Lesson Plans for the Week of May 25, 2015

This Week’s Schedule

Monday – No School – Memorial Day

Tuesday –

  • Music
  • Phy. Ed.

Wednesday –

  • Library
  • Phy. Ed.
  • Computer Lab

Thursday-

  • Music
  • Phy. Ed.

Friday-

  • Music
  • Phy. Ed.

 I will completing  end of year assessments early this week. We have a busy week of lessons and activities scheduled around these assessments.

Literacy Learning

Reading Concepts

Reading Theme: Leo Lionni Author/Illustrator Study

Comprehension Strategy Review: Inference – Predict; Create Images – Visuals; Ask Questions: Visuals; Make Connections: text to text and text to self; Background Knowledge; Synthesize:Sequence;

High-Frequency Words –

Review of additional required Dolch words:

blue     did     fast     find     funny     going     good     green     have

jump      little     make     may      one     ride     run     saw     stop

three     two     want     went     what     will     work     yes

Review of Literacy by Design High-Frequency Words:

a           the         and          is

on         you          I           this

we         can         are          see

here         in          my        said

look        Dad        go          at

am          car         for          me

do           big         how        it

had        his          to            her

get         Mom      red         school

be          home       over         he

many    baby          up          down

with        dog           help           like

play         not           she             they

walk          too         your        where

time         come      him          mother

all             ball          away         back

Vocabulary Focus:

Various rich words from Leo Lionni texts to be determined through teacher/student exploration of each text.

Phonics and Handwriting Focus:

Review in preparation for assessment and  name writing

Phonemic Awareness Review:

Phoneme Segmenting, Blending, Addition, and Substitution

 Writing Concepts

We will be revisiting the writing concepts introduced during the year as we write together and independently.

 

Math Activities and Concepts

  • Math Assessments
  • Favorite math activities – Review

 

Health

    • Stay Safe and Healthy (Tobacco)
    • Safe Use of Medicine (Alcohol & other drugs)

Social Studies

  • Life Then and Now

Lesson Plans for the Week of May 18, 2015

This Week’s Schedule

Monday – Track and Field has been postponed until further notice

  • Music –
  • Phy. Ed.
  • Computer lab

Tuesday –

  • Music
  • Phy. Ed.

Wednesday –

  • Library
  • Phy. Ed.
  • Computer Lab

Thursday-

  • Music
  • Phy. Ed.
  • Art

Friday-

  • Music
  • Phy. Ed.

 I will be administering end of year assessments in preparation for final evaluation reports of the kindergarten year.  I try to do this without upsetting our regular routine too much.  Please help your child come to school well rested and encourage best learning and thinking during these last few weeks of school.

Literacy Learning

Reading Concepts

Reading Theme: Eric Carle Author/Illustrator Study

Comprehension Strategy Review: Inference – Predict; Create Images – Visuals; Ask Questions: Visuals; Make Connections: text to text and text to self; Background Knowledge; Synthesize:Sequence;

High-Frequency Words –

Review of additional required Dolch words:

blue     did     fast     find     funny     going     good     green     have

jump      little     make     may      one     ride     run     saw     stop

three     two     want     went     what     will     work     yes

Review of Literacy by Design High-Frequency Words:

a           the         and          is

on         you          I           this

we         can         are          see

here         in          my        said

look        Dad        go          at

am          car         for          me

do           big         how        it

had        his          to            her

get         Mom      red         school

be          home       over         he

many    baby          up          down

with        dog           help           like

play         not           she             they

walk          too         your        where

time         come      him          mother

all             ball          away         back

Vocabulary Focus:

Various rich words from Eric Carle texts to be determined through teacher/student exploration of each text.

Phonics and Handwriting Focus:

Review in preparation for assessment and  name writing

Phonemic Awareness Review:

Phoneme Segmenting, Blending, Addition, and Substitution

 Writing Concepts

We will be revisiting the writing concepts introduced during the year as we write together and independently.

 

Math Activities and Concepts

  • Math Assessments
  • Nonstandard units on a pan balance
  • Weaving

 

Health

    • Five Fabulous Senses
    • Bravo for Bones
    • Stay Safe and Healthy (Tobacco)
    • Safe Use of Medicine (Alcohol & other drugs)

Social Studies

  • Life Then and Now

Lesson Plans for the Week of May 11, 2015

This Week’s Schedule

Monday –

  • Music –
  • Phy. Ed.
  • Computer lab

Tuesday – Track & Field -12:30-completion of Kindergarten events

  • Music-

Wednesday –

  • Library
  • Phy. Ed.
  • Computer Lab

Thursday-

  • Music
  • Phy. Ed.
  • Art

Friday-

  • Music
  • Phy. Ed.

