I am LOVING these cooler mornings and evenings! The fall season is my most favorite time of the year! We had a GREAT time in the kinderpillar room this week. I think the kiddos most favorite thing was our reading is thinking experiment. We are always talking about how readers are always thinking/asking questions and our brains should be bubbling with thoughts. So, I put baking soda in the bottom of a large bowl and vinegar on top which caused it to bubble and sizzle. I think I was pretty popular to my students that day ;)… I sure love getting to spend my days with them!
Here is an overview of our upcoming 4 day week of learning:
-Sight Word Reader: Animals at Night, The Little Babies
-Journal: Writing sentences using sentence frame anchor chart and sight words
-Writing Reference Folders: continuing to add word wall words
-Sight word bingo
-I love you ritual: Mary Had a Little Lamb
-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).
-Taking attendance: Counting around the Circle
–Review Sight Words:
Review color words: red, blue, green, yellow, orange
Introduce: brown, pink, black, purple, and white
Introduce: little, in
-Letters: Dd, Vv, Pp
-Letter D: What starts with Dd and write capital/lowercase Dd
-Letter P: What starts with Pp and write capital/lowercase Pp.
-Practice with syllables
-Find Bs, Ds, Ps, and Qs in the message.
- Review: What are Characters, what is a setting, reading is thinking, making connections
- Review: Story Elements
- What Good Readers Do
New: Sequencing the story: There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Bat:
Friends (review sight word little)
There was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Bat
Click, Clack, Boo!
The Little Red Hen
-We will also review the 3 Ways to Read a Book and practice:
*Reading Skill: Describing Characters and discussing reasons for their actions.
One Little Bluebird
*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)
Finish: *Write Dr. Jean song: Little Red Box (leave out the words little and in. Have students write little and in on index card. Call students up to complete poem with words little and in, when you pull their picture out of the box.
I wish I had a little red box to put (child’s name) in.
I’d take him/her out and (hug, hug, hug) and put him/her back again!
New: Class, Class What Do You See? Class Book
New: Boo! Class Book
*We also focus on fundamentals such as starting sentences with a capital letter, finger spacing between words, puntuation, etc..
Review Writing Anchors: What Gets a Capital?
Writer’s Workshop Activities:
-Why do writers write?
-Use inspiration pages and heart maps to get ideas for story and begin writing.
-Use sentence frame poster to get ideas of what to write about.
Pg. 64 Draining and Ballooning
To learn calming self-regulatory strategies
Sing #13 I have made some new friends
Have a helper hold up each feeling buddy as it is named in the song.
Discuss what happens when a feeling gets ahold of us (shake bottle)
Angry=we may hit
scared=we may run away
disappointed=we may pout and whine
frustrated=we may throw things
Breathing helps our insides calm down
Read sophie is a STAR, practice draining and ballooning
Blow up a real balloon then let it go to demonstrate how air fills balloon and is released just like when we exhale
Sing #4 bye bye buddies
Have students complete Sophie is a STAR reproducible
-Calendar, months of the year, days of the week, counting forward/backwards and by tens, 1 more/1 less, days in school
-Make 1 more or 1 less of number rolled
-Math by Myself Options:
Finish: Pumpkin Seeds Match Number to Dots
Extra: Math Center
-Math with Someone Options:
-make shapes with geoboards
-any number sense games taught
-any Halloween math games
-Any Shape Games
-Counting w/Play Doh
-QR Code Math
-Large #line game
-Magnetic Number Game
-any measurement game taught
-race to 10 or 20
-Roll and Record
Review Games: Race to Ten and Race to Twenty
Math in Writing:
Journaling: Number Six Number Map
Social Studies/Science: Bats
-What do we wonder about bats?
-Bats: Can, Have, Are
Penmanship: Dd, Vv, Pp
and Numbers 7-8
Fun Thursday: Graph 3D shapes the kiddos have brought in. Then design a haunted house using the shapes.
We are going to have a Spook-tacular week! 🙂