We had a great week back! I loved hearing about all of the fun the kiddos had over the break!
The kiddos are learning how to write a story with a beginning, middle and end, and they are proving to do a great job adding those details! I couldn’t be more proud.
We made SNOW on Friday, and the JOY I saw all over their faces was PRICELESS!
The kinders also enjoyed going to our first CHAMPS Assembly of the year about respect! We will have one every Friday! Pictures to come soon!
Here is a look into our upcoming week:
-Journal Writing: incorporating the sight word they
-Fluency Folder Readers Theaters
-Sight Word Booklet: What Can We Do in the Snow? (word: said)
-Sight Word Booklet: The Mitten (word: was)
-Sight Word/Teen Number Bingo
-they, was review: said, here
-Letters: Review: Ii, Jj, Kk, Ll
-Numbers: Teen Numbers 11-20
I Love You Ritual: Song Selector’s Choice
- Digraphs (ch, sh, th, wh), middle vowels, 1 more/1 less/same
- Stretch out words, count to 70, make quantities in a ten frame
- Blends, match picture to correct word, subtraction
- Stretch out CVC words, rhyming practice
- Lighter/Heavier, Number Bonds
Phonics Skills: Review: -ay, -ing, digraphs, and blends
Snow, Snow, Fly Away
Come up with other words that have -ay and -ow
*locate long e sounds (ee, ea, cvce)
Review: I’m a Little Snowman and The Bumblebee
*We locate capital letters, punctuation, rhyming words, sight words, digraphs, blends, long/short vowels and match sight words/letters, change words to different/similar words, etc…
Busy Bee Center Rotations (See literacy stations blog post for more details of the centers that we will be doing this week)
-How to build a Snowman Procedural Writing
(incorporating transition words)
-Brainpopjr: Writing Process
*Discuss Sneezy’s actions and what happened as a result.
-Read The Mitten
-Use post-its to jot thinking
-Retell the story with retelling strips
-Draw a big mitten on the floor using tape. Have students make popsicle characters and act out the story.
-Chart Story Elements
-Sequence what animals went into the mitten
Math Skills: solve word problems using objects and drawings to find sums up to 10 and modeling the action of joining to represent addition. Explain strategies used to solve word problems
-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:
-Quick Images (students make what they think they saw)
-Addition Number Sentence
-Create Quick Images on Inch Grid Paper and come up with an addition sentence to justify the image total.
-After reading, If You Were a Plus Sign, have the students create their own picture story problem.
-Math with Someone Options:
-Flash Card Addition with unifix cubes (each # is a diff. color)
-Number Line with link chains (2 colors to make number)
-Put snowmen numbers in order 1-20
-snowman number toss/ten frame
-Snowman hat/button match up
-Make shapes using geoboards
-comparing/contrasting shapes 2d/3d
-comparing numbers using unifix cards
-winter playdoh mats
-Use magnetic shapes or pattern blocks to create new shapes
-Continue Class Game:
- Math Activity: MIMIO: Comparing and Ordering Whole Numbers:
Writer’s Workshop Activities:
-Review Writing Time Expectations
-Leaving Spaces (spaghetti and meatballs)
-Continue writing stories with B/M/E
-Review What do writer’s Do?
-Review I can tell a story!
-Continue using writing goals and discussing writing commitments
-Writing using clues to describe an animal
-Reference these Charts:
-Continue using writing reference folders as a resource
To understand we can manage and change our feelings by keeping them safe.
Sing #10 Helping My Buddy
Review Steps From Previous lesson
Step 1 (your body signals you need to go to the safe place)
Step 2 (calm down using a breathing strategy)
Step 3 (pick a buddy that matches how you feel)
Use Feeling Faces to teach flipping feelings
Step 1: I am angry.
Step 2, I Calm down by choosing one of our four skills
Step 3: I feel by picking the feeling buddy that matches how i feel.
Now I can flip to calm/happy.
Sing Helping My Buddy #10.
Social Studies/Science: Animal Research
-Animals in Winter
-Review how to research animals using Pebblego.com
-Research: What animals hibernate in the winter?
(make a chart to go with it)
-Mystery Doug: Why is snow white?
-Social Studies Magazine: Weather
FUN FRIDAY: Snowman art using glue and shaving cream:
This week is going to be OUTSTANDING!