Pictures :)

We had a WONDERFUL trip to the zoo this week! The weather was perfect for our field trip! We also had fun reading Goldilocks and the Three Bears. We retold the story and acted it out with characters, too. On Friday, we decided to make porridge to see if it was as good as the three bears thought it was. To my surprise, most of the kiddos, asked for seconds! It was an awesome time. Last, but not least, we have been watching our caterpillars all week. They are all now in a chrysalis. We will transport them into their butterfly cage Monday so they will have a bigger space to move around when they hatch! Please enjoy all of the pictures from our fun filled week!

Easter Party Reminder

Parents,

Here are a few reminders about our Easter party!

  • Our party begins at 11:00 this Thursday, April 18th! We will hunt our Easter eggs first and then return to our classroom for refreshments.
  • Please send 24 fully taped eggs and an Easter basket to school by Wednesday, April 17th. Make sure the candy inside the eggs is individually wrapped. Also, please do not send any peanut butter products.
  • Students can be signed out in the classroom if you choose to take your child home after the party.
  • I will send a reminder note home tomorrow of items to send in for the party.

We are looking forward to an EGG-CELLENT party!

Mrs. Stagner

April 8th-12th

We are excited about going to the zoo on Tuesday, April 9th! You are more than welcome to follow behind the buses if you are going.

Zoo Info:

-Please have your child wear a White Oak shirt and tennis shoes, if possible.

-If your child is bringing their lunch from home, I will send home a gallon size bag for them to pack it in tomorrow.

-Please send two WATER bottles for your child to bring to the zoo, also. Their name needs to be labeled on the bottles.

-Last, but not least, please try and purchase your zoo tickets online to save time once you get  there!

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

Morning Activities:
Finish Three Little Pigs Activity Book

-Noun Sort (person, place, thing, animal)

-Fluency Find It Game

-Sight Word Concentration

Sight Words:

Review: for, get, go, had, has

1st Grade Words: out, up

 

-Letters: Review letters: Xx, Yy

-Numbers: Review numbers 0-20

Continue practicing counting to 100 by 1s and 10s

I Love You Ritual: Song Selector’s Choice

Morning Messages:

Continue: Daily Star Student – share something with class and write a sentence about what was said. Find letters, digraphs, blends in sentence. Fix mistakes (capital, spacing, punctuation)

 

Continue April Chit Chats

Poems:

Spring is Here

Phonics Skill: ck (use -ck if you hear the /k/ sound right after a short vowel.)

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:

Create a Large Story Map of The Three Little Pigs students can take turns walking down the path and retelling the story.

-Acrostic Poetry: Share pen writing a students name and words that describe that student using each letter of their name.

-Grandma/Grandpa Acrostic Poems

-Procedural Text Anchor Chart:


Write procedures as a class for making a bowl of cereal.

Continue work on creating list and procedures for cereal and have students create a list of ingredients and write procedures for making a bowl of porridge

Reading Skills:

Identify elements of a fairytale story, discuss main idea of a well known fairytale or fable and connect it to their own personal experience. Also, recognize recurring phrases in traditional fairy tales & folktales from various cultures. Last, compare/contrast different fairy tale versions of the same story and retell the fairy tales

Read Alouds and Activities:

-Review Fairy Tales: Chart:

 

 

Read Goldilocks and the Three Bears

Complete the story elements:

Read another version of Goldilocks and the Three Bears

-Compare to other books and make a connection:

Vote: Who is Your favorite Character Graph

Read Goldiilocks and compare likes and differences in the different Goldilocks books.

 

Setting Activity:

-Complete Goldilocks and the Three Bears Activity/Sequencing Book

Math Skills: use data to create real-object and picture graphs, K.8(C) Draw conclusions from real-object and picture graphs, K.4 Identify U.S. Coins by name, including pennies, nickels, dimes, quarters, K.8(A) Collect, sort, and organize data into two or three categories

 

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

 

Class Routine:

-Students write a teen number on their partners back. Partner has to name the number.

-Domino War

-Count to 100 doing exercises!

Number Talks:

-dot cards

Ask: “What do you see? How do you see it?”

Students agree on answer. Justify how they came up with it.

*Create the number in different ways. Focus on ways that they don’t use often such as tally marks, dominoes, dice etc….

-rekenreks

*using a rekenrek, discuss different ways/combinations to come up with the number 12.

-PowerPoint: What Does Not Belong?

-Students will share which item does not belong and justify why. There can be more than 1 correct answer.

Different ways to make the number 16. (tally marks, dominoes, dice, objects, number path, numeral, number word, etc…)

Then, let them explore making numbers using tally marks and pretzels:

-7+0=

Math Fun:

-Introduce: Goldilocks Roll and Record with Teen Numbers (Use teddy grahams if you’d like!):

Create a bar graph about their favorite color (bringing in the color words). Discuss observations.

-Review Graphs

Graphing: Allow time for students to conduct a survey of their choice. Then, have them create a graph using the data, with legos or magna tiles:

Share with the class.

-Create a Domino Sum Graph

– Coin Bingo

-Problem Solving:

-Math with Someone Options:

-Teen Numbers Practice

-Measuring Eggs Practice using unifix cubes

-Add and Cover

Graphing (students go around and conduct a survey):

 

–Flower Domino Sum Game

-Coin Sorting:

Bring in a jar of spare change and allow kiddos to sort it.

-Allow students to create a coin book and make coin rubbings.

-QR Code Math Game:

New Center: Allow kiddos to make these posters. Cover up the sum or difference with a post-it that has a number sentence on it:

Fun Math Songs:

(3d shapes)-https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2cg-Uc556-Q

(coins)-https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YgazFjSLKIg

Youtube: Subitizing Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f0-S_wwZmww

(trolls song)


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=srPktd4k_O8

(Count down from 20)


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

(count to 100 come and count with me)

 

Writer’s Workshop Activities:

-Begin stories for grandparent’s day

-Zoo Trip Writing

-Acrostic Poem writing

-Continue writing fairytales

-Fairy Tale Dice – Give each partner a pair of fairy tale dice. Have each student write their own fairy tale using the dice to help them decide on characters and actions.,, Have Students draw pictures of what their story will be about using the elements of a fairy tale sheet. They can then write their story on the fairy tale writing paper.

-Continue setting writing goals.

-Continue using writing reference folders as a resource

-use writing rubrics to check over stories

Social Studies/Science:

-Review plant life cycle

-Journal: Bean observations

-Parts of a plant

-Review butterfly life cycle

-Journal: Caterpillar Observations

The Very Hungry Caterpillar

Review The Very Hungry Caterpillar

 

*Sequence

Feeling Buddies:

Using Your Big Voice lesson 6.2

Sing #2 Breathe

Read Shubert’s Big Voice 

 

Make chart of ways to solve a problem

*using your big voice

*ask for help

*listen

Reproducible 6.2A – to help children practice using their BIG voices.

 

FUN FRIDAY: make porridge

Graph: Do You Like Porridge

-If time allows, do walking water experiment in the morning!

This week is going to be OUTSTANDING!

Pictures

Enjoy the pictures from this past week. Please take time to read about our Feeling Buddies lesson towards the bottom!

The kiddos left leprechaun traps over the weekend in hopes of catching one! To their surprise, a leprechaun did come visit, but he just snuck by and left some “gold” for them! It was an exciting Monday!

Our caterpillars arrived on Thursday! We got to observe them for 2 days! The kiddos journaled about them and drew what they looked like. We can’t wait to see them on Monday!

Our CHAMP winners this week!

coin bingo

jelly bean graphing

Sight Word Music Game

The kiddos had a blast conducting surveys and gathering data this past week! We will continue this week!

Bump math game

Technology Math

Domino Graphing

Story Elements for The Three Little Pigs

Who Do You Believe? The pigs or the wolf

This week in our Feeling Buddies lesson, we learned how to use loving eyes. Sometimes if things happen, for example, if someone steps on your hand on accident, we naturally want to get angry or mad and say that the person did it on purpose. However, when we put on our loving eyes (heart glasses) we can see that we just need to use our words and help them by saying something like, “That really hurt me. Please be careful where you are stepping next time.” The kids acted out scenarios and really got into it. At the end, we referenced the three little pigs and tried to see the best in the big bad wolf. We asked ourselves, “How could the wolf have been helpful instead of hurtful?”

I sure love this little crew!

Feeling Buddies

Feeling Buddies Lesson for this Week: 

Pg. 124

Seeing with Loving Eyes

Sing #17 It’s Okay

 

When our feelings get ahold of us, sometimes we act in hurtful ways. That is why we practice getting ahold of our feelings.. Once we get ahold of our feelings, we can turn our thinking brains on, see things differently, and learn new ways of solving problems

 

Each kid will make their own pair of heart shaped glasses, they will play “using my loving eyes” to see situations differently

 

Sing “It’s ok” #17.

Lesson Plans April 1st-5th

We have a super, fun week ahead of us! I love this time of year and getting to watch all of my students grow in their confidence and independence. They amaze me everyday! I love getting to teach them, but most importantly, I love learning from them.

In a couple of weeks, we will be bringing in caterpillars and get to watch them transform into butterflies. Kindergarteners are kind of just like that. They crawl into my classroom in August nervous and scared of the unknown. But, soon, they are ready to fly out of my classroom and continue to bloom in their new found confidence! It makes me teary eyed just thinking about it! 

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

Morning Activities:

Sight Word Dance and Write in journals

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

-How to Make a Leprechaun Trap Writing

-The Three Little Pigs Activity Book

-Emergent Reader: Where are we?

Sight Words:

Review: and, am, are, do, can

1st Grade Words: about, how

 

-Letters: Review letters: Vv, Ww

-Numbers: Review numbers 0-20

Continue practicing counting to 100 by 1s and 10s

I Love You Ritual: Walk and Stop

Morning Messages:

Continue: Daily Star Student – share something with class and write a sentence about what was said. Find letters, digraphs, blends in sentence. Fix mistakes (capital, spacing, punctuation)

 

Begin April Chit Chats

Poems:

Spring is Here

I’m an Easter Bunny

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-I Am So Lucky…

Share pen and call on students to write,

I am so lucky and then list why they are so lucky.

Ex. I am so lucky that I have a dog. Etc.

Create a Large Story Map of The Three Little Pigs students can take turns walking down the path and retelling the story.

 

Reading Skills:

Identify elements of a fairytale story, discuss main idea of a well known fairytale or fable and connect it to their own personal experience. Also, recognize recurring phrases in traditional fairy tales & folktales from various cultures. Last, compare/contrast different fairy tale versions of the same story and retell the fairy tales

Read Alouds and Activities:

-Review Fairy Tales: Chart:

 

 

Read The Three Little Pigs

Complete the story elements:

Read The True Story of the Three Little Pigs

Vote: Who Do You Believe? (The wolf or the pigs)


Compare/Contrast Venn Diagram

The Three Little Pigs and The True Story of the Three Pigs

-Read another version of The Three Little Pigs

Retell the story using puppets

-Complete The Three Little Pigs Activity/Sequencing Book

Math Skills: use data to create real-object and picture graphs, K.8(C) Draw conclusions from real-object and picture graphs, K.4 Identify U.S. Coins by name, including pennies, nickels, dimes, quarters, K.8(A) Collect, sort, and organize data into two or three categories

 

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

 

Class Routine:

-Play in partners. Each partner rolls a dice. The first partner to shout out the sum first, wins!

-Have students draw the teen numbers in the air with their fingers.

-*Put students in partners. One student will draw a teen number with their finger on their partner’s back. The partner has to guess the teen number. Switch!

-What’s your favorite weather graph:

Number Talks:

-7+7=

-9+3=

-7-2=

Students figure out the sum/difference, using their brain. Class agrees on sum/difference. count/double check. Students share how they came up with the correct sum/difference and justify it.

-PowerPoint: What Does Not Belong?

-Students will share which item does not belong and justify why. There can be more than 1 correct answer.

-Rekenreks

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

 

Math Fun:

-anchor:

-Review Graphs

-Create a Domino Sum Graph

Finish:

Jelly Bean Graphing

-Introduce Coin Bingo

-Problem Solving:

-Math with Someone Options:

-Teen Numbers Practice


-Create a Counting by Tens Headband using a sentence strip

-Measuring Eggs Practice using unifix cubes

-Add and Cover

Graphing (students go around and conduct a survey):

 

–Flower Domino Sum Game

-Coin Sorting:

Bring in a jar of spare change and allow kiddos to sort it.

-Allow students to create a coin book and make coin rubbings.

-QR Code Math Game:


Fun Math Songs:

Coin Song: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pnXJGNo08v0

Coin Song: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wq3tVrTFcKk

Subitizing Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CwUtg6O6H3k

Youtube Teen Numbers Counting Song: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fv10fp00HYY

Writer’s Workshop Activities:

-Add Fairytale and Easter word banks to writing reference folders

-complete 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

-Begin Fairytale Writing

-Fairy Tale Dice – Give each partner a pair of fairy tale dice. Have each student write their own fairy tale using the dice to help them decide on characters and actions.,, Have Students draw pictures of what their story will be about using the elements of a fairy tale sheet. They can then write their story on the fairy tale writing paper.

-Continue write B/M/E stories

-Continue setting writing goals.

-Continue using writing reference folders as a resource

-use writing rubrics to check over stories

Social Studies/Science:

-Grow a bean in a baggie experiment

-Intro to parts of a plant and the plant life cycle

FUN FRIDAY: -Walking Water Experiment

This week is going to be WONDERFUL!

Pictures

We had such a fun filled week! The kiddos had a blast finishing up their animal research projects. They worked so hard researching their animals. They also worked in groups to create a map from Little Red Riding Hood’s house to Grandma’s house! They did so good! We ended our week by doing a fun Jelly Bean Experiment and creating Leprechaun Traps in hopes of catching one! Enjoy the pictures!

Mr. Sun I Love You Ritual

Morning Message

King/Queen for the Day Writing

Cvc Words

Lucky Charms and Jelly Bean Graphing

Fun in the Sun

We are Animal Research Experts!

They LOVE sliding down from the treehouse in the library.

Long U practice

Hard/Soft C Words

Coin Sorting

Sweet girls

Performing their readers theater over The Three Bears for the class.

Guided Reading Activities

My Lunch Dates 🙂

CHAMP Winners

Jelly Bean Experiment

Little Red Riding Hood Map

Leprechaun Traps

Feeling Buddies Lesson

The kiddos have LOVED using our class Feeling Buddies this year to help them learn how to self regulate their emotions! Our lesson this week includes:

Feeling Buddies: I Have Choices

  • To learn to listen to the signals and whisper messages of our feelings so we can be helpful to each other and ourselves.
  • Sing #12  I Have A Choice
  • practice being helpful to our friends when we see their feeling signals on their face, hear it in their voices, or see it in their bodies.
  • Create Class Book, I Can Be Helpful, students will illustrate and write about how they would choose to be helpful

In Conscious Discipline, children learn how to wish each other well. Wishing well happens when we take a deep breath, put our hands over our heart and send out loving energy.

Lesson Plans March 25th-29th

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

Morning Activities:

-Emergent Reader (had)


Sight Word Concentration


Journal (yes)

Sight Word Dance and Write in journals

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: We See Animals

Sight Words:

had, yes

-Letters: Review letters: Tt, Uu

-Numbers: Review numbers 0-20

Continue practicing counting to 100 by 1s and 10s

I Love You Ritual: Mr Sun.

Morning Messages:

Daily Star Student – share something with class and write a sentence about what was said. Find letters, digraphs, blends in sentence. Fix mistakes (capital, spacing, punctuation)

Phonics Skills:

  • Review Long U

  • Soft/Hard C

Poems:

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 Am So Lucky…

 

Share pen and call on students to write,

I am so lucky and then list why they are so lucky.

 

Ex. I am so lucky that I have a dog. Etc.]

Create a class fairytale story, call on students to roll dice and write parts of the story or add additional sentences/ideas.

Make a map for Little Red Riding Hood to Grandmother’s House

 

Reading Skills: establish a purpose for reading, identify the elements of a fairy tale, establish between real/nonsense and retell the fairy tales

Read Alouds and Activities:

Read alouds: Little Red Riding Hood, The Three Little Pigs, Goldilocks and the Three Bears

-Intro to Fairy Tales: Chart:

 

 

Read Little Red Riding Hood

 

*Retell the story together using finger puppets or students.

-Read Little Red Riding Hood

 

Chart Story Elements:

 

Chart: Little Red Riding Hood Real/Make Believe

 

Math Skills: K.4 Identify U.S. Coins by name, including pennies, nickels, dimes, quarters

K.8(A) Collect, sort, and organize data into two or three categories

 

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:

 

Class Routine:

-Play in partners. Each partner rolls a dice. The first partner to shout out the sum first, wins!

-Count around the circle starting with 10. Every time you get to 17, that students sits down. Play  until only one student remains.

Number Talks:

-8+9=

7-2=

Students figure out the sum, using their brain. Class agrees on sum. count/double check. Students share how they came up with the correct sum and justify it.

-PowerPoint: What Does Not Belong?

-Students will share which item does not belong and justify why. There can be more than 1 correct answer.

-What do you notice? Place some blue magnetic circle and some green ones on the board in separate locations. Students will discuss what they notice.

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

 

Math Fun:

-anchor:

Introduction to Graphs

 

Brainpopjr: Pictographs

-Tally Charts and Bar Graphs

Anchor:


Read Caps for Sale

 

Hand students a hat and have them graph by color.


-Math by Myself:

Jelly Bean Graphing

-Problem Solving:

-Math with Someone Options:

-Teen Numbers Practice


-Create a Counting by Tens Headband using a sentence strip

-Measuring Eggs Practice using unifix cubes

-Add and Cover

Graphing (students go around and conduct a survey):

 

–Flower Domino Sum Game

-Coin Sorting:

Bring in a jar of spare change and allow kiddos to sort it.

-Domino Sum Graphs

-Allow students to create a coin book and make coin rubbings.

Writer’s Workshop Activities:

-Continue animal research projects:

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:

-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 write B/M/E stories

-Continue setting writing goals.

-Continue using writing reference folders as a resource

-use writing rubrics to check over stories

Social Studies/Science:

-Grow a bean in a baggie experiment

-Complete Leprechaun Traps

FUN FRIDAY: Jelly bean Experiment using water

 

This week is going to be AWESOME!