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Due:

December 3, 2021

Foundational Skills:

Heggerty Week 13

CKLA Skills Unit 5 Lesson 14

Warm Up-Short Vowel sounds, review sounds introduced

Read Ox and Man

Student Assessment Part 2 continued

Big Reading Question:

What are the needs and purpose of sheep on the farm?

Vocabulary Words:

fleece: the coat of wool on a sheep

flock: a group of animals such as sheep or birds

responsibilities: tasks or jobs that you are in charge of

shepherd: a person who takes care of sheep

stray: to wander away

Writing Activity (In Class):

Students will write two sentences to show two facts they learned about sheep.  Students will complete illustrations to match their sentences.

At Home:

Listen to your child read the book Ox and Man

Review Activity Page 14.4 with your child.

Due:

December 2, 2021

Foundational Skills:

Heggerty Week 13

CKLA Skills Unit 5 Lesson 13

Warm Up-Short Vowel sounds, review sounds introduced

Read Ox and Man

Large Card Chaining

Student Assessment Part 2

Big Reading Question:

What are the needs and purpose of pigs on the farm?

Vocabulary Words:

litter: baby animals born to the same mother at the same time

raise: to have and take care of

valuable: precious or worth a lot of money

wallow: to roll around in water or mud

Writing Activity (In Class):

Students will write two sentences to show two facts they learned about pigs.  Students will complete illustrations to match their sentences

At Home:

Read a book with your child. 

Due:

December 1, 2021

Foundational Skills:

Heggerty Week 13

CKLA Skills Unit 5 Lesson 12

Warm Up-Short Vowel sounds, review sounds introduced

Teacher Chaining

Student Assessment Part 1

Big Reading Question:

What are the needs and purpose of chickens on the farm?

Vocabulary Words:

collects: brings together

hatch: come out of an egg

peck: bite or strike with a beak

perching: sitting on a branch or other place like a bird

Writing Activity (In Class):

Students will write two sentences to show two facts they learned about chickens.  Students will complete illustrations to match their sentences.

At Home:

Read a book with your child. 

Review Activity Page 12.4 with your child.

Due:

November 30, 2021

Foundational Skills:

Heggerty Week 13

CKLA Skills Unit 5 Lesson 11

Warm Up-Short Vowel sounds, review sounds introduced

Introduce tricky word look

Picture Reader

Big Reading Question:

What are the needs and purpose of cows on the farm?

Vocabulary Words:

grazing: to move around feeding on growing grass and/or other plants

herd: a group of animals that feed and travel together

produces: makes, grows, or creates something

Writing Activity (In Class):

Students will write two sentences to show two facts they learned about cows.  Students will complete an illustration of a cow to match their sentences.

At Home:

Read a book with your child. 

Review Activity Page 11.2 and 11.3 with your child.

Due:

November 29, 2021

Foundational Skills:

Heggerty Week 13

CKLA Skills Unit 5 Lesson 10

Warm Up-Short Vowel sounds, review sounds introduced

Review the sound /k/ spelled as ‘k’

Chaining

Word Sort

Big Reading Question:

What different things are found on a farm?

Vocabulary Words:

crops: plants that are grown on a farm for food

harvest: to gather a crop that is ready to be used or eaten

pastures: fields of grass where animals graze

shelter: a structure that protects someone or something from the weather or from danger

tools: pieces of equipment that help you do a job

Writing Activity (In Class):

As a class, students will identify things found on a farm. 

At Home:

Read a book with your child. 

Due:

November 23, 2021

Foundational Skills:

Heggerty Week 12

CKLA Skills Unit 5 Lesson 9

Warm Up-Short Vowel sounds, review sounds introduced

Introduce the sound /x/ spelled as ‘x’

Chaining

Reading and Writing:

We are enjoying a variety of books this week inspired by the Thanksgiving season.  With each story, we are working on our writing and comprehension skills.  We are identifying story elements (characters, setting, plot), sequencing the events of the story, and comparing and contrasting.  Some of the books we are enjoying include A Turkey for Thanksgiving, There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Pie, and Turkey Trouble.

At Home:

Read a book with your child. 

Review Activity Page 9.2 and 9.3 with your child.

Due:

November 22, 2021

Foundational Skills:

Heggerty Week 12

CKLA Skills Unit 5 Lesson 8

Warm Up-Short Vowel sounds, review sounds introduced

Introduce the sound /y/ spelled as ‘y’

Introduce tricky word yellow

Reading and Writing:

We are enjoying a variety of books this week inspired by the Thanksgiving season.  With each story, we are working on our writing and comprehension skills.  We are identifying story elements (characters, setting, plot), sequencing the events of the story, and comparing and contrasting.  Some of the books we are enjoying include A Turkey for Thanksgiving, There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Pie, and Turkey Trouble.

At Home:

Read a book with your child. 

Review Activity Page 8.3 and 8.4 with your child.

Due:

November 19, 2021

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 19, 2021

Foundational Skills:

Heggerty Week 12

CKLA Skills Unit 5 Lesson 6

Warm Up-Short Vowel sounds, review sounds introduced

Introduce the sound /j/ spelled as ‘j’

Small Group Time

Reading and Writing:

Over the next few days, we are enjoying a variety of books inspired by the Thanksgiving season.  With each story, we are working on our writing and comprehension skills.  We are identifying story elements (characters, setting, plot), sequencing the events of the story, and comparing and contrasting.  Some of the books we are enjoying include A Turkey for Thanksgiving, There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Pie, and Turkey Trouble.

At Home:

Read a book with your child.

Review Activity Page 7.2 with your child.

Due:

November 18, 2021

Foundational Skills:

Heggerty Week 12

CKLA Skills Unit 5 Lesson 6

Warm Up-Short Vowel sounds, review sounds introduced

Introduce the sound /w/ spelled as ‘w’

Chain and Copy

Reading and Writing:

Domain Culminating Activity Day – Students will participate in a variety of activities to review the information we have learned about plants. 

At Home:

Read a book with your child.

Review Activity Page 6.2 with your child.

Due:

November 17, 2021

Foundational Skills:

Heggerty Week 12

CKLA Skills Unit 5 Lesson 5

review sounds introduced

Introduce tricky word blue

Picture Reader

Student Chaining

Small Group time

Reading and Writing:

Domain Assessment Day – Students were assessed on their retention of the information from the Plants unit of study.

