Lesson Plans February 25th-March 1st

We had a great 4 day week! The kiddos had a great time learning about bears and polar bears too. We have started studying nonfiction topics. They loved sorting books into fiction and nonfiction. If your child has a nonfiction book they would like to bring to school for us to read and learn, please send it in!

The kiddos learned a new I Love You Ritual this week. It was called, On Your Face. It was so cute. I posted pictures of them doing it on my blog!

I hope you all enjoyed your weekend!

Here’s a look into what we have planned this week:

Morning Activities:

-Sentence Scramble

-Journal: What hatches out of an egg? (sight word: of)

Students write:

A ___ hatches out of an egg. (glue picture in blank)


Last Name Graphing:

Students write last name on squares and stick to graph


-Sight word dance and write

Play music, students dance, when music stops call out a sight word and they write it in their journal or on a whiteboard as quickly as possible

-Class Book: Foods We Eat:

Sight Words:

Review: was, of, have

-Letters: Review letters: Mm, Nn, Rr

-Numbers: Review numbers 0-20

Continue practicing counting to 100 by 1s and 10s

I Love You Ritual: The Cat and the Bunny

Morning Messages:

-ending digraphs, 5 more/5 less, cvce words

-cvce words, count to 80, make #s on twenty frames

-blends, number sentences

-how many syllables, what word is missing

Phonics Skills:

  • Introduce Long U

  • Review Sounds of Y Poster

Poems:

-Fuzzy Wuzzy (sight word: was)

-I Have a Little Frog (sight word: have)

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:

Continue How Many Hearts Can I Hold? (prediction/actual)

-Begin animal research class project:

As a class, make a list of animals we are interested in. Vote on the one that our class is going to research this week.

Pick an animal; KWL chart

*Use PebbleGo, Facts4Me, or Brainpop as a resource.

-we will learn about habitats, where the animal lives, its diet, etc…

-Here is an example of the final product:

Reading Skills: identify the topic & details in expository text, heard or read, referring to the words and/or illustrations. K.10B Retell important facts in a text heard or read.

-Continue animal research.

-Read Non-Fiction Books all week. Finish up KWL charts about the animals.

-Locate facts about the animals that we read.

Review Nonfiction Anchor Charts:

Fiction/Non-Fiction Song:


-Non-Fiction Text Features Scavenger Hunt

Feeling Buddies:

Cranky Cream and Calming Books

To learn additional de-stressing activities to help turn on your thinking brain, preparing yourself to return to classroom activities ready to learn

Sing, Feeling, Feeling, Feeling #8

Discuss whisper messages heard in the song

Review the steps of self-regulation

Today we are going to talk about other choices that can be helpful. One is using cranky cream. Give each child a small amount of lotion, discuss rubbing lotion into hands with firm pressure while singing bye bye crankies song and can also play the song #15 on the I Love you Rituals 2 cd

Add small bottle of cranky cream to safe place case

Read When I Feel book

Add books to safe place as another option.

Math Skills: solve word problems using objects and drawings to find differences up to 10, model the action of separating to represent subtraction, explain the strategies used to solve problems involving subtracting within 10 using spoken words, concrete and pictorial models, and number

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, etc…

 

Number Talks:

-I have _____. I wish I had ______.

-Addition Number Sentence

-Dot Cards

-Rekenreks

Number Talk Questioning: What do you see? How do you see it?

 

Math Activities:

Read Five Little Speckled Frogs and sing.

Then act out the song/write subtraction problems on whiteboards using the frog/log printables:

-Read Five Little Ducks

Then, act out Five Little Ducks using rubber ducks and write subtraction problems on whiteboards.

MIMIO: FIve LIttle Ducks

After that, give students five cubes to represent ducks and a blue sheet of construction paper to represent the pond. Allow them time to act out the story and write subtraction problems on the laminated duck paper!

Sing/Read the Book, Who Stole the Cookie from the Cookie Jar?

 

Model subtraction using a big jar work mat and some “cookies.” As one child takes away cookies, the class writes the equation on white boards.

 

Then, each child gets their own cookies (cookie crisp cereal) and a cookie jar work mat/recording sheet. Tell subtraction stories and students model and write the equation.


Read If You Were a Minus Sign

Create a subtraction situation on chart paper.

Then, allow students to create their own subtraction situations for a class book.

