Kindergarten with Krash ~ RRSK/Ll, YCR/Unit 18, Theme/Webkinz

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You Can Read: Unit 18 {new, was, under, be}

RRSK: Letter Ll

Theme: Webkinz


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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 have backed off from doing all 10 of the provided activities in the RRSK units.  As he progresses, some items aren’t necessary anymore and either we skip them or go through them quickly.  My main goal in using the RRSK lessons is the Bible work and simple review of other K skills.

Here he is taping his verse together, he prefers tape over glue…IMG_1437

He likes the new RRSK Verse Check list.  He was excited to get his star for all of the verses he remembered.  He only struggled with Letter B, but after a few times, he remembered it!  IMG_1444

He completed the graphing activity and really liked this.  All those roll and graph games in Preschool Packs really helped a lot!IMG_1529

Here is Krash singing letter L for you, the tune is “London Bridge.”  This is a tricky one, he never quite got it, so I sang along with him.  We always continue to practice them even after the week is over!  The printable written out the way you sing it is here!

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


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We used unit 18 from You Can Read.  Here’s a glimpse into some of the You Can Read work he did.  He didn’t quite grasp these words in one week, so we are using them again next week too.  Here he has his notebook set up, we use our Education Cubes inserts on the cover during the week and then transfer them to our cubes for word play.  IMG_1531

He was working on putting his words together…IMG_1534

He always loves BINGO…IMG_1535

He circled words using our dry erase activity board, then pointed them out by color and read them to me.IMG_1875

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We made words with cubes and played the game we played in this post!IMG_1792

Check out Word Play ideas here, and add yours!


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.

Recently we hit a big milestone in reading, lesson 16 in All About Reading which introduces the digraph “th.”  I knew this would be a bit tricky for Krash we we did the same lesson twice.  Thankfully he loved the egg flipping activity!

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imageIt was Webkinz week for Krash and he loved it!  We brought all of our Webkinz friends down to the schoolroom for the week, which was a big treat for all of the kids!IMG_1522

He loved his Webkinz work, here he was writing a sentence about a frog.  He was intimidated at first, but once he did it he thought it was easy!  He is using a neat spacing tool I have had for years {here is a set of 20 on Amazon, but we bought ours individually at a teacher store}.  I use these when my kids are first starting to write sentences so they master spacing right off the bat.  You can easily use a popsicle stick for a spacer if you don’t have this nifty tool.  IMG_1431

He really liked matching the sentences to the animals…IMG_1519

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Sorting rhyming words…IMG_1399

He did all of the printables, I just didn’t take photos!


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He had tons of fun with the magnetic pattern blocksIMG_1622

We found a new fun website thanks to Pinterest, www.Cookie.com.  It has tons of cute games for young kids and the layout of the site is easy to navigate.  Krash has already found a few favorites.  PacMan was sweet and looked through it with him to help him find games he might enjoy!  Here he was playing “Counting Coins.”

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iPad learning fun. Here he was playing Teach Me First Grade!  He has gotten so far in it!IMG_1391

I get asked a lot about our new case-it’s the Trident Kraken II and yes we love it! Educational iPad Apps here, also, iPad Apps-part 2!  The stylus we have that he uses sometimes is this one.


A few items we used…

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Kindergarten w/Krash ~ RRSK/Kk, YCR/Unit 17, Angry Birds

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You Can Read: Unit 17 {too, they, must, on}

RRSK: Letter Kk

Theme: Angry Birds


Something New…

Krash has become a tad bit bitter about his Workboxes, so I decided to switch things up for him.  We have switched to a notebook type system and so far he loves it!  He has 3 notebooks,  the 3 notebooks are:

  1. Current Theme {Angry Birds right now}
  2. You Can Read/RRSK {there is a divider in the middle, but I decided to share these 2 programs}
  3. Morning Message

Here he was working during his independent time, coloring his sight words.  I gave him choices as he browsed through his 2 notebooks filled with his weekly work.  I directed him to things that could be done independently and had him choose.IMG_0271

In the You Can Read section, I created a little photo collage of all of the Word Play options he can choose from.  He loved this, and this is where he saw the ping pong balls in the cups idea and chose it {details below}IMG_0251

This is his new Morning Message notebook.  I write him a daily message and we read it together and use it to focus on different skills.  Here he was using a highlighter to find all of the words he could read on his own!IMG_0249

It is a simple lined page I created in Publisher.  I added images to pages featuring many of his favorite characters!


