• Theme 8 Technology In Our World Week 1 April 25-29th

Weekly Focus: How does technology change our lives?

Website/App: These are our online learning sites that we use in the classroom daily.

Practicing Math & Literacy Skills:

-At meals, take turns telling take-away stores using the food on your plates. (Ex. "I had six beans. I ate one. How many are left?"

-Have fun making a letter collage with letters A to F by cutting the letters from newspapers and magazines.

Creative Challenges: Have fun making a letter collage with letters A to F. Provide your child with newspapers or magazines to find those letters, cut them out, and create a collage.

-Alphabet Mystery by Audrey Wood

-The Construction Alphabet Book by Jerry Pallotta

• Theme 7 Science is Everywhere Week 4 April 11th-14th

Website/App: These are our online learning sites that we use in the classroom daily.

Weekly Focus: How can objects change?

WOW Words:

alter-to change something

inflate-to put air into/blow up

extraordinary-something very special or amazing

combine-to put together

experiment-to test something to find out an answer

Practicing Math & Literacy Skills:

~ Help your child understand changes by doing simple experiments.  Heat water to show how it turns into steam.  Freeze water to have it turn to ice.  Talk about how the three forms of water look and move.

~Find different shaped items around the house and talk about how they are the same & different. (straight lines, curves, will it roll or slide? will it stack? how many sides?)

~Have your child practice writing his/her name. Talk about each letter and what makes them different(curves, straight lines, tall, short)

~Talk about the WOW words this week: alter, inflate, extraordinary, combine, & experiment

Creative Challenges: Draw a picture of yourself and your family.

Letter Xx Song by Have Fun Teaching

Learn Letter X by Jack Hartman

Letter X with Miss Patty

Letter X by Bounce Patrol

Matter Chatter

Guess the Sound

Science Tools

Objects Changing Form

• Theme 7 Science is Everywhere Week 3 April 4-8th

Weekly Focus: How are objects the same and different?

Website/App: These are our online learning sites that we use in the classroom daily.

WOW Words:

• record-to write down or save your thoughts in other ways
• predict-make a guess about what you think will happen
• consider-to think carefully about something
• evidence-proof that something happened
• gather-bring all together in one place

Practicing Math & Literacy Skills:

~During bath time or in the sink compare what will sink or float. Ask why they think it will sink or float.

~Find different shaped items around the house and talk about how they are the same & different. (straight lines, curves, will it roll or slide? will it stack? how many sides?)

~Go outside and sit quietly. What do you hear? See? Smell? Find things that are the same shape. Find things that are different shapes. Play "I spy".

~Draw large shapes on the driveway and give your child directions to follow. (Like, stand inside, outside, between the shapes) or (Hop 5 times in the square, etc)

~Talk about the WOW words this week: record, predict, consider, evidence, and gather

Creative Challenges: Build, draw or create a scene using shapes. Turn shapes into something else. (Like a flower, an animal, a building)

Letter Jj Song by Have Fun Teaching

Learn Letter J by Jack Hartman

Letter Jj with Miss Patty

Letter Person Ms. J

Letter J by Bounce Patrol

I Use Science Tools   story

Shape Song

Sink & Float Video with Blippi

• Theme 7 Science is Everywhere Week 2

Weekly Focus: What do scientists do?

It’s time to be scientists together! Invite your child to observe something closely and see what happens. Together, you might observe a bird outside, a plant leaning toward the light, or food coloring added to a cup of water. Write about what you notice.

Website/App: These are our online learning sites that we use in the classroom daily.

WOW Words:

• Investigate-to study and look at something carefully
• Expedition-a long trip for an important reason
• Fascinating-something that is very interesting and holds your attention
• Reveal-to show or tell information

Practicing Math & Literacy Skills:

Math - Challenge your child to recognize and count rectangles and squares around the house. For example: “How many rectangles can you find in the kitchen?” (ex: two doors, one window, one front of the refrigerator, one top of the table, one front of the cereal box)

ELA - Play “Mr. Q’s Questions” with your child. Think of something in the room or car. Have your child ask questions to find out what it is. For example: “Is it red? Does it make noise?”  Take turns asking questions and guessing

Letter Qq Song by Have Fun Teaching

Learn Letter Q by Jack Hartman

Letter Qq with Miss Patty

Letter Q by Bounce Patrol

Let’s be Scientists

What is a scientist by Barbara Lehn

Lets Learn About Rectangles and Squares

I Use Science Tools

• Theme 7 Science is Everywhere Week 1

Weekly Focus: What is science?

