Weekly Learning

Happy September!

I hope everyone is having a nice, relaxing weekend!

Here is a look into our upcoming week of learning:

Morning Activities:

-I Can Book

-Journal: I like _____. (using environmental print pictures)

-Letter Popsicle Stick Puzzles (Ii, Jj, Kk, Ll)

-Dabbing Capital/Lowercase (Ii, Jj, Kk, Ll)

Morning Routines:

-Brain Gym

-I love you ritual: Georgie, Porgie

-Well Wisher/Safe Keeper Box

-Review our general rules:

We will use watching eyes, listening ears, kind words, gentle touches, and walking feet

-Make Commitments

-Practice breathing strategies

-New Sight Words: am, like

We will review I and can from last week and start writing the words in elkonin boxes

Morning Message:

-Letter Monster

-Chit-Chat Messages using letters Ii, Jj, Kk, Ll

Read Alouds:

Frog Food:

I Like Me

Pete the Cat

I Like Myself

-We will also review the 3 Ways to Read a Book and practice:

Poems:

I Like School

I am

*We locate capital letters, punctuation, rhyming words, sight words, and match sight words/letters.

Centers:

We will practice all of the centers we learned last week and introduce: Art: Pete the Cat craft, Science/Sensory: Hidden Name Art/Finding letters in the sand, Technology: Symbaloo, starfall, ipads etc., and Writing: Kindergarten Friends Class Book

Interactive Writing:

-Writing with environmental print that was brought in.

-I am _______. using kiddos pictures.

*We also focus on fundamentals such as starting sentences with a capital letter, finger spacing between words, puntuation, etc..

Feeling Buddies:

Last week, our class met the feeling buddies Sad and Happy. This week, they will meet Calm, Disappointed, Anxious and Frustrated. These lessons focus on what our faces look like when we might be feeling certain ways. We also build a connection by sharing a time when we might have felt that emotion. Lastly, we discuss ways to help us calm, such as using breathing strategies and other things like sensory bottles.

Math:

Number Corner:

-Calendar, months of the year, days of the week, counting forward/backwards and by tens, 1 more/1 less, days in school

Number Talks:

Ten Frame

Rekenreks

Dot Cards

Five Frame Cards

*We will continue to practice hand signals and use number talk vocabulary

Math Fun:

-Read Ten Apples Up On Top and complete a craft with apples on our head (after rolling a die)

-Read The Shape of Things and create a picture using pattern blocks. Then, we will transfer our creation onto paper using di-cut shapes.

-Create a class book called: A Shape is Just a Shape

-Continue exploring Manipulatives

Writer’s Workshop/Social Studies:

-Make a feeling face and write I am ______ (feeling emotion: happy, sad, angry or scared).

-How I Put Myself Together Class Book (what breathing/calming strategy will you use?)

-Share Student of the Week and Class Mascot

Penmanship:

Introducing Ii, Jj, Kk, and Ll and the appropriate strokes to create the letters. We will also continue to work on proper grip using a pencil.

Fun Friday:

Make Cloud Dough

We are going to have an OUTSTANDING week!

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