Back to School Activities...and Printable Lesson Plans
It’s Sunday, once again, and I am linking up with my good friend Deedee Wills over at Mrs. Wills’ Kindergarten for a peek at our week.
So we are still spending our mornings introducing how to do things. We are going to read David Goes to School to review our rules and Miss Bindergarten Gets Ready for Kindergarten to help us write our list of school supplies. Want to read more about interactive writing? Go (here)!
We are also introducing our word family books and our abc charts for the first time.
Love our “target rule” strategy. Basically, we put the five kids on a cookie sheet with a magnet. We decide what we are working on—raising our hands, sitting on our bottom, etc. Pick one! Then, when the children are showing the rule, leave the kids on the cookie sheet. When someone doesn’t follow the rule instead of saying something, just remove one of the kids! Works every time!
We are continuing on with our reader’s and writer’s workshop.
During the reading foundational time you will notice we are playing three of the same games we played last week. I want my kids to “KNOW” how to play these games. These are staple games that can be used all year. I want to be able to put these as “can-dos” so they need to be able to play without an adult direction.
Sometimes I think we try to do just too much and end up running around like chickens with our heads cut off! So we decided to take our time on making the paper doll books. It takes quite a while to make the book so we are dividing it into two days and then making the paper doll on the 3rd.
Not sure what I’m cooking on Friday yet….
We are going to read Lily’s Purple Plastic Purse and talk about things that start with p. Here’s a lunch bag that I found and made into a purse to pull the items from.
We are also reading Go Away Big Green Monster and listing the color words. Here is a sample from last year of our interactive writing.
We are also reading Chrysanthemum to talk about our names!
You will notice that during our large group time we are introducing some math games. Then, the next day we play the same game again as a small group. Again, we are wanting our kids to know the framework of these games so that we can use it again with another standard and different clip art as our can do centers!
You can download the plans (here).
Now hop on over to Deedee’s blog to see what other teachers are doing this week.
Kim is a retired kindergarten teacher! She taught kindergarten for 30 years and now works as a national presenter. Now that she is retired, she spends her time volunteering in Megan's room. When she isn't working at Megan's school, she loves to garden and spend time with her family. She and Andy, her husband, have two children, Megan, who is married to Nick, and Tyler, who is married to Ginny. They also have a beagle named KT Ann. Megan followed in her mom's footsteps and is also a kindergarten teacher. She loves building relationships with her kiddos and their families. When she isn't teaching, she enjoys spending time with her family. She is married to Nick. They enjoy all the GA sports teams! She and Nick have a miniature dachshund named Lily Grace.
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