Happy Schedulin Sunday! We remain in the virtual setting so here’s what is happening in virtual kindergarten this week: we’re learning about penguins, comparing numbers, and vowels using our TKS Vowel Bootcamp!
Lesson Plans: Penguins And Comparing Numbers
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Research Project: Penguins
January is the perfect time to learn about arctic animals and penguins. We just finished our Arctic Animals Research Project and my class did an amazing job. I love that our research projects work so well in the virtual setting. So this week we are using our Penguins Research Project to research and write about penguins.
As with all of our research projects, the students have a research journal where they do all of their work and writing. For penguins we are doing a can/have/are chart, live/eat chart, labeling and a true/false sort!
This week’s read alouds:
We’re also doing some penguin art projects! Materials were picked up and delivered so students have the necessary materials for the art projects!
And yes, there is a costume involved:
This week we’re continuing with TKS BOOTCAMP with Vowel Bootcamp! This is when we work with long vowels and the CVC-E pattern! After our first week of virtual Vowel Bootcamp, the kids can identify vowels, identify how to make the vowel say its name and they can read and read a_e words. This week we are doing i_e words!
We spend a week on each vowel and work on segmenting, blending and writing CVC-E words!
We start with a circle chart just like we do in every TKS BOOTCAMP!
Then we work on word building and blending:
For the writing activities, we will use our whiteboards since we are virtual!
Math: Comparing Numbers
This week in math, we are learning about comparing numbers. We will be using our Math It Up creation for the next two weeks.
To introduce comparing numbers we start with Greater Gator!
I show two numbers on the board. The kids use their arms to show the number that is greater! In-person, we do this with our smart board. Since we are virtual, the kids will do it from home and I’ll be able to see if they are showing the correct number.
For the rest of the week, we will practice comparing numbers by dealing to compare! We will use our giant Uno cards for the lessons. I’ll show two cards. The students will write the numbers and symbols on their white board. (We bought these giant cards years ago for $20 on Amazon. Unfortunately, they’re available for a much higher price!)
On Friday, as an informal assessment, we will use the book One Big Pair Of Underwear. After reading the book, we will identify different quantities in the book. The students will write the number and use the correct symbol to show greater than/less than.
If you’re looking for resources to teach about presidents and the inauguration, check out our book collection for presidents!
You can also check out our Presidential Research Project!