Pictures

We created a snow globe kindergarten tree for our hallway! Each kiddo got to make an ornament with themselves inside a snow globe!

Morning Message: Read it Right!

 

Peppermint Stick Poem: The kiddos changed the word took to other words such as: look, book, cook etc..
The Gingerbread man Poem: Kiddos changed the word he to she.

The kiddos got into groups and charted the story elements (characters, setting, problem and solution) of The Gingerbread Man. They turned out so adorable.

Our class shape tree

Phoneme Segmenting

The Three Bears Readers Theater

Hot Cross Buns I Love you Ritual

 

Taking a bite of gingerbread cookies and graphing their first bite.

Number of the Day

Labeling a reindeer and adding details.

They were so proud of their journal writing! 🙂

More I Love You Rituals

Deleting final phoneme practice

Digraph Practice

Erase a Rhyme

Fun Friday Gingerbread Playdough Making!

We had a GREAT week!

 

Lesson Plans:

We had a great time, last week! Our Kindness Elf came to scope out all of the sweet gestures going on in our classroom. We voted on a name, and Candy the Elf won! We learned many new things, but something that stands out is when I taught them about solids, liquids and gases. Afterwards, we made glue snowmen ornaments. We watched as the glue came out of the bottle as a liquid and then turned into a solid over night. The ornaments are pretty adorable. Another fun activity we did was create Christmas trees using shapes! This week promises to be just as fun!

Here is a look into what we will be learning:

Morning Activities:

-Sight Word Booklet: Christmas Trimmings (locate we and have)

-Sight Word Tic Tac Toe with a partner/Playdough sight word review

-Journal: (incorporate all of the sight words we have learned and the new ones: for, it, and)

-Sight Word Memory

-Sight Word/Teen Number Bingo

Sight Words:

-Review: and, for, it and all previously learned

-Letters: Review: A-D

-Numbers: Teen Numbers 11-20

I Love You Ritual: Snuggle Up

Morning Message:

-Missing chunks/digraphs in message

-Ending sounds/th digraph

-Rhyme Away!

-Chit Chat Secret Message

-Phoneme Manipulating

Reading Anchors:

-What is an inference/inferring song?

-What’s in Mrs. Stagner’s Bag (inferencing game)

-Review: Story Elements and Let’s Retell

-Would you rather be and elf or a reindeer?:

Read Alouds:

Olive the Other Reindeer , An Elf for Christmas , Click, Clack, Moo Christmas, Santa, Santa, What Do You See?

*Reading Skill: Inferencing, B/M/E (createing a foldable) , Story Elements/Retelling

Activities:

-What’s in the Bag? Game

-Create a B/M/E foldable over Olive the Other Reindeer

-Create an elf ornament with child’s face

Poems:

I Like Christmas and Little Pine Tree

*We locate capital letters, punctuation, rhyming words, sight words, and match sight words/letters, change words such as look to other words etc…

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:

-Creating story maps in groups over The Gingerbread Man. Give each group a character and label them. Have kids write: Run, Run, as fast as you can. You can’t catch me, I’m the gingerbread man!

-Begin Star Student/Daily News: pick a few students each day and have them help them write a sentence they would like to share about themselves. Focus on capitalization, spacing, punctuation and sentence structure.

Writer’s Workshop Activities:

-Finish books (title page, think, draw, label, write…add pages, the end page)/Author’s Chair/Share

-Labeling an Elf-focus on adding details to their pictures also.

-Sticker Story

-Review: anchor Charts:

-Continue using writing reference folders as a resource

Feeling Buddies:

Feeling Buddies

Helping My Buddies

To practice offering empathy to our Feeling Buddy and, in turn, learn self-regulatory self-talk

Sing – Helping My Buddy #10

Today we will practice how to help our Feeling Buddies

Review 5 Steps of Self Regulation

Practice talking to Angry:

Pg. 87

Practice (Scared) with a partner, one partner will be the Feeling Buddy and the other partner will be the child

Sing bye bye buddies #4

Practice language on pg 89

Read Helping My Feeling Buddies book

Make Class Book – I Help Keep My School Family Safe

Each child will name one thing she does to keep it safe.

Math Skills: comparing numbers, number order, read/write/represent #s from 0-20

Number Corner:

-Calendar, months of the year, days of the week, counting forward/backwards and by tens, 1 more/1 less, days in school

Number Talks:

-Ways to Make Ten using post-its.

