More Pictures :)

Making ‘My Sums Graphs” using domino pieces

A little peek into our writing from last week.

Do You Like to Eat Easter Eggs Graph. Originally we just had yes and no at the bottom. We then realized that some kids have not ever tried boiled eggs before, so we created an “I don’t know” choice as well!

Number Talk Time
During this number talk, I put up three different cards that had a total of 5 pips on them. First, they told me what they saw and and how they saw it. Once, we figured out that there were 5 on each card, they had to prove or justify it. They did a really good job thinking on this one!

CHAMPS Assembly Practice

Thank You

 

I just wanted to thank all of you, parents, for helping out and providing everything for the Easter party! The kids had a blast and so did I! I can not express my appreciation for you all enough. You have supported our class in so many ways this year, and for that, I am so grateful. Lastly, I am so blessed that you have shared your BEST with me this year and I have come to love each and every one of them so much. The end is drawing near and I am not ready for it! I’ll end this sappy post by saying, thank you, again, so very much!

 

This game was super fun!

The kiddos had such a fun time doing this one!

 

Week 32

 

I hope everyone had a FANTASTIC holiday weekend!

Here is a peek into what we will be learning this week:

Sight Words: Review: is, it, like, little, me

Bonus Words: she (this is also a Kinder word), many

**These are the same words as last week that we are reviewing. We WILL have a spelling test this week over them.

*We will also do the Sight Word Fluency PowerPoint for practice!

Morning Message:

Monday: base ten amounts

Tuesday: cvc words

Wednesday: self portrait for math activity

Thursday: rhyming words

*Other morning activities: free writing, word family houses, color word puzzles, reader’s theaters, etc..

Reading Skills: inferencing and predicting

Reading Anchors: Reviewing: Inferencing, predicting, story elements, reading is thinking

Phonics Skills: adding -s and -es to form plurals

Big Books/Shared Reading: Earth Day Books/Spring Books

Guided Reading Centers:

Listening: Listen to a QR code reader and complete a response page

ABC Center: Creating Words with Unifix Letter Cubes/OSMO

Word Work: Singular/Plural Noun Sort

Writing Center: Creating Books

Technology: Language Arts Games

Pocket Chart: Sight Word Memory Game (new words)

Poetry: Earth Day/Coin Poems

Lightbulb: medial sounds, sight word games

Art: Illustrating Pictures for Granparent’s Day/Earth Day Craft

MIMIO: making words

Interactive Writing: Writing about a memory. This week we will continue to focus on small moments. There are 3 steps to following small moments in your writing:

  1. Think of a story in your life.
  2. Picture it in your mind.
  3. Put it on paper.

I will model this again this week and the kiddos will help with all of the conventional stuff :).

*Writing Skills: capitalization, punctuation, good spacing, staying focused. We will discuss our goals from last week and move our name pencils if we feel that we need to focus on another skill.

Writing Anchors: Review: Small Moments, Capitals, Punctuation, Thinking

Independent Writing: Memory Writing/Free Writing

Poems: Earth Day, Coins

Things we focus on with our weekly poems:

-Rhyming Words

-Capital Letters

-Punctuation

-Sight Words

-Fluency (reading smoothly, not like a robot, and sounding like we talk)

-Word Chunks etc…

Penmanship: Numbers

Math Focus: Identifying Coins in Order and Understanding What Money is For/Number Sense

-We will also review addition/subtraction

Number Talks:

-Same Amount Different Arrangements (prove/justify how they are the same)

-Which is not like the others? Prove it.

-Which one doesn’t belong? Why?

-I have ___. I wish I had ___. What do I need to do? Why?

Classroom Routines:

-Sorting Portraits

-Addition/Subtraction Game

-Count Around the Circle Game

Math Anchors: New: Coin Anchors Review: Addition/Subtraction

Investigations/Math Lessons:

-Coin Scoot

-Creating Coin Identification Posters

-Coin Books

Math Centers:

-Piggy Bank Addition

-Penny Toss

-Race to 20 Number Paths

-Bump

-Add and Cover (Easter Themed)

-Spin and Graph

-Easter Addition

-Easter Subtraction

-Technology-Math Games

-Easter Ten Frames

-Shake and Spill

Math Journals:

-missing numbers

-counting

-writing about math

Small Group Math:

-Spatial Relationship Games

Science: Earth Day

-Earth Day PowerPoint

-Reduce, Reuse, Recycle Brainpop

-Natural Resources Brainpop

-I Can Help The Earth By… Activity

I hope you all have an EXCEPTIONAL week!

What We Are Learning Week 31

 

Hey Guys!

