Ms. Conley's Kindergarten

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    May 18-May 22

     

    We have made it!!! It's the last week of school! You all have worked so hard, and I couldn't be more proud! 

    For math this week, we will focus on review! We have completed all the chapters. We will be working on writing our numbers, skip counting, money, and review of everything we have learned.

     

    All documents and videos will be posted on class dojo. 

     

    May 11-May 15

    -The close read packets have a lot of teaching materials that I hope can help you. Before the book you can discuss the vocabulary pages, make sure they know the words and what they mean. After listening to the book ask them some of the text-dependent questions. Have them use the pages and activities to dive deeper into the books and help you!  These are full of materials to help you. Do not feel like you have to do them all. Find things that work for your child. The April no prep packet has all different pages. These ae the pages I normally use in stations. I try to add hands on stuff with them if I can (like real dominos or dice to help them get a hands on activity with their recording paper) I hope this helps. 

     

     

    Monday:

    • Read one of our books for the week. Write about what you like about Zoo's. Have you ever been? What was your favorite part? What would you like to see?
    • Pick 10 sight words to focus on this week. Practice reading and writing these words (rainbow write, chalk, shaving cream, building words with blocks or Legos, etc.)
    • Writing - Practice an opinion writing today. Tell me your opinion over something and why. Examples: your favorite thing to play outside, favorite ice cream, favorite toy, etc.
    • 20 minutes of reading. Read to your parents, a sibling, stuffed animal, pet, etc.
    • Math - Practice a May math page or two!

     Tuesday:

    • Read Rainbow Fish. Pick your own paper from the packet to do. 
    • Pick an activity to practice your 10 sight words on. Try using them in a sentence.
    • Chose 2 May page to practice - from the May No Prep packet
    • 20 minutes of reading. Find another book about the Zoo. Did you learn anything new?
    • Writing - Do an opinion writing from the May packet.
    • Math - Skip Counting! Work on skip counting by 2s, 5s, and 10s. Bingo, Bango, Bongo is the song we practiced in class. After review the song, see how well you do on your own.  Practice a May math page.

    Wednesday:

    • Read the Billy Goats today! What is your favorite part?
    • Today if it is nice outside, see if you can go for a walk, play in your backyard, or just spend some time outside!
    • Practice the sight words chosen for this week with an activity, rainbow writing, using in sentence, etc.
    • Read 20 minutes today. Read about another animal today. Talk about if they have any similarities or differences. 
    • Find an May paper to complete.
    • Writing - Write about some of your favorite Kindergarten memories.  
    • Help your parents do a home activity or chore today.
    • Math - Skip Counting again. Review your song, try to show your parents the motions today and then work on counting by yourself. Practice a Math page.

    Thursday:

    • Read Red Riding Hood. Chose a paper from it's packet to do. 
    • Writing - Do an opinion page from the May packet.
    • Practice the sight words chosen for this week.
    • See if you can do 2 May pages today. Look for ones that you know will help you today.
    • Have a home activity today. Music, Art, P.E., Library, Guidance class!
    • Read 20 minutes. Read whatever you would like today. 
    • Take some time and play a game - online, with your family, outside
    • Math - Skip Counting. Today practice skip counting by 2s, 5s, and 10s. Then practice writing your numbers again. Try to make sure you don't write any backwards today. Find a math page or help your family cook in the kitchen and practice math that way. :)

    Friday:

    • Think about some of your favorite Kindergarten memories. What have you enjoyed? What will you miss the most? Write someone a letter today about it. 
    • Do a couple Math phonics/writing pages.
    • Read 20 minutes. Use GetEpic to find a new book of your choice
    • Play outside today. We will celebrate today as our end of the year EPIC celebration where you would normally get to play at the park.  

    April 27-May 1

     

    Over the next month we will be focusing on review and 1st grade prep! This is such an important time to continue to stay working. I just want to thank all of you all for working so hard at home!! It means so much to me. I will be trying to do a video chat this week, probably Monday night. It will give everyone a chance to see each other and talk about what we have been doing. Keep up the good work!!

