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# Alyssa Brown's Classroom: Dec.14th-17th

## Weekly Lessons

Week of December 14th- December 18th

Remote Lessons

## This Week

Remote Unified Arts

WRITERS WORKSHOP

We do not have a new learning video assigned for today.

Feel free to choose one of the options below:

• 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

MATH

Module 3 Lesson 9: Compare objects using heavier than, lighter than, and the same as with balance scales

Click on the video to start your math lesson:

Module 3 Lesson 9 Template

Module 3 Lesson 9 Homework

WORD WORK

Check out our new phonics chants for this week!

Remote Unified Arts

WRITERS WORKSHOP

Unit 2 Session 11: Letter to Teachers: Using a Partner to Hear More Sounds in Words

Today your students will again work with their partners, focusing on stretching out words and getting more sounds in each. They’ll have their partner attempt to read their work, and stop at any words that are hard to read to fix them up. They’ll likely continue this work on their own after the work with their partner.

Click on the video to start your writers workshop lesson:

Unit 2 Session 11: Readers Use Their Voices to Bring Books to Life

Today your students will head off to do their reading and it might be helpful for them to not only have books but songs and poems too. This way they can practice using all their powers to make their reading come to life. Some students may find more success by starting with a poem or song that naturally comes to life as they read it (this will also help prepare them for tomorrow’s lesson). Don't worry if all they have are books, because they can and should do this important work inside those too!

Click on the video to start your writers workshop lesson:

MATH

Module 3 Lesson 10: Compare the weight of an object to a set of unit weights on a balance scale

Click on the video to start your math lesson:

Module 3 Lesson 10 Template

Module 3 Lesson 10 Homework

Remote Unified Arts

WRITERS WORKSHOP

Unit 2 Session 12: Putting It Together: How to Make Readable Writing

Today your students will look back over all of their writing. They’ll take stock and think about all that they have learned about making their writing easy to read. Then, they’ll think of ways they can improve their writing and will spend time going through past pieces to make them even better. They might focus on spelling, spaces, or punctuation, and will go through multiple previous pieces as they make changes.

Click on the video for today's lesson!

Unit 2 Session 12: Readers Use the Pattern to Sing Out Their Books

Today your students will benefit from different types of texts. By having poems and songs and chants and books, they can really practice this skill. They can do this work by using the pattern, or the words that repeat across the song or poem or pages of a book, and sing those parts out! This will help them use their reading voices to bring their books to life in a stronger way.

Click on the video for today's lesson!

MATH

Module 3 Lesson 11: Observe conservation of weight on the balance scale

Click on the video to start your math lesson:

Module 3 Lesson 11 Problem Set

Module 3 Lesson 11 Homework

Remote Unified Arts

WRITERS WORKSHOP

Unit 2 Session 13: Writers Search Their Mental and Drawn Pictures to Make Their Stories Better

Today your students will go back to at least one story they had written previously and revise—which will usually mean adding more. They’ll add details into the pictures and words to make the story even better. They might use fun revision tools, like special colored pens. Some students will likely revise two or three pieces while others might revise one and then start a new piece.

Click on the video to watch today's lesson:

Unit 2 Session 13: Readers Use Punctuation to Figure Out How to Read

Today your students will practice looking for clues inside their texts. These punctuation clues will help them figure out how the parts of their songs or poems or books want to be read. By using these important clues, they can bring their reading to life even more!

Click on the video to watch today's lesson:

MATH

Module 3 Lesson 12: Compare the weight of an object with sets of different objects on a balance scale

Click on the video to start your math lesson:

Module 3 Lesson 12 Template

Module 3 Lesson 12 Homework

Remote Unified Arts

WRITERS WORKSHOP

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

We do not have a new learning video assigned for today.

Feel free to choose one of the options below:

• 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

MATH

Try to work on ST Math for 20 minutes today.

WRITERS WORKSHOP

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

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...

-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

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

## Optional Math Extensions

Play a Shape Game on ABCya!

Click on the picture to play

## Optional Literacy Extensions

Letter Posters/Pages

Letter Scavenger Hunts!

Click below for the printables for each letter:

Letter Gg Scavenger Hunt Printable

Letter Qq Scavenger Hunt Printable

Letter Yy Scavenger Hunt Printable

Click on the pictures to read a Favorite Storybook!

Click on the pictures to read a seasonal story:

## Phonics Chants

Check out our new phonics chants for this week!

Raz Kids

Teacher:  abrown758

The password was emailed to you and sent home in your child's folder.

Bookflix

* Read a story on Bookflix :

PebbleGo

* Learn about the World with PebbleGo!

ST Math