November 12-16

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Posted by bradleys | Posted in Uncategorized | Posted on November 11, 2018

November 12-16

We are sure enjoying the disquised turkeys being sent in! Our class has enjoyed sharing and looking at them each day. Some designs we have seen so far are: Harry Potter, Ariel, Popcorn, and a Christmas Tree! Thank you for working on this project as a family. This has been so fun for our students. Please continue to send in your disguised turkey’s this week as you get them completed.

November 5-9

This week we will be learning:

  • I Love You Ritual song: Jack Be Noodle
  • Penmanship: Letters: continue Yy, Ee, Ff, review letters and numbers
  • Sight Words: do, get
  • Reading: Ten Thankful Turkey’s ,Thanksgiving for Emily Ann,  Pete The Cat Thanksgiving, Turkey Trouble
    • Brainpop jr. Character and Setting
    • Make a Beginning, Middle, End Foldable
    • Group work, illustrate characters, setting, problem, and solution.
    • Find sight words, letters, words, & sentences
    • Graphic organizer with sequencing
    • erase a rhyme
    • Focus on sight words (I, can, the, on, am, like, see, me, we, go, at, little, in, is, my, put, you, look, do, get)
  • Poems:
    • I’m a Little Turkey
    • Go Get Some

Math:

  • number talks – Show 3 dot cards with 5 (in different ways) on them. Discuss how many are on each card. Have them justify their thinking. “How do you know they all have 5 when they look so different?”
  • Number Line Game: Partners each create their number line. They take turns removing a card while their partners eyes are closed. The partner has to figure out which number is missing.
  • Game:: Teach Roll and Build
  • Math Inventory Bags Investigations:
  • Create 2D and 3D shapes using toothpicks and marshmallows
  • Gobble, Gobble, Roll, Add, andCover
  • Turkey Feather Count (with pipe cleaners and beads)
  • Problem Solving – There were 5 turkeys. 2 turkeys ran away. How many turkeys are left?

 

Writing

  • Turkey Story: Model-  Parts of book, create your own book 
  • Students will work with a partner to create a book, review parts of a story
  • journals – use sight words (color words and other sight words I, see, we, go, on, the, go, am, like, can, me, at, little, in, is, my, put, look, you, do, get)
  • writing about personal experiences (focus on starting sentences with a capital letter, spacing between words, punctuation), reference our heart maps to get ideas of what to write about
  • continue adding to our personal word wall in our writing folders and Use sentence frames to help us write\
  • Finish Thanksgiving Paper Bag Book using our class thankful brainstorming chart
  • lesson on writing words (say it slow, listen for sounds, write sounds you hear)
  • Thankful Sentences writing
  • Social Studies/Science:
    • sharing family pictures and pages from our mascot and birthday journals
    • Why do leaves change colors?
    • Holiday Celebrations – Thanksgiving (brainpop jr.)
    • Fun Friday – Blessing Mix and Friendship Bracelet
    • The Night Before Thanksgiving book
    • Feeling Buddies: utilize partner chart we created last week for I Love You Rituals, continue learning the five-step self regulation process

We tried the walking spiders experiment but unfortunately it was too windy outside. We will try again on a day with less wind.

ten frame addition

finding our rhyming partner

building sight words

sorting letters b and d

It is so exciting when the tooth fairy visits!! We love hearing about each tooth fairy visit!

We enjoyed singing our I Love You Ritual with Mrs. Busha’s class this week.

Thanksgiving Fun – supplies needed

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Posted by bradleys | Posted in Uncategorized | Posted on November 8, 2018

Thanksgiving Fun

Next week we will be making friendship bracelets using different colored beads and 3D shapes using toothpicks and marshmallows. Please sign up below if you are able to donate any of the supplies. We sure appreciate your help!!

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/60B0445A8AC29A6FE3-thanksgiving

 

November 5-9

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Posted by bradleys | Posted in Uncategorized | Posted on November 5, 2018

Thank you all for attending our students led conferences this week! Each child loved showing their parents their work and progress they have made! I am so proud of them!! I hope you enjoy the “disguise a turkey” family project. Please send your disguised turkey in as soon as you can so that we can enjoy them before the Thanksgiving break.

