Feeling Buddies

Feeling Buddies Lesson for this Week: 

Pg. 124

Seeing with Loving Eyes

Sing #17 It’s Okay

 

When our feelings get ahold of us, sometimes we act in hurtful ways. That is why we practice getting ahold of our feelings.. Once we get ahold of our feelings, we can turn our thinking brains on, see things differently, and learn new ways of solving problems

 

Each kid will make their own pair of heart shaped glasses, they will play “using my loving eyes” to see situations differently

 

Sing “It’s ok” #17.

Lesson Plans April 1st-5th

We have a super, fun week ahead of us! I love this time of year and getting to watch all of my students grow in their confidence and independence. They amaze me everyday! I love getting to teach them, but most importantly, I love learning from them.

In a couple of weeks, we will be bringing in caterpillars and get to watch them transform into butterflies. Kindergarteners are kind of just like that. They crawl into my classroom in August nervous and scared of the unknown. But, soon, they are ready to fly out of my classroom and continue to bloom in their new found confidence! It makes me teary eyed just thinking about it! 

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

Morning Activities:

Sight Word Dance and Write in journals

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

-How to Make a Leprechaun Trap Writing

-The Three Little Pigs Activity Book

-Emergent Reader: Where are we?

Sight Words:

Review: and, am, are, do, can

1st Grade Words: about, how

 

-Letters: Review letters: Vv, Ww

-Numbers: Review numbers 0-20

Continue practicing counting to 100 by 1s and 10s

I Love You Ritual: Walk and Stop

Morning Messages:

Continue: Daily Star Student – share something with class and write a sentence about what was said. Find letters, digraphs, blends in sentence. Fix mistakes (capital, spacing, punctuation)

 

Begin April Chit Chats

Poems:

Spring is Here

I’m an Easter Bunny

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-I Am So Lucky…

Share pen and call on students to write,

I am so lucky and then list why they are so lucky.

Ex. I am so lucky that I have a dog. Etc.

Create a Large Story Map of The Three Little Pigs students can take turns walking down the path and retelling the story.

 

Reading Skills:

Identify elements of a fairytale story, discuss main idea of a well known fairytale or fable and connect it to their own personal experience. Also, recognize recurring phrases in traditional fairy tales & folktales from various cultures. Last, compare/contrast different fairy tale versions of the same story and retell the fairy tales

Read Alouds and Activities:

-Review Fairy Tales: Chart:

 

 

Read The Three Little Pigs

Complete the story elements:

Read The True Story of the Three Little Pigs

Vote: Who Do You Believe? (The wolf or the pigs)


Compare/Contrast Venn Diagram

The Three Little Pigs and The True Story of the Three Pigs

-Read another version of The Three Little Pigs

Retell the story using puppets

-Complete The Three Little Pigs Activity/Sequencing Book

Math Skills: use data to create real-object and picture graphs, K.8(C) Draw conclusions from real-object and picture graphs, K.4 Identify U.S. Coins by name, including pennies, nickels, dimes, quarters, K.8(A) Collect, sort, and organize data into two or three categories

 

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

 

Class Routine:

-Play in partners. Each partner rolls a dice. The first partner to shout out the sum first, wins!

-Have students draw the teen numbers in the air with their fingers.

-*Put students in partners. One student will draw a teen number with their finger on their partner’s back. The partner has to guess the teen number. Switch!

-What’s your favorite weather graph:

Number Talks:

-7+7=

-9+3=

-7-2=

Students figure out the sum/difference, using their brain. Class agrees on sum/difference. count/double check. Students share how they came up with the correct sum/difference and justify it.

-PowerPoint: What Does Not Belong?

-Students will share which item does not belong and justify why. There can be more than 1 correct answer.

-Rekenreks

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

 

Math Fun:

-anchor:

-Review Graphs

-Create a Domino Sum Graph

Finish:

Jelly Bean Graphing

-Introduce Coin Bingo

-Problem Solving:

-Math with Someone Options:

-Teen Numbers Practice


-Create a Counting by Tens Headband using a sentence strip

-Measuring Eggs Practice using unifix cubes

-Add and Cover

Graphing (students go around and conduct a survey):

 

–Flower Domino Sum Game

-Coin Sorting:

Bring in a jar of spare change and allow kiddos to sort it.

