Sunday, February 26, 2012

Lesson Plans for Next Week


In my small group I will be using another of my TpT favorites, Kim Adsit.


This is an awesome packet filled with graphic organizers.  Beyond adorable!  I think it has it all.   Here is my plan... I am going to copy these on card stock and laminate them.  Then I will have my kiddos use an Expo marker during our small group.  I think I will feel better about a few of the trees that will be saved and my kids will love using the markers on these.

Our school had a motivational speaker a few weeks back and he shared this affirmation with us.  This will be my shared reading next week.  In the world of kindergarten, the line that states, "I can think for myself.  I can say no when I want to."  is usually pretty benign.  Right now, a student might tell me they jumped off the top of the equipment because their friend told them to.   But what if this affirmation stuck with them?  What if they receive peer pressure later in life and they could say no when they wanted to?  
Sorry this seems to have a white background in Google Docs... I'm not sure how to fix it.
In my small group math we will be playing Deanna's Fish Out of Water Game.

I tried it out with some of my groups last week.  They did a wonderful job.  All of my groups were able to work with-in the 11-20 set.  I had two partners team up so 4 students were playing with one set of cards.  I loved the conversations they were having, "Oh, we just need 13, then we can play 14, 15, and 16."  and "we just need 3 more to finish this stack."  You can see some students are really strategic (perhaps they have more games experience).  I am going to keep this activity in small group until I feel they can be independent with it.   


For writer's workshop, I am going to keep the same focus.  We just need a little more time with this idea.  It did not quite sink in last week. I hope to post some images of students who attempted this in their writing this week.

 Here are my lesson plans for next week.  Click on the images to download the document with source links.

I finally finished my Daily Math Journals for March
That's all folks!

21 comments:

  1. Thank you so much. That affirmation is wonderful. It's a good reminder for us adults, too. The blue background came out when I printed it - looks great. I am thinking of framing it and putting it on the shelf in my classroom library.

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    1. I know Allison! I have been saying it to myself too! I have trouble saying no when I want to. I'm not sure where chocolate plays in here, because I should say no, but I don't want to. Hmmm????

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  2. Thank you for always sharing your wonderful lessons for the week! Although I teach first grade, I can still modify tons of the ideas that you always share! I am so lucky to have found so many wonderful blogs. They really help out this first year teacher! I am truly blessed!

    Thanks!
    Sarah
    www.thefabulousfirstgrade-sarah.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you Sarah! I am glad you find them helpful. I always like to peek at other people's plans too... and their closets, but that is another post all together! LOL!

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  3. You always have a great way of making everything connect. Question for you: in looking at your schedule, it seems like you don't have any "rest time". I teach in a private school so we can set up our schedule as we like. We still have about 25 minutes of "quiet time" after lunch to re-group for the afternoon. Also, do you do your own thing for a math curriculum and a reading curriculum?

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    1. Oops! I just noticed that you use Saxon math. How 'bout for reading? Our school uses Open Court for 1st grade on up but we (kindergarten) pull from multiple resources to teach the skills. Always looking for some ideas. Thanks for all that you publish for us!

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    2. Hi Sheri,

      I do not have rest or quiet time. I did during the first 4 weeks of school, but it was gone in October. Some teachers in my building have it still... it is a choice thing I suppose.

      Our math is Saxon, but I supplement it like CRAZY with Math stations.

      We do not have a reading series, so I am on my own. We created a year long planning document that gives me a frame work, but the resources are on my own.

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    3. Any chance you might be able to share that year long plan? We have long range plans, too buy I'm interested to see when you introduce skills and how you incorporate writing and maybe even handwriting into that plan.

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  4. That stacks game is genius! My kids will be obsessed!

    http://kindersuperkids.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you Nora! My kids too! I'm not quite ready to set them free with it on their own. I had other kids (who were not in the game) hovering around my table trying to look like they were busy, but they were really just trying to see what was going on in the game... so funny!

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  5. Thank you for always sharing your week. I am truly amazed at how much you can do. Our day is so chopped up and I only have my kids for 3 hours, so not as much gets done as I hope for. So glad you posted March Math Journals. We haven't done them since December and the kids keep asking for them. Just trying to rotate it all in. Thanks for sharing your plans too. Can't wait to see what you do all year.
    ✿Tiffani Time 4 Kindergarten

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    1. Oh Tiffani... You should see me! I am the queen of the timer... "You have 3 minutes to win it! Get this... Get that... and meet me on my rug." Everyday feels like a game show where you are playing beat-the-clock. Sometimes I feel a little stressed out at the end of the day, like I just finished a long race~LOL!

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  6. Oops- forgot to ask are you still posting to Teacher's Notebook? I like to purchase from there only because I know teachers get most of the money.
    ✿Tiffani Time 4 Kindergarten

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    1. Yes, I still post to Teacher's Notebook. Thank you for thinking of me :-)

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  7. I noticed another product with my graphics...I get so excited when I just happen to catch a glimpse....& it was one of your Dr. Seuss themed math units!! Thank you sooo much for using my graphics! It really has been quite a thrill to see them out there!!

    I mentioned you on my blog today with a link to your TPT store (I hope that is okay with you...) You can check it out my visiting my blog...

    Michelle

    The 3AM Teacher

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    1. Oh Michelle! I am loving your graphics!!! Thank you!!!

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  8. Ilove the stacks game! I am definitely picking that up from your tpt store. ;)

    Erica

    www.sprinklestokindergarten.blogspot.com

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  9. You are so creative. I love your site! I'm sharing your post on our Little Hands that Cook with Books and Dr. Suess.

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