It’s Schedulin Sunday here at the Kindergarten Smorgasboard world headquarters!
It’s my weekly planning and prepping binge day! Netflix binging? UH no…it’s lesson planning binge time!
See, I do all of my plans and prep on Sunday so I don’t have to stay late or do much (if any) prep stuff during the week! Makes life a little easier around here and I’m not stressed out!
So onto the binging!
As always, you can download a copy of my common core lesson plans by clicking the picture below!
Each day we will read about an arctic animal.
We will complete a tree map for that animal.
we will record our learning in our research journal.
We will make a craft for that animal.
This is an example of our penguin tree map from last year! (Click the picture to learn more about penguins
in our classroom!)
I kick off our how to writing with a fun hands on lesson using peanut butter!
I have the ‘staches give me directions to make a peanut butter sandwich.
I write down exactly what they say, in the order they say it.
THEN I make a peanut butter sandwich and follow the directions they give EXACTLY!
(TIP: You’re gonna get messy! REAL MESSY!)
Then we talk about how important it is to give every direction when teaching your friends something!
Then we go back and re-write our directions and make peanut butter and jelly sandwiches and eat them!
(If you have allergy concerns, use jelly!)
In math, we’re working on subtraction.
We’ll do some whole group practice with white boards.
We’ll do some small group practice with mooses and monsters!
We will feed the monster! I write subtraction equations on the board and the students use manipulatives and their monsters to solve the problem!
Click the picture for your free monster workmat!
We will do the same thing with moose!
We read the book Moose’s Loose Tooth and then each ‘stache gets a moose mouth (or a mouth!)
Then we will use Chiclets gum (or white paper rectangles…) and solve subtraction problems by taking away moose’s teeth!
(Stay tuned for a video!)
For Mad Science, we will get to see how blubber works!
We’ll dip our hands into ice water and share are reactions.
Then we will slide on rubber gloves and crisco and dip our hands in the ice water again to see the difference!
For Foodie Fun Friday, we’re making polar bear ice cream cups!
And of course, there MIGHT be a new costume make an appearance…
And of course, freebies for ya!
Here are the resources we’re using this week: