Reminders

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Posted by bradleys | Posted in Uncategorized | Posted on January 22, 2019

Scholastic Book Order Due Thursday, January 24th

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Posted by bradleys | Posted in Uncategorized | Posted on January 22, 2019

Scholastic Book Orders due on Thursday, January 24th. Our class code is RGQPG and you can order using the following link: https://orders.scholastic.com/RGQPG Every order helps earn free books and materials for our classroom.

Pictures from January 14-18

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Posted by bradleys | Posted in Uncategorized | Posted on January 22, 2019

Pictures from January 7-11

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Posted by bradleys | Posted in Uncategorized | Posted on January 12, 2019

January 14-18

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Posted by bradleys | Posted in Uncategorized | Posted on January 12, 2019

We had such a great week! Our class loved making our class snowman in interactive writing and writing sentences to add to it. We are making great strides in writing! We are all using so many sight words in our writing. We are also beginning to add more detail to our stories. I am so proud of all of my kinders!! They are also doing a great job using their math strategies to solve story problems. They are gaining such strong understanding of numbers when they can explain their thinking in math!

January 14-18

This week we will be learning:

  • I Love You Ritual song: Our S.T.A.R. helper will pick a previous favorite we have learned
  • Penmanship: review of Kk, Ll, Mm, Nn, 11-20
  • Sight Words: they, was

Morning Activities

  • Work on beginning, middle, and end writing from last week
  • Journal Writing using sight word “they”
  • Sight word (said) reader

  • “The Mitten” Sight Word Reader (was)

  • Sight Word Bingo
  • Word Family Houses
  • Digraph (sh, th, ch)

Reading:

  • books: The Snowy Day, Sneezy the Snowman, The Mitten
  • Fluency Find It Game – ending sounds, vowels
  • Complete Sneezy the Snowman choices/actions
  • Reading with Notes Anchor Chart – practice using post-its to think and record your thoughts as you read (Connections, Tricky Word, Lol, Favorite Part)
  • Retelling Headbands from the story, The Mitten – our class will retell the story while students act it out
  • Retell The Mitten by sequencing the characters:
  • Poems:

Snow, Snow Fly Away!

I’m a Little Snowman

    • Find sight words, letters, words, & sentences in poems, locate _ay/-ow, come up with other words that have -ay and -ow

Math:

  • solve word problems using objects and drawings to find sums up to 10 and modeling the action of joining to represent addition, explain the strategies used to solve problems involving adding within 10 using spoken words, concrete and pictorial models, and number sentences
  • Number Talk: Quick Images, I will flash this quick image for 5 seconds then students to build a copy of what they saw using inch grid paper and manipulative inch tiles
  • Students will use inch manipulative tiles to create their own quick images. Once, they have created them they will use inch construction paper squares to glue them onto the inch grid paper and add a number sentence.
  • Problem Solving – Read the book, If You Were a Plus Sign then model drawing a picture to tell a math story problem on chart paper. At the bottom of the paper write the addition number sentence. Students will then create their own picture story problem.

  • Number Talk: complete chart Ways to make 10 using red/yellow magnetic counters (have students use their own magnetic ten frames to come up with the addition problems)
  • Lesson: MIMIO: Comparing and Ordering Cards
  • Number Talk: Dot Cards, What do you see? How do you see it?
  • What Does Not Belong? PowerPoint – students will share what doesn’t belong in the picture and why?

Math Centers:

  • Count the Room
  • snowman number toss then build number on ten frame
  • Roll a die and make a web with that number. Use cheerios to compose different number sentences for that sum.
  • Math Activity: MIMIO: Comparing and Ordering Whole Numbers
  • I have, Who Has, Math Game
  • winter counting play-dough mats
  • gumball addition game

Writing

  • Interactive Writing: How To Build a Snowman
  • Winter Animal Writing
  • Review Writing Time Expectations
  • Continue writing stories with B/M/E
  • Review anchor charts – What do writer’s Do? and I can tell a story!
  • Continue setting and using writing goals
  • journals – use sight words, word family houses
  • 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
  • lesson on spaces writing words (say it slow, listen for sounds, write sounds you hear)
Social Studies/Science:
  • Mystery Doug video – why does it get cold in winter
  • Week 13 Social Studies magazine (Weather)
  • Animal Research-Continue how to research animals using Pebblego.com-Research and make a list: What animals hibernate in the winter?
  • Fun Friday – SnowPainting

Feeling Buddies:

  • Feeling Buddies Lesson 4.5 Flipping our Feelings: To understand we can manage and change our feelings by keeping them safe.

    Sing #10 Helping My Buddy

    Review Steps From Previous lesson

    Step 1 (your body signals you need to go to the safe place)

    Step 2 (calm down using a breathing strategy)

    Step 3 (pick a buddy that matches how you feel)

  • Use Feeling Faces to teach flipping feelings

    Step 1: I am upset.

