Week 23

Hey Everyone! I hope you all had a SPECTACULAR weekend!

Here is what we are learning this week:

Morning Activities:

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

-Reader’s Theaters

-Handwriting Practice

-Word Work Games

Morning Message:

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:

-Rhyming Words

-Capital Letters


-Sight Words

-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

Number Talks:

I have _____ I wish I had ______. students will come up with how many more I need, if any and justify why.

Problem Solving/Journals:

-Read it, Draw it, Solve it!

-Crayola Word Problems Mimio

Math Activities:

-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

Science/Social Studies:

-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!