Last week was great, and we have A LOT of fun things planned for this week too!
Here is a peek into what we are learning:
Sight Words: Review Week
Monday: COGAT Testing (all kindergarten)
Tuesday: Mystery Name-make as many words as possible with the letters in that person’s name!
Wednesday: COGAt Testing (all kindergarten)
Thursday: Beginning Sounds Secret Message
Friday: Phoneme Manipulating/Rhyming Practice
*Other morning activities:
-Sight Word making w/play-doh
-Sight Word Memory/Bingo
-Sight Word Tic-Tac-Toe
Reading Skills: Inferencing, Retelling, Story Elements
Reading Anchors: Reviewing all inferencing/story element anchors Introducing: Retelling anchor
Big Books/Shared Reading: Olive the Other Reindeer, Friends (sight word based), An Elf for Christmas, The Littlest Elf
Literacy Centers: See Week 16 Literacy Stations Blog Post
Interactive Writing: Daily News
-focus: capitalization, punctuation, stretching out words, spacing Anchor: meatball and spaghetti spacing
*Writing: Labeling an Elf/Labeling a Tree, Christmas Sticker Stories, Students will continue to create their book of choice with partner/share.
*Writing Anchors: Review: What Gets a Capital?, Writer’s Don’t Say….
New: Writing Checklist/Review Writing Goal Posters, Punctuation
Poems: Peppermint Stick, Way Up High on the Christmas Tree, and I Like Christmas
Things we focus on with our weekly poems:
-Fluency (reading smoothly, not like a robot, and sounding like we talk)
-Word Chunks etc…
Math Focus: Reading, Writing, and Representing Numbers up to 20 with and without objects.
-Ways to Make 10
-Creating Gingerbread Men/Women using Gingerbread Play-Doh and creating a Math Problem with it!
Example: I have ___ gingerbread boys and ___ gingerbread girls. How many do I have in all?
Math Anchors: Review: More, Fewer, Same/How Many More? How Many Less?
-Comparing and Ordering Numbers-MIMIO
-Spin and Graph
-Roll and Write Numbers
-Tenzy Dice Game
-Pipe Cleaner/Bell Shape STEM Activity
-Any Math Game Introduced
-candy cane science experiment
-Mystery Doug-Where Does Chocolate Come From?
-Paint Bread Ornaments
That’s it, Guys! Thank you for taking the time to read about what your child will be learning each week! Also, thank you to all of the parents who volunteered to donate the items I requested. I am so, very thankful for you. Your kiddos will be too! I hope you all have a WONDERFUL week! 8 days until CHRISTMAS Break!
P.S. Don’t forget that our class is doing a Penny Christmas this year. Each child needs to bring 19 items to school to put in everyone’s Christmas Bag! Try and get those to school this week, if possible! Thanks for all you do!