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Monica Wetherington's Classroom: January 4th-8th

Weekly Lessons


JANUARY 4th-8th

REMOTE LESSONS


 

This Week

 

MONDAY LESSONS


9:00 TEAM TIME


Enjoy this time to complete a few puzzles on ST math, read a book, play a game or color/draw before you start your day of fun and learning! 


9:15 MORNING MEETING


Join us on Zoom for our morning meeting. Image result for zoom conference clipart


9:30 WORD WORK


Unit 3 Session 4: Hearing and Recording More Sounds in Words

Today you will help me write a letter to Reader Man by stretching out the words, listening for each sound.

Click on the video to start your word work lesson: 

*Please check your inbox for the username and password


Optional Extension: Punctuation Marks Matter!


9:50 SNACK


Enjoy a healthy snack and feel free to also take a movement break! 


10:00 MATH


Module 3 Lesson 14: Explore conservation of volume by pouring

Materials: 2 cups of small dry objects (beans, block toys, cereal, pasta, rice)

Clear containers (such as a bowl, cup, jar, mug)

Spoon

Module 3 Lesson 14 Template

Module 3 Lesson 14 Homework- (Review of Module 1 Skills)

Click on the video to start your math lesson: 

 


10:40 MINDFUL MINUTES


Take five minutes to belly breath, exercise or simply just close your eyes! 


10:45 WRITERS WORKSHOP


Unit 2 Session 14: Writers Use Flaps to Make Better Stories

Today you will continue to revise your pieces, using tools like the special pens you've used before. You'll also add to your revision toolbox by trying out adding flaps. If you are writing at home, you’ll likely need an adult to supervise as you cut and tape the flap, but you should try this strategy to help add more to your piece.

Click on the video to start your writers workshop lesson: 

Username: barron1

Password: barron1

Or if having a writing session at home works better than this lesson, please feel free to do that! 

Click here to print your writing paper. Try your best to draw and write a true story! 


11:25 LUNCH & RECESS


Enjoy a healthy lunch and don't forget to move your body and have some fun!

Watercolor lunch clipart | Pre-Designed Photoshop Graphics ~ Creative Market


12:20 UNIFIED ARTS 


Today we have PE! Hop on Zoom to meet up with Mrs. Wetherington and Mr. Verge! Image result for zoom conference clipart


1:00 JOKES with Mrs. Kfoury


Join us on Zoom to hear some funny jokes from Mrs. Kfoury! Image result for zoom conference clipart


1:15 READERS WORKSHOP


Unit 2 Session 14: Readers Change Their Voices to Show They Understand a Book

Today you will be working on your reading voice muscles. You will need to be the kinds of readers who really pay attention to what is happening in the book as you read so you can change your voice to match each character and each part. By doing this, we are showing off our comprehension muscles and are able to bring our listeners into the book in a way that helps them understand it too! You will practice this independently and show off your skills to a reading partner.

Click on the video to start your readers workshop lesson: 

Username: barron1

Password: barron1


1:50 SNACK RECESS


Enjoy a healthy snack and don't forget to move your body/take a break! 


2:00 SMALL GROUPS


Join us on Zoom for our small group work. Image result for zoom conference clipart

Time Group
2:00-2:15 Group 1
2:15-2:30 Group 2
2:30-2:45 Group 3
2:45-3:00 Group 4

 

TUESDAY LESSONS


9:00 TEAM TIME


Enjoy this time to complete a few puzzles on ST math, read a book, play a game or color/draw before you start your day of fun and learning! 


9:15 MORNING MEETING


Join us on Zoom for our morning meeting. Image result for zoom conference clipart


9:30 WORD WORK


Unit 3 Session 5: Using Our Writing Superpowers to Edit and Celebrate Our Written Work

Today you will help me get my writing ready to share in a celebration, reading each word carefully and adding in any sounds that were left out. You will do the same work in a piece of your own writing, checking that you have all the sounds in your words and checking for other things that will make your writing easy for someone to read.

Click on the video to start your word work lesson: 

*Please check your inbox for the username and password


Optional Extension: Review of snap words at, in, an, it


9:50 SNACK


Enjoy a healthy snack and feel free to also take a movement break! 


