Peek at the Week
Week of September 2nd: Students will be familarized with daily routines, tour the school and learn about their classmates.
ELA: Students will participate in a shared reading poem called The Broken Shell and will discuss being kind to themselves as well as others. They will finish the lesson by picking a shell to paint/decorate.
Math: Students will pratice number sense by playing various games with their peers.
Week of September 9th:
ELA: Students will participate in a shared read aloud with the book Chrysanthemum. Students will discuss story elements such as character and setting. Students will also begin to learn how a character drives the story by asking and answering questions with a partner. Students will read the poem titled Happy to Be Me and point out rhyming words as well as known sight words.
Math: (K) - Students are learning about colors and 2d shapes in their environment. Students will also practice sorting. (1st) - Students are demonstrating how to match and compare numbers to 10 as well as find 1 more/1 less than a number. (2nd) - Students are reviewing fact families as well as comparing numbers to 120.
Week of September 16th:
ELA: Students will be participating in a shared read aloud with the book Rainbow Fish. Students will turn and talk to a partner about problem and solution. Students will also discuss character traits of a friend. Students will read the poem Three Fishes and listen for rhyming words and point out the uppercase letters in the poem. (ex:Title, why is it look different) Students will brainstorm and write about a good deed they have done for a friend.
Math: (K) - Students will count, read, and write numbers 1 & 2, will understand the concept of zero, and learn to order numbers in both increasing and decreasing order. (1st) - Students will recognize and count numbers to 10. Students will also demonstrate how to count, match and compare numbers to 10, sequence numbers to 10 as well as count backwards from 10. (2nd) - Students are discussing odd verses even, finding the missing number in a pattern, and demonstrating knowledge of 1 more/1 less,10 more/10 less.
Week of September 23rd:
ELA: Students will be participating in a shared read aloud with the book Caps for Sale. Students will turn and talk to a partner about problem solving and having the power of yet to succeed. Students will read aloud the poem The Power of Yet and discuss traits such as grit and perserverance while looking for rhyming words. Students will brainstorm and write/draw about a time when they had to problem solve a situation.
Math: (K) - Students will count, read, and write numbers to 5 and learn to order numbers in both increasing and decreasing order. (1st) - Students will compare objects using 1 to 1 correspondence using the terms greater than/less than. Students will also demonstrate how two sets are equal. Students will also find 1 more/1 less than a number. (2nd) - Students are solving single digit addition and subtraction, counting backwards from 100, and skip counting by 10,5, and 2.
Harrison Pep Rally is on Friday! Students will learn about flexible thinking and participate in Harrison's Happy Feet program.
Week of September 30th:
ELA: Students will be participating in a shared read aloud with the book From Seed to Pumpkin. Students will learn about the life cycle of a pumpkin and discuss the stages of growth with a partner. Students will read aloud the poem The Five Little Pumpkins and discuss how to create speech bubbles in their writing.
Math: (K) - Students will count, read, and write numbers to 8 and learn to order numbers in both increasing and decreasing order. (1st) - Students will continue to work on finding 1 more/1 less than a number as begin to learn about number bonds for addition (2nd) - Students are continuing to practice solving single digit addition and subtraction as well as reading/solving 2 step word problems.
Students will be participating in Hero Groups on Friday to discuss World Smile Day and understand the importance of being kind to ourselves and others.
Week of October 7th:
ELA: Due to the short week last week students will continue in a shared read aloud with the book From Seed to Pumpkin. Students will demonstrate their knowledge about the life cycle of a pumpkin by creating their own stages and retelling to a partner. Students will read aloud the poem Pumpkin Pumpkin On a Vine and create personal connections to the poem by brainstorming about their own experiences at a pumpkin patch.
Math: (K) - Students will count, read, and write numbers to 10. (1st) - Students will begin working with number bonds to show addition (2nd) - Students are using mental math to learn doubles (5+5) and near doubles (5+6) facts.
It is Fire Prevention week! The Livingston Fire Department will be visiting on Friday to talk to the students about fire safety.
Week of October 14th:
ELA: Students will participate in a shared read aloud with the book Thundercake by Patricia Polacco. Students will discuss the sequence of events using ordinal numbers. Students will also learn about onomatopoeia and draw a picture to match their word. In addition, students will learn about thunder and lightening storms. During writing, students will share about something they are afraid of and how they can overcome their fear. Students will read aloud the poem Leaves and discuss rhyming words.
