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Due:

April 26, 2019 (Friday)

Big Reading Questions: What is the first stage of the life cycle for a butterfly? Do people change and grow?

Read Aloud: Waiting for Wings by Lois Ehlert (The Butterfly Life Cycle)

Vocabulary Words: change, grow, and life cycle

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Today in Class: Students will create the home in a box for their worm visitors. They will learn about the survival needs of the worms.

Math: Students will make connections between counting and simple addition and subtraction.

At Home: You and your child can look at pictures of him/her when they were a newborn, toddler, and now in preschool. Talk with them about how they have changed. Tell them a story about when they were a baby or a funny story from when they were a toddler. This is a wonderful bonding activity that you all can do together!

Due:

April 25, 2019 (Thursday)

Big Reading Questions: What emotions are the characters feeling? Are these behaviors friendly?

Read Aloud: Friends by Mies van Hout

Vocabulary Words: problem, solution, emotions, happy, sad, lonely, angry, mad, scared, afraid, frustrated, excited, disappointed, worried, and proud

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Today in Class: Students will have opportunities to learn about kindness while playing the Feel Better sorting-game.

Math: Students will demonstrate their mental number line by guessing a number based on clues given to them.

At Home: Play “Guess that Number” at home with your child. Pick a number and give your child clues to guess what number you are thinking. (e.g., If you pick the number 3…You could give your child a clue that the number is more than 2 but less than 4)

Due:

April 24, 2019 (Wednesday)

Big Reading Questions: How do the earthworms make it easier for air to get to the roots of the plants?

Read Aloud: In the Garden: Wonderful Worms by Linda Glaser

Vocabulary Words: worm, earthworm, root

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Today in Class: Students will learn about more than and less than while playing “What Number Now?” with a twist, Berry Monster will be included!

Math: Students will learn about adding two groups together while using cubes.

At Home: Give your child two groups of food. (e.g., 2 boxes of food and 4 cans of food) Let them count each group and add to get a total.

Due:

April 23, 2019 (Tuesday)

Big Reading Questions: Is there anything surprising about where earthworms come from and how they are born? Do you know other animals that come from eggs?

Read Aloud: An Earthworm’s Life by John Himmelman

Vocabulary Words: earthworm, life cycle, and burrow

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Today in Class: Students will use science journals to record observations of their radish seeds.

Math: Students will demonstrate an understanding of the connection between counting and simple addition and subtraction.

At Home: Go on a scavenger hunt outside with your child. Let them search for plants and flowers that are blooming and growing. Count aloud with your child and encourage your child to use their fingers as you find plants and flowers.

Due:

April 05, 2019 (Friday)

Big Reading Questions: What is growing in the book? What do flowers need to grow?

Read Aloud: Planting a Rainbow by Lois Ehlert

Vocabulary Words: flower, seed, bulb, soil, sun, and water

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Today in Class: Students will have the opportunity to reread and discuss some of the books from this week’s Read-Alouds.

Math: Students will role play shopping, purchasing, and selling items at a farmers’ market. They will have the opportunity to use the word add and number words.

At Home: Help your child make a list of items that they like to eat and could find at a farmers market. Let them count and add the items on their list.

Due:

April 04, 2019 (Thursday)

Big Reading Questions: Why does the child in the book call it planting a rainbow? What does the child mean?

Read Aloud: Planting a Rainbow by Lois Ehlert

Vocabulary Words: bulb, seeds, seedling, sprout, and bloom

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Today in Class: Students will do an experiment to find out whether plants need sunlight to grow and be healthy.

Math- Students will add and subtract cubes today. They will have the opportunity to use number words and the words add and subtract.

At Home: Give your child a snack and then add some additional snack amounts. (e.g., Give your child two crackers then give them, add three additional crackers to their snack) Take the opportunity to count aloud the amounts before and after adding to get a total amount.

Due:

April 03, 2019 (Wednesday)

Big Reading Questions: What can you do when you feel happy, sad, etc.?

Read Aloud: The Way I Feel by Janan Cain

Vocabulary Words: emotion, happy, sad lonely, angry, mad, scared, afraid, frustrated, excited, disappointed, worried, proud, curious, surprised, furious, jealous, and confused

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Today in Class: Students will create a class book on emotions.

Math: Students will solve garden related addition problems.

At Home: Your child can think of two numbers and draw that many flowers using two colors. Have your child add up the total of the two sets of flowers and get a total amount.

Due:

April 02, 2019 (Tuesday)

Big Reading Questions: How are the animals using the plants and soil in the garden?

Read Aloud: In the Garden: Who’s Been Here? by Lindsay Barrett George

Vocabulary Words: garden, vegetables, flowers, seeds, leaf, beans, harvest, predict, and prediction

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Today in Class: Students will think, pair, and share while playing the game, “What Number Now?” and using cubes.

Math: Students will learn about measurement today while measuring various plants.

At Home: Have your child look at various plants at home. Talk about which plants are smaller, bigger, etc.

Due:

April 01, 2019 (Monday)

Big Reading Questions: Why is it important for the bean plant to make seeds? Where do new bean seeds and plants come from?

Read Aloud: A Bean’s Life Cycle by Mary R. Dunn

Vocabulary Words: life cycle, sprout, flower, seeds, roots, stems, and leaves

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Today in Class: Students will work together to create an invitation to the garden party.

Math: Students will solve addition problems by using their hands and other strategies.

At Home: Have your child count how many doors and windows are at home. Encourage them to use their fingers when adding these numbers together to get a total amount.

Due:

March 29, 2019 (Friday)

Big Reading Questions: What do plants need to grow?

Read Aloud: The Vegetable Garden by Melvin Berger

Vocabulary Words: seed, radish, stem, leaf, leaves, vegetables, root, garden, and grow

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Today in Class: Students will revisit the seed-sprouting experiment, and talk about whether or not seeds need water to grow.

Math- Students will use their counting skills while playing Disappearing Numbers.

At Home: Use an analog clock to let your child practice their counting skills. You can cover up one number at a time and ask your child what number is missing.

Due:

March 28, 2019 (Thursday)

Big Reading Questions: What are some things that Zinnia does after the flowers have blossomed? Why do you think she does that?

Read Aloud: Zinnia’s Flower Garden, Part 2 by Monica Wellington

Vocabulary Words: bloom, buds, garden, grow, seeds, and weeds

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Today in Class: Students will form and share opinions as they hear a how-to-text.

Math- Students will practice using math terminology and sequencing from one to fifteen.

At Home: Use a paper or online calendar to look at numbers and days. Talk with your child about the calendar using terms like before and after, etc. (e.g., What day comes after March 1st?)