     This week our writing will be plant "research". We will be gathering information and learning about plants to make a plant research packet! It is always a fun time and neat to see how much we can learn!

    For math this week, we will focus on review! We have completed all the chapters. We will be working on writing our numbers, skip counting, money, and review of everything we have learned.

     

    All documents and videos will be posted on class dojo. 

     

    April 27-May 1st

    Our book for this week will be Giraffes Can't Dance. I have already posted a recording of it, along with being able to find it many places online. We are going to continue to talk about Spring, living and nonliving as well.

     

    -The close read packets have a lot of teaching materials that I hope can help you. Before the book you can discuss the vocabulary pages, make sure they know the words and what they mean. After listening to the book ask them some of the text-dependent questions. Have them use the pages and activities to dive deeper into the books and help you!  These are full of materials to help you. Do not feel like you have to do them all. Find things that work for your child. The April no prep packet has all different pages. These ae the pages I normally use in stations. I try to add hands on stuff with them if I can (like real dominos or dice to help them get a hands on activity with their recording paper) I hope this helps. 

     

     

    Monday:

    • Discuss Giraffes Can't Dance. Read the vocabulary and talk about each of the words and what they mean. It may even help to make a motion for each word to help remember it. After reading vocabulary, go to the beginning page and write about if you like to dance, or if you do not like to dance and why.
    • Pick 10 sight words to focus on this week. Practice reading and writing these words (rainbow write, chalk, shaving cream, building words with blocks or Legos, etc.)
    • Writing - Go to get epic and find a book about plants. After reading over/listening to the book. Write about what you have learned about plants so far. Make a can, have, are chart about plants.
    • 20 minutes of reading. Read to your parents, a sibling, stuffed animal, pet, etc.
    • Math - Practice writing numbers as high as you can. Try to make it to 100!

     Tuesday:

    • Giraffes Can't Dance. Chose a Let's Look Closely page of your choice to talk and write about.
    • Pick an activity to practice your 10 sight words on. Try using them in a sentence.
    • Chose an April page to practice - from the April No Prep packet
    • 20 minutes of reading. Find a book about an animal to read today. Read about any animal you want and tell your family about them.
    • Writing - Read/listen to another book on plants. See if you can add anything else to what you have learned about them. Write about what else do you want to know?
    • Math - Skip Counting! Work on skip counting by 2s, 5s, and 10s. Bingo, Bango, Bongo is the song we practiced in class. After review the song, see how well you do on your own. 
    • Dad's Only!!! - Mothers Day is coming up. Normally I would be working on things to send home with the kids for Mothers Day. Since they will not be with me, I will be posting some activities and ideas, as well as what I would normally be doing at school. This is just a reminder. :)

    Wednesday:

    • Giraffes Can't Dance - Lets Infer Page! Answer the question and draw a picture on what you think he means.
    • Today Ms. Conley was suppose to be on a boat docking in Italy to go on a hike around a pretty coastal mountain. So today if it is nice outside, see if you can go for a walk, play in your backyard, or just spend some time outside!
    • Practice the sight words chosen for this week with an activity, rainbow writing, using in sentence, etc.
    • Read 20 minutes today. Read about another animal today. Talk about if they have any similarities or differences. 
    • Find an April paper to complete.
    • Writing - See if you can find more about plants. Today make a craft of the parts of a plant. Talk about how a plant has a lifecycle just like a butterfly.
    • Help your parents do a home activity or chore today.
    • Math - Skip Counting again. Review your song, try to show your parents the motions today and then work on counting by yourself.

    Thursday:

    • Giraffes Can't Dance - Let's Form an Opinion - tell me what your favorite part of the book was and why? Then see if you can use the sequencing papers to try to retell the story.
    • Writing - Today I want you to write an All I know About Plants book. Today will be a draft. I want you to think and gather all of the information you have learned over the week to tell us all about them.
    • Practice the sight words chosen for this week.
    • See if you can do 2 April pages today. Look for ones that you know will help you today.
    • Have a home activity today. Music or Art class!
    • Read 20 minutes. See if you can find another animal to learn about today and tell us.
    • Take some time and play a game - online, with your family, outside
    • Math - Skip Counting. Today practice skip counting by 2s, 5s, and 10s. Then practice writing your numbers again. Try to make sure you don't write any backwards today.