At Home:

Read a book with your child.

Review Activity Pages 5.4, 5.5, and 5.6 with your child.

Due:

November 16, 2021

Foundational Skills:

Heggerty Week 12

CKLA Skills Unit 5 Lesson 4

Warm Up-Short Vowel sounds, review sounds introduced

Introduce the sound /u/ spelled as ‘u’

Small Group time

Reading and Writing:

Domain Review Day – Students will participate in a variety of activities to review the information we have learned about plants. 

Vocabulary Words:

No new vocabulary words were introduced today. 

Watch this video to review the parts of a plant:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T10p473IlWo

At Home:

Read a book with your child.

Review Activity Page 4.2 with your child.

Due:

November 15, 2021

Foundational Skills:

Heggerty Week 12

CKLA Skills Unit 5 Lesson 3

Warm Up-Short Vowel sounds, review sounds introduced

Introduce the sound /r/ spelled as ‘r’

Small Group time

Big Reading Question:

What makes George Washington Carver an important botanist?

Vocabulary Words:

botanist: someone who studies plants

botany: the study of plants

canvas: a piece of material on which one can paint

crops: vegetables or plants that are grown on a farm for food

Writing Activity (In Class):

Students will draw a picture to illustrate the saying great oaks from little acorns grow.

At Home:

Read a book with your child. 

Due:

November 12, 2021

Foundational Skills:

Heggerty Week 11

CKLA Skills Unit 1 Lesson 2

Warm Up-Short Vowel sounds, review sounds introduced

Introduce the sound /l/ spelled as ‘l’

Small Group time

Big Reading Question:

What do plants provide for people?

Vocabulary Words:

bouquet: a bunch of flowers that has been arranged and wrapped

lumberjack: a person who cuts down trees; a logger

medicines: substances given to a sick person to help them feel better

oxygen: a gas found in air and water

provide: to supply or give something

Writing Activity (In Class):

Students will match plant parts to the everyday items people can make from them.

At Home:

Read a book with your child. 

Review Activity Page 2.2 with your child.

Due:

November 11, 2021

Foundational Skills:

Heggerty Week 11

CKLA Skills Unit 1 Lesson 1

Warm Up-Short Vowel sounds, review sounds introduced

Introduce the sound /b/ spelled as ‘b’

Student Chaining Folders

Big Reading Question:

How are deciduous trees and evergreen trees alike and different?

Vocabulary Words:

cones: the parts of some evergreen plants that contain the seeds

conifers: evergreen trees that have needle-like leaves

deciduous: losing leaves every year

evergreen: having green leaves all year round

needles: very thin leaves

Writing Activity (In Class):

Student will illustrate an evergreen tree using details from the read aloud.

At Home:

Read a book with your child. 

Review Activity Page 1.2 with your child.

Due:

November 10, 2021

Foundational Skills:

Pausing Point Day

Teachers will use this day to review material from Unit 4, supplying students with activities for additional practice of skills covered in this unit. 

Big Reading Question:

How do deciduous trees change throughout the year?

Vocabulary Words:

bare: without any covering

deciduous: losing leaves every year

dormant: not active, asleep

habitat: a place where an animal lives that has food, water, and shelter

sheds: drops, loses, or separates from something

Writing Activity (In Class):

Students will illustrate a deciduous tree in each season and label the seasons.

At Home:

Read a book with your child. 

Due:

November 9, 2021

Foundational Skills:

Heggerty Week 11

CKLA Skills Unit 4 Lesson 15

Introduce Tricky word a

Picture Reader

Phrases

Big Reading Question:

What makes Johnny Appleseed an important person in history?

Vocabulary Words:

eventually: at some later time; in the end

hero: a very brave person

orchards: areas of land where fruit trees are grown

Writing Activity (In Class):

Students will draw four different events, in order, from the story of Johnny Appleseed.  

At Home:

Read a book with your child. 

Review Activity Pages 15.3 and 15.4 with your child.

Due:

November 8, 2021

Foundational Skills:

Heggerty Week 11

CKLA Skills Unit 4 Lesson 14

Introduce Tricky word the

Picture Reader

Sound Dictation

Big Reading Question:

Why are seeds important?

Vocabulary Words:

blossoms: the flowers on a plant or tree

core: the center or middle part of something

fruit: the part of the plant that contains the seed

produce: to make

scrumptious: something that tastes very good

Writing Activity (In Class):

Students will draw to show why seeds are important to plants.

At Home:

Read a book with your child.

Review Activity Page 14.4 with your child.

Due:

November 5, 2021

Foundational Skills

Heggerty Week 10

CKLA Skills Unit 4 Lesson 13

Oral Segmenting warm up

Sound/Spelling Review of sounds/letters introduced

Reading Big Book

Sound Dictation

Student Assessment

Big Reading Question:

How are bees important to plants?

Vocabulary Words:

honey: a sweet, sticky food made by bees from the nectar of flowers

nectar: a sweet liquid found in flowers that bees and some birds collect

petals: the colored, outer parts of a flower that are not usually green

pollen: a fine, usually yellowish powder found in the center of flowers

pollination: when pollen from one flower lands on another flower and the second flower makes seeds

Writing Activity (In Class):

Students will participate in a pollination activity and illustrate about the process.

At Home:

Read a book with your child.

Review Activity Page 13.4 with your child.

Due:

November 4, 2021

Foundational Skills

Heggerty Week 10

CKLA Skills Unit 4 Lesson 12

Oral Segmenting warm up

Sound/Spelling Review of sounds/letters introduced

Reading Big Book

Rainbow Letters

Student Assessment

Vowel Pairs

Big Reading Question:

How can a seed be used to provide food?

Vocabulary Words:

budge: to move a little

gigantic: very large

stew: a soup, usually with meat and vegetables, cooked a long time

Writing Activity (In Class):

Students will sequence pictures to show the life cycle of a turnip.

At Home:

Read a book with your child.