Due:

March 27, 2019 (Wednesday)

Big Reading Questions: What are some emotions that have similar meaning? Can you describe something that has made you feel this way?

Read Aloud: Happy by Mies van Hout

Vocabulary Words:  emotions, sad, proud, angry, afraid, surprised, furious, jealous, confused, and curious

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Today in Class: Students will draw their own face or a partner’s face, showing various emotions.

Math: Students will use their fingers to solve simple addition problems.

At Home: Count a color of car while on the road, or semis, or vans, whatever suits their interest! Encourage them to use their fingers as they add cars.

Due:

March 26, 2019 (Tuesday)

Big Reading Questions: What are some things that Zinnia grows in her garden?

Read Aloud: Zinnia’s Flower Garden, Part 1by Monica Wellington

Vocabulary Words:  bloom, buds, garden, grow, seeds, and weeds

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Today in Class: Students will use shapes to create pictures and designs.

Math: Students will learn about geometric shapes and patterns using pattern blocks, pattern-block picture puzzles, tangram picture puzzles, tangram and pattern-block shapes, and simple wooden jigsaw puzzles.

At Home Play “I Spy” with your child while using geometric shapes. (e.g.., I spy something round.)

Due:

March 25, 2019 (Monday)

Big Reading Questions:  What is a garden? What happens in a garden?

Read Aloud: Our Community Garden by Barbara Pollak

Vocabulary Words: community, garden, steep, grow, growth, moist, weeds, earthworm, insect, shoot, and harvest

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Today in Class: Students will do an experiment that provides evidence that seeds need moisture to sprout.

Math- Students will connect number words to the quantities they represent while learning the song, “Alice the Farmer.”

At Home: Practice counting backward from ten to zero with your child. Encourage them to use their fingers as you all count backward.

Due:

March 29, 2019 (Friday)

Big Reading Questions: What do plants need to grow?

Read Aloud: The Vegetable Garden by Melvin Berger

Vocabulary Words: seed, radish, stem, leaf, leaves, vegetables, root, garden, and grow

Fundations Practice:

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Today in Class: Students will revisit the seed-sprouting experiment, and talk about whether or not seeds need water to grow.

Math- Students will use their counting skills while playing Disappearing Numbers.

At Home: Use an analog clock to let your child practice their counting skills. You can cover up one number at a time and ask your child what number is missing.

Due:

March 28, 2019 (Thursday)

Big Reading Questions: What are some things that Zinnia does after the flowers have blossomed? Why do you think she does that?

Read Aloud: Zinnia’s Flower Garden, Part 2 by Monica Wellington

Vocabulary Words: bloom, buds, garden, grow, seeds, and weeds

Fundations Practice:

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Today in Class: Students will form and share opinions as they hear a how-to-text.

Math- Students will practice using math terminology and sequencing from one to fifteen.

At Home: Use a paper or online calendar to look at numbers and days. Talk with your child about the calendar using terms like before and after, etc. (e.g., What day comes after March 1st?)

Due:

March 27, 2019 (Wednesday)

Big Reading Questions: What are some emotions that have similar meaning? Can you describe something that has made you feel this way?

Read Aloud: Happy by Mies van Hout

Vocabulary Words:  emotions, sad, proud, angry, afraid, surprised, furious, jealous, confused, and curious

Fundations Practice:

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Today in Class: Students will draw their own face or a partner’s face, showing various emotions.

Math: Students will use their fingers to solve simple addition problems.

At Home: Count a color of car while on the road, or semis, or vans, whatever suits their interest! Encourage them to use their fingers as they add cars.

Due:

March 26, 2019 (Tuesday)

Big Reading Questions: What are some things that Zinnia grows in her garden?

Read Aloud: Zinnia’s Flower Garden, Part 1by Monica Wellington

Vocabulary Words:  bloom, buds, garden, grow, seeds, and weeds

Fundations Practice:

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Today in Class: Students will use shapes to create pictures and designs.

Math: Students will learn about geometric shapes and patterns using pattern blocks, pattern-block picture puzzles, tangram picture puzzles, tangram and pattern-block shapes, and simple wooden jigsaw puzzles.

At Home Play “I Spy” with your child while using geometric shapes. (e.g.., I spy something round.)

Due:

March 20, 2019 (Wednesday)

Big Reading Questions: What is your opinion of the book and why?

Read Aloud: Harold’s Fairy Tale by Crockett Johnson

Vocabulary Words:  King, Castle, Real, Imaginary

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Today in Class:.  Students will pretend to buy and sell things in a museum gift shop, counting objects and using “money” to buy them.

Math: Students will order number cards from 0 to 10 and backwards from 10 to 0.

At Home: Let your child help you count out one dollar bills when making a purchase or setup your own pretend store at home.

Due:

March 19, 2019 (Tuesday)

Big Reading Questions: What is imaginary and what is real?

Read Aloud: Harold’s Fairy Tale by Crockett Johnson

Vocabulary Words:  King, Castle, Real, Imaginary

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Today in Class: Students will create blueprints for a castle design and then build their castle.

Math: Students will estimate how many objects are in a jar and count to see if they were correct.

At Home Have your child estimate how many snacks are in their bowl.

Due:

March 18, 2019 (Monday)

Big Reading Questions:  Why is this a good book to teach us about museums?

Read Aloud: Going to a Museum by Rebecca Rissman

Vocabulary Words: Museum, caption, collection

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Today in Class: Students will create signs for the museum exhibits.

Math- Students will compare numbers and tell which one is more or less.

At Home: Make two piles of snacks or toys and see if your child can tell you which is more and which is less.

Due:

March 21, 2019 (Thursday)

Big Reading Questions: What is emotion is the boy feeling? How do you know?

Read Aloud: On Monday When It Rained by Cherryl Kachenmeister

Vocabulary Words: emotions, afraid, disappointed, worried, proud

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Today in Class: Students will create a class book called On Monday…..

Math- Students will play a game matching numerals to the number of jumps they do.

At Home: Tell or show your child a number and see if the can jump, clap or stomp that many times.

Due:

March 8, 2019 (Friday)

Big Reading Questions: What is happening? What will happen next? Why do you think that?

Read Aloud:The Princess and the Pea and the Very Smart Pea and the Princess-to-Be

Vocabulary Words: fairy tale, princess, prince

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Today in Class: Students will use a blueprint to design a castle.

Math: Students will recognize and identify 2D and 3D shapes.

