This week we’re wrapping up our Teeth Research Project, starting to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day, working with teen numbers, and having guest readers for Read Across America!
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Phonics And Phonemic Awareness: Blends Bootcamp
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We are following our required foundational skills curriculum. And we are supplementing with our TKS BOOTCAMP Blends Bootcamp! Our foundational skills curriculum really starts to focus on segmenting, word chaining, blending, and writing words using blends and digraphs. This is exactly what we do with our science of reading-aligned Blends Bootcamp! Each week we do two blends. 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, focusing on writing the words so we’re mapping the sound to the spelling.
This week we are continuing with digraphs! This week’s focus is on changing, spelling, and writing words with digraphs!
This week we’re doing our smack and spell activity which the kids LOVE!
We also use our decodable texts in small groups to work on the skills in text. I have seen so much growth in my student’s reading with these decodables. The kids love them and I love seeing their confidence and excitement as they read!
In small groups, we’re using our Word Mapping Mats to really help us segment, spell and read words! Since we started using these I’ve seen great improvement in my students’ ability to segment, spell and read words!
We’re also doing a lot of word chaining with CVC words and blends. Word chaining is when you change one sound to make new words. This phonics activity is one of the best for helping students blend and write words and understanding how words work. For these lessons, we’re using our Digital Word Building resource! This resource includes a PowerPoint file and a Google Slides file so it can be used on any device!
Dental Health Awareness Month
February is Dental Health Awareness month so this week we’re continuing our Teeth Research Project. Now, this is my least favorite research project because teeth gross me out. There’s nothing worse than wiggly teeth. Ya’ll. I can. not. do. teeth. Anyway, we’re gonna have fun learning about teeth!
Last week we started our can/have/are chart so we will continue that this week!
We will create a can/have/are chart to learn about teeth.
We will also be labeling the parts of a tooth.
And we will graph the number of teeth we have lost!
We are doing two teeth art projects! First, we’re painting teeth using white paint and a toothbrush!
If you need another fun and easy tooth project, check out these torn paper teeth!
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 the curriculum is about making teen numbers with ten and some more!
This week we will be working with ten frames and equations! We will be matching ten frames (teen numbers) and numbers and teen numbers with equations. We will be making this into a game where students will race to find their matches. We are also working on making a group of ten and some more using shapes and filling in missing addends. Stay tuned for details/pictures/videos of these games!
Reading Comprehension: The Little House
We are working on module 3 of our required curriculum. This module is about life in the past and present. This week we’re reading the book The Little House We are using our Read It Up resources to supplement our curriculum.
This week we will be working on notice and wonder, questions and answers and we will be discussing all the ways the little house changes!
St. Patrick’s Day
We are starting to celebrate all things St. Patrick’s this week! We will read There Was An Old Lady Who Swallowed A Clover and work on sequencing the story!
Mad Science Thursday
This week our Mad Science lesson will be a STEM challenge! The kids will work with a friend to stack gold coins!
Greeting-tooth fairy greeting-tooth fairy flies in and reveals a picture, greet that person
Activity-I have who has numbers to 20
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