Examples:

Read Green Eggs and Ham

Make Green Eggs and Ham

 

MIMIO Addition Options:

 

-Math by Myself/Someone Options:

-Play Doh Subtraction Smash

 

 

-Pete the Cat Subtraction w/buttons

using large class number line, play Race to Ten or Race to 20 together by hopping to the numbers. Then, record #s on work mats.

-Piggy Bank Addition

 

-Use the duck subtraction page to create subtraction problems using duck magnets.

-Any Math Centers Introduced

-Math in Writing:

Writer’s Workshop Activities:

-Continue writing letters. Reference letter song and anchor chart.

-Finish: Model completing story map page using story cube dice app

Then give each student a story map paper and

each table an ipad to roll the story cube dice and record onto their story maps

-Continue B/M/E story writing

-Continue animal research

-Set writing goals

-Use writing rubrics when finished to check writing.

Writing Anchors:

Social Studies/Science:

-Finish: -seasons

-Animal Habitats on brainpopjr.

-Continue researching animals on Pebblego.

-Research how animals prepare for winter.

 

This week is going to be FANTASTIC!

 

 

 

 

 

Pictures

Our new I Love You Ritual this week was called On Your Face. It is one of the kiddos favorites, and mine too.

We read a nonfiction book called Bears. Then, the kiddos acted like bears and what they do in each season. This is when they were pretending to hibernate. I LOVE these kids!

We read Five Little Monkeys and then acted out subtraction situations by using real monkeys!

This week we started learning about subtraction situations. We read The Tale of Peter Rabbit and then acted out the story using subtraction problems. One kiddo was Mr. McGregor and another was Peter Rabbit. It was a very good time filled with learning!

Working with cvc words

 

This is a page from one of our word work journals. We read a book called Kids Can Have Jobs. The kiddos then had to make a connection to the story.

We have been writing LOTS of letters. Once a week, the 2nd graders come down and help us address them.

We have been learning about compound words. I cut up some pictures and the students had to find their partner to create their compound word. It was a fun time!

Sorting Fiction and Non Fiction stories.

One of our lego challenges this week was to create a rainbow. Here are two of them that the kiddos made.

CHAMP Winners!

We have been discussing the sounds that y can make. We read a poem called Fuzzy Wuzzy and found all of the y’s that made the long e sound.

Making word ladders

Making words with magna tiles

 

Pictures

We had such an awesome week! Please enjoy all of the pictures! 🙂

 

CHAMP Winners

wee deliver …. mailing our letters to friends throughout the school

Tracing shadows

Sweet heart graph

Sweet heart experiment. We found that they sink in water and vinegar. In the soda, we found that the hearts sunk straight to the bottom, then popped up to float.

Lesson Plans February 19th-22nd

I hope everyone is enjoying their 3 day weekend! Sometimes, it is so nice to have a day to relax and spend extra snuggle time with family!

I hope all of my sweet, sick kinder friends are all on the mend! We have had SEVERAL out sick with the flu and strep. I’m hoping I will have my full class back and healthy on Tuesday!

TESTING: (I was not able to test last week due to so many being out sick and limited substitutes.)

I will be testing the kiddos for the TPRI (Texas Public Reading Inventory) on Tuesday. This means, I will have a sub on Tuesday while I pull out each child separately to assess their reading skills.

Here’s a look into what we have planned this week:

Morning Activities:

-Sentence Scramble

-Fuzzy Wuzzy Poem/Directed Draw Bear and write poem

Sight word Writing (was)

Draw a bear and write poem

Fuzzy Wuzzy Was a Bear

Fuzzy Wuzzy Had no hair

Fuzzy Wuzzy was not fuzzy was he?

-Journal: (incorporating the sight words: of, with, have)

-Sight Word Bingo/Compound Word (Find your partner game)

Sight Words:

with, of, have

-Letters: Review letters: Mm, Nn, Rr

-Numbers: Review numbers 0-20

I Love You Ritual: Where are Those Hands

Morning Messages:

Phonics Skills:

  • Introduce Long O

  • Sounds of Y Poster

-Phoneme Segmenting and Blending

Phoneme Segmenting and Blending

Students Name the picture and segments the word into phonemes while slowly sliding the parts together

Poems:

-Fuzzy Wuzzy (sight word: was)

-President’s Day

*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…

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:

Continue Things I Love Interactive Writing (can suggest some sentence frames if needed)

I love eating ____.

