Lesson Plans February 11th-15th

Hey Everyone!

What a COLD weekend it was! I was at home with a sick kiddo on Friday and sure missed my sweethearts at school. We are on the mend and I am excited to be back tomorrow. The Valentine’s Party will be this Thursday, from 11:00-12:00. I know the kiddos are super excited about it… and so am I!

Here are a few reminders:

-Please help your child make a valentine card for each child in our class. They can begin sending them in tomorrow!

-We will be decorating a Valentine Bag to house all of our cards and we need your help decorating them (thank you to the ones who have already sent in stuff!!!). If you have any extra Valentine stickers, decorations, glitter etc.. please send it in tomorrow!

-Please look for a book order to be sent home tomorrow. It will be due back on Friday! There are lots of great Valentine books to choose from!


I will be testing the kiddos for the TPRI (Texas Public Reading Inventory) this week. This means, I will have a sub at some points during the week while I pull out each child separately to test their reading skills.

Here’s a little peek into what we have planned:

Morning Activities:

-Mystery Picture

-The What Book

-Fluency Find It Game

-Journal: I saw _________. (glue picture, count and write word).

-Sight Word Bingo

Sight Words:

saw, because (nice to know word)

-Letters: Review: Review all

-Numbers: Review numbers 0-20

I Love You Ritual: Mary, Mary, Extra-Ordinary

Morning Messages:

  • ending digraphs, short vowels, 1 more/1 less
  • stretch and write, create quantities using ten frames
  • digraph practice, number bonds, fluency
  • match the picture to the correct word, missing words, addends

Phonics Skills:

– Review Long Ii.

  • Review the diphthong ou/ow using a groundhog poem.
  • Y as long e using Hippity-hop to the Candy Shop poem



(sight word: because)


(ou/ow review)

-Hippity-Hop to the Candy Shop

(y as long e)


*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)

Interactive Writing:

-I Like hearts

-How to Make a Heart

-Introduction to Nouns: Writing about places, people and things we love:

-Sing the Noun Song!

Reading Skills: retelling, establish a purpose for reading, make inferences to support understanding, use titles and illustrations to support understanding of text

Read Alouds and Activities:

  • Read The Day it Rained Hearts

-Read Pete the Cat and his Four Groovy Buttons

Hamilton Duck


-Phoneme Segmenting and Blending

students name the picture and segment the word into phonemes while sliding the parts together

-Compound Word Intro with match game

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


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:


Number Talks:

-I have _____. I wish I had ______.

-Addition Number Sentence

-Dot Cards


Number Talk Questioning: What do you see? How do you see it?


Math Fun:

-The Day it Rained Hearts Addition Number Sentences:

-Pete the Cat Subtracting using Buttons

-Acting Out Five Little Monkeys and making a Subtraction Class Book:


-Math by Myself Options:

-Making Ten using Conversation Hearts


-Problem Solving:

-Math with Someone Options:

-Valentine Adding

-sums using dominoes

-practice teen numbers by covering up the ones place with a number


Quick Math

Solve the problem as quickly as possible and erase it!

-Spin and Cover 2D and 3D Shapes

-Tic Tac Teen

-Penny Toss

-Shake and Spill

-Use magnetic shapes or pattern blocks to create new shapes


-Piggy Bank Addition

-Math in Writing:

Writer’s Workshop Activities:

Read Polar Bear

Review Writing a Letter Anchor Chart and talk about Wee Deliver Writing

Parts of a letter song


Refer to anchor chart while singing song

-Write a letter to someone in the school

-Write a letter to another teacher or the principal

-Capital Letter Song

-Continue write B/M/E stories

-Continue setting writing goals.

-Intro to writing rubrics.


Writing Anchors:

-Continue using writing reference folders as a resource

Feeling Buddies:

Turn on My Thinking Brain

To learn how to turn on your thinking brain by writing or drawing about emotional situations

*label a box “safe place case”

*place a journal, loose paper, pencils, markers, crayons to your safeplace case

*Sing Feeling Buddies Rap #7

*Review the whisper messages of feelings:as you hold up each buddy

*angry – i’m saying make a change

*sad – i am saying seek comfort

*scared – safety is what i need

*happy – help a friend and have fun

When we get lost in a feeling, we can’t hear its whisper message. Our thinking brains turn off and we may do or say hurtful things. We can only listen to the messages after we calm down. That is why they are called whisper messages. We have to be relaxed and calm to hear them.

Learn about step 4: I Choose (turn on your thinking brain)

Have a child act out steps 1-4

To turn on your thinking brain at the safe place you may choose to draw about what happened or write about it.

Have children practice writing or drawing about a time their feelings got ahold of them. Allow share time if time permits.

Sing Feeling Buddies Rap #7

Social Studies/Science:

Read I Love to Brush My Teeth:

Read Brush Your Teeth Please:

-Chart: How do we keep our teeth healthy?

-Graph: How many teeth have you lost?

-Chart: Good/Bad for your teeth use magazines

-Name that smile:


FUN FRIDAY: Shaving Cream Fun!

This week is going to be GREAT!

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