Ideas for Using ~ Roll & Graph

I get questions frequently about certain printables I offer, from moms wanting to know what they are intended to be used for.  In honor of these questions, I am doing a series of blog posts, based on the printables I get the most questions about! If there is a printable included in a Preschool Pack, Tot Pack, or others, that you have wondered about, let me know in the comments and I will add it to my list of future posts!

Today I am going to share ideas for using Roll and Graph Printables

Ideas for Using Roll and Graph

I am certainly not the only one to offer these, they have been around for years.  I offer roll and graph printables in a few locations on my site, mostly within theme preschool packs.

 

I use the 1-5 graph when tots are just learning, this is what ladybug is using now.  I move up to the 1-10 graph after confidence with a 1-5 graph.  Ladybug began enjoying this activity around age 3 and now at age 3 1/2 it is one of her favorites.  Krash, who is 6 1/2 still loves these and participates often.

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The cube printable just needs to be cut out, folded and taped together.  I print mine on fast draft using cardstock, the cube is usually worthless after the unit is over and difficult to store, so I don’t put a lot of effort into making the cube perfect.  We throw it out when the unit is over for the week{s}.

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Almost all of my theme packs have a roll and graph activity, just browse around here!

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You can also find TONS of dot fun activities on Homeschool Creations, 2 Teaching Mommies, and more.

Here are a few of my ideas of how to use these printable in a variety of ways! If you have more ideas, leave them in the comments!


Dot Paint is just perfect for these and tots love it {usually}!  In the beginning, I have her roll the cube and find the matching graphic on the sheet.  I then point to where she is to mark and emphasize the number of dots she has.

It doesn’t take long for a child to learn where to mark on the graph, and this is a fabulous skill to have at a young age, making the basic graphing skills learned in Kindergarten and 1st grade so simple!

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Ladybug loves to pull out many colors of dot paint and make her graph a piece of artwork, sometimes I don’t allow this, sometimes I do!Roll and Graph Printables

Krash likes to select a “winner” before he starts and cheer for that graphic as he marks his page.  Ladybug just likes to fill up her entire page, and will keep rolling until she does!


A little take turns game is another awesome way to use these printable, teaching valuable game-playing skills with a simple activity.  I give each child a sheet and a dot marker, with one cube to roll.  They take turns rolling the cube and marking their own sheets.

Lots of comparing and contrasting is done during this activity, which is another great skill taught using these fun printables!Roll and Graph Printables


If you want to use the same sheet twice, I recommend grabbing a cookie sheet and some mini magnets and marking the answers that way. We have pom pom magnets and gem magnets.  I made both with a glue gun, mini magnets, and that’s it! It adds a different element to the same activity, and allows the sheet to be reused.

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We mainly use those items with our roll and graph printables, but you can get as creative as you want with marking the squares, many of the ideas shared in Ideas for Using Dot Fun Printables would also apply.Ideas for Using Dot Fun Printables

  • markers ~ color the squares
  • small stickers
  • balls of play dough

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Raising Rock Stars Kindergarten Bundle

RRSK Bundle

The RRSK Bundle is finally ready!  This has been a long creation process for me, mostly because Krash stopped using the RRSK program for a few reasons.  One-he finished up all of his K work early and the extra work was too easy for him.  Another reason-I am now using these the My ABC Bible Verses book and many of the RRSP/RRSK printables to teach our children’s church class-and he is in it!  He was becoming a bit of a “know-it-all” so I decided to stop doing the verse memory at home and have him review the verses with the rest of his class!  So, the units are only free through letter P,  since that’s all we did at home ~ although Ladybug will probably use them in the future!  But, the RRSK Bundle is ready and includes all of the units and a few extras packaged in for easy access. This post will share the details about what is included.

A note about purchasing, the bundle is $10, and gives you a private webpage where you go to download the files in bundled format {a zip folder}.  If you purchased RRSK Early Access, you do NOT need to purchase the bundle, the private page you already have was updated to include the bundle links! You can purchase the RRSK Bundle here. Remember, lessons A-P are free, in case you want to try it out first!

 

For each letter of the RRSK program you will have the following printables shown below.  Want to know more about the printables and the RRSK program, you can see the intro post here!

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Cut and Glue the Verse {with a tracer option if desired}…

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You can be creative with these and find small objects to put in the ovals.  Or simply draw pictures, or just write words!


Glitter and trace the sight word…

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We chose to use glue and glitter, but you can use these however you like!


Use the sight word and vocabulary word in a sentence…Slide9

On these pages, your child will show they know how to use the focus sight word in a sentence and also a special vocabulary word pulled from the memory verse.  This sheet gives a platform for discussion between teacher and child.


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Listen and Color {review shapes and colors}…Slide11

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Math Fun {a different Kindergarten skill is reviewed each week}…Slide12

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Math skills reviewed: Counting 1-20, patterns, sorting, measuring, counting backwards 10-1,number line,fractions,temperature,addition, ordering 1-30, graphing,estimation,calendar,times of day,money,days,months,clocks,ordinal #s,word problems,before/after #s,count by 5/10,positional words, andsubtraction.