II love playing ____.

I love making ____.

I love reading ____.

-How Many Hearts Can I Hold?

-Love Acrostic Poems

Reading Skills: establish a purpose for reading, identify the topic and details in expository text heard or read referring to the words and/or illustrations

Read Alouds and Activities:

BrainPopJr: Reading Nonfiction

Show them several different books and decide if they are fiction or nonfiction

Show them a nonfiction book. Talk about the different features and why we read informational texts.

Have them explore some nonfiction books.

Pick a topic such as polar bears. Make a kWL chart. Start charting the details that they learned from the book.

Have them keep a KWL chart that they can record on.

-Research different nonfiction topics on pebblego.com

Math Skills: solve word problems using objects and drawings to find differences up to 10, model the action of separating to represent subtraction, explain the strategies used to solve problems involving subtracting within 10 using spoken words, concrete and pictorial models, and number

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:

-I have _____. I wish I had ______.

-Addition Number Sentence

-Dot Cards

-Rekenreks

Number Talk Questioning: What do you see? How do you see it?

 

Math Fun:

Read Five Little Speckled Frogs and sing.

Then act out the song/write subtraction problems on whiteboards using the frog/log printables:

-Acting Out Five Little Monkeys and making a Subtraction Class Book:

Read The Tale of Peter Rabbit

Then, use carrots to act out subtraction problems. In each problem, have Peter take some carrots from Mr. McGregor’s garden. Make some bunny ears for Peter Rabbit. While some of the kids are acting out the problems, the rest of the class will model the problems on their Bunny Work Mats and record the answers on their whiteboards.

Later, have carrots for snack!

-Read Five Little Ducks

Then, act out Five Little Ducks using rubber ducks and write subtraction problems on whiteboards.

MIMIO: Five Little Ducks

After that, give students five cubes to represent ducks and a blue sheet of construction paper to represent the pond. Allow them time to act out the story and write subtraction problems on the laminated duck paper!

-Math by Myself Options:

-Pete the Cat Subtracting using Buttons

-Problem Solving:

-Math with Someone Options:

-Race to Ten

-Race to Twenty

 

 

-Use magnetic shapes or pattern blocks to create new shapes

-Tenzy

-Piggy Bank Addition

-Math in Writing:

Writer’s Workshop Activities:

-Directed draw, give polar bear facts while drawing, give each student a sentence strip to write a sentence about polar bears.

-Review: Parts of a letter song

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DNKy4hV6WnA

Refer to letter writing anchor chart

-Model completing story map page using story cube dice app

Then give each student a story map paper and

each table an ipad to roll the story cube dice and record onto their story maps

-Add valentine’s day/march words to writing resource folder.

-Continue write B/M/E stories

-Continue setting writing goals.

-Intro to writing rubrics.

Writing Anchors:

-Continue using writing reference folders as a resource

Social Studies/Science:

Finish:

-Chart: Good/Bad for your teeth use magazines

-Abraham Lincoln and George Washington Facts from Brainpop

-seasons

FUN FRIDAY: Sweet Heart Explosions using food coloring!

This week is going to be FUN!

Pictures

We read Somebody Loves You Mr. Hatch and then created valentines for people that we love!

Math Fun

word families

CHAMP winners!

Library Fun! We got to go up to the treehouse to listen to Mrs. Elder read a story and then do the slide to get down!

 

Lesson Plans February 11th-15th

Hey Everyone!

What a COLD weekend it was! I was at home with a sick kiddo on Friday and sure missed my sweethearts at school. We are on the mend and I am excited to be back tomorrow. The Valentine’s Party will be this Thursday, from 11:00-12:00. I know the kiddos are super excited about it… and so am I!

Here are a few reminders:

-Please help your child make a valentine card for each child in our class. They can begin sending them in tomorrow!

-We will be decorating a Valentine Bag to house all of our cards and we need your help decorating them (thank you to the ones who have already sent in stuff!!!). If you have any extra Valentine stickers, decorations, glitter etc.. please send it in tomorrow!

-Please look for a book order to be sent home tomorrow. It will be due back on Friday! There are lots of great Valentine books to choose from!

TESTING:

I will be testing the kiddos for the TPRI (Texas Public Reading Inventory) this week. This means, I will have a sub at some points during the week while I pull out each child separately to test their reading skills.

