Here is an overview of what we are learning this week:
-Environmental Print Book
-Journals: I see the _________. (incorporate picture)
-Emergent Reader: I See (circle sight words I and see)
-Journals: I like _______. (use environmental print cut outs)
-Make sight words using play dough. (I, can, am, like, see, me)
-Signing in to practice name writing and penmanship
I Love You Ritual of the Week:
-3 ways to sit on the carpet (criss-cross, mermaid, or mountain)
-Taking attendance by counting around the circle/double checking
-Getting the teacher’s attention 4 steps:
- Eye Contact
- Raise your hand and stay calm
- Wait until the teacher says your name
- Softly ask your question
We also have a fun song that we sing.
-Review breathing/calming strategies we can use when or if we become upset
-5 Conscious Discipline Commitments
(we started making our commitments this week)
New Sight Words:
Sight Word Songs: The Word on the Bus and There is a sight word we just learned (tune: BINGO)
Sight Word Chant: Hickety Pickety
Literacy Stations (Centers):
*Use center folders to and rotate to centers slowly. Begin working in literacy stations and taking home book bags. (See Literacy Stations blog post for more details of what we do at each station)
Interactive Read Alouds:
–B is for Bulldozer (rhyming practice)
–On Market Street
–Have You Filled a Bucket Today? (review)
–A My Name is Alice
Essential Question: Why do you need letters?
-Hearing More Rhymes
-Alphabet Linking Chart: Ways to say letters using the chart
-Sorting Rr and Bb and discussing how they are different.
Read I See sight word reader
-students will get their own copy to highlight sight words and to add to their book boxes
-3 Ways to Read a Book (words, pictures, retell)
-I am ______. (finish)
-Environmental Print Writing using pictures (Continue)
-I see _______.
-Discuss capitalization at the beginning of a sentence and punctuation at the end.
-Place stickers under each word for help when reading.
-What Gets a Capital Letter?
Self Regulation Lesson:
Review Feeling Buddies:
-Song Buddy Time
-show Angry and Scared Buddy
discuss times we have felt angry or scared
discuss facial expression (angry/scared)
-Song Look at My Face
-Song Bye Bye Buddies
Extension: draw a time when you felt angryy or scared
Show students a number and ask: “What do you see? How do you see it?”
-Review Ten Frames and Rekenreks
-Practice subitizing using dice and ten frames
-rekenreks: What do you see? How do you see it?
-dot cards: What do you see? How do you see it?
*Review hand signals and number talk vocabulary posters
-Counting Songs: Subitize Super Fast Ten, Counting down from 20, Counting to 100 Rap
-Number of the Day (different ways to make numbers: numeral, objects, ten frame, tally marks, number path, domino, dice, fingers, etc…)
-Anchor: Counting Strategies
-Game: Hidden Numbers
-Activity: Start the Counting Jar
-Game: Apple Roll and Record
-Game: Apple Race with Numbers
-Number Sense Memory
-Journals: Begin Math Journal Problems
-Days of the Week/Months of the Year review
-How we keep track of special days on our calendar
-How many days we’ve been in school
-Practice upper and lowercase Tt and Dd
-Practice writing ABCs and Numbers 1-4
-Simple Sentences in Writing Journals
-Apple Senses Chart
-Apple Tasting and voting on favorite apple
-How to Make Applesauce (write together)
-Make a Feelings Face Plate and write a sentence to go with: I am _________.
-Label parts of an apple (stem, flesh, seeds, leaf, skin)
-Do Apples Sink or Float?
-Apple Jars Experiment using: air, milk, vinegar, baking soda and lemon juice
(observe apple slices in each jar throughout the week and journal)
I hope you all have an AWESOME week!