You Can Read Sight Words ~ Unit 9

You Can Read Sight Words continues to be a fun part of our homeschool Kindergarten.  Along with adding these new words, we also reviewed the previous words from unit 1, unit 2, unit 3, unit 4, unit 5, unit 6, unit 7 and unit 8. You can see how we store ALL of our You Can Read stuff here.

Here’s a post sharing You Can Read Unit 9 with Krash when he did it!  See all of Krash’s Kindergarten posts here.

You Can Read Sight Words Unit 9

This is our first full unit in our new house and back to a somewhat normal routine.  She learned these words very quickly, so we spent one week and did a few activities each day. We are now using these alongside of our new You Can Read Word Family printables.  She is learning 4 new sight words and one word family per week now.  We will slow down if she needs to, but this seems to be just right for her at this time.

Here’s the photo recap of what I captured…

Word building ~ she taped them onto colored paper this week. 

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Roll and graph ~ a favorite!

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Color by number sight word, with kitties drawn on the letters.

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Reading one of her easy readers.

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Color by number sight word.

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Word puzzles ~ and mom getting busted taking a picture!

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Funny fonts with dot paint.

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Sentence search ~ she used purple to circle this week’s words and blue to circle any other words she could read.  Then we read the sentences together!

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Here’s a video of us reading together when she was done…

 

 

Building words with Spielgaben pieces.

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Here’s her completed work from the week ~

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Download the FREE printables for You Can Read Unit 9 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, unit 5, unit 6, unit 7 and unit 8!

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See other reading posts below!

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Bible Verse Printables ~ Letter J

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Our Raising Lil’ Rock Stars Bible Verse Printables for the Letter J are available to download for free! J is for JESUS! This set is based on John 1:17, “For the law was given through Moses, grace and truth came through Jesus Christ.” 

 

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

Working on the coloring page, she always likes to copy the poster!

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Color ~ Trace ~ Write the letter Ii, using Wikki 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 J in this video!  In case you don’t catch it, the tune is If You’re Happy & 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 J printables here!

RLRS Letter J John 1 Bible Verse Printables

 Scroll down until you see the graphic for letter J 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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RLRS-Letter-D-Isaiah-48-17--Bible-Ve[2]  RLRS-Letter-E-Philippians-2-Bible-Ve[1]  RLRS-Letter-F-Matthew-4-Bible-Verse-

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You Can Read Word Families ~ at Word Family Printables

I have always wanted to expand You Can Read Sight Words and make a You Can Read Word Families set!  The time has come! I took all of our You Can Read printables and adapted them to focus on one word family at a time. I even added lots of new printables. I selected 4 words from each word family to keep it simple for younger kids who are ready for this. Our first set features _at word family printables.

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I have not created all of the sets I plan to create, but have several done and am working quickly on them!  Since I am using one set per week with Ladybug, I have to work fast! I plan to release freebies from each unit on my blog and share some ideas for using the printables. I have already released free _at Q-Tip Painting and _at Word Puzzles. Sometimes you may also find entire sets complete free here within blog posts!  Full sets will also be listed in my Teacher’s Notebook Shop for $1.25 each and when I am all done I will bundle the entire set at a discounted price!

How we are Using These…

We are not using all of the printables each week, there are lots of choices so that you can choose what will work best for your child. I used almost all of the printables the first week to see what she enjoyed the most.  That’s my suggestion for you too.  Print the entire first set and use that as a way to see what your child does/doesn’t enjoy.

My daughter is 5 1/2 and is more than ready for word families {we are a bit late honestly due to our many transitions this year} so she is easily learning one set per week. Honestly, she knows CVC words already and can sound out most words, we are just adding in word family fun to get more fun learning in.

We are using these alongside of our You Can Read Sight Words unit {we finished unit 8 recently} We basically just added this in to our other Kindergarten curriculum. If I had finished these, I would have started earlier than this with her.  As I said, we are behind due to life circumstances, but that’s OK!

What’s Included?

Here’s a picture by picture overview of the entire set of printables {including the ones we didn’t use the first week since we don’t use them all each week}. These photos also show the order we used the printables, she helped me choose what to do each day.

I am using a 3 ring binder with a clear cover to help organize Ladybug’s work.  On the front, I put the poster.  I use this first to introduce the words to her. Inside I used heavyweight sheet protectors so she can easily flip through the pages and choose.

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Matching ~ draw a line to match the word to the correct picture.  Coloring optional, she almost always chooses to color ~ so different from my boys!

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Beginning Sounds ~ look at the picture and figure out the missing beginning sound and write it in!

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Word Puzzles!  See our post sharing these here!

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Funny Fonts ~ each word has a color, you can use dot paint or simply circle the words using crayons or markers. We have even used colored stickers to put on the words before!  The words are written in different fonts to give exposure to all sorts of writing.

