Kindergarten and 1st Grade Learning Apps

We have always used our iPads for learning in our homeschool.  Currently we are at the end of Ladybug’s Kindergarten year and have been enjoying some specific learning apps recently.1st Grade and Kindergarten Learning Apps

Note ~ we only have Apple products so that is the focus of what I am showing, but I have included Android links when available!

I have a folder on my iPad with her school apps and she sits with me as we work with these.  This isn’t the time I let her go and learn on her own, although she does that sometimes too.  I have specifically chosen these apps to help her practice basic reading and math skills she is currently learning, and to review skills she has already learned.

This is a screenshot from the page in this folder of the apps she currently uses the most right now.

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Learning App Folder on the iPad

 

Math BINGO ~ works on basic math facts, will grow with her since it has 3 levels and 4 operations.  Right now she is only using the easy level of addition. {Android}

Word BINGO ~ works on sight words, again with 3 levels.

Teach Me Kindergarten, 1st Grade ~ she calls this one “Teacher Mouse” and moved up to the 1st grade level recently. We both love it.

Splash Math 1st Grade ~ we both love this math app, and use it together to work through 1st grade skills.  She just started using this one.

Bob Books ~ I love these and so does she!  {Android}

Gappy Learns Reading ~ this one is just about too easy for her now but has been such a great fit for her all year.  It is an awesome early reading app. {Android}

Short Vowel Word Study ~ created by my friend Becky from This Reading Mama, this is an awesome word study app that is right at her level currently. {Android}

Montessori Crosswords ~ she doesn’t choose this one on her own but I choose it for her.  It’s great spelling practice. {Android}

Bugsy K Math & Bugsy K Reading ~ these aren’t my favorites, {they are good, just not as good as the ones above in my opinion} but she loves them. 

 

~The Visual Version ~

Short Vowel Word Study  Bob Books 1  Bob Books 2

Math BINGO  Splash Math 1st Grade  Montessori Crosswords

Teach Me Toddler  Word BINGO  Gappy's Words


Apps she used earlier in her Kindergarten year but aren’t used much now since she has progressed.

Great Kindergarten Learning Apps

Letter School ~ our favorite letter writing app {Android}

ABCs of God ~ just a beautifully done Bible based letter app, we love it

Gappy Learns Writing ~ Gappy is a favorite around here, this one is awesome {Android}

Starfall ABCs ~ we all love this one, right? {Android}


More App Collection Posts…

Alphabet Apps  Favorite Apps

What are YOUR favorite Kindergarten and 1st grade apps?

Bible Verse Printables Letter O

Our Raising Lil’ Rock Stars Bible Verse Printables for the Letter O are available to download for free! O  is for OBEY! This set is based on Psalm 119:44, I will always obey your law forever and ever.”

Bible Verse Printables Letter O Psalm 11944



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

She barely colored the coloring page this week, thus no action shot.  My coloring loving girl just wasn’t feeling it.

 

Color ~ Trace ~ Write the letter Oo…

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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. I didn’t get an action shot of this one!

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Here’s the work Ladybug did at home…

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Here she is practicing her verse tune…

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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 O in this video!  In case you don’t catch it, the tune is Happy Birthday.

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 O printables here!

Raising Lil' Rock Stars Letter O for Obey

 Scroll down until you see the graphic for letter O 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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You Can Read Sight Words ~ Unit 13

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, unit 8, unit 9, unit 10, unit 11 and unit 12.

You can see how we store ALL of our You Can Read stuff here.

Here’s a post sharing You Can Read Unit 13 with Krash when he did it!  See all of Krash’s Kindergarten posts here.

You Can Read Sight Words Unit 13

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…

BINGO…

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Color by number sight words, we worked on these together!

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Making words…

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Roll and graph…

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Sentence search…

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This unit went so quickly, she knew the words within a couple of days so we moved on!  I am excited to see her soaking it all in but a little sad it’s going by so quickly!

Her completed work…

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  Download the FREE printables for You Can Read Unit 13 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, unit 8, unit 9, unit 10, unit 11 and unit 12!

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See other reading posts below!

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Mr. Cookie Baker Kindergarten Literature Unit in Action

We are loving our Kindergarten Literature Units,  and recently completed Mr. Cookie Baker!

Mr. Cookie Baker Kindergarten Literature Unit in Action

We spread this unit out over two weeks, doing just a little each day.


Day One

On the first day we read the book together, and worked on our cookie graph together.

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She also completed the C is for Cookie activity, but I didn’t get a photo!

C is for Cookie Printable

 


Day Two

She loves working with money, so the coin matching and counting activity was a big hit.  We played “store” and bought and sold the cookies together, practicing naming the coins and adding them up.

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Practicing reading color words as she colors cookies.

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Day Three

Reading the book every day is probably her favorite thing. 

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We did the 3-Part Card matching…

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Unscramble and write the sentence

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Day Four

Sequencing the story…

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Drawing and writing

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Day Five

We used the Bible verse to discuss sharing cookies and how we want others to treat us.

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Comprehension questions at the end of the unit!

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Here’s a video of us doing the comprehension questions together…

 


Grand Finale ~ Cookie Baking

Of course we had to back cookies!  WE even used the recipe in the back of the book, which she LOVED!  My oldest son is our baker, so he led the entire process, which took a couple of days!

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All of our work from this unit!

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See our FREE printables for this unit here,

our Pinterest board here,

and our book and toy suggestions here!

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Leave a link in a comment, email me, or share on my Facebook page?


See More Kindergarten Literature Units here!

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See other Kindergarten Literature Units in action…

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You Can Read Word Families ~ AN Word Family

Recently we launched our new You Can Read Word Families program!  You can read more about it and see the first set shared, featuring _at word family printables. You can also see the _et Word Family in action here, our _ig Word Family in action here, the _op Word Family in action here, and the _ug word family in action here!

This week we are sharing _an word family printables with you!

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We will be releasing 15 sets {three for each short vowel}.  I have already released free _at Q-Tip Painting, _at Word Puzzles, _et Play Dough Mats, _et Funny Font Word Hunt, _ig Mini Book, _op Roll and Graph and _an Worksheets. Sometimes you may also find entire sets free within blog posts or in our newsletters or blog emails!  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 using these alongside of our You Can Read Sight Words. We basically just added this in to our other Kindergarten curriculum.

Here’s a peek at what we used during this unit. She is picking up the word families much quicker now so we aren’t using as many of the activities.  Once she has mastered the words and feels confident, we move on. That’s why you’ll see less in this post than previous posts. 

Making words with Perler Bead letters

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Roll and Graph ~ She chose to record by drawing animals and people in the boxes, see more ideas for using roll and graph here!

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Using her Perler Bead letters to identify beginning sounds.

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

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Word Puzzles!

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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. Funny thing, she’s advanced so much that she is circling all of the words on the page now! 

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I hang her work up by her desk each week, here’s an end of the week photo.

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Would you like the entire an word family set?  You can grab it for FREE here, only on my blog!

Or you can buy in my Teacher’s Notebook Shop here!

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Did you miss the AT word family printables, ET word family printablesIG word family printables, OP word family printables or UG word family printables?

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