Pilgrims, Addition And Word Families: Schedulin’ Sunday

This week we’re continuing our Thanksgiving Research Project with pilgrims and learning about word families as well as practicing adding to 5 with story problems!   Click the image to download my pilgrims lesson plans!

kindergarten pilgrims activities

 This week we’re continuing our Thanksgiving Research Project!  We will work on this research project until Thanksgiving learning about turkeys, Pilgrims, Native Americans and being thankful.  And we end this research project with a celebration of Stone Soup!   We learn all about turkeys, Pilgrims and Native Americans and do lots of fun art projects!

thanksgiving kindergarten

Our Thanksgiving research project kicks off and wraps up with a  schema map!  This research project is a little different because it covers turkeys, Pilgrims and Native Americans so we have 3 schema maps.  We will spend about a week on each section of the research project.

thanksgiving kindergarten

  For the research part of our pilgrims 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 Thanksgiving research journal!  This week we’re doing a tree map about pilgrims, labeling pilgrims and writing comparing and contrasting ourselves with pilgrims!

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Pilgrim Books:

Of course we’ll be doing some super fun and easy Pilgrims art projects such as this directed drawing!

thanksgiving crafts

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!

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word family bootcamp

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!

We are in our 2 week review of all of the word families we’ve learned so the next two weeks will be heavily focused on blending and writing CVC words and word family words!

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

Pilgrim Freebie!

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Foodie Fun Friday:  Thanksgiving Fish

We learn that the Native Americans taught the Pilgrims to put fish in the soil and it would help the crops grow.  So we plant a Swedish fish in the soil!

 kindergarten thanksgiving snacks

For all of your Thanksgiving lesson planning needs, check out this post for tons of resources!!!


Math-Adding To 5 with word problems

This week we are practicing adding to 5 with word problems.  We introduce word problems orally the first semester.  This is just meant to practice that idea that adding means put together and to work on learning addition words such as more, put together, how many more, etc.

 We will read 10 Fat Turkeys and act out word problems with turkeys and feathers to add to 5.  Mr. Greg will be the turkey and the students will listen to the word problems and add feathers to the turkey!

And we will put the cookies into the cookie jar!  We will make a giant cookie jar and giant cookies.  I will give the students a word problem about cookies and they will add the cookies to the cookie jar to solve the equation!

We will also do small group work this week using the part part whole method to add.

And we will probably roll out Get On My Boat this week!  But with a twist.  We will be on the Mayflower and we will add Pilgrims!  For more informationon Get On My Boat, check out this post!

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