Due:

November 3, 2021

Foundational Skills

Heggerty Week 10

CKLA Skills Unit 4 Lesson 11

Oral Segmenting warm up

Sound/Spelling Review of sounds/letters introduced

Student Assessment

Large Card Chaining

Sound Dictation

Circle the Picture

Big Reading Question:

What is the life cycle of a plant?

Vocabulary Words:

germinate: to start to grow

life cycle: the stages and changes that happen in living things

mature: to grow into an adult or full-grown animal or plant

sapling: a young tree

seedlings: young or baby plants that have grown from a seed

Writing Activity (In Class):

Students will illustrate and label the life cycle of a plant.

At Home:

Read a book with your child.

Review Activity Pages 11.3 and 11.4 with your child.

Due:

November 2, 2021

Foundational Skills

Heggerty Week 10

CKLA Skills Unit 4 Lesson 10

Oral Segmenting warm up

Sound/Spelling Review of sounds/letters introduced

Large Card Chaining

Sound Dictation

Reading Phrases

Big Reading Question:

How do the parts of a plant help it live and grow?

Vocabulary Words:

flowers: parts of the plant where seeds are; blossoms

leaves: the parts of the plant that make food for the plant

photosynthesis: the process in green plants that uses light to turn water and air into food

roots: the parts of the plant that keep it in the ground and take up food and water

seeds: the small, protected parts of a plant that are able to grow into a new plant

stems: the parts of the plant that support the plant and through which water and nutrients travel to the rest of the plant

survival: the act of staying alive

Writing Activity (In Class):

Student will create a model of a plant.

At Home:

Read a book with your child.

Review Activity Page 10.1 with your child

Due:

November 1, 2021

Foundational Skills

Heggerty Week 10

CKLA Skills Unit 4 Lesson 9

Oral Segmenting warm up

Sound/Spelling Review of sounds/letters introduced

Introduce sound /e/ written with ‘e’

Listening for /e/, /i/, /a/ in words

Pocket Chart chaining

Big Reading Question:

What do plants need to live and grow?

Vocabulary Words:

environment: the place where living things live

nutrients: things that help plants or animals grow and be healthy

plants: living things that grow in the ground or water

plant: to put a seed or plant in soil so it will grow

soil: the top layer of dirt where seeds or plants are planted

Writing Activity (In Class):

Students will draw to show what plants need to survive.

At Home:

Read a book with your child.

Due:

October 29, 2021

Foundational Skills

Heggerty Week 9

CKLA Skills Unit 4 Lesson 9

Oral Segmenting warm up

Sound/Spelling Review of sounds/letters introduced

Introduce sound /e/ written with ‘e’

Listening for /e/, /i/, /a/ in words

Pocket Chart chaining

Reading and Writing:

We are enjoying a variety of books this week inspired by the Halloween season.  With each story, we are working on our writing and comprehension skills.  We are identifying story elements (characters, setting, plot), sequencing the events of the story, and comparing and contrasting.  Some of the books we are enjoying include Creepy Carrots, Creepy Pair of Underwear, Bonaparte, Bone Soup, Skelly’s Halloween, Frankencrayon, Room on the Broom, Who Will Haunt My House Tonight?, and Frankie Stein.

At Home:

Read a book with your child. 

Due:

October 28, 2021

Foundational Skills

Heggerty Week 9

CKLA Skills Unit 4 Lesson 8

Oral Segmenting warm up

Sound/Spelling Review of sounds/letters introduced

Introduce sound /p/ written with ‘p’

Pocket Chart chaining

Reading and Writing:

We are enjoying a variety of books this week inspired by the Halloween season.  With each story, we are working on our writing and comprehension skills.  We are identifying story elements (characters, setting, plot), sequencing the events of the story, and comparing and contrasting.  Some of the books we are enjoying include Creepy Carrots, Creepy Pair of Underwear, Bonaparte, Bone Soup, Skelly’s Halloween, Frankencrayon, Room on the Broom, Who Will Haunt My House Tonight?, and Frankie Stein.

At Home:

Read a book with your child.

Review Activity Page 8.2 with your child. 

Due:

October 27, 2029

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 27, 2021

Foundational Skills

Heggerty Week 9

CKLA Skills Unit 4 Lesson 7

Oral Segmenting warm up

Sound/Spelling Review of sounds/letters introduced

Introduce sound /z/ written with ‘z’

Listening for /z/ or /s/

Pocket Chart chaining

Reading and Writing:

We are enjoying a variety of books this week inspired by the Halloween season.  With each story, we are working on our writing and comprehension skills.  We are identifying story elements (characters, setting, plot), sequencing the events of the story, and comparing and contrasting.  Some of the books we are enjoying include Creepy Carrots, Creepy Pair of Underwear, Bonaparte, Bone Soup, Skelly’s Halloween, Frankencrayon, Room on the Broom, Who Will Haunt My House Tonight?, and Frankie Stein.

At Home:

Read a book with your child. 

Review and complete Activity Pages 7.4 and 7.5 with your child.

Due:

October 26, 2021

Foundational Skills

Heggerty Week 9

CKLA Skills Unit 4 Lesson 6

Oral Segmenting warm up

Sound/Spelling Review of sounds/letters introduced

Introduce sound /v/ written with ‘v’

Listening for /v/ or /f/

Pocket Chart chaining

Reading and Writing:

We are enjoying a variety of books this week inspired by the Halloween season.  With each story, we are working on our writing and comprehension skills.  We are identifying story elements (characters, setting, plot), sequencing the events of the story, and comparing and contrasting.  Some of the books we are enjoying include Creepy Carrots, Creepy Pair of Underwear, Bonaparte, Bone Soup, Skelly’s Halloween, Frankencrayon, Room on the Broom, Who Will Haunt My House Tonight?, and Frankie Stein.

At Home:

Read a book with your child. 

Review Activity Page 6.4 with your child.

Due:

October 25, 2021

Foundational Skills

Heggerty Week 9

CKLA Skills Unit 4 Lesson 5

Oral Segmenting warm up

Sound/Spelling Review of sounds/letters introduced

Sound Sprints

Pocket Chart chaining

Reading and Writing:

We are enjoying a variety of books this week inspired by the Halloween season.  With each story, we are working on our writing and comprehension skills.  We are identifying story elements (characters, setting, plot), sequencing the events of the story, and comparing and contrasting.  Some of the books we are enjoying include Creepy Carrots, Creepy Pair of Underwear, Bonaparte, Bone Soup, Skelly’s Halloween, Frankencrayon, Room on the Broom, Who Will Haunt My House Tonight?, and Frankie Stein.

