Kindergarten with Krash ~ at a glance

Homeschool Kindergarten with Krash At a Glance



As I prepare to teach Kindergarten to my daughter at home, I have spent time looking back at our homeschool Kindergarten year with my middle son, since I blogged throughout his K year.  I wanted an easy place to be able to glance back at his posts, and figured it might help some of you also!  This post has direct links, in order, to all of our homeschool Kindergarten with Krash posts!

Homeschool Kindergarten with Krash

{disclaimer ~ affiliate links used below}

Krash began Kindergarten at age 4 years 11 months, in the spring of 2011, and finished the following spring, right before he turned 6. We used Calvert as a base {very loosely}, You Can Read, Raising Rock Stars Kindergarten, All About Reading Level 1, and themes. You’ll notice we did not do all of the RRSK units, he did finish them I just didn’t blog after he finished Kindergarten {all of You Can Read, and all of Calvert K}.

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In the {brackets} you can see details about the posts, including themes, and specific units of YCR and RRSK.  YCR = You Can Read, RRSK = Raising Rock Stars Kindergarten

 

Homeschool Kindergarten with Krash

Kindergarten Plans for Krash You Can Read Sight Word Caterpillar

You Can Read Intro and Unit 1

K with Krash ~ 1st post {YCR Unit 2}

K with Krash ~ 2nd post {YCR Unit 3, Birds Theme}

K with Krash ~ 3rd post {YCR Unit 4}

K with Krash ~ 4th post {YCR Unit 5, Dragons Theme}

K with Krash ~ 5th post {YCR Review}

K with Krash ~ 6th Post {YCR Unit 6}

K with Krash ~ 7th post {Camping Theme}

Raising Rock Stars Kindergarten Intro

K with Krash ~ 8th post {YCR Unit 7, RRSK Letter A, Pirate Theme}

K with Krash ~ 9th post {YCR Unit 8, RRSK Letter B, Phineas & Ferb and Rainforest Theme}

K with Krash ~ 10th post {YCR Unit 9, RRSK Letter C}

K with Krash ~ 11th post {YCR Unit 10, RRSK Letter D, Fall Theme}

K with Krash ~ 12th post {YCR Unit 11, RRSK Letter E, Monsters Theme}

K with Krash ~ 13th post {YCR Unit 12, RRSK Letter F, Pumpkins Theme}

K with Krash ~ 14th post {YCR Unit 13, RRSK Letter G, Thanksgiving Theme}

K with Krash ~ 15th post {YCR Unit 14, RRSK Letter H, Christmas Theme}

K with Krash ~ 16th post {YCR Unit 15, RRSK Letter I, Christmas Theme}

K with Krash ~ 17th post {YCR Unit 16, RRSK Letter J}

K with Krash ~ 18th post {YCR Unit 17, RRSK Letter K, Angry Birds Theme}

K with Krash ~ 19th post {YCR Unit 28, RRSK Letter L, Webkinz Theme}

K with Krash ~ 20th post {YCR Review,  Skylanders Theme}

K with Krash ~ 21st post {YCR Review, RRSK Letter N & M, Star Wars Theme}

K with Krash ~ 22nd post {RRSK Letter O, Cats Theme}

Summer Sight Word Work

 

Other Helpful Homeschool Kindergarten Posts

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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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.

Bible Verse Tunes

I have finally completed ALL of the Bible Verse Tunes that go along with the verses used in Raising Rock Stars Preschool and Kindergarten, from the book ~ My ABC Bible Verses!Bible Verse Tunes

You can see verse tunes in action on my blog for verses A-O in my Kindergarten with Krash posts.  Although Krash has completed K, he is still working through his Bible verses and the rest will be added!  He just finished P, so look for it soon!  To get to the videos quickly, use my top navigational menu.  Hover over “Kindergarteners” and you will see the menu drop down.  Hover over “Raising Rock Stars Kindergarten” and you’ll see the individual posts for each letter pop out as shown below.  The videos for the specific letter are in those posts!

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If you have purchased the RRSP Bundle or the RRSK Early Access, you now have access to the complete file of tunes A-Z in one file.  Log back in using the information in the original email you received when you paid and you’ll see the new link on the download page!  If you lost your original email, just email me and give me the email you used via PayPal when you paid.  I can resend your original email to you!

You can download individual files for free, on each RRSP letter page.  Although-I have not added them all yet, I hope to soon.

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I get many questions about the differences between the items I sell online, here is a post that explains the difference between Members Only, You Can Read, RRSP, RRSK, and Animal ABCS.  Hope that helps explain it, I am sorry for any confusion!

Kindergarten with Krash ~ RRSK/Oo, Cats

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Krash has officially completed Kindergarten, I have turned in all of his Calvert assessments and his 1st grade box is on order.  I still consider him in Kindergarten for now, although we are in more of a transition phase.  I DO plan to do the rest of the RRSK Bible verses with him, they will probably be just video posts for you so there is a record of how to sing them We are also continuing on with All About Reading, in the fall or possibly sooner, I will add in All About Spelling Level 1.


RRSK: Letter Oo

Theme: Cats


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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 O for you, the tune is “Jingle Bells.”   The printable written out the way you sing it for LETTER O is here!

RRSK Letter Oo 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.


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 have moved on to final blends, initial blends, and doubles {ff, ll, ss}!IMG_4968

He is flying along, I am so happy with his progress.  He definitely prefers the games over the flashcards!  I included fruit snacks as little treats during one game, he loved that!

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~~~ CAT THEME ~~~

Since Ladybug had a CAT theme, I expanded on this for Krash, but with a different focus.  I chose a couple of fun cat books and we did activities based around those!  I found several fun activities for the book, “Cookie’s Week” on Making Learning Fun, so we did some of those.IMG_5875

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We ordered the days of the week based on the story…IMG_5880

We have this book, “One Hungry Cat” and I decided to make the math story come alive for him one day.IMG_5903

The book has a lot of dividing to make groups equal, it was a great hands on lesson for him!IMG_5890

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Play Dough with straws…IMG_4936

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Shaving Cream sensory play, still loves this at almost 6!IMG_5506

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I have been looking into some OT items for him, he struggles with wanting to wiggle and move constantly.  Here he was holding a “fidget” to help him focus a bit.  It helped some.IMG_4970

I also ordered him a balance disk, for 2 reasons.  One is for him to actually have a place to go like this and practice his balance, it is an amazing tool!  This tool can also be used for wiggly children to sit on, here’s an article written by an OT, where I learned about this.  He doesn’t really like sitting on it much for now, but it is GREAT for calming him down with the balancing.IMG_5559

He is LOVING our What’s in the Bible time, and also really likes to color, so it’s a win-win for Krash!IMG_5952

 

iPad learning fun. We have tons of new apps, some free, some paid.  This first one is a paid app and Ladybug and Krash LOVE it!  It is called Tally Tots, and it is geared more towards the preschool crowd, but Krash loves the counting to 100 section!IMG_4926

A free app we have been loving is, Sushi Monster.  It works with math facts; addition and multiplication.  Krash LOVES it!!!IMG_5869

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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