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!!

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

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Posted by bradleys | Posted in Uncategorized | Posted on December 3, 2018

The Gingerbread Man came to visit!!

We enjoyed swaying to the Christmas music during our Favorite Christmas Songs Graphing Activity

We worked hard this week to write our Santa letters.

Students worked in groups of 5 to draw a life size gingerbread kid and illustrate the characters, setting, problem and solution from the Gingerbread book we read

December 3-7

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Posted by bradleys | Posted in Uncategorized | Posted on December 3, 2018

December 3-7

I am so excited for the kids to walk into class tomorrow to find our Christmas tree up and to meet our Elf who will stop by each day to catch kind and helpful acts. We will decide on a name for our Elf tomorrow by taking a class vote. Over the next few weeks we will create ornaments to decorate our tree.

It sure was nice to see everyone back at school last week. We did so manny fun activities. Our class really enjoyed making a graph of favorite Christmas songs. We also loved the surprise visit from the Gingerbread Man thanks to Longview’s World of Wonder. After his visit we were able to use the cookies he brought us to make a graph in math.

This week we will be learning:

  • I Love You Ritual song: Your Fingers Are So Sleepy
  • Penmanship: Letters: Uu, Ss, Zz review of numbers 1-20
  • Sight Words: it, for, and

Reading:

  • books: The Gingerbread Man Loose At Christmas, There Was An Old Lady Who Swallowed A beel, Gingerbread Friends
  • 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: 5 Little Gingerbread Men, 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/

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.
  • Brainpop Jr. Comparing Numbers,  Comparing Numbers, Comparing Sets of Numbers, and 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?” and dot cards with the number 7, students will draw the number 7 in different ways in their journal
  • 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

Math Centers:

  • Finish Math Inventory Bags Investigations
  • Create individual math problems using gingerbread men stickers
  • Christmas Spin and Graph
  • Christmas Tree Number Order Craft
  • Hot Chocolate Addition
  • Comparing Numbers Card Game

Writing

  • Students will continue work with a partner to create a book, review parts of a story
  • review using capitalization and punctuation
  • review using spaces in between words
  • 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 Reminder – 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)
  • How To Decorate a Christmas Tree class chart

Social Studies/Science:

  • sharing family pictures and pages from our mascot and birthday journals
  • Continue Lesson on Needs and Wants
  • Continue lesson on Solids, Liquids, and Gases – Make Snowman Glue Ornament (from liquid to solid)
  • brainstorm list of questions to ask Santa, submit questions in preparation of online Santa chat next week
  • candy sink or float, graph prediction and result
  • create Christmas Bread ornaments
  • Fun Friday – Make gingerbread playdough
  • Feeling Buddies: continue lesson on Making Friends with my buddies, students learn how to accept our emotional states instead of pushing them away, discuss common classroom situations/problems, list hurtful words they might say when anger gets ahold of them. Then write helpful words they might say when they calm down and are able to engage the thinking part of their brains.

Hope you all have a great week!!

November 26-30

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Posted by bradleys | Posted in Uncategorized | Posted on November 26, 2018

November 26-30

I hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving!! I have enjoyed spending time with family and friends this past week. I was also able to get a little Christmas shopping done. We have started putting up our Christmas decorations but still have more to finish. I sure have missed my sweet class!! I am so excited to see everyone on tomorrow.

This week we will be learning:

  • I Love You Ritual song: Hot Cross Buns
  • Penmanship: Letters: continue Uu, Ss, Zz review of numbers 1-20
  • Sight Words: he, she

Reading:

  • books: The Gingerbread Man Loose At Christmas, The Gingerbread Man, Gingerbread Friends
  • make inferences based on cover, title, illustrations and plot
  • Make a Beginning, Middle, End Foldable
  • Group work: illustrate characters, setting, problem, and solution.
  • sequencing, predicting, comparing different versions of The Gingerbread Man
  • Poems: 5 Little Gingerbread Men
  • 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)
  • phonics: erase a rhyme, deleting final sounds

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.
  • Brainpop Jr. Comparing Numbers,  Comparing Numbers, Comparing Sets of Numbers, and 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?” and dot cards
  • What’s Your Favorite Christmas Song Graphing Activity
  • Counting Jar, counting backwards to double check amount in jar
  • Christmas Shape Tree
  • 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 
  • Gingerbread Cookie Graphing

Math Centers:

  • Finish Math Inventory Bags Investigations
  • Create individual math problems using gingerbread men stickers
  • Finish Gobble, Gobble, Roll, Add, and Cover
  • Finish Turkey Problem Solving – There were 5 turkeys. 2 turkeys ran away. How many turkeys are left?
  • Christmas Spin and Graph
  • Christmas Tree Number Order Craft
  • Hot Chocolate Addition
  • Comparing Numbers Card Game

Writing

  • Students will continue 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, he, she)
  • Letters to Santa Anchor Chart and students will write their own letter to Santa
  • 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)
  • How To Decorate a Christmas Tree writing

Social Studies/Science:

  • sharing family pictures and pages from our mascot and birthday journals
  • Lesson on Needs and Wants, relate to Santa letter we are writing this week
  • Brainpopjr: Solids, Liquids, and Gases – Candy Cane Experience
  •  Fun Friday – Make gingerbread playdough
  • Feeling Buddies: Making Friends with my buddies, students learn how to accept our emotional states instead of pushing them away, discuss common classroom situations/problems, list hurtful words they might say when anger gets ahold of them. Then write helpful words they might say when they calm down and are able to engage the thinking part of their brains.

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Posted by bradleys | Posted in Uncategorized | Posted on November 25, 2018

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

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

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

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