 I will be administering end of year assessments in preparation for final evaluation reports of the kindergarten year.  I try to do this without upsetting our regular routine too much.  Please help your child come to school well rested and encourage best learning and thinking during this last month of school.

Literacy Learning

Reading Concepts

Reading Theme: Eric Carle Author/Illustrator Study

Comprehension Strategy Review: Inference – Predict; Create Images – Visuals; Ask Questions: Visuals; Make Connections: text to text and text to self; Background Knowledge; Synthesize:Sequence;

High-Frequency Words –

Review of additional required Dolch words:

blue     did     fast     find     funny     going     good     green     have

jump      little     make     may      one     ride     run     saw     stop

three     two     want     went     what     will     work     yes

Review of Literacy by Design High-Frequency Words:

a           the         and          is

on         you          I           this

we         can         are          see

here         in          my        said

look        Dad        go          at

am          car         for          me

do           big         how        it

had        his          to            her

get         Mom      red         school

be          home       over         he

many    baby          up          down

with        dog           help           like

play         not           she             they

walk          too         your        where

time         come      him          mother

all             ball          away         back

Vocabulary Focus:

Various rich words from Eric Carle texts to be determined through teacher/student exploration of each text.

Phonics and Handwriting Focus:

Review in preparation for assessment and  name writing

Phonemic Awareness Review:

Phoneme Segmenting, Blending, Addition, and Substitution

 Writing Concepts

We will be revisiting the writing concepts introduced during the year as we write together and independently.

 

Math Activities and Concepts

  • Equivalent names for numbers
  • Missing numbers in equations
  • Number stories
  • Nonstandard units on a pan balance
  • Introduction of the $10 bill
  • Weaving

 

Health

    • Feeling
    • Dealing with Feelings
    • Friends
    • Let’s Get Physical
    • Good for your Heart
    • My Happy Healthy Heart

Lesson Plans for the Week of May 4, 2015

This Week’s Schedule

Monday –

  • Music –
  • Phy. Ed.
  • Computer lab

Tuesday –

  • Bounce House
  • Music-
  • Phy. Ed.

Wednesday –

  • Library
  • Phy. Ed.
  • Computer Lab
  • FFA Barnyard

Thursday-

  • Music
  • Phy. Ed.
  • Art

Friday-

  • Music
  • Phy. Ed.

This week is will be administering the Spring DIBELS Benchmark assessments until I finish.  After that I will begin end of year assessments in preparation for final evaluation reports of the kindergarten year. Please help your child come to school well rested and encourage them to do their best learning and thinking during this last month of school.

Literacy Learning

Reading Concepts

Reading Theme: Jan Brett Author/Illustrator Study

 Comprehension Strategy Review: Inference – Predict; Ask Questions: Visuals; Make Connections: Background Knowledge

High-Frequency Words –

Review of additional required Dolch words:

blue     did     fast     find     funny     going     good     green     have

jump      little     make     may      one     ride     run     saw     stop

three     two     want     went     what     will     work     yes

Review of Literacy by Design High-Frequency Words:

a           the         and          is

on         you          I           this

we         can         are          see

here         in          my        said

look        Dad        go          at

am          car         for          me

do           big         how        it

had        his          to            her

get         Mom      red         school

be          home       over         he

many    baby          up          down

with        dog           help           like

play         not           she             they

walk          too         your        where

time         come      him          mother

all             ball          away         back

 Vocabulary Focus:

 Various rich words from Jan Brett texts to be determined through teacher/student exploration of each text.

 Phonics and Handwriting Focus:

 Review in preparation for assessment and  name writing

 Phonemic Awareness Review:

 Phoneme Segmenting, Blending, Addition, and Substitution

 Writing Concepts

 We will be revisiting the writing concepts introduced during the year as we write together and independently.

 

Math Activities and Concepts

  • Reinforce coin values and exchanges
  • Equivalent names for numbers
  • Function rules and generating numbers that follow those rules
  • Minute Hand on the analog clock
  • Time to the hour with digital and analog clocks
  • Missing numbers in equations
  • Number stories
  • Weaving

Science

  • Plants and Animals

    • Investigate – How does a butterfly change? – On-going observation

    Health

    • Wear Your Seat Belt
    • Riding in the Back Seat
    • Stay Safe and Tell
    • Emergencies: Getting Help
    • Let’s Cross the Street
    • Resolving Conflict
    • I Can Fix Problems

Lesson Plans for the Week of April 27, 2015

This Week’s Schedule

Monday –

  • Music – K-2 rehearsal
  • Phy. Ed.
  • No Computer Lab due to MCA testing

Tuesday –

  • Music- K-2 rehearsal
  • Phy. Ed.

