Plans March 4th-8th

Hey Everyone!

I hope you all enjoyed your weekend. I can not believe there is only one more week until spring break! This year is flying by.

Last week, we began a class research project over Koalas and had a great time learning about nonfiction text features. We will continue research on animals after spring break!

This week, we will be focusing on Dr. Seuss! We have so many fun things planned.

INFORMATION:

Tuesday: Please have your child wear silly socks.

Wednesday: Please have your child wear clothing with pockets.

Here’s a look into what we have planned this week:

Morning Activities:

-Journal: Draw a picture of your home and write a sentence about it. My home is brown. My home has 3 bedrooms, etc. (sight word: home)

-Journal: Draw two animals, one little and one big, write sentence beside each animal. I am not little. I am little. (sight word: not)

-Dr. Seuss Word Family Hat (-at words)

-Create a creature to make a Wocket in my Pocket class book

-Sight Word/Number Bingo

-Sight word dance and write

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

Sight Words:

Review: home, not

-Letters: Review letters: Rr, Ss

-Numbers: Review numbers 0-20

Continue practicing counting to 100 by 1s and 10s

I Love You Ritual: Mr. Sun

Morning Messages: digraphs, blends, creating quantities on ten frames, missing endings. 

Phonics Skills:

  • Review Long U

  • Review Sounds of Y Poster

  • Dr. Suess Word Family Poster

    (-at, -op, and -am)

Poems:

EEKK

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:

-Chart

Oh The Places You’ll Go!

I want to be a…


Class book, use silly creatures students designed this morning and put pages of class book on smart board, class will help write the words, take a picture of student using preposition words with their creature (Wocket in my Pocket)

 

Reading Skills: adding -s and -es to make plurals, prepositions, making connections to texts read aloud

Activities:

Read Green Eggs and Ham

 


Read Fox in Socks

 

Graph: Are you wearing silly socks today?

Read There is A Wocket in My Pocket

 

review prepositional words. Use this anchor to go with:

Graph how many pockets you are wearing.

Read: And to Think That I saw it on Mulberry Street

 

*Make class book: And to think that I saw it on White Oak Road.

Feeling Buddies:

Connecting With Others

To learn connecting strategies as tools for turning your thinking brain on in preparation to return to class and manage challenges differently

Sing #14 Important Messages

Discuss the feelings messages in the song.

Review steps for getting ahold of our feelings instead of our feelings getting ahold of us.

Tell Shubert story and discuss what would help Shubert get ahold of his feelings.

*Practice Breathing Arms with I Love You Ritual Partner and add that as a breathing strategy.

*Practice Story Hand with partner

*Practice Wonderful Woman I Love You Ritual

*Practice Bye Bye Crankies Ritual

Sing Important Messages #14

Math Skills: K.3(B) solve word problems using objects and drawings to find sums and differences up to 10

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, etc…

 

Number Talks:

-I have _____. I wish I had ______.

-Addition Number Sentence

-Dot Cards

-Rekenreks

Number Talk Questioning: What do you see? How do you see it?

 

Math Activities:

Sing/Read the Book, Who Stole the Cookie from the Cookie Jar?

 

Model subtraction using a big jar work mat and some “cookies.” As one child takes away cookies, the class writes the equation on white boards.

 

-Graph: Do you like Green Eggs?


-Lesson: Read One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish

 

Then have the students sort their different colored goldfish and graph them:


*Put students into small groups. Give them a THING number. Each group has to come up with all of the ways to make that number on their chart paper.

 

 

MIMIO Addition Options:

 

MIMIO: Crayon Math

Make up your own problem.

 

-Math by Myself/Someone Options:

Clear the Deck

 

-Review addition and subtraction with this game. Children work in pairs and split one game board. Each child starts with 10 cubes on their ten frame. They roll a +/- 1,2, or 3 dice to determine how many cubes to add or subtract from their side. The first to “clear their deck” wins!

 

-Play Doh Subtraction Smash

 

 

-Pete the Cat Subtraction w/buttons

using large class number line, play Race to Ten or Race to 20 together by hopping to the numbers. Then, record #s on work mats.

