Mrs. Lawrence

Kindergarten Teacher

Room 106

lawreb@portlandschools.org

Lawrence Learners' Lesson Plans

These plans are listed with the most recent plans for the week are at the TOP.

(Monday is at the bottom! Weird but true!)

Remember, we now offer new lessons plans Monday-Thursday each week of May.

Friday is for families to catch-up on that work and for teachers to meet

with students individually as needed.


Email me any and all questions: lawreb@portlandschools.org

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Thursday, May 28

Dress Up Fancy or in a Costume!

WORD WORK:

SNAP WORD PRACTICE: Use all you know about learning a new word to learn new snap words.

(10 mins.)

Materials: wipe-off sheet and marker; Snap Word Cards

(NOTE: Once your learner has mastered how to READ a Snap Word instantly, then move it into another pile. This new pile are the words to learn to SPELL. When your learner is able to READ the set of blue words - that were in the “Parking Lot Baggie” in March - then start SLOWLY adding 2-4 new words from Set 2 that was sent home last week. After learning to READ each word, move it to the SPELL pile.)

Steps: How to Learn a Word Poster

PHONICS: Poets are Rhymers, Chanters, and Rappers!

(20 minutes)

Materials: device, notebook, pencil


Yesterday, you wrote down words that rhyme with your character. You will need these words today. Yesterday, I wrote down words that rhyme with duck: muck, luck, stuck, and yuck. Now that you have a whole list of words that rhyme with your character, you can say a poem. You can even write it down later!

1. Look at the poem I wrote about duck: The Little Duck. You can also look at these poems to give you ideas. My Dog Poem, and My Small Cow Poem,

2. Now it’s your turn. Say your poem. Putting your thumb up every time you use one of your rhyming words.

3. Write your poem in your notebook.

4. Find a partner to read your poem to. You can rap it, chant it, or put actions to it (using gestures or putting faces to it, as you read). Make it fun!


Good job! You are a poet!

(And you just didn’t know it!)

:-)

READING:

(15-20 minutes)

Materials: “How to Read a Poem” printable chart, “The Swing” poem


Partner Reading:

Talk to your grownup about our newest poem: “The Swing?”

Did you like reading it? Why/why not?

How did it go reading it?

What was tricky about it?

What was easy?


Today please review “How to Read a Poem.”

Open “The Swing.” Finish reading/learning it if you did not yesterday. (See yesterday’s plans for those instructions.)


If you did finish the poem yesterday then move to the next steps:

  1. Reread the entire poem together with your partner.
  2. Pick one stanza that you like the most. And practice reading the poem AVIDLY by yourself. (Reading the words, thinking about what they are saying, making voice match the rhythm/beat of the poem.)
  3. Listen to your partner read it too. Then it’s your turn. Does it seem easier with practice? Do you feel the rhythm/beat?
  4. Try a second stanza and then a third.
  5. Read the entire poem together with your partner.


CONGRATULATIONS!

You have learned how to

read poems Avidly!

Private Reading:

(10+ minutes)

Read books at Literacy Footprints or Raz kids for 10+ minutes. ENJOY!!


MATH: Left, Right or Right, Left or…

(20 minutes)

Materials: device…(printer useful but NOT required!!), attached page with Right/Left Actions, wipe-off sheet, marker, eraser, positive mental attitude, and some dance moves!,


Cha Cha Slide Kids Dance https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rx87a6cx0Ao

(I like this version because it has a live person modeling...she does face the audience and moves to mirror the audience so it’s easier for kiddos to follow along. If your kiddo REALLY understands right/left you can talk about this perspective.)


Ask your child to do these LEFT and RIGHT actions (the paper is attached).

You could turn it into another Simon Says game if you wish.


THEN...

