Happy Schedulin’ Sunday! This week we are on week 2 of our Apples Research Project! And we are kicking off the next component of our TKS BOOTCAMP curriculum: Shapes Bootcamp! Plus we’re doing our week long review of letters and sounds with an epic surprise planned!
Lesson Plans For Shapes Bootcamp, Letters And Sounds, and Apples
Here are our lesson plans for introducing letters and sounds and numbers! Click the image to download my lesson plans!
This week is our ABC BOOTCAMP review week. We have finished all 26 letters and sounds so we spend a week reviewing all letters and sounds with a focus on the most missed letters and sounds. We use our ESGI data to target those missed letters and sounds.
Here is our 2018-2019 data from 26 days of ABC BOOTCAMP!
As part of our review, we will be using our sound hunt activity from ABC BOOTCAMP! This is a small group lesson that will target our sounds that we need more practice with!
We are also using our ABC BOOTCAMP Student Alphabet books in small groups! These student books allow for differentiation to meet the needs of all students and is a great way to practice beginning sounds!
And we are using the new ABC BOOTCAMP decodable readers and alphabet books!
For more on ABC BOOTCAMP, check out this blog post:
As part of our review week we have something pretty SWEET planned! It’s top secret for now…but…
Apple Unit: Apple Research Project
This week we’re kicking off our two week apple unit using our Apple Research Project!
We will review our apples schema map and add al of our new learning, as well as address misconceptions!
This week we are making a tree map about what apples look like, what they make and what they need. We will study the life cycle of an apple and use our higher order thinking skills to do a true/false sort about apples! And we are graphing our favorite apple!
Ya’ll, no apple is complete without apple prints! So we’re getting messy and making some apple prints!
These are the books we’re reading this week:
Our Foodie Fun Friday this week will be an apple tasting party! We will taste different apples and graph our favorite!
Math: Shapes Bootcamp
In math we are kicking off SHAPES BOOTCAMP to introduce and study 2D shapes!
We kick off Shapes Bootcamp with a 2D shapes sort! This serves a pre-assessment and post assessment. We also asses shape recognition with ESGI as a pre and post assessment!
For each 2D shape, we do a word web or bubble map! For each shape, we count the sides, identify how many vertices, straight or curved lines, 2D or 3D and we find real life objects for that shape!
One of our favorite shape activities is our giant shape sort using magazines and giant shape anchor charts! The students cut shapes from magazines, show me the shape, identify the shape and glue it to the correct anchor chart!
For more details on this hands on shape lesson, check out this post:
Mad Science Thursday
This week our Mad Science science experiment is making a rainbow using Skittles! It’s perfect for our Thursday surprise!
Shapes Emergent Reader
These are the creations we are using in our classroom this week!