Week 28 Learning

 

Welcome Back! I hope everyone had the BEST Spring Break!

Here is a preview of what we will be learning this week:

Sight Words: Review: and, am, are, do, can   Bonus: about, how (1st grade words)…We will be having a spelling test on Friday over these words! It is very important that our students know how to not only read their sight words, but write them as well! A letter will be sent home tomorrow with all of the details! 🙂

*We will also do the Sight Word Fluency PowerPoint for practice!

**I will be sending home a list of first grade sight words this week for those of you that want to start practicing! 🙂

Morning Message:

Monday: Take a Trip to Planet Blip (-ip words)

Tuesday: Dine with Nine Messy Monsters (-ine words)

Wednesday: The Clock Who Could Not Tock (-ock words)

Thursday: A Snack for Mack (-ack words)

*The kiddos will continue to use the word family roof tops in the mornings to practice their word families.

*We will also begin using partner Readers Theaters this week! This is going to be a great way to build up every child’s fluency!

Reading Skills: This week, we will be reviewing and applying good reading strategies. We will also discuss things that good readers do.

Reading Anchors: Review: Reading is Thinking, Making Connections, Readers Use Stickies to show their Thinking

Big Books/Shared Reading: Easter Books

**We will also read Crysanthemum and have a discussion on how we should treat others. It is very important for kiddos to treat everyone with respect and kindness. So, we will be doing a fun little activity to promote this!

Guided Reading Centers:

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

ABC Center: Egg-Cellent Rhymes/Osmo Words

Word Work: Rainbow Roll-n-Write Sight Words

Writing Center: Write the Room/Free Writing Activity

Technology: Language Arts Games

Pocket Chart: Word Family Sort

Poetry: Leprechaun/CVC words

Lightbulb: rhyme practice, word families etc…

Art: Easter Egg Water Color Painting/Lady Bug Art Activity

MIMIO: Rhyming Match

Interactive Writing: This week we are going to write about an array of things such as what we know about math, adding, subtracting, cheetahs, etc… My goal for this week is to focus on capitalization, punctuation, spacing, and staying focused. We have gone over these things all year, but the more we practice, the better we will get!

*Writing Skills: capitalization, punctuation, good spacing, staying focused. We will also be moving our name pencils on our writing goal chart. Each week a child will pick what they need to focus on or get better at and place their pencil next to that section of the chart. For example, if a kiddo needs to work on using capital letters appropriately, they will put their name pencil beside that section. The next week, that kiddo will reevaluate and see what they need to work on and move their pencil accordingly.

Writing Anchors: Review: Capitals, Punctuation, Thinking, Tricky e.

Independent Writing: Free Writing, Science Journal Writing, etc…

Poem: Rain

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: P-S continued…

Math Focus: Addition and Subtraction/Number Sense

Number Talks:

-Dot Cards

-Rekenreks

-Number Strings PowerPoint

-Make What You See

Classroom Routines:

-Piggy Bank Addition

-Subitizing Cards Game

-Did you eat cereal for breakfast?

-Race to 20 using number paths

Math Anchors: Reviewing: Some and Some More, Some and Some went Away

Investigations/Math Lessons:

-Five Little Monkeys Subtraction Activity

-Toss the Chips Game

-Bunny Rabbit/Carrot Subtraction Activity

-Inch Grid Designs

Math Centers:

-Piggy Bank Addition

-Stack it Up

-Osmo Numbers

-Bump

-Number Match word/numbers

-Add and Cover

-Shamrock Sums

-Teen Numbers

-Ten Frame Match Up

-Technology-Math Games

-MIMIO: Fly Away Subtraction

-Addition File Folder Games 1 & 2

Math Journals:

-twenty frames

-problem solving

Small Group Math:

-Bear Caves

-Shake and Spill

-Cardinality Games

Science: Science Experiments

-walking water experiment

-watch it rain experiment

I am soo excited about these science experiments!!!!

