This Week…

 

Can you believe…..

There are only 10 days of school left?! I am so proud of all of my kiddos and so sad that the end is near! I have grown to love each of them so very much! Some of the girls and I have already cried a few times this past week! We all have a close little bond and are finding it hard that we have to say goodbye soon! But… these kiddos are sooo ready for 1st grade and I know they will LOVE their next teacher too! White Oak is such a great place!

This week we are learning….

(several things are a continuation from last week. It is so hard to get everything in especially at the end of the school year! NOTE: I am almost finished assessing all of the kiddos with reading levels/TPRI! I am sooo proud of how far they have all come since the beginning of the year!)

Review: ALL taught sight words including the 1st grade words!

*We will also do the Sight Word Fluency PowerPoint for practice with all of our words.

Morning Message:

Monday: Editing Writing

Tuesday: middle sounds

Wednesday: sentence writing

Thursday: rhyming

*Other morning activities: free writing, reader’s theaters, The 3 Little Pigs Activities

Reading Skills: Story Elements/Sequencing

*We will continue reading several versions of The Three Little Pigs this week! I have planned LOTS of FUN activities to go along with them!

Reading Anchors: Who Do You Believe, Readers are Thinkers

Big Books/Shared Reading: Several Different Versions of The Three Little Pigs. We will be conducting graphs within this Three Little Pigs Unit and also completing an array of activities such as: creating a pig out of 2d shapes, completing a book all about The Three Little Pigs, Graphing who we believe, and many more… πŸ™‚

Guided Reading Centers:

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

ABC Center: OSMO

Word Work: Creating CVC Words Pig Style πŸ™‚

Writing Center: Favorite Kindergarten Memory

Technology: Language Arts Games/OSMO

Pocket Chart: Word Endings Practice

Poetry: Water/iFinish Clouds, Clouds Way Up High Activity to make class book

Lightbulb: Word Work Activities

Art: Creating Pig out of 2D Shapes/Graphing how many shapes used

MIMIO: cvc word building

Interactive Writing: Writing about my favorite kindergarten memory

*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: Writer’s Don’t Say…., What Gets a Captial, Meatball and Spaghetti Spacing

Independent Writing: Favorite Kindergarten Memory

Poems: Ice Cream

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: Letters form EXPO practice book

Math Focus: Graphing/Addition/Subtraction (review activities)

Number Talks:

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

-Rekenreks

-Number Strings

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

Classroom Routines:

-Daily Weather Chart

Math Anchors: Review: How to Create a Graph, Addition, Subtraction

Investigations/Math Lessons: Continuing:

-Shel Seeking Number Order

-Counting On with Beach Treasures

-Summer Friends Number Relationships

-Ocean Creatures Addition

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:

-problem solving

-number order

-addition/subtraction

Small Group Math:

-one and two more/less and other number sense games

Science: Stem Activities!!1

Let’s make this week GREAT!

Sink/Float Stem Activity

 

We ended our week experimenting with toys! The kiddos made predictions on what they thought might float and sink in the bowl of water. We quickly realized that none of the small objects were floating! So, we put our heads together and came up with ways to get them to float! The kids figured out that putting objects in the boat allowed them to float. They also were able to place objects on the wooden board and a few lilly pads that floated. One of the lilly pads was too heavy and we discussed why the other lilly pads floated and that one did not! It was so FUN! I sure am going to miss this sweet, little class of mine!

EcoLand Field Trip

We had a blast on our field trip to EcoLand! The kids got to experience so many different things from sorting bugs to water exploration! Some even held real worms!!!! I hope you enjoy the pictures! I will have more pictures of the plant/animal room this week!

Learning about plants! We got to see and smell so many plants! Our favorite was the Lemon plant. We rubbed our fingers on it and got to smell the lemon scent! There were several others that we enjoyed as well!

Stamping

Moon Sand Molding

Exploring the garden with magnifying glasses, measuring sticks etc…

This was compost and the kiddos were looking for the REAL worms!

Digging up and sorting worms/bugs

Bug Sorting

Puzzle Time

Holding worms that they fed to the fish in the fish tank

Sorting/Matching Activities

The float test with our boats

The kiddos got to pretend to ride in a canoe and they also read books in it!

We read and sang Five Little Ducks πŸ™‚

Fishing with magnetic fish toys and letters

The kids got to design their own boats and see if they would float in the water!

Week 35

 

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

Morning Message:

Monday: ending sounds

Tuesday: field trip!

Wednesday: writing sentences using weather words

Thursday: cvc practice

*Other morning activities: free writing, reader’s theaters, The 3 Little Pigs Activities

Reading Skills: Story Elements/Sequencing

*We will be reading several versions of The Three Little Pigs this week! I have planned LOTS of FUN activities to go along with them!

Reading Anchors: The Three Little Pigs Story Element Interactive Anchor, Who Do You Believe?

Big Books/Shared Reading: Several Different Versions of The Three Little Pigs. We will be conducting graphs within this Three Little Pigs Unit and also completing an array of activities such as: creating a pig out of 2d shapes, completing a book all about The Three Little Pigs, Graphing who we believe, and many more… πŸ™‚

Guided Reading Centers:

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

ABC Center: OSMO

Word Work: Working With Beginning Sounds

Writing Center: What is Your Favorite Type of Weather?

Technology: Language Arts Games/OSMO

Pocket Chart: Swimmy Endings Sort

Poetry: The Weather Song/Clouds, Clouds Way Up High Activity to make class book

Lightbulb: Word Work Activities

Art: Mother’s Day Craft πŸ™‚

MIMIO: cvc word building

Interactive Writing: Writing about different types of weather.

*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: Writer’s Don’t Say…., What Gets a Captial, Meatball and Spaghetti Spacing

Independent Writing: Free Writing/Cotton Ball Cloud Craft Writing

Poems: Water

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: Graphing/Addition/Subtraction (review activities)

Number Talks:

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

-Rekenreks

-Number Strings

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

Classroom Routines:

-Daily Weather Chart

Math Anchors: Review: How to Create a Graph, Addition, Subtraction

Investigations/Math Lessons:

-Shell Seeking Number Order

-Counting On with Beach Treasures

-Summer Friends Number Relationships

-Ocean Creatures Addition

Math Centers:

-Piggy Bank Addition

-Penny Toss

-Race to 20 Number Paths

-Bump

-Add and CoverΒ 

-Spin and Graph

 

-Technology-Math Games

-Ten Frames Magnets

-Shake and Spill

Math Journals:

-problem solving

-addition/subtraction

Small Group Math:

-one and two more/less and other number sense games

Science: Weather and Water

-Sink or Float Activity

-Weather Report Activity

-Cloud Activity

Everyone have a FANTASTIC week!