Hispanic Heritage Month: Schedulin Sunday

Happy Schedulin’ Sunday!  This week we are continuing our brand new Hispanic Heritage Month Research Project!  And we are continuing with the next component of our TKS BOOTCAMP curriculum:  Word Family Bootcamp!  And we’re working on Shapes Bootcamp!

Lesson Plans For Word Family Bootcamp, Shapes Bootcamp and Hispanic Heritage Month

Here are our lesson plans for introducing letters and sounds and numbers!    Click the image to download my lesson plans!

hispanic heritage month

Word Family BOOTCAMP

This week we are continuing WORD FAMILY BOOTCAMP!  Word Family Bootcamp works a little differently than ABC BOOTCAMP.  We still create circle maps for the word families, but we do a word family for 2 days.  Day 1 is the circle map.  Day 2 is building, reading and writing the words!  This week is -at and -ap words!


During small groups, we’re using the Word Family Bootcamp Decodable readers to work on our decoding and blending skills!  These books have been a huge hit with the kids and have really boosted their confidence in reading and writing words!

word families kindergarten

For more on Word Family Bootcamp, check out this post!

In small groups we’re continuing to work  on letters and sounds using the differentiated components of ABC BOOTCAMP using our Student Alphabet Books and letter hunts!

kindergarten phonics

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!

For more on ABC BOOTCAMP, check out this blog post:

letters and sounds

Hispanic Heritage Month:  Hispanic Heritage Research Project

This week we’re continuing our two week Hispanic Heritage month project using our newest research project:  our Hispanic Heritage Research Project

hispanic heritage month

Each day we will learn about a different person using a read aloud.  We will complete a graphic organizer for the person and students will write about the person.  My kids were so engaged last week as we learned about each person.  I was so impressed with how much they learned and we’re able to share about each person.  We also had great conversations about how each person changed their community and the world and the lessons we can learn from each person!   This week were learning about:  Roberto Clemente, Celia Cruz, Tito Puente and Ellen Ochoa!

These are the books we’re reading this week:

Math:  Shapes Bootcamp

kindergarten shapes

In math we are working on 2D shapes with Shapes Bootcamp!

We will make bubble maps for shapes, we will build 2D shapes and sort 2D shapes and make shape people!

2D shapes

For more on our giant shape sort, check out this post:

Mad Science Thursday

This week our  Mad Science science experiment is Disappearing Ghosts!

You will need biodegradable packing peanuts for this experiment!   You can get them here:

kindergarten science

These are the creations we are using in our classroom this week!


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