    Friday:

    • Page 83 on Giraffes Can't Dance. Dance Challenge Cards :)
    • Do a couple April phonics/writing pages.
    • Writing- Tell me About your favorite animal. Why is it your favorite?
    • Today we were suppose to go to the Zoo! :( So what I want you to do is take a virtual zoo field trip! Here in a link with lots of options. Explore the virtual zoo then write and tell us all about it. Did you see some of the animals you have read about? What was your favorite part? Virtual Field Trip Links

     

     

     

    April 20-24

     

    The next few weeks we are focusing on bring science standards into our ELA: making inferences, drawing conclusions, living and non-living, heredity.

     

    Our writing unit for this 9 weeks is opinion and persuasive writing. Discuss with your child what it means to have an opinion and that they can have their own opinion.  Students can use their journals I sent home or any paper you have at your house.

     

    For math this week, we will finish Chapter 8 and begin to review.

     

    All documents are under the Document Manager tab.

     

    April 20-24

    Our book for this week will be This is Not My Hat. I will post a recording of it, along with being able to find it many places online. We are going to continue to talk about Spring, living and nonliving.

    -This week do not have a close read packet for the book. We will be writing more with opinions this week. :)

    -The close read packets have a lot of teaching materials that I hope can help you. Before the book you can discuss the vocabulary pages, make sure they know the words and what they mean. After listening to the book ask them some of the text-dependent questions. Have them use the pages and activities to dive deeper into the books and help you!  These are full of materials to help you. Do not feel like you have to do them all. Find things that work for your child. The April no prep packet has all different pages. These ae the pages I normally use in stations. I try to add hands on stuff with them if I can (like real dominos or dice to help them get a hands on activity with their recording paper) I hope this helps. 

     

     

    Monday:

    • Discuss This is Not a Hat. Talk and write about what do you think happened? Do you think the big fish ate the little fish? Do you think the little fish got scared and dropped the big hat and ran? Do you think they agreed and he just gave it back? There are a lot of options and no right or wrong answer. It is all about what you believe.
    • Pick 10 sight words to focus on this week. Practice reading and writing these words (rainbow write, chalk, shaving cream, building words with blocks or Legos, etc.)
    • Writing - Write about your opinion today. What have you thought about being out of school? Do you miss it? What do you miss most?
    • 20 minutes of reading. Read to your parents, a sibling, stuffed animal, pet, etc.
    • Math - Chapter 8.5- Practice a math page from the april packet

     Tuesday:

    • Read a book about living and non-living things. Make a chart about living and non-living. What are some of each?
    • Pick an activity to practice your 10 sight words on. Try using them in a sentence.
    • Chose an April page to practice - from the April No Prep packet
    • 20 minutes of reading. Find a new spot to read today. Tell your family about the books you read.
    • Writing - In your opinion, what is your favorite ice cream flavor and why?
    • Chapter 8.6 - Pick a math paper from the April No Prep packet.

    Wednesday:

    • Talk about making inferences and drawing conclusions. The book This is Not my Hat, it doesn't have an ending? We have to use what we know to draw a conclusion on what we think. This happens in life all the time. Talk about a time you can think about when maybe you have had to use clues to draw a conclusion.
    • If nice outside, do a P.E. class outside or inside as a brain break.
    • Practice the sight words chosen for this week with an activity, rainbow writing, using in sentence, etc.
    • Read 20 minutes outside today!
    • Find an April paper to complete.
    • Writing - In your opinion, which season do you enjoy the most and why?
    • Help your parents do a home activity or chore today.
    • Chapter 8.7- Practice a math paper from the April No Prep packet. 

    Thursday:

    • Read a book about spring and living animals in spring.
    • Writing - Pick your own topic to write about and tell me your opinion.
    • Practice the sight words chosen for this week.
    • April phonics page
    • Have a home activity today. Music or Art class!
    • Read 20 minutes
    • Take some time and play a game - online, with your family, outside
    • Chapter 8.8 - Practice a spring math page.

