Kindergarten with Krash ~ RRSK/Ll, YCR/Unit 18, Theme/Webkinz

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You Can Read: Unit 18 {new, was, under, be}

RRSK: Letter Ll

Theme: Webkinz


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You can download all of the printables for this unit FREE here on the main RRSK page, just scroll down until you see them!  We have backed off from doing all 10 of the provided activities in the RRSK units.  As he progresses, some items aren’t necessary anymore and either we skip them or go through them quickly.  My main goal in using the RRSK lessons is the Bible work and simple review of other K skills.

Here he is taping his verse together, he prefers tape over glue…IMG_1437

He likes the new RRSK Verse Check list.  He was excited to get his star for all of the verses he remembered.  He only struggled with Letter B, but after a few times, he remembered it!  IMG_1444

He completed the graphing activity and really liked this.  All those roll and graph games in Preschool Packs really helped a lot!IMG_1529

Here is Krash singing letter L for you, the tune is “London Bridge.”  This is a tricky one, he never quite got it, so I sang along with him.  We always continue to practice them even after the week is over!  The printable written out the way you sing it is here!

RRSK Letter Ll Printables Here!

If you want early access to printables beyond what I have blogged about, you can see info about purchasing here!  Currently I have units Aa-Pp available in the early access section.


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We used unit 18 from You Can Read.  Here’s a glimpse into some of the You Can Read work he did.  He didn’t quite grasp these words in one week, so we are using them again next week too.  Here he has his notebook set up, we use our Education Cubes inserts on the cover during the week and then transfer them to our cubes for word play.  IMG_1531

He was working on putting his words together…IMG_1534

He always loves BINGO…IMG_1535

He circled words using our dry erase activity board, then pointed them out by color and read them to me.IMG_1875

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We made words with cubes and played the game we played in this post!IMG_1792

Check out Word Play ideas here, and add yours!


We began reviewing All About Reading Level 1 awhile ago, and Krash continues to make consistent progress.  You can read more about why we are choosing to review this homeschool reading program here in our “Current Curriculum” post {see FAQ}.

I wrote a lot about our initial thoughts and experiences with AAR in this Kindergarten with Krash post.

Recently we hit a big milestone in reading, lesson 16 in All About Reading which introduces the digraph “th.”  I knew this would be a bit tricky for Krash we we did the same lesson twice.  Thankfully he loved the egg flipping activity!

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imageIt was Webkinz week for Krash and he loved it!  We brought all of our Webkinz friends down to the schoolroom for the week, which was a big treat for all of the kids!IMG_1522

He loved his Webkinz work, here he was writing a sentence about a frog.  He was intimidated at first, but once he did it he thought it was easy!  He is using a neat spacing tool I have had for years {here is a set of 20 on Amazon, but we bought ours individually at a teacher store}.  I use these when my kids are first starting to write sentences so they master spacing right off the bat.  You can easily use a popsicle stick for a spacer if you don’t have this nifty tool.  IMG_1431

He really liked matching the sentences to the animals…IMG_1519

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Sorting rhyming words…IMG_1399

He did all of the printables, I just didn’t take photos!


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He had tons of fun with the magnetic pattern blocksIMG_1622

We found a new fun website thanks to Pinterest, www.Cookie.com.  It has tons of cute games for young kids and the layout of the site is easy to navigate.  Krash has already found a few favorites.  PacMan was sweet and looked through it with him to help him find games he might enjoy!  Here he was playing “Counting Coins.”

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iPad learning fun. Here he was playing Teach Me First Grade!  He has gotten so far in it!IMG_1391

I get asked a lot about our new case-it’s the Trident Kraken II and yes we love it! Educational iPad Apps here, also, iPad Apps-part 2!  The stylus we have that he uses sometimes is this one.


A few items we used…

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Skylanders Kindergarten Printables

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Skylanders Kindergarten PrintablesI shared this new Skylanders Kindergarten Pack on my Facebook page last week!  Krash is in love with Skylanders and requested a Skylanders school week.  I got busy and the hugs and screams of excitement I got when he saw it made it ALL worth it! If you have a kids like Krash, you might get some big hugs with this one too!