At Home:

Read a book with your child. 

Due:

October 22, 2021

Foundational Skills

Heggerty Week 8

CKLA Skills Unit 4 Lesson 4

Oral Segmenting warm up

Sound/Spelling Review of sounds/letters introduced

Introduce sound /f/ written with ‘f’

Pocket Chart chaining

Reading and Writing

Domain 3 Assessment

At Home

Read a book with your child.

Due:

October 21, 2021

Foundational Skills

Heggerty Week 8

CKLA Skills Unit 4 Lesson 3

Oral Segmenting warm up

Sound/Spelling Review of sounds/letters introduced

Introduce sound /s/ written with ‘s’

Pocket Chart chaining

Reading and Writing

Domain 3 Review -  We reviewed the stories we enjoyed from Domain 3.  We discussed characters, settings, and plots of the stories.  We wrote about our favorite story.

At Home

Read a book with your child.

Due:

October 20, 2021

Foundational Skills

Heggerty Week 8

CKLA Skills Unit 4 Lesson 2

Oral Segmenting warm up

Sound/Spelling Review of sounds/letters introduced

Introduce sound /h/ written with ‘h’

Pocket Chart chaining

Big Reading Question:

How can I compare and contrast characters in the story Tug of War?

Vocabulary Words:

boast: to tell someone about something in a proud way

bold: brave and fearless

foolishness: a lack of good sense or judgment

might: physical strength

Writing Activity (In Class):

Students will participate in the completion of a Venn diagram to compare Turtle and Elephant from the read aloud.  Students will then draw a picture to illustrate how these two characters are different.

At Home:

Read a book with your child.

Review Activity Page 2.2 with your child

Due:

October 19, 2021

PUMPKIN PATCH FIELD TRIP

Due:

October 18, 2021

Foundational Skills

Heggerty Week 8

CKLA Skills Unit 4 Lesson 1

Oral Segmenting warm up

Sound/Spelling Review of sounds/letters introduced

Introduce sound /n/ written with ‘n’

Listening for /m/ or /n/

Pocket Chart chaining

Big Reading Question:

What are the elements of the story (characters, setting, plot) Goldilocks and the Three Bears?

Vocabulary Words:

peep: a quick and secret look at something or someone

startled: surprised because of an unexpected event

suddenly: very quickly and unexpectedly

wee: very small

Writing Activity (In Class):

Student will draw and write about the characters, setting, and plot of the story Goldilocks and the Three Bears.

At Home:

Read a book with your child.

Due:

October 8, 2021

Foundational Skills

Heggerty Week 7

CKLA Skills Unit 3 Pausing Points

Oral Blending warm up

Sound/Spelling Review of sounds/letters introduced

Additional practice blending sounds (reading)

Big Reading Question:

How can I compare and contrast characters in the story Tug of War?

Vocabulary Words:

boast: to tell someone about something in a proud way

bold: brave and fearless

foolishness: a lack of good sense or judgment

might: physical strength

Writing Activity (In Class):

Students will participate in the completion of a Venn diagram to compare Turtle and Elephant from the read aloud.  Students will then draw a picture to illustrate how these two characters are different.

At Home:

Read a book with your child.

Have a great and safe Fall Break!

Due:

October 7, 2021

Foundational Skills

Heggerty Week 7

CKLA Skills Unit 3 Lesson 14

Oral Blending warm up

Sound/Spelling Review of sounds/letters introduced

Stomp and Spell

Reading Assessment Part 2 continued

Introduce Tricky Word: three

Picture Reader

Big Reading Question:

What are the elements of the story (characters, setting, plot) Goldilocks and the Three Bears?

Vocabulary Words:

peep: a quick and secret look at something or someone

startled: surprised because of an unexpected event

suddenly: very quickly and unexpectedly

wee: very small

Writing Activity (In Class):

Student will draw and write about the characters, setting, and plot of the story Goldilocks and the Three Bears.

At Home:

Read a book with your child.

Review Activity Pages 14.2 and 14.3 with your child.

Due:

October 6, 2021

Foundational Skills

Heggerty Week 7

CKLA Skills Unit 3 Lesson 13

Oral Blending warm up

Sound/Spelling Review of sounds/letters introduced

Eraser Man activity

Reading Assessment Part 2 continued

Introduce Tricky Words: one, two

Picture Reader

Big Reading Question:

How did Jumping Mouse help others in the second part of the story The Story of Jumping Mouse?  What kind of character is Jumping Mouse?

Vocabulary Words:

compassion: deep awareness of the suffering of another, as well as a desire to stop it

enormous: very large

fragrances: sweet or pleasant odors

misused: used incorrectly

Writing Activity (In Class):

Students will participate in the completion of the Giving Chart.  Students will then write to describe Jumping Mouse.

At Home:

Read a book with your child.

Review Activity Pages 13.2 and 13.3 with your child.

Due:

October 5, 2021

Foundational Skills

Heggerty Week 7

CKLA Skills Unit 3 Lesson 12

Oral Blending warm up

Sound/Spelling Review of sounds/letters introduced

Pocket chart chaining for reading/spelling

Reading Assessment Part 2

Big Reading Question:

What gift does Jumping Mouse receive and how will it help him in the story The Story of Jumping Mouse?

Vocabulary Words:

brush: a bunch of bushes, shrubs, and other plants growing close together

journey: a long trip or voyage from one place to another

perilous: dangerous

swayed: changed an idea or an opinion

Writing Activity (In Class):

Students will participate in the creation and completion of a giving chart, listing gifts giving in the read aloud, who was the giver, and who was the receiver.

At Home:

Read a book with your child. 

Review Activity Page 12.1 with your child.

Due:

October 4, 2021

Foundational Skills

Heggerty Week 7

CKLA Skills Unit 3 Lesson 11

Oral Blending warm up

Sound/Spelling Review of sounds/letters introduced

Pocket chart chaining for reading/spelling

Reading Assessment Part 1

Big Reading Question:

What is a hero?  Is Momotaro a hero to the people of his village?

