What Are We Learning?

 

Last week was a little crazy, to say the least! We had no school Monday, and I had a sick kiddo Tuesday and was not at school on Friday! We had a very short week in the Kinderpillar Room, but we are going to start back strong and ready to go on Monday!

Here is a little peak at what we will be going over this week (Keep in mind, several things have been carried over from last week, that we were not able to get to!):

Sight Words: are, yes (new songs and chants for these!)

Big Books: Winter Stories (This will be our last week of winter themed shared reading stories)

Interactive Writing: Acrostic Poems, Other Poetry Writing, Alliteration (Ex. Jolly Jimmy jumped joyfully!)

Poems: Happy Birthay and Penguin, Penguin

Things we focus on with our weekly poems:

-Rhyming Words

-Capital Letters

-Punctuation

-Sight Words

-Word Chunks etc…

Reading Skills: Inferencing, Reviewing Digraphs (ch, sh, wh, th, ph), Blends (Ex. Cl, st, sw, etc…)

Reading Anchors: Digraphs, Blends, Reviewing: Questioning Anchor

Writing: Continue/Complete our winter stories/How to Build a Snowman (using transition words (first, next, after that, finally)

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: H-k/Numbers

Literacy Centers:

ABC: Word Families (-at, -et, -ug, -an)

Word Work: Digraphs (th, sh, ch)

Writing: Cut Apart Sentences

Technology: Kindergarten Symbaloo Site/Ipads

Pocket Chart: What word is missing in the sentence?

Art: Shaving Cream/Glue Mixture Snowman Art

Big Books/Reading: MIMIO: Syllables/Compound Words

Listening Center: Winter QR Code Books/Setting Activity

Poetry: Guess What?

Guided Reading: The kinderpillars are continuing to become better readers everyday! I am so proud of how they are all trying so hard in their reading groups. One thing we really work hard on in our groups is using “what we know” to help us in our reading!

Math: Number Sense

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

Math Anchors: Make 6, Reviewing Comparing Sets of Numbers

Investigations: Unit 4

-Measuring Different Shoe Lengths

-Grab and Count

-Collect 10

Number Talks:

-Number Strings

-Dot Cards

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

Classroom Routines:

-Count Around the Circle

-How many girls and boys?

-Would you rather be a butterfly or a fish?

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

Science: Rocks

-Looking at Rock Collection with magnifying glasses

-Rock Hunt then sort the rocks by size, shape, color, texture

Morning Message: Digraphs, Middle Sounds, Blends

Tuesday

Parents,

I have a sick little kiddo at home, so I had to leave school earlier this morning. The Kinderpillars will not be bringing home new readers today due to me not being there! We will start back fresh together tomorrow!

Learning This Week Includes….

 

I hope everyone enjoyed their nice, long weekend!

Here is what we will be learning on this short week:

Sight Words: because (nice to know word), what

Morning Message: Final Sounds, Word Families (-at, -et, -an, -ug), Digraphs, Syllables

Number Corner: Calendar Activities/Counting Practice (forwards and backwards), comparing #s (more than, less than, equal to), 1 less and 1 more than a given #

Big Books: The Hat and other winter themed books

Interactive: How to Build a Snowman

Poem: Guess What?

Reading: Inferencing Skills/Story Elements/Retelling

anchors: Things we wonder… (the hat), Digraphs, Question Words

Writing: Winter Story- We will be finishing up our winter stories this week and begin writing How to Build a Snowman stories incorporating transition words (first, next, then, after that, last, etc.)

Review what writers do: Think, Draw, Label, Write

Anchors: Review: What gets a capital?, Why writers write, and introduce Writers don’t say….

Math:

-Review: Comparing Numbers (I have a great song for this!)

-more than, less than, equal to

-1 more, 1 less

-number order

-Addition Number Sentences

-Measurement-We will be measuring our shoes this week!

Number Talks:

-What Do you Notice?

-Using illustrations to come up with addition sentences Ex. 2+3=5 or 2+2+1=5

-Number Strings

-Dot Cards

Investigations: Unit 4

-1.1 Measuring Our Shoes

-1.2 Measuring Different Shoe Lengths

-1.3 Measuring with Markers

Centers:

-Flashcard Addition w/unifix cubes

-Snowmen # Order

-Snowman # Toss w/ten frame

-Snowmen #s with cotton balls

-Geoboard shape making

-Snowflake Addition

-Measuring w/snowflakes

-Winter Dice Number Roll and Write

-Number Sense Snowflakes (comparing)

Small Math Groups: Shake and Spill, 3d Shapes Book, Addition, Comparing #s

Math Journal:

-Count by Tens

-Shade in the numbers that are less than 5

-Measuring w/cubes

-Problem Solving

Classroom Routines:

-Count Around the Circle

-Do you Have a little brother?

