Thank you to everyone who helped make the party so much fun!
I hope everyone had a WONDERFUL, LONG weekend! I am looking forward to being back with my sweet kinderpillars tomorrow!
This is what we will be learning this week:
Morning Activities and Journal Writing (practice using sight words: have, of, was)
Monday: President’s Day
Tuesday: Journal Writing: What hatches out of an egg? A ______ hatches out of an egg.
Wednesday: Last name graphing-students write last names on post-its and stick to graph
Thursday: Fluency Find It-Mixed Alphabet/Sight Word Book: When You Have a Pet…Students write “have” on each blank throughout the story
Friday: CHAMPS Assembly
*Other morning activities:
-Sight word memory
-Word Work Games
Monday: President’s Day
Tuesday: cvce words (cane, nine, cape), draw teen numbers in ten frames, what are some healthy things you can eat?
Wednesday: digraphs (sh, ch, th), how many words in a sentence, writing number sentences from number bonds, what are some things associated with teeth?
Thursday: matching words to correct picture, fill in the missing words in a sentence, completing number bonds, what are some things that are NOT healthy for your teeth?
Class Routines During Calendar:
-Youtube Quick Images Video (subitizing practice)
-Do you like milk? Yes/No (Observations)
-Game: Two students roll a die at the same time. The first person to come up with the sum of the two dice wins! Play until all kiddos have had a turn
-Name Acrostic Poems- Do a different student each day
-Begin Animal Research-vote on animal to research, habitat, diet, facts, etc…
This week, I will model another personal experience story that includes a Beginning, Middle, and End. The students will begin a new story as well. They will practice including transition words in their writing: first, next, then, finally.
Tuesday, 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: Review: Work on Writing, Writing Checklist Writers Don’t Say….., Punctuation, Parts of a Friendly Letter, Animal Research Questions
Reading Focus: Recalling facts in texts, distinguishing between fiction and non fiction stories. We will be learning a lot about informational texts and its features this week. There will be a lot of research beginning also. When students are at the science center, they have the opportunity to write questions about things they wonder. An example might be: What do cheetahs eat? We use the board to pick a topic to research.
Reading Anchors: Review: What is fiction?, What is nonfiction, Informational Books
Shared Reading: Nonfiction Books
Phonics Skills: cvc words/elkonin boxes, medial sounds
Poems: I Have, Little Frog
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
-Playing Race to 10 and Race to 20 using large class number line
-Read/Sing Five Little Speckled Frogs. Then act out the song/write problems on whiteboards using frog/log props.
-Read/Sing Who Stole the Cookie from the Cookie Jar? Model subtraction using a big jar workmat and some “cookies.” As one child takes away cookies, the class write the equation on whiteboards. Lastly, each child gets their own mini cookie jar workmat/recording sheets. They will act out subtraction cookie problems using cookie cereal.
-Read If you Were a Minus Sign. Create a subtraction situation on chart paper. Then, allow students to create their own subtraction situations for a class book.
-Subtraction Smash w/Play-Doh
-Continuing Animal Research using PebbleGo, Facts4Me and Brainpopjr. Discovering what Habitats are.
Option 2: Use candy hearts to see if they sink or float in water.
Have an AMAZING week!