Happy Sunday! I have enjoyed spending time with my relatives in Midlothian this weekend. It was nice, and relaxing. I hope you all had a great weekend as well.
Here is a look into our upcoming week of learning:
-Sight Word Reader: Animals at Night (highlight sight words)
-Journal: My Favorite color is _________.
-Writing Reference Folders: Use word wall and write sight words
-Journal: In the fall I can see a ______. (use picture)
-Sight word bingo
-I love you ritual: Humpty Dumpty
-Well Wisher/Safe Keeper Box
-Review our general rules:
We will use watching eyes, listening ears, kind words, gentle touches, and walking feet
-Practice breathing strategies (balloon, pretzel, S.T.A.R, drain, bunny breathing, breathing arms and snake breath).
-New Sight Words: Begin practicing color words: red, blue, green, yellow, orange
-Letters: Review all previously learned letters.
-Number/Alphabet Practice incorporating color words
-What begins with an Mm?
-Daily News/review lowercase and capital Ll.
-Dailey News/Fill in missing words or beginning sounds
– Review: What are Characters, what is a setting, reading is thinking, making connections, predictions
New: Create a class character and setting poster using notecards.
Trick or Treat
It’s Pumpkin Day Mouse
Hippo is Happy
Alligator is Angry
Fall/Halloween Books and Fall, Fall What Do You See?
-We will also review the 3 Ways to Read a Book and practice:
*Reading Experiment: Reading is Thinking using baking soda and vinegar
Red, Yellow, Green, Blue, and Orange color poems/songs
*We locate capital letters, punctuation, rhyming words, sight words, and match sight words/letters.
Busy Bee Center Rotations (See literacy stations blog post for more details of the centers that we will be doing this week)
- Using our Five Senses to create a class book.
- Example: Jaxon can see a shark.
*We also focus on fundamentals such as starting sentences with a capital letter, finger spacing between words, puntuation, etc..
Writing Anchors: What Gets a Capital?
-What Writer’s Do:
-Review: Some letters are tall, small and fall
Writer’s Workshop Activities:
-Fall/Halloween word bank
-Use sentence frames to help us write
-What is a writer?
-We Write About Things We know and Love!
-I can draw/color a 3 Star picture
-modeling writing about personal experiences
-Begin writing using heart maps and begin Author’s Chair (share time)
-Writing using Halloween and Fall stickers
Tuesday: Feeling Buddies, Strong Emotions
Make Feelings Bottle (red food coloring with water)
Sing #15 In My Body
Talk about how strong emotions feel in our bodies
Looks like (face, hands, arms)
Sounds like (voice)
Review what angry says: I’ll rant and I’ll rave. Something’s bugging me! Nothing will change until I breathe. (show feelings bottle, shake up)
Review being a STAR
Repeat and discuss when feeling Scared
Sing #23 Solutions
Practice breathing by smelling a flower and blowing out a pretend candle
Thursday: Feeling Buddies
Sing Breathe #2
Discuss when a feeling gets ahold of you, 1st step is go to the safe place, then step #2 is to choose a way to calm down (breathing or calm down choice)
Today we are going to talk about belly breathing.
Put hands on bellies close to belly button, inhale through nose while belly goes out and exhale through mouth and belly goies in
Pass out a small book for each child to use have student lay on floor in circle with feet out, place book on belly, then practice breathing so book rises up and down
Sing breathe #2
Create anchor chart
Have students create their own star wand to help them remember to be a STAR
Star cut out, popcicle stick
-Calendar, months of the year, days of the week, counting forward/backwards and by tens, 1 more/1 less, days in school
What Does Not Belong?
Dot Cards: Peek and Build
*We will continue to practice hand signals and use number talk vocabulary
Who Has More?
-Continue incorporating The Counting Jar (counting items in a jar in 2 different ways and then creating that quantity using other items)
-A ______ is Heavier Than Me!
-Math by Myself Options:
-Any Shape Games
-Any Number Sense Game Taught (five in a row, roll and build, etc….)
-Counting w/Play Doh
-QR Code Math
-Large #line game
-Magnetic Number Game
-Make shapes with geoboards
-Math with Someone Options:
My foot is this long (measuring using square tiles)
Introduce Games: Race to Ten and Race to Twenty
Math in Writing:
Journaling: Finish How Many Apples Tall are You? And Ten Frames
Social Studies: Five Senses
Read My Five Senses
-Brainpopjr: Five Senses
-Five Senses Song
-What’s in the Shakers? (hear)
-Read The Listening Walk
Go on a listening walk throughout the school/outside. Chart what we hear.
-Taste: Sweet, Salty, Sour, Bitter
Reviewing all previously learned letters and the strokes to create the letters. We will also continue to work on proper grip using a pencil.
We are going to have an OUTSTANDING week! 🙂