Try doing these activities with your opposite hand, (a.k.a. their non-dominant hand!):

  • Combing your hair
  • Drinking from a cup
  • Eating
  • Brushing your teeth
  • Writing your name
  • Snapping, zipping, buttoning, velcro-ing
  • Draw a line down a page, across a page
  • Draw a zigzag line.
  • Draw a circle, triangle, rectangle, square
  • And any other activities you can think of!

During any activities continue to check-in with your learner

about what hand they are using.


WRITING: You get to choose what you’d like to write about.

If this is not done yet, please complete the comments on the “Special Classmates” page that was sent Monday. THX.

You get to choose what you’d like to write about next! Here are some ideas to choose from:

  1. Tell what you liked and/or did not like about Remote Learning.
  2. What are your memories from Kindergarten?
  3. Write a Thank You note to your parents. You get to thank them for things they have done for you during Remote Learning.
  4. What do you hope to do during Summer?
  5. A letter to your old teacher
  6. Something else you can think of!


Remember:

  1. Start your letters at the top.
  2. Write in your best handwriting.
  3. Sound your words out the best you can.
  4. Write the letters for the sounds you hear.
  5. Every word has at least one vowel.
  6. To use punctuation.
  7. Try to get those snap words spelled correctly. :)
  8. You will be writing this in your black and white notebook. Please put the date (5/27/20) at the top.
  9. Have fun writing!


BRAIN BREAK: Boom Chicka Boom Summer Dance Song


LAPTOPS:

  1. (5 minutes) www.abcya.com and play “Cup Stacking” or “Keyboarding Zoo”
  2. (10+/- minutes) play other games on www.abcya.com we learned together in K
  3. Stay on abcya or go to my school website... https://sites.google.com/portlandschools.org/lawrence/home Then go to “websites” and Scholastic Learn at Home.


LIBRARY:

Mrs. Genre reads: Riverton Elementary School Library

(She also has a nice list of other online literacy resources families may want to investigate.) :-)


HANDWRITING: YOUR CHOICE!

(10-20 minutes)

Look for 2 pages that we have not done. Complete them doing YOUR best!

Please use meatball spaces. (Or fingers)

Remember to follow our important rules for good posture. Also, read and reread the poem

Remember to follow these important rules:

  1. Use a sharp pencil and have an eraser ready.
  2. Sit up straight in your chair with feet on the floor.
  3. Helper Hand holds the book.
  4. The page you are writing is in front of your belly button.
  5. Start your letters at the top.
  6. Take your time and follow the directions the book uses.


Thanks kiddos! Good Job!


Friday, May 29th

Hawaiian Day~Floral and Sunglasses

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Thursday, May 21st


WORD WORK:

Snap Word Practice: Use all you know about learning a new word to learn new snap words.

(15 mins.)

Materials: wipe-off sheet and marker; Snap Word Cards

(NOTE: Once your learner has mastered how to READ a Snap Word instantly, then move it into another pile. This new pile are the words to learn to SPELL. When your learner is able to READ the set of blue words - that were in the “Parking Lot Baggie” in March - then start SLOWLY adding 2-4 new words from Set 2 that was sent home last week. After learning to READ each word, move it to the SPELL pile.)


Steps: How to Learn a Word Poster

Phonics: Let’s use Snap Words to spell and write MORE WORDS!

(15 minutes)

Materials: Snap Words list or cards, notebook and pencil

You need to make sure that people can read what you write. And to do that, it helps to remember that there are magic powers in the words you know by heart, also known as Snap Words. For example, snap words: all, to, had and day may look like only 4 words, but they are actually WAY MORE than just 4 words! With our magic wands, we will use a snap word to make other words.

  1. Let’s look at the snap words day and on. “Dayon” isn’t a word, but what do you color with? Yes, you color with a crayon. See how you can use day and on to write crayon? You changed the d in day to a cr and wrote cray. Then you added on and spelled crayon. Way to go!
  2. What other words could you write using the Snap Work word look? Write them in your notebook. How many can you come up with? For example: If you can spell look. You can spell took.

