Kindergarten with Krash ~ RRSK/Mm & Nn, Star Wars

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You Can Read: Review

RRSK: Letter Mm & Nn

Theme: Star Wars


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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.

I haven’t posted in awhile, so I am combining letter Mm and Nn in this post!

Gluing his letter M verse…

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Tracing Letter N…IMG_3067

Gluing Letter N…IMG_3236

Calendar Math from Letter N pack…IMG_3242

 

Here is Krash singing letter M for you, the tune is “Are You Sleeping.”   The printable written out the way you sing it for LETTER M is here!

 

Here is Krash singing letter N for you, the tune is “If You’re Happy and You Know It.”   The printable written out the way you sing it for LETTER N is here!

RRSK Letter Mm and Nn 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-Rr available in the early access section.


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Krash has completed all 18 units from You Can Read, so we are spending time reviewing the words he knows!  Here’s a bit of what we have done together recently.

I gave him the final word reading assessment {YCR add-on}, he only missed a few and was really excited!IMG_1924

He completed the 10 minute writing words assessment and wrote 28 words on his own!IMG_1929

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We played unit review BINGO…IMG_3385

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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 moving along and I am honestly so thrilled with K’s progress, he has mastered th, ch, and sh!IMG_3136

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He loved the feed the mouse activity!IMG_3147 

He really enjoys his reading book, I even caught him reading during his free time one day {a RARE thing for this active boy}

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imageIt was Star Wars week for Krash!  It was his choice and he now knows ALL of the characters and everything else.  Daddy LOVED Star Wars as a kid so had a blast watching the movies with the boys for the first time.

Matching characters and names…IMG_2482

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I made the props into magnets on our cookie sheet, he and Ladybug both loved these!

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We made words using the Read, Build, Write cards.  He doesn’t love these so we only did a few.  He likes them a lot better using the cookie sheet and the matching character!

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Finding shapes…IMG_2814

Working on the Starfighter book…IMG_3059

His big brother was at a used books sale with a friend and found 5 Star Wars books and bought them for Krash!!!  I was thrilled with his kindness and so was Krash!IMG_4238


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Krash spends most morning playing, he isn’t allowed to “play” with electronics, but is free to choose anything else for the most part.  I loved the day he chose dominoes and built this!IMG_3167

 

We are still enjoying www.Cookie.com.  It has tons of cute games for young kids and the layout of the site is easy to navigate.  Here he was reading one of the stories.IMG_2754

I recently upgraded on Starfall to the “More Starfall” section for Ladybug, it is her favorite site and she was THRILLED to have the rest of the games open up!  Thankfully there’s lots on it for Krash too, here he was doing some addition…IMG_3364

 

iPad learning fun. We have received many free apps lately, I have been sharing them all on my Facebook page as we find them, so be sure to follow me over there if you are interested!  Apps by Auryn gave away a free book a day for the month of March-K’s favorites are definitely the Miko books!  We have also gotten 2 new Toca Boca apps…Toca Store and Toca Kitchen Monsters!  Here they are playing Toca Store-which encourages 2 kids to interact together and take turns, it is wonderful!IMG_4234

I get asked a lot about our iPad 2 case-it’s the Trident Kraken II and yes we love it! See all of our posts about iPad apps and more here! The stylus we have that he uses sometimes is this one.


A few items we used…

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Easy Readers for iPads and Tablets

Easy Readers

I am beginning to create something new,  Easy Readers that your kids can read on your iPad or other device!  You could also print them, but the main purpose in putting these together is to build up a simple easy reader collection for FREE!  So far I have added the following easy reader books…

Octonauts Easy Reader  On the Farm Easy Reader  Rainbows Easy Reader

 

You can download these and any other easy readers I add for FREE here on the Easy Readers Webpage!


How to download one of my free easy reader books to your device…

Instructions for iPad, definitely the easiest and most user friendly.  I created the easy readers with my iPad in mind!

  1. Make sure you have downloaded iBooks onto your device.
  2. Open the Easy Readers Webpage, from your device.
  3. Click on the book you want to download.
  4. On my iPad, after the pdf opens there is a little box in the upper right hand corner that says “Open in iBooks” I click that and it brings the book into iBooks and the book stays there! 
  5. Want to read again? Launch iBooks for your child and have fun reading any books you have downloaded!  I made covers for each book with clear graphics so your child can easily see which book s/he would like to choose if you just open your iBooks screen, they appear nicely on the “shelves.”


Instructions for Kindle Fire, my husband has this so I tested it out-not nearly as simple as an i device.  The PDFs read and scroll fine, but when in landscape mode the page is a bit too large and cannot scroll smaller.  If you turn it to portrait mode, the page is smaller but it show the full page all at once.

