Peek at the Week
***Check General education teacher's pages for special schedule
Week of September 20th: Students will be familarized with daily routines, find their materials independently, and learn about their classmates.
This week in reading, students will participate in the read-a-loud Johnny Appleseed. Students will discuss the story elements: character and setting. Students will also demonstrate a deeper understanding of the text by making a text to self connection. During writing, students will be asked to draw and label a narrative about how they help others.
This week in math, students will demonstrate their one-to-one correspondence when counting by using various manipulatives. They will also be working on identfiying, counting, and writing numbers to 5. Students will answer the question - how do we count?
Week of September 27th:
This week in reading, students will participate in the read-a-loud The Rainbow Fish. Students will discuss what it means to be a good friend and qualities of a kind person. Students will create a text to self connection as well as story elements problem and solution. Students will continue writing narratives this week about friendship.
In math, students are continuing to work on their one-to-one correspondence when counting by using various manipulatives. Students will learn how to show numbers 1 to 5 in various ways. What does 5 look like?
Week of October 4th:
In ELA, students will participate in the shared reading of the story Thundercake by Patricia Polocco. Students will discuss the the major events of the story as well as describe how the main character changes over time. Students will write a narrative about something they are afraid of and share their stories with a partner. Students will learn facts about thunder and lightening and listen to a poem titled Weather. Students will make a craft related to thunder and lightening and the story elements. Students will be learning the consonant D sound utilizing both pictures and words sorts.
In Math, students will review numbers 0 - 5 as well as utilizing strategies to find missing numbers in a pattern. Students will use manipulatives such as counters and unifex cubes to create various ways to make a number.
Week of October 11th:
In ELA, students will be learning about the lifecycle of pumpkin. Students will participate in the shared reading From Seed to Pumpkin and discuss the various stages of a pumpkin. We will discuss fiction verses nonfiction and elements of both genres. Students will also have the opportunitity to create an informational essay by writing/drawing each stage. Students will be reviewing the sounds learned thus far utilizing both pictures and words sorts.
In math, students will be learning about numbers 6 and 7. Students will practice writing the number, reading the word form, counting objects using one to one correspondence and showing various way to make the numbers.
Week of October 18th:
In ELA, students will be participating in the read-a-loud the Enormous Turnip. Students will be sequencing the story, discussing story elements (character, setting, problem, solution) as well as learning to give a detailed retell using pictures and puppets. Students will also be creating their own narrative about a time they planted something that was ENORMOUS and they called for help.
In math, students will be learning about numbers 8 and 9. Students will practice writing the number, reading the word form, counting objects using one to one correspondence and showing various way to make the numbers.
This Friday, Oct 22nd is our Apex Fun Run - don't forget to wear comfortable clothing and bring an extra water :)