Happy Schedulin Sunday! Well, here we are. The last Schedulin’ Sunday of what has been the craziest, hardest, most overwhelming and most rewarding school year ever. The year has seemed to drag on but I can’t believe it’s almost over. Next week is our last full week of school. We have 7.5 days left. The last day and a half will be our end of the year celebration and packing up and cleaning!
One thing I have learned over the years is that the last week or so of school can be exciting, scary, and just a lot for our kids. I have learned that keeping things routine and normal make a big difference. Sure, we have lots of fun this week but we also keep our routines in place to ease the stress of the end of the year (for kids and teacher too!)
Lesson Plans: Camping, Old Lady Swallowed A Shell
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Research Projects: Camping Research Project
This week we are wrapping up our camping trip by traveling to 3 different states. This week we are traveling to Florida, Alaska, and Colorado. We are using our newly updated Camping Research Project that includes our new travel journal. For each place we visit, we will make a circle chart of all the things we see. Then we will write about trips to each place. We will also find the places on a map and color the states.
And yes we decorate our room to set the stage for going camping! Unfortunately, students can’t use the tent and chair this year, so we set the decorations in the hallway for all students to see and enjoy. We’re also using the decorations to build background knowledge!
Here are the camping books we’re using for our Camping Research Project:
Read It Up: Old Lady Swallowed A Shell
We read our favorite beach book: The Old Lady Who Swallowed A Shell!
We work on sequencing and graphing! And we write about what we might see at the beach!
Phonics: Review With TKS BOOTCAMP
This week we are spending the week working on decoding and writing words using our TKS BOOTCAMP curriculum. We will be focusing on areas of weakness based on our data. One area of weakness is blends and digraphs, so that will be a focus area for the week. We will be using our decodable readers in small groups as well.
Math: Subtraction Bootcamp
This week in math, we are practicing addition with Subtraction Bootcamp!
We will be working on solving subtraction equations using all the strategies we have learned!
Foodie Fun Friday
This week our Foodie Fun Friday snack is a campfire snack from our friend Laura Kelly!
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!
F=for flyswatter painting!
E=for exercise! Wear exercise clothes!
C- for cookies and crazy hair! We graph our favorite Oreo!
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B for bubbles
End Of The Year
At the end of the year, we spend time reflecting on our time together. This year will be no different but it’s going to a lot to reflect on. We share our favorite things about kindergarten, the most important thing we learned in kindergarten and we share about what next year’s class needs to know about Mr. Greg! We also revisit our name writing as a way to show the students concrete proof of how much we’ve learned this year.
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And, my students decorate a white jacket for me! The jacket is from Amazon!
Also this week, we are prepping our take home packets to send home with the kids to use in the summer!
This week we are using these TKS Creations:
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