Week 20 of kindergarten is a short week and comes with snow, so we will see what actually happens and if we actually have school this week!
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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 curriculum has made the switch to blends so we will be moving to Blends Bootcamp. Our TKS BOOTCAMP curriculum works with ALL curriculums or as a stand-alone resource! This week, we are using Blends Bootcamp to focus on words with blends, blending and decoding words, writing words, and lots of word chaining! However, we still need to work on CVC words so we will be continuing with Word Family Bootcamp as well.
Blends Bootcamp is about taking the sounds we learned in ABC BOOTCAMP and using them to read words. For five weeks, we do two blends a week with a focus on using all the sounds to decode, spell, write, and read words. This week we will do one blend to get the students used to the routines.
We do a circle chart, word building, word writing, and a word match activity. This is the same routine we do with all of our TKS BOOTCAMP CURRICULUM. This consistency is what a key piece of what makes TKS BOOTCAMP so effective.
Blends Bootcamp is an all-inclusive resource that is aligned with the science of reading! Blends 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!
We also used our glitter letters clipart to make glitter letter cards and we’ve been using these cards in whole group and small groups. The kids LOVE them! (This is CLIPART. You will need to insert the letter clipart into a document to make letter cards!)
Sight Word 60
This week are the words: of, and, to in
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 read the fairy tale Three Billy Goats Gruff. We’re focusing on problem and solution and comparing characters!
We will also make some trolls!
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 working on counting 11-20. We built in small group days this week to review and work with students who need some extra support.
For one counting lesson, we’re using our number paths. The students will use their counter to count on the number path. I will also have them write the number on the whiteboard.
Another lesson uses ten frames for counting! The students get a bag, dump out the counters, count with ten frames, and then write the number!
Martin Luther King
Of course, this week, we’re learning about Martin Luther King.
We use read-alouds, videos, and our MLK Research Project to learn about MLK. Students will also write about how they will change the world.
Mad Science Thursday
In honor of winter and snow, we’re making snow slime!
Foodie Fun Friday-Troll Snack
This week, our greeting is a snowball fight! I print pictures and names of the kids on paper. We wad them up and throw to have a snowball fight. Kids grab a snowball and greet their friends!