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



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:



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:


Introduction to Graphs


Brainpopjr: Pictographs

-Tally Charts and Bar Graphs


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.


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!


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. 🙁