Plants & Place Value: Schedulin Sunday

Happy Schedulin’ Sunday!  This week we are continuing our newest  research project on living and non-living things, and starting to incorporate our Plants Research Project, continuing  Vowel Teams Bootcamp to learn about vowel teams,  and learning about place value!

Lesson Plans For Plants,  Vowel Pairs and Place Value

   Click the image to download my lesson plans!

Morning Meeting

This week our morning greeting is our paper airplane greeting.  We make a paper airplane, we greet a friend and fly the airplane to them!

For more morning meeting greeting ideas, check out our  Morning Meeting Greeting Resource.

morning meeting greeting ideas

For morning meeting activities, check out our  Quiz Quiz Trade.  You can find our Quiz Quiz Trade resource here!

quiz quiz trade

Phonics:  Vowel Teams Bootcamp AR Words

This week we are starting Vowel Teams Bootcamp with AR words!   We will make a circle map, build and write AR words and match AR words and pictures!

We also make this fun Shark AR Words Anchor chart!

Each student chooses a tooth, they read the word and add the word to the shark’s mouth!

Plants Research Project

In keeping with our district’s scope and sequence, we’re in the midst of our three week unit on living and non-living things.  Last week, we learned what questions to ask to determine living and non-living things.  Now we’re applying that knowledge and studying plants with our plants research project!

We start with a schema map to assess our background knowledge.

This week we will learn about plants using tree maps, labeling and the life cycle of plants.  We record our learning on our graphic organizers and students then record their learning in their research journals!


We’re also planting bean seeds this week so we can apply our learning!  The kids will observe the seeds as they grow and record their observations in their seed journals!

For more details on our plant research project, including fun art ideas, check out this post:


Read It UP:  Tops And Bottoms

With our plants research project, it’s the perfect time to use our Read It Up:  Tops And Bottoms creation!

We will use this resource to build oral and written reading comprehension skills!

tops and bottoms book activities

Here are the books we are reading this week:

For more information on reading comprehension, check out this post:

Math:  Place Value

In math we are learning about tens and ones and place value.  

We will be using our Place Value Resource this week!

place value kindergarten

Our focus with place value is identifying tens and ones and determining a number is ten and more ones.  This year we are re-doing our lessons and they will go like this:

Day 1-we’re using ten frames and counters to make ten and more ones.  Students will identify teen numbers as ten and ones.

Day 2-introduce base ten blocks with rods and cubes.  Students will use the blocks to build numbers.  This will also connect to our counting on skills.

kindergarten place value

Day 3-We will use number bonds to decompose teen numbers into ten and more ones.

Fourth Day- independent work (cut and paste match)

place value kindergarten

Day 5-assessment-flap book.  Students write a number and draw the tens and ones!

making 10 lesson plans

For more place value ideas, check out these posts:

Foodie Fun Friday

This week we will eat the parts of a plant!


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



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