At Home: Look for shapes around your house, ask your child to tell you how they know its that shape. (It has 4 equal sides so it is a square)

Due:

March 7, 2019 (Thursday)

Big Reading Questions: What is happening next in the story?

Read Aloud: The Knight and the Dragon by Tomie dePaola

Vocabulary Words: Dragon, predict, castle

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Today in Class: Students will play charades acting out problems and solutions.

Math- Students will recognize numbers 1-9.

At Home: Give your child a problem and ask them to act out a solution to solve the problem, see if you can guess what their solution is.

Due:

March 6, 2019 (Wednesday)

Big Reading Questions: What is real and what is imaginary?

Read Aloud: The Very Smart Pea and the Princess-to-Be by Mini Grey

Vocabulary Words: real, imaginary

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Today in Class: Students will compare two different versions of The Princess and the Pea

Math- Students will play a game matching numerals to the number of dots that numeral represents.

At Home: While reading a story tonight ask your child if the things in the story are real or imaginary.

 

Due:

March 5,  2019 (Tuesday)

Big Reading Questions: What happens first, second and third in the story?

Read Aloud: The Princess and the Pea by Rachel Isadora

Vocabulary Words:  fairy tale, princess

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Today in Class:.  Students will create labels and captions for our museum

Math: Students will quickly recognize the number of objects in small groups.

At Home: While getting ready for bed, talk with child about what you do first, second and third.

 

Due:

March 4, 2019 (Monday)

Big Reading Questions: Who are the main characters in the story?

Read Aloud: The Knight and the Dragon by Tomie dePaola

Vocabulary Words:  Knight, Dragon

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Today in Class: Students will use ordinal numbers such as first, second and third to retell the story.

Math: Students will recognize and identify 2D and 3D shapes.

At Home Have your child draw a picture of their favorite character from the story.

Due:

March 1, 2019 (Friday)

Big Reading Questions: How are Komodo Dragons alike and different than the dragon in the fairy tale?

Read Aloud: Komodo Dragons by Kathleen Connors

Vocabulary Words: venom, prey, bacteria, and endangered

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Today in Class: Students will create armor that they believe will help protect an egg from breaking. They will test their armor to see if it worked.

Math: Students will recognize, duplicate, and extend repeating patterns.

At Home: Take a walk outside and look for things that begin with letter W.  

Due:

February 28, 2019 (Thursday)

Big Reading Questions: Who are the characters in the story? What is the setting?

Read Aloud: Evermore Dragon by Barbara Joosse

Vocabulary Words: Dragon, predict, brave

Fundations Practice:

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Today in Class: Students will create their own story about castles, knights, princes and princesses.

Math- Students will recognize, duplicate, and extend repeating patterns.

At Home: For story time tonight, ask your child to make up their own story. Who are the characters in the story?

Due:

February 27, 2019 (Wednesday)

Big Reading Questions: What emotions are the characters experiencing and how do you know how they are feeling?

Read Aloud: Evermore Dragon by Barbara Joosse

Vocabulary Words: Dragon, predict, brave

Fundations Practice:

Ss

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Today in Class: Students will duplicate, extend and create horizontal and vertical patterns.

Math- Students will recognize, duplicate, and extend repeating patterns.

At Home: Read a story together. Ask your child to identify the characters of the story.

Due:

February 26,  2019 (Tuesday)

Big Reading Questions: What is a castle and who lived in castles?

Read Aloud: All About Castles

Vocabulary Words:  castle, cone, cylinder, symmetric

Fundations Practice:

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Today in Class: Students will draw and write facts about castles.

Math: Students will recognize and identify 3D shapes.

At Home Look around your house and find examples of a sphere, cylinder, cone and cube.

Due:

February 25, 2019 (Monday)

Big Reading Questions: How can we tell what dinosaurs were like?

Read Aloud: Fossils Tell Stories

Vocabulary Words:  Dinosaur, extinct, fossil, paleontologist

Fundations Practice:

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Today in Class: Students will create labels and captions for our museum exhibits

Math: Students will recognize, duplicate, and extend repeating patterns. .

At Home Have your child draw a picture of their favorite dinosaur.

Due:

February 22, 2019 (Frday)

Big Reading Questions: Can you count the dinosaurs down from 10 to 0?

Read Aloud: Dinosaur Countdown by Nicholas Oldland

Vocabulary Words: dinosaur

Fundations Practice:

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Today in Class:  Students will create their own fossils.

Math: Students will replicate, extend and create patterns.

At Home: On the way to school and back home look for things that start with the letter Ww.

Due:

February 21, 2019 (Thursday)

Big Reading Questions: What solutions could the characters try when they have problems with Rex?

Read Aloud: Rex Wrecks It! By Ben Clanton

Vocabulary Words: problem, solution, emotions

Fundations Practice:

Dd

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Today in Class: Students will play an emotion matching game and identify what makes them feel that emotion.

Math: Students will identify and recreate patterns.

At Home: Draw a picture of something that makes you angry, draw a picture of a solution you could use to help solve the problem.  

 

Due:

February 20, 2019 (Wednesday)

Big Reading Questions: What kinds of things dinosaur would you want to be; big or small, walking or flying, plant-eating or meat-eating?

Read Aloud: Dinosaurs Big and Small by Kathleen Weidner Zoehfeld

Vocabulary Words: dinosaur, pattern

Fundations Practice:

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Today in Class: Students will do some pretend dino-walking to various patterns.

Math- Students will replicate, extend and create patterns.

At Home: Make patterns by clapping or stomping and have your child copy and extend your pattern.

Due:

February 19, 2019 (Tuesday)

Big Reading Questions: Can you compare the length of these items to how big dinosaurs were?

Read Aloud: Dinosaurs Big and Small by Kathleen Weidner Zoehfeld

Vocabulary Words:  Dinosaur, fossil, extinct

Fundations Practice:

 

Dd

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Today in Class: Students will create labels and captions for our museum exhibits.

Math: Students will measure and compare lengths of objects.

At Home: Find 3 or 4 items in your house to measure and then put the items in order from shortest to tallest.

Due:

February 15, 2019 (Friday)

Big Reading Questions: Can you compare the length of these items to how big dinosaurs were?

Read Aloud: Dinosaurs Big and Small by Kathleen Weidner Zoehfeld

Vocabulary Words:  Dinosaur, fossil, extinct

Fundations Practice:

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Today in Class: Students will create labels and captions for our museum exhibits.

Math: Students will measure and compare lengths of objects.

At Home: Find 3 or 4 items in your house to measure and then put the items in order from shortest to tallest.

Due:

 

February 14, 2019 (Thursday)

Big Reading Questions: Just how big were dinosaurs?

