Plans September 16th-20th

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:

Morning Activities:

-Leaves Fall Down Emergent Reader (highlight sight word: the)

-Capital/Lowercase Match

-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

Reviewing Routines:

-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:

  1. Eye Contact
  2. Raise your hand and stay calm
  3. Wait until the teacher says your name
  4. 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:

on, the

Color Words:

review: red, blue

Introduce: green

Sight Word Songs: The Word on the Bus and There is a sight word we just learned (tune: BINGO)

Sight Word Chant: Hickety Pickety

Shared Reading:

-Rolling

-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?

Phonics Skills:

-Hearing Rhymes

-Hearing Words in Sentences

-Sorting and Connecting Names

Reading:

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?

Reading Activities:

-What are characters?

-What is a setting?

-Reading is Thinking:

-Readers Make Connections:

-Readers use post-its:

Feeling Buddies Lesson:

Feeling Buddies Lesson Pg. 34 It Bugs Me When ___!

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

 

Interactive Writing:

-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

Writing Anchors:

-What Gets a Capital Letter? (Review and Practice)

-Some Letters are Tall, Small and Fall

-What Writer’s Do

-What is a Label?

Math:

Number Talks:

-Ten Frame

-How Many? Make the Number.

-Rekenreks

*Review hand signals and number talk vocabulary posters

Problem Solving:

-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

-Subitizing Memory

-Write the Room (numbers)

-Grab and Count

-Count and Cover Game

-Journals: Math Journal Problems

Number Corner:

-Calendar

-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

-Taking Attendance

Penmanship:

-Practice upper and lowercase Gg, Oo, Qq

-Practice writing ABCs and Numbers 5-10

Social Studies:

-What is a Family? School Family?

-Apple Star Painting

-Jumping Apples Seeds Experiment

-What is Fall?

Fun Friday:

-Sidewalk Chalk Outside

I hope you all have a FANTASTIC week!

Pictures and Some Info

What a fun filled week we had! Please enjoy all of the pictures!

This week, I will start out with a substitute in my room, while I pull kiddos out in the hall for the TPRI test (Texas Public Reading Inventory). It is a test we do 3 times per year. I have to test them individually, so it does take some time. I should be done by Monday afternoon or Tuesday morning. I hope you all have a FANTASTIC week!

The kiddos LOVED our new I Love You Ritual this week! It was called Row, Row. The I love you rituals we do each more are a great way for the students to connect, engage and unite with friends before starting our day!

The kiddos have worked so hard learning how to rotate to centers each day. We are still practicing, but they are getting better each time!

We read the book Have You Filled a Bucket Today? The kiddos loved learning that everyone in the world carries around an invisible bucket. When people are kind and loving, their buckets get filled up. When people are mean and ugly, your bucket starts to empty. The kiddos have worked very hard to be bucket fillers instead of bucket dippers! I am so blessed to have such sweet, little learners in my class!

More Center Practice

Morning Message

We have been practicing different ways to say the alphabet letters and their sounds. A few way include: saying the letters/sounds in order, skipping letters and saying the letters/sounds, Saying just the sound, or saying just the letters and a word that starts with that letter.

One of our experiments we did this week, was cutting an apple into slices and placing it in different jars. The jars included: lemon juice, air, water, baking soda, and milk. We learned that the apple slice in the lemon juice stayed fresh, while the others withered and got very YUCKY!

This sweet girl lost another tooth!

More centers

This was a fun, new math game I taught them this week. The kiddos rolled out my huge number line and placed dominoes on the correct number.

Apples on Top Game

We keep track of how high we can count. When someone counts higher than the last time they counted, we move their picture on the counting progress wall!

We had an apple tasting and voted which color of apple was our favorite!

On Friday, we made real applesauce in the crockpot! We charted the ingredients and the steps to make it! You guys should try it at home.
Step 1: wash the apples
Step 2: Peel the apples and cut into slices
Step 3: Place them into the crockpot
Step 4: Add 1/2 cup of water and 1/2 cup of sugar
Step 5: Put cinnamon on top (to your liking. We put a BUNCH) haha
Step 6: Place the lid on and turn crockpot on high.
Step 7: Cook all day stirring occasionally
Step 8: Enjoy!

Our last experiment of the week was Do You Think an Apple Will Sink or Float in water? We made predictions and then tested it out to see. We found out that ALL apples, no matter the color, float!

Lesson Plans September 9th-13th

Here is an overview of what we are learning this week:

Morning Activities:

-Environmental Print Book

-Journals: I see the _________. (incorporate picture)

-Emergent Reader: I See (circle sight words I and see)

-Journals: I like _______. (use environmental print cut outs)

-Make sight words using play dough. (I, can, am, like, see, me)

-Signing in to practice name writing and penmanship

I Love You Ritual of the Week:

Row, Row

Reviewing Routines:

-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:

  1. Eye Contact
  2. Raise your hand and stay calm
  3. Wait until the teacher says your name
  4. 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

(we started making our commitments this week)

New Sight Words:

see, me

Sight Word Songs: The Word on the Bus and There is a sight word we just learned (tune: BINGO)

Sight Word Chant: Hickety Pickety

Shared Reading:

Playing Basketball

Bouncing Balls

Literacy Stations (Centers):

*Use center folders to and rotate to centers slowly. Begin working in literacy stations and taking home book bags. (See Literacy Stations blog post for more details of what we do at each station)

Interactive Read Alouds:

B is for Bulldozer (rhyming practice)

On Market Street

Have You Filled a Bucket Today? (review)

A My Name is Alice

Essential Question: Why do you need letters?

Phonics Skills:

-Hearing Rhymes

-Hearing More Rhymes

-Making Letters

-Alphabet Linking Chart: Ways to say letters using the chart

-Sorting Rr and Bb and discussing how they are different.

Reading:

Read I See 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)

Interactive Writing:

-I am ______. (finish)

-Environmental Print Writing using pictures (Continue)

-I see _______.

-Apple Writing

-Discuss capitalization at the beginning of a sentence and punctuation at the end.

-Place stickers under each word for help when reading.

Writing Anchors:

-What Gets a Capital Letter?

Self Regulation Lesson:

Review Feeling Buddies:

-Song Buddy Time

-show Angry and Scared Buddy

discuss times we have felt angry or scared

discuss facial expression (angry/scared)

-Song Look at My Face

-Song Bye Bye Buddies

Extension: draw a time when you felt angryy or scared

Math:

Number Talks:

Show students a number and ask: “What do you see? How do you see it?”

-Review Ten Frames and Rekenreks

-Practice subitizing using dice and ten frames

-rekenreks: What do you see? How do you see it?

-dot cards: What do you see? How do you see it?

*Review hand signals and number talk vocabulary posters

-Counting Songs: Subitize Super Fast Ten, Counting down from 20, Counting to 100 Rap

-Number of the Day (different ways to make numbers: numeral, objects, ten frame, tally marks, number path, domino, dice, fingers, etc…)

-Anchor: Counting Strategies

-Game: Hidden Numbers

-Activity: Start the Counting Jar

-Game: Apple Roll and Record

-Game: Apple Race with Numbers

-Number Sense Memory

-Journals: Begin Math Journal Problems

Number Corner:

-Calendar

-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

Penmanship:

-Practice upper and lowercase Tt and Dd

-Practice writing ABCs and Numbers 1-4

Writing:

-Simple Sentences in Writing Journals

-Apple Senses Chart

-Apple Tasting and voting on favorite apple

-Apple Facts

-How to Make Applesauce (write together)

Social Studies:

-Make a Feelings Face Plate and write a sentence to go with: I am _________.

-Label parts of an apple (stem, flesh, seeds, leaf, skin)

-Do Apples Sink or Float?

-Apple Jars Experiment using: air, milk, vinegar, baking soda and lemon juice

(observe apple slices in each jar throughout the week and journal)

Fun Friday:

-Make Applesauce!!!!!!!!!!!

I hope you all have an AWESOME week!

September 3rd-6th

Hey Everyone! We are having a great week here in the Kinderpillar Room! Here is what we are doing/learning this week:

Morning Activities:

-Name Building

-Our Alphabet Poster

-Name Posters

-Dabbing Capital/Lowercase Bb

-Journals: I like _______. sentences (incorporating picture)

-Signing in to practice name writing and penmanship

I Love You Ritual of the Week:

Georgie, Porgie

Reviewing Routines:

-3 ways to sit on the carpet (criss-cross, mermaid, or mountain)

-Taking attendance by counting around the circle

-Getting the teacher’s attention 4 steps:

  1. Eye Contact
  2. Raise your hand and stay calm
  3. Wait until the teacher says your name
  4. 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

-Bathroom procedures

-Daily Procedures (lining up, hallway, cafeteria, playground, etc..)

New Sight Words:

am, like

Sight Word Songs: The Word on the Bus and There is a sight word we just learned (tune: BINGO)

Sight Word Chant: Hickety Pickety

Shared Reading:

Spots

Stripes

Literacy Stations (Centers):

Introduce:

-Art Center

-Science/Sensory Center

-Poetry Center

-Technology Center

Friday: Review how to rotate to centers

Interactive Read Alouds:

Alphabet Under Construction

ABC I Like Me!

Essential Question: Why do you need letters?

Reading:

Read We Like School sight word reader

-students will get their own copy to highlight sight words and to add to their book boxes

Interactive Writing:

-I Like…..

-I am ______.

-Environmental Print Writing using pictures

-Discuss capitalization at the beginning of a sentence and punctuation at the end.

-Place stickers under each word for help when reading.

Self Regulation Lesson:

Review Feeling Buddies:

-Song Buddy Time

-show Happy and Sad Buddy

discuss times we have felt happy or sad

discuss facial expression (happy/sad)

-Song Look at My Face

-Song Bye Bye Buddies

Extension: draw a time when you felt happy or sad

Math:

Number Talks:

Show students a number and ask: “What do you see? How do you see it?”

-Review Ten Frames and Rekenreks

-Practice subitizing using dice and ten frames

-rekenreks: What do you see? How do you see it?

-dot cards: What do you see? How do you see it?

*Review hand signals and number talk vocabulary posters

-Counting Songs: Subitize Super Fast Ten, Counting down from 20, Counting to 100 Rap

-Number of the Day (different ways to make numbers: numeral, objects, ten frame, tally marks, number path, domino, dice, fingers, etc…)

-Activity: Read Ten Apples Up on Top -roll dice, put that many apples on top of their head

-Ten Apples Up On Top Game

-Activity: Read The Shape of Things -Create a picture using shapes

(may have to carry into next week.)

-Mimio: Sorting Shapes

Number Corner:

-Calendar

-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

Penmanship:

-Practice upper and lowercase Aa and Cc

-Practice writing ABCs and Numbers 1-4

Writing:

-Practice writing beginning sentences such as: I like _______. (use environmental print brought in)

Social Studies:

-Make a Feelings Face Plate and write a sentence to go with: I am _________.

-At School-discuss things we do and like at school and write about it.

Fun Friday:

-Sidewalk Chalk!

I hope you all have a geat rest of the week!

Pictures

I hope you all enjoyed the nice, long weekend! I relaxed, spent time with family and went to a few birthday parties!

Enjoy the pictures from this last week in the Kinderpillar Room!

The book we were reading matched her cute shirt, so we had to snap a picture!

We worked on the sight words I and can this past week.

Math Fun!

Our Class Name Graph

Writing a sentence using I can…

Locating the word can in our story using wikki stix.

We read Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? in Listening Center this week. The kiddos held up the color of each animal as we read.

We read the book, Ten Black Dots. It showed examples of what could be made using black dots. Afterwards, we each rolled our HUGE class die to see how many black dots we could use to create our picture!

Play Doh word making

Our sweet birthday boy turned 5!

One of our student’s dad’s is a police officer. He came to read to the kindergarten classes and talk about his job. The kids LOVED it!

For Fun Friday, we used shaving cream to write words on our tables!

Our first kiddo got to take home the class mascot this weekend! We can’t wait to hear and read about their adventures. 🙂

A Sneak Peek Into Our Week

Welcome to a new week in kindergarten! Here is a little sneak peek at what we will be learning this week:

Morning Activities:

-Sort letters in my name/not in my name

-Chicka Chicka Boom Boom Name Tree Book

-Dabbing Capital/Lowercase Aa

-Journals: I can _______. sentences (incorporating picture)

-Signing in to practice name writing and penmanship

I Love You Ritual of the Week:

Peter, Peter (Last week, we learned Twinkle, Twinkle, so ask your kiddo to teach you) It is a great connection activity between the students each morning

Reviewing Routines:

-3 ways to sit on the carpet (criss-cross, mermaid, or mountain)

-Taking attendance by counting around the circle

-Getting the teacher’s attention 4 steps:

  1. Eye Contact
  2. Raise your hand and stay calm
  3. Wait until the teacher says your name
  4. 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

-Bathroom procedures

-Daily Procedures (lining up, hallway, cafeteria, playground, etc..)

