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:
-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)
-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
-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
-Chit-Chat Messages using letters Cc, Dd, Tt, and Aa
One Little, Two Little, Three Little Apples
-We will also review the 3 Ways to Read a Book and practice:
I Like School
*We locate capital letters, punctuation, rhyming words, sight words, and match sight words/letters.
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!!).
-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?
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.
-Calendar, months of the year, days of the week, counting forward/backwards and by tens, 1 more/1 less, days in school
*We will continue to practice hand signals and use number talk vocabulary
-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 Counting Circles
-Magnetic pop. Sticks
-Bug Sorting # Puzzles
-Egg Carton Math
-Math Pocket Chart
-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 Experiment using jars
-Apple Senses Anchor
-Will an Apple Sink or Float?
-Apple STEM: Create Apple Towers
-Jumping Apple Seeds Experiment
-Label Apple Parts
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.
Make Applesauce and learn about the apple tree life cycle.
We are going to have an APPLE-ful week! 🙂