If you are clueless, Skylanders is a video game.  My husband and I bought it on a whim for the boys for Christmas-they had never even heard of it.  It took about a month and then they were really into it.  Our whole family loves it, even Ladybug!

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I hope many of you will be able to enjoy the following activities with your kids!

Identifying coins, I added in a few other sheets as we are getting into this with Krash…

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Basic Fractions…

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Sorting…Slide9

Addition…Slide6

Matching descriptive sentences…

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Rhyming Words…

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Krash is learning digraphs in All About Reading, so I added an activity focusing on that for him…

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Labeling characters…Slide17

Fill in the Blanks…Slide18

Write a sentence…Slide19

 

3-part cards, use for matching words to images or play a memory game with them!

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I hope many of you can use these new Free Kindergarten Printables

and I hope to have more soon! 


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Letter Tracing Printables

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Trace LettersThese letter tracing printables have been available for some time now but I have been asked to bundle them up for easy access and I finally finished!  The new Let’s Trace Letters bundle is available in my Teacher’s Notebook Shop for $1.25!  It includes a full page of prep {focusing on strokes}, and a full page to practice each letter.  I use the green dot {GO}, red star {STOP} method which worked well with Krash.

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If you can’t afford or aren’t interested in purchasing the bundle above, you can get all of these printables for FREE!!!!  Here’s how!  Go to the main RRSP page and scroll down until you see this…

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Click on the letter you want and it will bring you to the resource page for that letter.  Scroll down until you see the cover verse page and click on that image to download the entire unit, in it you will find the letter prep and tracing for that letter!  It takes a bit more time but it’s free!

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The only item that you can’t get for free are the flashcards.  These are from the RRSP Bundle, and were added to the Let’s Trace Letters bundle as a special bonus! Tracing Flashcards


Also in my Teacher’s Notebook Shop…

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Kindergarten w/Krash ~ RRSK/Kk, YCR/Unit 17, Angry Birds

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You Can Read: Unit 17 {too, they, must, on}

RRSK: Letter Kk

Theme: Angry Birds


Something New…

Krash has become a tad bit bitter about his Workboxes, so I decided to switch things up for him.  We have switched to a notebook type system and so far he loves it!  He has 3 notebooks,  the 3 notebooks are:

  1. Current Theme {Angry Birds right now}
  2. You Can Read/RRSK {there is a divider in the middle, but I decided to share these 2 programs}
  3. Morning Message

Here he was working during his independent time, coloring his sight words.  I gave him choices as he browsed through his 2 notebooks filled with his weekly work.  I directed him to things that could be done independently and had him choose.IMG_0271

In the You Can Read section, I created a little photo collage of all of the Word Play options he can choose from.  He loved this, and this is where he saw the ping pong balls in the cups idea and chose it {details below}IMG_0251

This is his new Morning Message notebook.  I write him a daily message and we read it together and use it to focus on different skills.  Here he was using a highlighter to find all of the words he could read on his own!IMG_0249

It is a simple lined page I created in Publisher.  I added images to pages featuring many of his favorite characters!


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You can download all of the printables for this unit FREE here on the main RRSK page, just scroll down until you see them!  We have backed off from doing all 10 of the provided activities in the RRSK units.  As he progresses, some items aren’t necessary anymore and either we skip them or go through them quickly.  My main goal in using the RRSK lessons is the Bible work and simple review of other K skills.

He always traces his verse on Day 1…IMG_0066

Putting his verse together on day 2, you can see him practicing the song!IMG_0135

 

Here is Krash singing letter K for you, the tune is “She’ll Be Coming Around the Mountain.”  The printable written out the way you sing it is here!

RRSK Letter Kk Printables Here!

If you want early access to printables beyond what I have blogged about, you can see info about purchasing here!  Currently I have units Aa-Pp available in the early access section.


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We used unit 17 from You Can Read.  Here’s a glimpse into some of the You Can Read work he did. 

