You Can Read Sight Words Review Unit 1-4

It’s review time with You Can Read since we completed unit one, unit two, unit 3, and unit 4!  Because I never want to move her too quickly, we do tons of review along the way and also take a week out {at least} every 4 lessons to do a full review week. I also slow units down as needed, as this is a mastery program {meaning I don’t want to add new words until she has mostly mastered the previous words}.

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

You Can Read Sight Word Review



Assessment

At the beginning of our review week I did a word reading assessment.  She missed 2 on the first try, you can see those below in the purple pen. At the end of the review week I repeated the assessment {in pink} and she could quickly read all of the words!

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Bitsboard Review

I created review units for the Bitsboard app and they include more words which makes the games more fun. We played games on Bitsboard to review words from units 1-4 all week!

Here’s the very basic instructions for finding and using the You Can Read units on the Bitsboard app {which I am fairly certain is only Apple}

  • Open Bitsboard
  • Select “Catalog” over on the right, it’s blue at the top
  • Select “Shared” it’s in the middle at the top
  • Type “You Can Read” in the search area on the top right
  • Boards should show up, bad news they don’t sort them in order so it takes a bit to find the unit or review unit you are looking for.

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Shoot the Sight Words

This was the first time Ladybug had the fun experience of shooting sight words!  She loved it!

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Review BINGO

We used the Review BINGO board, this is a simple and easy review!

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See a video of us in action here!

 

 

Sight Word Caterpillar Play

we used all of our sight word caterpillar circles to play smack the word.

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See a video of us in action with me calling the words and Ladybug doing the smacking…

 

Here’s another video showing Ladybug calling the words for me to smack.  It’s a good review to do it both ways!

 

We also used them to find words in our easy readers.

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We had lots of fun with our review.  I especially like that I decided to keep the caterpillar circles in the pocket chart this time {I stuck them to a wall with Krash} so we could use them a lot.  She loves getting them down to play with!


 

Download the FREE printables for You Can Read 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, and unit 4!

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Many of the ideas we use for review come from Word Play ~ Learning to Read is FUN!

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Bible Verse Printables ~ Letter F

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Our Raising Lil’ Rock Stars Bible Verse Printables for the Letter E are available to download for free!  F is for FOLLOW! This set is based on Matthew 4:19, “Come, follow me, Jesus said, “and I will make you fishers of men” 

We used the group version in my children’s church class of 4 & 5 year olds and really enjoyed it.

I am using the home bundle with Ladybug as a review, working on the verses again later on.  For example, in my class we are on the letter L right now, but at home we just worked on our review of letter F. She is in my children’s church class so she is getting the group teaching and then getting it again at home with me.

 

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

She loves the coloring page. She likes to make it match.

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Color ~ Trace ~ Write the letter Ff

Since she dislikes this page for now, we used Wikki stix for the middle set of letters, and she happily wrote the last set of letters and colored the first!

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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.

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We have a banner at church, which you can see a glimpse of here on Instagram. Here is  our home banner!

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Here’s the work Ladybug did at home…

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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 F in this video!  In case you don’t catch it, the tune is Row, Row, Row Your Boat.

Seeds Family Worship also has a wonderful version of this verse on their CD Seeds of Purpose, it’s #11 “Fishers of Men.” See it here on Amazon!

 

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 F printables here!

Scroll down until you see the graphic for letter F and click on it to download the PDF file.

Bible Verse Printables Letter F

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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Shooting Sight Words ~ Learning to Read is FUN!

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Years ago when Krash was learning to read, my husband took over homeschool one day.  This was what I walked in and saw ~ shooting sight words with Nerf guns!

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Needless to say, this was a FAVORITE way to practice sight words for my son and we brought the idea back recently with my daughter who was reviewing her You Can Read sight words! She LOVED it and Krash helped her out and enjoyed being a part of the fun again.  He remembered doing this when he was younger!

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We just write the words she is reviewing in bubbles on a dry erase board.

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She uses the Nerf darts with the suction cups on the ends to shoot the word I call out! Simple, effective and FUN!  Lots of giggles too!

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See a video clip of us playing here on YouTube, or the shorter version here on Instagram! In the longer video below you’ll see we switched to sentences instead of bubbles in the end.  This is another variation of making the game work in different ways.

See more Word Play ideas here!

