Hi everyone, I’m thrilled to announce a super fun Combo Pack giveaway today! Carisa (1+1+1=1) and I decided to get together and offer a giveaway of our K4 Expansion Pack and You Can Read as a set! YAY!


As you know, I beefed up my Letter of the Week curriculum for my 4 year old to give her a bit more of a challenge with the K4 Expansion Pack! Well, Carisa’s You Can Read program is a perfect compliment for beginning reading and learning sight words!

My K4 Expansion Pack starts with beginning reading, vowel recognition and introduces a few sight words with my beginning readers. Then Carisa’s You Can Read really drills those site words through lots of interactive games!


One of my favorite activities from the You Can Read program are the Word Hunts and Word Boxes. The word hunt has each word in different fonts so it helps them get used to ‘seeing’ the word in various forms.


I love how the different sized boxes really help my daughter figure out how each letter should look. I’ve also heard about outlining words like this before to help with spelling. They can picture the frame around the word when trying to recall how to spell each word!

Here are some of the activities in the K4 Expansion Pack:


They include beginning reading, beginning sounds, middle vowel sounds and blends along with some beginning readers. And of course it also includes more beginning math, counting, and number order type activities as well.


The You Can Read program really helps solidify the recognition of the sight words we’re starting to work on! I love the word hunt game, it is a great way to build visual recognition of these words. They come in many different fonts so she really had to look for each one.


We had fun with the shapes dot-to-dot activity, she did a great job with it then was excited to say all the shapes once she finished too.


You can purchase the LOTW K4 program for just $5! It comes to you as one simple download {zipped}. It is very easy to work with and you have everything you need all at once, organized into nice folders!

You can purchase access to my ad free/bonus section of You Can Read for just $5 right now. You get access to units ahead of time, and also have the ability to download your units from a clear ad-free page that you can come back to anytime. I also provide bonus materials that will only be available there.

If you buy either or both programs, or already own-you can still enter to win-we will refund your $$ if you are the winner! Just mention this in your comment!


And now for the best part! Carisa and I are both hosting a COMBO giveaway including access to the ad free/bonus section of You Can Read and the K4 Expansion Pack download version! We decided it was an awesome set when put together! Make sure to enter by leaving a comment below, then go visit 1+1+1=1 for a 2nd chance to win!

Mandatory Entry:

Leave a comment on this blog letting me know you would like to win! (Psst…as always feel free to enter even if you’ve already purchased, we’ll refund your money!)

Additional Optional Entries:

@1plus1plus1 & @ericahomeschool are co-hosting a giveaway together! Enter here: http://tinyurl.com/3sl5l7y

Yes, you can enter if you already follow or subscribe, I love my readers! :o)

Giveaway Information:

  • The give away will be open until midnight EST Saturday May 28, 2011. Winner will be announced by Monday May 30, 2011.
  • Make sure to leave a separate comment for each entry, winner will be chosen at random!
  • Please leave a way for me to contact you in your entry otherwise another winner will be chosen.
  • This giveaway is offered WORLDWIDE!
  • This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Facebook.
  • NOTE: In order to enter the contest you must leave a comment on THIS post. To leave a comment scroll to the bottom of the post and click “Post a comment” (If you are reading this via RSS, you will need to visit my actual blog to post a comment.)

Disclosure: I was provided with a free copy of You Can Read to review on my blog. The opinions I have given are mine and may differ from others but were not influenced by Carisa or the free product provided.


  1. Hi Erica,

    I am not a homeschooler, but I teach in a home daycare. I foud your site through facebook. I love the things you do. I missed your giveaway, but out of my next paycheck I hope to purchase your two kits. I think your things are amazing. I have been in the field of early childhood for 31 years. I have worked in 5 different centers during this time. My mother became very ill and I wanted to be closer to home. The home center i work in is just across town. I have found it to be the best opportunity I have ever been in, because the structure is so differnt, and I am free to do what I want, and how I believe. Thank you for sharing your material for others to use. You are a God send. ( an angel in disguise)

    Patty Hedden

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