Lesson Plans February 19th-22nd

I hope everyone is enjoying their 3 day weekend! Sometimes, it is so nice to have a day to relax and spend extra snuggle time with family!

I hope all of my sweet, sick kinder friends are all on the mend! We have had SEVERAL out sick with the flu and strep. I’m hoping I will have my full class back and healthy on Tuesday!

TESTING: (I was not able to test last week due to so many being out sick and limited substitutes.)

I will be testing the kiddos for the TPRI (Texas Public Reading Inventory) on Tuesday. This means, I will have a sub on Tuesday while I pull out each child separately to assess their reading skills.

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

Morning Activities:

-Sentence Scramble

-Fuzzy Wuzzy Poem/Directed Draw Bear and write poem

Sight word Writing (was)

Draw a bear and write poem

Fuzzy Wuzzy Was a Bear

Fuzzy Wuzzy Had no hair

Fuzzy Wuzzy was not fuzzy was he?

-Journal: (incorporating the sight words: of, with, have)

-Sight Word Bingo/Compound Word (Find your partner game)

Sight Words:

with, of, have

-Letters: Review letters: Mm, Nn, Rr

-Numbers: Review numbers 0-20

I Love You Ritual: Where are Those Hands

Morning Messages:

Phonics Skills:

  • Introduce Long O

  • Sounds of Y Poster

-Phoneme Segmenting and Blending

Phoneme Segmenting and Blending

Students Name the picture and segments the word into phonemes while slowly sliding the parts together

Poems:

-Fuzzy Wuzzy (sight word: was)

-President’s Day

*We locate capital letters, punctuation, rhyming words, sight words, digraphs, blends, long/short vowels and match sight words/letters, change words to different/similar 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:

Continue Things I Love Interactive Writing (can suggest some sentence frames if needed)

I love eating ____.

II love playing ____.

I love making ____.

I love reading ____.

-How Many Hearts Can I Hold?

-Love Acrostic Poems

Reading Skills: establish a purpose for reading, identify the topic and details in expository text heard or read referring to the words and/or illustrations

Read Alouds and Activities:

BrainPopJr: Reading Nonfiction

Show them several different books and decide if they are fiction or nonfiction

Show them a nonfiction book. Talk about the different features and why we read informational texts.

Have them explore some nonfiction books.

Pick a topic such as polar bears. Make a kWL chart. Start charting the details that they learned from the book.

Have them keep a KWL chart that they can record on.

-Research different nonfiction topics on pebblego.com

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:

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 Fun:

Read Five Little Speckled Frogs and sing.

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

-Acting Out Five Little Monkeys and making a Subtraction Class Book:

Read The Tale of Peter Rabbit

Then, use carrots to act out subtraction problems. In each problem, have Peter take some carrots from Mr. McGregor’s garden. Make some bunny ears for Peter Rabbit. While some of the kids are acting out the problems, the rest of the class will model the problems on their Bunny Work Mats and record the answers on their whiteboards.

Later, have carrots for snack!

-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!

-Math by Myself Options:

-Pete the Cat Subtracting using Buttons

-Problem Solving:

-Math with Someone Options:

-Race to Ten

-Race to Twenty

 

 

-Use magnetic shapes or pattern blocks to create new shapes

-Tenzy

-Piggy Bank Addition

-Math in Writing:

Writer’s Workshop Activities:

-Directed draw, give polar bear facts while drawing, give each student a sentence strip to write a sentence about polar bears.

-Review: Parts of a letter song

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DNKy4hV6WnA

Refer to letter writing anchor chart

-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

-Add valentine’s day/march words to writing resource folder.

-Continue write B/M/E stories

-Continue setting writing goals.

-Intro to writing rubrics.

Writing Anchors:

-Continue using writing reference folders as a resource

Social Studies/Science:

Finish:

-Chart: Good/Bad for your teeth use magazines

-Abraham Lincoln and George Washington Facts from Brainpop

-seasons

FUN FRIDAY: Sweet Heart Explosions using food coloring!