-Comparing Objects

Penmanship: F-H/Numbers

Literacy Centers:

ABC Center: Creating sight words in library pockets using popsicle sticks/Build It Sight Word Activity

Word Work: What Rhymes with Hat

Writing Center: Describe your Hat

Technology: Symbaloo Literacy Games Ipads: Literacy Games

Pocket Chart: Compound Words

Poetry: Friends

Library/Listening: QR code Winter Book Reading/Favorite Character/checkout a book from library and return old book from book box.

Lightbulb: Word Work Activities (Digraphs, Initial/Final Sounds)

Reading: What Characters are in the Hat?/Mimio-Syllables

Art: Decorate a hat with tissue paper and write your favorite character from The Hat on it.

Science/Social Studies: Rocks

-comparing, sorting by size, shape and color

-looking at them through magnifying glasses

-brainpopjr: Rocks and Minerals

*We will also go on a rock hunt during recess in order to start a fun rock collection for our class! 🙂

Guided Reading: Each group is on a different level so the skills vary as to what I teach or focus on each day. Some examples that I try and work with on all groups are things like making connections as they read, inferencing- what do you think is going to happen from what we just read or by looking at the illustration, story elements, word attack skills/reading strategies, phonics skills, etc…. the list goes on…..

Have an AWESOME Tuesday!

Mrs. Stagner

Help Us Restock!

Parents,

The Kinderpillars are running low on snacks! We will be sending home a note around the 100th day of school to bring snacks, but if anyone would like to donate a few snacks to our classroom, before then,  the kiddos would greatly appreciate it!

Thanks for all that you do!

Mrs. Stagner

CHAMPS

White Oak Primary had our very first CHAMPs Assembly on Friday. Each week one class from the primary puts on a little show to teach a character trait. This week was attentiveness. Our class will have ours in April! I will send home a note closer to time so that you can all make arrangements to be there. Here is a picture of our first 2 CHAMP award winners!

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This Week….

Here’s a look into what we will be learning this upcoming week:

Sight Words: they, with

Morning Message: Rhyming/Initial/Final Sounds/Sight Word Fill in the Blank/Stretching Out Words/Reviewing: capitalization/punctuation

Number Corner: Calendar Activities/Counting Practice (forwards and backwards), comparing #s (more than, less than, equal to), 1 less and 1 more than a given #

Big Books: The Mitten and other winter themed books

Interactive: Winter Story

Poem: Friends

Reading: Compound Words/Inferencing Skills/Story Elements/Retelling

anchors: Compound Words/Questions/The Mitten Story Elements/Retelling The Mitten

Writing: Winter Story-The kiddos will actually plan their story and begin writing it this week!

Review what writers do: Think, Draw, Label, Write/Why Writers Write/What Gets a Capital???

Math:

-Comparing Numbers (I have a great song for this!)

-more than, less than, equal to

-1 more, 1 less

-Addition Number Sentences

-We will be taking a math observation walk where the kiddos will get to “jot” down things they see that is math related (ex. Shapes, numbers, etc…)

Number Talks:

-Number Strings

-Rekenreks

-Using illustrations to come up with addition sentences Ex. 2+2+2=6 or 5+1=6

-What Do You Notice?

-Addition Number Sentences

Investigations: Unit 3

Continuation from last week:

-Ordering Cards-playing independently now

-Assessing Skills

-Observation Walk-around the school

-What’s Missing?

-Comparing Numbers

Centers:

-Flashcard Addition w/unifix cubes

-Snowmen # Order

-Snowman # Toss w/ten frame

-Snowmen #s with cotton balls

-Geoboard shape making

-Comparing 2d/3d shapes

-Snowflake Addition

-Measuring w/snowflakes

-Pocket Chart-Shapes (sides, corners, name)

-Math Tubs

Small Math Groups: Shake and Spill, 3d Shapes Book, Addition, Comparing #s

Math Journal:

-Problem Solving

-Problem Solving

-Measuring

-Skip Counting

Classroom Routines:

-Calendar-What days do we come to school? What days do we stay home?