Here’s a little peek into what we have planned:

Morning Activities:

-Mystery Picture

-The What Book

-Fluency Find It Game

-Journal: I saw _________. (glue picture, count and write word).

-Sight Word Bingo

Sight Words:

saw, because (nice to know word)

-Letters: Review: Review all

-Numbers: Review numbers 0-20

I Love You Ritual: Mary, Mary, Extra-Ordinary

Morning Messages:

  • ending digraphs, short vowels, 1 more/1 less
  • stretch and write, create quantities using ten frames
  • digraph practice, number bonds, fluency
  • match the picture to the correct word, missing words, addends

Phonics Skills:

– Review Long Ii.

  • Review the diphthong ou/ow using a groundhog poem.
  • Y as long e using Hippity-hop to the Candy Shop poem

Poems:

-Friends:

(sight word: because)

-Groundhog

(ou/ow review)

-Hippity-Hop to the Candy Shop

(y as long e)

 

*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…

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:

-I Like hearts

-How to Make a Heart

-Introduction to Nouns: Writing about places, people and things we love:

-Sing the Noun Song!

Reading Skills: retelling, establish a purpose for reading, make inferences to support understanding, use titles and illustrations to support understanding of text

Read Alouds and Activities:

  • Read The Day it Rained Hearts

-Read Pete the Cat and his Four Groovy Buttons

Hamilton Duck

Weather

-Phoneme Segmenting and Blending

students name the picture and segment the word into phonemes while sliding the parts together

-Compound Word Intro with match game

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:

-I have _____. I wish I had ______.

-Addition Number Sentence

-Dot Cards

-Rekenreks

Number Talk Questioning: What do you see? How do you see it?

 

Math Fun:

-The Day it Rained Hearts Addition Number Sentences:

-Pete the Cat Subtracting using Buttons

-Acting Out Five Little Monkeys and making a Subtraction Class Book:

 

-Math by Myself Options:

-Making Ten using Conversation Hearts

 

-Problem Solving:

-Math with Someone Options:

-Valentine Adding

-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!

-Spin and Cover 2D and 3D Shapes

-Tic Tac Teen

-Penny Toss

-Shake and Spill

-Use magnetic shapes or pattern blocks to create new shapes

-Tenzy

-Piggy Bank Addition

-Math in Writing:

Writer’s Workshop Activities:

Read Polar Bear

Review Writing a Letter Anchor Chart and talk about Wee Deliver Writing

Parts of a letter song

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DNKy4hV6WnA

Refer to anchor chart while singing song

-Write a letter to someone in the school

-Write a letter to another teacher or the principal

-Capital Letter Song

-Continue write B/M/E stories

-Continue setting writing goals.

-Intro to writing rubrics.

 

Writing Anchors:

-Continue using writing reference folders as a resource

Feeling Buddies:

Turn on My Thinking Brain

To learn how to turn on your thinking brain by writing or drawing about emotional situations

*label a box “safe place case”

*place a journal, loose paper, pencils, markers, crayons to your safeplace case

*Sing Feeling Buddies Rap #7

*Review the whisper messages of feelings:as you hold up each buddy

*angry – i’m saying make a change

*sad – i am saying seek comfort

*scared – safety is what i need

*happy – help a friend and have fun

When we get lost in a feeling, we can’t hear its whisper message. Our thinking brains turn off and we may do or say hurtful things. We can only listen to the messages after we calm down. That is why they are called whisper messages. We have to be relaxed and calm to hear them.

Learn about step 4: I Choose (turn on your thinking brain)

Have a child act out steps 1-4

To turn on your thinking brain at the safe place you may choose to draw about what happened or write about it.

Have children practice writing or drawing about a time their feelings got ahold of them. Allow share time if time permits.

Sing Feeling Buddies Rap #7

Social Studies/Science:

Read I Love to Brush My Teeth:

Read Brush Your Teeth Please:

-Chart: How do we keep our teeth healthy?

-Graph: How many teeth have you lost?

-Chart: Good/Bad for your teeth use magazines

-Name that smile:

 

FUN FRIDAY: Shaving Cream Fun!

This week is going to be GREAT!

Lesson Plans for February 4th-8th

Yesterday was such a pretty day! I know my family enjoyed it! I hope you all did too! We had a great time this past week celebrating the 100th day of school and visiting with Granny Stagner! The kiddos had fun playing with snow dough for Fun Friday as well!

I am so, very proud of my sweet students. They are all working so hard in their reading, writing and math!

We have a lot of fun things planned for this week. I will also be testing the kiddos for the TPRI (Texas Public Reading Inventory) closer to the end of the week.

Here’s a little peek at what we have in store:

Morning Activities:

-Read it, Write it, Stamp it

-The Hearts Emergent Reader (new word: are)

-Fluency Find It Game

-Journal: What is that? That is a ______. (sight words: what/that)

-Sight Word Bingo

Sight Words:

-are, what

-Letters: Review: Review all

-Numbers: Review numbers 0-20

I Love You Ritual: Song Selctor’s Choice

*Their favorite one right now is Here’s the Bunny

Morning Messages:

  • ending digraphs, long a sounds, same/1 more/1 less
  • stretch and write, create quantities using ten frames, what can make a shadow
  • digraph practice, number bonds, fluency
  • match the picture to the correct word, missing words, addends

Phonics Skills: Review Long Aa and Long Ee. Introduce Long Ii.

Poems:

-Happy Birthday:

(sight word: are)

-Groundhog

(Sight word review)

 

*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…

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:

-Finish writing using the word with: I want pizza with pepperonis.

-I Like hearts

-How to Make a Heart

 

Reading Skills: retelling, establish a purpose for reading, make inferences to support understanding

Reading Activities:

  • Read Somebody Loves You, Mr. Hatch

Talk about how special Mr. Hatch felt when he received the special package and also at the end when his neighbors surprised him.

Activity: Make a surprise valentine for a special person in our school and deliver them.

-Read Olive My Love and create a B/M/E foldable

-Read There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Rose

-Retell the story:

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

-Rekenreks

 

-Math by Myself Options:

-Domino Addition

 

-Problem Solving:

Read it, Draw it, Solve it!

-Math with Someone Options:

-Valentine Adding

-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

-Penny Toss

-Shake and Spill

-Use magnetic shapes or pattern blocks to create new shapes

-Tenzy

-Piggy Bank Addition

-Math in Writing:
Read The Mission of Addition

Discuss addition  vocabulary and use your bodies to act it out (use arms to make plus and equals signs, swing arms around in a big circle to show “how many in all,” hold up two fingers on each hand and slide them together for “add”). Show the children how to model addition stories using bears and how to write an equation to go with it.  Then give each child bear counters and a work mat.

Tell addition stories for them to solve. For example, 2 bears were at the park, then 3 more bears came. How many bears were there in all? The children will use bears and story mats to solve the problems, then write the addition sentences on their whiteboards.

Writer’s Workshop Activities:

Read Click, Clack, Moo

Introduce Writing a Letter Anchor Chart and talk about Wee Deliver Writing

-Watch the story: Dear Mr. Blueberry

Parts of a letter song

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DNKy4hV6WnA

Refer to anchor chart from yesterday while singing song

-Write a letter to someone in the school

-Create Class Book: We are Kind

-Capital Letter Song

-Continue write B/M/E stories

Writing Anchors:

-Continue using writing reference folders as a resource

Feeling Buddies:

Turn on My Thinking Brain

To learn how to turn on your thinking brain by writing or drawing about emotional situations

*label a box “safe place case”

*place a journal, loose paper, pencils, markers, crayons to your safeplace case

*Sing Feeling Buddies Rap #7

*Review the whisper messages of feelings:as you hold up each buddy

*angry – i’m saying make a change

*sad – i am saying seek comfort

*scared – safety is what i need

*happy – help a friend and have fun

When we get lost in a feeling, we can’t hear its whisper message. Our thinking brains turn off and we may do or say hurtful things. We can only listen to the messages after we calm down. That is why they are called whisper messages. We have to be relaxed and calm to hear them.

Learn about step 4: I Choose (turn on your thinking brain)

Have a child act out steps 1-4

To turn on your thinking brain at the safe place you may choose to draw about what happened or write about it.

Have children practice writing or drawing about a time their feelings got ahold of them. Allow share time if time permits.

Sing Feeling Buddies Rap #7

Social Studies/Science:

-Reference Groundhog Day Prediction Graph

discuss if the groundhog saw his shadow/make observations of graph

-Responsibility Magazine Activity

-Discuss what love is and create Love is…. class book

FUN FRIDAY: Shadow Tracing outside using chalk, if weather permits!

This week is going to be HEART-tastic!