Lesson Plans

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:

Morning Activities:

-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

Morning Routines:

-Brain Gym

-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

-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: look, you

-Letters: Ee, Ff, Yy

-Numbers: 10-11

Morning Message:

-Word Family House -og (book: Dog in the Fog)

-Fill in missing sight words

-Editing simple sentences

-What #s come next?

-Stretch Out Words

-Rhyme Away!

Reading Anchors:

  • 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

Read Alouds:

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)

Interactive Writing:

-I am Thankful for..


Writing Anchors to Reference:

-Sentence Frames

I can draw a 3 star picture:

I can tell a story:

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.

-Adding details

-Draw and Label a Turkey

-Create Thankful Turkey Book

-Review how to use writing folder for finished/unfinished work

Feeling Buddies:

Feeling Buddies

Keeping Our Feeling Buddies Safe – to recognize feeling faces, name the feeling and learn self-regulatory self-talk

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


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:


-Dot Cards


-Fluency Find It Game


Problem Solving: Turkey Problem using addition

Math Fun:

-Math by Myself Options:

-Grab and Count 2 Handfuls (show thinking)

-Math with Someone Options:

-Number Line Partner Game (What Number is Missing?)

-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

-Subitizing puzzles

-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

Math Anchors:

-Where do we see math?

Math Activities:

-Make Ten Friends Craft using dice to come up with 10!

-What’s Missing?

-Creating our own subitizing cards

-Read The Napping House -create house and draw how many people live in their house. Show thinking.

Social Studies/Science: Pumpkins/Thanksgiving

-Mystery Doug: Why are pumpkins Orange?

-Holiday Celebrations

-Brainpopjr: Thanksgiving

Penmanship: Ee, Yy, Ff

Numbers 10-11

Fun Friday: Walking Spiders! (we opted for sidewalk chalk last Friday, so we plan to do this activiy this week!)

Supplies: foil, straws, water, expos

We are going to have a Thankful week! 🙂


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