10:00 MATH


Module 3 Lesson 15: Compare using the same as with units

Module 3 Lesson 15 Template

Module 3 Lesson 15 Homework- (Review of Module 1 Skills)

Click on the video to start your math lesson: 

 


10:40 MINDFUL MINUTES


Take five minutes to belly breath, exercise or simply just close your eyes! 

Click here for Freeze Dance!

Click here for Melting: Cool Down Break!

 


10:45 WRITERS WORKSHOP


Unit 2 Lesson 15: Writing Amazing Story Beginnings

Today you will decide whether you want to revise or start a new piece, this time focusing specifically on the beginning part of your stories. You will decide between using the strategies you modeled in Looking for Bongo, beginning with dialogue and detailed pictures, or thinking about the beginning of another book you know and try a strategy from it.

Click on the video to start your writers workshop lesson: 

Username: barron1

Password: barron1

Click here to print your writing paper.


11:25 LUNCH & RECESS


Enjoy a healthy lunch and don't forget to move your body and have some fun!

Watercolor lunch clipart | Pre-Designed Photoshop Graphics ~ Creative Market


12:20 SPECIALS


Today we have Music! Hop on Zoom to meet up with Mrs. Wetherington and Mrs. Moldoff! Image result for zoom conference clipart


1:00 READ ALOUD with Mrs. Le


Join us on Zoom for a special Read Aloud with Mrs. Le! Image result for zoom conference clipart


1:15 READERS WORKSHOP


Unit 2 Lesson 15: Super Readers Talk about Books, Too!

Today you will rely heavily on partner time to practice this skill. You will activate your book talk power by practicing reading and introducing your books to get ready for partner time. One way you can activate your book talk power is by introducing your book to your partner, then reading it together, then talking about it. Then you can switch roles. Since we are working from home, you can partner up with your stuffed animal, a sibling or you could even facetime with a friend or family member! 

Click on the video to start your readers workshop lesson: 

Username: barron1

Password: barron1


1:50 SNACK RECESS


Enjoy a healthy snack and don't forget to move your body/take a break! 


2:00 SMALL GROUPS


Join us on Zoom for our small group work. Image result for zoom conference clipart

Time Group
2:00-2:15 Group 1
2:15-2:30 Group 2
2:30-2:45 Group 3
2:45-3:00 Group 4

When students are not meeting in their small group they may make a choice (or more than one!) from the following list of options: 

  • Choose a book from your home library to read to your stuffed animal 
  • Hop on Bookflix and choose a few different read alouds to enjoy 
  • Visit Starfall to practice letters, letter sounds and/or reading 
  • Visit Raz Kids to practice reading
  • Play with blocks, Legos, color, etc.

 

WEDNESDAY LESSONS


Happy Wellness Wednesday! 

Click here for a cool down break!

Click here for a movement break! 


9:00 TEAM TIME


Enjoy this time to complete a few puzzles on ST math, read a book, play a game or color/draw before you start your day of fun and learning! 


9:15 MORNING MEETING


Greeting: choose any greeting you would like to say "good morning" to someone you live with! 


Message: 

Good morning friends!

Today is Wednesday and we do not have a special today! Make sure to find some time to check out the Unified Arts page and to complete some puzzles on ST math! Don't forget to try your best on all your learning videos today and to take breaks when you need them. You are all amazing! It is also our first Wellness Wednesday! Make sure to find some time today to move your body and eat some healthy snacks. Make it a great day!

Love,

Mrs. Wetherington 


Calendar: Today is Wednesday, January 6, 2021. 

Practice writing today's date on a whiteboard or piece of paper! 

Can you sing our new monthly song?! 


Share: Is there anyone at home that you can share with?! Today's share is:


9:30 WORD WORK


Today we will be reviewing the lesson from Monday: 

Unit 3 Session 4: Hearing and Recording More Sounds in Words

Today you will help me write a letter to Reader Man by stretching out the words, listening for each sound.

Click on the video to start your word work lesson: 

*Please check your inbox for the username and password


Optional Extension: Punctuation Marks Matter!


9:50 SNACK


Enjoy a healthy snack and feel free to also take a movement break! 


10:00 MATH


Topic E Parent Tip Sheet

Lesson 17- Compare to find if there are enough

Materials: Ruler

Module 3 Lesson 17 Problem Set

Click on the video to start your math lesson: 


10:40 MINDFUL MINUTES


Take five minutes to belly breath, exercise or simply just close your eyes! 


