Hello! I can’t believe there is only 2 weeks until SPRING BREAK! Time flies when you are learning and having fun at the same time!
Below is what we will be learning about in kindergarten this week:
Morning Activities and Journal Writing (practice using sight words: not, home)
Monday: Journal Writing: Draw a picture of your home and write a sentence about it. My home is …..
Tuesday: Journal Writing: Draw two animals, one little and one big. Write a sentence beside each animal. Ex. I am not little.
Wednesday: Mystery Picture!
Thursday: Make Dr. Seuss hat (-at word family), -at word family song Jack Hartmann
Friday: CHAMPS Assembly
*Other morning activities:
-Sight word memory
-Word Work Games
Monday: missing word parts (day), digraphs (ch, sh, th), long I words, 2 more/2 less, what are some things that are long?
Tuesday: missing word parts, cvce words (robe, cone, bone), draw teen numbers in ten frames, count from 39-70, what are some things that are short?
Wednesday: missing word parts, digraphs (sh, ch, th), how many words in a sentence, writing number sentences from number bonds, what are some things you can dream about?
Thursday: missing word parts, matching words to correct picture, fill in the missing words in a sentence, completing number bonds, what are some things that make you smile?
Class Routines During Calendar:
-Complete the Pattern
-Count around the circle from 1-7. the number 7 sits down each time.
-Game: mix and fix magnetic numbers and put in order. (teens)
-Would you rather swim or go to the splash pad?
-Dr. Seuss class book writing
-Group Animal Research-Students will be put into groups according to animal interests. They will then research their animal and create a project about it. Their research will include the habitat, diet and many other facts about the animal.
Along with researching animals, this week, I will continue modeling another personal experience story that includes a Beginning, Middle, and End. The students will continue a new story as well. They will practice including transition words in their writing: first, next, then, finally. Students will also get to continue writing letters with our WEE Deliver program.
Every 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: Review: Work on Writing, Writing Checklist Writers Don’t Say….., Punctuation, Animal Research Questions
Reading Focus: Recalling facts in non fiction texts
Reading Anchors: Review: What is fiction?, What is nonfiction, Informational Books
Shared Reading: Fox in Socks, One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish, Green Eggs and Ham, And to Think that I Saw it on Mulberry Street, Hop on Flop, The Cat in the Hat, and Nonfiction Books
Phonics Skills: Word Families (-at, -og, -ot, -ug) Books: Fat Cat, Dog in the Fog, Scot and Dot, Baby Bug
Poems: EEK, Rain
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 and the action of joining to represent addition
-I have _____ I wish I had ______. students will come up with how many more I need, if any and justify why.
-Different Ways to Show 10
-Read it, Draw it, Solve it!
-Crayola Word Problems Mimio
-Playing Race to 10 and Race to 20 using large class number line (addition and subtraction)
-Read Fox in Socks and Graph: Are you wearing silly socks?
-Read One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish/Sort colored goldfish and graph them
-Decompose Teen Numbers (showing numbers in different ways)
-Read Green Eggs and Ham, Cook and eat them, then graph if they liked them.
-Subtraction Smash w/Play-Doh
-Clear the Deck (addition and subtraction)
-Piggy Bank Addition
-Form animal research groups, research habitats, diets, and other facts about animals. Create an animal fact poster
-Jonathan Blue Bird’s World: Learn facts about animals for project
-Other good research websites: PebbleGo and Facts4Me
Fun Friday: Green Eggs and Ham-predict if you think you might like it/write about your feelings after eating it
-Creating Oobleck! It feels like a solid, but when you lift it out of the bowl, it is super runny! Write the steps to make it. Take home recipe!
Thank you all for sharing your precious kiddos with me five days a week! I am one BLESSED teacher! Have a SPECTACULAR week!