Read Aloud: Prehistoric Actual Size by Steve Jenkins

Vocabulary Words: dinosaur, fossil, ruler

Fundations Practice:

Gg

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Today in Class: Students will create a poster “If I were a dinosaur” drawing and telling about themselves as dinosaurs.

Math- Students will identify 2D and 3D shapes and their attributes.

At Home: Use a ruler or other measuring tool to measure items around the house.

Due:

February 13, 2019 (Wednesday)

Big Reading Questions: What does your face look like when you are sad, angry, happy, etc.?

Read Aloud: Rex Wrecks It! By Ben Clanton

Vocabulary Words: emotions, scared, angry, worried

Fundations Practice:

Gg

Dd

Ss

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Rr

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Game

Dog

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Today in Class: Students will take turns playing emotions charades.

Math: Students will compare quantities

At Home: Stand in front of a mirror together and practice making different faces to match different emotions.

Due:

February 8, 2019 (Friday)

Big Reading Questions: What did you learn about dinosaurs? Can you name any types of dinosaurs?.

Read Aloud: Meet the Dinosaurs by DK Publishing

Vocabulary Words: dinosaur, label, caption, museum, fossil

Fundations Practice:

Aa

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Today in Class: Students will look at books about dinosaurs and learn about captions and how they are used in a text.

Math: Students will count by ones to ten and back from ten.

At Home: Research information on dinosaurs together. You can look at books or search for dinosaur facts online.

Due:

February 7, 2019 (Thursday)

Big Reading Questions: What different attributes can we use to sort items in a collection?

Read Aloud: Hannah’s Collection by Marthe Jocelyn

Vocabulary Words: collection, sort, classify, attribute

Fundations Practice:

Aa

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Today in Class:  Students will sort collections by attributes and determine where they would go in the class museum.

Math: Students will identify and describe shapes in their environment.

At Home: On the way to school and back home look for traffic signs. See if your child can identify the shapes found on the sign.

Due:

February 6, 2019 (Wednesday)

Big Reading Questions: What are some ways we can cheer up a friend?

Read Aloud: My Friend is Sad by Mo Williams

Vocabulary Words: sad, excited, disappointed, worried

Fundations Practice:

Aa

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Dd

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Today in Class: Students will create a collage of different emotions.

Math: Students will count to ten by ones and then back from ten.

At Home: Practice “blasting off” start counting backwards from 10 while standing, go lower and lower until you reach the ground at one and “blast off”!

Due:

February 5, 2019 (Tuesday)

Big Reading Questions: What kinds of things can you do in a museum?

Read Aloud: Maisy Goes to the Museum by Lucy Cousins

Vocabulary Words: museum, exhibits, opinion

Fundations Practice:

Aa

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Today in Class: Students will feel a hidden shape and describe the attributes of the shape to a friend to determine what shape is hidden.

Math- Students will identify 2D and 3D shapes and their attributes.

At Home: Go on a shape hunt through your house. Give your child a specific shape to look for. When they find it, ask them how they know it is that shape (it’s a triangle because it has 3 sides)

Due:

February 4, 2019 (Monday)

Big Reading Questions: What are different ways that you can sort and classify objects?

Read Aloud: Hannah’s Collection by Marthe Jocelyn

Vocabulary Words: collection, sort, classify, attribute, category

Fundations Practice:

Aa

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Dog

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Today in Class: Students will sort buttons using different attributes (size,color,shape).

Math: Students will identify 2D and 3D shapes

At Home: Find a collection of items at home and ask your child to sort them.

Due:

January 18, 2019 (Friday)

Big Reading Questions: Students will practice retelling a text, follow simple procedures, and create their own how-to texts.

Read Aloud: How to Make a Bookmark

Vocabulary Words: construct, create, and materials

Fundations Practice:

Uu

Cc

Oo

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Octopus

Apple

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Dog

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Today in Class: Students will create a bookmark by following simple procedures from a how-to text.

Math: Students will compare the length of objects to their arms and use words such as longer or bigger.

At Home: Use your child’s hand to measure things around the house. Example: Is the spoon longer or shorter than your hand?

 

Due:

January 17, 2019 (Thursday)

Big Reading Questions: Students will sort living and non-living things and describe the differences in them.

Read Aloud: Spoon by Amy Rosenthal

Vocabulary Words: materials

Fundations Practice:

Ii

Uu

Cc

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Up

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Today in Class:  Children will use attributes of objects and materials to make predictions and solve problems.

Math: Students will use simple shapes to make new shapes.

At Home: When making dinner ask your child to help you gather things they will need to eat dinner (do you need a plate or bowl, fork, spoon ect.)

Due:

January 16, 2019 (Wednesday)

Big Reading Questions: Students will practice retelling a text, follow simple procedures, and create their own how-to texts.

Read Aloud: Food Friends

Vocabulary Words: first, second, then, next

Fundations Practice:

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Today in Class: Children will explore the relationship between the form and function of natural and man-made materials.

Math: Children will work on putting numbers in the correct order.

At Home: Have your child help out in the kitchen by following simple how-to directions (how to recipes, how to load the dishwasher, ect.)

Due:

January 15, 2019 (Tuesday)

Big Reading Questions: Students will describe feelings and causes of anger.

Read Aloud: Sometimes I’m Bombaloo

Vocabulary Words: emotion, happy, sad, lonely, angry, mad, and scared

Fundations Practice:

Ii

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Today in Class: Students will explore different calming strategies.

Math: Children will begin to understand the connection between counting and adding/subtracting.

At Home: When/if your child becomes upset/sad/angry ask your child to recognize their feeling, stop, “tuck into your shell and breath” ( close their eyes, hug themselves, and take three deep breaths), and think of a solution.

Due:

 

January 14, 2019 (Monday)

Big Reading Questions: Students will explore natural vs. man-made materials and objects

Read Aloud: Spoon by Amy Rosenthal

Vocabulary Words: materials

Fundations Practice:

Ii

Uu

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Today in Class: Children will create towers adding on to create a taller tower.

Math: Children will begin to make a connection between counting on and addition and subtraction.

At Home: While driving in the car discuss landmarks you pass coming to/on the way home from school that are both man-made and natural.

Due:

December 12 (Wednesday)

Field Trip

Due:

December 11 (Tuesday)

Big Reading Question: identify the sequence in which an event occurs.

 Read Aloud: Building a Shape

Vocabulary Words:

Fundations Practice:

Have your child recite the letter-keyword-letter sound for each letter. 