-Dot Cards

-Rekenreks

-Number Strings

Problem Solving (math in writing):

-Creating individual math story problems using Christmas Stickers and Storyboards

-Use Gingerbread playdough to create gingerbread men and act out a math problem. Glue the problem in math journals.


-Math by Myself Options:

Finish: Inventory Bags: Come up with quantity and show how you counted it on paper. Show it in different ways.

-Hot Cocoa Addition using dice and Marshmallows

-Math with Someone Options:

New:

-Jingle Bell Shapes using pipe cleaners and bells. Count sides and name shape.

-Christmas Spin and Graph

-Christmas Tree Counting with M&Ms

-Use pattern blocks to create new shapes. Example: 2 triangles makes a diamond.

Review:

-Number Line Partner Game (What Number is Missing?)

-sort 2D and 3D shapes by shape, color, etc…

-make shapes with geoboards

-any number sense games taught

-Any Shape Games

-Counting w/Play Doh

-Large #line game

-Magnetic Number Game

-Subitizing puzzles

-any measurement game taught

-race to 10 or 20

-Roll and Record

-Race to Ten/Twenty

-Bump

-Class Games:

  • Pass the Plate Game (comparing numbers)
  • Math Activity: MIMIO: Comparing and Ordering Whole Numbers:

-Math Anchors:

Social Studies/Science: Wants/Needs and Experiments

-Finish glue ornaments

-Candycane Experiment:

:

  • Discuss needs and wants. Sing song. Needs/Wants interactive magazines.
  • Begin creating bread ornaments
  • Share Christmas Trees and tradition cards

FUN FRIDAY: make Reindeer Dust or Salt Dough Ornaments

I hope you all have a very, MERRY week!

 

The Gingerbread Man!

The kiddos had SO much fun having the Gingerbread Man come to our school! They read along with the story teller as she read the repeating lines: “Run, Run as fast as you can! You can’t catch me. I’m the gingerbread man!” Afterwards, each kiddo got a gingerbread cookie and a coupon for a free trip to the WOW museum!

We have lots of fun gingerbread themed activities to continue into this week! We will create gingerbread men using large brown paper and chart the story elements (characters, setting, problem, solution) in groups and graph our first bite after eating a delicious gingerbread cookie! The kiddos will also get to use gingerbread men stickers to create their own story problems in math and, of course, we HAVE to make gingerbread playdough!!! I can’t wait to get this week started!

Weekly Learning:

Good morning! I hope everyone is enjoying their Saturday! I was out for a few days this past week, and can’t wait to get started back with my sweet class! I am missing them all so much!

Here is a look into our upcoming week:

Morning Activities:

-Journals: Community Helper Writing Ex. He/She is a _____.

-Journals: Favorite Weather: Incorporate sight word it. Example: It is rainy.

-Make Word Family Houses

-Make Christmas Cards (using sentence frames and writing reference folders)

-Teen Number Bingo

Sight Words:

Introduce: and, for, it Review: he/she

-Letters: Review: Zz, Yy, Vv

-Numbers: Teen Numbers

I Love You Ritual: Jack Be Noodle and Hot Cross Buns

Morning Message:

-Read it Right!

-Chit Chat with -sh digraph

-Fill in missing letters to get mystery message

-Delete Final Phoneme Practice

-Rhyme Away!

Reading Anchors:

-What is an inference/inferring song?

-What’s in Mrs. Stagner’s Bag (inferencing game)

-Review: Story Elements and Let’s Retell

Read Alouds:

Gingerbread Baby, Gingerbread Christmas, Gingerbread Man,

Snowmen at Christmas, There was an Old Lady who Swallowed a Bell

*Reading Skill: Inferencing, Charting Story Elements, Describing Characters, Sequencing

*Activities:

-In groups, create a Gingerbread Man story element chart

-Sequence Gingerbread Christmas

-Create a B/M/E foldable over Snowmen at Christmas

-Sequence There was an Old Lady who Swallowed a Bell

Poems:

Gingerbread Man, Peppermint Stick, Little Pine Tree

*We locate capital letters, punctuation, rhyming words, sight words, and match sight words/letters, change words such as look to other words etc…

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: How to Decorate a Christmas Tree

-Writing using My Five Senses at Christmas

-Creating story maps in groups over The Gingerbread Man

Writer’s Workshop Activities:

-Finish books (title page, think, draw, label, write…add pages, the end page)/Author’s Chair/Share

-Finish: I can Label a Christmas Tree

-I can Label a Reindeer:

-Mini Lesson using anchor Charts:

-Review how to use writing folder for finished/unfinished work

Feeling Buddies:

Feeling Buddies

Making Friends with my buddies, students learn how to accept our emotional states instead of pushing them away

Partners – one person pretend to be the angry feeling buddy and other is child singing the song, sing anger got ahold of me #1

Sometimes when something bugs us, we fight with the other person instead of helping our angry feeling buddy first, and then solving our problem with our friend second.