-Piggy Bank Addition

 

-Use the duck subtraction page to create subtraction problems using duck magnets.

-Any Math Centers Introduced

-Math in Writing:

Writer’s Workshop Activities:

Prediction: Will you like Green Eggs and Ham

Make Green Eggs and Ham,

Write about how we made them and/or how they taste.

-Finish class book, and to Think That I Saw it on White Oak Rd.

-Continue writing letters. Reference letter song and anchor chart.

-Finish: Model completing 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

-Continue B/M/E story writing

-Set writing goals

-Use writing rubrics when finished to check writing.

Writing Anchors:

Social Studies/Science:

-Stem cup stacking

-Coffee Filter Art/Science Experiment

 

-Make OOBLECK!

Oobleck

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This week is going to be Seuss-tastic! !

 

Pictures

We had a fun week! We started our animal research project and our class voted to research Koalas. We learned about their habitat, diet, and lots of interesting facts. One fact was that when koalas are born, they are about the size of a jellybean! In two weeks, the kiddos will begin their own animal research projects in small groups.

 

Koala animal research project

Our new I love you ritual: The Cat and the Bunny

We sang Five Little Ducks and acted out the subtraction problems using yellow cubes and blue paper to represent the water.

NonFiction Text Features Scavenger Hunt. The Kiddos had a great time searching for all of the features in the books. 

We also read Five Green and Speckled Frogs

and acted out subtraction scenarios.

 

Our Sweet CHAMP winners!

Lesson Plans February 25th-March 1st

We had a great 4 day week! The kiddos had a great time learning about bears and polar bears too. We have started studying nonfiction topics. They loved sorting books into fiction and nonfiction. If your child has a nonfiction book they would like to bring to school for us to read and learn, please send it in!

The kiddos learned a new I Love You Ritual this week. It was called, On Your Face. It was so cute. I posted pictures of them doing it on my blog!

I hope you all enjoyed your weekend!

Here’s a look into what we have planned this week:

Morning Activities:

-Sentence Scramble

-Journal: What hatches out of an egg? (sight word: of)

Students write:

A ___ hatches out of an egg. (glue picture in blank)


Last Name Graphing:

Students write last name on squares and stick to graph


-Sight word dance and write

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

-Class Book: Foods We Eat:

Sight Words:

Review: was, of, have

-Letters: Review letters: Mm, Nn, Rr

-Numbers: Review numbers 0-20

Continue practicing counting to 100 by 1s and 10s

I Love You Ritual: The Cat and the Bunny

Morning Messages:

-ending digraphs, 5 more/5 less, cvce words

-cvce words, count to 80, make #s on twenty frames

-blends, number sentences

-how many syllables, what word is missing

Phonics Skills:

  • Introduce Long U

  • Review Sounds of Y Poster

Poems:

-Fuzzy Wuzzy (sight word: was)

-I Have a Little Frog (sight word: have)

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:

Continue How Many Hearts Can I Hold? (prediction/actual)

-Begin animal research class project:

As a class, make a list of animals we are interested in. Vote on the one that our class is going to research this week.

Pick an animal; KWL chart

*Use PebbleGo, Facts4Me, or Brainpop as a resource.

-we will learn about habitats, where the animal lives, its diet, etc…

-Here is an example of the final product:

Reading Skills: identify the topic & details in expository text, heard or read, referring to the words and/or illustrations. K.10B Retell important facts in a text heard or read.

-Continue animal research.

-Read Non-Fiction Books all week. Finish up KWL charts about the animals.

-Locate facts about the animals that we read.

Review Nonfiction Anchor Charts:

Fiction/Non-Fiction Song:


-Non-Fiction Text Features Scavenger Hunt

Feeling Buddies:

Cranky Cream and Calming Books

To learn additional de-stressing activities to help turn on your thinking brain, preparing yourself to return to classroom activities ready to learn

Sing, Feeling, Feeling, Feeling #8

Discuss whisper messages heard in the song

Review the steps of self-regulation

Today we are going to talk about other choices that can be helpful. One is using cranky cream. Give each child a small amount of lotion, discuss rubbing lotion into hands with firm pressure while singing bye bye crankies song and can also play the song #15 on the I Love you Rituals 2 cd

Add small bottle of cranky cream to safe place case

Read When I Feel book

Add books to safe place as another option.