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WOW Words:

• Mighty-to be powerful or strong
• Unusual-to be different or interesting
• Wonder-to have questions and want to know more
• Ancient-when something has been around for a very long time

Practicing Math & Literacy Skills:

~Math: Identify & describe shapes.

Go on a shape hunt! Invite your child to help you find examples of triangles, circles, squares, & rectangles in everyday objects in the house or outside. Practice fine motor skills by cutting out shapes drawn on paper.

~ELA:

Recognizes Uu and its letter-sound relationship – Talk about Ms U’s unusual umbrella and find other things that are unusual

Writes to convey meaning – Have student draw a picture and “write” a story to go with it. Continue to work on writing name correctly with beginning capital and others lowercase.

• Theme 6 Living Things Week 4 March 14-18th

Weekly Focus: How do animals grow and change?

Website/App: These are our online learning sites that we use in the classroom daily.

Practicing Math & Literacy Skills:

WOW words:

• Delicate-something easily broken or hurt
• Flutter-flap wings very quickly
• Hilarious-very funny
• Giggle-a quiet little laugh
• Lively-full of energy and life

~ Math: Practice equivalence (making things equal)

~ELA:  Recognizes Ll and its letter-sound relationship; Draw conclusions; Writes to answer a question; Matches initial sounds.

Letter L Song by Have Fun Teaching

Learn Letter L by Jack Hartman

Letter Ll with Miss Patty

Letter Person Ms. L

Letter L by Bounce Patrol

Living Things by Jack Hartmann

Growing Song by Mooseclumps

The Equal Sign by Jack Hartman

• Theme 6 Living Things Week 3  March 7th-11th

Weekly Focus: What do plants need to grow?

Website/App: These are our online learning sites that we use in the classroom daily.

Practicing Math & Literacy Skills:

WOW words:

• Mystery-something you don’t know
• Sprout-a plant that has just begun to grow
• Brilliant-to be bright and shiny
• Variety—many different kinds
• Gigantic-very, very big

~ Math: Makes sense of problems and perseveres in solving them.

~ELA: recognizes Vv and its letter-sound relationship; Describes connections in text; Makes predictions; Writes to narrate an event.

Letter V Song by Have Fun Teaching

Learn V with Jack Hartman

Letter Person Ms V

Letter V by Bounce Patrol

Letter V by Patty Shakula

How does a seed become a plant?

The Tiny Seed by Eric Carle

Rhyme Time

• Theme 6 Living Things Week 2 2/21-2/25

Weekly Focus: What do living things need?

Website/App: These are our online learning sites that we use in the classroom daily.

Practicing Math & Literacy Skills:

WOW words:

• Gasp-to take a quick breath through your mouth
• Impossible-cannot be done
• Harm-to hurt something
• Tiny-very small
• Huge-very large

~ Math: Addition Stories using pictures then numbers.

~ELA:   Recognizes Ii and its letter-sound relationship; Segments and deletes onsets from rimes; Extend a story. Write to convey meaning.

Letter Ii Song by Teaching is Fun

Learn Ii with Jack Hartman

Letter I with Patty Shukla

Letter I with Bounce Patrol

Living or Non-Living

One Bean by Ann Rockwell

Miguel & the Magic Monkey Segment & Delete Onset & Rime

• Theme 5 The Earth, Our Home Week 4 Feb 7th-11th

Weekly Focus:How can we take care of the Earth?

Website/App: Theseare our online learning sites that we use in the classroom daily.

Practicing Math & Literacy Skills:

WOW words:

• pollute-to make the water, land, or air dirty
• destroy-to tear down or break until nothing is left
• neglect-to not take good care of something
• recycle-to turn old things into something new
• protect-to keep something from getting hurt or damaged

~ Math: Identify spatial positions

~ELA: Recognizes Rr and its letter-sound relationship; Isolates and pronounces initial sounds; Identify story sequence. Write to convey meaning.

