5.23.2016

Schedule for the Week of May 23-27

Language Arts

Unit 10: Make Inferences/Draw Conclusions (Week 2)

  • Letter(s): Qq
  • Phonics:
    • Identify the sound /kw/
    • Associate the letter Qq with the sound /kw/
    • Listen for /kw/ in words
    • Orally substitute medial sounds
    • Blend CVC words
    • Spell CVC words using Qq and letters previously learned
  • Sight Words: Review

  • Build academic vocabulary and concepts related to folktales
  • Make inferences about a text
  • Draw conclusions about a text
  • Retell story events
  • Build oral language and vocabulary through whole-group and partner discussion
  • Respond to a story
  • Reread stories to build fluency

Language Arts Home Practice Lesson 10.2 (Will come home on Friday, May 27 in Friday Folders.
  • A variety of emerging reader printable books:  Leveled Readers
  • Dream Box and Raz Kids can both be accessed at home
  • Practice sight words throughout the week: write them, read them, find them in books. Let's get these down!


Writing/Concepts of Print

Informational Reports: Reteach and Review

  • Use appropriate end punctuation
  • Put spaces between words
  • Use uppercase and lowercase letters correctly
  • Write some CVC words
  • Write high-frequency words
  • Write a report
  • Ask and answer questions (who, what, when, where, why, how)

Language Arts Centers:

Read to Self: Students read books from their personalized book boxes. Students can also choose from our classroom leveled library.

Read With Others: The focus of this center is working together and making decisions together. Students will focus on using the app Raz Kids to read with each other or use phonics decodable books to read with each other.

Word Work: students choose from a variety of activities that focus on sight words, letter work, CVC words, and rhyming. Students are encouraged to work on something that they need some extra help with. For instance, if they don't know all of their sight words yet, that should be their area of focus.

Work on Writing/Science: Students work in their new "fish observation journal" to observe a variety of things regarding our pet fish. We make 1-2 observations a week. Some are done independently, some are done in groups, and some are done as a whole class. We will work on these into May and continue to discuss our observations as we go. This is the final entry.

Listen To Reading: Students listen to the story, The Gingerbread Man and discuss their favorite parts of the story and why. They are invited to draw, write, or film their answers.

Creation: Students can create whatever they would like, whether building with blocks, creating a movie, or working on a project made from various scraps. They are invited to put it on their Seesaw journal

Math: 

Unit 6: Money, Time, Measurement, and Numbers
    • 6.13: Numbers Through 120
      • Objectives: explore place value in numbers through 120; write numbers through 120
      • Vocabulary: tens, ones, more, fewer, less, vertical, horizontal
    • 6.14: Write Number Words
      • Objectives: read and write number words
      • Vocabulary:one, two, three, four, five, six, seven, eight, nine, ten
      • 6.15: Counting Different Ways
        • Objectives: count forward and backward on a number line; Skip count forward and backward
        • Vocabulary: number line, skip count
    • We will also be reviewing many concepts including counting coins, telling time to the hour and half hour, measuring in inches and centimeters, adding and subtracting, and writing numbers.
      • Math Homework: 
        • Monday: 
        • Tuesday: 6.14
        • Wednesday: 
        • Thursday: Unit 6 Test
        • Friday: 

      SPECIALS: (May 23-27)

      Monday:  Music/Art (Day 5)
      Tuesday:   Media/P.E. (Day 6)
      Wednesday:  Music/Art (Day 1)
      Thursday: Media/P.E.  (Day 2)
      Friday:  Art/Music (Day 3)


      *****ALL LIBRARY BOOKS MUST BE RETURNED TO THE LIBRARY!!!!

      Other News

      Kindergarten Reading Cafe:
      • Wednesday, May 25 (10AM)
      • Students will give you a "menu" with some of their favorite books. You get to choose what you would like to hear your child read. 
      • For parents who cannot attend, students will film themselves reading to you
      Super Team Day:
      • Friday, May 27
      • Must pack cold lunch
      • K field day runs from 11:30-12:30, with recess and outdoor lunch at 12:50
      • Parents are welcome to join for activities and lunch!

      5.13.2016

      Schedule for the Week of May 16-20

      Language Arts

      Unit 10: Make Inferences/Draw Conclusions (Week 1)

      • Letter(s): Vv
      • Phonics:
        • Identify the sound /v/
        • Associate the letter Vv with the sound /v/
        • Listen for initial /v/
        • Listen for medial sounds
        • Blend CVC words
        • Spell CVC words using Vv and letters previously learned
      • Sight Words: good

      • Draw conclusions using clues in a text and what they already know
      • Make inferences to help draw conclusions
      • Learn strategies for analyzing questions and finding answers, clues, and evidence
      • Answer text-dependent drawing conclusions questions
      • Create a drawing conclusions graphic organizer and write a paragraph based on it (whole group)

      Language Arts Home Practice Lesson 10.1 (Will come home on Friday, May 20 in Friday Folders.
      • Have your child read the books from their book bag throughout the week
      • A variety of emerging reader printable books:  Leveled Readers
      • Dream Box and Raz Kids can both be accessed at home
      • Practice sight words throughout the week: write and read them. Let's get these down!

      Writing/Concepts of Print

      Informational Reports: Develop Ideas/Ask and Answer Questions

      • Use appropriate end punctuation
      • Put spaces between words
      • Use uppercase and lowercase letters correctly
      • Write some CVC words
      • Write high-frequency words
      • Write a report
      • Ask and answer questions (who, what, when, where, why, how)

      Language Arts Centers:

      Read to Self: Students read books from their personalized book boxes. Students can also choose from our classroom leveled library.