Challenge: Look at some of your other snap words. Chop the beginning off the snap word (like becomes –ike). Can you think of any other –ike words? List them in your notebook.



READING: Avid Nonfiction Readers Can Use All Their Reading Skills

(20+ minutes)

Materials: Avid Nonfiction Reading Chart, Super Powers, device for Epic

Review the attached chart that shows the newer Avid Reading Skills you have been developing with Nonfiction texts. YIPPEE! The post-its indicate what quick ways a reader could use post-its, (or slips of paper used like bookmarks), to record a page that made them think WOW, or a Question, or record Expert/Important words.


Today you will put in all together in a new book you choose on Epic.

  1. What level books are in your Book Baggie? (Look for stickers on the back of your books, A, B, C, etc.) What books are you most comfortable reading independently?
  2. Go to Epic.
    1. Go to the Search box and type in “Learn to Read.” It should look like this: Epic - Learn to Read
    2. Click on Fiction/Nonfiction and choose Nonfiction. Then “Reading Level” and pick the group that has your Level. It should look like this: Epic Nonfiction Leveled Choices
    3. Look through the choices and pick a book that interests you! Now get ready to be an Avid Nonfiction Reader with a new book! Double check your Super Powers (above) AND the Avid Nonfiction Readers Chart.
    4. Have a grownup read the introduction to the book and then do a Picture Walk together through the book to see what is included and what you can learn from the pictures. Look for WOWs and Questions. (Note: Parents can help with the reading if needed if a book is not an exact match to the student’s reading level.)
    5. Pick more books! Read more! Learn more. Tell your Partner about your WOWs, Questions, and expert words. Read! Read! Read!



MATH: Measurement Break! Instead Let’s Do Talking Math Instead!

(5-15 minutes)

TALKING MATH: (the link for this is on the email)

There are no wrong answers. Just count, tell how many there are, and then explain HOW you see them. (What you see in the picture based on arrangement, organization, groupings - ANYTHING!


Go to Splashlearn for 10 minutes.


Do you remember how to count to 100 by 1s?? By 10s?? Let a grownup listen to you do it.


BRAIN BREAK: A-Moose-ta-cha! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M4591BKK-uk


WRITING:

(20-30 minutes)

Another way to get someone’s attention is to get them to have the same feeling you do. Do you get mad when someone doesn’t put their shoes away? Do you get sad when someone doesn’t pick your coat up when it falls on the floor? If you write how you feel when the problem is fixed, maybe they will think it’s important to make a change.


*Writer: if you would rather start a new sign or letter and include a fix-it idea, (instead of adding it to a letter you have worked on for several days already), that is OK.


ALSO: PLEASE LEAVE SPACES BETWEEN WORDS.

Ex: Dear Family,

Please put your shoes on one of the mats in the back

hallway. You will know where your shoes are and no one gets

hurt. This morning I tripped over a pair of shoes that were

left in the doorway. I almost fell and dropped the groceries!

If you can help out I will be so excited because the hallway

will be nice and organized.

Love,

Mo

Remember to read your writing to someone!


LAPTOPS:

  1. (5 minutes) www.abcya.com and play “Cup Stacking” or “Keyboarding Zoo”
  2. (10+/- minutes) play other games on www.abcya.com we learned together in K
  3. Stay on abcya or go to my school website... https://sites.google.com/portlandschools.org/lawrence/home Then go to “websites” and Scholastic Learn at Home.


LIBRARY:

Mrs. Genre reads: Riverton Elementary School Library

(She also has a nice list of other online literacy resources families may want to investigate.) :-)


HANDWRITING

(10-15 minutes)

Page 67 Sentences and you can draw YOU!

Please use meatball spaces. (Or fingers)

Remember to follow our important rules for good posture.

