Kindergarten Homeschool Wrap Up

Monthly Homeschool Kindergarten Wrap Up

So, we got one monthly homeschool wrap up post done this year and then our life went nuts. I had great intentions but life took over and a wrap up post was the furthest thing from my mind.  Instead of wrapping up October and November for all kids, I thought I would just jump back on in 2015. But, I did have some to share from my daughter’s Kindergarten so wanted to get a post in!

But first, let me share a bit of behind the scenes life so you know why getting a wrap up post just wasn’t happening.

Near the end of October my husband had a bad accident {fell from a ladder up on a roof} and broke both of his legs, requiring surgery on both and a hospital and rehab stay of about 3 weeks. God is good and he will heal, and we are grateful he is alive. He can’t begin to bear weight on his left foot until February, so we still have a long road ahead.

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In the middle of that, we were moving.  We have now moved and are getting settled in our new home {that’s a whole different story}. The accident and moving just threw my life up into the air.  We are still in the air to be honest, but recovering.

Much of our personal life is shared on Instagram, you are welcome to visit us over there!

Now, you can see why homeschool was on the back burner for awhile. Here’s what I did manage to capture with Ladybug during October and November. First, I share our group subjects, things she does alongside of her brothers.

 

Art

We are over-achievers with our one Home Art Studio project this year. Hopefully I can stop outdoing myself and slow down a bit.  Just kidding, obviously.  She loved our starry night art project and would love if we did more art. 

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US History ~ John Smith

We read John Smith as our second book from the YWAM Heroes of History series.  I got these awesome Toobs to go along with our reading, which really helped the little two sit during our reading sessions.  We enjoyed this book and learned a lot about Jamestown, Pocahontas and John Smith’s adventures. 

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The creations while reading were often hilarious.  The kids each picked one character at a time from my box before reading, then would play with the ones they chose during reading time.Kindergarten -2420

 

World Geography

We are following along with the book Passport to the World currently. So far we have made it through O is for Oriya {a language spoken in India ~ the alphabetical part is the languages not the country names}.  Ladybug loves coloring the flags and learning with us.  She remembers quite a bit for her age!

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D.E.A.R.

Drop Everything And Read is happening in sporadically as we have not had a normal routine at all.  She takes reading time whenever she can, she’s a bookworm!

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I do specific posts for much of Ladybug’s Kindergarten {Kindergarten Literature Units, You Can Read, Spielgaben, RLRS and Theme Units}.  Here’s direct links to the posts showing her in action during October and November {click on the graphic to see the posts}.

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She also has other Kindergarten fun that we don’t write specific blog posts about. Logic of English, Speekee Spanish, & Integrity Time Bible Lessons.

We are using and enjoying Logic of English Foundations A.

She is learning consonants and vowels and we use our All About Reading/Spelling tiles to sort with.  The white cards are from Logic of English.

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Lots of fun sound work with each lesson, here we were playing phonogram BINGO.

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Find the phonogram I say…

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Identifying beginning sounds..

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She can read and write CVC words.  Here we were playing together.  She got to add one gear to her tower for each word she could read correctly. She loved this!

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For handwriting, I am using my Letter Tracing Printables & flashcards, LetterSchool app, and the Alphabet Tracing Pages from This Reading Mama {shown below}.  Her pencil grip is an ongoing battle.  We still use our pom pom pencil grip correction method

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We are still using Speekee for Spanish, she does this with Krash and they both LOVE it! I fell off the wagon a bit but we will get going more after Christmas.  Below we were playing Red Light Green Light to practice Spanish color words.

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We are doing our Integrity Time Bible lessons still, but these got pushed to the side in all of our chaos.  Here’s the one lesson we did.

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Did you miss our first wrap up post?

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You can see our detailed Kindergarten curriculum choices here.

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Linking to ~ Weekly Wrap-Up

You Can Read Sight Words ~ Unit 8

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 one, unit two, unit 3, unit 4, unit 5, unit 6 and unit 7. You can see how we store ALL of our You Can Read stuff here.

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Here’s a post sharing You Can Read Unit 8 with Krash when he did it!  See all of Krash’s Kindergarten posts here.

We completed the work of this unit during a VERY hectic time in our life {our Instagram shares more of our personal life if you are interested}.  We were packing up to move and dealing with my husband’s accident injuries {he fell off of a ladder, broke both legs, had surgery on both, and is still recovering}.  Needless to say, I am lucky she learned these words! 

Here’s the photo recap of what I captured {which wasn’t all of it due to the craziness of life when she completed this unit}.

Making her words using the little ledge on her shelf.

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We played BINGO, with Spielgaben pieces.

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Connecting words to make shapes.

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Play Dough Words…

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Color by number sight word, with stickers.

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She enjoys taping together her word puzzles…

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Word search…

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Funny fonts with stickers. 

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When we got set up here at our new house we reviewed a bit to be sure she remembered her words after a break from school.  Playing memory is her favorite way to review.

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Download the FREE printables for You Can Read Unit 8 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 and unit 7!

