Field Trip to the Park Reminder

 

Tomorrow, Monday, May 13th we will be going to Penick Park. Parents are welcome to meet us there.

The buses will leave at 8:30 and return shortly after 1:00. If your child is bringing a lunch, please do not send things that need to be kept cold. We will have ice chests for drinks. Please send 2 plastic, disposable water bottles with your child’s name on them. Please write your child’s name on their lunch also. We are requesting that you put sunscreen on your child before they leave for school that morning. Dress your child appropriately for the weather and park (shorts and tennis shoes).

Also if you have any extra outdoor toys like bubbles, balls, and chalk you are welcome to bring those to share.

Lesson Plans

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

Morning Activities:

Goldilocks and the Three Bears interactive booklet

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

-Sight Word Concentration

-Earth Day Writing

 

-Grandparent’s Day Writing

 

Sight Words:

Review all

 

-Letters: Review letters: Ff

-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

Poem:

Phonics Skill: CVCE words

Do this with several words..

Mad-made

Can-cane

Hop-hope

Tap-tape

Sam-same

Cam-came

Rod-rode

Tub-tube

Rip-ripe

kit-kite

Continue reviewing cvce words. Make sound boxes on the board and have them use the big magnetic letters.

 

Interactive Writing:

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

-Grandma/Grandpa Acrostic Poems

Create a color poem together

Ex:

Purple

grapes

plums

violets

Sweater

Purple

Show how to add words to make it more interesting. Call on students to add describing words

Purple

Sweet grapes

Juicy plums

Beautiful violets

Shiny balloons

Cozy sweater

Purple

 

Reading:

-Earth Day Books (Michael Recycle, Why Should I Recyle?)

-There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Chick

-The Grouchy Ladybug

Math Skills: use data to create real-object and picture graphs*

*K.8(C) Draw conclusions from real-object and picture graphs*

K.7 (A) Give an example of a measureable attribute of a given object, including length, capacity, and weight

 

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 Routines:

Practice making numbers using pretzel sticks (as tally marks) during snack time.


Number Talks:

-10+9=

-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…)

Number Strings:

Number Talk:

What Makes 10?

 

Math Fun:

-How tall am I?

-Graphing Hair Color

 

– 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.

– Coin Bingo

-Problem Solving:

-Math with Someone Options:

*Rollin, Rollin, Rollin:

*Numbers Undercover

*Doubles Undercover

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:

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

-Match Domino Sums


-Tally Mark Practice:

-Tenzi

-Domino War


Fun Math Songs:

Math Song: Subitizing with a Pirate

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1L8bIDeW5co

 

Math Song: Addition Facts Song

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uRoJ5E-Xx9s

Math Song: Teen Numbers

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E8mMXiSRLnU&t=4s

Math Song: 3D Shapes

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zPZegz690Mg

 

Writer’s Workshop Activities:

-Continue grandparent’s day stories

-Acrostic Poem writing (grandparent names, student names, color)

-Continue setting writing goals.

-Continue using writing reference folders as a resource

-use writing rubrics to check over stories

Social Studies/Science:

-Journal: Bean observations and plant in jar observations

-Journal: Caterpillar/Chrysalis Observations

-Review butterfly life cycle

-Butterfly videos

https://www.simplykinder.com/butterfly-life-cycle-videos-for-kids/

Brainpopjr: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

Recycling PowerPoint:

Read Michael Recycle

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aZj14ChIY8I

-We Pledge to Take Care of the Earth!

 

FUN FRIDAY: Walking Water Experiment!

This week is going to be GREAT!!

Pictures and Reminders

We had a GREAT week and a WONDERFUL Easter party! I am so thankful for all of the parents who helped supply items and set up! You are so appreciated!

I hope everyone enjoyed their nice, long Easter weekend and the beautiful weather!

We have a lot going on this week!

REMINDERS:

  1. Our CHAMPS Assembly will be this Friday. We will be joining Mrs. Barlow’s 2nd grade glass and teaching everyone about cooperation. We would love for you all to be there! The Assembly starts right at 8:00! Please have your child to school no later than 7:45 so they can get on the stage and ready! I sent home lines for your child to practice last week. Please continue practicing at home each night this week!
  2. Kinder Field Day: Our Field Day will be Wednesday, April 24th. Please remember to bring a water bottle, with your child’s name on it, a towel, and possibly an extra change of clothes for them if you are not taking them home afterwards. NO SWIMSUITS OR WHITE SHIRTS, PLEASE. I have attached the flyer that was sent home below. Your child will also have a chance to purchase a snow cone from the Kona Ice Truck that day as well. So, please send money with your child if you will not be there.
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  4. Enjoy the Pictures: 

    Fun in the Sun

     

    Favorite Character Graph from Goldilocks and the Three Bears

    Ways to be Kind/Unkind

    We have a sight word road, and the kiddos drive their little cars to the different sight word houses. They LOVED it!

    Our CHAMP winners

    We love when my older students come and read to us!

    These were new games we learned in math and the kiddos had the best time playing them! 

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!

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.