Math Skills: solve word problems using objects and drawings to find differences up to 10, model the action of separating to represent subtraction, explain the strategies used to solve problems involving subtracting within 10 using spoken words, concrete and pictorial models, and number

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, etc…

 

Number Talks:

-I have _____. I wish I had ______.

-Addition Number Sentence

-Dot Cards

-Rekenreks

Number Talk Questioning: What do you see? How do you see it?

 

Math Activities:

Read Five Little Speckled Frogs and sing.

Then act out the song/write subtraction problems on whiteboards using the frog/log printables:

-Read Five Little Ducks

Then, act out Five Little Ducks using rubber ducks and write subtraction problems on whiteboards.

MIMIO: FIve LIttle Ducks

After that, give students five cubes to represent ducks and a blue sheet of construction paper to represent the pond. Allow them time to act out the story and write subtraction problems on the laminated duck paper!

Sing/Read the Book, Who Stole the Cookie from the Cookie Jar?

 

Model subtraction using a big jar work mat and some “cookies.” As one child takes away cookies, the class writes the equation on white boards.

 

Then, each child gets their own cookies (cookie crisp cereal) and a cookie jar work mat/recording sheet. Tell subtraction stories and students model and write the equation.


Read If You Were a Minus Sign

Create a subtraction situation on chart paper.

Then, allow students to create their own subtraction situations for a class book.

Examples:

Read Green Eggs and Ham

Make Green Eggs and Ham

 

MIMIO Addition Options:

 

-Math by Myself/Someone Options:

-Play Doh Subtraction Smash

 

 

-Pete the Cat Subtraction w/buttons

using large class number line, play Race to Ten or Race to 20 together by hopping to the numbers. Then, record #s on work mats.

-Piggy Bank Addition

 

-Use the duck subtraction page to create subtraction problems using duck magnets.

-Any Math Centers Introduced

-Math in Writing:

Writer’s Workshop Activities:

-Continue writing letters. Reference letter song and anchor chart.

-Finish: Model completing 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

-Continue B/M/E story writing

-Continue animal research

-Set writing goals

-Use writing rubrics when finished to check writing.

Writing Anchors:

Social Studies/Science:

-Finish: -seasons

-Animal Habitats on brainpopjr.

-Continue researching animals on Pebblego.

-Research how animals prepare for winter.

 

This week is going to be FANTASTIC!

 

 

 

 

 

Pictures

Our new I Love You Ritual this week was called On Your Face. It is one of the kiddos favorites, and mine too.

We read a nonfiction book called Bears. Then, the kiddos acted like bears and what they do in each season. This is when they were pretending to hibernate. I LOVE these kids!

We read Five Little Monkeys and then acted out subtraction situations by using real monkeys!

This week we started learning about subtraction situations. We read The Tale of Peter Rabbit and then acted out the story using subtraction problems. One kiddo was Mr. McGregor and another was Peter Rabbit. It was a very good time filled with learning!

Working with cvc words

 

This is a page from one of our word work journals. We read a book called Kids Can Have Jobs. The kiddos then had to make a connection to the story.

We have been writing LOTS of letters. Once a week, the 2nd graders come down and help us address them.

We have been learning about compound words. I cut up some pictures and the students had to find their partner to create their compound word. It was a fun time!

Sorting Fiction and Non Fiction stories.

One of our lego challenges this week was to create a rainbow. Here are two of them that the kiddos made.

CHAMP Winners!

We have been discussing the sounds that y can make. We read a poem called Fuzzy Wuzzy and found all of the y’s that made the long e sound.

Making word ladders

Making words with magna tiles

 

Pictures

We had such an awesome week! Please enjoy all of the pictures! 🙂

 

CHAMP Winners

wee deliver …. mailing our letters to friends throughout the school

Tracing shadows

Sweet heart graph

Sweet heart experiment. We found that they sink in water and vinegar. In the soda, we found that the hearts sunk straight to the bottom, then popped up to float.