    Friday:

    • Read a book about living and non-living.
    • Do a couple April phonics/writing pages.
    • Writing- Write about your week. What has been your favorite thing this week? Write a letter to someone!
    • Try to write your sight words on your own. Can you do them without any help? Give yourself a spelling test. 
    • Chapter 8 Test! - Do a spring math page of your choice.
    • Read 20 minutes a day to yourself, a family member, or a stuffed animal.

    Do something fun for a family day one day! Enjoy being outside if it's nice and observing spring so you can write and tell me about it!

     

    April 13-17

     

    The next few weeks we are focusing on bring science standards into our ELA: making inferences, drawing conclusions, living and non-living, heredity.

     

    Our writing unit for this 9 weeks is opinion and persuasive writing. Discuss with your child what it means to have an opinion and that they can have their own opinion.  Students can use their journals I sent home or any paper you have at your house.

     

    For math this week, we will be working on Measurement! Practice writing numbers 0-20

     

    All documents are under the Document Manager tab.

     

    April 13-17

    Our book for this week will be The Life Cycle of a Butterfly. I will post a recording of it, along with being able to find it many places online. We are going to talk about Spring, living and nonliving.

    This is normally one of my favorites weeks! We talk all about insects. We study the life cycle of a butterfly and details of an insect. In our writing, we do a huge writing about fireflies. It is amazing to see what they can do!

    -The close read packets have a lot of teaching materials that I hope can help you. Before the book you can discuss the vocabulary pages, make sure they know the words and what they mean. After listening to the book ask them some of the text-dependent questions. Have them use the pages and activities to dive deeper into the books and help you!  These are full of materials to help you. Do not feel like you have to do them all. Find things that work for your child. The April no prep packet has all different pages. These are the pages I normally use in stations. I try to add hands on stuff with them if I can (like real dominos or dice to help them get a hands on activity with their recording paper) I hope this helps. :)

     

     

    Monday:

    • Discuss The Life Cycle of a Butterfly. Do an activity from the Close Read. Discuss the different parts of an insect. They have 3 parts and 6 legs.
    • Pick 10 sight words to focus on this week. Practice reading and writing these words (rainbow write, chalk, shaving cream, building words with blocks or Legos, etc.)
    • Writing - Read about fireflies and highlight/color lightly over important things of a firefly. Write a small thing about what you have learned about them.
    • 20 minutes of reading. Read to your parents, a sibling, stuffed animal, pet, etc.
    • Chapter 11 Test & page 426 - Practice a measurement page. Help parents cook in the kitchen or measure something around the house. 

     Tuesday:

    • Lifecycle of a Butterfly - Do my list of a Butterfly Life Cycle - Draw and write about the different stages. 
    • Pick an activity to practice your 10 sight words on. Try using them in a sentence.
    • Chose an April phonics page to practice - from the April No Prep packet
    • Read National Geographics Kids Caterpillar to Butterfly by Laura Marsh
    • Writing - Firefly - See if you can learn anything new about fireflies to add to your list. Do the firefly craft with your family!
    • Chapter 8.1 - Pick a math paper from the April No Prep packet.

    Wednesday:

    • Read another book about butterflies. (lots on getEPIC) Explore and see if you can find a caterpillar or a butterfly. What do you notice? Can you think of other animals that hatch from eggs?
    • If nice outside, do a P.E. class outside or inside as a brain break.
    • Practice the sight words chosen for this week with an activity, rainbow writing, using in sentence, etc.
    • Make a butterfly craft (Make a butterfly to show the different parts, Make a butterflies life cycle)
    • Find an April phonics paper to complete.
    • Writing - Focus on Fireflies can and have today. Fill out the chart for those two columns using things you have learned.
    • Read 20 minutes to someone or if the weather is nice, go read outside.
    • Chapter 8.2 - Practice a math paper from the April No Prep packet. 

    Thursday:

    • Answer a lets look closely page and answer some of the questions about the story.
    • Writing - Finish the chart with the flireflies are page. Draft an all about Fireflies page. Tell me everything you have learned. (Show the students have to use the graphic organizer to help them write. Fireflies is written at the top of the page. So show them to write Fireflies, then to column title, and then their fact. So if you put under can: fly & light up. The sentence could be Fireflies can fly. Fireflies can light up., etc.)
    • Practice the sight words chosen for this week.
    • April phonics page
    • Read 20 minutes
    • Take some time and play a game - online, with your family, outside
    • Chapter 8.3 - Practice a spring math page.

    Friday:

    • Try to draw a butterfly and a Butterflies life cycle. What are some other things that have life cycles? How are they similar? How are they different?
    • Do a couple April phonics/writing pages.
    • Writing- Write your final Firefly work! Take your time and use your organizer. I always try to make it a little book and they have always loved it.
    • Try to write your sight words on your own. Can you do them without any help?
    • Chapter 8.4 - Do a spring math page of your choice.
    • Read 20 minutes a day to yourself, a family member, or a stuffed animal.

    Do something fun for a family day one day! Enjoy being outside if it's nice and observing spring so you can write and tell me about it!

     

    April 6-10

     

    The next few weeks we are focusing on bring science standards into our ELA: making inferences, drawing conclusions, living and non-living, heredity.

     

    Our writing unit for this 9 weeks is opinion and persuasive writing. Discuss with your child what it means to have an opinion and that they can have their own opinion.  Students can use their journals I sent home or any paper you have at your house.

     

    For math this week, we will be working on finishing representing, counting, and writing 11-19. We will then move to Measurement!

     

    All documents are under the Document Manager tab.

     

    April 6-10

    Our book for this week will be Tale of Peter Rabbit. I will post a recording of it, along with being able to find it many places online. We are going to talk about Spring, living and nonliving.

     

     

    Monday:

    • Daily Weather Log - Read/listen to a book about spring (getepic.com) - Write and draw about changes that happen in spring.
    • Discuss Tale of Peter Rabbit. Do an activity from the Peter Rabbit Close Read
    • Pick 10 sight words to focus on this week. Practice reading and writing these words (rainbow write, chalk, shaving cream, building words with blocks or Legos, etc.)
    • 20 minutes of reading. Read to your parents, a sibling, stuffed animal, pet, etc.
    • Chapter 11. 1 - Practice a measurement page. Help parents cook or measure something around your house.

     Tuesday:

    • Tale of Peter Rabbit - Are you Team Peter or Team Mr. McGregor. Why? What is your reasoning?
    • Daily Weather Log - Listen to another book about spring. Write about what you like about spring? What do you not like?
    • Pick an activity to practice your 10 sight words on. Try using them in a sentence.
    • Chose an April phonics page to practice.
    • Find a new spot to read for 20 minutes or getepic for 20 minutes. 
    • Chapter 11.2 - Practice a review addition or subtraction page. Find something to measure yourself with. Use legos, blocks, balls, chalk - lay down/stand up and see how many lego's tall you are, etc.

    Wednesday:

    • Read the informational Rabbit text. Fill out the All About Rabbits and write 3 or more facts you learned about rabbits.
    • If nice outside, do a P.E. class outside or inside as a brain break.
    • Practice the sight words chosen for this week with an activity, rainbow writing, using in sentence, etc.
    • Do a Peter Rabbit Stem Challenge and write about what happened in your journal.
    • Find an April phonics paper to complete.
    • Read 20 minutes to someone or if the weather is nice, go read outside.
    • Chapter 11.3 - Practice a measurement page.

    Thursday:

    • STEM Challenge from Peter Rabbit.
    • Write about your opinion of learning from home. Do you like it? Do you miss school? What are the things you like? What do you not like?
    • Practice the sight words chosen for this week.
    • April phonics page
    • Read 20 minutes
    • Take some time and play a game - online, with your family, outside
    • Chapter 11. 4 - Practice a spring math page.

    Friday:

    • Peter Rabbit lets look Closely page. What was your favorite part of the book? Stem Challenge for fun!
    • Do a couple April phonics/writing pages.
    • Try to write your sight words on your own. Can you do them without any help?
    • Chapter 11.5 - Do a spring math page of your choice.
    • Read 20 minutes a day to yourself, a family member, or a stuffed animal.