New Sight Words:

I, Can

Sight Word Song: The Word on the Bus

Sight Word Chant: Hickety Pickety

Shared Reading:

Hearts

Stars

Literacy Stations (Centers):

Introduce:

-Writing Center

-Pocket Chart Center

-ABC/Word Work Center

-Library/Listening Center

Friday: Review first 4 centers and practice

Interactive Read Alouds:

Look Out Kindergarten, Here I Come!

Miss Bindergarten Gets Ready for Kindergarten

I Love You All Day Long

Essential Question: What makes a classroom community comfortable for everyone?

Reading:

Read I Can Move sight word reader

-students will get their own copy to highlight sight words and to add to their book boxes

Interactive Writing:

-I can ______. adding picture. Do a few sentences each day. Discuss capitalization at the beginning of a sentence and punctuation at the end.

-Place stickers under each word for help when reading.

Self Regulation Lesson:

Introduce Feeling Buddies:

-Song Buddy Time

-show Happy and Sad Buddy

discuss times we have felt happy or sad

discuss facial expression (happy/sad)

-Song Look at My Face

-Song Bye Bye Buddies

Extension: draw a time when you felt happy or sad

Math:

-Counting Songs: Subitize Super Fast Ten, Counting to 20, Counting to 100

-Review Number Talks and Hand Signals for them

Show students a number and ask: “What do you see? How do you see it?”

-Review Ten Frames and Rekenreks

-Practice subitizing using dice and ten frames

-Number of the Day (different ways to make numbers: numeral, objects, ten frame, tally marks, number path, domino, dice, fingers, etc…)

-Activity: Our Class Name Graph

-Activity: How We Get Home Graph

-Activity: Read Ten Black Dots Then use dots to make a creation

-Create numbers in different ways

Number Corner:

-Calendar

-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

Penmanship:

-Practice upper and lowercase Aa

-Practice writing ABCs

Writing:

-Practice writing beginning sentences such as: I can ______. or I can go to ______.

Social Studies:

-What is a school family?

-Share family pictures for lockers

Fun Friday:

-Shaving Cream on tables

-Spell sight words using fingers in shaving cream

I hope you all have a WONDERFUL week!

More Learning Fun!

We have been learning so much and having a lot of fun at the same time!

Sorting names according to first letter

The kiddos have been working hard signing in to class every morning.

The kiddos loved getting to share their about me bags and I enjoyed getting to know more about them!

We read Five Green and Speckled Frogs. The kiddos each held up a frog and jumped away when we had to subtract one. It was a fun time.

We practicing identifying all of our shapes and then decided to go on a shape hunt. I hid several shapes around the room while the kiddos covered their eyes. Then, they got to use some magnifying glasses to go search for them. Afterwards, they sorted the shapes.

A grasshopper landed on his leg at recess and EVERYONE thought it was pretty cool!

We read a book called Scream for Ice Cream. We got to vote on how we like our ice cream (in a cone, bowl, on a stick, in a sundae etc…) and made a graph.

Outside fun!

Learning how to rainbow write

We read Five Little Monkeys Jumping on the Bed and acted out the scenarios with some stuffed animal monkeys. We love making stories come to life!

For Fun Friday, we made slime and the kiddos had a BLAST!!! I did too!

What a Great Start!

We are off to a GREAT start in the Kinderpillar Room! We have been learning lots of new things. One important thing we have been discussing is that my job, as the teacher, is to keep them safe. The kiddos’ job is to help me keep the classroom safe. We have discussed ways of helping me do that and they are doing a FANTASTIC job! Please enjoy the pictures!

Dance Fun!

We learned about what we do and don’t do in the bathroom. We sang a song, read a book about it, and made a chart!

They ROCKED the first day of school! They even made hats!

Alphabet Matching

Good Choices/Bad Choices School Activity

Math Time

Practicing walking like CHAMPS!

We read the book, First Day Jitters and talked about all of our feelings on the first day of school. Then, we had some jitter juice to make our jitters fly right out of our tummy!

Our fun name game!

We read Gingerbread Man Loose in the School. Afterwards, we found a clue that a gingerbread man had actually been in our class! He left clues all around the school. Some of the different places we visited while searching for the gingerbread man included the cafeteria, playground, music, technology, nurses office and the main office. The kids had so much fun. In the end, the gingerbread man led us right back to where we started, but had left us a delicious gingerbread man treat!

Have a great weekend!!!