Math: (K) - Students will continue to practice their number sense to 10 by using various manipulatives such as unifex cubes to practice 1 to 1 correspondence. (1) - Students will continue to practice using number bonds as well as the count on strategy when solving single digit addition problems. (2) - Students will wrap up their number sense unit by reviewing concepts such as skip counting, odd/even, 1 more/1 less, 10 more/10 less, finding the missing addend, addition and subtraction, counting on strategy, comparing numbers, and composing/decomposing numbers.
Happy Columbus Day! This is the "Week of Respect". Students will discuss what respect looks like and feels like during a whole group activity. They will become familiar with the school wide incentive program which will be using Kindness Coins.
Week of October 21st:
ELA: Students will participate in the shared read-a-loud The Enormous Turnip. Students will dmeonstrate their recall of omportant events by retelling the story using props as well as explaining the story elements to a partner. Students will also listen and recite the poem In the Garden. The poem will help to promote fluency as well as inflection. Students will also listen for the rhyming words.
Math: (K): Students are learning to arrange numbers 0-10 in ascending and decending order as well as matching objects to the number. (1): Students look at number bonds in various ways and they continue to learn the "part-part-whole" relationship. (2): Students are learning time to the hour, half hour, quarter, and nearest minute.
This week is School Violence Awareness Week. Students will discuss strategies to use positive power against school violence/bullying. Students will be introduced to “I messages” and discuss them with a partner when given a scenario. (A student cut you in line: “I feel sad when you cut me in line. I would like you to go to the end of the line” )
Week of October 28th:
ELA: Students will participate in the shared read-a-loud There Was an Old Lady Who Wasn't Afraid of Anything. Students will retell events in sequential order and revisit onomatopoeia in writing. This is a fun, interactive book that all the students really enjoy around Halloween! Students will also listen and recite the poem Halloween to find rhyming pairs.
Math: (K) Students are learning about ordinal numbers to 10 (1st) Students are learning the "turn around rule" as they create 2 addition numbers sentences from a completed number bond. (2nd) Students are exploring various subtraction strategies to use when solving word problems.
Monday, October 28th “Peace Out to Drugs” – Wear your neon, tie-dye and peace sign apparel
Tuesday, October 29th “Team Up Against Drugs” – Wear your favorite sports team or school spirit apparel
Wednesday, October 30th National Red Ribbon Day “Show You Are Red-dy To Take a Stand Against Drugs”- Wear red
(K – farm trip)
Thursday, October 31st “Say BOO to Drugs!” Halloween Costumes
Friday Hero Groups
Week of November 4th:
ELA: Students will participate in the shared read-a-loud The Scarecrow's Hat. Students will identify the problem and solution, discuss vocabulary words, and create an alternate ending. Students will also act out the story by "swapping" items they may need with one another.
Math: (K) Students will review all concepts learned for numbers 0 to 10 (1st)Students will begin to utilize subtraction strategies to solve single digit problems (2nd) Students are counting mixed coins and creating values up to $2.00.
*Reminder: Early dismissal this week and parent/teacher conferences. School is closed Thursday and Friday. Enjoy the long weekend!
Week of November 11th:
ELA: Students will participate in two shared read-a-louds: The Little Red Hen and The Little Red Hen Makes Pizza. Students will identify the story elements, compare/contrast the two texts and discuss character traits. Students will use a Venn Diagram to draw/draw about the two texts. Students will create their own story props as well as character responses using quotation marks.
Math: (K) Students will discuss ordinal numbers to 10 (1st)Students write two subtraction sentences using the part-part-whole method (2nd) Students are putting their coin knowledge to use by "buying" items to create a cornicopia.
*Reminder: Tuesday, November 12th is Harrison's 90th Birthday Celebration!!! Hope to see you all there :)
Week of November 18th:
ELA: Students will participate in comparing and contrasting about Thanksgiving then and now. Students will read stories, look at digital pictures and create artifacts to help them understand how this tradition has evolved over time. Students will also take this time to reflect and discuss their grattitude by creating various turkey feathers. Students will listen to the poem I Am Thankful to guide their discussions.
Math: (K) Students will demonstrate how to make numbers up to 10 using various manipulatives (4 and 6 make 10) (1st)Students write create fact families by writing 2 addition and 2 subtraction sentences (2nd) Students will be reviewing time (hour, 1/2 hr, 5's, 1's) and money (various coin combinations) by answering real-world word problems.