A Peek into our Week :)

I hope everyone is enjoying the weekend! I saw lots of familiar faces last night at the Monster Truck Nationals!

Here is a look into our upcoming week of learning:

Morning Activities:

-Environmental Print Book

-Journal: I am on the _______. (add picture)

-Journal: I like ______. (Use environmental print picture)

-My Apple Book

-Play Doh sight word building

-Signing in anchors (letters: Cc, Dd, Tt, and Aa)

Morning Routines:

-Brain Gym

-I love you ritual: Row, Row, Row Your Boat

-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 (balloon, pretzel, S.T.A.R, drain, bunny breathing, breathing arms)

-New Sight Words: the, on

We will review I, can, am and like from previous weeks and start writing the words in elkonin boxes

Morning Message:

-Letter Monster

-Chit-Chat Messages using letters Cc, Dd, Tt, and Aa

Read Alouds:

Frog Food

My Home

One Little, Two Little, Three Little Apples

Mouse Count

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

 

Poems:

Leaves

Apples, Apples

I Like School

I am

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

 

Centers:

We will begin using our center folders to rotate centers. We will practice a lot to get ready for next week (when we start bringing home our book bags and reading logs!!).

 

Interactive Writing:

-Recalling sight words from books Frog Food and My Home. Then writing about something they like. Example: I like sprinkles on my cupcake.

-Continue writing using environmental print

-Apple writing using positional words. Example: The apple is on the tree.

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

 

Writing Anchor: What Gets a Capital?

Feeling Buddies:

The kiddos have loved learning about managing our feelings and emotions using the Feeling Buddies Toolkit! So far we have met and learned a little about each of our 8 Feeling Buddies: Happy, Sad, Angry, Scared, Calm, Disappointed, Frustrated and Anxious. This week we will learn about the difference between angry and frustrated. We will make a class book called: Our Feeling Faces. We will also act out scenarios and practice using our breathing strategies to help us go from bug crazy mad to caterpillar calm.

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

Connecting Cubes

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

Math Fun:

-Comple The Shape of Things Activity

-Counting Strategies Anchor

-Begin The Counting Jar (counting items in a jar in 2 different ways and then creating that quantity using other items)

-Introduce Math Rotation (Math by Myself, Math with Someone, Math in Writing (journal), Math in Technology, and Meet with Teacher

-Begin Math Journals

-New Game: Number Sense Memory

-Subitizing Cards Practice

Math Rotation Game Options:

-Apple Race

-Apple Counting Circles

-Magnetic pop. Sticks

-Bug Sorting # Puzzles

-# puzzles

Someone Options:

-Egg Carton Math

-Math Pocket Chart

-Magnetic numbers/objects

-# Tracing

-Number Cookie Sheet

-How many apples tall are you

 

Writer’s Workshop/Social Studies:

-Decorate our Writer Pages for our Writing Folder Covers

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

-Share Student of the Week and Class Mascot

-Apple Tasting/Graph

-Apple Experiment using jars

-Apple Senses Anchor

-Will an Apple Sink or Float?

-Apple STEM: Create Apple Towers

-Jumping Apple Seeds Experiment

-Apple Star

-Label Apple Parts

Penmanship:

Introducing Cc, Dd, Tt, and Aa and teacing the appropriate strokes to create the letters. We will also continue to work on proper grip using a pencil.

Fun Friday:

Make Applesauce and learn about the apple tree life cycle. 

 

We are going to have an APPLE-ful week! 🙂

 

Feeling Buddies in Action!

Thank you to our generous donor for funding our Feeling Buddies project! Our class has been borrowing the feeling buddies, and now we will have our very own class set! We are beyond excited.

The kiddos have  loved learning about managing our feelings and emotions using the Feeling Buddies Toolkit! So far we have met and learned a little about each of our 8 Feeling Buddies: Happy, Sad, Angry, Scared, Calm, Disappointed, Frustrated and Anxious. This week we will learn about the difference between angry and frustrated. We will make a class book called: Our Feeling Faces. We will also act out scenarios and practice using our breathing strategies to help us go from bug crazy mad to caterpillar calm.

We have now met all 8 buddies. They teach us about different feelings each week and how to calm/ breathe in certain situations.

We did an extension activity and thought of a time when we might have felt happy/sad/scared. We then shared our stories with the class. Afterwards, we created what our face might have looked like when we felt that emotion. Of course, we tied in a little writing by writing I am ____. 🙂

Kinder Learning Fun

Does your name have an L in it?

Making Behavior Committments

Every morning we count around our circle to take attendance. This week, we added in using our attendance stick. The kiddos count how many are present and double check by creating a stick made from connecting cubes. We then chart how many kiddos are here/not here.

Creating how many kiddos are here using ten frames.

We cut out letters from magazines and created an alphabet poster.

Name Art!

Each week, we recite poems and practice finding sight words, rhyming words, word parts, capital letters, punctuation, etc…

We also have poetry journals. The kiddos glue their poem of the week in the journal and highlight the same things that we locate in our big poems.

Handwriting

The kiddos LOVE our magnetic sensory bottle! They all take turns playing with it throughout the day. I even like playing with it! Ha!

Our class mascot winner for the weekend!

For Fun Friday, we made orange cloud dough! It was super cool!

Interactive Writing

I have the sweetest kiddos this year! All of the them try to be super helpful to not just me, but their friends!

Math Sorting

Letter Puzzles

We learned a new I Love You Ritual song this week, Georgie Porgie. The kiddos LOVE doing them and it gives them a positive start to their day!

Technology Center

My lunch date on Thursday! I love when kiddos pick the eat with the teacher coupon! It’s so fun to sit and talk with them one on one!

more center fun

We read The Shape of things and then used shapes to create pictures!

Sweet Friends!