Ff       

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(Today In Class):

Math: Students will explore different shapes that make up boxes and create triangles using materials.

At Home:

Due:

December 10 (Monday)

Big Reading Question: Recognize and identify their own emotions and those of others.

 Read Aloud: The Snowy Day

Vocabulary Words: Emotion, happy, sad, and lonely

Fundations Practice:

Have your child recite the letter-keyword-letter sound for each letter. 

Ff       

Bb

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(Today In Class): Children will identify different emotions and practice showing emotions with their own facial expressions.

Math:

At Home: Identify different emotions your child may feel throughout the day.

Due:

December 7 (Friday)

Big Reading Question: Explore and describe the relationship between form and function in natural and human made objects.

 Read Aloud: Design It! Build It!

Vocabulary Words: build, design, and structure

Fundations Practice:

Have your child recite the letter-keyword-letter sound for each letter. 

Ff       

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(Today In Class): Children will explore different shaped boxes. Children will recognize that different boxes have different shaped faces (square, rectangle, triangle ect)

Math: Children will recognize shapes square and rectangles that look similar.

At Home: Look for different shaped boxes at home (cereal box, rice box, presents under the tree ect.)

Due:

December 6 (Thursday)

Big Reading Question: Identify the sequence in which an event occurs

 Read Aloud: Albert’s Alphabet by Leslie Tryon

Vocabulary Words: Shape, rectangle, square, rectangular, prism, cylinder, and sphere

Fundations Practice:

Have your child recite the letter-keyword-letter sound for each letter. 

 

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(Today In Class): Children will use materials such as pipe cleaners and coffee stirrers to create letters like in the text Albert’s Alphabet.

Math: Children will recognize 2D shapes and describe the sides and corners of 3D shapes.

At Home: Look for items around your home that you can create letters from.

Due:

Wednesday December 5

Big Reading Question:

Read Aloud: Fish Eyes

Vocabulary Words: tail, fins

Fundations Practice:

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(Today in Class): Children will connect numerals and number words to the quantities they represent from Fish Eyes.

Math: recognize and write numbers 1-10

At Home: look for items around your house with numbers on them

Due:

Tuesday December 4

Big Reading Question: What friendship skills can I find in the book A House for Hermit Crab?

Read Aloud: A House for Hermit Crab

Vocabulary Words:

Fundations  Practice:

Have your child recite the letter-keyword-letter sound for each letter.

Ff

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(Today in Class): work together to create words for our coral reef

Math: recognize and write number 9

At Home: Practice counting to 30 and beyond

Due:

Monday  December 3

Big Reading Question: What solution could I use to solve a problem?

 Read Aloud: Swimmy

Vocabulary Words: problem, solution, cooperate, lonely, and happy.

Fundations Practice:

Have your child recite the letter-keyword-letter sound for each letter. 

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(Today In Class):

Student will work together to make a book using their solution suitcase

Math: recognize and count numbers 1-9

At Home: Count out 9  items around your house or 9 signs while riding in the car

Due:

Friday  November 30

Big Reading Question: How can I sort objects?

Distinguish text from illustrations

Read Aloud: Pattern Fish

Vocabulary Words: ocean, coral reef, habitat, and environment

Fundations Practice:

 Have your child recite the letter-keyword-letter sound for each letter. 

Ff       

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(Today in Class): Student will sort coral reef items by size, color and /or number.

Math: recognize and write number 9

At Home: let your child help you sort the laundry

Due:

Thursday  November 29

Big Reading Question:?

Read Aloud: Into the A, B Sea  

Vocabulary Words: alphabet, letters, ocean, and sea.

Fundations Practice:

Have your child recite the letter-keyword-letter sound for each letter. 

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(Today In Class): Create Coral Reef Objects

Math: recognize and write number 8

At Home: sound out word and write them

Due:

Wednesday November 28

Big Reading Question:

Read Aloud: Ocean Alphabet Book

Vocabulary Words: letters, ocean

Fundations Practice:

Ff

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(Today in Class):Teacher choice review

Math: recognize and write number 8

At Home: make up riddles together with your child

Due:

Tuesday November 27

Big Reading Question:

Read Aloud: Let’s Visit the Coral Reef Part 2

Vocabulary Words: coral reef, depend, connected, animals, plants, earth features, and environment

Fundations  Practice:

Have your child recite the letter-keyword-letter sound for each letter.

Ff

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fun

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/o/

/a/

/g/

 

(Today in Class): work together to create clownfish for the coral reef

Math: recognize and write number 7

At Home: Practice counting to 30 and beyond

Due:

Monday  November 26

Big Reading Question: What solution could I use to solve a problem?

 Read Aloud: Pout Pout Fish

Vocabulary Words: helping, cooperating, compliment, and scared.

Fundations Practice:

Have your child recite the letter-keyword-letter sound for each letter. 

Ff       

Bb

Tt

Nn

Mm

Cc

Oo

Aa

Gg

 

fun

bat

top

nut

man

cat

octopus

apple

game

 

/f/

/b/

/t/

/n/

/m/

/c/

/o/

/a/

/g/

 

 

(Today In Class):

Student will work together to solve problems using their solution suitcase

Math: recognize and write number 7

At Home: Identify problems children have at home and have them name a solution from their suitcase

Due:

Tuesday  November 20

Big Reading Question: What happens in the story?

Distinguish text from illustrations

Read Aloud: Let’s Visit the Coral Reef Part 1

Vocabulary Words: ocean, coral reef, habitat, and environment

Fundations Practice:

 Have your child recite the letter-keyword-letter sound for each letter. 

Ff       

Bb

Tt

Nn

Mm

Cc

Oo

Aa

Gg

 

fun

bat

top

nut

man

cat

octopus

apple

game

 

/f/

/b/

/t/

/n/

/m/

/c/

/o/

/a/

/g/

 

(Today in Class): Student will identify plant, animal or earth features.

Math: review numbers 1-6

At Home: name animals, plants and earth features while riding in the car

Due:

Monday  November 19

Big Reading Question: How do I write words?

Read Aloud: Into the A, B Sea  

Vocabulary Words: alphabet, letters, ocean, and sea.

Fundations Practice:

Have your child recite the letter-keyword-letter sound for each letter. 