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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 have backed off from doing all 10 of the provided activities in the RRSK units.  As he progresses, some items aren’t necessary anymore and either we skip them or go through them quickly.  My main goal in using the RRSK lessons is the Bible work and simple review of other K skills.

He always traces his verse on Day 1…IMG_0066

Putting his verse together on day 2, you can see him practicing the song!IMG_0135

 

Here is Krash singing letter K for you, the tune is “She’ll Be Coming Around the Mountain.”  The printable written out the way you sing it is here!

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


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We used unit 17 from You Can Read.  Here’s a glimpse into some of the You Can Read work he did. 

Tracing with his highlighter…IMG_0069

Finding words in sentences…IMG_0498

Using pom pom magnets {hot glue magnets to pom poms} to find his words…IMG_0634

Adding to our sight word caterpillarIMG_0250

Review BINGO {YCR add-on}IMG_0318

 

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We saw a new word play game and Krash chose it from the sheet I printed in his notebook.  First Pac quizzed him on his sight words, we make stacks of words he reads quickly and words he doesn’t know as well. IMG_0256

I wrote all of the trouble words on little sticky notes and attached them to plastic cups.  He set up the Angry Birds all around the area.IMG_0258

First, he launched the Angry Birds into the cups, but this was hard.  IMG_0262

I convinced him to switch to ping pong ball rolling.  IMG_0266

He had to read the word on the cup when the ball landed in it.  If he was correct he kept it.  He also had to re-read all of the words he had already collected!

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Check out Word Play ideas here, and add yours!


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 are still moving along in AAR, here he was working with me, and the cat.  On the bottom right you can see how I help focus him while he reads from his fluency practice paper.  

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We are starting back up with fun themes, Krash chose Angry Birds first!  We began by gathering every Angry Bird item we had.  Thankfully they got tons for Christmas from the grandparents so we had a wonderful assortment to play with!  We made an Angry Birds Sensory/Imagination Bin, which included all of our toys…IMG_0482

Krash had fun exploring, one day I saw him line up the pigs by size…IMG_0186

He and Ladybug played with the Knock on Wood game pieces a lot…IMG_0190

Of course this had to happen…IMG_0315

 

He loved his Angry Birds notebook, which was filled with all of his Angry Birds Kindergarten Printables.  He chose what he wanted to do each day.  The very first day, he colored a coloring page  I found online and sipped it into the cover.

Dot painting fractions…IMG_0286

We used the Angry Birds we created with our number line.  The bigger ones would cover up groups of 2-3 numbers and he loved the challenge!IMG_0303

Using game pieces to find words that rhyme with pig…IMG_0309

Dot painting sight words he can read…IMG_0289

We found the Angry Birds Math worksheet here.  He loved this…

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Matching and identifying coins and their values…

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See my Angry Birds board on Pinterest

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He enjoyed the Busy Hands Play Dough box combined with our winter sensory binIMG_0076

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iPad learning fun. He graduated from Teach Me Kindergarten to Teach Me First Grade!  He was SO excited to buy 1st grade!  I LOVE the new level, for .99 this app is amazing!Teach Me 1st Grade App

I get asked a lot about our new case-it’s the Trident Kraken II and yes we love it! Educational iPad Apps here, also, iPad Apps-part 2!  The stylus he is using is this one.


Krash was my Instagram star of the week!  As I looked back through our photos I noticed that there were tons of my little guy!  A few of these moments were not captured with the good camera for the blog, so I thought I would share them too since most of you aren’t on Instagram with me!

Watching his new favorite show, Octonauts…

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Working in his Morning Message Notebooks, and coloring Angry Birds…

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Gymnastics fun!  He goes once a week and absolutely loves it!

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Working on a Skylanders shopping list for school, and playing Connect 4 Launchers with me!

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Watching Angry Birds on YouTube, playing Teach Me 1st Grade while Pac cheers him on!

