Kindergarten with Krash ~ RRSK/Gg, YCR/unit 13, Thanksgiving

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You Can Read: Unit 13 {ran, so, pretty, out}

RRSK: Letter Gg

Theme of the Week: Thanksgiving


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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.

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I got 2 whole photos from the entire unit!  That’s it!

Tracing his verse…IMG_6997

.Listening and following directions…IMG_7115

 

He did sing for you!  The tune is “3 Blind Mice” 😉

 

RRSK Letter Gg 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.


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We used unit 13 from You Can Read.  Here’s a glimpse into some of the You Can Read work he did.   IMG_7106

Finding words in sentences in the dry erase center, still one of his favorites.IMG_7007

Stamping his words ~ not one of his favorites {YCR add-on}…IMG_7162

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One of the games we played, toss the bean bag on the word Mom calls out!  His word cards are from our color by sight word set.

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


 

imageA bit of the Thanksgiving work he did a few weeks ago {I am way behind with this post!!!}.

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Retelling, sequencing and word matching for “I Know and Old Lady…”IMG_7008IMG_7010IMG_7012

Thanksgiving graphingIMG_7122


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PacMan made him a rhyming words PowerPoint show.IMG_7070

A word popped up and then on the next page he had to choose the correct rhyming word and then a graphic popped up.  Pac made it all on his own-I was really impressed!IMG_7074

Reading to big brother…IMG_7015

He has access to a web program called First in Math, he loves this and here was working on addition…IMG_7104


A few items we used…

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Kindergarten with Krash ~ YCR/unit 12, RRSK/Ff, Theme/Pumpkins

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You Can Read: Unit 12 {she, who, this, away}

RRSK: Letter Ff

Theme of the Week: Pumpkins


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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.

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This week we did John 3:16, and instead of making up my own verse tune, we used the tune from Seeds Family Worship {Eternal Life, on the Seeds of Faith CD}. In the printable set, I offer 2 versions, the KJV from the book and the NIV from the CD…be sure to print the ones you want for each page that has the verse on it!IMG_6356

I am not sure if I have ever shown a photo of his current work area, here he was working on one of his pages, you can see he is not actually sitting at his desk in this shot, his actual desk is off to the right, he is sitting at his workbox shelf.  I hang up his RRSK and his YCR stuff together now.  His completed work gets hung up on the cork boards over his desk.IMG_6384

Gluing the verse, we did this one in strips, since it was so long…IMG_6392

Glittering his sight word {even though he already knew it}IMG_6436

Reviewing our past sign language letters and working on the letter Ff, I really need to laminate a set of these!

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Here he is singing for you, if you don’t recognize the tune, be sure to download the Seeds version, it is wonderful! 

 

RRSK Letter Ff 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.


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We used unit 12 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. 

He decided to try a highlighter for tracing and really enjoyed this.IMG_6396

Finding words in sentences in the dry erase center, still one of his favorites.IMG_6593

Stamping his words ~ not one of his favorites {YCR add-on}…IMG_6446

He LOVES the sight word graphing {YCR add-on}IMG_6734

Adding words to his caterpillar.IMG_6730

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Krash wants to play the same word games every day now! 

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


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We strung out our pumpkin activities over a couple of weeks, here’s a few he did.

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I called out a sound and he had to find the letter.IMG_5794

Color word workIMG_5802Simple additionIMG_5804

Color by NumberIMG_5806

Extending the patternIMG_5815

Labeling the pumpkin partsIMG_5816

Jack O Lantern Face Race gameIMG_6442

Pumpkin observationsIMG_6597

And, of course, carving his own pumpkin.  Hating every moment of the guts digging.

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One thing I really love about Calvert, is their phonics readers.  They have a strong phonics approach to teaching reading and their phonics readers are wonderful.  They take a word family and the simple sight words a child has already learned and make a simple book.  For the next book, it combines the word family from the previous book and a new one, plus the known sight words.  There are 20 books all together.  As far as I know you cannot buy them as a stand alone set, at least not new ~ I have seen them on eBay and Paper Back Swap.

Each book has a signature page in the back for the child to read it to different people and get them to sign it.  We have a 3 person “rule” meaning he has to get at least 3 signatures!  He likes the challenge, here he is earning one from Baba and one from Pac Man!

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We got out our Alphabet Sounds Box, worked with 3 different sounds…IMG_6726

He is VERY into addition facts and is miles ahead of his K curriculum, so we just do our own thing.  He has memorized his addition facts {after learning the process itself quickly}, in a way Pac never did!  Here is is working with our math facts file folder game.  He looks at the fact and puts it in the correct pocket…IMG_6629

He has access to a web program called First in Math, he loves this and here was working on addition facts also!IMG_6438

One of his all time favorites, Guidecraft’s City BlocksIMG_6560

Stacking PegsIMG_6874


A few items we used…

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Kindergarten with Krash ~ RRSK/Ee, YCR/unit 11, Monsters

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You Can Read: Unit 11 {funny, am, not, make}

RRSK: Letter Ee

Theme of the Week: Monsters


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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. 

Here’s just a few photos, as I didn’t take many this week!IMG_5299

Math, working on counting backwards 10-1 using number disks and the eggs in a basket printable…IMG_5727

 

He felt confident with the verse this week and wanted to sing by himself again!  You can download the printable with the verse tune here on the RRSP Letter Ee webpage.

Letter Ee Bible Verse

 

RRSK Letter Ee 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.


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We used unit 11 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. 

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He still loves BINGO, even more when his brother has time to play with him…IMG_5348

We got out the Review BINGO {YCR add-on} for units 1-8 and he loved this.IMG_5351

 

I let him choose between box handwriting and stamping words and he chose box handwriting this week {YCR add-on}…IMG_5367

 

He LOVES the sight word graphing {YCR add-on}IMG_5375

 

He is SO proud of his caterpillar, that has now extended off of the original wall.  He BEGS me to add words every day.  This has been such a huge motivator for him!IMG_5302

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Krash wants to play the same word games every day now! 

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


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The monster sensory bin was a big hit all week.  Krash didn’t get into creating monsters but loved using the materials for all sorts of activities.IMG_5120

He really enjoys the fraction work in the Kindergarten Printables.  Seeing fractions on Mike was no exception…giggles all around!  We got out our pizza fraction game to use as an example while I was using the teaching sheet before he went to dot paint the other sheet.  He really liked the pizzas as examples!IMG_5243

Then it was off to dot paint!IMG_5247

 

Greater than/less than in our mini pocket chart.IMG_5362

Money with monsters.  The repetitive nature of this activity {with different themes each time} is really helping him.  He now know the names & values in just a few short weeks!IMG_5297

Listening and following directions with monstersIMG_5304

Matching descriptive monster sentencesIMG_5372

Monsters Inc. matchingIMG_5723

He wanted to do his old puzzle from the Monsters Tot PackIMG_5731

Finding the difference with monsters….IMG_5288

Labeling his monster parts {he chose to write instead of cut/glue}…IMG_5368

The boys both played the monster drawing game with me…IMG_5356  IMG_5358


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Magnetic boy doll is still a favorite!IMG_5284

Showing Ladybug his Cars 2 book from the library…IMG_5329

Looking all studly and cute at the pumpkin patch…

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A few items we used…

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Kindergarten with Krash ~ Letter Dd, YCR Unit 10, Fall Theme

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You Can Read: Unit 10 {play, find, to, run}

RRSK: Letter Dd

Theme of the Week: FALL


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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. 

Here’s just a few photos, as I didn’t take many this week!

Tracing his verse as we practice it together.IMG_4830

Gluing the words of the verse in order…IMG_4875

Math…IMG_5055

 

He wanted me to sing along with him this week, this one was a bit more challenging to him.  You can download the printable with the verse tune here on the RRSP Letter Dd webpage.

 

RRSK Letter Dd Printables Here!

If you want early access to printables beyond what I have blogged about,

you can see info about purchasing here!


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We used unit 10 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. 

He still loves BINGO…IMG_4857

We got out the Review BINGO {YCR add-on} for units 1-4 and he loved this.IMG_4864

He LOVES to do the word reading assessment {YCR add-on}.  He likes to take jewels and mark the words he can read. IMG_4964 He was SO proud to be able to read all but 1 word on this assessment!IMG_4968

 

Stamping his words {YCR add-on}, he really likes our new stamp padIMG_5233

He LOVES the sight word graphing {YCR add-on}IMG_5242

Finding words in sentences using our dry erase activity center  {one of his favorites}. Purple are words of the week, blue are other words he knows how to read on his own.IMG_5240

 

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One of our word play activities was bowling!  We also did many repeats of old Word Play ideas!IMG_5261

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


 

 *~*~ FALL ~*~*

 

I found lots of neat Fall printables for Krash and we also brought out our fall sensory bin, which he loved.IMG_4751

Leaf blowing with ElefunIMG_5035

He used Jolanthe’s Read It! cards for Read & Write the Room.  The recording sheets are from her Fall Printables.

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He loved Ladybug’s leaves/styrofoam tray and decided to make a tree out of them one day!IMG_4843

We found this neat missing number ordering activity here, and did it in our mini pocket chart.IMG_4849

He made an adorable Scarecrow bookIMG_4868

Filling in missing numbers on the leavesIMG_4962

Putting his scarecrow puzzle in orderIMG_5052

He worked really hard on his raccoon color by numberIMG_5113


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He plays iPad school almost daily, here he was showing Ladybug Kneebouncers for the first time.  He loves to teach her things on the iPad!IMG_4938

Krash takes gymnastics now and LOVES it.  He is also progressing quickly.  I am amazed with how little he could do just a couple of months ago and what he can do now, and with such strength and confidence.  He is a little powerhouse!

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Handstands on the right and left, mid-cartwheel in the middle…

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He loves showing off his skills, my most common phrase these days is to tell him to stop flipping around!IMG_4988


A few items we used…

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Kindergarten w/Krash ~ YCR/Unit 8, RRSK/Bb, Phineas & Ferb

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You Can Read: Unit 8 {little, do, we, all}
RRSK: Letter Bb
Theme of the Week: Phineas & Ferb & Rainforest
We had to extend the YCR and RRSK units beyond a week, so he had 2 themes during that time.  A Mini Phineas & Ferb few days and the Rainforest. 