Tracing with his highlighter…IMG_0069

Finding words in sentences…IMG_0498

Using pom pom magnets {hot glue magnets to pom poms} to find his words…IMG_0634

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We saw a new word play game and Krash chose it from the sheet I printed in his notebook.  First Pac quizzed him on his sight words, we make stacks of words he reads quickly and words he doesn’t know as well. IMG_0256

I wrote all of the trouble words on little sticky notes and attached them to plastic cups.  He set up the Angry Birds all around the area.IMG_0258

First, he launched the Angry Birds into the cups, but this was hard.  IMG_0262

I convinced him to switch to ping pong ball rolling.  IMG_0266

He had to read the word on the cup when the ball landed in it.  If he was correct he kept it.  He also had to re-read all of the words he had already collected!

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Check out Word Play ideas here, and add yours!


We began reviewing All About Reading Level 1 awhile ago, and Krash continues to make consistent progress.  You can read more about why we are choosing to review this homeschool reading program here in our “Current Curriculum” post {see FAQ}.

I wrote a lot about our initial thoughts and experiences with AAR in this Kindergarten with Krash post.

We are still moving along in AAR, here he was working with me, and the cat.  On the bottom right you can see how I help focus him while he reads from his fluency practice paper.  

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We are starting back up with fun themes, Krash chose Angry Birds first!  We began by gathering every Angry Bird item we had.  Thankfully they got tons for Christmas from the grandparents so we had a wonderful assortment to play with!  We made an Angry Birds Sensory/Imagination Bin, which included all of our toys…IMG_0482

Krash had fun exploring, one day I saw him line up the pigs by size…IMG_0186

He and Ladybug played with the Knock on Wood game pieces a lot…IMG_0190

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He loved his Angry Birds notebook, which was filled with all of his Angry Birds Kindergarten Printables.  He chose what he wanted to do each day.  The very first day, he colored a coloring page  I found online and sipped it into the cover.

Dot painting fractions…IMG_0286

We used the Angry Birds we created with our number line.  The bigger ones would cover up groups of 2-3 numbers and he loved the challenge!IMG_0303

Using game pieces to find words that rhyme with pig…IMG_0309

Dot painting sight words he can read…IMG_0289

We found the Angry Birds Math worksheet here.  He loved this…

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Matching and identifying coins and their values…

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More and Less…IMG_0241

See my Angry Birds board on Pinterest

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He enjoyed the Busy Hands Play Dough box combined with our winter sensory binIMG_0076

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iPad learning fun. He graduated from Teach Me Kindergarten to Teach Me First Grade!  He was SO excited to buy 1st grade!  I LOVE the new level, for .99 this app is amazing!Teach Me 1st Grade App

I get asked a lot about our new case-it’s the Trident Kraken II and yes we love it! Educational iPad Apps here, also, iPad Apps-part 2!  The stylus he is using is this one.


Krash was my Instagram star of the week!  As I looked back through our photos I noticed that there were tons of my little guy!  A few of these moments were not captured with the good camera for the blog, so I thought I would share them too since most of you aren’t on Instagram with me!

Watching his new favorite show, Octonauts…

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Working in his Morning Message Notebooks, and coloring Angry Birds…

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Gymnastics fun!  He goes once a week and absolutely loves it!

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Working on a Skylanders shopping list for school, and playing Connect 4 Launchers with me!

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Watching Angry Birds on YouTube, playing Teach Me 1st Grade while Pac cheers him on!

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A few items we used…

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Jake and the Never Land Pirates Kindergarten Printables

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Jake and the Neverland Pirates PrintablesI had NO idea how popular Jake was until I posted the “coming soon” update on my Facebook page!  Apparently my son isn’t the only one who enjoys Jake and the Never Land Pirates! These were released over on my Facebook page last week, so be sure to “like” 1+1+1=1 so you don’t have to wait for the blog post!

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I hope many of you will be able to enjoy the following activities with your kids!

Using a number line…

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Greater than and less than, using the alligator mouth as a visual aid.Slide4

Identifying coins…

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Counting by 5’s…Slide7

Basic Fractions…

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Sorting…Slide10

Matching descriptive sentences…

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Easy reader…

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Rhyming Words…

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Sight Words, fill in the blank, use tracer for younger kids, fill in the blank for older!

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Labeling characters…

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Write a sentence…

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3-part cards, use for matching words to images or play a memory game with them!

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I hope many of you can use these new Free Kindergarten Printables

and I hope to have more soon!


Here are a few more ideas that would go along well with Jake…

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