Week 34 kindergarten lesson plans are all about rainforest animals for kindergarten, vowels with Vowel Bootcamp, money, Backwards Bootcamp, and more! Let us help make planning for your week a little easier with our classroom-proven lessons, activities and resources!


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Kindergarten Lesson Plans: TKS BOOTCAMP

We follow a required foundational skills curriculum and supplement it with our TKS BOOTCAMP resource, especially for extra practice and small group work! We are moving onto CVC-E words with our Vowel Bootcamp! Our TKS BOOTCAMP curriculum works with ALL curriculums or as a stand-alone resource! This week we are focusing on blending and decoding words, writing words, reading decodables, and lots of word chaining!


We do circle charts to segment, spell, and read words.

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The students also do writing and word matching!

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Kindergarten Lesson Plans: Phonics: Word Mapping

We will also use our Word Mapping mats during this time to work on our segmenting, spelling, and reading words! These have been a true game changer for my kids, especially those struggling with segmenting sounds and spelling words!

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

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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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This week, we will also be doing word-building and word-chaining with the kids. Each kid will have large letter cards. I will say a word, and they have to spell it. After we decode the word, we will do word chaining, where we change one sound to make a new word! (This video has a timer component but we might or might not use the timer!)

Sight Word 60

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We have introduced all 50 words that appear on our upcoming benchmark assessment, so this week, I will asses students using ESGI, and we will use that data to practice words we’re still struggling to master!

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We’re kicking off our big animal project for the next few weeks. We will learn about animals, animal habitats, and adaptations and hopefully keep the kids engaged during the last few weeks of school! This week, our animals in kindergarten will be rainforest animals, and we’re using our Rainforest Animals Research Project!

This week, we’re learning about capybara, piranha, sloth, toucan, and boa constrictor. For each animal, we do our research with read-alouds and videos. We record what we learned about graphic organizers during the read-aloud!

Students will then use the graphic organizers to write about animals. Students record their writing in their research journals. They can write on their own, copy the graphic organizer or a combination of both!

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Animals For Kindergarten: Labeling

To build vocabulary and focus on animal adaptations, we use labeling. As we label the animals we discuss how the parts help the animals adapt to survival in their habitats!

Animals In Kindergarten: Art

For each rainforest animal, we do a directed drawing of the animal!

Math: Kindergarten Lesson Plans Money

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, we’re learning money. Our standards have us identifying coins, their value, and their attributes! Each day, we will make a coin and work on learning its value!

For each coin, we create a circle chart or anchor chart to identify the coin, value and attributes!

Our first money lesson is a discussion about why we need money. We read Alexander, Who Used To Be Rich Last Sunday, and discussed all the reasons we need money!

kindergarten money lessons

Students will also do sorting and coloring activities to practice coin identification!

Hit The Floor Greeting: Morning Meeting

This week, our greeting is Hit The Floor! We chant: “1, 2, 3, 4! Hit the floor (say a name), and the student jumps on the trampoline! We repeat this for all students!

For our activity, we’re going to play I Have Who Has! We’re introducing the game this week so we will be playing I Have Who Has Sounds!

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morning meeting resources

Backwards Bootcamp

Backwards Bootcamp continues this week with:

R-red and rainbows

Q-Wedding Of Q and U-q and u get married! We work on reading and writing qu words!


O-orange-wear orange

N-New Name Day-everyone chooses a new name for the day!



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