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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. 
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Homeschool at its finest, does tracing a Bible verse get any better than this?IMG_3743

I did the cutting for him, he searched for the words as we recalled the verse together as he glued each word down.  TONS of word work going on here, he really likes this activity!IMG_3791

He still wants to teach the songs to other kids, so he made another video for you!    You can download the printable with the verse tune here on the RRSP Letter Bb webpage.

RRSK Letter Bb Bible Verse ~ Matthew 5:9

He really liked glittering the word…IMG_4036

We are pulling the easy reader book out to work on it again.  The easy reader is a part of the Letter Bb RRS Preschool set. Here he was reading his easy reader to me, but struggling a bit so we headed down to the bean bag to cuddle up and read together. 
PacMan saw me getting ready to read with Krash and asked me if he could take a video of us reading together.  I said yes and then thought some of you might want to peek at it.

Signing his name to the story he dictated to me.  He asked me to re-read his story to him many times, even days after we wrote it! IMG_4267
Working on patterns with letter B words…IMG_4120
Learning letter B in sign language…IMG_4123

If you want early access to printables beyond what I have blogged about, you can see info about purchasing here!

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We used unit 8 from You Can Read.  Here’s a glimpse into some of the You Can Read work he did.  He did it all but I only have a few photos!
Color by word…IMG_4116
Stamping his words {this is a You Can Read Add-On}…IMG_4109
Tracing his words using our dry erase activity centerIMG_4032
Adding to his word caterpillar.  He re-reads the words up there to me, then we add any new words he knows…IMG_4342

I created a new add-on that will available in the You Can Read paid section SOON!  Roll & Graph Sight Words!  Krash loves this game when we play it with our theme packs, so I thought he might enjoy it specifically for his words.  I was right, he LOVED it!  He rolled the cube, read the word and then found it and marked it on his graph.  One of his favorite parts were the “wild cards.”  Since there are only 4 words and 6 spaces, I made 2 spaces wild, so he could choose which word to mark.  Only key-he still has to read the word to me!
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Word-Play-rectangle4122We shot words with Nerf guns again, just didn’t take any new pictures!  Check out more wonderful Word Play ideas here!


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Phineas and Ferb is such a regular things around here.  I used to think it was a one of those “bad shows” until I learned that my friend Shannon’s older kids watched it.  We are very similar in parenting so I figured we could give it a try.  I am SO glad we did, it is hilarious and we all love it, from Ladybug up to Daddy!
I made Krash some Phineas and Ferb Kindergarten Printables and he loved them.  Here he was practicing counting backwards 10-1…IMG_3799
Working with fraction bubbles, using dot paintersIMG_3759
Following my directions…
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Practicing names and values as he sorts coins…IMG_3805


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His very favorite activity, Read and Write the Room!  He actually begged me to put more words up!!!
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Clipping numbers 1-10 on the Rainforest Clip & LearnIMG_4051 

Matching our mini animals to the nomenclature cardsIMG_4072
Matching his words in the pocket chartIMG_4100
Loving the puppets in the rainforest sensory binIMG_3998

We combined our animal cards with our rainforest sensory bin and had a blast night when our friends were over playing.  One child would hold the photo cards and the rest were divided into teams.  In this shot, she is holding up the animal for the teams to search for.IMG_4188
They all run to the bin and crowd around {after rules were given about pushing, touching, etc.} and dig through with only one hand to try to find the animal…IMG_4191

Krash was VERY good at this game!!! It was hard for the other kids, since the names of some of the rainforest animals are not common {tapir, bonobo, mandrill, etc.}
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We got out a new Guidecraft toy for review, Locking Ladders.  Both boys absolutely LOVE these!  Pac said for me to tell my readers it is probably his very favorite Guidecraft toy that we have reviewed {and we have a lot!}.  Here Krash made himself a weight to life on the left, and a camper for people to ride on on the right…
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Another consignment sale treat, Melissa and Doug Cookies.  Played with a LOT this week by all kids!IMG_4079

Krash spends time playing “school” games on the iPad almost daily.  I have a folder set up for him of all of the games he can choose from during “school iPad time.”  He still loves the Bob Books app, which is such great phonics practice!  IMG_3782

Wedgits are always a popular choice for all 3 kids.  Krash has gotten much more elaborate with his building.IMG_4202
My boy has big dreams of being able to do the splits like the Karate Kid.  he is in gymnastics now and LOVING it.  He is very strong and coordinated, it will be neat to see where God takes his abilities.   IMG_3868
He’s a hula-hoop master too.  Both boys are amazing, I don’t get it-I can’t keep it up for a second!IMG_4276 IMG_4275 
Magneatos continue to come out a lot…IMG_4197
Krash has been loving our nightly Table Talkers games, I am amazed with how much learning is going on in that little brain of his!  Enter to win Table Talkers here! IMG_3827


A few items we used…
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