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Word Connecting ~ draw lines to connect the same word to make shapes, reading each word aloud as you connect.

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Tracing ~ Practice left-to-right tracing skills by connecting the matching words.

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Roll and Graph ~ Print the die on cardstock and cut out and fold/tape together. Roll the cube and mark the word you roll.  The pictures are wild rolls, you can choose any word to mark when you roll a picture!  See more ideas for using roll and graph here!

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Play dough mats!  Use play dough to make the words.  This is great for fine motor skills,and also a time to really talk about the formation of the letters and sounds they make as you form them together.

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Ladybug likes to take them off of the mats when she’s done and line them up like this!

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Q-Tip Painting, see our post sharing these here!

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Color by word ~ color the books the correct color!  Or paint the words!

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BINGO! A very simple version of BINGO for young kids. We take turns calling out words for fun.  Each game obviously goes quickly with a small board, so we play a few times when we do this activity.

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Word Building ~ I cut these out for her and spread them out on the table.  She then builds all of her words and tapes them on colored paper!

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Mini Book ~ cut out the pictures, color if desired, glue on the correct page!

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Sentence Search ~ we use two different colored markers for this activity.  One color for the focus words and one for any other words she can read independently.  Then at the end we read the sentences together her reading circled words and me reading the others.

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Build a Word ~ in the past we have used these for stamping, but lately we’ve been using our mini letter construction set.

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Here’s the printables we didn’t use this week.  I do NOT recommend using everything in each pack every week.  Most kids won’t enjoy it all or need it all.  There are many options so you can make it work for your child.

We use the poster {shown at the very top of this post} as our notebook cover, but there’s another option included as shown on the left below.  We don’t use the flashcards at this point, those are in the middle.  We also didn’t use the box handwriting practice {on right} this week.’

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I hang her work up by her desk each week, here’s an end of the week photo {some of her work is done in sheet protectors with dry erase and therefore doesn’t get hung}

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Did you make it this far?  Like what you see?  Here’s the entire bundle for free just for you, my blog readers!  The free file is only located here in this blog post, for a limited time.  Everyone else will have to buy it in my Teacher’s Notebook Shop here!

Stay tuned, the _et word family is coming next!  Be sure to subscribe so you don’t miss a thing {or a surprise freebie!}.

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Playful Learning with Spielgaben ~ December 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 December 2014

 

Lessons We Enjoyed

This month we had fun with Play Guide 2. 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!

 

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We enjoyed making dinosaurs together using Play Guide 2, section 05.  She LOVES dinosaurs, and this was tons of fun to do together.

When we build together, I let her figure out as much as she can on her own. She gathers the shapes she needs and follows the graphic using my ipad.

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If she gets stuck, we examine it together and I gently help her figure it out, still allowing her as much independence as possible. 

When building something she really loves, we will tape the pieces together so they can be played with a bit before taking them apart.  These were a big time favorite!

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Free Play

Once I got our new schoolroom  in our new house semi-clean she noticed the Spielgaben set and got busy creating.  She made a flower…

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We made a Christmas tree together…

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We sorted and stacked colored rings, and the added colored pom poms to our play.

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We then used the rings to play BINGO in one of her Logic of English lessons.

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Nature & Inspiration Guide Play

I have our Nature Guide on the iPad also, I just set it up for her if she asks, or if I set up an inspired play. Below she was making a flower!

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See the brand new version 4.0 here!

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Bible Verse Printables Letter I

Bible Verse Printables Letter I

Our Raising Lil’ Rock Stars Bible Verse Printables for the Letter I are available to download for free! I is for IMITATE! This set is based on 3 John 1:11a, “Dear Friend, do not imitate what is evil but what is good.”  Ladybug really didn’t like the word evil and wondered why it didn’t say “mean” instead.  We had lots of discussion about this verse and what it means for a 5 year old!

 

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

Sitting at her desk in our new school room working on the coloring page. I love the window light streaming in!

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Color ~ Trace ~ Write the letter Ii, using Wikki 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 I in this video!  In case you don’t catch it, the tune is London Bridge.

 

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 I printables here!

 Scroll down until you see the graphic for letter I 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!

RLRS-Letter-A-Philippians-2-5-Bible-[1]  RLRS-Letter-B-John-3-16-Bible-Verse-[1]  RLRS-Letter-C-Genesis-1-1-Bible-Vers  RLRS-Letter-D-Isaiah-48-17--Bible-Ve

RLRS-Letter-E-Philippians-2-Bible-Ve  RLRS-Letter-F-Matthew-4-Bible-Verse-[1]  RLRS-Letter-G-Matthew-28-Bible-Verse  RLRS Letter H Psalm 33 Bible Verse Printables