    Step 2, I Calm down by choosing one of our four breathing skills.

    Step 3: I Feel – pick the feeling buddy that matches how i feel

    Now I can flip my feeling to calm/happy.

    Sing Helping My Buddy #10.

Hope you all have a great week!!

January 7-11

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Posted by bradleys | Posted in Uncategorized | Posted on January 7, 2019

This week we will be learning:

  • I Love You Ritual song: Our S.T.A.R. helper will pick a previous favorite we have learned
  • Penmanship: review of Ii, Jj, Kk, Ll, 11-20
  • Sight Words: here, said
  • Word Family Houses
  • Digraph (sh, th, ch)

Reading:

  • books: Snowmen at Night, There was a Cold Lady Who Swallowed Some Snow, The Snowy Day
  • Retell Anchor Chart, Predicting, Compare/Contract
  • make inferences based on cover, title, illustrations and plot
  • sequencing and predicting – students will help complete a sequencing anchor chart using notecards
  • Poems: I’m a Little Snowman and The Bumblebee
    • Find sight words, letters, words, & sentences in poems

Math:

  • solve word problems using objects and drawings to find sums up to 10 and modeling the action of joining to represent addition
  • What Does Not Belong? PowerPoint – students will share what doesn’t belong in the picture and why? 
  • Problem Solving – There were 9 boys and 3 girls in the class. How many children were in the class?
  • Number Talk: chart Ways to make 10 using red/yellow magnetic counters (have students use their own magnetic ten frames to come up with the addition problems)
  • Lesson: MIMIO: Comparing and Ordering Cards
  • Introduce the definition of compose and Practice using composing mats, students will practice composing numbers and coming up with addition problems to go with.

    Counting Jar, counting backwards to double check amount in jar

  • Number Talk: Dot Cards, What do you see? How do you see it?

Math Centers:

  • Count the Room
  • snowman number toss then build number on ten frame
  • Roll a die and make a web with that number. Use cheerios to compose different number sentences for that sum.
  • Math Activity: MIMIO: Comparing and Ordering Whole Numbers
  • I have, Who Has, Math Game

Writing

  • Interactive Writing: Draw and label a snowman. Write sentences to describe the snowman.
  • Review Rules of Kindergarten, illustrate book
  • Review Writing Time Expectations
  • Begin writing stories with B/M/E
  • Review anchor charts – What do writer’s Do? and I can tell a story!
  • Begin setting and using writing goals
  • Star Student/Daily News: we will pick a few students each day and have them help them write a sentence they would like to share about themselves. We will focus on capitalization, spacing, punctuation and sentence structure.
  • journals – use sight words, word family houses
  • 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
  • lesson on writing words (say it slow, listen for sounds, write sounds you hear)
Social Studies/Science:
  •  Animal Research-Introduce how to research animals using Pebblego.com

    -Research and make a list: What animals hibernate in the winter?

  • Fun Friday – Make Snow

Feeling Buddies:

  • Using the Feeling Buddies in the Safe Place

    Read Sophie is a STAR, match the feelings on Sophie’s face to Feeling Buddies

    Review why it is important to have a safe place in our classroom.
    Review self regulation steps:

  • Step 1 (your body signals you need to go to the safe place)
  • Step 2 (calm down using a breathing strategy)
  • Step 3 (pick a buddy that matches how you feel)

    Sing #29 Yes I Can

Hope you all have a great week!!

Christmas Party Pictures

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Posted by bradleys | Posted in Uncategorized | Posted on January 7, 2019

I am so excited to see everyone tomorrow at school! I hope you all had a great Christmas break!  I can’t wait to hear about all the excitement Christmas brought to each of my kinders.  I want to thank everyone for all of your help with our class Christmas party. You are all such a blessing to our class and I appreciate everyone’s help and support. The kids had so much fun! Thank you to Amber and Jessica for your help in organizing and planning it. I also want to express my gratitude to all of you for the gifts you blessed me with! It has been a wonderful Christmas.

 

**Reminders**

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Posted by bradleys | Posted in Uncategorized | Posted on December 15, 2018

**Reminders**

  • Pajama Day on Tuesday, December 18th
  • Bounce House during specials on Wednesday, December 19th (make sure you are wearing socks)
  • Christmas Party on Thursday, December 20th @ 9:00

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Dear Parents,

Our class is so excited about our Christmas party coming up this week! We have been busy making Christmas crafts to prepare for this special day. Below are some details you will need to know.

When: Thursday, December 20, 2018

Where: Room 107 (Mrs. Bradley’s Classroom)

Time: 9:00-10:00

(Party set-up begins at 8:30. Please come early and help if you are able to.)

