What We Will Be Learning the Week of April 16-20


Posted by bradleys | Posted in Uncategorized | Posted on April 16, 2018

What We Will Be Learning the Week of April 16-20

*Reminders and Important Information*

*April 24th Field Day 12:30-2:30 (remember to send money/form for sno cones)

*April 27th our class will join Mrs. Dyess’s 2nd grade class and perform a CHAMPS assembly over WISDOM! 

*All classes have been practicing extra hard for our upcoming Grandparent’s Day performance on May 4th. Please remember to send $10 for a shirt and addressed/stamped envelopes for the invitations.

*This weeks sight word review/spelling test will be for the words: my, no, not, of, on Bonus Words: some, so

Weekly Activities:

Morning Activities and Writing

  • M – continue working on writing about a special memory with our Grandparents
  • T – Crack the Code (shape and color words)
  • W – Student Reader – Earth Day
  • Th – Word Family Find It, Journal Writing (using words: is, it, like, little, me, she,and many)
  • F – Champs Assembly

Morning Message/Interactive Writing:

  • Graphing – How Do You Feel
  • Parts of a Graph
  • Color Poem – adding descriptive words
  • Phonics lessons: writing words with blends, solving the mystery sentence using beginning sounds


  • Punctuation Song Posters
  • Create Color Poems
  • Finish class book about our trip to the zoo!
  • Finish Acrostic Poetry
  • Continue Working on – Writing Beginning, Middle, End Stories (memory with Granparents)
  • Students will continue using their writing rubrics and we will review Punctuation and Writing Checklist

Reading (focus: the elements of a fairy tale, retelling fairy tales (This week we will continue our focus on Goldilocks and the Three Bears. Later in the week, we will move on to The Three Billy Goats Gruff)

  • Books –  Chrysanthemum, The Very Hungry Caterpillar, The Way I Feel
  • Finish making personal connections to The Three Bears
  • Retell stories using puppets and readers theatre
  • Question of The Day  (practice using the sight word yes/no)

Phonics Lessons  and Activities

  • Practice CVCE words with magnetic letters on the board
  • build CVCE words with students holding marker boards
  • Long i Mimeo

Poems: (focus: Rhyming Words, Capital Letters, Punctuation, Sight Words, Fluency (reading smoothly, not like a robot, and sounding like we talk), Matching Words, Word Chunks)

  • Earth Day
  • We Recycle

Math: (Identify U.S. Coins by name, including pennies, nickels, dimes, quarter; Collect, sort, and organize data into two or three categories, using data or information to create a graph, and reviewing measurement)

Number Talks:

  • Rekenreks: creating combinations of 16
  • Dot Cards (what do you see? How do you see it?)
  • Creating number sentences using a ladybug

Math Activities

  • Creating Graphs based on class surveys
  • Finish Graphing Hair Color/Observations
  • Finish Graphing – How Tall am I using yarn/picture
  • Finish Measuring Shoes using Square Tiles
  • Connect Four Addition

Math Centers

  • Goldilocks Roll and Record with Teen Numbers
  • Make Tally marks with pretzels
  • Graph Results of question of the day using snap cubes
  • Coin Poem, Coin Song https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pnXJGNo08v0, Coin Bingo
  • Subitizing Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CwUtg6O6H3k, use rekenrek to discuss different ways/combinations to show the number 12
  • QR Code Math Game
  • Flower Sums using dominos
  • Measuring Eggs Practice using unifix cubes
  • Roll and Cover, Roll 2 dice, cover sum on corresponding egg
  • Number Talk: PowerPoint: What Does Not Belong? (Students will share which item does not belong and justify why.)
  • Sorting Coins
  • Money Emergent Readers

Science/Social Studies

  • Grow a Bean In A Baggie, record observations
  • Recycling (discuss why it is important)
  • Observe caterpillars and record observations each day, release caterpillars this week

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