sheet protector in the front.  The You Can Read printable lesson plan is here.

I have been asked a lot how we do things so I am trying to outline it for you as much as possible!  I am not sure if I will blog all the way through You Can Read like this, but if it is helpful, I might, let me know! Below you will see exactly what we did on each day and how I spread it out.

 

Day One

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Making her words using the little ledge on her shelf.

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Enjoying an easy reader…

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Color by number sight word, with some help {not} from the cat.

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Connecting the words to make shapes.

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Day Two

 

Tracing to connect words…

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She really liked taping together her word puzzles…

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She is not always thrilled to pose for pictures. Winking smile

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Easy reader…

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Bitsboard app fun…

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Day Three

Our third day of lessons with these words…

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We got out our Personal Word Wall and added our words from the last two units {we forgot with unit 4!

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She enjoys stamping words!

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We tried something new and instead of dot paint used tiny colored stickers to do the funny font worksheet.

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She also used these for her Color by number sight word!

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Day Four

Play dough words!

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We played BINGO, with Spielgaben pieces.

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Finding her words in the word search…

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Day Five

We began with finding words in sentences.  I had her use two different colors of markers.

She used pink to circle words from this week, and orange to circle any other words she remembered from previous weeks!  Then we read them together, she reads circled words, I read un-circled words.

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Color by word…

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Here’s all of the work she completed this week!

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Download the FREE printables for You Can Read Unit 5 here

Purchase the You Can Read Bundle here {get access to the bonus items}

See our You Can Read YouTube playlist here

See our post featuring Unit 1, unit 2, unit 3, unit 4, and 1-4 review!

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Be sure to see our Word Play ~ Learning to Read is FUN! post for more fun reading ideas.

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Apple Theme Kindergarten Fun

It has been years since I have had an apple theme with my kids.  It was time for some apple theme Kindergarten fun with my girl. Funny part, she told me she did NOT want an apple theme, but I boycotted her on this one.  In the end she loved it and I am glad I didn’t follow her lead in this case.

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I had a blast setting up her apple theme shelves, focusing on anything I found in our stuff to represent apples.

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She still has pencil grip problems so we continue to do fine motor work.  Transferring pom pom apples with clothespins is just a simple way to sneak in some practice.

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The bin on the bottom shelf is just to contain all of the fun red and green items we have to work with!

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I made some apple trees for her using our Spielgaben set.  Sadly, she was not impressed.

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I also got a stack of printables I chose specifically for her from various sources which I will link for you when they are shown below. The links will be under the final photo for each day.

 

Day One

We explored together with the theme shelf a lot. I use our Scrabble Alphabet Soup tiles to make the word apple.

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She loved the apples I made out of wikki stix for her.

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She asked me to get out the letter A for Apple from our Letter set, then proceeded to make apple patterns with the pegs, all her idea!

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Here’s the apple printables she chose to complete day one.  I did let her choose what she wanted to do.

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{apple dot to dot, apple 100 chart, apple coloring}

 

The pop art apple coloring below was done the night before.  Why?  because She saw me setting up her apple stuff and begged to do it!

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Day Two

We began by using our Apple Cube Printable.

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She asked to tape the apple together and sit it upright!

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We used our Scrabble Alphabet pieces to find the missing letters on the apples.

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This cutting activity was a challenge for her but she loved it when it was finished!

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Of course, apple smiles for snack {sliced apples, peanut butter, mini marshmallows}!

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Here are the printables she chose on day two {links below photo}…

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{apple maze, apple missing letters, apple ABC maze, apple cutting spiral}

 

Day Three

I picked up a set of apple stickers last year at Target when the dollar spot went on clearance!  She used these to decorate a tree I drew for her!

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We had friends over for our apple taste test!

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Here’s the printables she chose on day three, plus the tree she made with stickers {I drew the tree on paper}.

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{apple number maze, apple color word coloring}

Day Four

Dot painting how many apples.

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Tracing the apple and Letter A.

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We worked together to color  the pages of the Apple mini book, then we laminated them and tied them together to make a nice book!

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My mom is here visiting and led this apple craft for me.  Ladybug got very frustrated with it but she finished three apples!  I love the perseverance and the joy she felt when she had a finished project!

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This is one of her three final apples she hung around the house!

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The Printables she chose {links below}…

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{count the apples, mini apple book, trace the apple}

All of her printable work from the week…

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See more apple ideas!

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The Selfish Crocodile Kindergarten Literature Unit in Action

We completed another Kindergarten Literature Unit, The Selfish Crocodile, during the past two weeks.

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I love setting up a central area for our theme focus and my daughter loves it too.  I gather our toys and books together and display them the night before we begin our unit. It helps to draw her in and get her excited about our learning time together. I usually borrow books from the library but didn’t have time to get there so we used the croc books we had.

The full set-up…

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The set up didn’t include much {2 books, 2 crocs, coloring and the pocket chart}.  I wanted something more fun and creative so I sat and though for awhile and then remembered I had little foam crocodiles in a old set, and some blue fish rocks = a RIVER!  She also had a crocodile craft she made a few months ago, I put him in too.  She LOVED this!

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We used this unit over two weeks, spreading out the lessons over 5 days total. I follow a very loose lesson plan and shift things around as needed or desired. I do not stress out at all about what does or does not get done each day.  We just have fun together and learn as we go!

I tried something new by taking small video clips for you throughout our unit.  Let me know if these are helpful to you.


Day One

She immediately wanted to  play with the “river” which was fun!

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I don’t have action shots, but I had her come with me to hunt for animals we had around the house to represent all of the animals in the book!  Many were up in her room, it was fun!  Below you can see them all around her!

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After she explored freely for a while, we read the book and added in the little animals we had to the story.

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Working on the 3 part animal cards in our small pocket chart!.

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Here’s a video of us in action!

She set all of the animals up at the end and played for a long time! I didn’t add in any other work this day, to allow for plenty of free exploration and fun!

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Day Two

Again, she began with free exploration.  The shelf makes it nice and inviting.

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We dug into the ordinal number activity next!  She liked this!

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Here’s a video of us in action

 

We enjoyed the character connection activity next.

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Here’s a video of us in action

 

Finally, she worked on the C is For… activity!

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Day Three

After reading the book again, we put the story in order using our printables.

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We did the small, medium large math activity

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She painted a crocodile {technically an alligator craft but who’s telling?}, which was a BIG hit!  She loves these!

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After it dried, we cut him out and put him together.

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Day Four

She LOVED making a river scene and told me I need a story scene for every book.

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Here’s a peek of her in action making her river scene

 

Dot painting fraction circles.  These printables are to give a basic introduction to fractions.

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Rainbow crocodiles!  She also cut them all out and gave them to each of us as gifts.

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Tracing the word selfish in our Bible verse as we discussed it.

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Day Five

She really enjoyed the greater than less than activity!

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Here she is in action

We cut up our comprehension questions and put them in a bag for her to make it ore fun.  She really enjoys this.  She keeps the ones she gets right!

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Here’s a peek of us in action

 

To close out our fun with this unit, she made a crocodile using the Nature Guide that comes with our Spielgaben set!

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All of our work from this unit!

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See our printables for this unit here,

our Pinterest board here,

and our book and toy suggestions here!

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If you blog about this unit will you let me know? 

Leave a link in a comment, email me, or share on my Facebook page?


See More Kindergarten Literature Units here!

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You Can Read Sight Words Review Unit 1-4

It’s review time with You Can Read since we completed unit one, unit two, unit 3, and unit 4!  Because I never want to move her too quickly, we do tons of review along the way and also take a week out {at least} every 4 lessons to do a full review week. I also slow units down as needed, as this is a mastery program {meaning I don’t want to add new words until she has mostly mastered the previous words}.

Here’s a post sharing You Can Read Review with Krash when he did it!  See all of Krash’s Kindergarten posts here.

You Can Read Sight Word Review



Assessment

At the beginning of our review week I did a word reading assessment.  She missed 2 on the first try, you can see those below in the purple pen. At the end of the review week I repeated the assessment {in pink} and she could quickly read all of the words!

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Bitsboard Review

I created review units for the Bitsboard app and they include more words which makes the games more fun. We played games on Bitsboard to review words from units 1-4 all week!

Here’s the very basic instructions for finding and using the You Can Read units on the Bitsboard app {which I am fairly certain is only Apple}

  • Open Bitsboard
  • Select “Catalog” over on the right, it’s blue at the top
  • Select “Shared” it’s in the middle at the top
  • Type “You Can Read” in the search area on the top right
  • Boards should show up, bad news they don’t sort them in order so it takes a bit to find the unit or review unit you are looking for.

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Shoot the Sight Words

This was the first time Ladybug had the fun experience of shooting sight words!  She loved it!

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Review BINGO

We used the Review BINGO board, this is a simple and easy review!

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See a video of us in action here!

 

 

Sight Word Caterpillar Play

we used all of our sight word caterpillar circles to play smack the word.

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See a video of us in action with me calling the words and Ladybug doing the smacking…

 

Here’s another video showing Ladybug calling the words for me to smack.  It’s a good review to do it both ways!

 

We also used them to find words in our easy readers.

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We had lots of fun with our review.  I especially like that I decided to keep the caterpillar circles in the pocket chart this time {I stuck them to a wall with Krash} so we could use them a lot.  She loves getting them down to play with!


 

Download the FREE printables for You Can Read here

Purchase the You Can Read Bundle here {get access to the bonus items}

See our You Can Read YouTube playlist here

See our post featuring Unit 1, unit 2, unit 3, and unit 4!

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Many of the ideas we use for review come from Word Play ~ Learning to Read is FUN!

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Shooting Sight Words ~ Learning to Read is FUN!

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Years ago when Krash was learning to read, my husband took over homeschool one day.  This was what I walked in and saw ~ shooting sight words with Nerf guns!

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Needless to say, this was a FAVORITE way to practice sight words for my son and we brought the idea back recently with my daughter who was reviewing her You Can Read sight words! She LOVED it and Krash helped her out and enjoyed being a part of the fun again.  He remembered doing this when he was younger!

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We just write the words she is reviewing in bubbles on a dry erase board.

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She uses the Nerf darts with the suction cups on the ends to shoot the word I call out! Simple, effective and FUN!  Lots of giggles too!

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See a video clip of us playing here on YouTube, or the shorter version here on Instagram! In the longer video below you’ll see we switched to sentences instead of bubbles in the end.  This is another variation of making the game work in different ways.

See more Word Play ideas here!

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