Time sure is flying in kindergarten. It is so hard to believe that we only have 2 weeks until Thanksgiving break! Of course, we have lots of FUN activities planned before then!
-Book Orders are due on Thursday!
-Disguised Turkeys are due by Friday! Send them in as soon as you get finsihed, so we can show them off!
-Be looking for a Thanksgiving Blessing Mix Note coming home!
Here is a glance into our week:
-Journals: (incorporate sight words: look, you and Thanksgiving Word Bank)
-You Can Go! (highlight sight words)
-Use inspiration pages to write about something they know and love
-Sight Word Writing using Play-Doh and Toothpicks
-Sight Word/Number Word Bingo
-I love you ritual: Your Fingers are so Sleepy
-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
Introduce: look, you
-Letters: Ee, Ff, Yy
-Word Family House -og (book: Dog in the Fog)
-Fill in missing sight words
-Editing simple sentences
-What #s come next?
-Stretch Out Words
- Review: What are Characters, what is a setting, reading is thinking, making connections
- Review: Story Elements and Let’s Retell
- Describe Mini:
-Reading Activitiy: Turkey Erase a Rhyme
Clifford’s The Big Leaf Pile, There was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Pie, Turkey Trouble, Sam and Papa, Ant Can’t, The Littlest Pilgrim
-We will also review the 3 Ways to Read a Book and practice:
*Reading Skill: Charting Story Elements, Describing Characters, Sequencing
You Need, I’m a Little Turkey
*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)
-I am Thankful for..
Writer’s Workshop Activities:
-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.
-Draw and Label a Turkey
-Create Thankful Turkey Book
-Review how to use writing folder for finished/unfinished work
Review ways to calm ourselves
Today we are going to pair up and learn how to help our Feeling Buddies feel safe
I Love You Ritual – row, row, row your boat, during this song if you are the boat you job is to keep your passenger safe
Which buddy shows how you might feel during a storm
Which buddy shows how you might feel when someone holds you safely
Practice talking to our buddies
Sing Helping My Buddy #10
-Calendar, months of the year, days of the week, counting forward/backwards and by tens, 1 more/1 less, days in school
-Fluency Find It Game
-Math by Myself Options:
-Grab and Count 2 Handfuls (show thinking)
-Math with Someone Options:
-Ten Frame Turkeys (How Many More?)
-Turkey Feather Count
-The Pumpkin Patch
-sort 2D and 3D shapes by shape, color, etc…
-make shapes with geoboards
-any number sense games taught
-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
-Race to Ten/Twenty
Math in Writing:
Journaling: Finish: Number Maps and Dice
-Where do we see math?
-Make Ten Friends Craft using dice to come up with 10!
-Creating our own subitizing cards
-Read The Napping House -create house and draw how many people live in their house. Show thinking.
-Mystery Doug: Why are pumpkins Orange?
Penmanship: Ee, Yy, Ff
Supplies: foil, straws, water, expos
We are going to have a Thankful week! 🙂