10:45 WRITERS WORKSHOP


Today we will be reviewing yesterday's lesson: 

Unit 2 Lesson 15: Writing Amazing Story Beginnings

Today you will decide whether you want to revise or start a new piece, this time focusing specifically on the beginning part of your stories. You will decide between using the strategies you modeled in Looking for Bongo, beginning with dialogue and detailed pictures, or thinking about the beginning of another book you know and try a strategy from it.

Click on the video to start your writers workshop lesson: 

Username: barron1

Password: barron1

Click here to print your writing paper.


11:25 LUNCH & RECESS


Enjoy a healthy lunch and don't forget to move your body and have some fun!

Watercolor lunch clipart | Pre-Designed Photoshop Graphics ~ Creative Market


12:20 SPECIALS


Click here


1:00 READ ALOUD


Click here for Winnie in Winter! 


1:15 READERS WORKSHOP


Today we will be reviewing yesterday's lesson: 

Unit 2 Lesson 15: Super Readers Talk about Books, Too!

Today you will rely heavily on partner time to practice this skill. You will activate your book talk power by practicing reading and introducing your books to get ready for partner time. One way you can activate your book talk power is by introducing your book to your partner, then reading it together, then talking about it. Then you can switch roles. Since we are working from home, you can partner up with your stuffed animal, a sibling or you could even facetime with a friend or family member! 

Click on the video to start your readers workshop lesson: 

Username: barron1

Password: barron1


1:50 SNACK RECESS


Enjoy a healthy snack and don't forget to move your body/take a break! 


2:00 HANDWRITING


 


2:15 CHOICE


Feel free to choose one or more of the options below!

  • Choose a book from your home library to read to your stuffed animal 
  • Hop on Bookflix and choose a few different read alouds to enjoy 
  • Visit Starfall to practice letters, letter sounds and/or reading 
  • Complete some puzzles on ST Math
  • Visit Raz Kids to practice reading
  • Play with blocks, Legos, color, etc. 

 

THURSDAY LESSONS


9:00 TEAM TIME


Enjoy this time to complete a few puzzles on ST math, read a book, play a game or color/draw before you start your day of fun and learning! 


9:15 MORNING MEETING


Greeting: choose any greeting you would like to say "good morning" to someone you live with! 


Message: 

Good morning friends! Today is Thursday. Our special today is library. Be sure to take some time at home to read one of your favorite books. We will continue to add more to our stories to get them ready to publish. Keep up the amazing work!

Love,

Mrs. Wetherington 


Calendar: Today is Thursday, January 7, 2021. 

Practice writing today's date on a whiteboard or piece of paper! 

Feel free to sing our monthly song! 


Share: Is there anyone at home that you can share with?! Today's share is: What is your favorite sport?

 


9:30 WORD WORK


Today we will be reviewing the lesson from Tuesday: 

Unit 3 Session 5: Using Our Writing Superpowers to Edit and Celebrate Our Written Work

Today you will help me get my writing ready to share in a celebration, reading each word carefully and adding in any sounds that were left out. You will do the same work in a piece of your own writing, checking that you have all the sounds in your words and checking for other things that will make your writing easy for someone to read.

Click on the video to start your word work lesson: 

*Please check your inbox for the username and password


Optional Extension: Review of snap words at, in, an, it


9:50 SNACK


Enjoy a healthy snack and feel free to also take a movement break! 


10:00 MATH


Lesson 18- Compare using more than and the same as

Materials: Linking Cubes

(Dot Path Template can be cut and used as a 5 stick if necessary)

Module 3 Lesson 18 Problem Set

Click on the video to start your math lesson: 


10:40 MINDFUL MINUTES


Take five minutes to belly breath, exercise or simply just close your eyes! 


10:45 WRITERS WORKSHOP


Session 16: Writers Work with Partners to Answer Readers’ Questions

Today your students will work with their writing partners, whether in person or virtually. One partner will read their piece aloud while the other listens carefully, noticing “Wow” and “Huh?” parts. Then the writers will fix up the piece to make it even better. After, they can switch and the other partner will read their writing. They’ll then continue to work on fixing up writing independently as well.

