Raising Rocks Stars KINDERGARTEN ~ Introduction and Details

Raising Rock Stars Kindergarten



I had no plans of expanding Raising Rock Stars Preschool {RRSP}, but really didn’t want Krash to be done with the program.  I prayed about expanding it for his Kindergarten needs, and came up with a few sample activities many months ago.  It sat on my computer and I didn’t feel led to dive into development until recently and now I am so excited to announce that Raising Rock Stars KINDERGARTEN is a reality!

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This post will share details about each activity included in the sets and how I recommend using them.  This post is also linked up on the main sheet of each printable unit so you can easily refer back to it!

The idea behind RRSK is not to be a complete Kindergarten program, it is to be able to pull in the Bible verses again with the option of adding in a few Kindergarten level activities.  We use a full Kindergarten program-Calvert and also use You Can Read, as well as many themes {using Preschool Packs and Kindergarten Printables}.

For Krash I wanted to bring back the Bible verses, and for other families I thought this would offer a nice way to group older and younger children together. You can easily use a combo of RRSP and RRSK with multiple children of different ages.  Your Kindergartener can even repeat activities s/he enjoyed from the RRSP units too. Some of you who are using RRSP currently may find that your preschooler would enjoy some of these additional activities also!

There is no set of rules on how to use these units-just do what works for your family and your child!Below I will share the printables and what I was thinking when they were created, but know that you could use many of them in a variety of ways!

We are going to do the units in ABC order {since learning to write the letters is not a factor as it is in RRSP, which is why they are presented out of order} just for simplicity, but you could do these in any order and even match the letter to what your preschooler is doing if you are trying to unit kiddos.

Each unit will have the same intro sheet with links to the main page and other helpful posts {this post being one of them}, including troubleshooting tips for PDF files..

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The 2nd sheet will be specific to the letter, providing a direct link to RRSP printables that I recommend pulling in as supplements.

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We are personally pulling in the following RRSP printables each week {this may change}…

Aa Bible verse  Aa application  Aa song  Aa easy reader

 

I am also in the process of creating a set of printables with the Bible verses set to familiar tunes.

RRSP Verse TunesThese are in the bundle as one file or available as a single download on the letter page for RRSP.  For example the printable for verse tune Aa is located here on the Letter Aa RRSP webpage.

 

The specific RRSK printables…

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Trace the Verse…Have your child work on saying the verse while tracing it, use the dry erase activity center, or slip it in a sheet protector if you want to.  If you want a keepsake then have your child trace directly on the page!

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Cut and Glue the Verse…there are a few options of how you could use this based on your child.  Personally I will be precutting the words of the solid set on the right and having Krash glue the words on to the traceable set to start with.  We will work towards using the blanks page to glue onto as he develops more.  Cutting sometimes frustrates him now so I don’t plan to make him cut.  He also would not enjoy tracing the words again so I won’t make him do that, but I know some kids would so I included both!  DO what works for your child!

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What Beings With __?…this is a simple page provided as a way for you and your child to think of 4 words that start with that letter.  You can write the words, draw the words, cut them out of magazines…whatever your child would enjoy! It is also a good visual introduction to webs and graphic organizers which will be presented in later years of schooling.

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Sight Word Practice…each RRSP unit has a sight word taken from the Bible verse itself.  This page is a simple way to emphasize the word.  You could use the top word for coloring, painting, or even glittering if you are brave!  The bottom word is for tracing as is the word in trace font within the verse.  You can leave this page whole or cut it apart to work with separately.

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*remember each sight word from RRSP has a color by # printable here!


Vocabulary Development…I chose 2 words from the verse to work with.  One will always be the sight word and one will be a vocabulary word.  The idea is to help you child understand what a sentence is and also develop vocabulary.  Modeling neat handwriting and proper spacing is also a part of this activity as your child watches you write what s/he has said.Slide9


Sign Language… Each page will have a portion at the top that you could cut off and laminate to make a set of flashcards.  The bottom is a simple circle the correct sign activity for reinforcement.Slide10


Listening and Following Directions…One of the things young children can struggle with {Krash does a lot} is listening and following specific instructions.  This activity is to work on that.  Read the numbers with directions 1 at a time and try not to give your child any hints.  If s/he is confused, at this age it is most likely due to not listening to the directions! {of course unless there is a special need present}  This activity encourages listening skills and also reviews shapes and colors!Slide11


Math Fun…The math portion of RRSK will change each week.  I took 26 Kindergarten math skills and each week will emphasize a new one!  For your child it may be a review, or it may be an introduction.  If it is an unknown skill, your child can watch as you model the answers!Slide12


Phonics Fun…each week there will be an activity like this, using the images from the RRSP Vocabulary cards.

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Story Dictating…Telling stories is such a fun part of Kindergarten and something I often forget to emphasize.  This is why I included this activity.  Have your child dictate a story to you about the image.  You model good writing as you write his/her words down.

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RRSK units A-P are available for FREE here so you can get a good feel if this is something your family could use.  If it is, you can see purchase options for the bundle here!

