One more week until Thanksgiving break! I just can’t believe it!
I LOVED seeing all of the disguised turkeys this past week! The kiddos had a blast sharing theirs! We have several fun activities planned for this week including making friendship bracelets based off of the first Thanksgiving story and creating a yummy Thanksgiving Blessing Mix!
-Please send in your item for the blessing mix as soon as possible!
-If you signed up to bring pony on my signupgenius page, please send them in by Tuesday, November 13th!
Here is a peek into our week:
-I am Thankful Class Book
-Journals: (incorporating do, get and all learned sight words)
-Sight Word Writing using Play-Doh and Toothpicks
-Sight Word/Number Word Bingo
-Color by Number Teen Numbers
Introduce: do, get
-Letters: Review: Ee, Ff, Yy
I Love You Ritual: Wonderful Woman
-Word Family House -ot (-ot word family book)
-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 Activities: Sequencing A Turkey for Thanksgiving, creating B/M/E foldables, charting story elements in groups
-Games: manipulating words with and (hand, land, stand etc..), sight word game: BOOM!
The Night Before Thanksgiving, Ten Thankful Turkeys, Pete the Cat Thanksgiving, The Littlest Pilgrim, Thanksgiving for Emily Ann
-We will also review the 3 Ways to Read a Book and practice:
*Reading Skill: Charting Story Elements, Describing Characters, Sequencing
Go Get Some, Glad I’m Not a 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…
-Model Parts of a Book
Writer’s Workshop Activities:
-Begin creating a book (title page, think, draw, label, write…add pages, the end page)
-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.
-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
-Count Around the Circle Dice Game
-Roll and Record
-Do you like Thanksgiving?/Observations
-Roll and Shout Sum! (with dice)
-What do you notice?
-Dot Cards (show 3 with 5 in different ways, discuss how many and then justify the quantity)
-Pips on a Dice
-Fluency Find It Game #s through 20
-Math by Myself Options:
Inventory Bags: Come up with quantity and show how you counted it on paper. Show it in different ways.
-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: Problem Solving/creating 3D shapes with toothpicks and mini marshmallows
-Where do we see math?
-Gobble, Gobble: Roll, Add and Color
–Bear Says Thanks read aloud and chart what we are thankful for. Add it to our Thankful Tree.
-Create Friendship Bracelets based on the First Thanksgiving Story
-Create Thanksgivng Blessing Mix
We are going to have a….BLESSED week! 🙂