I hope everyone has had an INCREDIBLE weekend with their families!
Last week was great and BUSY for the KINDERPILLARS!!! We had the 100th day of school, Groundhog Day, and TPRI Reading Testing! It was still a FUN time though!
Here is a little look into what we will be focusing on this week:
Sight Words: of, was
Morning Message: middle sounds, cvc words (stretching them out), Editing sentences for capitalization/punctuation, and -ine word family (fine, swine, nine, line, etc….)
Reading Skills: Inferring/Predicting. These two sort of go hand and hand. When you predict something in a book, you can usually figure out if you were right or wrong at the end. When you make inferences, the answer is never told to you. You just have to use clues from the story.
Reading Anchors: Inferring, Reviewing Questioning
Big Books/Shared Reading:
–I Went Walking By: Sue Williams (predicting with farm animals and using the pictures)
–The Little Mouse,The Red, Ripe Strawberry and The Big Hungry Bear By: Don and Audrey Wood (Inferring feelings). Question to ponder: Who is telling the story?
–NO David! By: David Shannon (Making inferences on why David is being told no.)
–Chester’s Way By: Kevin Henkes (Inferring Emotions)
Interactive Writing: Last week, we focused on narrowing down a topic to write about and actually ONLY writing about that topic. The kiddos did a really good job! This week I am going to continue finding a “focus” to write about while doing Non-Fiction Topics. For example, we will make a list of animals that we are curious about and then narrow it down to one topic (Ex. Sharks). We will complete a KWL Chart, Research Facts on PebbleGo.com, Write down some interesting facts, and write about their diet and habitat! The following week the kiddos will be working in groups to pick their very own animal to research and complete their own!
*We are also starting a WEE Deliver Program at our school where the kiddos from different classes can write letters to one another. I will spend Monday introducing the parts of a letter and model writing a letter to Mrs. Koonce. From there, my sweet students will be allowed to start writing letters! This is such a fun thing!
*Writing Skills: Staying focused, capitalization and punctuation! We will edit each time we write looking for anything that needs to be capitalized or for missing punctuation (that I will be purposefully leaving out 🙂 )!
Writing Anchors: Reviewing: What Gets a Capital? and Writers Don’t Say….
Independent Writing: Letters/Non-Free Writing (staying focused)
Poems: Fuzzy Wuzzy, I Like Hearts, Nine Fine Swine
Things we focus on with our weekly poems:
-Word Chunks etc…
ABC: Sight Word Reading/Building with Magnetic Letters
Afterwards, they can use the word in a sentence by writing it on a whiteboard.
Word Work: cvc words (putting the picture together and then writing the word in the boxes). For example, if it is the word cat, they will find the onset /c/ and match it to the rime /at/ then write it in the boxes.
Writing: I Love….
Technology: Kindergarten Symbaloo Site/Ipads/PebbleGo for Research
Pocket Chart: Create a Sentence (animal themed) and then write the sentence.
Art: Decorating Valentine Party Bags (thanks to everyone who brought items to decorate them with!)/Owl Always Love You Craft
Big Books/Reading: MIMIO: Sight Word Pop and then writing the sight word (Our mimio has been acting up so we weren’t able to complete this center last week. We are crossing our fingers that it is working this week!)
Listening Center: Valentine QR Code Books/Character Activity
Poetry: 100th Day of School/Other hanging poems
Skill: Locating different things such as rhyming words, chunks, punctuation and capital letters, sight words, etc….
Guided Reading: We will start fresh with reading in our groups this week!
Math: Number Sense/Addition/Subtraction
Brainpopjr: Basic Subtraction and Making Ten
Math Anchors: Making 5 and Making 10.. then writing the number addition sentences that go with, Some and Some More, Some and Some went Away
Investigations: Unit 4
-2.5 Quick Images: Ten Frames
-3.1 Racing Bears (collect ten)
-Make What You See
Math Games/Activities to Introduce:
-Subtraction Smash using Playdough
-Make Ten Bump
-Counting with Playdough Mats
-Winter Dice Number Roll and Write
-Number Sense Snowflakes (Addition)
-BUMP (1 more and 1 Less)
-Which is More? Which is Less?
-Make It (A child flashes a card with dots, then the other student has to make it)
Science: Non Fiction Research Continued from Interactive Writing.