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# Bats and Number Bonds: Schedulin’ Sunday

This week we’re kicking off  our Bats Research Project and learning about word families as well as using number bonds to decompose numbers to 10!   Click the image to download my lesson plans!

### For the research part of our bats research project, we do a read aloud and record all of our information on our thinking maps and class charts!  The students then record the information in their bats research journal!  This week we’re doing a tree map, labeling bats, and doing a bat word web!  We’re also including higher order thinking and critical thinking with a true/false sort!

We will also be making these fun bat art projects this week!

These cylinder bats are always a favorite!  And they look great hanging from the ceiling!

Directed Drawings are a must do in our classroom!  They are great for speaking and listening skills, following directions and working on spatial recognition!   The results are always awesome!

Foodie Fun Friday:  Oreo Bats

For this week’s Foodie Fun Friday we’re making Oreo bats!  Oreos, Doritos, Twizzlers and M&Ms!   Super easy and cute and yummy!

For more bat fun check out this post!  (Tons of ideas, pictures and freebies!)

### This week we continue with our TKS BOOTCAMP CURRICULUM and  WORD FAMILY BOOTCAMP and learn to use our sounds from ABC BOOTCAMP to read and write word families!   This is when we apply ABC BOOTCAMP to blending words and reading and writing words!

Word Family BOOTCAMP works a little differently than ABC BOOTCAMP in that we do each of the word families for 2 days instead of 1.  Day 1 is a circle map where we come up with words for the word families and day 2 is when we build the words and write the words.  We do 2 word families each week.  Friday is a word family sort for an assessment!

Check out this blog post to see a video of WORD FAMILY BOOTCAMP in action!

### Bat Books!Math-Decomposing Numbers To 10

This week we are introducing decomposing numbers and number bonds.  We introduce decomposing numbers as a way to learn how numbers can break part.  This leads into subtraction where we take away!  We do lots of hands on activities for decomposing numbers and number bonds!  And we’re using our Snapping Numbers creation to practice decomposing numbers!

We are continuing learning to decompose numbers with number bonds!  We will use our giant number bond on the floor, our giant paper number bonds and our giant bowling set!  Pretty much this week’s math is all giant sized!   This week we’re focusing on number bonds.  As we decompose numbers the students will complete their number bonds recording sheets!

### This week’s Mad Science Thursday is Dancing Worms!

This week’s Mad Science is all about  dancing worms!  We will make a hypothesis about our worms!   We will use baking soda, vinegar and gummy worms to make our worms dance!

All of our science experiments are available in our Mad Science creation!

### Back To School Read Alouds

Today, we’re sharing our favorite beginnng of the year read-alouds. These are just some of the books we use in our classroom. We’re always adding

### Systematic And Explicit Phonics Instruction

Our annual book study with Abbie from Kindergarten Chaos is 7 Mighty Moves; the second move is about systematic and explicit phonics instruction. What Is Systematic And Explicit

### Morning Message Ideas For Morning Meeting

Do you need some easy morning message ideas?  The morning message is the fourth and final piece of the morning meeting and follows the greeting,