Thank You!

Meet the Teacher was a success! Thank you to everyone that made it out! I enjoyed meeting my new, sweet group of Kinderpillars and their parents! Don’t forget to scan the QR Code tomorrow night and listen to the story,Β The Night Before Kindergarten. See you soon!

Mrs. Stagner πŸ™‚

Meet the Teacher

Hey Everyone!

Meet the Teacher will be today from 4:00-5:00! I am so excited to meet my sweet, new Kinderpillars! We are going to have a great year!

See you soon,

Mrs. Stagner

 

P.S. We have P.E. on Thursday, so make sure to send your child in some comfortable shoes!

This Week…

 

Can you believe…..

There are only 10 days of school left?! I am so proud of all of my kiddos and so sad that the end is near! I have grown to love each of them so very much! Some of the girls and I have already cried a few times this past week! We all have a close little bond and are finding it hard that we have to say goodbye soon! But… these kiddos are sooo ready for 1st grade and I know they will LOVE their next teacher too! White Oak is such a great place!

This week we are learning….

(several things are a continuation from last week. It is so hard to get everything in especially at the end of the school year! NOTE: I am almost finished assessing all of the kiddos with reading levels/TPRI! I am sooo proud of how far they have all come since the beginning of the year!)

Review: ALL taught sight words including the 1st grade words!

*We will also do the Sight Word Fluency PowerPoint for practice with all of our words.

Morning Message:

Monday: Editing Writing

Tuesday: middle sounds

Wednesday: sentence writing

Thursday: rhyming

*Other morning activities: free writing, reader’s theaters, The 3 Little Pigs Activities

Reading Skills: Story Elements/Sequencing

*We will continue reading several versions of The Three Little Pigs this week! I have planned LOTS of FUN activities to go along with them!

Reading Anchors: Who Do You Believe, Readers are Thinkers

Big Books/Shared Reading: Several Different Versions of The Three Little Pigs. We will be conducting graphs within this Three Little Pigs Unit and also completing an array of activities such as: creating a pig out of 2d shapes, completing a book all about The Three Little Pigs, Graphing who we believe, and many more… πŸ™‚

Guided Reading Centers:

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

ABC Center: OSMO

Word Work: Creating CVC Words Pig Style πŸ™‚

Writing Center: Favorite Kindergarten Memory

Technology: Language Arts Games/OSMO

Pocket Chart: Word Endings Practice

Poetry: Water/iFinish Clouds, Clouds Way Up High Activity to make class book

Lightbulb: Word Work Activities

Art: Creating Pig out of 2D Shapes/Graphing how many shapes used

MIMIO: cvc word building

Interactive Writing: Writing about my favorite kindergarten memory

*Writing Skills: capitalization, punctuation, good spacing, staying focused. We will discuss our goals from last week and move our name pencils if we feel that we need to focus on another skill.

Writing Anchors: Review: Writer’s Don’t Say…., What Gets a Captial, Meatball and Spaghetti Spacing

Independent Writing: Favorite Kindergarten Memory

Poems: Ice Cream

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: Letters form EXPO practice book

Math Focus: Graphing/Addition/Subtraction (review activities)

Number Talks:

-Same Amount Different Arrangements (prove/justify how they are the same)

-Rekenreks

-Number Strings

-I have ___. I wish I had ___. What do I need to do? Why?

Classroom Routines:

-Daily Weather Chart

Math Anchors: Review: How to Create a Graph, Addition, Subtraction

Investigations/Math Lessons: Continuing:

-Shel Seeking Number Order

-Counting On with Beach Treasures

-Summer Friends Number Relationships

-Ocean Creatures Addition

Math Centers:

-Piggy Bank Addition

-Penny Toss

-Race to 20 Number Paths

-Bump

-Add and Cover (Easter Themed)

-Spin and Graph

-Easter Addition

-Easter Subtraction

-Technology-Math Games

-Easter Ten Frames

-Shake and Spill

Math Journals:

-problem solving

-number order

-addition/subtraction

Small Group Math:

-one and two more/less and other number sense games

Science: Stem Activities!!1

Let’s make this week GREAT!

Week 35

 

Here is a peak into what we will be learning this week:

Morning Message:

Monday: ending sounds

Tuesday: field trip!

Wednesday: writing sentences using weather words

Thursday: cvc practice

*Other morning activities: free writing, reader’s theaters, The 3 Little Pigs Activities

Reading Skills: Story Elements/Sequencing

*We will be reading several versions of The Three Little Pigs this week! I have planned LOTS of FUN activities to go along with them!

Reading Anchors: The Three Little Pigs Story Element Interactive Anchor, Who Do You Believe?

Big Books/Shared Reading: Several Different Versions of The Three Little Pigs. We will be conducting graphs within this Three Little Pigs Unit and also completing an array of activities such as: creating a pig out of 2d shapes, completing a book all about The Three Little Pigs, Graphing who we believe, and many more… πŸ™‚

Guided Reading Centers:

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

ABC Center: OSMO

Word Work: Working With Beginning Sounds

Writing Center: What is Your Favorite Type of Weather?

Technology: Language Arts Games/OSMO

Pocket Chart: Swimmy Endings Sort

Poetry: The Weather Song/Clouds, Clouds Way Up High Activity to make class book

Lightbulb: Word Work Activities

Art: Mother’s Day Craft πŸ™‚

MIMIO: cvc word building

Interactive Writing: Writing about different types of weather.

*Writing Skills: capitalization, punctuation, good spacing, staying focused. We will discuss our goals from last week and move our name pencils if we feel that we need to focus on another skill.

Writing Anchors: Review: Writer’s Don’t Say…., What Gets a Captial, Meatball and Spaghetti Spacing

Independent Writing: Free Writing/Cotton Ball Cloud Craft Writing

Poems: Water

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 Focus: Graphing/Addition/Subtraction (review activities)

Number Talks:

-Same Amount Different Arrangements (prove/justify how they are the same)

-Rekenreks

-Number Strings

-I have ___. I wish I had ___. What do I need to do? Why?

Classroom Routines:

-Daily Weather Chart

Math Anchors: Review: How to Create a Graph, Addition, Subtraction

Investigations/Math Lessons:

-Shell Seeking Number Order

-Counting On with Beach Treasures

-Summer Friends Number Relationships

-Ocean Creatures Addition

Math Centers:

-Piggy Bank Addition

-Penny Toss

-Race to 20 Number Paths

-Bump

-Add and CoverΒ 

-Spin and Graph

 

-Technology-Math Games

-Ten Frames Magnets

-Shake and Spill

Math Journals:

-problem solving

-addition/subtraction

Small Group Math:

-one and two more/less and other number sense games

Science: Weather and Water

-Sink or Float Activity

-Weather Report Activity

-Cloud Activity

Everyone have a FANTASTIC week!

Week 34

 

We have another BUSY week ahead with Grandparent’s Day being on Friday! The kiddos are sooo excited for their relatives to come and have worked oh, so hard on several, special keepsakes for them.

Here is a look into what we will be learning this week:

**WE WILL NOT HAVE NEW SPELLING WORDS OR A TEST THIS WEEK! We will review!

Sight Words: Review: is, it, like, little, me

Bonus Words: she (this is also a Kinder word), many

*We will also do the Sight Word Fluency PowerPoint for practice with all of our words!

Morning Message:

Monday: capitalization/punctuation

Tuesday: writing sentences using spelling words

Wednesday: nouns

Thursday: rhyming words

*Other morning activities: free writing, word family houses, color word puzzles, reader’s theaters, etc..

Reading Skills: Comprehension

*We will be reading several non-fiction books about weather this week to work on our comprehension skills!

Reading Anchors: Reviewing: Reading is Thinking, Readers Ask Questions New: Readers Think and Jot

Big Books/Shared Reading: Books about the weather/water cycle (NON-FICTION). We will be going on our field trip to EcoLand soon (a science place) and our class will be going to the plants/animals and water POD. So, this week, we are going to be doing some fun water and weather activities!

Guided Reading Centers:

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

ABC Center: Water Vocabulary Card Puzzles/Creating Words with Unifix Letter Cubes

Word Work: Different Types of Weather/Word Matching/Word Stamping

Writing Center: Creating Non-Fiction Books after researching on PebbleGo.

Technology: Language Arts Games/OSMO

Pocket Chart: Sight Word Memory Game (new words)

Poetry: The Weather Song

Lightbulb: Word Work Games

Art: What’s the Weather Like? Crafts

MIMIO: Noun Sort

Interactive Writing: Writing about our Grandparents. We will also be working on using quotation marks!

*Writing Skills: capitalization, punctuation, good spacing, staying focused. We will discuss our goals from last week and move our name pencils if we feel that we need to focus on another skill.

Writing Anchors: Review: Small Moments, Capitals, Punctuation, Thinking and Adjectives!

Independent Writing: Favorite Types of Weather/Clouds in the Sky

Poems: The Weather Song

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 Focus: Reviewing Coins and Graphs/Number Sense

Number Talks:

-Same Amount Different Arrangements (prove/justify how they are the same)

-Which is not like the others? Prove it.

-Which one doesn’t belong? Why?

-I have ___. I wish I had ___. What do I need to do? Why?

Classroom Routines:

-Count Around the Circle Game

-Guess My Number

Math Anchors: Review: Coin Anchors, How to Create a Graph

Investigations/Math Lessons:

-Do You Like the Rain?

-Coins Around the Circle

Math Centers:

-Piggy Bank Addition

-Penny Toss

-Race to 20 Number Paths

-Bump

-Add and Cover (Easter Themed)

-Spin and Graph

-Easter Addition

-Easter Subtraction

-Technology-Math Games

-Easter Ten Frames

-Shake and Spill

Math Journals:

-problem solving

-addition/subtraction

Small Group Math:

-one and two more/less and other number sense games

Science: Weather and Water

-Sink or Float Activity

-Weather Report Activity

-Cloud Activity

Everyone have an AWESOME week!

Week 33

 

Hello!

We have a BUSY week ahead with Grandparent’s Day drawing near and end of year testing. We will start having morning practices as well as afternoon rehearsals this week! I will also begin testing students on reading levels, give the Texas Public Reading Inventory, and Math Assessments.

Here is a peak into what we will be learning this week:

**WE WILL NOT HAVE NEW SPELLING WORDS OR A TEST THIS WEEK! We will review!

Sight Words: Review: is, it, like, little, me

Bonus Words: she (this is also a Kinder word), many

*We will also do the Sight Word Fluency PowerPoint for practice with all of our words!

Morning Message:

Monday: missing sight words in sentences

Tuesday: writing sentences

Wednesday: nouns

Thursday: rhyming words

*Other morning activities: free writing, word family houses, color word puzzles, reader’s theaters, etc..

Reading Skills: Comprehension

Reading Anchors: Reviewing: Reading is Thinking, Readers Ask Questions

Big Books/Shared Reading: Books about plants and animals (NON-FICTION). We will be going on our field trip to EcoLand soon (a science place) and our class will be going to the plants/animals and water POD. So, this week, we are going to be doing some fun little plant and animal activities!

Guided Reading Centers:

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

ABC Center: Plant/Animals Vocabulary Card Puzzles/Creating Words with Unifix Letter Cubes

Word Work: Sorting Diurnal/Nocturnal Animals/Word Stamping

Writing Center: Creating Non-Fiction Books after researching on PebbleGo.

Technology: Language Arts Games/OSMO

Pocket Chart: Sight Word Memory Game (new words)

Poetry: Earth Day/Coin Song

Lightbulb: Word Work Games

Art: Water Coloring our illustrations from last week for Grandparent’s Day

MIMIO: Living/Non Living

Interactive Writing: Writing about a memory. This week we will continue to focus on small moments, but also discuss adding details into our memory stories.

*Writing Skills: capitalization, punctuation, good spacing, staying focused. We will discuss our goals from last week and move our name pencils if we feel that we need to focus on another skill.

Writing Anchors: Review: Small Moments, Capitals, Punctuation, Thinking and Introduce: Adjectives!

Independent Writing: Memory Writing/Free Writing

Poems: Parts of a Plant/Recycle

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 Focus: Identifying Coins in Order and Understanding What Money is For/Number Sense

-We will also review graphing/addition/subtraction

Number Talks:

-Same Amount Different Arrangements (prove/justify how they are the same)

-Which is not like the others? Prove it.

-Which one doesn’t belong? Why?

-I have ___. I wish I had ___. What do I need to do? Why?

Classroom Routines:

-Sorting Portraits

-Count Around the Circle Game

-How Many Chairs?

Math Anchors: New: Coin Anchors Review: How to Create a Graph

Investigations/Math Lessons:

-Coin Scoot

-Coin Puzzles

-Creating: What Does Not Belong/Share

Math Centers:

-Piggy Bank Addition

-Penny Toss

-Race to 20 Number Paths

-Bump

-Add and Cover (Easter Themed)

-Spin and Graph

-Easter Addition

-Easter Subtraction

-Technology-Math Games

-Easter Ten Frames

-Shake and Spill

Math Journals:

-problem solving

-writing about coins

-addition/subtraction

Small Group Math:

-one and two more/less and other number sense games

Science: Plants and Animals

-Living/Non Living MIMIOS

-Living/Non Living Picture Sorts

-Living/Non Living Book Creating

-Things Living Things Need to Survive Flap Book

-Proving why certain things are living

Everyone have a GREAT week!

P.S. I know this time of year can be crazy busy, but please remember to keep reading with your child every night, if possible. During the summer months regression is typical when it comes to reading and other academic areas, but there are things you can do to help keep them reading! The library is a great way to keep books in their little hands during the summer! Also, have them read their sight word rings!!!

Thank You

 

I just wanted to thank all of you, parents, for helping out and providing everything for the Easter party! The kids had a blast and so did I! I can not express my appreciation for you all enough. You have supported our class in so many ways this year, and for that, I am so grateful. Lastly, I am so blessed that you have shared your BEST with me this year and I have come to love each and every one of them so much. The end is drawing near and I am not ready for it! I’ll end this sappy post by saying, thank you, again, so very much!

 

This game was super fun!

The kiddos had such a fun time doing this one!

 

Week 32

 

I hope everyone had a FANTASTIC holiday weekend!

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

Sight Words: Review: is, it, like, little, me

Bonus Words: she (this is also a Kinder word), many

**These are the same words as last week that we are reviewing. We WILL have a spelling test this week over them.

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

Morning Message:

Monday: base ten amounts

Tuesday: cvc words

Wednesday: self portrait for math activity

Thursday: rhyming words

*Other morning activities: free writing, word family houses, color word puzzles, reader’s theaters, etc..

Reading Skills: inferencing and predicting

Reading Anchors: Reviewing: Inferencing, predicting, story elements, reading is thinking

Phonics Skills: adding -s and -es to form plurals

Big Books/Shared Reading: Earth Day Books/Spring Books

Guided Reading Centers:

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

ABC Center: Creating Words with Unifix Letter Cubes/OSMO

Word Work: Singular/Plural Noun Sort

Writing Center: Creating Books

Technology: Language Arts Games

Pocket Chart: Sight Word Memory Game (new words)

Poetry: Earth Day/Coin Poems

Lightbulb: medial sounds, sight word games

Art: Illustrating Pictures for Granparent’s Day/Earth Day Craft

MIMIO: making words

Interactive Writing: Writing about a memory. This week we will continue to focus on small moments. There are 3 steps to following small moments in your writing:

  1. Think of a story in your life.
  2. Picture it in your mind.
  3. Put it on paper.

I will model this again this week and the kiddos will help with all of the conventional stuff :).

*Writing Skills: capitalization, punctuation, good spacing, staying focused. We will discuss our goals from last week and move our name pencils if we feel that we need to focus on another skill.

Writing Anchors: Review: Small Moments, Capitals, Punctuation, Thinking

Independent Writing: Memory Writing/Free Writing

Poems: Earth Day, Coins

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 Focus: Identifying Coins in Order and Understanding What Money is For/Number Sense

-We will also review addition/subtraction

Number Talks:

-Same Amount Different Arrangements (prove/justify how they are the same)

-Which is not like the others? Prove it.

-Which one doesn’t belong? Why?

-I have ___. I wish I had ___. What do I need to do? Why?

Classroom Routines:

-Sorting Portraits

-Addition/Subtraction Game

-Count Around the Circle Game

Math Anchors: New: Coin Anchors Review: Addition/Subtraction

Investigations/Math Lessons:

-Coin Scoot

-Creating Coin Identification Posters

-Coin Books

Math Centers:

-Piggy Bank Addition

-Penny Toss

-Race to 20 Number Paths

-Bump

-Add and Cover (Easter Themed)

-Spin and Graph

-Easter Addition

-Easter Subtraction

-Technology-Math Games

-Easter Ten Frames

-Shake and Spill

Math Journals:

-missing numbers

-counting

-writing about math

Small Group Math:

-Spatial Relationship Games

Science: Earth Day

-Earth Day PowerPoint

-Reduce, Reuse, Recycle Brainpop

-Natural Resources Brainpop

-I Can Help The Earth By… Activity

I hope you all have an EXCEPTIONAL week!