     

    Don't forget to watch Peter Rabbit on TV for a family night. :)

     

     

    Day 1

     

    -Daily Weather Log (Draw and label the weather. Write a complete sentence about the weather. Example: Today it is sunny. I like to play outside when it is sunny.)

    -Response to The Luckiest Leprachaun Page - What does it mean to be a good friend?

    -20 minutes of Reading (You can use GetEpic. Reflect on one of the stories read in journal. Retell the story. Include Beginning, Middle, and End)

    -Pick 10 Sight Words from the Sight Word list. Write a sentence with each word. Highlight/Underline the sight word. 

    -Math - Chapter 6. Lesson 5. Practice a subtraction page. 

     

    Day 2

    -Daily Weather Log

    -20 minutes of Reading. Identify the Characters & Setting of the book

    -Discuss Cause & Effect. (Example of Easy activity: Put an egg in a plastic bag. Drop the egg. What happens? The cause was I dropped the egg. The effect was the egg busted.) - Write a small journal on what you saw

    -Practice Simple Reading Page - Read & Sequence

    -Math - Chapter 6. Lesson 6. Practice another math page.

     

    Day 3

    -Daily Weather Log

     -20 mintutes of reading. 

    -Write about your day and time off. What have you been doing? How are you feeling? Who are you with?

    -Activity - Play a board game, teach your monster, starfull

    -Math - Chapter 6. Lesson 7. Practice a math page

     

    Day 4

    -Daily Weather Log

    -20 minutes of reading. Write about the book in your journal. Did you like it? Why? What happened?Would you tell other people to read it?

    -Pick 10 sight words and write a sentence with each. 

    -See if you can think of your own Cause & Effect activity. Write about it after you do it and see what happens. 

    -Math - Chapter 7. Lessons 1 & 2. 

     

    Day 5

    -Daily Weather Log

    -20 minutes of reading. 

    -Free write and draw about anything you would like. 

    -Sentence Building Page

    -Activity - Play a game and write about it in your journal. 

    -Math - Chapter 7. Lessons 3 & 4

     

    Day 6

    -Daily Weather Log

    -20 minutes of reading. Respond to a book you read. Re-tell the story using words: First, Next, Then, Last.

    -Pick 4 pairs of rhyming words (8 total) and write sentences with each set. 

    -Math - Chapter 7. Lessons 5 & 6

     

    Day 7

    -Daily Weather Log

    -20 minutes of reading. Talk about how something you read reminds you about something from your life. 

    -Pick 10 sight words and write a sentence with each. 

    -Practice CVC, CVCE, CCVC words. (Activity - Shaving Cream in a bag, Play-doh, Scramble, etc. - practice writing your own CVC words)

    -Math - Chapter 7. Lessons 7 & 8.

     

    Day 8

    -Daily Weather Log

    -20 minutes of reading. 

    -Write about your favorite spring activity. What are you most ready for in spring?

    -Activity - Teach your monster to read/Starfall

    - Math - Chapter 7. Lessons 9 & 10. 

     

    **Remember to work on spacing, sounding out, punctuation, and re-reading when working on writing. 


     

    The following activites were sent home on March 16th for extra practice. This is the activites broken down for daily practice over the next 8 days. 

    CVC practice

    CVCE practice

    Short/Long Vowel Sort

    Short Vowel CVC

    Simple Reading Sentences

    Sentence Building

    Real and Nonsense Words

    Reading Responses

    Journals for Writing

    Subtraction Practice

    Addition Practice

    Skip Counting

    GoMath Practice Workbooks

     

    *Extra Ideas during this time

    Log a weather journal each day. Write, draw, and label. 

    Practice Sight Words from the list in your child's folder. Practice with chalk, sand, make cards, shaving cream, play-doh, gonoodle spelling, etc. 

    Daily Reading

    Have students write about books they read (opinion, summary, sequence)

    Go outside and write down the sights and sounds of spring. 

    Daily journal writing about their time off. 


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