-Do you like pizza or spaghetti better?

-Would you rather eat peas or carrots?

-Are there more girls or boys in our class? How can we figure it out?

Penmanship: C-E/Numbers

Literacy Centers:

ABC Center: Creating sight words in library pockets using popsicle sticks/Build It Sight Word Activity

Word Work: Initial Sounds

Writing Center: Describe your Mitten

Technology: Symbaloo Literacy Games Ipads: Literacy Games

Pocket Chart: How Many Syllables?

Poetry: Winter Animals

Library/Listening: QR code Winter Book Reading/Favorite Character/checkout a book from library and return old book from book box.

Lightbulb: Word Work Activities

Big Books/Mimio: Syllables

Science/Social Studies: Martin Luther King Activities

Guided Reading: Each group is on a different level so the skills vary as to what I teach or focus on each day. Some examples that I try and work with on all groups are things like making connections as they read, inferencing- what do you think is going to happen from what we just read or by looking at the illustration, story elements, word attack skills/reading strategies, phonics skills, etc…. the list goes on…..

I hope everyone has a wonderful week!

Learning This Week

Hey guys!

I sure have missed my kinderpillars!!! I can’t wait to see them on Monday!

Here’s a sneak peek of what we will be learning this upcoming week:

Sight Words: said, here (I have some fun songs that go with these 2 words, so get ready for your kiddo to come home singing!)

Morning Message: Initial/Final Sounds/Sight Word Fill in the Blank/Stretching Out Words/Reviewing: capitalization/punctuation

Number Corner: Calendar Activities/Counting Practice (forwards and backwards), comparing #s (more than, less than, equal to), 1 less and 1 more than a given #

Big Books: Snowmen at Night and other winter themed books

Interactive: New Year Resolutions/Winter Stories

Poems: I’m a Little Snowman, Winter Animals

Reading: Reviewing: Syllables/Analyzing characters and their actions, story elements

We will also be discussing Beginning, Middle, and End and making predictions!

anchors: Reviewing all story element anchors, syllables, predictions on what snowmen do at night, what snowmen actually do at night

Writing: New Year Resolution/Winter Story

Review what writers do: Think, Draw, Label, Write 🙂

Math:

-2D/3D shapes (analyze attributes, compare, etc)

-more than, less than, equal to

-1 more, 1 less

Number Talks:

-Ways to make 10 using magnetic red/yellow counters

-Ways to make 7

-Using illustrations to come up with addition sentences Ex. 2+2+1=5

-Rekenreks

-Addition Number Sentences

Investigations: Unit 3

-Ordering Cards

-Assessing Skills

-Observation Walk

-What’s Missing?

Centers:

-Flashcard Addition w/unifix cubes

-Snowmen/Cotton Ball number match up

-Snowman Number Toss/Ten Frame Game

-Geoboard Shape Making

-2D/3D Shape analyzing

-Winter Number Match Up

-Chicka Chicka Boom Boom What Shape is in the Tree?

Small Math Groups: Shapes, and other needed math skills

Math Journal:

-What’s the Missing Number

-Problem Solving

-Problem Solving

-Skip Counting

Classroom Routines:

-Take away some of the days of the week on the calendar: What days are missing?

-Are you wearing shoes that tie?

-Count Around the Circle

-Are you wearing the color blue today?

Penmanship: A-C/Numbers

Literacy Centers:

ABC Center: Creating sight words in library pockets using popsicle sticks/Alphapop Activity

Word Work: Roll the Sight Word

Writing Center: What do Snowmen do at Night?

Technology: Symbaloo Literacy Games Ipads: Literacy Games

Pocket Chart: How Many Syllables?

Poetry: I’m a Little Snowman

Library/Listening: QR code Book Reading/setting activity/checkout a book from library and return old book from book box.

Lightbulb: Word Work Activities (initial sounds)

Big Books/Mimio: -at and -an

Science/Social Studies: Seasons

Christmas Party/Early Release!

I can’t believe that tomorrow is the last day before Christmas Break! Our Christmas Party will start at 9:00 sharp tomorrow morning. If you are planning on coming to help set up, please be here and come to my classroom by 8:30! My room number is 102! All of the kiddos are soooo excited and would love for you to come to the party! See you soon! I will have a sign out sheet in my room so you can take you child with you after the party if you’d like. Thank you for all that you do!

 

P.S. The kiddos do not need to bring their backpacks or anything tomorrow!