Schedulin Sunday: Addition And Subtraction To 10, CVC Words, And Holidays Around The World

It’s Schedulin Sunday! This week is going to be packed with learning, fun, art, and more! We’re continuing with Word Family Bootcamp. We’re practicing addition and subtraction to 10. And we’re continuing our journey around the world with Holidays Around The World!

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Phonics And Phonemic Awareness Word Family Bootcamp

We are following our required foundational skills curriculum. And we are supplementing with our TKS BOOTCAMP Word Family Bootcamp! Our foundational skills curriculum really starts to focus on segmenting, word chaining and blending, and writing words using sounds. This is exactly what we do with our science of reading aligned Word Family Bootcamp! Each week we do two-word families. Day 1 is a circle chart that includes segmenting sounds, spelling words, and blending words. Day 2 is word building and writing which is more segmenting, more spelling, and more blending with a focus on writing the words so we’re mapping the sound to the spelling.

We also use our decodable texts in small groups to work on the skills in text.

Reading Comprehension-The Three Little Pigs

This week we are using our required reading curriculum by reading the book The Three Little Pigs and working on character traits and text evidence. We supplement with our Read It Up! resource. We are required to do 3 lessons a week so that’s what we do. We focus on the “learn” section of each lesson and use our research project to scaffold and support student learning!

After reading the book we will work on describing each of the characters. We will also cite text evidence and choose a character to write about.


This year our district is using Illustrative Math as our math curriculum. We will be completing those lessons and supplementing them heavily with our Math It Up! creations. This week we’re working on addition and subtraction to 10. This week the focus is on solving story problems with objects and drawings. We will be using the activities and lessons from our Math It Up! Adding Cars and Math It Up! Subtracting Cars resources!

Each day we will use actual toy cars to solve story problems. Monday will be addition. Tuesday will be subtraction. Wednesday through Friday will be a mixture of addition and subtraction. We’re also introducing “expressions” this week. Thursday the kids will generate the story problems for their friends to solve.

Holidays Around The World Research Project

This week we continue our journey around the world with Holidays Around The World! This is my favorite thing we do all year! I love the excitement and engagement. I love that we’re learning languages, foods, cultures, and traditions! And it’s just a blast!

We visit a country each day. Each student gets their own, personalized airline ticket. We watch a video of an airplane taking off. We do a read-aloud that is related (not informational) to some part of how each country celebrates holidays or some part of their culture and traditions. We also look at a very short informational PowerPoint to learn facts about each country.

Students also stamp their passports as we visit each country!

This week we are visiting Israel to learn about Hanukkah and we’re visiting Australia. We’re also learning about Diwali, Ramadan and Kwanzaa.

We also do an art project for each country!

Holidays Around The World Read Aloud ideas: (CLICK THE IMAGE TO SEE THE BOOKS ON AMAZON)

Mad Scientist Thursday

This week our hands-on science lesson is holiday slime! We make slime and mix in holiday confetti!

And yes, you must dress the part!

Morning Meeting

Greeting-ornament greeting-write students’ names on ornaments. Students choose an ornament and greet that friend.

Activity-Pass the ornament. Students will use spoons to pass around an ornament.


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