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A few items we used…

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Kindergarten with Krash ~ RRSK/Jj, YCR/Unit 16

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You Can Read: Unit 16 {there, say, of, now}

RRSK: Letter Jj


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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 have backed off from doing all 10 of the provided activities in the RRSK units.  As he progresses, some items aren’t necessary anymore and either we skip them or go through them quickly.  My main goal in using the RRSK lessons is the Bible work and simple review of other K skills.

He always traces his verse on Day 1…IMG_9499

Putting his verse together on day 2…IMG_9537

The listen and color sheet was challenging for him this week, as it included the words “thick” and “thin” which he tends to get confused!IMG_9613

He wasn’t fond of all of the gluing involved for the math activity, but he did it.  I wanted to be certain he could order 1-30 without help, he can!  IMG_9704

 

The letter J verse tune is Are You Sleeping, here Krash sings it for you!

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


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We used unit 16 from You Can Read.  Here’s a glimpse into some of the You Can Read work he did.  Instead of the normal word building, I printed out the word puzzles and let him use them for word building.

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Making shapes by connecting words…IMG_9539

He turned the tracing page into a race, pretending he was Lightning McQueen…IMG_9606

He also had a race while circling his words…IMG_9610

Finding words in sentences, one of his favorites!IMG_9701

 

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One day, we read through his word stack and had a gymnastics practice word play time.  We set up all of the words he didn’t read quickly by sight and he had to run to the back of the schoolroom.  I called out a word and a gymnastics move he had to do before running to find the correct word.

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Check out Word Play ideas here, and add yours!


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 are doing 2-3 lessons per week, incorporating them in along with our Calvert lessons {see link above to read why we are doing both}.  Here he was sorting rhyming words…  IMG_9490


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Krash LOVED the Design and Drill.  Thankfully Educational Insights I sending us a replacement drill free of charge!IMG_9509

He is also in love with our Peter and the Wolf CD from Maestro Classics.  He was listening during lunch and browsing through the insert that comes with the CD.IMG_9605

 

iPad learning fun. Here Krash was across the room working on The ABC’s of God, which he LOVES-I mean almost to an obsessed point!  He has worked through the first levels and is now completing the word searches which are challenging for him.  He couldn’t find the word LIGHT and was asking me for help…IMG_9683

Here we were doing the Rhyming Words PowerPoint show.  I imported it into Keynote so we could use it on the iPad.  Not all shows work perfectly but some do! On the right Pac just happened to catch K giving me 5 after completing the show!

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I get asked a lot about our new case-it’s the Trident Kraken II and yes we love it! Educational iPad Apps here, also, iPad Apps-part 2!


A few items we used…

Visit Preschool Corner {& 5K too} for more fun learning ideas!



Kindergarten with Krash ~ RRSK/Ii, YCR/unit 15, Christmas

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You Can Read: Unit 15 {yes, that, he, get}

RRSK: Letter Ii

Theme of the Week: Christmas


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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 have backed off from doing all 10 of the provided activities in the RRSK units.  As he progresses, some items aren’t necessary anymore and either we skip them or go through them quickly.  My main goal in using the RRSK lessons is the Bible work and simple review of other K skills.

He gets really into learning the verses now, we always do the cut-glue page on the second day and really work on the memorization during this time together. 

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Working on the addition worksheet in this unit, he LOVES addition!IMG_8198

 

I don’t have a video of him singing this verse, I need to get one and I will add it back here later!  We sang it to the tune Happy Birthday!

RRSK Letter Ii 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-Nn available in the early access section.


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We used unit 15 from You Can Read.  Here’s a glimpse into some of the You Can Read work he did.  I don’t have many photos because he is doing a lot of the work independently now while I am working with PacMan. 

Building his words, his least favorite activity!IMG_8084

Connecting words to make shapes…IMG_8163

Dot painting words…IMG_8199

 

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Check out Word Play ideas here, and add yours!


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We enjoyed lots of Christmas themed work during December, here’s a small peak at some of K’s work.

Snowman activity from Walking by the Way…IMG_8085

Color by Number from Heidisongs Resource…IMG_8282

Read & Write the Room from my Nativity Printable Pack..IMG_8285

He was a shepherd for our church Nativity play!  A very cute and crazy shepherd!IMG_8341


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 his last Kindergarten with Krash post.