Have a Magnificent Week!!!

Week 27

 

One more week until Spring Break!!

This is what we will be learning this week:

Sight Words: no, had, yes (these are the last of our kindergarten sight words!!!)

*We will also do the Sight Word Fluency PowerPoint for practice!

**I will be sending home a list of first grade sight words after Spring Break!

Morning Message:

Monday: Spend a Day in Backwards Bay (-ay words)

Tuesday: Spring in the Kingdom of Ying (-ing words)

Wednesday: When Zelda Spilled Purple Ink (-ink words)

Thursday: A Nap for Zap (-ap words)

*The kiddos will continue to use the word family roof tops in the mornings to practice their word families.

Reading Skills: Inferencing and analyzing stories. The kiddos will make predictions based on what they know about the text so far. We will also discuss why we think the author may have written the book. Was it to inform us of something, entertain us, or to persuade us?

Reading Anchors: Review: Reading is Thinking, Making Connections, Readers Use Stickies to show their Thinking

Big Books/Shared Reading: St. Patrick’s Day Books

Guided Reading Centers:

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

ABC Center: Pot O’Gold Sight Word Game

Word Work: Osmo: words/Roll & Write Sight Word Game

Writing Center: If I had a Pot of Gold…..

Technology: Language Arts Games

Pocket Chart: Put Mixed Up Sentences in Correct Order

Poetry: I Like School

Lightbulb: Write the Room 1 & 2, cvc words, and other activities

Art: Clover Craft-students will decorate a clover and write a sentence to go along with it.

MIMIO: Flower Power-word families

Interactive Writing: This week, we will be focusing on stories with leprechauns in them. We may write about how to make a leprechaun trap or what we would do if we caught a leprechaun-it’s all up to the kiddos’ imaginations! I can’t wait to get started though!

*Writing Skills: capitalization/punctuation and continue practicing how to show and not tell in our writing. For example, if someone wants to write, “I am happy.” Instead, they could write, “My smile was as big as the sun.”

Writing Anchors: Writing Goals-Add our name pencils to the chart this week!

Independent Writing: Free Writing/Leprechaun Trap Writing

The kiddos will get to design their very own leprechaun trap using manipulatives from our classroom. I will snap a picture and then they will get to write all about it!

Poem: Leprechaun

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: P-S

Math Focus: Addition and Subtraction/Number Sense

Number Talks:

-# Talk PowerPoint

-Quick Images using Tiles

-Number Strings PowerPoint

-Make What You Saw

Classroom Routines:

-Missing Parts

-Memory

-Count Around the Circle, start with the number 4.. Ask will we get to 3? Why or why not?

Math Anchors: Reviewing: Some and Some More, Some and Some went Away

Investigations/Math Lessons:

-Lucky Charms Graphing 🙂

-Unit 6 1.1: 6 Tiles in All

-5 Little Ducks Addition Activity-Coming up with # sentences as we sing the song. We all made a manipulative with a pipe cleaner and put 5 yellow beads on it. Pictures to come!

-Piggy Bank Addition using dice and pennies!

-Unit 6 1.2: Toss the Chips

New Math Games to Introduce/Review:

-QR Code Numbers/Ten Frames

-Race to Ten

-Race to Twenty

Math Centers:

-Add and Cover

-Shamrock Sums

-Teen Numbers

-Ten Frame Match Up

-Bump (one more, one less, make ten)

-Osmo (IPAD)- Numbers

-Technology-Math Games

-MIMIO: Fly Away Subtraction

-Addition File Folder Games 1 & 2

-Addition Pop!

-War: Who has less/more

Social Studies/Science: St. Patrick’s Day

-Create/Make Leprechaun Traps

-Make Leprechaun Lucky Pudding

As always, have an DELIGHTFUL week! 🙂

Week 26

 

Hey Everyone!

This is what we will be doing this week:

Sight Words: to, not, home

*We will also do the Sight Word Fluency PowerPoint I referenced last week!

Morning Message:

Monday: Fat Cat Book (-at words)

Tuesday: Dog in the Fog Book (-og words)

Wednesday: Scot and Dot Book (-ot words)

Thursday: Baby Bug Book (-ug words)

*I also have some word family roof tops that the kiddos will be using throughout the week to practice word families.

Reading Skills: We are going to be working on summarizing this week in reading and guided reading. Other skills include making connections and Reading is Thinking.

Reading Anchors: Reading is Thinking, Making Connections, Readers Use Stickies to show their Thinking

Big Books/Shared Reading: Dr. Seuss Books

Guided Reading Centers:

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

ABC Center: Candy Land Sight Word Game

Word Work: Osmo: words/cvc boxes

Writing Center: I Like Green Eggs and Ham Activity

Technology: Language Arts Games

Pocket Chart: Missing Word Sentences

Poetry: EEKK

Lightbulb: Word Family Activities

Art: Cat and the Hat Activity

MIMIO: Blends

Interactive Writing: We will be writing prepositional phrases this week (Ex. The cat is under the table.). I will also have the students find prepositional phrases within Dr. Seuss books. If we get a chance, we are going to review alliteration, as well. I have a fun little alliteration activity using paper plates that I know the kiddos will LOVE! 🙂

*Writing Skills: capitalization/punctuation and practicing how to show and not tell in our writing. For example, if someone wants to write, “I am happy.” Instead, they could write, “My smile was as big as the sun.”

Writing Anchors: Writing Goals

Independent Writing: Free Writing/Completing Non Fiction Research Projects

Poems: I Like School (focus word: to)

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: M-O

Math Focus: Addition and Subtraction/Number Sense

Math Centers:

-Match Numeral to Word

-Bump (one more, one less, make ten)

-Osmo (IPAD)- Numbers

-Technology-Math Games

-MIMIO: Fly Away Subtraction

-Addition File Folder Games 1 & 2

-Addition Pop!

-Subtraction Bowling

-Counting w/Playdoh Subtraction Smash

-War: Who has less/more

Math Anchors: Reviewing: Some and Some More, Some and Some went Away

Number Talks:

-# Talk PowerPoint/Quick Images Game

-Dot Cards

-Number Strings

-Make What You Saw

Investigations:

*Story Problems (referenicng Dr. Seuss Book: 1 fish, 2 fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish) The kiddos will use actual goldfish to practice addition and subtraction problems.

*One More/Fewer

*More or Less at the end of a story problem

New Math Games to Introduce:

-Memory

-Stack ‘Em Up

-QR Code Numbers/Ten Frames

Classroom Routines: Mixing Up Patterns, Count Around the Circle, # Mix Up, Would You Rather…..

Science: Dr. Seuss Fun

-We will be doing lots of Dr. Seuss stuff this week since his birthday is on Thursday! One activity we are SUPER PUMPED about is that we are going to make GREEN EGGS and HAM to go along with the book! We will see how the eggs start off as a liquid and then change while cooking.

Have a SPECTACULAR week!

Building Your Child’s Mathematical Mind

Subitizing

Math should not be stressful or hard.  I want to make math fun and easy for your child.  This month I want to encourage you to play games that help build your child’s  ability to SUBITIZE.  I know that seems like a weird word, but all it means is, the ability to know how many without counting.

For example, if you hold up 4 fingers on one hand, does your child know it is 4 without having to count each finger?  If so, that is subitizing.  When you are playing with dice and a five gets rolled, does your child know that it is 5 without having to count all the dots?

The ability to tell “how many” without having to count each individual item is a really big key to building your child’s number sense and helping them understand addition and subtraction.  However, even as adults we can’t subitize sets of items that are larger than 5, unless they are arranged in a familiar pattern like dice.  We have been working on this in our number talks everyday and will continue working on this idea throughout the rest of the school year. I wanted to send home some fun and easy things you can do with your child so that they see math, and subitizing, outside of school.

  1. When giving your child a group of things at snack time, give them the items and say how many they are getting.  For example, give them 3 crackers and say, “Here, you get 3 crackers.  This is 3 crackers.”  This way they start to see numbers are connected to a group of objects.
  2. Fast Finger Flash – hold up a number of fingers and then hide it behind your back.  Ask them if they could tell how many fingers you were holding up. After they get good at doing it with only fingers on one hand, move to showing fingers using both hands so they can practice subitizing up to 10.   Later, mix up how you show them the numbers on your fingers. For example, don’t just show 7 fingers by using 5 and 2. show 4 on one hand and 3 on the other.
  3. Play the old card game of “war.” Split a deck of cards in half, you get half and your child gets the other half.  Each person flips over one of their cards, whoever has the most on their card wins.  You can also play that whoever has the least on their card wins.  Most of the time, try to encourage your child not to count to tell how many, instead just look at the cards and tell who has more and who has less. You can also do this with dice. 

Thank you for all that you do to help your children learn at home! 🙂

Week 25

 

Well, after a nice, long weekend, we are ready to get back to learning tomorrow!

Here is a snip of what we will be learning this week:

Sight Words: Review

-I made a little sight word powerpoint where the kiddos have to holler out the sight word that they see. Also, after every five words there is an exercise they have to do! It’s so fun! I’ll post some pictures here in a bit of them doing it!

Morning Message:

Tuesday: Jen the Hen Book (-en words)

Wednesday: Posy the Pig Book (-ig words)

Thursday: To Sleep, Count Sheep Book (words with -ee)

Reading Skills: We are going to be continuing our Non Fiction research this week. The kiddos will be finding facts from texts read aloud to them about different animals.

*Some other reading skills we will be practicing include what to do with our voice when we see different punctuation marks while reading. We will also review how to solve tricky words.

Reading Anchors: Fiction/Non Fiction, Punctuation Chart, Solving Tricky Words

Big Books/Shared Reading: Non Fiction Texts

-Polar Animals

-Spiders

-Butterflies

Interactive Writing: The class and I will continue writing about our Non Fiction animals that we are researching! We will continue to work collaboratively in groups to complete a research project over an animal they are interested in.

*Writing Skills: Staying focused, capitalization and punctuation, locating facts in texts

Writing Anchors: Reviewing: What Gets a Capital? and Writers Don’t Say…. (We have been referencing these two anchors EVERYDAY.), Punctuation Practice

Independent Writing: Non Fiction

Poems: EEKK

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 Centers: This week, we are switching things up a bit. Instead of doing literacy centers during our guided reading block, we will be doing Math Centers! I will still be meeting with guided reading groups during this time, though. We are doing this in order to squeeze math into the morning block so we can focus on our research in the afternoon!

Here are the centers:

-Bump (one more, one less, make ten)

-Osmo (IPAD)- Numbers

-Technology-Math Games

-MIMIO: Fly Away Subtraction

-Magnetic Numbers/Objects

-Addition Pop!

-Addition File Folder Games

-Subtraction Bowling

-Math Journaling

Math Anchors: Reviewing: Some and Some More, Some and Some went Away

Number Talks: (We will do our number talks during our number corner time in the mornings)

-Quick Images

-Dot Cards

-Subitizing Cards

Science: Non Fiction Research Projects Continued

Have an AWESOME week!

Week 24

 

Hey Everyone!

We have a super, fun week ahead. Don’t forget that Tuesday is our Valentine’s Party! It will start at 11:00. If you are helping in any way please arrive by 10:30 to help set up! Also, don’t forget to send your kiddo with Valentine Cards for the class! Thank you for everything you all do!

Here is a peek of what we will be learning this week:

Sight Words: have (fun little chant that goes with this word to the tune of WE WILL ROCK YOU!)

Morning Message: cvc words, -ing words, plurals with s, plurals with es

Reading Skills: We will be working with Non Fiction this week. We will look at the parts of non fiction books such as the glossary, table of contents, etc….The kiddos will also begin their own research!

Reading Anchors: Fiction/Non Fiction

Big Books/Shared Reading: Non Fiction Texts

-Sharks

-Frogs

-Snakes

-Giraffes

Interactive Writing: The class and I will be writing about our Non Fiction animals that we are researching! This week the kiddos will work collaboratively in groups to complete a research project over an animal they are interested in.

*Writing Skills: Staying focused, capitalization and punctuation, locating facts in texts

Writing Anchors: Reviewing: What Gets a Capital? and Writers Don’t Say…. (We have been referencing these two anchors EVERYDAY.)

Independent Writing: Non Fiction

Poems: I Have a Little Frog, President’s Day, and It’s Raining, It’s Pouring

Things we focus on with our weekly poems:

-Rhyming Words

-Capital Letters

-Punctuation

-Sight Words

-Word Chunks etc…

Penmanship: Numbers

Literacy Centers:

ABC: OSMO Words (IPAD GAME)

Word Work: cvc words (stretching the word out and placing the correct letters in the boxes to spell the word)

Writing: Fabulous Facts Writing (about their animal)

Technology: Kindergarten Symbaloo Site/Ipads/PebbleGo for Research

Pocket Chart: Locating the -ing words in the poem It’s Raining, It’s Pouring

Art: Valentine Frog Craft/George Washington Craft

Big Books/Reading: MIMIO: Digraph Sorting

Listening Center: Valentine QR Code Books/Character Activity

Poetry: Fuzzy Wuzzy/Other hanging poems

Skill: Locating different things such as rhyming words, chunks, punctuation and capital letters, sight words, etc….

Math: Number Sense/Addition/Subtraction

Mimio: Quick Images

Math Anchors: Reviewing: Some and Some More, Some and Some went Away

Investigations: Unit 4

-3.1 Racing Bears (collect ten)

-3.2 Story Problems

-3.3 One More, One Fewer

Number Talks:

-Number Strings

-Dot Cards

-Subitizing Cards

Classroom Routines:

-Do you like strawberries?

-What’s Missing?

Math Centers:

-Addition File Folder 1

-Addition File Folder 2

-Bump: one more

-Bump: one less

-Bump: Make Ten

-Counting with Playdough

-War: Who has more/less

-Addition Games

-Roll and Write

-Snowman Number Match

Math Journals:

-addition

-draw less

-measuring

-count and paste

Small Group Math:

-shake and spill

-number order

-memory

Science: President’s Day Activities

brainpopjr: George Washington

brainpopjr: Abraham Lincoln

George Washington Craft

I can’t wait to see everyone on Tuesday! Have a great Monday!

What We Are Learning This Week:

I hope everyone has had an INCREDIBLE weekend with their families!

Last week was great and BUSY for the KINDERPILLARS!!! We had the 100th day of school, Groundhog Day, and TPRI Reading Testing! It was still a FUN time though!

Here is a little look into what we will be focusing on this week:

Sight Words: of, was

Morning Message: middle sounds, cvc words (stretching them out), Editing sentences for capitalization/punctuation, and -ine word family (fine, swine, nine, line, etc….)

Reading Skills: Inferring/Predicting. These two sort of go hand and hand. When you predict something in a book, you can usually figure out if you were right or wrong at the end. When you make inferences, the answer is never told to you. You just have to use clues from the story.

Reading Anchors: Inferring, Reviewing Questioning

Big Books/Shared Reading:

I Went Walking By: Sue Williams (predicting with farm animals and using the pictures)

The Little Mouse,The Red, Ripe Strawberry and The Big Hungry Bear By: Don and Audrey Wood (Inferring feelings). Question to ponder: Who is telling the story?

NO David! By: David Shannon (Making inferences on why David is being told no.)

Chester’s Way By: Kevin Henkes (Inferring Emotions)

Interactive Writing: Last week, we focused on narrowing down a topic to write about and actually ONLY writing about that topic. The kiddos did a really good job! This week I am going to continue finding a “focus” to write about while doing Non-Fiction Topics. For example, we will make a list of animals that we are curious about and then narrow it down to one topic (Ex. Sharks). We will complete a KWL Chart, Research Facts on PebbleGo.com, Write down some interesting facts, and write about their diet and habitat! The following week the kiddos will be working in groups to pick their very own animal to research and complete their own!

*We are also starting a WEE Deliver Program at our school where the kiddos from different classes can write letters to one another. I will spend Monday introducing the parts of a letter and model writing a letter to Mrs. Koonce. From there, my sweet students will be allowed to start writing letters! This is such a fun thing!

*Writing Skills: Staying focused, capitalization and punctuation! We will edit each time we write looking for anything that needs to be capitalized or for missing punctuation (that I will be purposefully leaving out 🙂 )!

Writing Anchors: Reviewing: What Gets a Capital? and Writers Don’t Say….

Independent Writing: Letters/Non-Free Writing (staying focused)

Poems: Fuzzy Wuzzy, I Like Hearts, Nine Fine Swine

Things we focus on with our weekly poems:

-Rhyming Words

-Capital Letters

-Punctuation

-Sight Words

-Word Chunks etc…

Penmanship: 0-P/Numbers

Literacy Centers:

ABC: Sight Word Reading/Building with Magnetic Letters

Afterwards, they can use the word in a sentence by writing it on a whiteboard.

Word Work: cvc words (putting the picture together and then writing the word in the boxes). For example, if it is the word cat, they will find the onset /c/ and match it to the rime /at/ then write it in the boxes.

Writing: I Love….

Technology: Kindergarten Symbaloo Site/Ipads/PebbleGo for Research

Pocket Chart: Create a Sentence (animal themed) and then write the sentence.

Art: Decorating Valentine Party Bags (thanks to everyone who brought items to decorate them with!)/Owl Always Love You Craft

Big Books/Reading: MIMIO: Sight Word Pop and then writing the sight word (Our mimio has been acting up so we weren’t able to complete this center last week. We are crossing our fingers that it is working this week!)

Listening Center: Valentine QR Code Books/Character Activity

Poetry: 100th Day of School/Other hanging poems

Skill: Locating different things such as rhyming words, chunks, punctuation and capital letters, sight words, etc….

Guided Reading: We will start fresh with reading in our groups this week!

Math: Number Sense/Addition/Subtraction

Brainpopjr: Basic Subtraction and Making Ten

Mimio:

Math Anchors: Making 5 and Making 10.. then writing the number addition sentences that go with, Some and Some More, Some and Some went Away

Investigations: Unit 4

-2.5 Quick Images: Ten Frames

-3.1 Racing Bears (collect ten)

Number Talks:

-Number Strings

-Dot Cards

-Subitizing Cards

Classroom Routines:

-5 cubes

-What’s Missing

-Make What You See

Math Games/Activities to Introduce:

-Subtraction Smash using Playdough

-Subtraction Bowling

-Make Ten Bump

-Counting with Playdough Mats

Math Centers:

-Flashcard Addition

-Winter Dice Number Roll and Write

-Number Sense Snowflakes (Addition)

-Snowman Match

-BUMP (1 more and 1 Less)

-Which is More? Which is Less?

-Make It (A child flashes a card with dots, then the other student has to make it)

Math Journals:

-Less Than

-Problem Solving

-Number Order

Science: Non Fiction Research Continued from Interactive Writing.

Lesson Plans

 

Hey Everyone1

Last week was a great week in the Kinderpillar Room! I will be posting pictures here in a bit!

Below is a list of things we will be going over this week!

Sight Words: saw

Morning Message: initial, middle, and final sounds in cvc words/Digraphs/Blends (We always focus on several other things such as chunking, punctuation/capitalization etc…)

Big Books: Valentines Books (My favorite one I always read to my kiddos is The Day it Rained Hearts! We will also do a little craft/math activity to go with that one!

Interactive Writing: This week I am going to mix up interactive writing and writer’s workshop a little bit. I really want to start at the beginning of the writing process and model how to pick something to write about. Within these lessons I plan to include how to pick a focus point in our writing and just write about that. As I model, I am going to show the students how to listen for initial sounds in words. For example, if I want to write the sentence: My little girl had a party. I would model sounding out the beginning sound of the words and not worry about the rest. I would still write it the correct way. My goal is to get the kiddos past asking, “Mrs. Stagner, how do you spell _______?” I want them to write what they hear! If they want to write: I can read a book, it is okay with me if it looks like: “I can r a b.” Can you tell I’m a little passionate about this?! 🙂

During interactive we will continue Alliteration (Ex. Jolly Jimmy jumped joyfully!)

Poems: 100th Day Poem/Groundhog Day

Things we focus on with our weekly poems:

-Rhyming Words

-Capital Letters

-Punctuation

-Sight Words

-Word Chunks etc…

Reading Skills: Inferencing/Asking and Responding to questions about texts read aloud

Reading Anchors: Things We Wonder anchors which includes predictions/story elements also.

Writing: Love is……/Independent Writing (picking a focus)

Writing Skill Focus: Capital letters in appropriate places and spacing between words.

Writing Anchors: What Gets a Capital? Reviewing: Spaghetti and Meatball Spacing and Writers Dont’s Say….

Penmanship: L-N/Numbers

Literacy Centers:

ABC: Digraph Clothespin Match

Word Work: Use magnetic letters to make the words: are, what, here, because, saw and then write them correctly.

Writing: Cut Apart Sentences

Technology: Kindergarten Symbaloo Site/Ipads

Pocket Chart: Digraph Picture Sort

Art: I Love You to Pieces Craft

Big Books/Reading: MIMIO: Beginning Sounds CVC Words

Listening Center: Winter QR Code Books/Setting Activity

Poetry: Happy Birthday/Locating different things such as rhyming words, chunks, punctuation and capital letters.

Guided Reading: I will start the week by completing the TPRI (Texas Public Reading Inventory) on each individual student. We do this test 3 times a year and this will be the 2nd time. I will not be able to meet with reading groups this week until I get this test completed. However, I will let them choose a book that is on their level to bring home. Keep in mind, they will not have read with me in small group. I am hoping to knock the testing out by Tuesday, so I can get back to teaching small group reading on Wednesday!

Math: Number Sense/Problem Solving

Skills: 1 more/1 less, Comparing, Counting, Addition

Brainpopjr: Comparing Numbers

Mimio: Problem Solving

Math Anchors: Reviewing Comparing Sets of Numbers

Investigations: Unit 4

-2.4 Roll and Record 2

-2.5 Quick Images: Ten Frames

Games: Introducing BUMP (one more/one less)

Number Talks:

-Number Strings

-Dot Cards

-What Do You See? How Do You See It?

Classroom Routines:

-Do you drink milk?

-Do you have a little sister?

-5 cubes

-What’s Missing

Math Centers:

-Flashcard Addition

-Snowmen Number Order

-Snowmen Number Order with cotton balls

-Measuring with Snowflakes

-Winter Dice Number Roll and Write

-Number Sense Snowflakes

-Snowman Match

-Shake and Spill

-BUMP

Math Journals:

-20 Frames

-Problem Solving

-Less Than..

Science: Groundhog Day

-Predicting: Will the groundhog see his shadow? Discuss results.

-Groundhog poem/books