Hey Everyone! I hope you all had a SPECTACULAR weekend!
Here is what we are learning this week:
Morning Activities and Journal Writing (practice using sight words: saw, yes, are, and because)
Monday: The Hearts sight word book (sight words: with, are, do, you, see, the for)
Tuesday: Journal Writing using the word saw
Wednesday: Penguin Mystery Picture (locating numbers)
Thursday: Fluency Find It-Medial Sounds
Friday: CHAMPS Assembly-Graphing-Do you have more than 8 letters in your name? Yes/No Discuss Observations
*Other morning activities:
-Sight word memory
-Word Work Games
Monday: digraphs (sh, ch, medial sounds, numeral writing (1 more, 1 less, equal)
Tuesday: Stretching out words, rhyming, one less, counting by 10s to 100
Wednesday: blends with l (fl, pl, sl), write a number sentence (subtraction), reading with expression, counting words in a sentence
Thursday: Fill in the missing word, number bonds, matching pictures to correct words
-We are working on several different writing activities during independent writing time this week. Depending on where your child is at, he/she will be working on the following: Winter Writing Sample, Writing a letter to someone in the primary, Love is. Monday, students will move their name pencils to set a writing goal! During writing, students use their Writing Folders among several other tools in our classroom as a reference or as inspiration. Afterwards, they check their writing using our rubric:
Writing Anchors: Work on Writing, Writing Checklist Review: Writers Don’t Say….., Punctuation, Parts of a Friendly Letter
Interactive Writing: Love is…., Writing a Friendly Letter to Mrs. Koonce
Reading Focus: Reading is Thinking (thinking as we read and marking it with a post-it (this includes connections, sad/happy parts, tricky words etc…)), Retelling, introduction to compound words
Reading Anchors: Review: Retelling, Punctuation: My Voice, Readers can take notes with post-its
Shared Reading: The Day it Rained Hearts, Five Little Monkeys, Pete the Cat and His Four Groovy Buttons, Click, Clack, Moo Cows That Type, Hamilton Duck
Phonics Skills: cvc words/elkonin boxes, medial sounds, compound words
Poems: I Like Hearts, Penguin, Penguin
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: Number Sense/Model the action of separating to represent subtraction
I have _____ I wish I had ______. students will come up with how many more I need, if any and justify why.
-Read it, Draw it, Solve it!
-Crayola Word Problems Mimio
-Reading The Day it Rained Hearts and using foam heart stickers to create number sentences
-Read Pete the Cat and His Four Groovy Buttons. Then, use buttons on a Pete The Cat work mat to create subtraction number sentences
-MIMIO: Five Little Monkeys: Modeling subtraction situations
-Sing or Read Five Little Monkeys and act out subtraction problems using monkeys puppets, students will then create their own subtraction story
-Brainpopjr: Seasons, review Social Studies Magazine and activities
-Students will draw themselves in their favorite season, wearing the clothing they would wear during that season.
-Continue Chalk Shadows outside
-Chart what students know and learn for each season
I hope you all have a WONDERFUL week!