White Oak Primary had our very first CHAMPs Assembly on Friday. Each week one class from the primary puts on a little show to teach a character trait. This week was attentiveness. Our class will have ours in April! I will send home a note closer to time so that you can all make arrangements to be there. Here is a picture of our first 2 CHAMP award winners!
Here’s a look into what we will be learning this upcoming week:
Sight Words: they, with
Morning Message: Rhyming/Initial/Final Sounds/Sight Word Fill in the Blank/Stretching Out Words/Reviewing: capitalization/punctuation
Number Corner: Calendar Activities/Counting Practice (forwards and backwards), comparing #s (more than, less than, equal to), 1 less and 1 more than a given #
Big Books: The Mitten and other winter themed books
Interactive: Winter Story
Reading: Compound Words/Inferencing Skills/Story Elements/Retelling
anchors: Compound Words/Questions/The Mitten Story Elements/Retelling The Mitten
Writing: Winter Story-The kiddos will actually plan their story and begin writing it this week!
Review what writers do: Think, Draw, Label, Write/Why Writers Write/What Gets a Capital???
-Comparing Numbers (I have a great song for this!)
-more than, less than, equal to
-1 more, 1 less
-Addition Number Sentences
-We will be taking a math observation walk where the kiddos will get to “jot” down things they see that is math related (ex. Shapes, numbers, etc…)
-Using illustrations to come up with addition sentences Ex. 2+2+2=6 or 5+1=6
-What Do You Notice?
-Addition Number Sentences
Investigations: Unit 3
Continuation from last week:
-Ordering Cards-playing independently now
-Observation Walk-around the school
-Flashcard Addition w/unifix cubes
-Snowmen # Order
-Snowman # Toss w/ten frame
-Snowmen #s with cotton balls
-Geoboard shape making
-Comparing 2d/3d shapes
-Pocket Chart-Shapes (sides, corners, name)
Small Math Groups: Shake and Spill, 3d Shapes Book, Addition, Comparing #s
-Calendar-What days do we come to school? What days do we stay home?
-Do you like pizza or spaghetti better?
-Would you rather eat peas or carrots?
-Are there more girls or boys in our class? How can we figure it out?
ABC Center: Creating sight words in library pockets using popsicle sticks/Build It Sight Word Activity
Word Work: Initial Sounds
Writing Center: Describe your Mitten
Technology: Symbaloo Literacy Games Ipads: Literacy Games
Pocket Chart: How Many Syllables?
Poetry: Winter Animals
Library/Listening: QR code Winter Book Reading/Favorite Character/checkout a book from library and return old book from book box.
Lightbulb: Word Work Activities
Big Books/Mimio: Syllables
Science/Social Studies: Martin Luther King Activities
Guided Reading: Each group is on a different level so the skills vary as to what I teach or focus on each day. Some examples that I try and work with on all groups are things like making connections as they read, inferencing- what do you think is going to happen from what we just read or by looking at the illustration, story elements, word attack skills/reading strategies, phonics skills, etc…. the list goes on…..
I hope everyone has a wonderful week!