Vocabulary Words:

island: a piece of land completely surrounded by water

pheasant: a type of bird that normally has a long tail

swooped: moved downward quickly through the air in a curving movement

Writing Activity (In Class):

Students will give an example of one person they think is a hero and give a reason to support their opinion.

At Home:

Read a book with your child. 

Review Activity Page 11.3 with your child.

Due:

October 1, 2021

Foundational Skills:

Heggerty Week 6

CKLA Skills Unit 3 Lesson 10

Oral Blending

Sound/Spelling Review

Pocket Chart Chaining for reading and spelling

Vowel Discrimination

Rainbow Letters

Big Reading Question:

What causes confusion in the story The Bremen Town Musicians?

Vocabulary Words:

musician: someone who plays a musical instrument or sings

panting: breathing quickly through your mouth because you are hot or out of breath

perched: sat or rested on something 

Writing Activity (In Class):

Student will draw and label at least 3 characters from the story The Bremen Town Musicians.

At Home:

Read a book with your child. 

Review Activity Page 10.4 with your child.

Watch video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mgpe5Rxy4NQ

Due:

September 30, 2021

Foundational Skills:

Heggerty Week 6

CKLA Skills Unit 3 Lesson 9

Oral Blending

Sound/Spelling Review

Introduce new sound /i/, spelling ‘i’

Listening for /i/ or /a/ sound in words

Pocket Chart Chaining

Big Reading Question: 

How did the wolf and the kids become friends in the story The Wolf and the Seven Little Kids? 

Vocabulary Words: 

bleated: made the sound or cry of a goat or sheep 

disguise: make oneself look like someone or something else 

kids: young goats 

miller: one who works in, operates, or owns a mill-a building where grain is ground into flour 

terrified: deeply afraid 

Writing Activity (In Class): 

Student will use picture cards to sequence and retell the story The Wolf and the Seven Little Kids.  

At Home: 

Read a book with your child. 

Review Activity Page 9.2 with your child

Watch video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=quTmi6MkNQU

Due:

September 29, 2021

Foundational Skills:

Heggerty Week 6

CKLA Skills Unit 3 Lesson 8

Oral Blending

Sound/Spelling Review

Introduce new sound /g/, spelling ‘g’

Listening for /k/ or /g/ sound at beginning of words

Pocket Chart Chaining

Big Reading Question: 

What is the problem in the story Three Billy Goats Gruff, and how was it solved? 

Vocabulary Words: 

creaked: made a low, squeaking sound 

gobble: to eat something quickly and in a greedy way 

longed: had an earnest, heartfelt desire for something 

scarcely: only just barely; by a small amount 

setting: where a story takes place 

Writing Activity (In Class): 

Student will draw to show the problem in the story Three Billy Goats Gruff and how the problem was solved.  Students will label pictures. 

At Home: 

Read a book with your child. 

Watch the video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uf8Udk5gnho

 

Due:

September 28, 2021

Foundational Skills:

Heggerty Week 6

CKLA Skills Unit 3 Lesson 7

Oral Blending

Sound/Spelling Review

Introduce new sound /k/, spelling ‘c’

Consonant/Vowel discussion

Pocket Chart Chaining

 

Big Reading Question: 

In the story The Three Little Pigs, which pig made the best choice and how do you know? 

 

Vocabulary Words: 

blazing: hot and shining brightly 

chimney: a hollow passage through which smoke escapes from a building 

huff: to blow air or breathe in and out heavily 

plot: the events of a story 

puff: to make a sudden gust of smoke, air, breath, or wind 

 

Writing Activity (In Class): 

Student will use time order words to sequence the story of The Three Little Pigs. 

 

At Home: 

Read a book with your child.

Review and complete Activity Pages 7.2 and 7.3.

Watch video   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WNBWuISROyE

Due:

September 27, 2021

Foundational Skills:

Heggerty Week 6

CKLA Skills Unit 3 Lesson 6

Oral Blending

Sound/Spelling Review

Introduce new sound /o/, spelling ‘o’

Pocket chart chaining

Big Reading Question: 

What mistake did Chicken Little make and why did it scare her? 

 

Vocabulary Words: 

acorn: the seed of an oak tree 

character: the person or animal that a story is about 

den: a cave-like home of some wild animals 

fiction: a type of book or story that has imaginary characters and events 

sly: sneaky and secretive

 

Writing Activity (In Class): 

Student will draw and write about the characters and setting of the story Chicken Little. 

 

At Home: 

Read a book with your child.

Review Activity Page 6.2

Watch this video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JiXiNzBe4Bs

Due:

September 24, 2021

Foundational Skills

Heggerty Week 5

CKLA Skills Unit 3 Lesson 5

Oral Blending warm up

Sound/Spelling Review /m/, /a/, /t/, /d/

Pocket Chart Chaining for reading and spelling

Big Reading Question:

How do our five senses help us observe the world around us and gain information about our world?

We are continuing our study of the five senses.  We are conducting various investigations using our five senses to observe and collect information.  Make sure to watch for pictures and videos of these fun and engaging activities on our Bloomz pages and the school’s Facebook page.  Activites include Nature Walk, What’s That Smell?, What’s the Sound?, Popcorn Investigation, What Senses Do I Use?.

At Home:

Read a book with your child. Review Activity Page 5.1 with your child.  Ask your child to blend the sounds together and read the words to you.

Due:

September 23, 2021

Foundational Skills

Heggerty Week 5

CKLA Skills Unit 3 Lesson 4

Oral Blending warm up

Introduce the Sound /d/

Introduce the spelling /d/ - ‘d’

Pocket Chart Chaining

Big Reading Question:

How do our five senses help us observe the world around us and gain information about our world?

We are continuing our study of the five senses.  We are conducting various investigations using our five senses to observe and collect information.  Make sure to watch for pictures and videos of these fun and engaging activities on our Bloomz pages and the school’s Facebook page.  Activites include Nature Walk, What’s That Smell?, What’s the Sound?, Popcorn Investigation, What Senses Do I Use?.