You-Can-Read-Sight-Words--Unit-1_thu  You-Can-Read-Sight-Words-Unit-2_thum  You-Can-Read-Sight-Words-Unit-338223  You-Can-Read-Sight-Words-Unit-4133You-Can-Read-Sight-Word-Review133  You-Can-Read-Sight-Words-unit-54413  You-Can-Read-Unit-641  You Can Read Sight Words Unit 7

Want to know my thoughts on teaching my kids to read

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Playful Learning with Spielgaben ~ November 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 November 2014

 

Below you will see I have divided the post into 4 categories ~ Lessons We Enjoyed, Free Play, Mommy Inspired Play, and Nature & Inspiration Guide Play.

Lessons We Enjoyed

This month we continued 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 9-5, Center Pattern Design Play.

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We talked a lot about patterns, and symmetry all while we built something beautiful together.

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She loved seeing it grow as we took turns building.

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We also used a worksheet focusing on symmetry from set 9 Level 2. At first she couldn’t tell what it was and when she found out she was so excited!  She loves butterflies.

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Mommy Inspired Play

Recently my older son came to me and said, did you know L can add in her head?  I did not know this and he quizzed her on a few addition problems and sure enough she had it.  She was VERY proud of herself so I decided to expand on her joy.  I set up this simple addition activity and instantly she loved it.  I made three problems and wrote the answer choices on sticky notes and she put them in the right place.

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Then, she wanted to make problems for me, and even figured out the answers on her own and made me sticky notes to choose from!

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We went back and forth a few times, eventually ending up with a bunch of answers on sticky notes and a fun time of practicing addition together!

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Free Play

She loves Wikki Stix and she loves Spielgaben.  She asked if she could make something for each family member and got busy.  I am still not exactly sure what they are supposed to be, but we all got one.

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Two had already been handed out by the time I got the photo, we all love our little treats!

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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 you can see she had a fun building afternoon, making one right after another!

A fox…

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A tiger…

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Spielgaben has a special deal for our readers for a new upcoming version.

See the brand new version 4.0 here!

It will be retailed at US $449.50 which will be higher than the current version 3.0 since a lot more materials & processes will be involved when the product is officially launched. But 1+1+1=1 readers can own this new version for over 15% off with a discounted price of US $380 including shipping if you ORDER before Nov. 30, 2014.

Pre Order Special:  US $380 | AU $425 | GBP $237

Prices are approximate depending on conversion rates. All you need to do to claim your discount is send an email to [email protected] mentioning 1+1+1=1 and you will be provided with a discount coupon!

If reading this after Nov. 30, 2014, Please check directly with Spielgaben via email for current discount available, prices change with version updates and conversion rates.

You Can Read Sight Words ~ Unit 7

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, unit 5, and unit 6. You can see how we store ALL of our You Can Read stuff here.

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Here’s a post sharing You Can Read Unit 7 with Krash when he did it!  See all of Krash’s Kindergarten posts here.

We took two weeks to complete this unit, and I was very laid back with what we did each day. Some days she only did one YCR activity, also there are some I didn’t get photos of. My goal is that before we wrap up the unit, she know the words.  That’s how I decide when to end the unit.

Day One

Making her words using the little ledge on her shelf.

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Reading her easy reader to Sweenie.

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Connecting words to make shapes.

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Day Two

She enjoys taping together her word puzzles…

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Color by number sight word, with stickers.

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Day Three

Stamping words!

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We played BINGO, with Spielgaben pieces.

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Day Four

Using stickers to find words on the funny font page.

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Day Five

Stickers again for her Color by number sight word!

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Finding her words in the word search…

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She LOVES to play memory with the color y number word cards {we use K’s old set too}.

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Day 6

She used green 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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Her favorite ~ roll and read using Education Cubes printables! This week she adjusted it to KICK and read! Here’s a video of us playing kick and read

 

Here’s all of the work she completed during the unit!You Can Read Unit 7 -1928

 

Download the FREE printables for You Can Read Unit 7 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 and unit 6!

You-Can-Read-Sight-Words--Unit-1_thu[1]  You-Can-Read-Sight-Words-Unit-2_thum[1]  You-Can-Read-Sight-Words-Unit-33822  You-Can-Read-Sight-Words-Unit-413You-Can-Read-Sight-Word-Review13  You-Can-Read-Sight-Words-unit-5441  You-Can-Read-Unit-64

Want to know my thoughts on teaching my kids to read

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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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Spielgaben has a special deal for our readers for a new upcoming version.

See the brand new version 4.0 here!

It will be retailed at US $449.50 which will be higher than the current version 3.0 since a lot more materials & processes will be involved when the product is officially launched. But 1+1+1=1 readers can own this new version for over 15% off with a discounted price of US $380 including shipping if you ORDER before Nov. 15, 2014.

Pre Order Special:  US $380 | AU $425 | GBP $238

Prices are approximate depending on conversion rates. All you need to do to claim your discount is send an email to [email protected] mentioning 1+1+1=1 and you will be provided with a discount coupon!

If reading this after Nov. 15, 2014, Please check directly with Spielgaben via email for current discount available, prices change with version updates and conversion rates.