What We’re Learning January 7th-11th

Hello Everyone!

I hope you all had a FANTASTIC Holiday Break! I have missed my sweet kiddos so much and am so EXCITED to see them bright and early in the morning!

Below is an outline of what we have planned for the upcoming week:

Morning Activities:

-Journal: Word Family Houses

-Fluency Folder Partner Readers

-Journal: Free Writing (incorporating all learned sight words)

-Class Graph (Did you have cereal for breakfast?)

-Penmanship Practice with letters and #s

-Self Portrait (What I look like in 2019)

Sight Words:

-said, here

Sight Word Songs:

*Here song to Adam’s Family Tune

-H-e-r-e snap, snap

H-e-r-e snap, snap

I can spell here,

I can spell here,

H-e-r-e snap, snap

Said song to BINGO

There is a sight word I just learned and said was it’s name-o

s-a-i-d, s-a-i-d, s-a-i-d

and said was it’s name-o!

-Letters: Review: Ii, Jj, Kk, Ll

-Numbers: Teen Numbers 11-20

I Love You Ritual: Song Selector’s Choice

Morning Message:

-Mystery Person: making new words using magnetic letters out of someone’s name.

-Digraph (sh, th, ch), Medial sounds, 1 more/1 less

-Stretch out words, Count to 60, draw quantity to match a #, What are some things associated with a snowman?

-Beginning blends, How many words?, Subtraction practice

Reading Skills: retelling, comparing/contrasting, making predictions

-Reading Activities:

-Predict what snowmen do at night before reading the book Snowmen at Night.

Then, use post-its to jot what they actually do at night.

-Retell the story, There was a Cold Lady Who Swallowed Some Snow.

-Compare/Contrast 2 different snow stories.

-Read The Snowy Day.

Then, retell the story using retelling

prompts. Reference retelling anchor:

-Retell The Snowy Day story again. Create anchor of how they would spend a snowy day:


I’m a Little Snowman and The Bumblebee

*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: Draw and label a snowman. Write sentences to describe the snowman:

Writer’s Workshop Activities:

-Review Rules of Kindergarten

-Review Writing Time Expectations

-Begin writing stories with B/M/E

-Review What do writer’s Do?

-Review I can tell a story!

-Begin using writing goals and discussing writing commitments

-Reference these Charts:

-Continue using writing reference folders as a resource

Feeling Buddies:

Feeling Buddies

4.4 Using the Feeling Buddies in the Safe Place

Read Sophie is a STAR or Shubert is a STAR, hold up feeling buddies throughout the book that match the feelings on Sophie’s face

Discuss name of that feeling.

Ask, “Why do you think it is important to have a safe place in our classroom.
Review 1st three steps. Step 1 (your body signals you need to go to the safe place)

Step 2 (calm down using a breathing strategy)

Step 3 (pick a buddy that matches how you feel)

Sing #29 Yes I Can

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


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:

-What Does Not Belong?

-Ways to Make Ten

-Dot Cards


-Math by Myself Options:

First, Before and After Math Number Work Page or Count the Room:


-Math with Someone Options:

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

-Number Line with link chains (2 colors to make number)

-Put snowmen numbers in order 1-20

-snowman number toss/ten frame


-Snowman hat/button match up

-Make shapes using geoboards

-comparing/contrasting shapes 2d/3d

-comparing numbers using unifix cards

-winter playdoh mats

-gumball addition

-any math center you have introduced


-Math in Writing:
Roll a die or dice. Make a web with that number. Use cheerios or object of choice to compose different number sentences for that sum. If that is too tricky, just have them compose the number in different ways and draw it.


-Class Game:

  • Math Activity: MIMIO: Comparing and Ordering Whole Numbers:

Social Studies/Science: Animal Research

-Animals in Winter

-Introduce how to research animals using Pebblego.com

-Research: What animals hibernate in the winter?

(make a chart to go with it)




I know this week is going to be AWESOME!