Lesson Plans:

We had a great time, last week! Our Kindness Elf came to scope out all of the sweet gestures going on in our classroom. We voted on a name, and Candy the Elf won! We learned many new things, but something that stands out is when I taught them about solids, liquids and gases. Afterwards, we made glue snowmen ornaments. We watched as the glue came out of the bottle as a liquid and then turned into a solid over night. The ornaments are pretty adorable. Another fun activity we did was create Christmas trees using shapes! This week promises to be just as fun!

Here is a look into what we will be learning:

Morning Activities:

-Sight Word Booklet: Christmas Trimmings (locate we and have)

-Sight Word Tic Tac Toe with a partner/Playdough sight word review

-Journal: (incorporate all of the sight words we have learned and the new ones: for, it, and)

-Sight Word Memory

-Sight Word/Teen Number Bingo

Sight Words:

-Review: and, for, it and all previously learned

-Letters: Review: A-D

-Numbers: Teen Numbers 11-20

I Love You Ritual: Snuggle Up

Morning Message:

-Missing chunks/digraphs in message

-Ending sounds/th digraph

-Rhyme Away!

-Chit Chat Secret Message

-Phoneme Manipulating

Reading Anchors:

-What is an inference/inferring song?

-What’s in Mrs. Stagner’s Bag (inferencing game)

-Review: Story Elements and Let’s Retell

-Would you rather be and elf or a reindeer?:

Read Alouds:

Olive the Other Reindeer , An Elf for Christmas , Click, Clack, Moo Christmas, Santa, Santa, What Do You See?

*Reading Skill: Inferencing, B/M/E (createing a foldable) , Story Elements/Retelling

Activities:

-What’s in the Bag? Game

-Create a B/M/E foldable over Olive the Other Reindeer

-Create an elf ornament with child’s face

Poems:

I Like Christmas and Little Pine Tree

*We locate capital letters, punctuation, rhyming words, sight words, and match sight words/letters, change words such as look to other words etc…

Centers:

Busy Bee Center Rotations (See literacy stations blog post for more details of the centers that we will be doing this week)

Interactive Writing:

-Creating story maps in groups over The Gingerbread Man. Give each group a character and label them. Have kids write: Run, Run, as fast as you can. You can’t catch me, I’m the gingerbread man!

-Begin Star Student/Daily News: pick a few students each day and have them help them write a sentence they would like to share about themselves. Focus on capitalization, spacing, punctuation and sentence structure.

Writer’s Workshop Activities:

-Finish books (title page, think, draw, label, write…add pages, the end page)/Author’s Chair/Share

-Labeling an Elf-focus on adding details to their pictures also.

-Sticker Story

-Review: anchor Charts:

-Continue using writing reference folders as a resource

Feeling Buddies:

Feeling Buddies

Helping My Buddies

To practice offering empathy to our Feeling Buddy and, in turn, learn self-regulatory self-talk

Sing – Helping My Buddy #10

Today we will practice how to help our Feeling Buddies

Review 5 Steps of Self Regulation

Practice talking to Angry:

Pg. 87

Practice (Scared) with a partner, one partner will be the Feeling Buddy and the other partner will be the child

Sing bye bye buddies #4

Practice language on pg 89

Read Helping My Feeling Buddies book

Make Class Book – I Help Keep My School Family Safe

Each child will name one thing she does to keep it safe.

Math Skills: comparing numbers, number order, read/write/represent #s from 0-20

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:

-Ways to Make Ten using post-its.

-Dot Cards

-Rekenreks

-Number Strings

Problem Solving (math in writing):

-Creating individual math story problems using Christmas Stickers and Storyboards

-Use Gingerbread playdough to create gingerbread men and act out a math problem. Glue the problem in math journals.


-Math by Myself Options:

Finish: Inventory Bags: Come up with quantity and show how you counted it on paper. Show it in different ways.

-Hot Cocoa Addition using dice and Marshmallows

-Math with Someone Options:

New:

-Jingle Bell Shapes using pipe cleaners and bells. Count sides and name shape.

-Christmas Spin and Graph

-Christmas Tree Counting with M&Ms

-Use pattern blocks to create new shapes. Example: 2 triangles makes a diamond.

Review:

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

-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

-Large #line game

-Magnetic Number Game

-Subitizing puzzles

-any measurement game taught

-race to 10 or 20

-Roll and Record

-Race to Ten/Twenty

-Bump

-Class Games:

  • Pass the Plate Game (comparing numbers)
  • Math Activity: MIMIO: Comparing and Ordering Whole Numbers:

-Math Anchors:

Social Studies/Science: Wants/Needs and Experiments

-Finish glue ornaments

-Candycane Experiment:

:

  • Discuss needs and wants. Sing song. Needs/Wants interactive magazines.
  • Begin creating bread ornaments
  • Share Christmas Trees and tradition cards

FUN FRIDAY: make Reindeer Dust or Salt Dough Ornaments

I hope you all have a very, MERRY week!

 

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