  1. Open the Easy Readers Webpage, from your device.
  2. Click on the book you want to download.
  3. After the pdf file downloads, click on the little yellow image shown below, then click on “downloads” {green}IMG_4232
  4. You will then see the file you just downloaded.
  5. In order to have the files STAY on your Fire, you need to follow the instructions to email docs to your kindle email address.  It does not support the graphics on the first page, the pages are just plain. Or you can just go back to your downloads screen, I believe they stay there.

As for other tablets, I have no clue!  You can experiment to see how PDF files are supported for your particular device.


Want to Print?

  1. Print at full size and slip the pages into sheet protectors to make your own book.  Tie the sheet protectors through the holes with string, or use a folder with prongs.
  2. Scale down the PDF to make a half or quarter size book.

I hope to add more easy readers to the collection, Krash and Ladybug are really enjoying the ones we have so far!  Krash has requested Skylanders, Star Wars, and a few more so I better get busy!  These are very easy for him to read, but he loves that.  He is beyond this type of easy reader but it is a nice confidence boost for him.  Ladybug will just be getting into this level of reader soon!



Octonauts Printables

Octonauts Tot Pack  Octonauts Kindergarten Printables 

Ladybug will be 3 in April, let’s just not even talk about that-how did she get this OLD?  She chose an Octonauts theme for her little party, so I decided to have Octonauts school week too!  Krash saw me working on her pack, and asked for some Kindergarten work too!  So, I made both, honestly all 3 of my kids like this show-even the 9 year old!  Not familiar? It comes on Disney Junior, here is the website. 


You can download these for free on my website…

Octonauts Tot Pack

{more included, just a sample shown}Octonauts Tot Pack

Octonauts Kindergarten Printables

{scroll until you see the Octonauts button and click on the text link under it “Octonauts Printables”}Octonauts Kindergarten Printables

 


Looking for more Tot Packs, Preschool Packs, or Kindergarten Packs?

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You can also now use my navigational menu up at the top of the blog.  Find direct links to all Tot Packs, Preschool Packs, and Kindergarten Packs we have! Hover over the main group, then let the menu drop down, and then out to the right again!



Kindergarten with Krash … Skylanders

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You Can Read: review

RRSK: Letter Mm {I have NO photos of it!}

Theme: Skylanders


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We used assessment and review materials from You Can Read.  He has completed all 18 of the base units!  We are taking a break fro You Can Read as a whole, but may bring in the color and number word units soon.  We will be focusing on lots of review at this point in the school year, and playing tons of word games.

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he was thrilled that he knew more words this time around!IMG_1933

He did the 10 minute writing word assessment also and was thrilled with how many words he could write!IMG_1929

This is the Teacher’s Prompt sheet.  All of these assessment materials and more are a part of the You Can Read Bundle!IMG_1930

Check out Word Play ideas here, and add yours!

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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.

I plan to up our All About Reading work now that our You Can Read work is complete.  We didn’t do any All About Reading work during Skylanders time, as he was VERY into Skylanders and I worked in his reading practice through the theme!


Skylanders Kindergarten Printables

Our Skylanders school theme lasted for 2 weeks, he absolutely LOVED it!IMG_1553

Matching names, using our mini pocket chart, and his Skylanders…IMG_1737

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Dot painting fractions…IMG_1650

I made him Skylander paper for his Morning Messages, he LOVED this! {I just copied clipart onto plain lined paper using Publisher.}IMG_1592

Matching rhyming words…IMG_1596

Matching descriptive sentences…IMG_1597

Seriously, does it get any better than this?  He was working on cutting out the SKylanders to sort them…IMG_1607

Taping names in the correct boxes…IMG_1748

He used our Rainbow Blocks a LOT to make different forts for his Skylanders, this was just one of them!IMG_1651

One day I looked over and saw the Skylanders using my slippers as transportation devices…IMG_1834


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Here he was copying his Bible verse in his Calendar Notebook on the left, and on the right he was working on a drawing from our Draw, Write, Now book…

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He loves the We Choose Virtues characters.  He always asks to look at the cards!IMG_1773

We finished up learning a lot about Brazil & South America through Little Passports.  This sheet is from Montessori Print Shop, we used it to identify South American animals together!IMG_1780

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iPad learning fun, always fun to see where and how he chooses to sit!IMG_2025

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I get asked a lot about our 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…

Visit Preschool Corner {& 5K too} for more fun learning ideas!



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…

Visit Preschool Corner {& 5K too} for more fun learning ideas!


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