-Allow students to create a coin book and make coin rubbings.

-QR Code Math Game:


Fun Math Songs:

Coin Song: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pnXJGNo08v0

Coin Song: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wq3tVrTFcKk

Subitizing Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CwUtg6O6H3k

Youtube Teen Numbers Counting Song: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fv10fp00HYY

Writer’s Workshop Activities:

-Add Fairytale and Easter word banks to writing reference folders

-complete 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

-Begin Fairytale Writing

-Fairy Tale Dice – Give each partner a pair of fairy tale dice. Have each student write their own fairy tale using the dice to help them decide on characters and actions.,, Have Students draw pictures of what their story will be about using the elements of a fairy tale sheet. They can then write their story on the fairy tale writing paper.

-Continue write B/M/E stories

-Continue setting writing goals.

-Continue using writing reference folders as a resource

-use writing rubrics to check over stories

Social Studies/Science:

-Grow a bean in a baggie experiment

-Intro to parts of a plant and the plant life cycle

FUN FRIDAY: -Walking Water Experiment

This week is going to be WONDERFUL!

Pictures

We had such a fun filled week! The kiddos had a blast finishing up their animal research projects. They worked so hard researching their animals. They also worked in groups to create a map from Little Red Riding Hood’s house to Grandma’s house! They did so good! We ended our week by doing a fun Jelly Bean Experiment and creating Leprechaun Traps in hopes of catching one! Enjoy the pictures!

Mr. Sun I Love You Ritual

Morning Message

King/Queen for the Day Writing

Cvc Words

Lucky Charms and Jelly Bean Graphing

Fun in the Sun

We are Animal Research Experts!

They LOVE sliding down from the treehouse in the library.

Long U practice

Hard/Soft C Words

Coin Sorting

Sweet girls

Performing their readers theater over The Three Bears for the class.

Guided Reading Activities

My Lunch Dates 🙂

CHAMP Winners

Jelly Bean Experiment

Little Red Riding Hood Map

Leprechaun Traps

Feeling Buddies Lesson

The kiddos have LOVED using our class Feeling Buddies this year to help them learn how to self regulate their emotions! Our lesson this week includes:

Feeling Buddies: I Have Choices

  • To learn to listen to the signals and whisper messages of our feelings so we can be helpful to each other and ourselves.
  • Sing #12  I Have A Choice
  • practice being helpful to our friends when we see their feeling signals on their face, hear it in their voices, or see it in their bodies.
  • Create Class Book, I Can Be Helpful, students will illustrate and write about how they would choose to be helpful

In Conscious Discipline, children learn how to wish each other well. Wishing well happens when we take a deep breath, put our hands over our heart and send out loving energy.

Lesson Plans March 25th-29th

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

Morning Activities:

-Emergent Reader (had)


Sight Word Concentration


Journal (yes)

Sight Word Dance and Write in journals

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: We See Animals

Sight Words:

had, yes

-Letters: Review letters: Tt, Uu

-Numbers: Review numbers 0-20

Continue practicing counting to 100 by 1s and 10s

I Love You Ritual: Mr Sun.

Morning Messages:

Daily Star Student – share something with class and write a sentence about what was said. Find letters, digraphs, blends in sentence. Fix mistakes (capital, spacing, punctuation)

Phonics Skills:

  • Review Long U

  • Soft/Hard C

Poems:

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 Am So Lucky…

 

Share pen and call on students to write,

I am so lucky and then list why they are so lucky.

 

Ex. I am so lucky that I have a dog. Etc.]

Create a class fairytale story, call on students to roll dice and write parts of the story or add additional sentences/ideas.