      Read With Others: The focus of this center is working together and making decisions together. Students will focus on using the app Raz Kids to read with each other or use phonics decodable books to read with each other.

      Word Work: students choose from a variety of activities that focus on sight words, letter work, CVC words, and rhyming. Students are encouraged to work on something that they need some extra help with. For instance, if they don't know all of their sight words yet, that should be their area of focus.

      Work on Writing/Science: Students work in their new "fish observation journal" to observe a variety of things regarding our pet fish. We make 1-2 observations a week. Some are done independently, some are done in groups, and some are done as a whole class. We will work on these into May and continue to discuss our observations as we go

      Listen To Reading: Students listen to the story ___________ and work together to show an understanding of what it means to draw conclusions about a story. Students can draw, write, or record their answers.

      Project/Science: Students use physical materials or an iPad to illustrate an example of a habitat in nature...insect, bird, fish, etc...

      Math: 

      Unit 6: Money, Time, Measurement, and Numbers

      • 6.11: Weight and Capacity
        • Objectives: explore, order, and compare weights of objects; explore, order, and compare capacities of objects
        • Vocabulary: light, lighter, lightest, heavy, heavier, heaviest
      • 6.12: Temperature
        • Objectives: identify temperatures as hot and cold; compare temperatures
        • Vocabulary: hot, cold, warmer, cooler
      • Measuring things found in nature
        • We will bring out our rulers and iPads and take measurements of various found objects. Should be fun!
      • Working on creating our own story problems (and filming them on seesaw)

      Printable Math Practice: 
      Science:
      • Making final entry in our tree journal
      • Observing signs of wildlife, discussing habitats
      • Observing fish, learning how different parts of a fish function (gils, fins), discussing habitats of a fish
      SPECIALS: (May 16-20)

      Monday:  Media/P.E. (Day 6)
      Tuesday:   Music/Art (Day 1)
      Wednesday:  Media/P.E.  (Day 2)
      Thursday: Art/Music (Day 3)
      Friday: P.E./Media (Day 4) 

      MEDIA (Library): check out every Day 6/PLEASE return books every Day 5!

      5.09.2016

      Schedule for the Week of May 9-13

      Language Arts

      Unit 9: Make Connections and Identify Cause and Effect (Week 3)

      • Letter(s): Yy
      • Phonics:
        • Identify the sound /y/
        • Associate the letter Yy with the sound /y/
        • Listen for /y/
        • Orally substitute medial sounds
        • Blend CVC words
        • Spell CVC words using Yy and letters previously learned
      • Sight Words: home, they, went

      • Make connections before reading
      • Build academic and sight word vocabulary
      • Build fluency through choral reading
      • Build oral language and vocabulary through whole-group and partner discussion
      • Echo read to build fluency
      • Build comprehension through retelling
      • Practice reading a rhyme with expression
      • Use characters’ words and actions to determine what they like and how they feel
      • Use effective inflection and intonation to make their reading sound like talking

      Writing/Concepts of Print

      Informational Reports: Write an Informational Report

      • Use appropriate end punctuation
      • Put spaces between words
      • Use uppercase and lowercase letters correctly
      • Write some CVC words
      • Write high-frequency words
      • Demonstrate writer's voice
      • Listen for sounds in words
      • Reread from the beginning of a sentence
      • Draft, revise, or edit a report

      Language Arts Centers:

      Read to Self: Students read books from their personalized book boxes. Students can also choose from our classroom leveled library.

      Read With Others: The focus of this center is working together and making decisions together. Students will focus on using the app Raz Kids to read with each other or use phonics decodable books to read with each other.

      Word Work: students choose from a variety of activities that focus on sight words, letter work, CVC words, and rhyming. New choices added every 1-2 weeks

      Work on Writing/Science: Students work in their new "fish observation journal" to observe a variety of things regarding our pet fish. We make 1-2 observations a week. Some are done independently, some are done in groups, and some are done as a whole class. We will work on these into May and continue to discuss our observations as we go

      Listen To Reading: Students read and listen to the reader's theater, Look At It Go.. They will then work together to brainstorm and produce a list of various things that go.

      Creation Station/Game: Students are invited to create whatever they would like with provided materials or choose from a variety of board games.

      Math: 

      Unit 6: Money, Time, Measurement, and Numbers

      • 6.8: Introduction to Measurement
        • Objectives: explore measuring tools and how they are used; measure length using Square-Inch Tiles
        • Vocabulary: measure, inch, foot, estimate, length
      • 6.9: Measurement in Centimeters
        • Objectives: measure length using centimeter cubes
        • Vocabulary: centimeter, length, measure
      • 6.10: Length and Height
        • Objectives: compare to identify which object is longer or shorter; compare to identify which object is taller or shorter; identify the shortest, longest, or tallest object in a group
        • Vocabulary: longer, shorter, taller, longest, shortest, tallest, centimeter (cm)
      Printable Math Practice: 
      Science:
      • Continuing to observe signs of spring
        • will take another science walk and observe signs with our iPads/seesaw
      • Observing any changes in our "classroom tree"
      • Observing signs of wildlife, discussing habitats
      • Identifying things found in nature versus things that are human made (this is a medallion!)
      • Observing fish, learning how different parts of a fish function (gils, fins), discussing habitats of a fish

      SPECIALS: (May 9-13)

      Monday:  Music/Art (Day 1)
      Tuesday:   Media/P.E.  (Day 2)
      Wednesday:  Art/Music (Day 3)
      Thursday: P.E./Media (Day 4)
      Friday: Music/Art (Day 5)

      MEDIA (Library): check out every Day 6/PLEASE return books every Day 5!

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