Ff       

Bb

Tt

Nn

Mm

Cc

Oo

Aa

Gg

 

fun

bat

top

nut

man

cat

octopus

apple

game

 

/f/

/b/

/t/

/n/

/m/

/c/

/o/

/a/

/g/

 

 

(Today In Class): Create Coral Reef signs

Math: recognize and write number 6

At Home: sound out word and write them

Due:

Friday November 16

Big Reading Question:

Read Aloud: Clown Fish

Vocabulary Words: coral reef, ocean, and habitat

Fundations Practice:

Ff

Bb

Tt

Nn

Mm

Cc

Oo

Aa

 

 

fun

bat

top

nut

man

cat

octopus

apple

 

 

/f/

/b/

/t/

/n/

/m/

/c/

/o/

/a/

 

 

(Today in Class):

Math: recognize and write numbers 1-5

At Home: watch Finding Nemo or Finding Dory talk about the ocean and what it looks like

Due:

Thursday November 15

Big Reading Question:

Read Aloud: Joseph Had a Little Coat

Vocabulary Words: water, waste, protect

Fundations  Practice:

Have your child recite the letter-keyword-letter sound for each letter.

Ff

Bb

Tt

Nn

Mm

Cc

Oo

Aa

 

 

fun

bat

top

nut

man

cat

octopus

apple

 

 

/f/

/b/

/t/

/n/

/m/

/c/

/o/

/a/

 

 

(Today in Class): Student will discover why they should turn off the water when brushing their teeth

Math: recognize and write numbers 1- 5

At Home: Practice turning off the water while brushing teeth

Due:

Wednesday  November 14

Big Reading Question: What solution could I use to solve a problem?

 Read Aloud: We are Problem Solvers

Vocabulary Words: problem, solution,

Fundations Practice:

Have your child recite the letter-keyword-letter sound for each letter. 

Ff       

Bb

Tt

Nn

Mm

Cc

Oo

Aa

 

 

fun

bat

top

nut

man

cat

octopus

apple

 

 

/f/

/b/

/t/

/n/

/m/

/c/

/o/

/a/

 

 

(Today In Class):

Student uses solution suitcase to solve problems

Math: recognize and write numbers 1-5

At Home: Have your child name some solutions from their solution suitcase

Due:

 

Tuesday  November 13

Big Reading Question: What happens in the story?

Distinguish text from illustrations

Read Aloud: Trashy Town

Vocabulary Words: trash, garbage

Fundations Practice:

 Have your child recite the letter-keyword-letter sound for each letter. 

Ff       

Bb

Tt

Nn

Mm

Cc

Oo

Aa

 

 

fun

bat

top

nut

man

cat

octopus

apple

 

 

/f/

/b/

/t/

/n/

/m/

/c/

/o/

/a/

 

 

(Today in Class): Student will engage in creative and flexible thinking about and discuss new uses for objects and materials.

Math: recognize and write numbers 1- 5

At Home: read a book and have your child retell it

Due:

 

Monday  November 12

Big Reading Question: What words rhyme in the story?

Read Aloud: Smash Mash Crash  

Vocabulary Words: invitation, garbage, ocean

Fundations Practice:

Have your child recite the letter-keyword-letter sound for each letter. 

 

Ff       

Bb

Tt

Nn

Mm

Cc

Oo

Aa

 

 

fun

bat

top

nut

man

cat

octopus

apple

 

 

/f/

/b/

/t/

/n/

/m/

/c/

/o/

/a/

 

 

 

(Today In Class): Create invitations

Math: recognize and write numbers 1-5

At Home: Create a rhyme with each family members name (Stacey-Wasey)

Due:

 Thursday  November 8

Big Reading Question: What are some new uses for objects and materials?

Distinguish text from illustrations

Read Aloud: Reusing and Recycling

Vocabulary Words: reuse, recycle, waste, and environment

Fundations Practice:

 Have your child recite the letter-keyword-letter sound for each letter. 

Ff       

Bb

Tt

Nn

Mm

Cc

Oo

 

 

 

fun

bat

top

nut

man

cat

octopus

 

 

 

/f/

/b/

/t/

/n/

/m/

/c/

/o/

 

 

 

(Today in Class): Student will engage in creative and flexible thinking about and discuss new uses for objects and materials.

Math: recognize and write number 5

At Home: Look for numbers around the house or while traveling in the car

Due:

Wednesday  November 7

Big Reading Question: What do I know about recycling and what does the book tell me?

 Read Aloud: 10 Things I Can Do to Help My World

Vocabulary Words: garbage, recycle, recycling, reuse, glass, metal, paper, and plastic

Fundations Practice:

Have your child recite the letter-keyword-letter sound for each letter. 

Ff       

Bb

Tt

Nn

Mm

Cc

Oo

 

 

 

fun

bat

top

nut

man

cat

octopus

 

 

 

/f/

/b/

/t/

/n/

/m/

/c/

/o/

 

 

 

 

(Today In Class):

Student describes why it is important to take care of our environment and will engage in practices that show care for the environment

Math: recognize and write number 4

At Home: Use clothes pins to pick up their socks.

Due:

Monday November 5

Big Reading Question: What are some new uses for objects and materials?

Distinguish text from illustrations

Read Aloud: Reusing and Recycling

Vocabulary Words: reuse, recycle, waste, and environment

Fundations Practice:

 Have your child recite the letter-keyword-letter sound for each letter. 

Ff       

Bb

Tt

Nn

Mm

Cc

Oo

 

 

 

fun

bat

top

nut

man

cat

octopus

 

 

 

/f/

/b/

/t/

/n/

/m/

/c/

/o/

 

 

 

 

Today in Class: Student will engage in creative and flexible thinking about and discuss new uses for objects and materials.

Math: recognize and write number 5

At Home: Use the toilet paper tube to create a piece of art

Due:

Monday  November 5

Big Reading Question; How will I solve problems?

Read Aloud: Abiyoyo Returns

Vocabulary Words: problem, solution, helping, and friendly

Fundations Practice:

Have your child recite the letter-keyword-letter sound for each letter. 

Ff       

Bb

Tt

Nn

Mm

Cc

Oo

 

 

 

fun

bat

top

nut

man

cat

octopus

 

 

 

/f/

/b/

/t/

/n/

/m/

/c/

/o/

 

 

 

 

(Today In Class):

Student will solve problems using their solution suitcase

Math: one-to-one correspondence

At Home: Ask your child what solution they would use if they are playing with a friend and he/she wants their toy.

Due:

Friday November 2

Big Reading Question: What do I know about recycling and what does the book tell me?

 Read Aloud: 10 Things I Can Do to Help My World

Vocabulary Words: garbage, recycle, recycling, reuse, glass, metal, paper, and plastic

Fundations Practice:

Have your child recite the letter-keyword-letter sound for each letter. 