We will have a “Penny Christmas” in our classroom.  Each student can bring 20 small gifts. For example: erasers, pencils, candy canes, ornaments….anything inexpensive that will be a special gift. We have 11 girls and 9 boys. The students will be able to open their gift bags at the party.  Please send the 20 small gifts to school, with your child, by Tuesday, December 18th. During the party, the students will open their Christmas bags full of goodies from their friends.

We will also enjoy snacks and a few crafts and games.  If you are able to be here for the Christmas party, we would love for you to come celebrate with our class. Once the party is over, you are welcome to take your child home with you.  There will be a sign-out sheet in my classroom. 

We are so blessed to have so many parents willing to help with our party. I have asked Amber Apple and Jessica Shields to help with planning/organizing the party. They are in the process of contacting parents about items or help needed for our class Christmas party. Please let me know if you have not been contacted and would like me to pass on your number to them.

Thank you for all of your help! You’re always welcome to call me if you need anything or have any questions at 903-291-2171.

Thank You,

Mrs. Bradley

December 10-14

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

I hope everyone enjoyed their weekend!  Last week our Elf appeared and we decided as a class to call him Mr. Elfie. He was busy this past week noticing kindness and helpfulness! One of our students jobs is the kindness recorder. At the end of the day this person records the kind/helpful information on a sticky note to add to our kindness tree.

This week we will be learning:

  • I Love You Ritual song: :Snuggle Up
  • Penmanship: review letters previously learned, review of numbers 1-20
  • Sight Words: review sight words previously learned

Reading:

  • books: Moosletoe, Click Clack Moo Christmas, Santa, Santa, What Do You See?, An Elf for Christmas, The Gingerbread Man Loose At Christmas,
  • Retell Anchor Chart
  • make inferences based on cover, title, illustrations and plot
  • Make a Beginning, Middle, End Foldable
  • Group work: illustrate characters, setting, problem, and solution.
  • sequencing and predicting – students will help complete a sequencing anchor chart using notecards
  • Poems: Peppermint Stick
  • Find sight words, letters, words, & sentences in poems
  • sight words we have learned so far: (I, can, the, on, am, like, see, me, we, go, at, little, in, is, my, put, you, look, do, get, he, she, it, for, and)
  • phonics: erase a rhyme, deleting final sounds, diagraph /sh/, /th/
  • Graph: Would you rather be an elf or a reindeer?

Math:

  • compare sets of objects up to 20 in each set using comparative language and use comparative language to describe two numbers up to 20 presented as written numerals.
  • Ways I Can Do Math Anchor Chart
  • number talks –Number Strings PowerPoint, “What do you see? How do you see it? What do you notice about the 3 different pictures?” Ways to Make Ten: use post-its 
  • Play pass the dot card game
  • Counting Jar, counting backwards to double check amount in jar
  • 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.
  • Measurement Towers Use 10 – students will compare if the cube tower is longer/taller, or shorter/smaller than items
  • Comparing Numbers Achor Chart – More, Fewer, Same
  • Jingle Bell Shapes using pipe cleaners and bells. Count sides and name shape.
  • MIMIO: Comparing and Ordering Whole Numbers

Math Centers:

  • Create individual math problems using gingerbread men stickers
  • Christmas Spin and Graph
  • Christmas Ornament Number Order Headband
  • Hot Chocolate Addition
  • Comparing Numbers Card Game

Writing

  • Students will finish the book they are currently working on, review parts of a story, using capitalization and punctuation, and using spaces in between words
  • We will begin Star Student/Daily News: we will pick a few students each day and have them help them write a sentence they would like to share about themselves. We will focus on capitalization, spacing, punctuation and sentence structure.
  • review drawing 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, look, you, do, get, he, she, it, for, and)
  • Labeling a Tree – directed student drawing
  • 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
  • lesson on writing words (say it slow, listen for sounds, write sounds you hear)
  • Christmas Sticker Story
  • Labeling an Elf-focus on adding details to their pictures also.

Social Studies/Science:

  • sharing family pictures and pages from our mascot and birthday journals
  • Finish activities on Needs and Wants
  • Continue lesson on Solids, Liquids, and Gases – Making Snowman Glue Ornament (from liquid to solid)
  • online Santa chat
  • candy sink or float, graph prediction and result
  • continue creating Christmas Bread ornaments
  • Fun Friday – Make Reindeer Dust

Feeling Buddies:

  • Feeling Buddies Lesson on Helping My Buddies
  • To practice offering empathy to our Feeling Buddy and, in turn, learn self-regulatory self-talk
  • Review 5 Steps of Self Regulation
  • Practice language to use when talking to Angry and Scared buddies
  • Read Helping My Feeling Buddies book
  • Make Class Book – I Help Keep My School Family Safe, reproducible 4.3A
  • Each child will name one thing she does to keep it safe.

Hope you all have a great week!!

Pictures

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Posted by bradleys | Posted in Uncategorized | Posted on December 10, 2018

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