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April 10, 2014

That Old Lady Swallowed a Chick... and Made Daily 5 SO Much Fun!

Easter causes all sorts of problems for me at school.
It is the holiday that can't decide when it should come!
My east tub at school is PACKED because sometimes Easter is early when we are working on addition. Sometimes Easter is late and we are working on subtraction.
Sometimes Easter is right before Spring Break or 
during Spring Break and we have to {almost} skip it.
Oiy... Easter... why can't be you like Christmas, Saint Patrick's Day, or Valentine's Day 
and stick to the SAME date each year?

I am lucky to have one week after Spring Break to have some Easter FUN with my little wonderfuls...

activities we will be completing next week.

During our Daily 5 time, we will be using this reader.
My students have to read through the book and fill in the blanks. 
Some little wonderfuls will sound out the words 
while others may need the word wall for assistance. 
Since there are pictures for the words on each page, 
this process is pretty easy during the last part of the year.
When they are done fill in their books, they read it to me. 

 We also use this word wall and various writing prompts to write about the story.
We are working on writing three sentence about a topic 
using capital letters to start the sentence and punctuation at the end.

We also play this reading comprehension game during our daily 5 time.
It is a class favorite each time we pull out a reading comprehension game.
I wonder if my students even know they are practicing 
ALL their reading comprehension standards in the form of a game?
{Ummm... I am not telling them this is learning...
 they just think it is FUN
And shouldn't learning BE fun?}

For listening to reading, we take a few days to listen to this book on CD.
But towards the end of the week, I change their listening station to this:
My students listen to me reading them step by step directions and they have to follow them.
The results? They color their sheet and practice their listening skills.
Because it is related to the book, my little loves think this is the  
They even compete with themselves to see who can color their picture the BEST.
{Yeah... There is no prize to win either!}
We also have the chance to work on sequencing skills and vocabulary with this sequencing sheet.
 Is this hard?
My students are more than capable to sequence and order things to 9.
Can they use resources to help them?
I encourge effort first, then recources.
Some student pull out a reader or

They can also use these sequencing cards we order on our pocket chart during calendar to help.
here on TpT, here on TN

March 22, 2013

Chicka Dee Math Freebie

 Freebie Friday is here!
I just finished updating my math unit for There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Chick!

here on TpT, here on TN

This past week, I was assessing my students for their report cards. One area I needed some extra support for my kiddos in was counting a ten frame and writing that number. 
(We have done it and done it and done it. I just needed an extra sheet to document the achievement of my students who have finally mastered this standard.)

So... I created one for this pack and put it into the preview download. 
Download the preview, grab your freebie.
  Mary Amoson, Sharing Kindergarten

Freebie Fridays

March 14, 2012

Easter Freak Out!

 There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Chick Art and Literacy fun!
see it here
see it here
 I pulled my files out to start planning for next week and I saw that EASTER is only 2 school weeks away. I has a slight freak out. Once I got myself together, I got to work.
I hope these help you NOT freak out like I did. 

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