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Wednesday, May 20th

WORD WORK:

(15 minutes)

Materials: device, notebook, pencil

Phonics: Did you know that when you learn new snap words, those new words will often give you word parts that you can use to spell and read more and more words? They can even help you write magic spells! Check out: Mabel's Magic Spell

  1. Use the How to Learn a Word Chart to learn the snap word: all. (If your learner would benefit from some more practice go to Seesaw - and do one of the “Sight Word all” activities.)
  2. Write the word all in your black and white notebook.
  3. I’m going to cast a magic spell on you so you can make more words with the word all. “Snapallaroo!” Use the alphabet chart to help you write all words. (Example: ball, stall, etc…). Make an “all column” in your notebook for your list of all words.


Challenge: Can you invent a magic spell that has the word /all/ in it just like Mabel did? Add it to your “all” list.

Optional: type “all” words into Seesaw “Word Work all” today or another day.


Snap Word Practice: Use all you know about learning a new word to learn new snap words.

(15 mins.)

Materials: wipe-off sheet and marker; Snap Word Cards

(NOTE: Once your learner has mastered how to READ a Snap Word instantly, then move it into another pile. This new pile are the words to learn to SPELL. When your learner is able to READ the set of blue words - that were in the “Parking Lot Baggie” in March - then start SLOWLY adding 2-4 new words from Set 2 that was sent home last week. After learning to READ each word, move it to the SPELL pile.)


Steps: How to Learn a Word Poster

READING: Avid Nonfiction Readers Can Talk Like an Expert

(10-15 minutes)

Materials: device, notebook, pencil, Book Baggie

Yesterday you heard and saw a lot of information about sea stars. If we were going to teach someone about how sea stars get food we would want to use the important, “expert,” words from the book. Choose the statement(s) that sounds more like an “expert” said them:

  1. Sea stars hold the shells of animals, open them up, and eat them.
  2. A sea star uses its rays to hold an animal’s shell. It uses its tube feet to pull open the shell.

In number 2 did you hear some important words that came from the book? Tell a grownup what expert words you heard. (rays, tube feet, shell)


Go back to Epic and reread Sea Stars. In your notebook make a list of important “expert” words that you might use if you were teaching someone about sea stars. Using a picture or a recording please share your list with me.


Private Reading:

(10+ MINUTES)

Go back to your nonfiction books in your book baggie. As you read today pay attention to any expert words you see or hear. Or go to Raz-kids and read your nonfiction books there. Pay attention to any “expert” words in those books. REMEMBER THAT IS RAZ-KIDS YOU ARE READING THE BOOKS. NOT LISTENING TO THEM.


Partner Reading: Read at least one book to or with an adult and discuss any expert words.


ART:

Hello Students and Families:

I hope you are all well. I miss my students very much - I miss seeing your smiling faces and seeing your incredible energy and creativity in the art room. I miss school! But I’ve been working hard these past 8 weeks to make sure you have lots of art lessons to keep your artistic ideas flowing.


Here’s where to find the lessons, in case you didn’t know:

My website is:

https://sites.google.com/portlandschools.org/serway/school-closure-lesson-plans?

And all the lessons are broken down by week and grade level. Look at some of the other grade levels too - all the lessons are different and they’re all really fun.


If you want to share work with me, please send it to serwae@portlandschools.org .


Another way to share your work is with Flipgrid! Here’s the link: https://flipgrid.com/a44585d8 - it’s a fun way to do a short video of you telling me about your artwork. It takes a day for me to process the videos and post them, so be patient!

I can’t wait to see more of the wonderful artwork you’ve been doing. Stay well, work hard, and have fun.

All my best,

Ms. Serway


MATH: Measure Me!

(20+/- minutes)

Materials: device, notebook, pencil, measuring tool (paper footprint or traditional tool)

Time to make some decisions. Your family gets to decide if they will measure their kindergartner with their paper foot or a traditional tool, (ruler, measuring tape, yard stick). Your choice based on what would be best for your student. Next please decide if you will log the information in your notebook and label a drawing of your student OR go to Seesaw and use the “Measure Me” page to submit everything on Seesaw.

