This week is Valentine’s Day. We all know that means a sugar rush for days! This week is going to be a lot of fun and learning!
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Phonics And Phonemic Awareness: Blends Bootcamp
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 stomp 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!
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!
We are celebrating Valentine’s Day! We’re decorating cookies, making Love Potion, and passing out Valentine’s to our friends! We are also measuring how many hearts tall we are!
We start our day off by sharing things we love!
Recipe from One Sharp Bunch.
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!
Day 1 is introducing tens and ones with our giant place value manipulatives! Students will count on from ten and write equations on white boards. The templates are included in the Math It Up! resource!
Day 2 is making teen numbers with place value blocks! Students record their equations on the recording sheet.
Day 3 is building teen numbers with ten frames!
Reading Comprehension: Past And Present
We are working on module 3 of our required curriculum. Our new module is about life in the past and present. This week we’re reading the book School Then And Now and When I Was Young In The Mountains and Home Then And Now! We are using our Read It Up and Explore It Up resources to supplement our curriculum.
We are reading School Then And Now and doing key details from the book.
We will be writing about things we enjoy and things that are beautiful!
Black History Month
We will be using our African American Heroes Research Project to learn about various heroes. We use our Heroes Research Projects all year long but we also want to honor Black History Month. This week we are learning about Wilma Rudolph and Garrett Morgan.
Greeting-heart greeting-choose a heart, greet the person on the heart
Activity-I have who has numbers to 20