Click on the video to start your writers workshop lesson: 

Username: barron1

Password: barron1

Click here to print your writing paper.


11:25 LUNCH & RECESS


Enjoy a healthy lunch and don't forget to move your body and have some fun!

Watercolor lunch clipart | Pre-Designed Photoshop Graphics ~ Creative Market


12:20 SPECIALS


Click here


1:00 READ ALOUD


Click here for Pete the Cat: Snow Daze! 


1:15 READERS WORKSHOP


Session 16: Readers Retell Books After They Read Them

Today your students will focus on books they know really well. They will practice reading them and then retelling the important parts. They can do this by using the cover, the pictures, the pattern and of course the ending to help them retell the book. Your readers will again use their partner time to practice and show off this important work.

Click on the video to start your readers workshop lesson: 

Username: barron1

Password: barron1


1:50 SNACK RECESS


Enjoy a healthy snack and don't forget to move your body/take a break! 


2:00 HANDWRITING


 


2:15 CHOICE


Feel free to choose one or more of the options below!

  • Choose a book from your home library to read to your stuffed animal 
  • Hop on Bookflix and choose a few different read alouds to enjoy 
  • Visit Starfall to practice letters, letter sounds and/or reading 
  • Complete some puzzles on ST Math
  • Visit Raz Kids to practice reading
  • Play with blocks, Legos, color, etc. 

 

FRIDAY LESSONS


9:00 TEAM TIME


Enjoy this time to complete a few puzzles on ST math, read a book, play a game or color/draw before you start your day of fun and learning! 


9:15 MORNING MEETING


Greeting: choose any greeting you would like to say "good morning" to someone you live with! 


Message: 

Hi everyone! Happy Friday! Are you looking forward to the weekend? I wonder what you have planned! Don't forget to find some time to practice using your reading super powers and to complete a few more puzzles on ST math. Keep up the amazing work!

Love,

Mrs. Wetherington 


Calendar: Today is Friday, January 8, 2021. 

Practice writing today's date on a whiteboard or piece of paper! 

Feel free to sing our monthly song! 


Share: Is there anyone at home that you can share with?! Today's share is: What are you doing this weekend?!


9:30 WORD WORK


Practice your Snap Words with Rainbow Writing!

Literacy | Whiteness Primary 1/2

Pick a snap word.  Use one color to write the word.  Then use another color to write over it.  Use one more color to complete your rainbow writing!

Try it with more snap words!


9:50 SNACK


Enjoy a healthy snack and feel free to also take a movement break! 


10:00 MATH


Lesson 19- Compare using fewer than and the same as

Materials:

Pennies

Linking Cubes

(Dot Path Template can be cut and used as a 5 stick if necessary)

Module 3 Lesson 19 Problem Set

Click on the video to start your math lesson: 


10:40 MINDFUL MINUTES


Take five minutes to belly breath, exercise or simply just close your eyes! 


10:45 WRITERS WORKSHOP


Session 17: Writers Use All They Know to Select and Revise a Piece to Publish

Today your students will pick one story that feels extra special to them to get ready to publish. They’ll read over it and think about whether or not they’ve told why the time was so special. If not, they’ll add more to make the piece really shine and will use all of their tools and strategies from the unit to do so. 

Click on the video to start your writers workshop lesson: 

Username: barron1

Password: barron1

Click here to print your writing paper.


11:25 LUNCH & RECESS


Enjoy a healthy lunch and don't forget to move your body and have some fun!

Watercolor lunch clipart | Pre-Designed Photoshop Graphics ~ Creative Market


12:20 SPECIALS


Click here


1:00 READ ALOUD


Click here for How To Catch A Snowman! 


1:15 READERS WORKSHOP


Session 17: Celebration: The Gift of Reading

Today your students will decide who they will give the gift of reading to, what they will read and how they will read it. They will use their reading time today to practice their reading “gifts” so they are ready to share them. You will set them up for this big work by having them think carefully about which books they could share and which special people they might share them with.

Click on the video to start your readers workshop lesson: 

Username: barron1

Password: barron1


1:50 SNACK RECESS


Enjoy a healthy snack and don't forget to move your body/take a break! 


2:00 HANDWRITING


 


2:15 CHOICE


Feel free to choose one or more of the options below!

