We will be celebrating the 100th day of school on Tuesday, January 29th! We have LOTS of fun activities planned for the day and throughout the week. Please remember to send in your snack for this special day, if you have not done that yet. Also, if you and your child were able to make a 100th Day of School poster, send that in as well! We are going to have an AWESOME week!


Retelling the story, The Mitten by acting it out!

Ways to make 9.

Morning Message

Happy Birthday!

Feeling Buddies Lesson: We talked about feelings as I read different scenarios. The kiddos had to hold up how they would feel in that situation.

CHAMPS Assembly Award Winners!


Composing numbers. We learned that composing numbers means putting two groups together to make a quantity.

I Love You Ritual

Making snowmen using glue/shaving cream mixture. It made a puffy type paint.

A Math Game they love to play called Tenzy!


The Mitten

The kiddos enjoyed reading The Mitten By Jan Brett! We not only charted the story elements and sequenced the animals, but the kiddos got to act out the story pretending they were the characters! It was a lot of fun!

Sequencing the animals that went into the mitten

Story Elements

Lesson Plans January 22nd-January 25th

I hope everyone had a fantastic, long weekend! We celebrated my little girl’s 4th birthday! Time sure does fly when you are having fun!

We have lots of fun things planned for this week, too!

Let’s dive in:

Morning Activities:

-Journal Writing: incorporating the word they (They are ______.)

-Journal Writing: incorporating the word with (Will you go with me to _________?)

-Fluency Find It Game

-Create a story problem and write the number sentence to go with it.

Sight Words:

-with, review: they

-Letters: Review: Ll, Mm, Nn, Oo

-Numbers: Teen Numbers 11-20

I Love You Ritual: Song Selector’s Choice

Morning Messages:

  • Digraphs, middle vowels, same, 1 more/1 less
  • Stretch out words, count forward from 30-60, ten frames
  • Blends, simple subtraction, how many words
  • Match picture to word, write missing words, number bonds

Phonics Skills: Review: long e (ee/ea words) and long a (charting ai/ay words)


100th Day

-Happy Birthday:

(sight word here)


(Sight word they)

*We locate capital letters, punctuation, rhyming words, sight words, digraphs, blends, long/short vowels and match sight words/letters, change words to different/similar words, etc…


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: How to build a Snowman Procedural Writing

(incorporating transition words)

-Complete modeling B/M/E story.

-Writing using the word with: I want pizza with pepperonis.

Reading Skills: story elements, analyzing characters, comparing stories

Reading Activities:

-MLK: was, had, wanted

-Read The Hat

*chart story elements, compare story to The Mitten.

-Rhymes with Hat

-Create B/M/E over The Hat.

-Use post-its to jot thinking

-Retell the story with retelling strips

Reading Anchors:

Math Skills: solve word problems using objects and drawings to find sums up to 10 and modeling the action of joining to represent addition. Explain strategies used to solve word problems


Number Corner:

-Calendar, months of the year, days of the week, counting forward/backwards and by tens, 1 more/1 less, days in school, Ways to Show a Number:


Number Talks:

-Number Strings

-Addition Number Sentence

-Dot Cards



-Math by Myself Options:

-Counting by 10s mittens

-Problem Solving:

Read it, Draw it, Solve it!

-Math with Someone Options:

-sums using dominoes

-practice teen numbers by covering up the ones place with a number


Quick Math

Solve the problem as quickly as possible and erase it!

-Snowball Addition

-Spin and Cover 2D and 3D Shapes

-Tic Tac Teen

-Flash Card Addition with unifix cubes (each # is a diff. color)

-Put snowmen numbers in order 1-20

-snowman number toss/ten frame


-Snowman hat/button match up

-winter playdoh mats

-gumball addition

-Use magnetic shapes or pattern blocks to create new shapes



-Math in Writing:
Read Animals on Board

Then, use animal puppets or teddy bear manipulatives to act out our own addition stories. While students act out the story, the other kids will write the addition problem on whiteboards!

Other Math Fun:

Afterwards, use actual goldfish to complete a simple addition problem.

Read Five Little Ducks

Complete duck adding activity using a pipe cleaner and yellow beads:

Activity: Read Domino Addition


Complete Domino Adding:

Writer’s Workshop Activities:

-Intro to the writing process

-Intro to writing rubrics

-The Sentence Song

-Parts of a Story


-Review Writing Time Expectations

-Leaving Spaces (spaghetti and meatballs)

-Continue writing stories with B/M/E

-Review What do writer’s Do?

-Review I can tell a story!

-Continue using writing goals and discussing writing commitments

-Writing using clues to describe an animal

-Reference these Charts:

-Continue using writing reference folders as a resource

Feeling Buddies:

Feeling Buddies

Listening to Your Feelings

To learn to listen to the core messages of our feelings, motivating healthy decision making and helpful behavior

Sing #18 listen to your feelings

Play game “guess my name”

Feelings Signals poster

Write Feeling Buddies messages on sentence strip

Play game “do you remember the message”

Sing #18 listen to your feelings


Social Studies/Science:

-MLK Egg Experiment

-I have a Dream Class Book


-Complete: What animals hibernate in the winter?

(make a chart to go with it)

FUN FRIDAY: Snow Dough!!!!!!!!!


This week is going to be SNOW MUCH FUN!


Pictures from January 7th-11th

We had our first CHAMPS Assembly over Respect on Friday! These were our sweet award winners.

I Love You Ritual

Sweet Girls 🙂

The Kiddos LOVED making snow!!!

Morning Message

Guided Reading Work

What Does Not Belong? Students had to justify which picture they thought did not belong.

Sweet Lunch Bunch

Math Time

Drawing/Describing a Snowman

I love how all of the kiddos like to share their writing and reading with the whole class! I love their confidence in themselves and the support they give one another. This is truly a SPECIAL group of kiddos!

Fluency Find It Game

Retelling the story The Snowy Day

Using post-its to think as we read

More Math