Phonics {circle things that start with the letter}…Slide13

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Tell a Story {gives your child an opportunity to tell a story aloud while you write it down}Slide15

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A few extras…

Master Spreadsheet

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Notebook Covers

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Verse Tunes

Bible Verse Tunes

Verse Checklists

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FAQ…

I already purchased the RRSK Early Access, do I need to purchase this too?

NO!  The bundle downloads are located on the same webpage you were given when you bought early access!  Log back in and you’ll see them!  If you lost your info, just email me and give me your PayPal email and I can resend your info!

 

Should I use RRSP or RRSK with my child?

I used RRSP with Krash when he had just turned 4.  We added in the RRSK printables when he was in Kindergarten, at age 5.  If you work with the verses and the book for 2 years, it really gives your young child a solid foundation of 26 Bible verses and a good understanding of what they mean and what our faith is about.  The My ABC Bible Verses book is awesome and definitely worth going through twice!

 

What is the difference between the preschool{RRSP} and the kindergarten{RRSK} version?

You can see the intro to RRSP here to see what is taught. You can see the RRSP Bundle to see what extras you get when you purchase the bundle.  RRSK just extends the Bible verse work with more kindergarten level skills {tracing, various math skills, vocabulary words, phonics, story telling, sign language, listening skills, and more.}

 

What if I already have a Preschool or Kindergarten Curriculum, can I add this in?

Yes!  That is what we did!  We use Calvert as our base and used RRSP and RRSK as a way to bring in the Bible!  I often cut back on some of the Calvert work in PreK and K, and used the extra time to add the RRSP/RRSK work in.

 

What is the Members Only section and is that separate from all of this?

The Members Only section hosts PowerPoint shows.  You can see what is there now here.  This area hosts the PowerPoint shows that were made specifically for RRSP.  You could use them for RRSK also, but the colors, numbers, and a few other things were focused on RRSP skills.  The MO section is a separate purchase.  You can see more about the different items I offer for sale here.

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Summer Sight Word Work

Summer Sight Word Work

My boys are working on the Summer Challenge, and one of the ways they earn points is by doing extra schoolwork.  PacMan has the Summer Bridge 4th-5th workbook and it is perfect for solid review.  I may order Krash the K-1st edition if he completes what I already have for him, we’ll see!  Currently Krash is hard at work using printables!

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I have two main goals for him during our review time, handwriting practice and sight word review.  Sure, there are other things we will review, but those are my two simple goals.  Simple helps keep me focused and not get too overwhelmed.

I made him packets, based on the You Can Read units.  Here is his Unit 1 Review Packet.  On top, I put the box handwriting practice…Summer Learning Kindergarten (3 of 4)

Under that, I added an extra printable set I am creating.  If you use YCR, you are familiar with the “Find the Words in the Sentence” printable, it looks like this:Slide19

I took those same sentences and made a handwriting practice sheet for each sentence, the first worksheet is shown below…Summer Learning Kindergarten (4 of 4)

This style helps with so many objectives; including handwriting, sight words, reading, sentence structure, punctuation, grammar, comprehension and more.Summer Learning Kindergarten (2 of 4)

I am in the process of creating sentence practice worksheets for all 18 units of You Can Read.  The bundled set will be added into the You Can Read Bundle.

For now, I am offering what I have for FREE, if any of you want to try them out as some extra summer work for your rising first grader!  I have completed the first 4 units and put them together with the box handwriting printables {also a YCR extra} for a free Summer Sight Word Work packet! 

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More Summer Work…

We are also using another freebie for our summer work, The Handwriting Book from Growing Kinders.

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I LOVE these pages, for so many reasons, they touch on so many skills.  Summer Learning Kindergarten (2 of 7)

 

Finally, I have a notebook I put together for him, using some free samples from Creative Teaching Press.  I just browsed through their workbooks and printed a few that are at his review level.  Summer Learning Kindergarten (7 of 7)


Motivation

Krash is motivated to do work like this in the summer thanks to our Summer Challenge.  Recently he got his first prize, a Beyblade!  Here he was moments before he earned it, working hard!

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Happy Summer Learning!

Raising Rock Stars Kindergarten ~ P

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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 are only doing the Bible memory work since he has mastered all of the other skills included in the RRSK packs.

Here is Krash singing letter P for you, the tune is “Twinkle Twinkle.”   The printable written out the way you sing it for LETTER P is here! He was a bit off with the tune in the beginning, and Ladybug is playing with the marble track in the background, so I am sorry for the poor quality!  Hopefully you can catch the tune despite these obstacles!

If you have RRSK Early Access or the RRSP Bundle, there is now a file with all of the verse tunes available!

RRSK Letter Pp 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-Tt available in the early access section.

ABC Easy Reader

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There’s a new ABC Easy Reader up on the website! The book goes through each letter like this…

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With the “song” at the end…

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If you missed the intro post, here’s how to load these books onto your iPad or other device!

Remember, you can also print the easy readers as flashcards or a mini book, here’s a post on scaling down PDF files in case you aren’t sure how!abc flashcards


The following Easy Readers are all available for FREE also!

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