Schedulin Sunday: Easter, Subtraction, And Vowels

This week we’re continuing Vowel Bootcamp, working on subtraction, and celebrating Easter. It’s also a short three-day week for us so this week’s Schedulin Sunday is short!

Note: This year, my goal is to show you that you can use our TKS resources along with required curriculums and continue to have fun, so you’ll see that happening throughout the school year!

District Guidelines-UPDATED

  • Masks are now HIGHLY RECOMMENDED but not required
  • We are keeping our enhanced cleaning procedures (wipe down surfaces throughout the day, steam sanitize the room daily, hand sanitizer/hand washing throughout the day, steam mop the floors daily, etc)
  • I have added an air purifier to our classroom after reading the research from Johns Hopkins that these can help reduce the spread of Covid and other germs. CLICK HERE TO SEE THE PURIFIER I ORDERED!

Lesson Plans

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In keeping with the pacing of our foundational skills curriculum, this week we’re learning about double consonants. BUT, I noticed in the last few weeks that my students’ writing could be so much better if they had the CVC-E pattern so I will be adding in Vowel Bootcamp to give my students what they need. We will do a circle chart, work on decoding, and writing words and we will be using our decodable readers.

Since this is a short week, I didn’t want to start U words this week so we’re going to spend these three days practicing decoding, blending, and writing CVC-E words!

We will also be using our CVC-E decoding cards for extra practice!

And yes, Vowel Bootcamp and the entire TKS BOOTCAMP curriculum are aligned to the science of reading. And it has been from day 1 because that’s how I was taught to teach reading so it’s what I’ve always done!

Sight Word 60!

This week we are continuing Sight Word 60! After spending the summer learning more about the science of reading, we are continuing with Sight Word 60. We have always had decoding and encoding (writing) of the words as part of Sight Word 60 so we will continue that and will increase the amount of decoding and writing. We will also use orthographic mapping and we’re changing our order of sight words to align to the 109 most frequent words (even though we do 100 words…). You can learn all the details of how Sight Word 60 works on the linked blog post and you can get everything you need for Sight Word 60 in our Sight Word 60 creation!

Read It Up-How To Catch The Easter Bunny

This week we are using our Read It Up! How To Catch The Easter Bunny creation! These books from Sourcebooks are amazing! They’re fun, they’re great for critical thinking, vocabulary, and STEM projects! And the kids LOVE THEM! This week we’re working on retelling with sequence words, describing characters with adjectives, and graphing if we like jelly beans!


This week we’re continuing to work on subtraction with our Math It Up! Subtracting Cars creation! We will use toy cars to practice subtraction to 10 and writing equations. After using this subtraction resource last week, my class has really grasped subtraction and understands how to subtract!

Monday-cars in the garage. Read story problems, students use cars to solve the problem and write the equation.

Tuesday- cards in the road. Read story problems, students use cars to solve the problem and write the equation.

Wednesday-small group practice as needed.


We will also celebrate Easter with eggs and bunnies!

To make this egg, we squirt paint on the paper and the kids use their hands to smear the paint! Then they cut out the oval shape!

We will also paint an egg using pom poms!

jelly bean graphing kindergarten

We will sort and graph jelly beans! Click the image to get your FREE file!

We will also have an egg hunt! Each family sends in 20 eggs numbered 1-20. For the hunt, the kids find the eggs with their number so everyone gets the same number of eggs!

Morning Meeting Greeting

This week our morning meeting greeting is an egg greeting. I’ll put each kids’ pictures inside plastic eggs. They’ll grab an egg, open it and find the person in the egg and greet that person. Our activity is passing the plate using a clothespin.

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