At Home:

Read a book with your child.  Watch this video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j4XZ8Oojt-w

 

Due:

September 22, 2021

Foundational Skills:

Heggerty Week 5

CKLA Skills Unit 3 Lesson 3

Oral Blending warm up

Introduce the Sound /t/

Introduce the spelling /t/ - ‘t’

Pocket Chart Chaining

Big Reading Question:

How do our five senses help us observe the world around us and gain information about our world?

We are continuing our study of the five senses.  We are conducting various investigations using our five senses to observe and collect information.  Make sure to watch for pictures and videos of these fun and engaging activities on our Bloomz pages and the school’s Facebook page.  Activites include Nature Walk, What’s That Smell?, What’s the Sound?, Popcorn Investigation, What Senses Do I Use?.

At Home:

Read a book with your child.  Watch this video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rIEgbqWAuAo

Due:

September 21, 2021

Foundational Skills:

Heggerty Week 5

CKLA Skills Unit 3 Lesson 2

Oral Blending warm up

Introduce the Sound /a/

Hear Initial Sounds – identify /a/ initial sound

Introduce the spelling /a/ - ‘a’

Big Reading Question:

What challenges did Helen Keller face, and how did she overcome them?

Vocabulary Words:

deaf: unable to hear; lacking the sense of hearing

disobedient: misbehaving; refusing to do what one is told

frustrated: discouraged or unhappy

sensations: feelings caused by one of your senses

Writing Activity (In Class):

Student will complete visual biography of Helen Keller’s life by sequencing pictures.  Students will label pictures.

At Home:

Read a book with your child.  Ask your child what challenges Helen Keller faced.

Watch this video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x9I_Cq2AsY0

Due:

September 20, 2021

Foundational Skills

Heggerty Week 5

CKLA Skills Unit 3 Lesson 1

Oral Blending warm up

Introduce the Sound /m/

Hear Initial Sounds – identify /m/ initial sound

Introduce the spelling /m/ - ‘m’

Big Reading Question:

What challenges did Ray Charles face, and how did he overcome them?

Vocabulary Words:

blind: unable to see; not having the sense of sight

disability: inability to perform a task of daily life in the way that most people can

disease: serious sickness or illness

opportunity: a good chance to accomplish something

remarkable: wonderful or amazing

Writing Activity (In Class):

Student will complete visual biography of Ray Charles’ life by sequencing pictures.  Students will label pictures.

At Home:

Read a book with your child.  Ask your child what was remarkable about Ray Charles.

Watch this video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0XtF8zI3WMg

Due:

September 17, 2021

Foundational Skills:

Heggerty Week 4

CKLA Skills

Complete Unit 2 Student Performance Assessments

Big Reading Question:

How do we use our five senses to observe the world around us?

Popcorn Research and Investigation activity

Students will use their five senses to find adjectives that help describe how popcorn sounds, feels, smells, looks, and tastes.

Writing Activity (In Class):

Student will record their observations of the popcorn on their recording sheets.

At Home:

Read a book with your child. 

Practice writing your name 3 times.

Watch this video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1xQgjryKO08

Due:

September 16, 2021

Foundational Skills:

Heggerty Week 4

CKLA Skills Lesson 10

Sound Blending

I Spy – Practice Blending

Add a Sound

Name Tracing

Begin Student Performance Assessments

Big Reading Question:

How does your sense of touch work?

Vocabulary Words:

nerves: tiny, wire-like bits under the skin enabling us to feel

sensitive: able to feel something strongly or quickly

skin: the soft, smooth covering all over the outside of the body

texture: the way something feels on the outside or surface

Writing Activity (In Class):

Student will complete four-square writing showing three things they learned about the sense of touch and one way the sense of touch keeps them safe.

At Home:

Read a book with your child. 

Review Activity Page 10.4 with your child.

Practice writing your name 3 times.

Watch this video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Sb02Viam18

 

Due:

September 15, 2021

Foundational Skills:

Heggerty Week 4

CKLA Skills Unit 2 Lesson 9

Sound Blending

Picture Card Blending (Mystery Pictures)

Add a Sound

Writing skills- drawing hooks

Name Tracing

Big Reading Question:

What does your sense of taste work?

Vocabulary Words:

congested: having too much mucus in your nose making hard to breathe

flavorful: having a strong and pleasant taste

saliva: the watery fluid in your mouth

taste buds: tiny bumps on the tongue that send taste messages to the brain

Writing Activity (In Class):

Student will complete four-square writing showing three things they learned about the sense of taste and one way the sense of taste keeps them safe.

At Home:

Read a book with your child. 

Review Activity Page 9.2 with your child.

Practice writing your name 3 times.

Watch this video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=14-sCPetUMc

 

Due:

September 14, 2021

Foundational Skills:

Heggerty Week 4

CKLA Skills Unit 2 Lesson 8

Sound Blending

Picture Card Blending (Mystery Pictures)

Listening for Beginning Sounds

Writing skills- drawing canes

Name Tracing

Big Reading Question:

How does your sense of smell work?

Vocabulary Words:

molecules: tiny particles or pieces of things that are so small they cannot be seen by the naked eye

mucus: the slimy, liquid substance secreted inside the nose

nostrils: the name of the two openings in the nose

scents: smells or odors

smell receptors: small parts deep inside the nose that catch scents or smells from the air

Writing Activity (In Class):

Student will complete four-square writing showing three things they learned about the sense of smell and one way the sense of smell keeps them safe.

At Home:

Read a book with your child. 

Review Activity Page 8.2 with your child.

Practice writing your name 3 times.

Watch this video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HHawZN1cRsk

 

Due:

September 13, 2021

Foundational Skills

Heggerty Week 4

CKLA Skills Unit 2 Lesson 7

Sound Blending

Picture Card Blending

Listening for Beginning Sounds

Writing skills- drawing loops

Name Tracing

Big Reading Question:

How does your sense of hearing work?

Vocabulary Words:

echo: a sound that you hear again after it bounces back off something, such as a large mountain

invisible: not able to be seen

sound waves: bands, or waves, of noise

vibrate: to move back and forth in a very small motion

volume: the loudness of a sound

Writing Activity (In Class):

Student will complete four-square writing showing three things they learned about the sense of hearing and one way the sense of hearing keeps them safe.

At Home:

Read a book with your child. Point to each word as you read.