Creative Challenges:

Letter R by Have Fun Teaching

Learn Letter R by Jack Hartmann

R song by Heidi songs

Recycle Everyday by Nancy Elizabeth Wallace

Mr. R letter person

Here We Go (directional words)

Where is the cat?  Prepositional places

• Theme 5 The Earth, Our Home Jan 31st-Feb 4th

Weekly Focus: How does the weather change through the year?

Website/App: These are our online learning sites that we use in the classroom daily.

Practicing Math & Literacy Skills:

WOW words:

• frosty-very cold or has ice on it
• drench-soaking wet
• glisten-to sparkle in the light
• blustery-very windy
• sizzling-so hot it makes a hissing sound

~ Math: Classify shapes using their attributes. Sort shapes. Make patterns with shapes.

~ELA: Recognizes Ss and its letter-sound relationship; Segments and deletes words from compound words

Creative Challenges:

Letter S Song by Have Fun Teaching

Learn Letter S with Jack Hartmann

The S song with Heidi songs

S song by Miss Patty

Letter S by Bounce Patrol

The Turning of the Year by Bill Martin Jr

What Makes the Seasons by Megan Montague Cash

Weather Words with Miss Patty

2D/3D Shapes

Ms. S letter person song

• Theme 3 Our Community Week 3  Nov 1-5th

Weekly Focus: How can we help in our community?

Website/App: These are our online learning sites that we use in the classroom daily.

Practicing Math & Literacy Skills:

WOW words:

• volunteer-to give your time to help others
• grateful-to  be thankful for what you have
• dazzling-something bright, shiny, and amazing to see
• prance-to hold your head high and walk in a proud way
• collaborate- to work together

~Math: Ordering items using measurable attributes (size, weight, height)

~ELA: Recognize Dd and its letter-sound relationship

Creative Challenges: Draw a picture and try to write a story about a place in our community.

Letter Dd by Have Fun Teaching

Mr D letter person song

Letter D by Jack Hartmann

Letter D Song by Heidi Songs

Letter D song

Short & Long

I Love to Rhyme

Rhyming Words

• Theme 3 Our Community Week 1 October 18th-22nd

Weekly Focus: What are the places in our community?

Website/App:These are our online learning sites that we use in the classroom daily.

Practicing Math & Literacy Skills:

WOW words:

• community-a place where people live, work, & play
• bustling-when a place is crowded and busy
• neighbor-someone who lives near you
• interact-you talk, play, or do other things together with others
• dash-to run a short distance very fast

~Math: Compares using measurable attributes - Gather small objects and place them in a mystery bag(brown sack). Have your child choose 2 items and help them to compare their characteristics.  For example: Which is taller/shorter/heavier/lighter/bigger/smaller? Ask-How can you tell?

~ELA: Recognize Bb and its letter-sound relationship  -  Go on  a button hunt in the closet. Look for different kinds of buttons and describe them in a complete sentence, such as; "This button is big and red." Encourage your child to use complete sentences.

*Help your child learn the words that identify where things are located. Model using the words up, down, on top of, under, next to, behind or in front of.

~Social Studies:  As you travel in your community, point out and name the different places and what is special about each, such as; library, post office, fire station, vet's office, or grocery store.

Mr B Letter Song

Letter Bb  by Have Fun Teaching

Learn the Letter Bb by Jack Hartmann

Letter Bb by Heidi Songs

Homes for Everyone by Jennifer B Gillis

Same and Different

What is an Attribute?

• Theme 2 All About Me Week 4 Oct 4th-8th

How can we keep ourselves safe?

Website/App:These are our online learning sites that we use in the classroom daily.

Practicing Math & Literacy Skills:

~WOW words this week:

• Safety-doing things that keep you and others safe
• Equipment-all the things a person needs to do a job
• Cautious-being careful to stay away from danger
• Distract-take the attention away from what someone is trying to do
• Admire-liking a person a lot

~Understanding ordinal positions (first, last, second, third, fourth, fifth)  Use a variety of small objects, such as crayons, toy people or animals, have student practice ordinality by lining up the objects and then pointing to each one, telling if it is first, second, third, and so on.

