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!
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:
-The What Book
-Fluency Find It Game
-Journal: I saw _________. (glue picture, count and write word).
-Sight Word Bingo
saw, because (nice to know word)
-Letters: Review: Review all
-Numbers: Review numbers 0-20
I Love You Ritual: Mary, Mary, Extra-Ordinary
- 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
– Review Long Ii.
- Review the diphthong ou/ow using a groundhog poem.
- Y as long e using Hippity-hop to the Candy Shop poem
(sight word: because)
-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…
Busy Bee Center Rotations (See literacy stations blog post for more details of the centers that we will be doing this week)
-I Like hearts
-How to Make a Heart
-Introduction to Nouns: Writing about places, people and things we love:
-Sing the Noun Song!
–Read Alouds and Activities:
- Read The Day it Rained Hearts
-Read Pete the Cat and his Four Groovy Buttons
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
-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:
-I have _____. I wish I had ______.
-Addition Number Sentence
Number Talk Questioning: What do you see? How do you see it?
-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:
-Making Ten using Conversation Hearts
-Math with Someone Options:
-practice teen numbers by covering up the ones place with a number
Solve the problem as quickly as possible and erase it!
-Spin and Cover 2D and 3D Shapes
-Tic Tac Teen
-Shake and Spill
-Use magnetic shapes or pattern blocks to create new shapes
-Piggy Bank Addition
Writer’s Workshop Activities:
Read Polar Bear
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.
-Continue using writing reference folders as a resource
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
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!