Week 30 Learning

I hope everyone had an AWESOME, long weekend!

Here is a sneak peek of our week:

Morning Activities:

-Finish Three Little Pigs Story Elements Book

-Journal Writing (using words: he, have, home, here, in and first grade words: them, then), smallest to largest, nouns

-Sight Word Jenga

-Goldilocks and the Three Bears Activities

-Find It Fluency (Word Families)

Morning Message:

Monday-Friday: Daily Star Student

*Share something with the class and write a sentence about what was said. Find letters, digraphs, blends in sentence. Fix mistakes (capitals, spacing, punctuation)

Class Routines During Calendar:

-Teen Numbers Counting Song (youtube)

Students will write the teen numbers in the air with their finger.

-Pair kiddos up. Each students will take turns drawing a teen number on the other partner’s back. The student must say the number that is being drawn on their back.

-Use whiteboards to write teen numbers and teen number words

-Count to 100 doing exercises!

Interactive Writing:

-Create a Large Story Map students can take turns walking down the path and retelling the story.

-Roll a Fairy Tale-The dice will tell you the setting, characters, and problem to include in a fairy tale story.

-Acrostic Poetry Writing

-Proceduarl Texts: Procedures for making a bowl of cereal


-Move pencils to make individual writing goals for the week.

-Writing stories with a beginning, middle, and end that make sense.

-Roll a Fairy Tale Writing (use fairy tale story element map to plan story after rolling the fairy tale dice)

-Acrostic Poetry: First and Last Name

-Writing Procedural Text for Making Porridge

-Students will use their writing rubric to check/edit their writing for capitalization, punctuation, good spaces, B/M/E etc…

Writing Anchors: New: Procedural Texts, Review: Work on Writing, Writing Checklist Writers Don’t Say….., Punctuation

Reading Focus: Reviewing the elements of a fairy tale, retelling fairy tales (This week we will focus on Goldilocks and the Three Bears), Reading is Thinking (discovering the difference between thin and thick questions)

Reading Anchors: Fairy Tales Have…., Story Elements of Goldilocks and the Three Bears, Who is Your Favorite Character?, My Connection to Baby Bear, Setting of Goldilocks

Shared Reading: Goldilocks and the Three Bears, Goldisocks and the Three Librarians, Dustylocks and the Three Bears, Nonfiction plant books, Spring/Easter Books

Phonics Skills: cvc word building/practice (egg cvc word building), 3 Little Pig CVC practice, adding -s to the end of a word to make more than one: Ex. Dog/dogs, bear/bears, car/cars, etc…

Poems: Spring

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)

-Matching Words

-Word Chunks etc…

Math Focus: Identifying U.S. Coins (penny, nickel, dime, quarter) and using data or information to create a graph

Math Anchor: Review: How to Make a Graph

Number Talks:


-Rekenreks: creating combinations of 12

-Dot Cards (what do you see? How do you see it?)

Problem Solving/Journals:

-Read it, Draw it, Solve it! (subtraction problem)

Math Activities/Options:

-Goldilocks Roll and Record (teen numbers/use teddy grahams)

-Create a bar graph over favorite colors (bringing in color words)

-Making numbers in tally marks using pretzel sticks

-Students conduct a survey of choice, then create their graph using legos

-Coin Identification Bingo

-Easter Teen Numbers Practice

-Domino Sum Graphing

-Coin Rubbings

-Counting by Tens Headband

-Add and Cover

-Egg-celent Measuring

-Creating Surveys (Do you like to eat Easter eggs?/Do you like jelly beans?)

-Coin Sorting

-QR Code ten frames and addition

-Any math games introduced

Science/Social Studies:

Focus: Plants/Butterfly Life Cycle

-Begin Experiment: Our bean project with jars proved to be unsuccessful this past week. They started stinking so we had to throw them away. This week, we will plant lima beans in baggies with wet paper towels. We will chart our observations each day in our seed journals.

-Brainpopjr: Life Cycle of a Butterfly

-What we Know About Butterflies

-Journaling observations of our caterpillars!

Fun Friday: Make Porridge and graph: Do you like porridge?

**We are going to have a Spring-tacular week! **