I hope you all had a GREAT weekend! I had fun going to birthday parties with my girls.
I’m hoping this HOT weather will cool down soon though! Remember to send a water or water bottle with your child each day! I let them keep them at their seats for when they get thirsty throughout the school day. Our water fountain in our room does not work very well and with all of the sickness that is already going around, I feel better when the kiddos have their own waters to drink! Thank you for your help with this!
Reminder: I will have a substitute tomorrow while I individually test the kiddos on the TPRI (Texas Public Reading Inventory Test).
Here is a sneak peek into our upcoming week:
-Leaves Fall Down Emergent Reader (highlight sight word: the)
-Journal: I see the _______. (glue in environmental print)
-Journal: I see the __________. (offer pictures for students to glue in journals)
-My Family (create on sentence strips)
I Love You Ritual of the Week:
Row, Row (practice again)
Introduce: Little Miss Mufffet
-3 ways to sit on the carpet (criss-cross, mermaid, or mountain)
-Taking attendance by counting around the circle/double checking
-Getting the teacher’s attention 4 steps:
- Eye Contact
- Raise your hand and stay calm
- Wait until the teacher says your name
- Softly ask your question
We also have a fun song that we sing.
-Review breathing/calming strategies we can use when or if we become upset
-5 Conscious Discipline Commitments
-Make Daily Commitments
New Sight Words:
review: red, blue
Sight Word Songs: The Word on the Bus and There is a sight word we just learned (tune: BINGO)
Sight Word Chant: Hickety Pickety
-Spin, Spin, Spin
-Slip and Slide
Literacy Stations (Centers):
Continue rotating to centers using folders (See Literacy Stations blog post for more details of what we do at each station)
Interactive Read Alouds:
–Do Like Kyla
–Don’t You Feel Well, Sam?
Essential Question: What is important about being a family?
-Hearing Words in Sentences
-Sorting and Connecting Names
Read Leaves Fall Down sight word reader
-students will get their own copy to highlight sight words and to add to their book boxes
-3 Ways to Read a Book (words, pictures, retell)
-Read Brown Bear, Brown Bear
-Read I Went Walking
-Read Monkey and Me
-Read Panda Bear, Panda Bear, What Do You See?
-What are characters?
-What is a setting?
-Reading is Thinking:
-Readers Make Connections:
-Readers use post-its:
Feeling Buddies Lesson:
Write the “Anger got ahold of you” chant on sentence strips or chart paper
Reproducibles 2.2ABC,DEFG, 2.2IJKL
Sing Anger Got Ahold of Me #1
Play game – It bugs me when, pass around upset smock and whoever has it gives an example of something that really bugs you and then practice being a STAR.
Chart students responses
Sing #22 sadness got ahold of mel
Discuss that sometimes anger, sadness, scared, or happy gets ahold of us. But we know how to regain control when needed.
Sing #4 bye bye buddies
-I am ______. (finish)
-Environmental Print Writing using pictures (Continue)
-Discuss capitalization at the beginning of a sentence and punctuation at the end.
-Place stickers under each word for help when reading.
-Interactive Read Aloud Writing Activities
-What Gets a Capital Letter? (Review and Practice)
-Some Letters are Tall, Small and Fall
-What Writer’s Do
-What is a Label?
-How Many? Make the Number.
*Review hand signals and number talk vocabulary posters
-Number of the Day (different ways to make numbers: numeral, objects, ten frame, tally marks, number path, domino, dice, fingers, etc…)
-Anchor: Counting Strategies
-Activity: The Counting Jar
-Game: Apple Roll and Record
-Game: Apple Race with Numbers
-Write the Room (numbers)
-Grab and Count
-Count and Cover Game
-Journals: Math Journal Problems
-Days of the Week/Months of the Year review
-How we keep track of special days on our calendar
-How many days we’ve been in school
-Practice upper and lowercase Gg, Oo, Qq
-Practice writing ABCs and Numbers 5-10
-What is a Family? School Family?
-Apple Star Painting
-Jumping Apples Seeds Experiment
-What is Fall?
-Sidewalk Chalk Outside
I hope you all have a FANTASTIC week!