Monday, February 24, 2014

Lesson Plans Feb. 24-28

It is hard to believe that this is the last full week in February! We are reading Duck & Goose, Curious George's Dinosaur Discovery (Journeys Lesson 20) and Simon and Molly Plus Hester this week. 
I am looking forward to celebrating Read Across America next week!
This unit can be found at my TpT store.

Literacy Centers

Short o (-op and -ot word families)

During our math lessons this week, the students are learning how to use the recording sheets for our new math centers.
These recording sheets can be found here.
The link to my detailed post about these centers can be found here.

Teachers pay Teachers is having a sale this week!


Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Lesson Plans Feb. 17-21

This week we are reading the books Nicky and the Rainy Day, Sheep Take a Hike (Journeys Lesson 19) and Bunny Day. You can find the units in my TpT store.




Center Work

 Short i (-ig and -it word families)

Washington and Lincoln

Healthy Teeth Writing 

In math we are finishing our unit about shapes.
The lesson plans for the entire unit are included in a free download here.

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Lesson Plans Feb. 10-14

This week the books we will be reading are One Dog Canoe and Atlantic from the Journeys Reading series. I plan to read additional books about ocean life. Click here or here  if you are interested in the unit.

We will use the picture cards to retell the events from the book One Dog Canoe.

Comparing and Contrasting using a Venn Diagram

These are some of the books I will read this week.

 Close Reading Passages

Center Work

We will be studying the short i sound (-in and -ip word families).

3-D shapes charts

Students will create the 3-D shape and draw objects that are that shape.

Friday is our Valentine's Day Party! We will celebrate by creating a memory book of our valentine cards, complete an art project and make ice cream sundaes!

Monday, February 3, 2014

Building CVC Words

If you visited my classroom on Thursdays,  you would see students building CVC words during their small group session. They use letters from the Carson Dellosa Making Words kit that can be found here and I have created recording sheets so my students write the word after they manipulate the letter cards to build the new word. If you are interested in my lesson plans and recording sheets for these Building CVC Words activities, they can be found in the packet at my TpT store. You can use the Carson Dellosa letters, magnetic lowercase letters (plastic letters with and without magnets can be purchased here), or letter tiles to build the words.

The words they build are words from the word families we are studying each week. For a more detailed schedule, visit the TpT link above.


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