Lesson Plans February 19th-22nd

I hope everyone is enjoying their 3 day weekend! Sometimes, it is so nice to have a day to relax and spend extra snuggle time with family!

I hope all of my sweet, sick kinder friends are all on the mend! We have had SEVERAL out sick with the flu and strep. I’m hoping I will have my full class back and healthy on Tuesday!

TESTING: (I was not able to test last week due to so many being out sick and limited substitutes.)

I will be testing the kiddos for the TPRI (Texas Public Reading Inventory) on Tuesday. This means, I will have a sub on Tuesday while I pull out each child separately to assess their reading skills.

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

Morning Activities:

-Sentence Scramble

-Fuzzy Wuzzy Poem/Directed Draw Bear and write poem

Sight word Writing (was)

Draw a bear and write poem

Fuzzy Wuzzy Was a Bear

Fuzzy Wuzzy Had no hair

Fuzzy Wuzzy was not fuzzy was he?

-Journal: (incorporating the sight words: of, with, have)

-Sight Word Bingo/Compound Word (Find your partner game)

Sight Words:

with, of, have

-Letters: Review letters: Mm, Nn, Rr

-Numbers: Review numbers 0-20

I Love You Ritual: Where are Those Hands

Morning Messages:

Phonics Skills:

  • Introduce Long O

  • Sounds of Y Poster

-Phoneme Segmenting and Blending

Phoneme Segmenting and Blending

Students Name the picture and segments the word into phonemes while slowly sliding the parts together


-Fuzzy Wuzzy (sight word: was)

-President’s Day

*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:

Continue Things I Love Interactive Writing (can suggest some sentence frames if needed)

I love eating ____.

II love playing ____.

I love making ____.

I love reading ____.

-How Many Hearts Can I Hold?

-Love Acrostic Poems

Reading Skills: establish a purpose for reading, identify the topic and details in expository text heard or read referring to the words and/or illustrations

Read Alouds and Activities:

BrainPopJr: Reading Nonfiction

Show them several different books and decide if they are fiction or nonfiction

Show them a nonfiction book. Talk about the different features and why we read informational texts.

Have them explore some nonfiction books.

Pick a topic such as polar bears. Make a kWL chart. Start charting the details that they learned from the book.

Have them keep a KWL chart that they can record on.

-Research different nonfiction topics on pebblego.com

Math Skills: solve word problems using objects and drawings to find differences up to 10, model the action of separating to represent subtraction, explain the strategies used to solve problems involving subtracting within 10 using spoken words, concrete and pictorial models, and number

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:

Read Five Little Speckled Frogs and sing.

Then act out the song/write subtraction problems on whiteboards using the frog/log printables:

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

Read The Tale of Peter Rabbit

Then, use carrots to act out subtraction problems. In each problem, have Peter take some carrots from Mr. McGregor’s garden. Make some bunny ears for Peter Rabbit. While some of the kids are acting out the problems, the rest of the class will model the problems on their Bunny Work Mats and record the answers on their whiteboards.

Later, have carrots for snack!

-Read Five Little Ducks

Then, act out Five Little Ducks using rubber ducks and write subtraction problems on whiteboards.

MIMIO: Five Little Ducks

After that, give students five cubes to represent ducks and a blue sheet of construction paper to represent the pond. Allow them time to act out the story and write subtraction problems on the laminated duck paper!

-Math by Myself Options:

-Pete the Cat Subtracting using Buttons

-Problem Solving:

-Math with Someone Options:

-Race to Ten

-Race to Twenty



-Use magnetic shapes or pattern blocks to create new shapes


-Piggy Bank Addition

-Math in Writing:

Writer’s Workshop Activities:

-Directed draw, give polar bear facts while drawing, give each student a sentence strip to write a sentence about polar bears.

-Review: Parts of a letter song


Refer to letter writing anchor chart

-Model completing story map page using story cube dice app

Then give each student a story map paper and

each table an ipad to roll the story cube dice and record onto their story maps

-Add valentine’s day/march words to writing resource folder.

-Continue write B/M/E stories

-Continue setting writing goals.

-Intro to writing rubrics.

Writing Anchors:

-Continue using writing reference folders as a resource

Social Studies/Science:


-Chart: Good/Bad for your teeth use magazines

-Abraham Lincoln and George Washington Facts from Brainpop


FUN FRIDAY: Sweet Heart Explosions using food coloring!

This week is going to be FUN!

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