Ff       

Bb

Tt

Nn

Mm

Cc

Oo

 

 

 

fun

bat

top

nut

man

cat

octopus

 

 

 

/f/

/b/

/t/

/n/

/m/

/c/

/o/

 

 

 

 

Today In Class:

Student describes why it is important to take care of our environment and will engage in practices that show care for the environment

Math: recognize and write number 4

At Home: Use clothes pins to pick up their socks.

Due:

Thursday November 1

Big Reading Question; How will I solve problems?

Read Aloud: Abiyoyo Returns

Vocabulary Words: problem, solution, helping, and friendly

Fundations Practice:

Have your child recite the letter-keyword-letter sound for each letter. 

Ff       

Bb

Tt

Nn

Mm

Cc

Oo

 

 

 

fun

bat

top

nut

man

cat

octopus

 

 

 

/f/

/b/

/t/

/n/

/m/

/c/

/o/

 

 

 

 

Today In Class:

Student will solve problems using their solution suitcase

Math: one-to-one correspondence

At Home: Ask your child what solution they would use if they are playing with a friend and he/she wants their toy

Due:

Wednesday October 31

Big Reading Question: What do I know about pumpkins?

Read Aloud: Pumpkin book teacher choice

Vocabulary Words: pumpkin, seed, vine, fall, winter ,spring, summer

Fundations Practice:

Have your child recite the letter-keyword-letter sound for each letter. 

Ff       

Bb

Tt

Nn

Mm

Cc

Oo

 

 

 

fun

bat

top

nut

man

cat

octopus

 

 

 

/f/

/b/

/t/

/n/

/m/

/c/

/o/

 

 

 

 

(Today In Class):

Student will learn the attributes of a pumpkin

Math: counting pumpkin seeds

At Home: sort Halloween candy by kind, size color

Due:

Tuesday October 30

Big Reading Question: What do I know about recycling and what does the book tell me?

Think Pair Share

Read Aloud: I Drive a Garbage Truck

Vocabulary Words: garbage, recycle, recycling, and collect.

 

Fundations Practice: Have your child practice-letter, keyword and sound

Ff       

Bb

Tt

Nn

Mm

Cc

Oo

 

 

 

fun

bat

top

nut

man

cat

octopus

 

 

 

/f/

/b/

/t/

/n/

/m/

/c/

/o/

 

 

 

 

Today In Class:

Student will construct meaning from, respond to, and apply knowledge from text read aloud to them

Math: recognize and write number 3

At Home: Have your child tell you the story of Goldilocks and the 3 Bears

Due:

Monday October 29

Big Reading Question:

Read Aloud: Why Should I Recycle?

Vocabulary Words: water, protect, and waste

 

Fundations Practice:

Have your child recite the letter-keyword-letter sound for each letter. 

Ff       

Bb

Tt

Nn

Mm

Cc

Oo

 

 

 

fun

bat

top

nut

man

cat

octopus

 

 

 

/f/

/b/

/t/

/n/

/m/

/c/

/o/

 

 

 

 

Today In Class:

Student will compare book to real life experiences

Math: recognize and write #1 and #2

At Home: “Water Spotters” look for different ways you and your family use water at home

Due:

Wednesday October 17

 

Big Reading Question:

Use observation skills to predict what animal will come next

Read Aloud: Goldilocks and the Three Bears: A Problem-Solving Story

 

Vocabulary Words: Solution, solving

 

Fundations Practice:

Have your child recite the letter-keyword-letter sound for each letter. 

 Ff               Bb               Tt               Nn               Mm                 Ii

 f-fun-/f/     b-bat-/b/      t-top-/t/       n-nut-/n/      m-man-/m/      i-itch/i/

 

Today in Class:

Student will roll dice to tell how many and place that number on a plate

 

Math: Looking for shapes in our classroom environment. 

 

At Home: Look for objects that begin with the letter-T,M,B

Due:

Tuesday October 16

 

Big Reading Question:

Students will discuss what makes up an environment, such as animals, people, plants, and earth features.

Read Aloud: Big Trees

 

Vocabulary Words: Environment, connected, earth features

 

Fundations Practice:

Have your child recite the letter-keyword-letter sound for each letter. 

 Ff               Bb               Tt               Nn               Mm                 Ii

 f-fun-/f/     b-bat-/b/      t-top-/t/       n-nut-/n/      m-man-/m/      i-itch/i/

 

Today in Class:

Student will match congruent shapes

 

Math: Students will find, identify, and describe the shapes in their environment

 

At Home: Look for objects that begin with the letter-T,M,B

Due:

Monday October 15

 

Big Reading Question:

Compare/ connect events and information to real-life experiences and other texts

Read Aloud: Life in the City

 

Vocabulary Words: Environment, skyscrapers

 

Fundations Practice:

Have your child recite the letter-keyword-letter sound for each letter. 

 Ff               Bb               Tt               Nn               Mm                 Ii

 f-fun-/f/     b-bat-/b/      t-top-/t/       n-nut-/n/      m-man-/m/      i-itch/i/

 

Today in Class:

Students will observe features of the local environment

 

Math: Students will name and describe 2-D and 3-D shapes

 

At Home: Look for objects that begin with the letter N and I.

Due:

Friday October 5

 

Big Reading Question:

Distinguish text from illustrations

Read Aloud: Teacher Choice

Vocabulary Words: front cover, author, illustrator, color words

 

Fundations Practice:

 Have your child recite the letter-keyword-letter sound for each letter. 

 Ff               Bb               Tt               Nn               Mm                 Ii

 f-fun-/f/     b-bat-/b/      t-top-/t/       n-nut-/n/      m-man-/m/      i-itch/i/

 

 

 Today in Class: Review skills

 

Math: count out number of objects

 

At Home: Look for numbers on your ride home and identify the number

Due:

Wednesday October 3

 

Big Reading Question:

Read Aloud: Nature Spy

Vocabulary Words: describe ,observe, magnifier

 

Fundations Practice:

Have your child recite the letter-keyword-letter sound for each letter. 

 Ff               Bb               Tt               Nn               Mm                 Ii

 f-fun-/f/     b-bat-/b/      t-top-/t/       n-nut-/n/      m-man-/m/      i-itch/i/

 

Today in Class:

Use magnifiers to observe objects and draw them

 

Math: 0-10,20,30

 

At Home: Find an object from the book we read today(rock, feathers, acorns, leaves)

Due:

Tuesday October 2

 

Big Reading Question:

Think Pair Share

Read Aloud: Goldilocks and the Three Pancakes

 

Vocabulary Words: friendly, cooperate, play idea

 

Fundations Practice:

Have your child recite the letter-keyword-letter sound for each letter. 

