Thursday, December 4, 2014

Lesson Plans for Dec. 8-12 & Dec. 15-19

It is hard to believe that we have just two weeks left of school before our break! Next week we will be reading Zebra's World and What Do You Do With a Tail Like This? from the Journeys Reading Series. I will also include the informational text, Animal Babies in Grasslands. The unit can be found here.
We will read Zebra's World and use a tree map to write facts about zebras. For the story What Do You Do With a Tail Like This?, TSW recall details from the story by drawing pictures of the animals in the story on the web. After reading Animal Babies in Grasslands, TSW write about the animals in the story and we will compare and contrast zebras and lions.

Literacy centers

Writing Workshop-Pink

Mathematics-Numerals and counting to 20

For Phonics, I plan to review three alphabet letters/sounds each day and we will sort pictures by beginning sounds in the pocket chart.

Dec. 15-19 is our Gingerbread Week!
We will read The Gingerbread Man, Gingerbread Girl, Gingerbread Baby, and Gingerbread Friends. The unit for these activities is here.

Literacy centers

Mathematics Centers

We will be making our Gingerbread Houses. The kits were purchased from Oriental Trading and are made of foam.

My Hallway Display-Student Wish Lists

Mom's Hallway Display-Gingerbread Glyphs
This year she made smaller "pans" to display the gingerbread cookies instead of covering the entire board with silver paper.

Sunday, November 30, 2014

Holiday Worksheets-Free!

Just a little something I made to use and thought maybe you would like it, too. Here is the link!

Lesson Plans Dec.1-5

Our books from Journeys have a day and night theme. You can find the unit here.
 Comparing and contrasting two books
 Sorting day and night activities
Sorting animals that are and are not noctural

Literacy Centers

Phonics-Vv and Ww 
(our last week of letters)

Predictable Chart

Mathematics-Counting numbers 11 to 20

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Lesson Plans - Nov. 24-25

This week will be a short one for our class. We will be reading A Turkey for Thanksgiving and recalling some key details about the story during our writing follow-ups. Our centers are Thanksgiving themed, as well. The unit can be found here and also includes Mathematics centers. In Mathematics we will be learning how to play Racing Bears from Investigations.

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Lesson Plans- Nov. 17-21

This week we are reading the books Home for a Tiger, Home for a Bear and Turtle Splash from Journeys 3.14. We will also read a favorite story, Armadillo's Orange, and discuss animal homes.
The units can be found here and here.
Reading Lessons

Literacy Centers

Phonics- Qq and Uu

Writing Workshop-Animal Homes

Predictable Chart- A ___ lives in a ____.

Mathematics- Addition and Subtraction to 5

Saturday, November 8, 2014

Lesson Plans - Nov. 10-14

This week we will be reading David's Drawing and Mouse Shapes from Journeys 2.10. I am including the book A Bed for the Winter on Thursday and Friday to discuss animal homes. We plan to continue the animal homes theme and read the books Turtle Splash and Home for a Tiger, Home for a Bear next week instead of Jump into January. We will be studying that book in January.
The units can be found here and here.

 Monday-Read David's Drawing and write about the character and setting.
Wednesday-Read Mouse Shapes and complete the story map.
Thursday-Read A Bed for the Winter and complete the story map.
Friday-Re-read A Bed for the Winter and TSW write about their favorite character. I have a picture/word list of characters to put on the document camera (not shown).

Literacy Centers
Octopus-Stamping popcorn words & games
Jellyfish-Some students will write the beginning letter/sound and other students will be writing the ending letter for the pictures & write the room/classroom library
Crab-Color Word Sentences & free choice writing
Turtle-Zz and Xx picture sound sort & painting or magnets
Fish-Some students will write the popcorn words 3xs and other students will unscramble the popcorn words and write them 3xs & playdough mats

Phonics-Xx and Zz

Writing Workshop-Brown
The unit can be found here.
The books can be found here.

Predictable Chart-A ___ can be a ___.
(A clock can be a circle.)

Mathematics-Addition and Subtraction to 5
These materials can be found here.
Monday-Shapes Bingo
Wednesday-Read Five Little Speckled Frogs & act out the story.
Thursday-Re-read Five Little Speckled Frogs & solve word problems using the story mat.
Friday-Math Task (not shown)

Saturday, November 1, 2014

Lesson Plans Nov. 3-7

We will be reading the books Good Morning Digger and What Do Wheels Do All Day from Journeys 2.9. You can find the unit here.
Reading Materials

Literacy Centers

Phonics-Letters Ee and Yy

Writing Workshop-Purple

Predictable Chart

Mathematics-3-D Shapes
We will watch and discuss a powerpoint about the 3-D shape, then create one using just playdough or playdough and toothpicks (depending on the shape) and TSW use the sheets to draw pictures.

Sunday, October 26, 2014

Shapes Freebies

I made these sheets to use with our Mathematics Unit. There are two different kinds for 2-D shapes and you can find them here.

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Lesson Plans for Oct. 27-31

Jonathan and His Mommy and Move! are the books we will be reading this week from Journeys Unit 2.8. We will also read Who Can Hop?, and Big Pumpkin. My unit can be found here.

Monday-Read Jonathan and His Mommy & TSW write about what they did and saw on their walk.
Tuesday-Read Move! & TSW complete the map by drawing pictures of the animals in the story.
Wednesday-Re-read  Move!, and sort pictures of ways animals move & TSW complete the map by drawing pictures of animals matching it to the way they move.
Thursday- Read Who Can Hop? & TSW write about an animal from the book and how it moves.
Friday-Read Big Pumpkin & TSW complete the characters page. This activity came from Sweet Sounds of Kindergarten.

Literacy Centers
Octopus-Stamping popcorn words & games
Jellyfish-Alphabet letter match or write the beginning letter for the picture & write the room, classroom library
Crab-Color Word Sentences & Free Choice Writing
Turtle-Cut and Paste Picture Sound Sort & painting or magnets
Fish-Write popcorn words, abc order of letters & playdough with mats

Phonics-Dd and Gg

Writing Workshop-Orange
The unit is here.
The books are here.

Predictable Chart- I can _____ and _____. (2 things they can do)

Mathematics-Identifying Shapes (circle, square, triangle, rectangle)
Monday-Thursday: We will study one shape each day and read a book about that shape, view and discuss real objects with that shape using a powerpoint presentation, practice drawing the shape on dry erase boards, & create something using the paper shape cut-out.
 (ex. make a sun using a circle, window using a square, etc.)
Friday-Review all shapes by playing shapes hokey-pokey.
I have lesson plans for shapes that I used last year and they are here (free).

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