Week 16 of kindergarten means we’re continuing our journey around the world with Holidays Around The World, focusing on reading and writing CVC words, making 10, reading the three little pigs, and more! Lesson Plans

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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!

Sight Word 60

This week we’re going to officially kick off Sight Word 60. We typically start this early in the year but my class this year wasn’t ready so we’ve held off. And That’s ok! Our curriculum doesn’t start sight words until after winter break, so we’re ahead of what’s expected. The focus of Sight Word 60 is decoding the words. We say the sounds, we use the sounds to read the word, we spell the words, and write the words. We aren’t memorizing the words. We’re mapping the words into our brains!

Monday-introudce the words, segment sounds, blend sounds, read the word, teacher uses word in a sentence

Tuesday-Wednesday-segment, blend and spell the words, kids use the words in a sentence

Thrusday-sight word grid

Friday-game. This week we’re going to read the words, spell the words and write the words. The words will be on paper ornaments and we will place them on a tree!

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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 Three Little Pigs and working on character traits, retelling a story with a story map, collecting text evidence, and writing about characters!

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!

Friday, we have a day off from the curriculum, so we’re going to use our brand new Read It Up! resource! We’re going to read There Was An Old Lady Who Swallowed A Spoon! We will sequence the story and graph if we like cookies! (NOTE: This is a brand-new resource and will be available ASAP!)


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. This week we’re focusing on making 10! We will use ten frames, number bonds, and we will go bowling! We also have a district math walkthrough this week!

We will use a ten frame to make ten. To help with this, we will use a pop-it! We will talk about the ways we’re making 10 and write equations.

On Tuesday, we’re using number bonds to find ways to make 10. The curriculum lesson is making 10 using doors and windows on a house. First, we decompose 10 with our number bond. Then we draw the correct number of doors and windows and write the equation. (This will be the day of our district walkthrough). My thoughts on this lesson are to have students decompose 10 with their number bond. Then they would use sticky notes on a giant house to show us how they made 10. (Stay tuned for details and videos!).

The curriculum also has us doing a bear boogie, which is using bears to decompose 10. We’re gonna enhance this lesson by using our giant number bond on the floor. The kids will be the bears. They will “boogie” on the number bond to decompose and make 10!

Thursday we’re going bowling! We will make 10 by counting how many pins we knock down and how many pins are standing! Our giant pins are from Walmart. Amazon also has cheap sets. But you can use cups! Decorate the cups to look a like snowman, or gingerbread man, or Christmas tree!

Holidays Around The World

This week, we’re continuing 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 we’re learning about Diwali, Hanukkah, Ramadan and Kwanzaa!

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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