Happy Schedulin’ Sunday! This week we are continuing our Weather Research Project, kicking off Vowel Bootcamp to learn about vowels, working on addition story problems and learning about Martin Luther King and reading The Snowy Day!
Lesson Plans For Vowels, Weather And MLK
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This week our morning greeting is a snowball fight! We write names on paper, wad them up and throw them. We collect a snowball and greet the person on the paper!
For more morning meeting greeting ideas, check out our Morning Meeting Greeting Resource.
TKS BOOTCAMP: Vowel Bootcamp And Vowels
This week we are kicking off our Vowel Bootcamp! This week we’re focusing on long A and CVC-E words as we start 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.
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!
In keeping with our district’s scope and sequence, we’re continuing our weather research project! This year our main focus of our weather research project (aside from learning about types of weather) will be a weather log. Each day we will write and draw what the weather is so we can study trends and patterns. This will culminate in our kids creating their own forecast!
This week we’re starting our Weather Observation Logs. We will spend a few days doing these whole group and then it will become a more independent daily activity for the students.
This week we’re learning about rain, snow, thunderstorms and the weather cycle! For each type of weather we read an informational text, complete a tree map and the students record their learning in their weather research journal!
For more details on our Weather Research Project, check out this post:
Reading Comprehension: MLK And The Snowy Day
This week we will also spend some time learning about Martin Luther King and how we can continue his legacy of equality!
We will also be using our Read It Up: The Snowy Day resource to work on reading comprehension. Friday of this week is The Snowy Day all day! We will sequence the story, write about our snowy day and graph our favorite snowy day activity!
In math we will be working on addition story problems! We will be doing whole group practice and independent practice! We use concrete manipulatives first. Then we start using drawings and finally we write equations. We move from concrete to more abstract and more independent work! This week is dinosaur story problems! Next week will be unicorns!
Mad Science Thursday
This week our Mad Science science experiment is making it rain! After learning about rain and the water cycle, we use shaving cream and food coloring to make it rain!
Foodie Fun Friday
This week we will make a polar bear snack using vanilla ice cream cups, cookies and chocolate chips!
These are the creations we are using in our classroom this week!
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