Week 11 Learning

I hope everyone enjoyed their 3 day weekend! Tomorrow starts our Red Ribbon Week. Don’t forget to wear red! Here are the things you should wear for the week: 

I just wanted to let you all know, that I will not be at school tomorrow. My little girl is sick with the flu. 🙁 I know you all will have a great day, and I look forward to seeing everyone on Tuesday!

Here is a peek into our week:

Morning Activities:

-Journals: (incorporate words: put, is, my)

-Jack-O-Lantern Stories

-Journals: (incorporate words: put, is, my)

-Sight Word Bingo

Morning Routines:

-Brain Gym

-I love you ritual: Here’s the Bunny

-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 and snake breath).

-Taking attendance: Counting around the Circle

Sight Words:

Introduce: is, put, my

-Letters: Vv

-Numbers: 9

Morning Message:

-Word Family Houses

-Write the next letter in the sequence

-Stretch out Words

-Unscramble the Sight Words

-Editing mistakes in sentences

Reading Anchors:

  • Review: What are Characters, what is a setting, reading is thinking, making connections
  • Review: Story Elements

New: Sequencing the story: The Little Old Lady Who Wasn’t Afraid of Anything

Read Alouds:

The Legend of Spookly

Spookly activities: charting story elements, describe Spookly as a character, compare how Spookly helped others and how we have helped others., create a spookly

The Little Old Lady Who Wasn’t Afraid of Anything

Halloween (on Epic)

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

*Reading Skill: Describing Characters and discussing reasons for their actions and retelling


Good Helper and Five Little Pumpkins

*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)

Interactive Writing:

Finish: 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?

-What Writer’s Do:

-Sentence Frames

New Anchors: I can draw a 3 star picture:

New: I can tell a story:

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.

-I Can Tell a Story

-Adding details

-My Fun Day!

-I can write a word:

Feeling Buddies:

Feeling Buddies

I Calm Myself Book pg. 71

Help children identify emotional triggers and ways to regain composure

Commitment: i am going to choose to STAR, Drain, Balloon, Pretzel when I have an upsetting feeling.

Sing Do You Know #6

Make a class book about what we have learned. Each child chooses a feeling page to complete for the book (angry, sad, scared)

Complete sentence about a time that feeling got ahold of you. Draw four ways you can calm down in the 4 boxes.

Sing Yes I Can # 29

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:

-Pips on dice

-Order please


Problem Solving:

Math Fun:

-Math by Myself Options:

Finish: Pumpkin Seeds Match Number to Dots

New: In the Bag:

Extra: Math Center

-Math with Someone Options:

-sort 2D and 3D shapes by shape, color, etc…

-make shapes with geoboards

-any number sense games taught

-spider toss

-any Halloween math games

-Any Shape Games

-Counting w/Play Doh

-QR Code Math

-Large #line game

-Magnetic Number Game

-Subitizing puzzles

-any measurement game taught

-race to 10 or 20

-Roll and Record

-Race to Ten/Twenty


Math in Writing:

Journaling: Finish: Number Six Number Map

Math Anchors:

-Ways I Can Count

-Making 5

-Where do we see math?

-Are you afraid of spiders?

-Pumpkin Emotion Graphing

Social Studies/Science: Pumpkins

-Describing Pumpkins using our five senses

-Review parts of a pumpkin

-Pumpkin Report:

My pumpkin is this fat with yarn.

-My pumpkin weighs this much

-My pumpkin is this tall

Penmanship: Vv

and Number 9

Fun Friday: Walking Spiders!

Supplies: foil, straws, water, expos

We are going to have an AWESOME week! 🙂


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