How To Catch A Leprechaun, Measurement, And Phonics Schedulin’ Sunday


Week 27 of kindergarten is short because we have in-serve due to Election Day and a half day on Friday before Spring Break! Check out weekly lesson plans for everything we’re doing this week including How To Catch A Leprechaun, measurement, phonics and more!


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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 switched to blends and digraphs, so we will move 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 beginning and ending digraphs, blending and decoding words, writing words, and lots of word chaining!

science of reading phonics lessons

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, focusing on using all the sounds to decode, spell, write, and read words.

Our focus is on digraphs and CVC words. We’re doing a lot of practice with blending, segmenting, spelling, and writing words. We’re also doing a lot of soring and other games to focus on hearing the digraphs.

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One of our go-to activities is sorting pictures to differentiate the sounds!

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!

science of reading lessons

Intervention And Word Family Bootcamp

We have a 45-minute intervention/PLT block. This time is for small groups focusing on decoding, blending, and spelling words using our sounds. We use our Word Family Bootcamp, specifically our word match, look-like word activities, and decodable text and sentences.

word family activities

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

weekly lesson plans for phonics

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

word chaining resources
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We also used our glitter letters clipart to make glitter letter cards, and we’ve been using these cards in whole groups and small groups. The kids LOVE them! (This is CLIPART. You must insert the letter clipart into a document to make letter cards!)

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Sight Word 60

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This week, our words are: me, not, on, one

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teaching sight words

Reading: Communication Then And Now

Once again, this year, we’re using our required reading curriculum and supplementing it with our Read It Up! resources and TKS research projects. We’re now in module 3, which is all about past and present! This week, we’re reading Communication Then And Now!

This week, our lessons are: doing communication long ago and now and a tranpsortation/communication sort.

Weekly Lesson Plans: Math

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! and TKS BOOTCAMP curriculums.

This week is a review week focusing on teen numbers, counting and before and after. I will be pulling small groups to best meet the needs of the students.

For our numbers and counting small group, we’re going to be using our Game It Up! resource! The kids love these, so this is a perfect time to pull this out again!

This week we’re also going to measure how many shamrocks tall we are! Students estimate how many shamrocks tall they are, and then we measure ourselves. This is great for working on estimation, one to one correspondence and numbers!

How To Catch A Leprechaun

This week, we’re reading the book How To Catch A Leprechaun to work on reading comprehension! My kids love these how-to-catch books, and I love that they’re full of vocabulary; they’re great for STEM and sequencing and so much more!

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We will use the book for retelling, a STEM activity, and graphing our favorite color!

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For the how-to-catch-a-leprechaun STEM activity, the kids stack plastic gold coins!

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how to catch a leprechaun STEM ideas

St. Patrick’s Day

This week, we’re also doing some fun St. Patrick’s Day art projects!

We’re doing pepper four-leaf clovers! If you got the bottom off of a pepper you can make shamrocks or four leaf clovers!

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We’re also doing torn paper clovers!

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On Friday, we’re making our rainbow pot of gold hats!

How To Catch A Leprechaun Lesson Plans: Foodie Fun Friday

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Our Foodie Fun Friday snack is a shamrock shake! We make these milkshakes with vanilla ice cream, milk, green food coloring, and mint Oreos!

Weekly Lesson Plans: Morning Meeting

This week, our greeting is a pot of gold greeting! The kids will pick a gold coin from the pot and greet that friend!

Our morning meeting activity will be passing a gold coin. We will pass a plastic gold coin using clothespins.

morning meeting resources

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