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


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

RRSK: Letter Ee

Theme of the Week: Monsters


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.


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. 

Silly fonts with dot paintIMG_5733

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


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

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


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


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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Tot School ~ Letter Uu and Monsters

~Ladybug is currently 30 months old~



Tot School Printables U is for Umbrella

Letter: Uu

Object: Umbrella

Vocabulary Development Theme: Weather

You can find the printables for this unit here on the Tot School Printables webpage.

We didn’t expand the theme this week since we had a Monster theme instead! Here’s a peek at some of the Letter Uu activities she wanted to do {and I managed to snap photos of}.

Dot painting her letters,IMG_5203

Tracing and coloring…IMG_5217

Her finished colored umbrellas…IMG_5377

Coloring weather words in her dry erase centerIMG_5699

Making shapes with magnetic pom poms on her cookie sheetIMG_5697


Letter Uu printables here!

Fun Books & Toys for this unit here!Tot School Printables Toys and Books Letter U


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Her shelves were mostly MONSTER themed, with a few random items!

On her shelves…  IMG_5091

  • top left shelf…Make a Monster with Stickers {stickers are from old balloon kits}
  • top middle shelfMini Monster Notebooks and pencils
  • top right shelf…Monster Puzzle {Target $1 last year}
  • bottom left…Ping Pong Balls, tongs transfer
  • bottom middle…Pouring beads
  • bottom right…Mini pipe cleaners into tiny holes {not even sure what the white thing is, some sort of kitchen straining item}

She loves pouring.  The pitcher is from Ikea, she’s pouring random beads into a silver tin.IMG_5154

Using her tongs to transfer ping pong balls into a paint tray…IMG_5157

Poking thin pipe cleaners into a kitchen strainer thing…IMG_5276

She played a lot with the nesting blocks as you can see from her outfits below!  IMG_5220


She finally mastered stacking them all in order on her own!  Very proud girl!

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Stacking pegs came out a lot too…IMG_5089

A little Connect Four, played toddler style {no rules}…IMG_5282

Using tongs to transfer porcupine balls to mini tubes {form our Monster bin}.IMG_5323

Building with the tubes…IMG_5328

Wedgits are still a favorite too…IMG_5346



We had a fun monster week around here!  Our Create-A-Monster Sensory Bin was a BIG hit with Ladybug!  She made MANY monsters and came up with some really cute creations

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We pulled out our Monster Tot Pack {I LOVE being able to just pull folders out of things I already printed for Krash in the past!}.  She matched monsters to their shapes in our mini pocket chartIMG_5194

Matching dot colors, this was a bit challenging for her!IMG_5196

We sang a silly little song about which shape was on top of the monster’s head.IMG_5200

Ordering monsters by size…IMG_5201

She enjoyed dot painting monsters, both from Our Little Monkeys and 2 Teaching Mommies.IMG_5209


She also used them for cutting practice!IMG_5718

She loved matching the monsters.  I made this for Krash years ago.  Just took a pack of stickers and stuck one set down and laminated the cut up other set for matching.IMG_5715

I also had left over monster making sets from K’s monster theme so she made one too.  The one on the top was made by Krash  years ago!IMG_5713

We used many left over balloon face sticker sheets we had to create monsters together.  This was a favorite of L-bug this week!

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We have a monster puzzle that Krash used for his monster week when he was a tot, she worked on it with me a few times!IMG_5279


Her favorite of the week was by far coloring Boo.  She watched Monster’s Inc. with us at the beginning of the week and fell in love with Boo.  She didn’t care much for any scenes without Boo to be honest!  I printed many Boo pictures from this site and she colored a total of 7 throughout the week.IMG_5262

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I don’t ever want to forget her obsessive coloring so I gathered them all for a group shot…




Of course, Ladybug still plays our iPad, often sitting in our bean bag.  This past week, she has spent most of her time playing Tozzle, Monkey Preschool, and Park Math.  She is still determined to figure out Monkey Math, which is Krash’s game, but it is a bit too hard for her. IMG_5379

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People tell me all the time that we look so much alike, I take it as an extreme compliment, because I think my girl is adorable!  I can really see the resemblance in this shot from the pumpkin patch!  I love her happy smile!IMG_5652


Monster Printables & More

imageI 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.


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!

Monster Tot Pack


Monster Kindergarten Printables


Monster Sensory Bin


Monster Books & More…


Are you on Pinterest?


You can check out my Monster Finds here!

Will you leave links to your Monster 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

Camping Printables & More

Pirate Printables & More

Apple Printables & More

Fall Printables & More

Pumpkin Printables & More

Monster Fun Sensory & Imagination Bin

In honor of our Monster theme, I made the them a Monster Sensory Bin

I decided to go for a create-a-monster approach to encourage their imagination while they play.

I gathered anything I thought would help them create cute monsters like this one…IMG_5124
I put a basket of Monster books next to the bin too…IMG_5108
Krash walked into the schoolroom and immediately said, “oh man, where’s the fall bin, I like that on better.”  Yup, he’s our Mr. Negative.  I “ignored” him and began playing with Ladybug creating monsters, soon he was involved and said, “oh man, this is awesome, thanks mom!”  Silly boy.
Ladybug went right at it and had a blast creating monsters…

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The ping pong balls were “cheeks” according to her!
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Krash was way more interested in the little white tubes {I wish I knew where these were from-someone gave us a big ol’ bag of them a long time ago}.  He used them to make patterns…IMG_5127
He remembered an old Minute to Win It game and got a craft stick and began to challenge himself!IMG_5131
He made numerous towers, with and without PacMan…

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Even PacMan got in on the creating fun…IMG_5143 
After playing for awhile, I took a quick video of the kids to share with you.  As you will see, they were all engaged with the bin in different ways.  They had been playing for at least 15-20 minutes prior to the video and then continued to play way beyond the video.

Be sure to visit my Monster Pinboard on Pinterest for more monster fun ideas!

If you haven’t read the Montessori Minute post about sensory play, be sure to read that to see why these bins are so wonderful for kids!
Use this button to jump to all of my Sensory Bin posts anytime. Sensory-Bins6222[4]

Kindergarten Printables ~ Monsters

We have a MONSTER theme coming up and will be using my Monster Tot Pack, and the Monster Pack from 2 Teaching Mommies, but I needed a few more skills for Krash!  I put together a few Monster Kindergarten Printables for him!

Here’s what is included in case you’d like to use it too!Slide1

Using a number line…

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Listening & following directions {while reviewing shapes and colors}…Slide5

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

Naming coins…

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Basic Fractions…

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Matching descriptive sentences…Monster Kindergarten Printables

Beginning Sounds, tracing and word matching…Slide13

I hope many of you can use these new Free Kindergarten Printables

which you can DOWNLOAD HERE!