~Recognize Aa and its letter-sound relationship. Look for letter Aa in print at home (like on food boxes, books, etc)

~Continue to identify/name letters in own name and writing first name.

Creative Challenges: Make a book by folding 2 or 3 sheets of paper in half and allow the student to draw pictures of doing things safely.  Invite child to label/write a story about their drawings.

• Theme 2 All About Me Week 3 Sept 27-Oct 1st

How do our senses help us?

Website/App:These are our online learning sites that we use in the classroom daily.

Practicing Math & Literacy Skills:

~WOW words this week:

• Munch-to eat food
• Observe-to look at something closely and watch it for a while
• Examine-to take a close look
• Aroma-a nice pleasant smell
• Texture-how something feels when you touch it

~Comparing quantities. What has more, less, or is equal?

~Recognize Mm and its letter-sound relationship. Play "I spy" at home.  Use a toilet or paper towel tube as a telescope to look around for Letter M or things that begin with /m/.

Creative Challenges: Make a "feely bag" by putting something they can reach in without looking and describe it and guess what the item is.

How are families the same and different?

Website/App:These are our online learning sites that we use in the classroom daily.

Practicing Math & Literacy Skills:

Weekly Focus: How are families the same and different?

Practicing Math & Literacy Skills:

~WOW words this week:

• Belong-goes together with other things in a group
• Calm-to be still and quiet
• Boisterous-to make a lot of noise, be rowdy or silly
• Comfort-to make someone feel better when sad or hurt
• Support-to hold something up and keep it from falling

~Counting and recognizing numbers 1-5

~Counting using one to one correspondence. Have student count items around the house (like coins, utensils, pencils, etc) touching each items as they count and tell how many were counted.

~Recognize Hh and its letter-sound relationship. Look for letter Hh in print at home (like on food boxes, books, etc)

Creative Challenges: Have student create a family picture.

What makes a good friend?

Website/App:  https://digathome.frogstreet.com/ (Links to an external site.) This is our parent portal for our curriculum.

Weekly Focus: What makes a good friend?

~WOW words this week

• respect– thinking someone is a good person and deserves to be treated well
• kind– to care about others and treat them nicely
• appropriate – the right thing to do at the time
• patient– to wait calmly without complaining
• courage– to do something even if it scares you a little

Practicing Math & Literacy Skills:

~We can create our own patterns.

~We can describe something.

~We can recognize letter Ww and its sound.

How do we get along with others at school?

Website/App:  https://digathome.frogstreet.com/ This is our parent portal for our curriculum.

Weekly Focus: How do we get along with others at school?

~WOW words this week

• cooperate – to work together
• share – to let other people use something along with you
• fair – the same for everyone
• assist – to help someone
• emotion – a feeling, such as happy, sad, or surprised

Practicing Math & Literacy Skills:

~We can copy and extend a pattern.

~We can engage in back and forth conversations.

~We can recognize letter Nn and its sound.

~We can make a prediction about what might happen.

Getting Along Sesame St

Feelings Song by Patty Shukla

Llama Llama Misses Mama by Anna Dewdney

• Theme 1 Week 2  How do we learn at school?

Theme 1 At School Week 2

Website/App:  https://digathome.frogstreet.com/ (Links to an external site.) This is our parent portal for our curriculum.

Weekly Focus: How do we learn at school?

• Talk to your child about what he is learning at school.
• Talk about how we stay safe at school and home.
• Compare rules at school to rules at home. How are they the same or different.

Practicing Math & Literacy Skills:

~WOW words this week

• Explore – is when you try to find out all there is to know about something.
• Discover – When you discover something you see it or learn about it for the first time.
• Responsible – When you are responsible for something, you have to take care of it.
• Alert – When you are alert, you pay close attention to what is happening around you.
• Careful – When you are careful, you keep something from getting hurt or broken.

~Have students continue to sort items by color or shape. (Use legos, blocks, toys, stuff in the kitchen like utensils)

~After sorting items make a pattern with 2 groups (like fork, spoon, fork, spoon)

~Continue working on identifying letters in child’s name.