  • FUN FRIDAY: How To Draw A Snowman: Click here
  • Choose a book from your home library to read to your stuffed animal 
  • Hop on Bookflix and choose a few different read alouds to enjoy 
  • Visit Starfall to practice letters, letter sounds and/or reading 
  • Complete some puzzles on ST Math
  • Visit Raz Kids to practice reading
  • Play with blocks, Legos, color, etc. 

WRITERS WORKSHOP

Unit 2: Writing for Readers 


    

 


To learn more, click here to view our writing introduction video for families!


READERS WORKSHOP

Unit 2: Reading Super Powers

Reading with Print Strategies and Sight Word Power


This unit is organized into 3 bends: 

Bend I Using Super Powers to Look and Point, and Then Read Everything

In Bend I the students have been introduced to the idea that all readers have super powers to help & guide them while they are reading. We have been focusing on our "pointer power". 

The children will be asked to activate their "pointer power" as they...

-read familiar texts

-use one-to-one matching

-tap each word, just once

-check that their reading makes sense

-point to words they know in a SNAP!

Bend II Taking on Even the Hardest Words

We are currently working in Bend II. In this bend the students will activate ALL of the super reading powers that they have learned thus far (pointer power, reread power, & partner power). These powers will be helpful as the students navigate how to take on even the hardest of words. They will learn that at times (just as true superheroes do) they will run into trouble with their reading. Things will get hard! But that they are TOUGH and have all the power within them to get the job done! The students will be introduced to picture power, snap word power, sound power, and persistence power.They will also explore how to turn more words into words they will know in a SNAP! 

Bend III Bringing Books to Life 



To learn more, click here to view our SUPER READERS introduction video for families!


MATH


Eureka Module 2: Two-Dimensional and Three-Dimensional Shapes

In Module 2, students learn to correctly name 2D and 3D shapes regardless of their orientation, size, or variation. Kindergarten students will transition from classifying and identifying shapes by how they look (e.g., “It’s a rectangle because it looks like a door.”) to more precise descriptions based on mathematical attributes (e.g., “It’s a rectangle because it has four straight sides and no openings.”).

 Introduced Terms

  • Above, below, beside, in front of, next to, behind (position words)
  • Circle
  • Cone (solid shape)
  • Cube (solid shape)
  • Cylinder (solid shape)
  • Face (flat side of a solid)
  • Flat (two-dimensional shape)
  • Hexagon (flat figure enclosed by six straight sides)
  • Rectangle (flat figure enclosed by four straight sides)
  • Solid (three-dimensional shape)
  • Sphere (solid shape)
  • Square (flat figure enclosed by four straight, equal sides)
  • Triangle (flat figure enclosed by three straight sides)

WORD WORK


Unit 2: Word Scientists

There are three primary goals for the children in this unit: letter knowledge and letter-sound correspondence, phonological awareness, and high frequency words.


WE ARE KINDERGARTEN WORD SCIENTISTS!

Bend I Studying the Alphabet and the Alphabet Chart

We are currently studying Bend 1 of this unit. The children are studying the alphabet linking chart while noting keywords and their corresponding letters. They will examine upper and lowercase letters, and share their observations. They will practice the alphabetic principle, where they will connect and grow their letter-sound knowledge. We will explore more in-depth with letter formation and the differentiation between upper and lowercase letters. Lastly, the children will investigate the alphabet chart by discussing the similarities and differences that they discover, and even design their very own! 

Bend II Using the Alphabet to Write

Bend III Studying and Using High-Frequency Words to Write and Read

Zoom

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Mrs. Wetherington's Zoom ID #: 723-558-1049

Password: (has been emailed) 

Reading Resources

Raz Kids

Click here to get to Raz Kids:  Raz-Kids on the App Store on iTunes | Raz kids, Kids app, Kids ebooks

Teacher:  rbellistri

Click on your name and enter your picture password.  

The password was emailed to you. 

Bookflix

* Read a story on Bookflix :                        

Username:  barron              

Password: 03079

PebbleGo

* Learn about the World with PebbleGo!

Click here:  

username:  salem1   

password: 03079

Math Resources

ST Math

* Click here to play ST Math with Jiji:  

 

Click  to listen to the number song and practice writing numbers 1-10!

SNAP Words

Check out our snap word collection: