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! 🙂
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…
Things we focus on with our weekly poems:
-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 Strings PowerPoint
-Make What You See
-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
-Five Little Monkeys Subtraction Activity
-Toss the Chips Game
-Bunny Rabbit/Carrot Subtraction Activity
-Inch Grid Designs
-Piggy Bank Addition
-Stack it Up
-Number Match word/numbers
-Add and Cover
-Ten Frame Match Up
-MIMIO: Fly Away Subtraction
-Addition File Folder Games 1 & 2
Small Group Math:
-Shake and Spill
Science: Science Experiments
-walking water experiment
-watch it rain experiment
I am soo excited about these science experiments!!!!
Have a Magnificent Week!!!