Make a map for Little Red Riding Hood to Grandmother’s House

 

Reading Skills: establish a purpose for reading, identify the elements of a fairy tale, establish between real/nonsense and retell the fairy tales

Read Alouds and Activities:

Read alouds: Little Red Riding Hood, The Three Little Pigs, Goldilocks and the Three Bears

-Intro to Fairy Tales: Chart:

 

 

Read Little Red Riding Hood

 

*Retell the story together using finger puppets or students.

-Read Little Red Riding Hood

 

Chart Story Elements:

 

Chart: Little Red Riding Hood Real/Make Believe

 

Math Skills: K.4 Identify U.S. Coins by name, including pennies, nickels, dimes, quarters

K.8(A) Collect, sort, and organize data into two or three categories

 

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:

 

Class Routine:

-Play in partners. Each partner rolls a dice. The first partner to shout out the sum first, wins!

-Count around the circle starting with 10. Every time you get to 17, that students sits down. Play  until only one student remains.

Number Talks:

-8+9=

7-2=

Students figure out the sum, using their brain. Class agrees on sum. count/double check. Students share how they came up with the correct sum and justify it.

-PowerPoint: What Does Not Belong?

-Students will share which item does not belong and justify why. There can be more than 1 correct answer.

-What do you notice? Place some blue magnetic circle and some green ones on the board in separate locations. Students will discuss what they notice.

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

 

Math Fun:

-anchor:

Introduction to Graphs

 

Brainpopjr: Pictographs

-Tally Charts and Bar Graphs

Anchor:


Read Caps for Sale

 

Hand students a hat and have them graph by color.


-Math by Myself:

Jelly Bean Graphing

-Problem Solving:

-Math with Someone Options:

-Teen Numbers Practice


-Create a Counting by Tens Headband using a sentence strip

-Measuring Eggs Practice using unifix cubes

-Add and Cover

Graphing (students go around and conduct a survey):

 

–Flower Domino Sum Game

-Coin Sorting:

Bring in a jar of spare change and allow kiddos to sort it.

-Domino Sum Graphs

-Allow students to create a coin book and make coin rubbings.

Writer’s Workshop Activities:

-Continue animal research projects:

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:

-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 write B/M/E stories

-Continue setting writing goals.

-Continue using writing reference folders as a resource

-use writing rubrics to check over stories

Social Studies/Science:

-Grow a bean in a baggie experiment

-Complete Leprechaun Traps

FUN FRIDAY: Jelly bean Experiment using water

 

This week is going to be AWESOME!

Pictures and Reminders

I hope everyone has enjoyed their weekend! We had a fun week of learning. I also enjoyed getting to visit with all of you during conferences. The kiddos are always so excited to show off their work/progress to you.

REMINDERS:

Please check your child’s folder for a snack and zoo trip note. We are running extremely low on snack and need your help restocking! We will be heading to the zoo on April 9th. Please fill out the permission form for your child. If you would also like to come help volunteer, please check that box as well so I can get you a form to fill out in order to be an approved volunteer.

Thank you for all that you do! Enjoy the pictures!

 

This week’s CHAMP Winners!

We have been learning all about how to keep our teeth healthy! We had some visitors come from Padal Dentistry to put on a little dental information show. It was great! The kiddos all got a goody bag to bring home as well with a new toothbrush, paste, and floss!

sight word tic tac toe

Our new I Love You Ritual, On Your Face!

Sweeties!

Each morning, I pull out a name stick and that child gets to be the King/Queen for the day. We have fun learning things about the child and writing them down. Afterwards, we located things in our writing such as chunks, sight words, capital letters, punctuation, digraphs, blends, etc…

Practicing with prepositions or positional words

Lego Wall Challenge. Wesley did an outstanding job creating his name!

Animal Research Projects. We should finish this week. I can’t wait to share their final projects. They have had a wonderful time working in groups and researching about animals.

Oobleck! We made Dr. Suess’ Oobleck. It was very unique. We noticed that it felt hard in the bowl, and when you picked it up, it would turn into a liquid! Super cool.

The kiddos getting ready to sing our goodbye song. This group is sooo, sooo special. I love how they always wrap their sweet arms around one another before we sing. It brings tears to my eyes. So sad that we only have 9 weeks left together. 🙁

 

 

Plans March 4th-8th

Hey Everyone!

I hope you all enjoyed your weekend. I can not believe there is only one more week until spring break! This year is flying by.

Last week, we began a class research project over Koalas and had a great time learning about nonfiction text features. We will continue research on animals after spring break!

This week, we will be focusing on Dr. Seuss! We have so many fun things planned.

INFORMATION:

Tuesday: Please have your child wear silly socks.

Wednesday: Please have your child wear clothing with pockets.

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

Morning Activities:

-Journal: Draw a picture of your home and write a sentence about it. My home is brown. My home has 3 bedrooms, etc. (sight word: home)

-Journal: Draw two animals, one little and one big, write sentence beside each animal. I am not little. I am little. (sight word: not)

-Dr. Seuss Word Family Hat (-at words)

-Create a creature to make a Wocket in my Pocket class book

-Sight Word/Number Bingo

-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

Sight Words:

Review: home, not

-Letters: Review letters: Rr, Ss

-Numbers: Review numbers 0-20

Continue practicing counting to 100 by 1s and 10s

I Love You Ritual: Mr. Sun

Morning Messages: digraphs, blends, creating quantities on ten frames, missing endings. 

Phonics Skills:

  • Review Long U

  • Review Sounds of Y Poster

  • Dr. Suess Word Family Poster

    (-at, -op, and -am)

Poems:

EEKK

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:

-Chart

Oh The Places You’ll Go!

I want to be a…


Class book, use silly creatures students designed this morning and put pages of class book on smart board, class will help write the words, take a picture of student using preposition words with their creature (Wocket in my Pocket)

 

Reading Skills: adding -s and -es to make plurals, prepositions, making connections to texts read aloud

Activities:

Read Green Eggs and Ham

 


Read Fox in Socks

 

Graph: Are you wearing silly socks today?

Read There is A Wocket in My Pocket

 

review prepositional words. Use this anchor to go with:

Graph how many pockets you are wearing.

Read: And to Think That I saw it on Mulberry Street

 

*Make class book: And to think that I saw it on White Oak Road.

Feeling Buddies:

Connecting With Others

To learn connecting strategies as tools for turning your thinking brain on in preparation to return to class and manage challenges differently

Sing #14 Important Messages

Discuss the feelings messages in the song.

Review steps for getting ahold of our feelings instead of our feelings getting ahold of us.

Tell Shubert story and discuss what would help Shubert get ahold of his feelings.

*Practice Breathing Arms with I Love You Ritual Partner and add that as a breathing strategy.

*Practice Story Hand with partner

*Practice Wonderful Woman I Love You Ritual

*Practice Bye Bye Crankies Ritual

Sing Important Messages #14

Math Skills: K.3(B) solve word problems using objects and drawings to find sums and differences up to 10

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:

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.

 

-Graph: Do you like Green Eggs?


-Lesson: Read One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish

 

Then have the students sort their different colored goldfish and graph them:


*Put students into small groups. Give them a THING number. Each group has to come up with all of the ways to make that number on their chart paper.

 

 

MIMIO Addition Options:

 

MIMIO: Crayon Math

Make up your own problem.

 

-Math by Myself/Someone Options:

Clear the Deck

 

-Review addition and subtraction with this game. Children work in pairs and split one game board. Each child starts with 10 cubes on their ten frame. They roll a +/- 1,2, or 3 dice to determine how many cubes to add or subtract from their side. The first to “clear their deck” wins!

 

-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:

Prediction: Will you like Green Eggs and Ham

Make Green Eggs and Ham,

Write about how we made them and/or how they taste.

-Finish class book, and to Think That I Saw it on White Oak Rd.

-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

-Set writing goals

-Use writing rubrics when finished to check writing.

Writing Anchors:

Social Studies/Science:

-Stem cup stacking

-Coffee Filter Art/Science Experiment

 

-Make OOBLECK!

Oobleck

https://abcsofliteracy.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/Oobleck4.jpg

 

This week is going to be Seuss-tastic! !