Kindergarten with Krash


Homeschool Kindergarten Week 1

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I can’t believe my baby boy is a Kindergartner.  He turns five in less than a month and is still wild and crazy but definitely “growing up.”  I remember the first Tot School times we had together like they were just yesterday, he is the reason Tot School is here!  He is a joy to teach, even though he can make me crazy!!!  I wouldn’t change him for the world ~ he is an awesome kid!


K with Krash Literacy

His first Calvert lessons have him reviewing basic skills he is solid in, so we aren’t spending much time there right now.  We are spending a majority of our time focusing on our You Can Read printables, which is challenging him at a perfect level.  We are doing many other additional activities also and having a blast!  Here’s a bit of the literacy fun we have had recently…


We worked with unit 2 from You Can Read, for about 2 weeks, as these words challenged him more!  He did not know any of them other than I before we began.You Can read 2...I can me you

Here he is coloring his sight word color by # words…


Here he was making word shapes with a little onlooker 😉IMG_0542

Connecting the words while Ladybug explored her cat color cards…IMG_0655


Word puzzles…IMG_0694

Word puzzles in the pocket chartIMG_0800

Play Doh Words…IMG_1045

This week I had him circle the current 4 words in one color and the other words he knew in another color.  Then we counted up how many words he could read in all!IMG_1117

Word search…IMG_1227

Making words in the pocket chartIMG_0610

I put together his new word wall {detailed post coming soon}, and he used his dolphin to review.  Pac Man called out a word and “the dolphin” had to swim to the word.IMG_0785

We made his words with jewels…IMG_0814

We used the dolphin again to flip the ball down the word…IMG_1132

Reviewing old words also… IMG_1123

I ordered these letter tiles from Office Depot and had him put them in alphabetical order…IMG_1311

Then we made his words…IMG_1313

Dry erase spelling…

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It was so cute, when he couldn’t remember a word, he would glance back at his bulletin board above his desk to see the spelling…

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We began our easy readers this week, and he really enjoyed this!  I will be recommending a few books that would go with the 4 words in each unit.  Some will need more guidance than others, but they will all include the word{s} for the week.  You can see book recommendations on the You Can Read webpage.  The 2 sets I am pulling from mostly are First Little Readers, and Sight Word Readers.

This week we introduced Me Too!, My Dog {Sight Word Readers}, and I Can Draw {First Little Readers}  He really enjoyed these little books a LOT.  I pull out the word cards of words we have done so he can find them in the book.


Here he was practicing on his own in the bean bag chair.  I have an “I Can Read” basket he puts the books in after I introduce them, so he can go back and read them on his own.IMG_1237

We are using Guided Reading strategies during this time, which you can read about here.



K with Krash Math

His math lessons have been focused on vocabulary and he has done well with it all, only struggling some with the whole left-right concept {to be expected}.  We have just followed the Calvert workbook and he enjoys the simple worksheets.  For now we aren’t doing much in the way of supplementing math, just making sure he is grasping the concepts presented and reviewing basic skills {mostly positional words and same/different}.

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K with Krash Misc

Hands on, learning toys, games, computer, themes, and more.  This is where I plan to share everything else he has been up to that I happen to capture! These are the “extra” things we do in addition to his direct instruction which you will see above.

This post is covering about a 2 week time period for Krash, so we have done a lot!  We are almost a month into our new daily homeschool routine and it is going really well.  My personal favorite part of the day is when I get to walk in and see my boys reading, either together or alone.  Either way it just melts my heart.  Krash is really enjoying our Easter books a lot…


We started the Learn to Read phonics lessons on Starfall this week, just as a supplement.  Ladybug watched along with Krash as he read through Zac the Rat.IMG_1158


He enjoyed doing these word puzzlesIMG_1286

I ordered this Fish ABC game on a whim { had an Office Depot coupon}, mainly for Ladybug because it was ABCs and she loves fish.  Turns out I didn’t read clearly enough and it is also for beginning sounds!!!  K took it right out and started matching, he loved it!!!

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A few items we used…


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