Wednesday –

  • Library
  • Music- K-2 rehearsal
  • Phy. Ed.
  • No Computer Lab due to MCA testing

Thursday-

  • Music- K-2 rehearsal
  • Phy. Ed.
  • Art

Friday- Elementary Spring Music Program – 1:30

  • Music rehearsal
  • Phy. Ed.

A giant THANK YOU!!! to the parents who volunteered (Cinda and Levi Huff, and Genene Dehmer) to help with the field trip to the Post Office.  The rain in the morning didn’t dampen our experience, and we had a good time of learning about how our mail gets to our homes and what happens as is is processed. I am grateful!!

Literacy Learning

Reading Concepts

Reading Theme: What Will It Be?

Comprehension Strategy Focus: Monitor Understanding: Self-Monitoring

Review: Synthesize: Sequence

High-Frequency Words: away, back

Review High-Frequency Words:

a           the         and          is

on         you          I           this

we         can         are          see

here         in          my        said

look        Dad        go          at

am          car         for          me

do           big         how        it

had        his          to            her

get         Mom      red         school

be          home       over,       he

many    baby          up          down

with        dog           help           like

play         not           she             they

walk          too         your        where

time         come      him          mother

all             ball

 Vocabulary Focus: start, age

 Phonics and Handwriting Focus:  /e/,  Ee,  and name writing

 Phonemic Awareness Focus: Phoneme Blending and

 Phoneme Substitution

 Fluency: Use Punctuation to Inform Meaning

Listening: Critical Listening

 Writing Concepts

 Process – Editing

 Organizational Pattern – Main Idea and Details

 Grammar Focus: Is it Asking or Telling?

 Review  Sentence Types

Math Activities and Concepts

  • Counting on as an addition strategy
  • Introduce and practice with function machines
  • Mental math number manipulation
  • Introduction of the $1 bill
  • Reinforce coin values and exchanges
  • Equivalent names for numbers
  • Weaving

Science

  • Plants and Animals

    • Investigate – How does a butterfly change? – On-going observation

    Health

    • Caring for our Skin
    • How Immunizations Help
    • Sleep Basics
    • Wear Your Seat Belt
    • Preventing Colds and Flu
    • Riding in the Back Seat

Lesson Plans for the Week of April 20, 2015

This Week’s Schedule

Monday –

  • Music
  • Phy. Ed.
  • Computer Lab

Tuesday –

  • Music
  • Phy. Ed.

Wednesday –

  • Library
  • Phy. Ed.
  • Computer Lab

Thursday-

  • Music
  • Phy. Ed.
  • Art

Friday- Post Office Field Trip

  • Music
  • Phy. Ed.

A giant THANK YOU!!! to the parents who volunteered (Jake Blixt, Brandon Dunn, Krystal Heller, Jenny Hoppe, Lizzy McGinley, and Nancy Spencer) to help with the field trip to Schwartz Sugarbush.  It was a beautiful day, great learning experience, and fun for all! I am grateful!!

Literacy Learning

Reading Concepts

Reading Theme: What Will It Be?

Comprehension Strategy Focus: Monitor Understanding: Self-Monitoring

Review: Synthesize: Sequence

High-Frequency Words: all, ball

Review High-Frequency Words:

a           the         and          is

on         you          I           this

we         can         are          see

here         in          my        said

look        Dad        go          at

am          car         for          me

do           big         how        it

had        his          to            her

get         Mom      red         school

be          home       over,       he

many    baby          up          down

with        dog           help           like

play         not           she             they

walk          too         your        where

time         come      him          mother

 Vocabulary Focus: high, height, change

 Phonics and Handwriting Focus:  /e/,  Ee,  and name writing

 Phonemic Awareness Focus: Phoneme Blending and

 Phoneme Substitution

 Fluency: Use Punctuation to Inform Meaning

 Listening: Critical Listening

 Writing Concepts

 Process – Editing

 Organizational Pattern – Main Idea and Details

 Grammar Focus: Is it Asking or Telling?