This week is going to be FUN!

Pictures

We read Somebody Loves You Mr. Hatch and then created valentines for people that we love!

Math Fun

word families

CHAMP winners!

Library Fun! We got to go up to the treehouse to listen to Mrs. Elder read a story and then do the slide to get down!

 

Lesson Plans February 11th-15th

Hey Everyone!

What a COLD weekend it was! I was at home with a sick kiddo on Friday and sure missed my sweethearts at school. We are on the mend and I am excited to be back tomorrow. The Valentine’s Party will be this Thursday, from 11:00-12:00. I know the kiddos are super excited about it… and so am I!

Here are a few reminders:

-Please help your child make a valentine card for each child in our class. They can begin sending them in tomorrow!

-We will be decorating a Valentine Bag to house all of our cards and we need your help decorating them (thank you to the ones who have already sent in stuff!!!). If you have any extra Valentine stickers, decorations, glitter etc.. please send it in tomorrow!

-Please look for a book order to be sent home tomorrow. It will be due back on Friday! There are lots of great Valentine books to choose from!

TESTING:

I will be testing the kiddos for the TPRI (Texas Public Reading Inventory) this week. This means, I will have a sub at some points during the week while I pull out each child separately to test their reading skills.

Here’s a little peek into what we have planned:

Morning Activities:

-Mystery Picture

-The What Book

-Fluency Find It Game

-Journal: I saw _________. (glue picture, count and write word).

-Sight Word Bingo

Sight Words:

saw, because (nice to know word)

-Letters: Review: Review all

-Numbers: Review numbers 0-20

I Love You Ritual: Mary, Mary, Extra-Ordinary

Morning Messages:

  • ending digraphs, short vowels, 1 more/1 less
  • stretch and write, create quantities using ten frames
  • digraph practice, number bonds, fluency
  • match the picture to the correct word, missing words, addends

Phonics Skills:

– Review Long Ii.

  • Review the diphthong ou/ow using a groundhog poem.
  • Y as long e using Hippity-hop to the Candy Shop poem

Poems:

-Friends:

(sight word: because)

-Groundhog

(ou/ow review)

-Hippity-Hop to the Candy Shop

(y as long e)

 

*We locate capital letters, punctuation, rhyming words, sight words, digraphs, blends, long/short vowels and match sight words/letters, change words to different/similar 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:

-I Like hearts

-How to Make a Heart

-Introduction to Nouns: Writing about places, people and things we love:

-Sing the Noun Song!

Reading Skills: retelling, establish a purpose for reading, make inferences to support understanding, use titles and illustrations to support understanding of text

Read Alouds and Activities:

  • Read The Day it Rained Hearts

-Read Pete the Cat and his Four Groovy Buttons

Hamilton Duck

Weather

-Phoneme Segmenting and Blending

students name the picture and segment the word into phonemes while sliding the parts together

-Compound Word Intro with match game

Math Skills: solve word problems using objects and drawings to find sums up to 10 and modeling the action of joining to represent addition. Explain strategies used to solve word problems

 

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:

 

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 Fun:

-The Day it Rained Hearts Addition Number Sentences:

-Pete the Cat Subtracting using Buttons

-Acting Out Five Little Monkeys and making a Subtraction Class Book:

 

-Math by Myself Options:

-Making Ten using Conversation Hearts

 

-Problem Solving:

-Math with Someone Options:

-Valentine Adding

-sums using dominoes

-practice teen numbers by covering up the ones place with a number

 

Quick Math

Solve the problem as quickly as possible and erase it!

-Spin and Cover 2D and 3D Shapes

-Tic Tac Teen

-Penny Toss

-Shake and Spill

-Use magnetic shapes or pattern blocks to create new shapes

-Tenzy

-Piggy Bank Addition

-Math in Writing:

Writer’s Workshop Activities:

Read Polar Bear

Review Writing a Letter Anchor Chart and talk about Wee Deliver Writing

Parts of a letter song

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DNKy4hV6WnA

Refer to anchor chart while singing song

-Write a letter to someone in the school

-Write a letter to another teacher or the principal

-Capital Letter Song

-Continue write B/M/E stories

-Continue setting writing goals.

-Intro to writing rubrics.

 

Writing Anchors:

-Continue using writing reference folders as a resource

Feeling Buddies:

Turn on My Thinking Brain

To learn how to turn on your thinking brain by writing or drawing about emotional situations

*label a box “safe place case”

*place a journal, loose paper, pencils, markers, crayons to your safeplace case

*Sing Feeling Buddies Rap #7

*Review the whisper messages of feelings:as you hold up each buddy

*angry – i’m saying make a change

*sad – i am saying seek comfort

*scared – safety is what i need

*happy – help a friend and have fun

When we get lost in a feeling, we can’t hear its whisper message. Our thinking brains turn off and we may do or say hurtful things. We can only listen to the messages after we calm down. That is why they are called whisper messages. We have to be relaxed and calm to hear them.

Learn about step 4: I Choose (turn on your thinking brain)

Have a child act out steps 1-4

To turn on your thinking brain at the safe place you may choose to draw about what happened or write about it.

Have children practice writing or drawing about a time their feelings got ahold of them. Allow share time if time permits.

Sing Feeling Buddies Rap #7

Social Studies/Science:

Read I Love to Brush My Teeth:

Read Brush Your Teeth Please:

-Chart: How do we keep our teeth healthy?

-Graph: How many teeth have you lost?

-Chart: Good/Bad for your teeth use magazines

-Name that smile:

 

FUN FRIDAY: Shaving Cream Fun!

This week is going to be GREAT!

Lesson Plans for February 4th-8th

Yesterday was such a pretty day! I know my family enjoyed it! I hope you all did too! We had a great time this past week celebrating the 100th day of school and visiting with Granny Stagner! The kiddos had fun playing with snow dough for Fun Friday as well!

I am so, very proud of my sweet students. They are all working so hard in their reading, writing and math!

We have a lot of fun things planned for this week. I will also be testing the kiddos for the TPRI (Texas Public Reading Inventory) closer to the end of the week.

Here’s a little peek at what we have in store:

Morning Activities:

-Read it, Write it, Stamp it

-The Hearts Emergent Reader (new word: are)

-Fluency Find It Game

-Journal: What is that? That is a ______. (sight words: what/that)

-Sight Word Bingo

Sight Words:

-are, what

-Letters: Review: Review all

-Numbers: Review numbers 0-20

I Love You Ritual: Song Selctor’s Choice

*Their favorite one right now is Here’s the Bunny

Morning Messages:

  • ending digraphs, long a sounds, same/1 more/1 less
  • stretch and write, create quantities using ten frames, what can make a shadow
  • digraph practice, number bonds, fluency
  • match the picture to the correct word, missing words, addends

Phonics Skills: Review Long Aa and Long Ee. Introduce Long Ii.

Poems:

-Happy Birthday:

(sight word: are)

-Groundhog

(Sight word review)

 

*We locate capital letters, punctuation, rhyming words, sight words, digraphs, blends, long/short vowels and match sight words/letters, change words to different/similar 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 writing using the word with: I want pizza with pepperonis.

-I Like hearts

-How to Make a Heart

 

Reading Skills: retelling, establish a purpose for reading, make inferences to support understanding

Reading Activities:

  • Read Somebody Loves You, Mr. Hatch

Talk about how special Mr. Hatch felt when he received the special package and also at the end when his neighbors surprised him.

Activity: Make a surprise valentine for a special person in our school and deliver them.

-Read Olive My Love and create a B/M/E foldable

-Read There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Rose

-Retell the story:

Math Skills: solve word problems using objects and drawings to find sums up to 10 and modeling the action of joining to represent addition. Explain strategies used to solve word problems

 

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:

 

Number Talks:

-Number Strings

-Addition Number Sentence

-Dot Cards

-Rekenreks

 

-Math by Myself Options:

-Domino Addition

 

-Problem Solving:

Read it, Draw it, Solve it!

-Math with Someone Options:

-Valentine Adding

-sums using dominoes

-practice teen numbers by covering up the ones place with a number

 

Quick Math

Solve the problem as quickly as possible and erase it!

-Snowball Addition

-Spin and Cover 2D and 3D Shapes

-Tic Tac Teen

-Penny Toss

-Shake and Spill

-Use magnetic shapes or pattern blocks to create new shapes

-Tenzy

-Piggy Bank Addition

-Math in Writing:
Read The Mission of Addition

Discuss addition  vocabulary and use your bodies to act it out (use arms to make plus and equals signs, swing arms around in a big circle to show “how many in all,” hold up two fingers on each hand and slide them together for “add”). Show the children how to model addition stories using bears and how to write an equation to go with it.  Then give each child bear counters and a work mat.

Tell addition stories for them to solve. For example, 2 bears were at the park, then 3 more bears came. How many bears were there in all? The children will use bears and story mats to solve the problems, then write the addition sentences on their whiteboards.

Writer’s Workshop Activities:

Read Click, Clack, Moo

Introduce Writing a Letter Anchor Chart and talk about Wee Deliver Writing

-Watch the story: Dear Mr. Blueberry

Parts of a letter song

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DNKy4hV6WnA

Refer to anchor chart from yesterday while singing song

-Write a letter to someone in the school

-Create Class Book: We are Kind

-Capital Letter Song

-Continue write B/M/E stories

Writing Anchors:

-Continue using writing reference folders as a resource

Feeling Buddies:

Turn on My Thinking Brain

To learn how to turn on your thinking brain by writing or drawing about emotional situations

*label a box “safe place case”

*place a journal, loose paper, pencils, markers, crayons to your safeplace case

*Sing Feeling Buddies Rap #7

*Review the whisper messages of feelings:as you hold up each buddy

*angry – i’m saying make a change

*sad – i am saying seek comfort

*scared – safety is what i need

*happy – help a friend and have fun

When we get lost in a feeling, we can’t hear its whisper message. Our thinking brains turn off and we may do or say hurtful things. We can only listen to the messages after we calm down. That is why they are called whisper messages. We have to be relaxed and calm to hear them.

Learn about step 4: I Choose (turn on your thinking brain)

Have a child act out steps 1-4

To turn on your thinking brain at the safe place you may choose to draw about what happened or write about it.

Have children practice writing or drawing about a time their feelings got ahold of them. Allow share time if time permits.

Sing Feeling Buddies Rap #7

Social Studies/Science:

-Reference Groundhog Day Prediction Graph

discuss if the groundhog saw his shadow/make observations of graph

-Responsibility Magazine Activity

-Discuss what love is and create Love is…. class book

FUN FRIDAY: Shadow Tracing outside using chalk, if weather permits!

This week is going to be HEART-tastic!

More Pictures

Champ Award Winners

Snow Dough

Sight Words with Play Doh

Long a words using ai

We predicted where we would be if we took 100 steps. Then, the kiddos traced their foot, took 100 steps and taped their foot on the wall where they landed. We found out that some people predicted correctly and others were way off. It was so fun! We will finish this activity with two more groups this next week!

Pictures

Adding with Fruit Loops

Adding using a storyboard addition mat and bears

We have been working hard learning how to add and create addition number sentences.

Long a words using -ay

Fluency Find It Game

Practicing with Teen Numbers Understanding the ones and tens place

Poetry

Sweet Friends

100th Day Fun! Granny Stagner came to teach the class for the day!

Math

Post-it thinking as we read.

 

Reminders

We will be celebrating the 100th day of school on Tuesday, January 29th! We have LOTS of fun activities planned for the day and throughout the week. Please remember to send in your snack for this special day, if you have not done that yet. Also, if you and your child were able to make a 100th Day of School poster, send that in as well! We are going to have an AWESOME week!