Happy Schedulin Sunday people! It’s pretty early for me to have lesson plans finished. I’m currently printing off a ton of new centers for the week, new small group activities and anchor chart labels! I am SO loving my new color laser printer. I highly recommend you make the leap to color laser printing. It’s so much higher quality and the long term cost is so much better.
Here is the printer I have:
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And now onto Schedulin Sunday!
This week we’re kicking off our apple study. We will be learning all about apples for the next 2 weeks…and that will lead us into our farm unit which leads us into our pumpkin unit which leads us to our farm field trip and halloween. See how that all ties together and works so well?!
As always, you can download a copy of my lesson plans by clicking on the picture!
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I have also created a folder for all of my lesson plans for 2014-2015 and you can access the folder by CLICKING HERE!!
Here we go:
We will read the book The Seasons Of Arnold’s Apple Tree and identify the beginning, middle and end of the story using our story map.
We will also start our Apple KWL chart! We will share what we know about apples and what we hope to learn about apples!
We will continue our ABC Bootcamp with letter K! Which means…a KING HAT!
We will continue working on letter and name recognition. We will write letter K.
For math we are reading Ten Apples Up On Top!
After reading the story, we will pick a number card from 1-10. We will count that many apples and glue them on top of our heads.
I print pictures of the ‘staches and cut them out and we glue those on the bottom of our paper. Then we glue the apples on top!
This year, to make things a little more manageable and less stressful, I made some simple and SMALL apple cutouts that we will use!
You can click on the picture of the apples to download your apple cutouts!
Seriously…every year with this project the apples are too big and I end up scrambling to cut more paper strips. NO MORE! Small apples, people! Small apples!
We will study the parts of an apple and label the parts of an apple.
We will read Apple Farmer Annie and work on beginning, middle and end!
ABC BOOTCAMP continues with letter L which means a lion hat and letter L Circle Map and letter L writing!
Today is also one of my favorite days because we start our hopes and dreams project!
We kick off our hopes and dreams project with the book Big Plans! I love this book becuase the little boy in the book has big plans and he makes those big plans happen! It’s such a fun and engaging read too!
After reading the story we will share all of our hopes and dreams (goals) for kindergarten. I write down EVERYTHING that my ‘staches share that they hope to learn in our circle map!
I also send home a letter to parents asking them to share their hopes and dreams for their child in kindergarten. The ‘staches love this because they get to take homework home to their parents and make their parents do their homework. Seriously…make a big deal about how the parents/families have homework…the kids will eat it up!
In math, it’s Ten Frame Tuesday and we will be working on building numbers from 10-20 using our ten frame cards. After our mini lesson, we will have a cut and paste page for independent practice and then centers. I will be pulling small groups for some differentiated work on counting and numbers!
We will study the life cycle of an apple and make apple prints. It’s fun. It’s messy. It’s paint. You know the motto:
Today we will read the book My Five Senses by Aliki and create a tree map of our 5 senses. We will list the things we can see, touch, smell, hear and feel.
ABC Bootcamp continues with letter M. M means MUSTACHE HATS! And of course our M circle map!
Click to get your free mustache hat pieces!
For writing, we continue our hopes and dreams project. Today we complete a predictable chart. Each ‘stache will pick the 1 thing they most want to learn this year to complete the sentence frame:
____________ wants to learn _____________.
Then we combine this sentence and the families hopes and dreams to create a giant puzzle display. This display stays up all year long to remind us that we have BIG PLANS to accomplish and we’re all in this together!
Math will be more work on numbers 10-20. This means more small group work to meet the needs of the ‘staches. I have some who are still working on recognizing numbers to 10 so we will play “MATCH THAT NUMBER!” (Imagine me saying that in my best tv game show host voice from the 1970’s! I’m picturing the Golden Girls episode where they went on the show Grab That Dough!)
The students race THEMSELVES to match the numbers! It’s a super fun game and seriously will build their number recognition in NO TIME FLAT! Trust me on this one!
Click the picture to see a more detailed post about the game and snag some number card freebies!
The students taste sweet, salty, bitter and sour and graph their favorites! Watching them bite into the bitter chocolate is epic stuff. TRUST ME! It’s worth doing this just for that moment!
More apples. Today we will meet Johnny Appleseed and read all about Johnny’s life. We will create a tree map about what Johnny.
ABC BOOTCAMP continues with letter N. That means a nest hat and an N circle map!
Writing will be a predictable chart: I like….
Math will be something new….
MEASUREMENT! We will be introduced to our very first measurement unit.
We will be measuring apple pictures. We will do this whole group! Each ‘stache will get to measure a picture using the Elmo document camera and we will record the height of the picture on our recording sheets. Then we will complete our class recording chart!
We will review all we’ve learned about apples and complete our KWL chart.
We will continue ABC Bootcamp with letter O. That means an octopus hat and an O circle map.
We will be tasting apples and graphing our favorite type of apple.
And, since we’re still working on building community and friendship and love in our classroom, I am going to surprise the ‘staches with a fun painting project!
We will read A Bad Case Of The Stripes and talk about acceptance!
Then we will work together to paint these beautiful and diverse pictures of kids!
Seriously…love this activity. Yes it’s messy which makes me happy. But there is something amazing about watching your class working together to create beautiful things. It’s what teaching is all about. It’s a lesson the world could learn from 5 year olds!
And that folks, is our week!
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A Kindergarten Smorgasboard Schedulin Sunday: Week 3 was last modified: October 4th, 2016 by Greg Smedley-Warren
Howdy, I am Mr. Greg. I have been teaching for 11 years. I spent a year teaching fifth grade, two years in second grade and am now in my 9th year in Kindergarten. Kindergarten is my passion and my calling but honestly, that wasn’t how it started. Read the whole story >