Review Activity Page 7.2 with your child.

Have your child practice writing their name 3 times.

Watch this video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x4s67Kc79rs

 

Due:

September 10, 2021

Foundational Skills:

Heggerty Week 3

CKLA Skills Unit 2 Lesson 7

Sound Blending

Picture Card Blending

Listening for Beginning Sounds

Writing skills- drawing loops

Name Tracing

Big Reading Question:

How does your sense of hearing work?

Vocabulary Words:

echo: a sound that you hear again after it bounces back off something, such as a large mountain

invisible: not able to be seen

sound waves: bands, or waves, of noise

vibrate: to move back and forth in a very small motion

volume: the loudness of a sound

Writing Activity (In Class):

Student will complete four-square writing showing three things they learned about the sense of hearing and one way the sense of hearing keeps them safe.

At Home:

Read a book with your child. Point to each word as you read.

Review Activity Page 7.2 with your child.

Have your child practice writing their name 3 times.

Due:

September 9, 2021

Foundational Skills:

Heggerty Week 3

CKLA Skills Unit 2 Lesson 6

Sound Blending

Picture Card Blending

Listening for Beginning Sounds

Writing Skills- drawing  x  and  +

Name Tracing

Big Reading Question:

How does your sense of sight work?

Vocabulary Words:

iris: the colored part of the eye

leap: to jump

protect: to keep something safe from harm

pupil: a small, covered, black hole in the center of the eye where light enters

Writing Activity (In Class):

Student will complete four-square writing showing three things they learned about the sense of sight and one way the sense of sight keeps them safe.

At Home:

Read a book with your child.  Remind your child to point to each word as they read.

Review Activity Page 6.2 with your child.

Due:

September 8, 2021

Foundational Skills:

Heggerty Week 3

CKLA Skills Unit 2 Lesson 5

Sound blending

Picture Card blending

Listening for Beginning Sounds

Writing Skills-drawing spirals

Name tracing

Big Reading Question:

What do you know about the five senses?

Vocabulary Words:

amazing: surprisingly good, causing wonder

harm: an injury to your body

sight: the act of seeing and looking at things with your eyes

smell: to detect odors with your nose

taste: to detect flavors with your tongue

touch: to feel with your hands or other parts of your body

Writing Activity (In Class):

Student will complete a sorting activity about the five senses.

At Home:

Read a book with your child. 

Review Activity Page 5.2 with your child.

Have your child practice writing their name 3 times.

Due:

September 7, 2021

Students participated in POINT A PORTFOLIO ASSESSMENTS in Foundational Skills and Reading Literature.

 

At Home:

Read a book with your child.

Have your child practice writing their name 3 times.

Due:

September 3, 2021

Foundational Skills:

Heggerty Week 3

CKLA Skills Unit 2 Lesson 5

Sound blending

Picture Card blending

Listening for Beginning Sounds

Writing Skills-drawing spirals

Name tracing

Big Reading Question:

Domain 1 assessment

At Home:

Read a book with your child. 

Review Activity Page 5.2 with your child.

Have your child practice writing their name 3 times.

Due:

September 2, 2021

Foundational Skills:

Heggerty Week 3

CKLA Skills Unit 2 Lesson 4

Sound blending

Picture Card blending

Listening for Beginning Sounds

Writing Skills-drawing wavy lines

Left to right directionality

Big Reading Question:

How can I use words and illustrations to retell a story?

Vocabulary Words:

No new vocabulary words were introduced today.

Writing Activity (In Class):

Students will illustrate and label an assigned nursery rhyme or fable, then share their work with the class and retell the nursery rhyme or fable.

At Home:

Read a book with your child. 

Review Activity Page 4.3 with your child.

Have your child practice writing their name 3 times.

Due:

September 1, 2021

Foundational Skills:

Heggerty Week 3

CKLA Skills Unit 2 Lesson 3

Syllable and Sound blending

Blending motions

Picture Card blending

Writing Skills-drawing zigzags

Differentiating shapes

Big Reading Question:

What lesson did the characters learn in the fable “The Hare and the Tortoise”?

Vocabulary Words:

boasting: telling about something in a proud way, bragging

darted: moved suddenly and rapidly

steadily: continuously; at the same speed 

Writing Activity (In Class):

Student will predict who will win the race between the Hare and the Tortoise.  Then, after listening to the fable, students will predict who would win if the Hare and the Tortoise were to race again.  Students will complete the sentence stem I think the  _____ will win the second race because _______.

At Home:

Read a book with your child.  Model pointing to each word as it is read.

Review Activity Page 3.3 with your child.

Watch this video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3OXOGQ-MfyU

Due:

August 31, 2021

Foundational Skills:

Heggerty Week 3

CKLA Skills Unit 2 Lesson 2

Syllable blending

Sound blending

Writing skills-drawing humps

Big Reading Question:

What was the lesson/moral learned from the fable “The Dog and His Reflection”?

Vocabulary Words:

feast: a large meal

greedy: wanting much more of something than is needed

reflection: an image that is usually seen in a mirror

stream: a small body of running, fresh water

Writing Activity (In Class):

Student will draw a picture of something they would not want to lose.

Students will sequence the events of the fable “The Dog and His Reflection”.

At Home:

Read a book with your child.  Model pointing to each word as it is read.

Review Activity Page 2.2 with your child.

Watch this video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H5vic-JwSyo

Due:

August 30, 2021

Foundational Skills:

Heggerty Week 3

CKLA Skills Unit 2 Lesson 1

Syllable blending

Tracking from left to right, top to bottom

Writing skills-drawing cups

Big Reading Question:

What was the lesson/moral learned from the fable “The Lion and the Mouse”? 

Vocabulary Words:

disturbed: interrupted or bothered someone

favor: a kind or helpful action

gnawing: chewing

grateful: feeling thankful or showing thanks

Writing Activity (In Class):

Student will draw to illustrate the moral of “Little friends may be great friends,” by drawing the event showing the mouse as a great friend.

At Home:

Read a book with your child.  Model pointing to each word as it is read.

Review Activity Page 1.3 with your child.

Watch this video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e_74du-n2y8

Due:

August 27, 2021

Foundational Skills:

Heggerty Week 2

Listening to words

Step forward for words

Assessment-writing strokes, position words, word discrimination

Big Reading Question:

What are the characteristics of a nursery rhyme?