Here’s a couple of pics PacMan took one day while Krash was reading to me.  The book comes with the AAR program and contains all of the short books within it.  IMG_8204

He really enjoys these stories, they are cute!IMG_8212


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We had fun working on our See the Light art lesson.  I bought the boys both the Christmas {The Gift of Love} and Easter {The Cross Maker} DVDs and we did one of the lessons on the Christmas DVD back in December.  IMG_8069

Pac enjoyed it much more than Krash, but K completed his and enjoyed using the blacklight at the end!…IMG_8079

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iPad learning fun.  So glad Pac is now able to pick up my camera and snap pics now.  He gets some good natural moments with me actually in them!IMG_8059

I get asked a lot about our new case-it’s the Trident Kraken II and yes we love it!IMG_8178

Educational iPad Apps here!


A few items we used…

Visit Preschool Corner {& 5K too} for more fun learning ideas!



Kindergarten with Krash ~ RRSK/Hh, YCR unit 14, Christmas

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You Can Read: Unit 14 {but, have will, into}

RRSK: Letter Hh

Theme of the Week: Christmas


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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 do 2 activities from the set per day, making 10 total activities.

TOTAL slacker on remembering to snap a few action shots, woops.  Here is the one I did find of him tracing his verse…IMG_7543

Singing letter Hh for you… 

 

RRSK Letter Hh 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-Ll available in the early access section. I plan to complete many more units over the Christmas break!


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We used unit 14 from You Can Read.  Here’s a glimpse into some of the You Can Read work he did.  He dislikes the making words activity but I know it really helps him so I make him do it!  You can see his words in his Education Cubes up top.  IMG_7541

Color by word…IMG_7548

 

Trace to connect words…IMG_7552

 

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Practicing our tricky words using Magnetic Alphabet app on our iPad

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Check out more wonderful Word Play ideas here, and add yours!


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We are enjoying lots of Christmas themed work around here these days! We all love our Little People Christmas toys, both this train and our Nativity are big favorites.IMG_7518

Krash loves the Play Dough box almost as much as Ladybug does!IMG_7485

Krash is the biggest fan of our Christmas Sensory Bin, here he dumped out the entire box and sorted it all on his own!IMG_7968

I sounded out nativity animals for him and he had to blend my word to find the correct animal. {the printables are from Musings of Me-I got them last year but can’t find them on her blog this year-sorry!}IMG_8016

Playing a math game with PacMan…IMG_7806

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We began reviewing All About Reading Level 1 a few weeks ago, and Krash has completed 10 lessons so far.  You can read more about why we are choosing to review this homeschool reading program here in our “Current Curriculum” post {see FAQ}.

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We are loving it.  But let me explain loving it.  I LOVE teaching reading, and Krash loves learning to read.  But he does not love taking time to sit still and do the lessons.  He does it and he likes it, but he would rather be jumping around.  But since he has the drive to learn to read, he does well.  I hope that makes sense.  I don’t want you to think my wild child eagerly comes over for his reading lesson daily-he doesn’t.

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But, he enjoys most of it once he gets there AND he is learning and growing tremendously.  If you asked K if he loves All About Reading, I am not sure what he would say.  He doesn’t “love” anything to do with school, but he loves learning.  Funny how those totally contradict each other, but it’s just the truth. I am not sure how else to explain him-he is a unique student!

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Daddy really enjoyed coming home one day right in time for his reading lesson, and it was a day that Krash was assigned 2 stories from the book.  Krash likes the book a lot and giggles often!IMG_7766

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A huge part of AAR is review, so we review our word card stack daily-which sometimes brings on the grumps.  One day I changed things up and we used the iPad to review, using the wonderful app, Montessori Crossword.  As he taps the letters, the app says the correct sound and then he blends it.IMG_7845

 

Since the idea of the lessons is a bit of a struggle for him, I decided to give him a little reward for completing every 10 lessons-we even added prize smiley faces to the check off sheet so he can visually see how close he is to the prize.  We got to lesson 10 and he was beyond excited!  He chose a Cars 2 car for his prize {we keep a small toy supply to use as prizes for things like this, but haven’t used the basket in a long time}.IMG_7812


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A few items we used…

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