Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Lesson Plans March 30-April 2

This week we will be reading books about nature and butterflies. Our Journeys books include Is It the Wind and From Caterpillar to Butterfly. We will also read The Very Hungry Caterpillar and one of my favorite books - Farfallina and Marcel.
These are the materials I will use for whole group reading.
The Nature unit can be found here.

One of the charts we will complete during whole group reading.

We will use these cards to retell the story.

Center Work

We will study words with l blends.

In Mathematics, we are continuing to work on composing and decomposing 11-19.

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Lesson Plans March 23-27

Next week we will be reading Oscar and the Frog and Zinnia's Flower Garden from the Journeys reading series. The units can be found here or here. I will also add in the books Seeds and Whose Garden Is It?



Other books to read this week.

Literacy Centers

Short u word families -ub and -um

In Mathematics, we will start a new unit on Place Value (numbers 11-19). I am still trying to find some lessons for this week. I know that we will use the ten frames and counters to make the numbers on Monday, but other than that I have no plans-yet!

Sunday, March 15, 2015

Lesson Plans March 16-20

Spring Break is over and we are in the final months of the school year.
This week we will celebrate St. Patrick's Day on Tuesday.

They will color a super cute (free) sheet for morning work from Mel and the link is here.
The sticker scene shamrock is from Oriental Trading. We have done all of these for each holiday or season. They love them!
The Lucky Charms graphing page is a free download from Teacher Laura and can be found here.
The Leprechaun will probably visit our classroom during specials and leave a gold (chocolate) coin!


Our reading stories this week are Tiger Grows Up and Leo the Late Bloomer. We will also read Animal Babies in Grasslands.
The unit is here or here.
 The students will draw/write about the book and we will research tigers using the internet (Pebblego and National Geographic).  We will write ideas in a tree map and the next day we will take the ideas to write 3 facts about tigers.

On Thursday and Friday we will read Leo the Late Bloomer. They will complete a story map and then on Friday, they will recall events and cite evidence from the text by drawing/writing by writing about what Leo could do at the end of the story.

Literacy Center must-do assignments

Phonics lessons will be about the short u sound (-un and -ug word families)

In Mathematics we are working on combinations for making 10. We will play a dice rolling game and toss the chips to make combinations for 10.

Saturday, February 28, 2015

Lesson Plans - March 2-6

We are celebrating Read Across America week! We will be reading and writing about these Dr. Seuss books this week.


Literacy Centers

Short o (-og and -ock word families)

In Mathematics we are working on making 10 (when given a number, what other number makes 10 when added together). We will make a class chart of all the combinations using sticky notes and then the students will complete one independently. They will roll a dice and record what number they need to add to make 10 and they will toss 10 red/yellow counters and record the combinations.

 

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Lesson Plans Feb. 17-20

We are reading Curious George's Dinosaur Discovery & Duck and Goose from the Journeys Reading series this week. The unit can be found here.
Whole Group Reading 

Literacy Centers

Phonics-short o (-ot and -op word families)

Mathematics-Addition and Subtraction facts to 10
The materials pictured can be found here.

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Free Valentine Memory Book Covers



On Friday, my students will glue the valentine cards they receive into a Memory Book. I made several covers and you can find them here (free).
I hope you have a fun celebration!

Saturday, February 7, 2015

Lesson Plans Feb. 9-13

The books from our Journeys reading series that we will be reading this week are Nicky and the Rainy Day and Sheep Take a Hike. We will also read Bunny Day. You can find the literacy unit here. 
Our Valentine's Day celebration will take place throughout the day on Friday. We will pass out valentine cards and glue them into a Memory Book. I found an adorable candy heart graph from Having Fun in Kinder's TpT store (free) that we will use to graph candy hearts and we will make ice cream sundaes then play Valentine Bingo from here (free).

We will read these books and the students will complete the graphic organizers and writings as they respond to a text.

 We will sort things that the bunnies did in the story Bunny Day and what real bunnies actually do.

Literacy Centers

Phonics skill-short i (-it and -ig word families)

Writing Process - Healthy Teeth

We are studying addition and subtraction to 10. We will read Ten Sly Piranhas and the students will act out word problems, use the story mat to solve problems and then complete a math task to solve a problem about piranhas.  These math activities can be found here.

Monday, February 2, 2015

Lesson Plans Feb. 2-6

This week we are reading One Dog Canoe and Atlantic from the Journeys reading series. We will also read Life in an Ocean this week. The Literacy unit can be found here.
Whole Group Reading-Graphic Organizers

These are some of the literacy centers we are using this week.

Phonics-short i (-in and -ip word families)

In Mathematics, we are studying addition and subtraction to 10. We will read the book Ten Flashing Fireflies to act out and solve word problems using story mats and a math task. The math activities can be found here.

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Lesson Plans Jan. 26-30

Monday will be the 100th Day of School!
We will celebrate the 100th Day of School with a fun-filled day!
The link for my (free) 100th Day packet is here.
The book is from Kindergarten Crayons.

This week we will also be reading books about Chameleons! Our books from the Journeys Reading Series include Red Eyes or Blue Feathers and Chameleon, Chameleon. I will also include Hide Clyde and other books I have about Chameleons. The literacy unit can be found here.
 Whole Group Reading-Graphic Organizers and writing in response to text

 Literacy Centers

Short e (-ed and -est word families)

We will be comparing numbers (more and less) this week. I have some math tasks we will complete and the students will spend two days comparing the numbers on playing cards-one day the larger number "wins" and the next day the  number that is less "wins" the set of cards played.
The math tasks can be found here.

Monday, January 19, 2015

Lesson Plans Jan. 20-23

This week we will read the books Mr. Blueberry and What Is Science? from the Journeys Reading Series 4.16. The unit can be found here.
Whole Group Reading- Writing in response to a text

Literacy Centers

Phonics- Short e (-et and -en word families)

We will spend one more day on measurement and then begin studying more and less with sets. 
Two activities I have planned are for students to get a bowl of teddy bear counters and sort them. They will record by drawing a picture of their sort and circle the group that has more. Another activity is a mystery bag. They will choose a bag and sort the math tool. They will record by drawing pictures and then circle the group with less. Next week we will focus on more and less with numerals.

Mom had a great idea for a measurement activity. Instead of putting tape on the table for pairs of students to measure, she drew lines on chart paper. She can keep this from year to year (and was able to share it with me!).


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