This is what we will be learning this week:

Sight Words: Review: is, it, like, little, me

Bonus Words: she (this is also a Kinder word), many

**WE WILL NOT HAVE A SPELLING TEST THIS WEEK!

-We will use these same words next week and test next Friday, the 21st.

*We will also do the Sight Word Fluency PowerPoint for practice!

Morning Message:

Monday: CVC words

Tuesday: Do you like to eat eggs group survey/graph

Wednesday: Noun Sort

Thursday: Addition Practice

*Other morning activities: free writing, word family houses, color word puzzles, reader’s theaters

Reading Skills: Reading Strategies, Inferencing, Reading is Thinking

Reading Anchors: Story Elements, Inferencing, Nouns

Phonics Skills: onset/rime practice Example: /c/ + /at/ = cat

Big Books/Shared Reading: The Very Hungry Caterpillar, The Tiny Seed, and Easter/Spring Books

Guided Reading Centers:

Listening: Listen to a QR code reader and complete a response page

ABC Center: Sight Word Dice Game/Osmo Words

Word Work: Syllable Practice

Writing Center: Sentence Scramble/Free Writing Activity

Technology: Language Arts Games

Pocket Chart: Sight Word Memory Game

Poetry: Easter Bunny/Making words with unifix letter linking cubes

Lightbulb: initial sounds, write the room, sight word games

Art: Creating coffee filter butterflies

MIMIO: cvc words

Interactive Writing: We will continue writing all about spring. The students will get to write everything they know and like about it.

*Writing Skills: capitalization, punctuation, good spacing, staying focused. We will discuss our goals from last week and move our name pencils if we feel that we need to focus on another skill.

Writing Anchors: Review: Small Moments, Capitals, Punctuation, Thinking

Independent Writing: The kiddos will get to write a spring story! They also always have the opportunity to write about themselves. With my experience in teaching writing, I’ve learned that students write best when they write about themselves and what they are interested in. This week we will focus on small moments. There are 3 steps to following small moments in your writing:

  1. Think of a story in your life.
  2. Picture it in your mind.
  3. Put it on paper.

Poem: Easter Bunny

Things we focus on with our weekly poems:

-Rhyming Words

-Capital Letters

-Punctuation

-Sight Words

-Fluency (reading smoothly, not like a robot, and sounding like we talk)

-Word Chunks etc…

Penmanship: Free Choice out of Penmanship Practice Book

Math Focus: Graphing/Number Sense

Number Talks:

-Same Amount Different Arrangements (prove/justify how they are the same)

-Which is not like the others? Prove it.

-Which one doesn’t belong? Why?

-I have ___. I wish I had ___. What do I need to do? Why?

Classroom Routines:

-How Many Eyes?

-Subitizing Cards Game

-Count Around the Circle Game

Math Anchors: Review: How to Create a Graph, Subtraction Strategies, Some and Some More, Some and Some went Away

Investigations/Math Lessons:

-How Many Noses?

-Graphing Sums with Dominoes

-Domino Addition

Math Centers:

-Piggy Bank Addition

-Stack it Up

-Osmo Numbers

-Bump

-Add and Cover (Easter Themed)

-Spin and Graph

-Easter Addition

-Easter Subtraction

-Technology-Math Games

-Easter Ten Frames

-Race to Ten

-Race to Twenty

-Race to Twenty (Number Paths)

Math Journals:

-problem solving

-problem solving

-what’s missing

Small Group Math:

-Spatial Relationship Games

Science: Plants

-Life Cycle of a Butterfly

Have a MARVELOUS week!

More Pictures :)

After being shown a picture, the kiddos had to place a marker on the correct long or short vowel sound.

Placing lowercase letters on the capital letter spots on the rug. This is a fun activity the kids like to do because they get to “jog” around and try to place them on the correct spots as fast as they can!

During this activity, the kids got to pick an egg, crack it open, and then unscramble the letters to form a word that matched the picture in the egg. It was fun!

We have started using Brag Tags for good behavior! Every time a kiddo earns one, they get to decorate the inside of their locker with it. Every 5 they earn, gives them an opportunity to pick a coupon out of our coupon reward book! The kids love getting these! 🙂

More Science Fun :)

Our Apple Experiment
*We cut up an apple and placed one slice into 4 separate jars. The first jar was filled with oil. The second jar had vinegar in it. The next jar was filled with water. Finally, the last jar was just left open to the air in the room. We made our predictions as to what we thought would happen to each apple slice. We can’t wait to see what they look like on Monday!!!!

Easter Party/CHAMPS Assembly

Parents,

I sent home a letter about the Easter party on Friday! Also, I will be sending home a letter this week about our CHAMPS Assembly. I will send home the lines that your child will be saying at the assembly. Please practice at least once a night. Our CHAMPS Assembly is going to be on THURSDAY, April 13th. We do not have school that Friday. Our Easter party will be that same afternoon!

Thanks for all of your help,

Mellissa Stagner 🙂

Week 30

 

Hi Everyone,

Here is a look into our upcoming week:

Sight Words: Review: have, he, here, home, in

Bonus Words: them, then

*We will also do the Sight Word Fluency PowerPoint for practice!

**Our spelling test will be on Friday!

Morning Message:

Monday: Graphing Favorite Colors

Tuesday: Please Don’t Tell About Mom’s Bell (-ell words)

Wednesday: Chicken Soup with Rice and Mice (-ice words)

Thursday: Do you like butterflies or caterpillars better?

*Other morning activities: free writing, word family houses, color word puzzles, reader’s theaters

Reading Skills: Reading Strategies, Story Elements Review, Reading is Thinking

Reading Anchors: Setting, Characters, Problem/Solution, Reading is Thinking

Phonics Skills: cvce words, swapping out beginning sounds with a new sound Ex: best/test

Big Books/Shared Reading: Easter Books

Guided Reading Centers:

Listening: Listen to a QR code reader and complete a response page

ABC Center: Sight Word Dice Game/Osmo Words

Word Work: Word Families with Easter Eggs

Writing Center: Write the Room (eggs)/Free Writing Activity

Technology: Language Arts Games

Pocket Chart: cvc word eggs

Poetry: Spring/Making words with unifix letter linking cubes

Lightbulb: Word work activities, labeling 3D flowers

Art: Creating a pot and roots for 3D flowers/Making a butterfly with toilet paper rolls

MIMIO: Renovated CVC Words

Interactive Writing: We will be writing all about spring. The students will get to write everything they know and like about it.

*Writing Skills: capitalization, punctuation, good spacing, staying focused. We will discuss our goals from last week and move our name pencils if we feel that we need to focus on another skill.

Writing Anchors: New: Small Moments Review: Capitals, Punctuation, Thinking, Tricky e.

Independent Writing: All about flowers or other plants

Poem: Spring

Things we focus on with our weekly poems:

-Rhyming Words

-Capital Letters

-Punctuation

-Sight Words

-Fluency (reading smoothly, not like a robot, and sounding like we talk)

-Word Chunks etc…

Penmanship: W-Z

Math Focus: Graphing/Number Sense

Number Talks:

-Number Sentence

-Rekenreks

-Number Strings PowerPoint

-Make What You See

Classroom Routines:

-Race to 20 With Number Paths

-Subitizing Cards Game

-Count Around the Circle Game

-Roll the Movement Dice and a Regular Dice

Math Anchors: Introduce: How to Create a Graph Review: Subtraction Strategies, Some and Some More, Some and Some went Away

Investigations/Math Lessons:

-What is your favorite color?

-Conducting a Survey

-My Sums Graph with Dominoes

-Who Stole the Cookie From the Cookie Jar?

Math Centers:

-Piggy Bank Addition

-Stack it Up

-Osmo Numbers

-Bump

-Number Match word/numbers

-Add and Cover (Easter Themed)

-Spin and Graph

-Easter Addition

-Easter Subtraction

-Technology-Math Games

-Easter Ten Frames

-Race to Ten

-Race to Twenty

Math Journals:

-problem solving

-teen numbers

-Missing Numbers

-Addition Fluency Practice

Small Group Math:

-Bear Caves

-Shake and Spill

-Cardinality Games

Science: Plants

-Parts of a Plant

-Plant Life Cycle Activities

-Journaling about our bean plants

-Apple Slice Science Experiment

Have a FANTASTIC week!

Before You Speak…. Think and be Smart……It’s Hard to Fix a Wrinkled Heart

We read the book Crysanthemum. Every time the characters said something unfriendly to her, someone in the class would wrinkle a big paper heart that I had cut out. At the end of the story the heart was really wrinkled. We tried to straighten it back out, but it did not look the same as before the story. As a class, we discussed how it’s important to say nice things to one another because when you say bad things to people, it hurts their heart. Even after we apologize, their hearts might not be the same. We then made headbands that said: Before You Speak, Think and Be Smart. It’s Hard to Fix a Wrinkled Heart. The kiddos really enjoyed this activity and so did I! I am always looking for ways to promote positivity and kindness within our classroom community and I think this did that!