Week 15 of kindergarten means we’re kicking off our journey around the world with Holidays Around The World, focusing on reading and writing CVC words, making numbers, and more! And since we’re returning from break we’re going to focus on routines and procedures!

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We have a required foundational skills curriculum that we follow and supplement with our TKS BOOTCAMP resource, especially for extra practice and small group work! Our TKS BOOTCAMP curriculum works with ALL curriculums or as a stand-alone resource! This week, we are continuing Word Family Bootcamp to focus on CVC words, blending and decoding words, writing words, and lots of word chaining!

Word Family Bootcamp is about taking the sounds we learned in ABC BOOTCAMP and using them to read words. For 5 weeks, we do 2 word families a week with a focus on using all three sounds to decode, spell, write and read words. After those five weeks, we spend a week (this week) making circle charts for CVC words using each vowel in the middle position. So Monday we will make words like cat, mad, etc. We will be writing and spelling words all week as well. At the end of the week we will assess and use that data to determine next steps.

Word Family Bootcamp is an all-inclusive resource that is aligned with the science of reading! Word Family Bootcamp includes whole group lessons, small group lessons, decodable readers, and centers!

We also have an intervention hour so we will be using this time for our Word Family Bootcamp word match activities and look alike word activities.

We will also be using our Word Mapping mats during this time to work on our segmenting, spelling, and reading words!

We’re also using our Digital Word Building Resource to do word chaining to work on blending CVC words!


Once again, this year, we’re using our required reading curriculum and supplementing it with our Read It Up! resources and TKS research projects. This week, we are continuing our unit about farms! We’re reading The Year At Maple Hill Farm and learning about seasons, clothing, key details, and sentences!

Monday and Tuesday we will read and re-read the story to collect text evidence on key details for each season. On Friday, we will use these details to draw a picture of a season and write a sentence.

We will also do a clothing sort. Students determine which season the clothing should be in and they have to explain WHY!


Our district has adopted a new math curriculum (AGAIN!), so we’re trying to figure it out because it’s a lot, and it’s not aligned with our state standards, so there’s that. We’re using the curriculum and supplementing it with our MATH IT UP! resources!

This week, we’re continuing with composing and decomposing numbers. Each day we’re working with one number and finding the ways to make the number. We’re doing 7,8, and 9. We will use ten frame pop-its and Math Stackers as our tools! We will find ways to make the number and write the equation!

We will also decompose the number 9 using number bonds.

Holidays Around The World

This week we’re kicking off my absolute favorite 2-3 weeks of the school year! Holidays Around The World! I love taking my class around the world to learn languages, food, cultures, holidays, geography, and more!

This week is Mexico, Italy, Germany, and Australia!

Make sure to grab our all-inclusive Holidays Around The World Research Project for everything you need to learn about holidays around the world!

Each day we visit a new country or learn about a holiday. We read a book that relates to the country or holiday and look at an informational PowerPoint to learn about the country and holiday. We use this information to complete our graphic organizer.

But before we learn about the country, we get our airline ticket, board HolidayAir, and fly to our destination! We use Google Maps to show where we’re going and a fun video of an airplane to take off!

We also stamp our passports!

We also do an art project for each country or holiday!



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