Happy Schedulin’ Sunday! This week we are continuing ABC BOOTCAMP to introduce letters and sounds! We’re also continuing Number Bootcamp, working with ten frames and learning about families! Plus we’re starting sight words with Sight Word 60 and using Miss Nelson Is Missing to talk about consequences and expectations!
Lesson Plans For Letters And Sounds, Ten Frames and Families and Miss Nelson
Here are our lesson plans for introducing letters and sounds and numbers! Click the image to download my lesson plans!
This week we are continuing ABC BOOTCAMP!!!! ABC BOOTCAMP is a research based, classroom proven approach to introducing letters and sounds. This is an intense and immersive experience in letters and sounds! We are continuing with our new order for ABC BOOTCAMP! We are currently 10 days into ABC BOOTCAMP and the growth I’ve seen in my students in just 10 days is amazing!
ABC BOOTCAMP starts with circle charts. This week we are learning H, D, R, and E.
We also do handwriting for each letter. I explicitly model how to form each letter and the students practice writing the letter using the included handwriting sheets.
For each letter, we also make a silly hat! This is one of my favorite parts of ABC BOOTCAMP! The hats are great at re-inforcing letters and sounds and they also provide daily fine motor practice and cutting practice!
We have also introduced the newest piece of ABC BOOTCAMP: the sound hunt! These are a great small group tool to practice and reinforce the sound learned in the whole group lesson.
For more on ABC BOOTCAMP, check out this blog post:
This week we’re using our newest research project to learn all about our families!
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This week we’re talking about brothers and sisters and pets! We are graphing how many people have pets and how many people are in our family. We will also do a Venn Diagram about brothers and sisters and make posters about family!
Here are some of the things we’ve been doing as part of our Family Research Project!
These are the books we’re reading this week:
We are continuing our school supply research and learning how to use our school supplies!
For each supply we make an anchor chart and then complete a puzzle!
For all the detail on our School Supply research project, check out this post!
Sight Word 60
This week we’re kicking off sight words with sight word 60! Sight Word 60 takes just a few minutes a day and has amazing results! (PS If you saw last week’s Schedulin’ Sunday post, you saw where it said we were starting Sight Word 60 last week. JUST KIDDING. I got so excited and planned them a week early! So, yeah…we’re really starting this week!)
We read and spell the words. We use the words in a sentence. Then we color the words in our grids and graph our sight words!
For more on Sight Word 60, check out this post:
Miss Nelson Is Missing
This week we’re reading one of my ALL TIME FAVORITE books, Miss Nelson Is Missing!
We read Miss Nelson Is Missing and compare and contrast Miss Nelson and Miss Swamp.
Then the class describes the kind of teacher they want Mr. Greg to be!
Finally, we make these adorable pictures of Miss Swamp!
For more information on our Miss Nelson Is Missing lessons, check out this post:
Hopes And Dreams
This week we’re also sharing our Hopes And Dreams! We read the book Big Plans and share what we want to learn in kindergarten! The families share what they want their child to learn and we create this amazing puzzle of all of our hopes and dreams!
For more details on our hopes and dreams lessons and to get a free puzzle template, check out this post:
In math we are continuing NUMBER BOOTCAMP!!!!!!!!!!!! This week is numbers 8-12. We make circle charts and practice writing the numbers!
This week we are focusing on ten frames for one to one correspondence and number recognition! We are also learning roll and color!
Roll and color is introduced whole group at the beginning of the year and then it is a constant, differentiated math center for the entire year!
To get your free Chicka Chicka Boom Boom Roll And Color pages, check out this post:
We will be working with ten frames for one to one correspondence in whole group and small groups! And this week we’re counting feet! hehe We’re reading One Is A Snail and using feet to make ten frames and count!
For more ten frame fun, check out these posts:
FREE EMERGENT READER
These are the creations we are using in our classroom this week!