Tops And Bottoms: Schedulin Sunday

Happy Schedulin’ Sunday!  This week we are wrapping up  our two research projects on living and non-living things, and  Plants, continuing  Vowel Teams Bootcamp to learn about vowel teams,  and practicing counting with place value!  And we’re reading Tops And Bottoms!

Lesson Plans For Tops And Bottoms,  Vowel Pairs and Place Value

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tops and bottoms

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 OR Words

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

We also make this fun Shark OR Words Anchor chart!

Each student chooses a corn kernel, they read the word and add the word to the corn on the cob!

Plants Research Project 

Living And Non Living Things Research Project

In keeping with our district’s scope and sequence, we are wrapping up our three week unit on living and non-living things and plants.   We’ve learned what living things need, we’ve learned about plants and now we’re ready for our culminating task!    We will be writing about how to care for plants and how to care for a non-living thing (per our district culminating task!).  So basically we’re taking everything we’ve learned and using it write and draw about caring for a living thing and a non living-thing!


living and non-living

We will also revisit our schema map to add new learning and address misconceptions.

We will continue to observe our seeds and record our observations in our seed journals.


As an assessment, we also make our plants poster.  The students make their poster to label the parts of plants and needs of plants!

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

Mad Science-Plant Parts And How They Work

For Mad science, we’re using our Mad Science creation to do our rainbow flower experiment. This experiment shows how the plant parts work to meet the needs of flowers.  And it looks pretty cool!

kindergarten science lessons

Here are the books we are reading this week:

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

We’re also doing our carrot painting!  It’s always a favorite!  We use our feet to paint carrots.  It’s the perfect art project for Tops And Bottoms!

Math:  Place Value

In math we are practicing  counting with  tens and ones using base ten blocks.

We will be using our Place Value Resource this week!

place value kindergarten

kindergarten place value

place value kindergarten

making 10 lesson plans

For more place value ideas, check out these posts:

Foodie Fun Friday

This week we will eat a tops and bottoms salad!  The salad will be made of plants that are tops and bottoms!

tops and bottoms


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

tops and bottoms


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