Repeat with sadness got ahold of me song #22

Sometimes when we feel sad, we push others away instead of helping our sad feeling buddy first so we can receive comfort from our friends or teacher.

Extension: From hurtful words to helpful words, discuss common classroom situations/problems, list hurtful words they might say when anger gets ahold of them. Then write helpful words they might say when they calm down and are able to engage the thinking part of their brains.

Math: Reviewing math skills and incorporating shapes/comparing numbers

Number Corner:

-Calendar, months of the year, days of the week, counting forward/backwards and by tens, 1 more/1 less, days in school

Number Talks:

-Number Strings

-Dot Cards

-Rekenreks

-Fluency Find It Game #s through 20

Problem Solving (math in writing): Creating individual math story problems using Christmas Stickers and Storyboards

-Math by Myself Options:

Finish: Inventory Bags: Come up with quantity and show how you counted it on paper. Show it in different ways.

-Math with Someone Options:

-Number Line Partner Game (What Number is Missing?)

-sort 2D and 3D shapes by shape, color, etc…

-make shapes with geoboards

-any number sense games taught

-Any Shape Games

-Counting w/Play Doh

-Large #line game

-Magnetic Number Game

-Subitizing puzzles

-any measurement game taught

-race to 10 or 20

-Roll and Record

-Race to Ten/Twenty

-Bump

New Games:

-comparing, adding with marshmallows, number order, Christmas spin & graph

Math Fun: Creating Christmas Trees using shapes:

-First Bite Gingerbread Graph:

-Subitizing: Pass the Plate Game

Math Anchors:

Social Studies/Science: Wants/Needs and Experiments

Brainpopjr: Solids, Liquids, and Gases

Create Snowman glue Ornaments on wax paper.

Discuss how the glue is a liquid and how it will turn into a solid overnight. Turn it into a Christmas Ornament.

  • Candycane Experiment:
  • Discuss needs and wants. Sing song. Needs/Wants interactive magazines.
  • Sink or Float Activity:
  • Begin creating bread ornaments

FUN FRIDAY: make Gingerbread Playdough!!!! This is one of my most favorite types to make! It smells amazing!

I can’t wait to get this fun, busy week started!

 

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Thanksgiving Pictures :)

We all had a blast the last week before Thanksgiving break! We made indian hats, friendship bracelets that went along with the first Thanksgiving story, and made a delicious blessing mix! We all have so much to be thankful for and I hope you all had a nice, relaxing break! Enjoy the pictures.

We made a B/M/E (beginning, middle, and end) foldable over the story Bear Says Thanks.

Our newest I Love You Ritual: Wonderful Woman

word family practice

Center Work: Read it, Build it, Write it

A Turkey for Thanksgiving was such a CUTE story. After we read it, we sequenced it.

I showed the kiddos 3 dot cards, arranged differently. First, they had to come up with the fact that there were 5 dots on each card. Then, I made them justify or prove how they all had five. I have some little thinkers this year!

This was probably are most fun project for the kids. They got to start writing their own books. Some worked in partners and others alone. They made cover pages and everything! I was impressed!

This sight word game was a blast! I would play music and when it stopped, I would say a sight word. The kids had to stop dancing and write the sight word as fast as they could before the music started again. They LOVED it!

We also made 2D and 3D shapes using marshmallows and toothpicks! I may have let them eat the marshmallows after! 🙂

Indian Hats

Friendship Bracelets

Rhyme Away is such a fun game for the kiddos to practice their rhyming skills.

Our Thanksgiving Blessing Mix

Complete Cuteness

 

 

Learning Fun!

Different ways of Making Ten on a ten frame.

Sight Word Bingo

Creating our own subitizing cards

Roll, Add, and Color

Rhyme Away! The kids love doing this!

Practicing forming our capital letters using race cars

I drew boxes on the board and the students had to figure out what sight word went in it and then they created it with magnetic letters.

Retelling Turkey Trouble

Reading Cvc words with missing initial sounds, then writing them

Charting what we are thankful for (Interactive Writing)

Your Fingers are So Sleepy I Love You Ritual