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?
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In my small group math we will be playing Deanna's Fish Out of Water Game.
and my Stacks Game 11-20.
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!