 Ff               Bb               Tt               Nn               Mm                 Ii

 f-fun-/f/     b-bat-/b/      t-top-/t/       n-nut-/n/      m-man-/m/      i-itch/i/

 

 

Today in Class:

Played Friendship Skills Board Game

 

Math: One-to-one correspondence

 

At Home: Play I spy

Due:

Monday October 1

Big Reading Question:

Use observation skills to predict what animal will come next

Read Aloud: Animal Alphabet

 

Vocabulary Words: count, ten, zero

 

Fundations Practice:

Have your child recite the letter-keyword-letter sound for each letter. 

 Ff               Bb               Tt               Nn               Mm                 Ii

 f-fun-/f/     b-bat-/b/      t-top-/t/       n-nut-/n/      m-man-/m/      i-itch/i/

 

Today in Class:

Student will roll dice to tell how many and place that number on a plate

 

Math: One-to-one correspondence

 

At Home: Look for objects that begin with the letter-T,M,B

Due:

September 28 Friday

 

Big Reading Question:

Distinguish text from illustrations

Read Aloud: Rain

 

Vocabulary Words: front cover, author, illustrator, color words

 

Fundations Practice:

 Have your child recite the letter-keyword-letter sound for each letter. 

 Ff                 Bb                 Tt             Nn                 Mm

 f-fun-/f/        b-bat-/b/       t-top-/t/     n-nut-/n/        m-man-/m/

 

Today in Class: Create a compliment chain

 

Math: count out number of objects

 

At Home: Predict what will happen in a book you read or a tv show you are watching with your family

Due:

Thursday September 27

 

Big Reading Question:

 Read Aloud: How Much is that Doggie in the Window?

 

Vocabulary Words: counting words, smell, observe

 

Fundations Practice:

Have your child recite the letter-keyword-letter sound for each letter. 

 Ff                 Bb              Tt                      Nn                 Mm

 f-fun-/f/      b-bat-/b/    t-top-/t/         n-nut-/n/        m-man-/m/

 

Today in Class: Review skills of the week

 

Math: One-to-one correspondence

 

At Home: Sing a song with your child (Itsy Bitsy Spider, Old McDonald, Rain, Rain Go Away)

Due:

Wednesday September 26

 

Big Reading Question:

Predict what will happen when Zorlla gets upset.

Read Aloud: Please Don’t Upset P.U.Zorilla

 

Vocabulary Words: lonely, observe, scent

 

Fundations Practice:

Have your child recite the letter-keyword-letter sound for each letter. 

Ff                        Bb            

 f-fun-/f/             b-bat-/b/

 

Today in Class:

Student will complete smell and tell

 

Math: 0-10,20,30

 

At Home: Identify objects by smell for example: What do you think we are having for supper based on what you smell?

Due:

Tuesday September 25

 

Big Reading Question:

Think Pair Share

Read Aloud: Big Al

 

Vocabulary Words: title, author, count

 

Fundations Practice:

 Have your child recite the letter-keyword-letter sound for each letter. 

 Ff                       Bb            Tt                  Nn                 Mm

 f-fun-/f/             b-bat-/b/    t-top-/t/         n-nut-/n/        m-man-/m/

 

Today in Class:

Student will go on an expectation scavenger hunt

 

Math: One-to-one correspondence

 

At Home: Describe an object and have your child find it

Due:

September 24 Monday

 

Big Reading Question:

Use describing words to list food items you eat

Read Aloud: Lunch

 

Vocabulary Words:

schedule, senses, syllable beats

 

Fundations Practice:

Have your child recite the letter-keyword-letter sound for each letter. 

 Ff                       Bb            Tt                  Nn                 Mm

 f-fun-/f/             b-bat-/b/    t-top-/t/         n-nut-/n/        m-man-/m/

 

Today in Class:

Student will roll dice to tell how many and place that number on a plate

 

Math: One-to-one correspondence

 

At Home: Give your child a number and have them bring you that many objects

Due:

September 20 Thursday

Big Reading Question:

What two colors make another color?

Book: Mouse Paint

 

Vocabulary Words:

Senses, sweet, sour, alphabet

 

Fundations Practice:

Have your child recite the letter-keyword-letter sound for each letter. 

 

 Ff                        Bb                        Nn

 f-fun-/f/             b-bat-/b/                n-nut-/n/

 

Today in Class:

Students will explore smells and taste of objects

 

Math:

One-to-one correspondence

 

At Home:

Ask your child what items they explored today and how did they feel.

Due:

September 19 Wednesday

 

Big Reading Question:

How can we use our 5 senses?

Book: Abiyoyo

 

Vocabulary Words:

fainted, sheep, possessions

 

Fundations Practice:

Have your child recite the letter-keyword-letter sound for each letter. 

 

 Ff                        Bb                        Nn

 f-fun-/f/             b-bat-/b/                n-nut-/n/

 

Today in class:

Student will explore the different textures of items

 

Math:

One-to-one correspondence

 

At Home:

Ask your child what items they explored today and how did they feel.

Due:

Tuesday September 18

 

Big Reading Question:

What sounds do you hear?

Book: Bear Snores On

 

Vocabulary Words:

Snore, lair, coals, hare, badger

 

Fundations Practice:

Have your child recite the letter-keyword-letter sound for each letter. 

 Ff                      Bb            

 f-fun-/f/             b-bat-/b/

 

Today in Class:

Student will listen to different sounds and identify them

 

Math:

One-to-one correspondence

 

At Home:

Listen for different sounds and identify them

Due:

September 17 Monday

 

Big Reading Question:

What makes a good friend?

Book: Yo?Yes!

 

Vocabulary Words: Friend

 

Fundations Practice:

Have your child recite the letter-keyword-letter sound for each letter. 

Ff                        Bb             

 f-fun-/f/             b-bat-/b/

 

Today in Class:

Student will explore the different textures of items

 

Math:

One-to-one correspondence

 

At Home:

Ask your child what items they explored today and how did they feel

Due:

Thursday October 4

Big Reading Question:

Associate number word with counting

Read Aloud: Hippos Go Beserk!

 

Vocabulary Words: curious, ears, count

 

Fundations Practice: Have your child recite the letter-keyword-letter sound for each letter. 

 Ff               Bb               Tt               Nn               Mm                 Ii

 f-fun-/f/     b-bat-/b/      t-top-/t/       n-nut-/n/      m-man-/m/      i-itch/i/

 

Today in Class: Shared our drawing with a friend

 

Math: One-to-one correspondence

 

At Home: Find an object with a number on it, identify the number and count to that number