November 5-9

This week we will be learning:

  • I Love You Ritual song: Wonderful Woman
  • Penmanship: Letters Yy, Ee, Ff
  • Sight Words: look, you
  • Reading: There was an Old Lady who swallowed a Pie, Pete The Cat Thanksgiving, Turkey Trouble
    • Discuss main character, setting, and order of events.
    • Find sight words, letters, words, & sentences
    • Graphic organizer with sequencing
    • Turkey erase a rhyme
    • Focus on sight words (I, can, the, on, am, like, see, me, we, go, at, little, in, is, my, put, you, look)
  • Poems:
    • You Need

       

    • Glad I’m Not a Turkey
  • Math:
    • number talks – Dot Cards, also use 2 rekenreks. Figure out the total on each. Then, the total all together. What do you see? How do you see it?
    • Grab and Count 2 Handfuls of objects
    • Number Line Game: Partners each create their number line. They take turns removing a card while their partners eyes are closed. The partner has to figure out which number is missing.
    • problem solving – which 3D shapes roll, stack, or slide?
    • Turkey Feather Count (with pipe cleaners and beads)
    • Problem Solving – There were 5 turkeys. 2 turkeys ran away. How many turkeys are left?
    • Have students create their own dot cards on notecards. Allow them to figure out how many and show it/share. 
    • Activity: Create Ten Craft: Use dice to come up with the some of ten
  • Writing
    • journals – use sight words (color words and other sight words I, see, we, go, on, the, go, am, like, can, me, at, little, in, is, my, put, look, you)
    • writing about personal experiences (focus on starting sentences with a capital letter, spacing between words, punctuation), reference our heart maps to get ideas of what to write about
    • continue adding to our personal word wall in our writing folders and Use sentence frames to help us write\
    • Review labeling anchor chart, draw a big turkey on chart paper and label it, use sentence stems to write a sentence about your turkey.
    • Thanksgiving Paper Bag Book using our class thankful brainstorming chart
    • lesson on writing words (say it slow, listen for sounds, write sounds you hear)
  • Social Studies/Science:
    • sharing family pictures and pages from our mascot and birthday journals
    • Why are Pumpkins Orange
    • Drawing and Labeling a turkey
    • Holiday Celebrations – Thanksgiving (brainpop jr.)
    • Fun Friday – Finish Walking Spiders!
    • Feeling Buddies: Keeping Our Feeling Buddies Safe – to recognize feeling faces, name the feeling and learn self-regulatory self-talk

Pictures

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Posted by bradleys | Posted in Uncategorized | Posted on November 5, 2018

Cuteness overload! We sure had a fun Halloween week!!!

Scholastic Book Order Due

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Posted by bradleys | Posted in Uncategorized | Posted on November 2, 2018

Scholastic book orders are due. I will put submit our class order tomorrow to give everyone an extra day.

If you would like to place an order online just click the link below (our class code is RGQPG)

https://orders.scholastic.com/RGQPG

These books are only $1 this month:

 

Pictures

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Posted by bradleys | Posted in Uncategorized | Posted on October 29, 2018

We had such a fun time building our 3D Spooky House and completing our pumpkin investigation last week! Please enjoy the pictures below:

October 28-November 2

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Posted by bradleys | Posted in Uncategorized | Posted on October 28, 2018

**Reminders**

  • Kindergarten parent conferences are on Monday, October 29th!

Parents will enter through the lower car drop off/pick up entrance for parent conference.

  • Wednesday, October 31st is Halloween. This is not a party day, but students may dress as their favorite book character. This is also an early release day at 11:30.

    We are planning lots of fun activities for this upcoming week. Tuesday the kindergarten teachers will do a read a round/activity rotation so the kiddos can have some FUN! We will do a fun experiment where we make a jack-o-lantern throwup.

  • Friday, November 2nd = NO PEP RALLY

  • November 15th: Fall Picture Retakes

  • November 19th-23rd: Thanksgiving Holidays!

With our busy schedule, your child may have to pick a book on their level on some days themselves. Thank you for understanding and making this upcoming week memorable for your child.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

One Week Left – Limeades for Learning

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Posted by bradleys | Posted in Uncategorized | Posted on October 23, 2018

I am so excited to share the great news that our class project, Wiggle and Wobble in Kindergarten, was funded today. Our wiggle cushions and wobble stools will be sent to our classroom soon! Thank you so much for your help in meeting this project goal, we had 2400 votes!!

There is still one week left in the Limeades for Learning Sonic campaign. I was able to get another project approved through Sonic so that we can enter our remaining stickers and votes into that project in hopes that we get the new project funded as well!

