What We Are Learning the Week of November 27-December 1

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Posted by bradleys | Posted in Uncategorized | Posted on November 28, 2017

I hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving break! I enjoyed spending time with family and friends. It is hard to believe that we are already on week 14 at school! It sure was nice to see everyone back at school yesterday. We had a great day! Our class really enjoyed making a graph of favorite Christmas songs. Rudolph the Red Nose Reindeer took the lead!

Weekly Plans and Activities

Morning Activities and Journal Writing (practice using sight words: he, she)

  • M –draw and write about your Christmas Wish list
  • T – Sight Word Book: Ready for Christmas?
  • W – Write sentences using “he” and “she”.  (He) is a firefighter. Draw pictures to show occupations.
  • Th –Write sentence using “and” and two foods that you like: Ex: I like strawberries and pizza.
  • F –  free writing or finish up a writing you have started that is in your writing folder, add Christmas/Winter word bank to writing resource folder

Morning Message:

  • M- Discuss Christmas Tree Graph Results/Read it Right Practice
  • T –Difference between b, p, & q
  • W – what numbers are missing/Deleting Final Phonemes Practice
  • Th –CVC Word Scramble
  • F –Rhyme Away! #3– students listen to story and erase rhymes

Writing

  • Continue working on creating a book about a topic you are interested in with a partner
  • Interactive Writing: How to Decorate a Christmas Tree/My Five Senses at Christmas
  • How to Write a Letter
  • Write santa letters with the teacher in small group
  • December Words and Inspiration Pages free writing

Reading:

  • Book –Too Much Stuff, Pete the Cat Groovy Buttons, Pete the Cat Saves Christmas, The Gingerbread Man, The Gingerbread Man
  • Poems – 5 Little Gingerbread Men (focus on sight words and color words)
  • Focus –Inferencing, Retelling
  • Questions –Inferencing/When You Retell…
  • Phonics Lessons  and Activities- deleting final phonemes, beginning sounds, rhyming words, CVC word boxes, sight word chants

Math: (Comparing sets of objects up to 20 using comparative language)

  • M-F –  Number Talks: (Number Strings and Dot Cards) Christmas Subtilizing, Problem Solving with the Gingerbread Problem
  • M – Favorite Christmas Song graph, Christmas Tree Graph, discuss observations and how to read results, Christmas tree number mix up (arrange numerals 11-20 in the correct order),
  • T – Discussion on Comparing Sets of Numbers, Counting Backward using number strip, Christmas Spin and Graph
  • W – Making teen numbers using magnetic numbers, Adding w/cotton marshmallows
  • Th –Review Ways I Can Do Math chart, Problem Solving – Ornament Problem, Four In A Row – Students work with a partner, taking turns turning over 5 frame cards. Each student says how many more dots are needed to make 5 and covers that number on the playing board. The first player to get 4 in a row, wins!
  • F – Count Around the Room, Counting with Christmas Trees and Poof Balls, Comparing using sentence strip and card game

Science/Social Studies:

  • M – Library
  • T – needs/wants activity, Mystery Doug
  • W – candy cane science experiment
  • T -matter (creating snowman ornament from glue)
  • F – Make Gingerbread Play-Doh!!!

I will be sending home a Christmas Scholastic Boor order flyer and information about our upcoming Christmas party this week. I hope everyone has a great week!!

What We Are Learning the Week of November 13-17

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Posted by bradleys | Posted in Uncategorized | Posted on November 14, 2017

Weekly Plans and Activities

Morning Activities and Journal Writing (practice using sight words: and, for)

  • M –Read book, Thanksgiving Dinner, color sight word “for”, color pictures in book
  • T – Write sentence using “for” This ____ is for you. Glue picture in blank (flower, balloon, cake, present)
  • W –free writing or finish up a writing you have started that is in your writing folder
  • Th –Write sentence using “and” and two foods that you like: Ex: I like strawberries and pizza.
  • F – Sight Word Bingo

Morning Message:

  • M- word family “it”, what sight words are missing?
  • T – fix the sentences (capitalization, spaces, punctuation)
  • W – what numbers are missing
  • Th – stretch and write words, make a sentence
  • F – Rhyme Away #2– students listen to story and erase rhymes

Interactive Writing:

  • Model Making a Book with Class – Turkey Story, discuss parts of book, make cover, come up with title, make title page.
  • Questions – “What’s the first thing that happened?” “Next, what happened?”What is the problem?  Finally, what happened?  (Solve the problem.)