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You Can Read Sight Words ~ Unit 4

We are in full swing now with You Can Read since we officially started back to homeschool on August 11!  Along with adding these new words, we also reviewed the previous 12 words from unit one, unit two, and unit 3.

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

 

Unit Organization

You can see how we store ALL of our You Can Read stuff here.  For current units I use thisYou-Can-Read--7714_thumb11[1] metal file container {Target} and hanging folders.  The pink ones are You Can Read units, the yellow are her Kindergarten Literature Unit Study Printables. I have a daily lesson plan for both in a sheet protector in the front.  The You Can Read printable lesson plan is here.

I have been asked a lot how we do things so I am trying to outline it for you as much as possible!  I am not sure if I will blog all the way through You Can Read like this, but if it is helpful, I might, let me know! Below you will see exactly what we did on each day and how I spread it out.

 

Day One

Making her words using the little ledge on her shelf.

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Connecting the words to make shapes.

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Color by number sight word, mom.

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Day Two

Here is the before shot for day 2.

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She chose to play Bitsboard first, we played a few games to practice her words. See more about Bitsboard in our first YCR post.

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Here’s a video clip of Bitsboard in action.

 

She was not happy with me.  I didn’t laminate her puzzles, just used cardstock and that was not to her liking.  She grumbled through the entire thing.

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Day Three

Our third day of lessons with these words…

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We played BINGO, with Spielgaben pieces.

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Color by number sight word

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Dot Painting her funny font words…

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Finishing up with stamping words!

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Day Four

Day 4 with these words.

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She would play Toss and Read with our Education Cubes inserts every day, she LOVES this!

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Here’s a video clip of us playing!

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Using dot paint to do her word search…

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Play Dough Words…

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More play with Bitsboard…

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Day Five

We began with finding words in sentences.  I had her use two different colors of markers.

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She used pink to circle words from this week, and purple 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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Color by word…

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She loves playing memory with her color by number sight words combined with the words Krash made when he was in Kindergarten.  Once we are done for the week, we laminate hers and add them with his and play!

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Here’s a video clip of us playing…

 

She didn’t learn all 4 words as quickly, and I noticed a bit of memory loss with review words, but was totally fine with that!  I knew a review week was coming next, and we needed it! Our next post will share all we did for a solid review week!

Here’s most of her completed work from the time we spent with these words…

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Download the FREE printables for You Can Read Unit 4 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, and unit 3!

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Be sure to see our Word Play ~ Learning to Read is FUN! post for more fun reading ideas.

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Playful Learning with Spielgaben ~ August 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 August 2014
We officially started school August 11, with a 4 day week, and then a 2 day week.  So yes, we started but we don’t really get into a consistent 5 day routine until after Labor Day. 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 It is a long post, I hope these categories help you find what you are interested in reading.


Lessons We Enjoyed

This month we continued our work with Set 7. 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 7-2 Finding a Parent Shape. Spielgaben 7-2

This was a pretty easy lesson for her, but as usual she enjoyed it. we built parent shapes by using the single shapes.  Gradually we expanded each shape also.

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We also completed Lesson 7-3 A Building Game. Spielgaben 7-3

Again, this one was pretty easy, as she matched solid shapes to flat shapes. We do lots of talking during these lessons, so even if it’s easier, the vocabulary is learned and reinforced.

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She struggled a bit more with Lesson 7-5, Spinning Top Game.

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First we built different stars together, this is the part that was a challenge for her.

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After we built various stars using different shapes, we added a few small circles to one of them to make a top.  The guide said to use double sided tape but we didn’t have any so we used school glue.

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This was a BIG hit, she loved it.  It was pretty fragile but it did spin well!

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Free Play

I don’t always catch her free play creations, but I did capture this one.  It’s Stitch from Lili & Stitch.

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Mommy Inspired Play

I like setting up different challenges for her.This was a basic color sorting game, with a fine motor emphasis.  At first she told me she didn’t like my game. I nonchalantly said, “OK, I am going to play, you can join me if you want!”

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Look who was with me before even a few seconds passed.  She loved it!  Girl can be so stubborn when something isn’t her initial idea!

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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.  Here she was building a butterfly.  This one was difficult for her and she needed a bit of help to get the design going. Spielgaben -0180 We talked a lot about symmetry as she worked on this one! Spielgaben -0195


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