Playful Learning with Spielgaben ~ October 2014

Playful Learning with Spielgaben is our monthly post sharing Spielgaben in action!  If you missed the introduction to this series, you can see it here and also see links to our past posts.. We were given the Spielgaben set to review and are honored to have them as a blog sponsor.  I will be sharing once a month a detailed post featuring Spielgaben.  You can also see my Learning with Ladybug posts to see what my daughter has done with this learning set!

Playful Learning with Spielgaben October 2014



Lessons We Enjoyed

This month we finished up our work with Set 8 and began our work with Set 9. I took small screen shots of the manual for you so you can see how the lessons are laid out.  They are very easy to follow and help me so much. I keep the user guide on my iPad and we use it for the lessons.  She likes that she can enlarge each step if needed to see exactly how something was built. it’s a nice bonus to a PDF digitally instead of printed!

We worked on Lesson 8-2 My Body Bones.

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Before we began the lesson, I got out a floor puzzle we have and we talked about our skeleton together for awhile.

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This was great to lead into the building of the skeleton with Spielgaben pieces!  She loved it!

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We also completed Lesson 8-3 Building a Spider Web.

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This was such a fun lesson for my bug-loving girl!

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We started our lessons with set 8, beginning with Lesson 9-2, Today’s Weather.

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First, we brainstormed different types of weather and then got busy building them together.

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Once building was done, I made labels for her to add some print awareness.

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She then asked if she could tell me a story about the creations!!  Sure honey, go right ahead!

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Mommy Inspired Play

She loved this one, mostly because she loves pumpkins!  I dug out many yellow shapes and put them in the bucket.  I built a pumpkin and as soon as she saw it, she began her own creations!

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Bible Verse Printables Letter H

RLRS Letter H Psalm 33 Bible Verse Printables


Our Raising Lil’ Rock Stars Bible Verse Printables for the Letter H are available to download for free!  H is for HEARTS! This set is based on Psalm 33:21, “In him our hearts rejoice, for we trust in his holy name.” 

We used the group version in my children’s church class of 4 & 5 year olds. I am using the home bundle with Ladybug as a review, working on the verses again later on.  For example, in my class we are on the letter N right now, but at home we just worked on our review of letter G. She is in my children’s church class so she is getting the group teaching and then getting it again at home with me.

 

Here’s a peek at the work she did at home.

She enjoys the coloring page.

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Color ~ Trace ~ Write the letter Hh, using Wiki Stix for the middle set of letters.

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Cut and Glue the Verse ~ this is a great word work activity for her, identifying individual words and sounds she knows as well as the Bible verse as a whole. She uses the printable that has the light gray matching words on it.

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Here’s the work Ladybug did at home…

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And, here’s Ladybug singing the verse for you!  The verse tune printables are only available in the bundle but you can hear the tune for Letter G in this video!  In case you don’t catch it, the tune is If You’re Happy and You Know It.

 

The free version is ONLY for home use.  If you will be using these printables in a church setting, private group, co-op, preschool or other group you will need to purchase the group bundle here.

Download your free Letter H printables here!

Bible Verse Printables Letter H


Scroll down until you see the graphic for letter H and click on it to download the PDF file.

Download or printing trouble? See tips here!

These printables are from Raising Lil’ Rock Stars, see more info here!

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See other letters in action by clicking the graphics below!

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Fall Theme Kindergarten Fun

Fall Theme Kindergarten Fun


 

She was immediately drawn to the fall songs, which I had displayed in our mini pocket chart.

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We have enjoyed these leaf songs countless times during the past two weeks, tossing leaves all around!

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The silk leaves were from the dollar store years ago and have been great.  I put some in a glass jar and added a clothespin for some fine motor work.

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The bowl of leaf and pumpkin gems {from Target dollar section last year I think} has been sorted numerous times.  We have also made patterns together, and counted our piles many times.  Such natural learning with engaging and simple materials.

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Below you can see her sorting.

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We got out our Scarecrow printables and enjoyed reading together! Story retelling is a favorite with these printable characters.  We put magnets on the back and use our cookie sheet.

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We also had a notebook full of coloring sheets and printables for her to choose from.  Sadly, I didn’t get any photos of her in action!  Everything in the notebook is pinned on our Fall board!

Linking to ~ PreK and K Community

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You Can Read Sight Words ~ Unit 6

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, unit 4 and unit 5. You can see how we store ALL of our You Can Read stuff here.

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

We took two weeks to complete this unit, as you will see below.

You Can Read Unit 6



Day One

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Making her words using the little ledge on her shelf.

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We were busy with our apple fun and only did the making words on day one!  We got to the other stuff from this day on the next day!

Color by number sight word, with stickers!

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Connecting words to make shapes.

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Day Two

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Color by number sight word

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She really likes taping together her word puzzles…

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Stickers on her funny font page, instead of dot paint.

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Day Three

Our third day of lessons with these words…

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We played BINGO, with Spielgaben pieces.

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Stamping words!

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Stickers again for her Color by number sight word!

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Day Four

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Her favorite ~ roll and read using Education Cubes printables!

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Color by number sight word

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Play dough words…

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Finding her words in the word search…

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Day Five/Six/Seven

We completed what was left and a bonus activity since this list was hard for her.  We spread these final activities out over our last 3 days of the two week unit.

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Bitsboard fun…

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She used blue to circle words from this week, and purple 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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Here’s a video clip of us reading together…

 

Color by word…

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Sensory bin sight word search.  I chose the words she needed the most work on and hid them in the rice.  She pulled them out one by one and we graphed each one.

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Here’s a video of her in action…

 

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Download the FREE printables for You Can Read Unit 6 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, 1-4 review and unit 5!

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Want to know my thoughts on teaching my kids to readHow Do I Teach My Child To Read

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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