Camping Theme Printables & More

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I am gathering a wide collection of free printables within certain themes. In order to better organize these online, I have created theme blog posts for the themes I have created many printables for!  Links to these pages in the top navigational bar labeled “Theme Printables” so you can jump to them easily.

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In this post, I will direct you to the page where the file is hosted on my website, since they are in various places! I hope this helps you find things within themes! I will try to gather anything I have done, created, or posted about surrounding this theme! Slowly I am adding more blog posts like this to help you find everything for the major themes we have done and will do!

 

Read! Build! Write! Camping Cards

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Camping Montessori Nomenclature Cards

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Camping Clip & Learn ~ Beginning Sounds

Clip and Learn Camping Beginning Sounds


 Camping Books & More

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Campfire Craft…

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Blog Posts Featuring Camping Theme

Tot School Camping Theme, Camping Comes to Life!

Kindergarten with Krash Camping Theme


Are you on Pinterest?

You can check out my Camping Themed Finds here! image



Be sure to visit  Homeschool Creations and 2 Teaching Mommies for more camping printables {I didn’t have to create packs since these lovely ladies did!}

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Will you leave links to your CAMPING themed printables or ideas in the comments section? I’d love to check your ideas out too!


Looking for More?

Ocean Printables & More

Bug Printables & More

Pond Life Printables & More

Rainforest Printables & More

Kindergarten Printables ~ Pirate Math

I had to open up a new area on my webpage for additional printable sets I am creating…Kindergarten Printables!  I wanted a place where I could host specific printables I am making for Krash and the skills he is working on this year.  Many of these skills are actually included in various Preschool Packs and will be in the future even more. 

Each pack will be different, and address different skills introduced at the Kindergarten level. I am making an intro page like this one to let you know which skills are included in the set…

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You will see these in action soon on my blog, but for now here is a sneak peek at the first set of skills I focused on.  I made his first set based around his first theme of this new school year ~ PIRATES!

Using a number line…

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Listening & following direction {while reviewing shapes and colors}…

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Greater than and less than, using the alligator mouth as a visual aid.Slide6

Naming coins…Slide7

 

I hope many of you can use these new Free Kindergarten Printables and I hope to have more soon!  They are available to download for free!

Rainforest Printables and More


Alphabet Tot School

I am gathering a wide collection of free printables within certain themes. In order to better organize these online, I have created theme blog posts for the themes I have created many printables for! Links to these pages in the top navigational bar labeled “Theme Printables” so you can jump to them easily.

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In this post, I will direct you to the page where the file is hosted on my website, since they are in various places! I hope this helps you find things within themes! I will try to gather anything I have done, created, or posted about surrounding this theme! Slowly I am adding more blog posts like this to help you find everything for the major themes we have done and will do!

Rainforest Read & Write the Room

Rainforest Calendar Connections

Rain Forest Calendar Connections

Rr is for Rainforest {Tot School Printables set}

Letter Rr Printable for Toddlers

Rainforest Clip & Learn 1-10

Clip and Learn Rainforest

Rainforest Montessori Match Up

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Rainforest Animals Montessori Nomenclature Cards

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Color by #

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Letter Crafts from Totally Tots {click on the letter to get to the post}

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Rainforest Books & More…

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Are you on Pinterest?

You can check out my Rainforest Themed Finds here!

I will be adding any new ideas or rainforest printables I create to this post!

Will you leave links to your RAINFOREST themed printables or ideas in the comments section? I’d love to check your ideas out too!


Looking for More?

Ocean Printables & More

Bug Printables & More

Pond Life Printables & More

Calendar Connections ~ September ~ Rain Forest Theme

My wonderful friend Shannon is still working with me to create the Calendar Connections cards. She is a fellow inner city missionary with me and also a homeschooler {and former school teacher}. She has 4 kiddos ages 1, 6, 12, and 14. She wrote the facts for this set and I created the final file, it was a total team effort! In order to help support their missionary family, all rain forest books linked in the file and in the Amazon widgets are linked to her account. If you make a purchase through those links you will be supporting their family!!!

We chose an Rain Forest theme for September. The facts are written at a 3-6th grade level but you will be able to water them down for younger kids. It’s a great way to involve your entire family in exploring a particular theme.

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The cards fit my particular pocket chart calendar {which is currently IN STOCK and on SALE at Oriental Trading}, item # IN-62/2017…

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but you could use a poster foam board and velcro to easily create your own set up. You could also use a standard pocket chart. They seem like they would fit in this calendar on Amazon but I am not certain.

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I am creating smaller sets to go along with the small pocket charts found currently in the Target $1 section, so hang tight-I will have those soon hopefully. In the meantime be sure to visit this post for a tutorial of how to sew your $1 pocket chart into a calendar! I plan to go back and make the small set for ocean also, so if you haven’t started using these, you can use them for any month, they are not created for a specific month, even though we are releasing them this way. You can use any set, anytime!

I printed my numbers on cardstock and laminated them before cutting them apart.

You can download these for FREE here!