Schedulin Sunday: Space, Measurement Olympics, and Vowel Teams Bootcamp

Happy Schedulin Sunday! This week we are continuing our journey through space with our Space Research Project, working with ER, IR and UR words in Vowel Teams Bootcamp and measuring with the Measurement Olympics!

Lesson Plans: Space, The Measurement Olympics, and ER IR UR Words

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Research Projects: Space Research Project

This week we are continuing our Space Research Project! We have been having so much fun exploring space! The kids are engaged and learning! And they’re constantly in awe of what we’re learning! NOTE: OUR SPACE RESEARCH PROJECT HAS BEEN NEWLY UPDATED!!!!

As with most of our TKS Research Projects, we kick off with our schema map. Students share their schema and we add new learning as we learn about space!

We will continue our journey through the solar system to learn about the planets. Each day we visit a planet, we read about the planet and look at photographs of the planet. Students write about the planet and draw the planet!

Here are the space books we’re using for our Space Research Project:


TKS BOOTCAMP: Vowel Teams Bootcamp

This week we’re continuing our TKS BOOTCAMP with Vowel Teams Bootcamp! This is when we work with vowel teams or vowel pairs. We spend a week on each vowel team or vowel pair. This week we’re working on the ER IR UR pattern. We do the three together since they all make the same sound!

We start with a circle chart just like we do in every TKS BOOTCAMP, then we work on word building and word writing!

We use our decodable readers daily in small groups so we have a daily focus on decoding. We also use our new Vowel Teams Blending Cards for daily decoding practice!

Math: The Measurement Olympics

This week in math, we are learning about measurement! We will measure space pictures using non-standard measurement and we will compete in The Measurement Olympics!

We’re measuring space using our Measuring Space creation!

The Measurement Olympics is a great way to practice all of the measuring skills we’ve learned! We will compete in the discus, javelin throw, shot put, and long jump! We will use non-standard measurement and measure each event using gold medals!

We will also be measuring our height using our Measure It Up Through The Year creation!

Mad Science Thursday

This week for Mad Science Thursday, we are making rockets! We use film canisters, Alka Seltzer and water!


Foodie Fun Friday

This week our Foodie Fun Friday snack is a QU wedding cake!


This week we continue our Backwards Bootcamp! We do Backwards Bootcamp to celebrate our year together, to keep the kids engaged, and because we start the year with ABC BOOTCAMP! Our year begins and ends with ABC BOOTCAMP!

This week:

U-unicorns-draw a unicorn

T=wear your favorite t-shirt

S-wear sunglasses


Q-The Wedding of Q and U (For QU wedding freebies, check out our Q and U wedding post!)

This week we are using these TKS Creations:


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