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!

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