 Review  Sentence Types

Math Activities and Concepts

  • Equivalent number name collections
  • Weaving
  • Place values and exchanges
  • Hour hand clock
  • Counting on as an addition strategy
  • Introduce and practice with function machines
  • Mental math number manipulation
  • Introduction of the $1 bill
  • Reinforce coin values and exchanges

Science

  • Plants and Animals

    • Investigate – How does a butterfly change? – On-going observation

    Health

    • Revisit: Respect for self and others
    • Getting Ready to Eat
    • Breakfast is Ready
    • I am Unique and so are You
    • Family Roles and Diversity

Lesson Plans for the Week of April 13, 2015

This Week’s Schedule

Monday –

  • Music
  • Phy. Ed.
  • Computer Lab

Tuesday –

  • Music
  • Phy. Ed.

Wednesday –

  • Library
  • Phy. Ed.
  • Computer Lab

Thursday-

  • Music
  • Phy. Ed.
  • Art

Friday- Sugar bush Field Trip

  • Music
  • Phy. Ed.

Literacy Learning

Reading Concepts

 Reading Theme: Look at Me Grow!

Comprehension Strategy Focus:  Synthesize: Sequence

Review: Ask Questions: Create Images: Use Visuals

High-Frequency Words: him, mother

Review High-Frequency Words:

a           the         and          is

on         you          I           this

we         can         are          see

here         in          my        said

look        Dad        go          at

am          car         for          me

do           big         how        it

had        his          to            her

get         Mom      red         school

be          home       over,       he

many    baby          up          down

with        dog           help           like

play         not           she             they

walk          too         your        where

time         come

Vocabulary Focus: size, person, weight

Phonics and Handwriting Focus:  /ks/,  Xx,  and first and last name writing

Phonemic Awareness Focus:  Phoneme Matching and Phoneme Segmentation

Fluency: Change Your Voice to Reflect Characters

Listening: Strategic Listening

Writing Concepts

Trait – Presentation

Form – Letter

Grammar Focus: Word Order in an Asking Sentence

Review Asking Sentences

Math Activities and Concepts

  • Place Value with 2-digit numbers
  • Ordering Numbers
  • Patterns and Pattern rules
  • Equivalent number name collections
  • Weaving
  • Place values and exchanges
  • Hour hand clock
  • Counting on as an addition strategy
  • Mental math number manipulation

Science

  • Plants and Animals
    • How are young animals like their parents?
    • How do animals change?
    • How do plants change?
    • How do people change?
    • What are some plants and animals that live on land?
    • What are some plants and animals that live in water?

Lesson Plans for the Week of April 6, 2015

This Week’s Schedule

Monday – No School – Easter Break

Tuesday –

  • Music
  • Phy. Ed.

Wednesday –

  • Library
  • Phy. Ed.
  • Art

Thursday-

  • Music
  • Phy. Ed.

Friday- No School – Teacher In-service

Literacy Learning

Reading Concepts

 

Reading Theme: Look at Me Grow!

Comprehension Strategy Focus:  Synthesize: Sequence

Review: Ask Questions: Create Images: Use Visuals

High-Frequency Words: time, come

Review High-Frequency Words:

a           the         and          is

on         you          I           this

we         can         are          see

here         in          my        said

look        Dad        go          at

am          car         for          me

do           big         how        it

had        his          to            her

get         Mom      red         school

be          home       over,       he

many    baby          up          down

with        dog           help           like

play         not           she             they

walk          too         your        where

Vocabulary Focus: inside, reach, chart

Phonics and Handwriting Focus:   /kw/, Qq, and first and last name writing

Phonemic Awareness Focus:  Phoneme Matching and Phoneme Segmentation

Fluency: Change Your Voice to Reflect Characters

Listening: Strategic Listening

Writing Concepts

Trait – Presentation

Form – Letter

Grammar Focus: Word Order in an Asking Sentence

Review Asking Sentences

Math Activities and Concepts

  • Number Stories
  • Addition and Subtraction  Practice
  • Building and comparing 2 digit numbers

Science

  • Living and Nonliving Things
    • What are nonliving things?
    • What are living things?
    • What do living things need?
    • How are animals alike and different?
    • How are plants alike and different?

Lesson Plans for the Week of March 30, 2015

This Week’s Schedule

Monday –

  • Music
  • Phy. Ed.
  • Art

Tuesday – Class Pictures – Please look your best!!

  • Music
  • Phy. Ed.

Wednesday –

  • Library
  • Phy. Ed.
  • Computer Lab

Thursday-

  • Music
  • Phy. Ed.

Friday- No School – Good Friday

Have an enjoyable Easter Celebration with you family!

No School on Monday, April 6, 2015

Literacy Learning

Reading Concepts

Reading Theme: Where I Live (Monday and Tuesday)

Comprehension Strategy Focus:  Create Images: Use Visuals

Review: Ask Questions: Use Fix-Up Strategies: Decoding

High-Frequency Words: where, your

Review High-Frequency Words:

a           the         and          is

on         you          I           this

we         can         are          see

here         in          my        said

look        Dad        go          at

am          car         for          me

do           big         how        it

had        his          to            her

get         Mom      red         school

be          home       over,       he

many    baby          up          down

with        dog           help           like

play         not           she             they

walk          too

Vocabulary Focus:  place

Phonics and Handwriting Focus:  /y/, Yy and first and last name writing

Phonemic Awareness Focus:  Phoneme Addition and Word Rhyming

Fluency: Use Punctuation to Inform Meaning

Listening: Appreciative Listening

Writing Concepts

Trait – Conventions

Form – Report

Grammar Focus: Sentence Types: Asking Sentence, Capital, and Question Mark

 

Reading Concepts

Reading Theme: Look at Me Grow! (Wednesday – Thursday)

Comprehension Strategy Focus:  Synthesize: Sequence

Review: Ask Questions: Create Images: Use Visuals

High-Frequency Words: time, come

Review High-Frequency Words: come, time

a           the         and          is

on         you          I           this

we         can         are          see

here         in          my        said

look        Dad        go          at

am          car         for          me

do           big         how        it

had        his          to            her

get         Mom      red         school

be          home       over,       he

many    baby          up          down

with        dog           help           like

play         not           she             they

walk          too         your        where

Vocabulary Focus: inside, reach, chart

Phonics and Handwriting Focus:   /kw/, Qq, and first and last name writing

Phonemic Awareness Focus:  Phoneme Matching and Phoneme Segmentation

Fluency: Change Your Voice to Reflect Characters

Listening: Strategic Listening

Writing Concepts

Trait – Presentation

Form – Letter

Grammar Focus: Word Order in an Asking Sentence

Review Asking Sentences

Math Activities and Concepts

  • Number Stories
  • Addition and Subtraction  Practice
  • Oral Counting Practice
  • Number patterns, place value, number writing practice
  • Place Value (more practice)
  • Addition and Subtraction symbols (more practice)
  • Building and comparing 2 digit numbers
  • Practice ordering numbers

Health

  • Community Workers:
    • Nurses
    • Doctors
    • Emergency Medical Technicians
    • Crossing Guards

Science

  • Earth Science
    • What are Earth and the sky like?
    • What makes up Earth?
    • What can you see in the day sky?
    • How does the sun seem to move?
    • What can you see in the night sky?
    • What are some kinds of weather?
    • What are the seasons?

Lesson Plans for the Week of March 23, 2015

This Week’s Schedule

Monday – No School – Teacher Inservice

Tuesday –

  • Music
  • Phy. Ed.

Wednesday – Sub – Miss Hooper

  • Library
  • Phy. Ed.
  • Computer Lab

Thursday-

  • Music
  • Phy. Ed.

Friday- Sub – Miss Hooper

  • Music
  • Phy. Ed.

Literacy Learning

Reading Concepts

Reading Theme: Where I Live

Comprehension Strategy Focus:  Create Images: Use Visuals

Review: Ask Questions: Use Fix-Up Strategies: Decoding

High-Frequency Words: where, your

Review High-Frequency Words:

a           the         and          is

on         you          I           this

we         can         are          see

here         in          my        said

look        Dad        go          at

am          car         for          me

do           big         how        it

had        his          to            her

get         Mom      red         school

be          home       over,       he

many    baby          up          down

with        dog           help           like

play         not           she             they

walk          too

Vocabulary Focus: past, understand, place

Phonics and Handwriting Focus:   /z/, Zz, /y/, Yy and first and last name writing

Phonemic Awareness Focus:  Phoneme Addition and Word Rhyming

Fluency: Use Punctuation to Inform Meaning

Listening: Appreciative Listening

Writing Concepts

Trait – Conventions

Form – Report

Grammar Focus: Sentence Types: Asking Sentence, Capital, and Question Mark

Math Activities and Concepts

  • Number Stories
  • Introduction of the Quarter
  • Addition and Subtraction  Practice
  • Oral Counting Practice
  • Place Value -10s and 1s
  • Equivalent names for numbers

Health

  • Respect
  • Respect for Self and Others
  • Community Workers:
    • Police Officers
    • Nurses
    • Doctors
    • Emergency Medical Technicians
    • Crossing Guards