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Schedulin Sunday: New Year’s Resolutions And Tally Marks

Here we go! It’s the first Schedulin Sunday of 2021! So let me say HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!! Here’s to a year of hope and change and “normalcy!”

I want to start with some updates: This week we have three days of in-service and teacher planning. The students return January 7 for a two day week! We are remaining in the virtual setting until at least January 18th. Based on data, I feel we will remain virtual for much longer. It’s not what I want, but it’s the safest decision and we will make it work and make it fun!

Lessn Plans: Squirrel’s New Year’s Resolution

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Read It Up: Squirrel’s New Year’s Resolution

We always return in January by celebrating the new year. This year will look a bit different, but we’re still having a virtual new year’s party. We start by reading Squirrel’s New Year’s Resolution and writing our own resolutions.

We will use our Read It Up Resource and make predictions about the story, complete a story map, make a circle chart of our resolutions, and write about our resolutions!

As part of our new year celebration, we watch the ball drop and have our own countdown. And we throw confetti. And yes, I’m sending home bags of confetti for them to throw in our virtual party!

And yes, even though we are virtual, I am still decorating for our party! Balloons, fireworks, and our 2021 sign from shindigz.com!

For more new year’s ideas, activities and lessons, also check out our Happy New Year 2021 creation!

Math: Review And Tally Marks

This week in math, we are reviewing numbers and counting and working with tally marks. We have worked with tally marks in our Read It Up creations (each Read It Up has a graphing activity that includes tally marks!) so this isn’t a totally new concept but it’s not something we have done a lot with!

To introduce tally marks, we like to super size it with sentence strips! We use these to count tally marks, make tally marks and focus on the slash!

We also work on writing/drawing tally marks. Since were virtual, we will use our whtieboards for this activity!

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