Happy Schedulin’ Sunday! This week we are kicking off a new research project on the four seasons, continuing Vowel Bootcamp to learn about vowels, comparing numbers AND celebrating Groundhog Day!
Lesson Plans For Seasons, Comparing Numbers, Vowels and Groundhog Day!
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This week our morning greeting is an alligator greeting! We greet our friends with an alligator chomp!
For more morning meeting greeting ideas, check out our Morning Meeting Greeting Resource.
TKS BOOTCAMP: Vowel Bootcamp And Vowels
This week we are continuing our Vowel Bootcamp! This week we’re focusing on long I and CVC-E words as we are learning about vowels! As with all of our TKS BOOTCAMPs we start with a circle map. Then we move to word building, then word writing and then we do a word match. Our decodable readers are incorporated in small groups throughout the week!
For more details on how Vowel Bootcamp works and how we work with vowels, (including a video), check out this post!
For some fun, engaging Vowel centers check out our What Does The Fox Say CVC-E Centers!
Seasons Research Project
In keeping with our district’s scope and sequence, we’re starting our new Seasons Research Project! We will be focused on how people, animals and plants adapt and change with the seasons. This is a new research project for us so it is currently in development. This means…my brain is full of ideas (some crazy, some lame and 2 awesome ideas…lol) so as soon as it’s all put together we will share!
We start off reading The Seasons Of Arnold’s Apple Tree! Each day we will focus on a season. The kids will be drawing and writing about the tree in that season. We will also create an anchor chart for that season that includes: the months, the weather, and activities and clothes for that season.
For the science side of seasons we will study how the sun makes the seasons and make connections back to our weather research project.
These are the seasons books we will be using this week:
Math: Comparing Numbers
In math we are working on comparing numbers. This is a skill we work on daily in our interactive calendar routine so my kids are really good at this. We will be focusing on using the greater than/less than symbols and using larger numbers.
We will be using our Math It Up: Comparing Numbers resource!
For our first lesson, we make a giant alligator mouth out of poster board. Each students get to be Amos Alligator and show us more or less. The groups are made of students so this a very interactive lesson!
On day 2 the kids become the greater gator using their arms! We write numbers on the board and they use their arms to show us the greater number!
On day 3 the students will do independent practice!
This week we are also celebrating Groundhog Day! We will use our Read It UP: Groundhog Day creation to do groundhog literacy and math activities!
We learn about groundhogs and create a groundhog facts anchor chart!
For math, we do a coin toss and graph our data!
We make a groundhog hat and eat a groundhog snack!
For more Groundhog Day fun, check out our groundhog post!
100th Day Of School
This week we are also celebrating our 100th day of school!!! I can’t believe it’s been 100 days! Our 100th day is day long celebration of counting, writing, food and fun!
We will be using our newest creation to help us celebrate!
For more on our 100th Day, check out this post!
For more 100th day of school resources, check out these creations!
Mad Science Thursday
This week our Mad Science science experiment is making sparkly, colorful rocks using rock salt and glue! Stay tuned…
Foodie Fun Friday
This week we will be making a groundhog snack to celebrate Groundhog Day!
These are the creations we are using in our classroom this week!
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