Vocabulary Words:

No new vocabulary words were introduced today.

Writing Activity (In Class):

Student will draw a picture representing their favorite nursery rhyme and complete the sentence stem “My favorite nursery rhyme is ________.”

At Home:

Read a book with your child.

Due:

August 26, 2021

Foundational Skills:

Heggerty Week 2

Step forward for words

Circle the cubes

Making circles and triangles with modeling clay

Drawing triangles, reviewing circles and diagonal lines

Big Reading Question:

Who will get the sheep’s wool in the nursery rhyme “Baa, Baa, Black Sheep”?

Vocabulary Words:

lane: a small street or road

wool: sheep’s hair or fur

Writing Activity (In Class):

Student will complete craft of a sheep and use sheep to reenact the Nursery Rhyme Baa Baa Black Sheep.

At Home:

Read a book with your child.  Model pointing to each word as it is read.

Practice writing your name 3 times. 

Watch this video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CRHvTTOR8Ns

Due:

August 25, 2021

Foundational Skills:

Heggerty Week 2

Step forward for noises

Listening to words

Drawing squares, reviewing vertical and horizontal lines

Tracking from left to right, top to bottom

Big Reading Question:

What do you know about Little Bo Peep? (character analysis)

Vocabulary Words:

sheep: an animal with wool fur that usually lives on a farm

wagging: moving quickly from side to side or up and down 

Writing Activity (In Class):

Student will draw a picture of Little Bo Peep and complete the sentence stem Little Bo Peep is  _____. (selecting a word to describe Little Bo Peep)

At Home:

Read a book with your child.  Model pointing to each word as you read.

Watch this video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fjN2qXGFp24

Due:

August 24, 2021

Foundational Skills:

Heggerty Week 2

Step forward for noises

Listening to words

Drawing diagonal lines

Tracking from left to right, top to bottom

Big Reading Question:

What are the events in the nursery rhyme “Hickory Dickory Dock”?

Vocabulary Words:

struck: beat or hit something hard to make a sound

Writing Activity (In Class):

Student will practice retelling the events of the nursery rhyme using a model of the mouse and the clock.

At Home:

Read a book with your child.  Model pointing to each word as it is read.

Watch this video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HGgsklW-mtg

Due:

August 23, 2021

Foundational Skills:

Heggerty Week 2

Count environmental sounds

Listening to words

Writing strokes pretest

Pencil grip, drawing circles to the left

Big Reading Question:

In the nursery rhyme “Star Light, Star Bright”, what does the character say while looking at the star? 

Vocabulary Words:

wish: to verbally or silently hope for something you want

Writing Activity (In Class):

Student will draw what they would wish for if they saw the first star.  Teacher will help students complete the sentence stem “I would wish for _______.”

At Home:

Read a book with your child.  Model pointing to each word as it is read.

Watch this video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OWip7yvXukI

Due:

August 20, 2021

Foundational Skills:

Heggerty Week 1

Identify, count, differentiate environmental sounds

Left/right discrimination

Position words

Hear words in phrases and sentences

Pencil grip, drawing circles (to the left)

Big Reading Question:

What events happened in the nursery rhymes This Little Pig Went to the Market and One, Two, Buckle My Shoe? 

Vocabulary Words:

market: a place where people buy and sell things

roast beef: a kind of meat

Writing Activity (In Class):

Student will sequence the events in today’s nursery rhymes.

At Home:

Read a book with your child.  Model pointing to each word as it is read.

Watch this video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ei0uIZu9_WE

Due:

August 19, 2021

Foundational Skills:

Heggerty Week 1

Identify, count, differentiate environmental sounds

Left/right discrimination

Position words

Pencil grip, drawing horizontal lines (left to right)

Big Reading Question:

What prediction can you make based on the picture of the nursery rhyme Jack and Jill? 

Vocabulary Words:

fetch: to go get something and bring it back

pail: a bucket

tumbling: falling and/or rolling

Writing Activity (In Class):

Student will predict what happens after Jack and Jill fall down.

At Home:

Read a book with your child.  Model pointing to each word as it is read.

Watch this video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GeAHlhAfw2E

Due:

August 18, 2021

Foundational Skills:

Heggerty Week 1

Identify, count, differentiate environmental sounds

Left/right discrimination

Position words

Pencil grip, drawing vertical lines (from top to bottom)

Big Reading Question:

What do the characters in the nursery rhymes Jack Be Nimble and Little Jack Horner do? 

Vocabulary Words:

candlestick:  holder for a candle

nimble: able to move quickly and easily

Writing Activity (In Class):

Student will participate in acting out the nursery rhyme Jack Be Nimble.  Students will sort pictures to the correct nursery rhyme.

At Home:

Read a book with your child.  Model pointing to each word as it is read.

Watch this video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y0-93TPksZk

Due:

August 17, 2021

Foundational Skills:

Heggerty Week 1

Identify, count, differentiate environmental sounds

Left/right discrimination

Position words

Pencil grip, drawing vertical lines (from top to bottom)

Big Reading Question:

How does the character feel about the rainy weather in the nursery rhyme Rain, Rain, Go Away? 

Vocabulary Words:

away: not here

character: the person or animal a story or nursery rhyme is about

Writing Activity (In Class):

Students will draw to illustrate how Johnny feels about the rainy weather. Students draw how they feel about rainy weather.

At Home:

Read a book with your child.  Model pointing to each word as it is read.

Watch this video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LFrKYjrIDs8

Due:

August 16, 2021

Foundational Skills:

Heggerty Week 1

Identify, count, differentiate environmental sounds

Left/right discrimination

Position words

Big Reading Question:

What do you notice about the nursery rhyme Roses Are Red? 

Vocabulary Words:

rhyme: words that begin with different sounds but end with the same sound

roses: plants or bushes with large flowers and thorns on the stems

sweet: containing sugar or tasting like sugar

violets: small plants with small flowers

Writing Activity (In Class):

Student will draw and label one thing that is blue and one thing that is red.

At Home:

Read a book with your child.  Model pointing to each word as it is read.

Watch this video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SUN61Z5KEZY