 Continue sending in Sonic Limeades for Learning stickers and voting everyday for our new project:

Math, Science, Literacy and Sensory Play in Kindergarten

These materials will provide hands-on learning in math, science, and literacy while meeting my students sensory needs. Our class loves learning about 2D and 3D shapes. The shape books (The Greedy Triangle, The Perfect Square, and Shapes, Shapes, Shapes), the 3d Geometric shape blocks, and the Tumble Trax Magnetic Marble set will provide them engaging materials to further their understanding of shapes and how they work in the world around us. The math games will provide further exploration of the math concepts we cover in kindergarten. The large beanbag chair and Tactile Alphabet Sandpaper Letters will help meet the sensory needs of my students. The fine motor kit will allow my students to build their fine motor muscles while exploring in our sensory and science center.

We are needing close to 3000 votes for this project to get funded! Please go by sonic if you can and ask them for any extra stickers or rolls of stickers they may have. I appreciate your help and am excited for the new materials for our class!!

October 22-26

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Posted by bradleys | Posted in Uncategorized | Posted on October 22, 2018

October 22-26

Tomorrow kicks off our Red Ribbon Week festivities! Here is the daily schedule for the week.

Monday: Wear Red.
Support the Red Ribbon Awareness campaign.

Tuesday: Wear your favorite team jersey or t-shirt.
“Team up against drugs!”

Wednesday: Wear dress-code appropriate pajamas. 
“Stay healthy, and have sweet dreams!”

Thursday: Wear crazy socks.
“Healthy habits help you stand out!”

Friday: Wear Roughneck spirit colors.
“Roughnecks stand strong against drugs!”

**Reminders**

  • Continue sending in Sonic Limeades for Learning stickers and voting everyday for our project. This is the last week to vote and send in stickers.
  • Send in one mini pumpkin for your child to use for our pumpkin investigation science lessons this week.
  • I will send a reminder note home for the Student Led conferences on October 29th with your time on it this week.
  • Students can dress up on Halloween day as their favorite book character.  Remember this is a half day for students.

This week we will be learning:

  • I Love You Ritual song: Here’s The Bunny
  • Penmanship: Review letters we have learned so far, review numbers 1-10
  • Sight Words: is, my, put, continue learning all color words
  • Reading: Spookly the Square Pumpkin, The Little Old Lady Who Wasn’t Afraid of Anything
    • describe characters in story and discuss reasons for their actions
    • Discuss what Spookly did to help others. Students will draw a picture of something they have done to help others.
    • retelling the story, sequencing and story elements
    • rhyming picture match
    • erase a rhyme
    • focus on sight words (I, can, the, on, am, like, see, me, we, go, at, little, in, is, my, put), capital letters, punctuation
    • discuss the topic and details of nonfiction book
    • discuss connections readers have to books, students will tell about their personal connections with our book this week
    • make your own Spookly!
  • Poems:
    • Little Bluebird
    • 5 Little Pumpkins
  • Math:
    • number talks – Pips on a Dice
    • Discuss different ways of counting
    • problem solving – which 3D shapes roll, stack, or slide?
    • sort 2D/3D shapes by attributes, graph 3D shapes, begin creating 3D shape Halloween House
    • continue Measurement (measurement cards using objects to measure
    • lesson on ways to make 5 using ten frames.  
    • Introduce New Game: race to twenty, review one more, one less
    • Pumpkin Emotion Graph
    • Graph – Are you Afraid of spiders?  Yes/No, recreate graph using objects
    • Counting Jar (counting items in a jar in 2 different ways and then creating that quantity using other items)
    • lesson on finding numbers throughout our world
    • math rotation:
      • math by myself – Pumpkin Seeds Counting Story, QR code math write the room,
      • math with a partner – 2D/3D Shape Sorting, problem solving in journal
      • math in writing- finish How Many Apples Tall are You? measure and then draw in journal
      • math in technology – shape and number osmo and math mimio, number sense games
      • Meet with Teacher – Dice to Ten Frame Bump game
  • Writing
    • Continue – Why do writers write? Make a chart discuss and list different reasons for writers to write
    • Use heart maps and journal covers to draw and write about something you love and know about.
    • Continue – Halloween Story: Discuss adding detail to our pictures. Draw a picture of halloween costume, write about where you will go on Halloween and write about what you will do. Discuss what makes a 3 Star Picture
    • journals – use sight words (color words and other sight words I, see, we, go, on, the, go, am, like, can, me, at, little, in, is, my, put)
    • writing about personal experiences (focus on starting sentences with a capital letter, spacing between words, punctuation), reference our heart maps to get ideas of what to write about
    • continue adding to our personal word wall in our writing folders
    • Use sentence frames to help us write
    • Boo! Writing
    • My Fun Day Writing
    • lesson on writing words (say it slow, listen for sounds, write sounds you hear)
  • Social Studies/Science:
    • sharing family pictures and pages from our mascot and birthday journals
    • Bat Facts
    • Drawing and Labeling a bat
    • KWL Bats
    • parts of a pumpkin
    • 5 Senses Pumpkin
    • Pumpkin Investigation using the mini pumpkins from each student
    • Fun Friday – Walking Spiders!
    • Feeling Buddies: I Can Calm Myself class book

October 15-19

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Posted by bradleys | Posted in Uncategorized | Posted on October 13, 2018

October 15-19

I hope everyone has had a good weekend! I am looking forward to a fun week next week as we begin learning about bats!

*Reminders*

  • Please view our Kindergarten Parent Orientation Slideshow posted on my blog
  • Please make sure you have signed up for a Parent Conference time. Please click on this link to sign up: Mrs. Bradley’s Student Led Parent Conferences Sign Up 
  • No School for Students October 19th (this is a teacher workday)
  • Send in 3D shapes if you haven’t already, our class loves presenting and sorting these shapes, it is such a fund way to learn our 3D shape names!
  • Watch D.O.G.S. kick-ff pizza party at the school cafeteria, Monday, October 15th 6:30-7:30
  • Continue sending in Sonic Limeades for Learning stickers and voting everyday for our project

This week we will be learning:

  • I Love You Ritual song: Mary Had A Little Lamb
  • Letters: Dd, Vv, Pp
  • Sight Words:, continue learning all words and sight words: little, in
  • Reading: There Was An Old Lady Who Swallowed a Bat, Bats, Yuck Soup, Little Red Hen
    • describe characters in story and discuss reasons for their actions
    • sequencing
    • rhyming picture match
    • erase a rhyme
    • focus on sight words (I, can, the, on, am, like, see, me, we, go, at, little, in), capital letters, punctuation
    • discuss the topic and details of nonfiction book
  • Poems:
    • Rainbow Hair (focus on color words)
    • Colors (focus on color words)
    • Mary Had A Little Lamb
  • Math:
    • number talks using ten frames, rekenreks, and dot cards
    • number of the day and discuss counting strategies
    • problem solving – which 3D shapes roll, stack, or slide?
    • sort 2D/3D shapes by attributes, graph 3D shapes, begin creating 3D shape Halloween House
    • continue Measurement (measurement cards using objects to measure)
    • Introduce New Game: Match numerals on cup to dots on gameboard
    • What does not belong? (shape attributes)
    • Counting Jar (counting items in a jar in 2 different ways and then creating that quantity using other items)
    • Match Dominoes to Correct Numbers
    • math rotation:
      • math by myself – QR code math write the room, In the Bag (pick bag, count objects inside, record amount)
      • math with a partner – 2D/3D Shape Sorting
      • math in writing- finish How Many Apples Tall are You? measure and then draw in journal, number map of #6
      • math in technology – shape and number osmo and math mimio, number sense games
      • Meet with Teacher – Dice to Ten Frame Bump game
  • Writing
    • Why do writers write? Make a chart discuss and list different reasons for writers to write
    • Use heart maps and journal covers to draw and write about something you love and know about.
    • Halloween Story: Discuss adding detail to our pictures. Draw a picture of halloween costume, write about where you will go on Halloween and write about what you will do. Discuss what makes a 3 Star Picture
    • journals – use sight words (color words and other sight words I, see, we, go, on, the, go, am, like, can, me, at, little, in)
    • writing about personal experiences (focus on starting sentences with a capital letter, spacing between words, punctuation), reference our heart maps to get ideas of what to write about
    • make our personal word wall in our writing folders
    • Use sentence frames to help us write
    • Halloween sticker stories
    • letters/numbers sort
  • Social Studies/Science:
    • sharing family pictures and pages from our mascot and birthday journals
    • Bat Facts
    • Drawing and Labeling a bat
    • KWL Bats
    • parts of a pumpkin
    • Fun Friday – free centers and 3D shape graphing
    • Feeling Buddies: Lesson on breathing strategies to help us calm – pretzel

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