     

  • Draw a picture and write sentences.
  • I Am Thankful writing

Writing

  • Create a book about a topic you are interested in with a partner
  • Finish Thankful Turkey paper bag book
  • Turkey in Disquise
  • November Words and Inspiration Pages free writing

Reading:

  • Book – Turkey Trouble, The Turkey Who Forgot How To Gobble, Happy Thanksgiving, Bisquit!
  • Poems – I’m A Little Turkey, Go Get Some, Turkey Turkey
  • Focus – discuss problem/solution in story, draw picture of problem in story, watch brainpopjr about Character and Setting, discuss beginning/middle/end of stories
  • Questions –identify the problem/solution, beginning, middle, end of stories.
  • Phonics Lessons  and Activities- beginning sounds, rhyming words, CVC word boxes, sight word chants

Math:

  • M – Subitizing with Dot Cards, Roll and Build using dice and snap cubes
  • T – Gobble, Gobble – Roll, Add, and Color the Number (using 2 dice)
  • W – Review Counting Strategies, Take Inventory (count) things in our classroom
  • Th –Four In A Row – Students work with a partner, taking turns turning over 5 frame cards. Each student says how many more dots are needed to make 5 and covers that number on the playing board. The first player to get 4 in a row, wins!
  • F – Thanksgiving Graph – what is your favorite food to eat at Thanksgiving?

Making Our Own Dot Cards for Subitizing

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Posted by bradleys | Posted in Uncategorized | Posted on November 14, 2017

Labeling and Writing About Ted Turkey

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Posted by bradleys | Posted in Uncategorized | Posted on November 14, 2017

Busy Bee Learning Centers

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Posted by bradleys | Posted in Uncategorized | Posted on November 14, 2017

What We Will Be Learning The Week of November 6-10

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Posted by bradleys | Posted in Uncategorized | Posted on November 6, 2017

Weekly Plans and Activities

Morning Activities and Journal Writing (practice using sight words: my, you, look

  • M – find the word, “do” and read the, “Your Garden” book
  • T – find the word, “get” and read the, “Get a Pet” book
  • W – sight word writing with playdough
  • Th –dry erase boards, writing numbers 1-20
  • F – Sight Word Bingo

Morning Message:

  • M- word family “og”, what sight words are missing?
  • T – fix the sentences (capitalization, spaces, punctuation)
  • W – what numbers are missing
  • Th – stretch and write words, make a sentence
  • F – Rhyme Away – students listen to story and erase rhymes

Interactive Writing:

  • I Am Thankful For … writing
  • Thankful Turkey paper bag book
  • Turkey in Disquise
  • Labeling a Turkey, Writing a Sentence
  • November Words and Inspiration Pages free writing

Reading:

  • Book – There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Pie
  • Poems – I’m A Little Turkey, Go Get Some, Turkey Turkey
  • Focus – discuss main character, setting, order of events. find sight words, letters, words, and sentences. Sequencing,
  • Questions –identify the main character, setting, and details in their story. In writing we talk about WHO, WHAT, WHEN, & WHERE.?  We will also use these in our reading discussion. Sequencing
  • Phonics Lessons  and Activities- beginning sounds, syllables, CVC word boxes, sight word chants

Math:

  • M – Rekenrek and Number Sentences
  • T – Roll dice, find numeral, cover numeral
  • W – Math Talk, students will practice using language, “I noticed…, I agree because…, The drawing tells me…”
  • Th – Thanksgiving Problem Solving
  • F – Create Dot Cards

Science/Social Studies – Holiday Celebrations

Substitute on Monday and Tuesday, November 6-7

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Posted by bradleys | Posted in Uncategorized | Posted on November 6, 2017

Just wanted to let you know I will have a substitute on Monday and Tuesday, Novemberr 6-7. I will be attending a teacher training. My substitute will check planners/folders each day. I added new Thanksgiving activities to our centers and know that they will enjoy exploring and learning with those materials. I look forward to seeing everyone on Wednesday.

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