Please measure the length of your:

  • Arm
  • Leg
  • Hand
  • Foot
  • Longest part of your hair
  • Shortest part of you hair
  • How tall you are (height)


Please send your teacher a copy of your findings via Seesaw or email. She’d like to see what you did! Enjoy!

Go to SplashLearn for 10 minutes.


Brain Break: Springtime Dance with Jack Hartmann


Writing: Writers, you’ve been giving reasons why family members should fix the problem on your sign or letter, but today you will add a way to fix it *

(20-30 minutes)

  1. Get out your sign or letter.
  2. Re-read your sign or letter. Can you read it?
  3. Do you have reasons why someone should follow your advice?
  4. Now you are going to add a way to fix it. You might start your sentence like this...
  5. Maybe we can…
  6. We should...

*Writer: if you would rather start a new sign or letter and include a fix-it idea, (instead of adding it to a letter you have worked on for several days already), that is OK.


ALSO: PLEASE LEAVE SPACES BETWEEN WORDS.


Ex: Dear Family,

Please put your shoes on one of the mats in the back

hallway. You will know where your shoes are and no one gets hurt.

This morning I tripped over a pair of shoes that were

left in the doorway. I almost fell and dropped the groceries!

Maybe you could sit on the bench and put your shoes on a mat

when you first walk in.

Thank you!

Love,

Mom


Remember to read your writing to someone!


HANDWRITING Back to our workbook!

(10-15 minutes)

Page 66 Label Mat Man! At the Morning Meeting I will explain how to use these new pages.

Remember to follow these important rules:

  1. Use a sharp pencil and have an eraser ready.
  2. Sit up straight in your chair with feet on the floor.
  3. Helper Hand holds the book.
  4. The page you are writing is in front of your belly button.
  5. Start your letters at the top.
  6. Take your time and follow the directions the book uses.


BONUS: Tell someone word(s) that rhyme with head, ear, leg, hand, foot (last one is tricky!)

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Tuesday, May 19th

WORD WORK:

Snap Word Practice: Use all you know about learning a new word to learn new snap words.

(15 mins.)

Materials: wipe-off sheet and marker; Snap Word Cards

(NOTE: Once your learner has mastered how to READ a Snap Word instantly, then move it into another pile. This new pile are the words to learn to SPELL. When your learner is able to READ the set of blue words - that were in the “Parking Lot Baggie” in March - then start SLOWLY adding 2-4 new words from Set 2 that was sent home last week. After learning to READ each word, move it to the SPELL pile.)


Steps: How to Learn a Word Poster

1. Read it!

2. Study it!

3. Spell it!

4. Write it!

5. Use it!


Phonics:

(15+/- minutes)

Materials: wipe-off sheet and marker (also, known as your magic wand), your sound power.


Yesterday, we had fun inventing magic spells. Today we are going to write more words. To do this we will break the words into syllables (word parts), and then spell each syllable, thinking about the ending part of each syllable.

Watch: Let's Learn About Syllables - Jack Hartmann


Syllables Activity:

  1. Think of a magic word you wrote yesterday. If you can’t remember it, that’s okay. Make up a new one now.
  2. Clap the word into syllables or parts. What is the first part? (For example: the first part of “Kazoom” is /kuh/.) Write the sounds you hear in the first part. (“k-u”)
  3. Clap the syllables of your word again! What is the second part? (For example the second part of “Kazoom” is /zoom/.) Write the sounds you hear.
  4. Stretch the parts down your arm when you say them.
  5. Reread your spelling. Did you forget any sounds?
  6. Put your word in a sentence and write your sentence on your whiteboard.

Challenge: Ask a partner to invent a magic spell. Clap the syllables of the work and write the word on your whiteboard. “Bibbidi bobbidi boo, you have syllable power!”


READING: Avid Readers Can Read Nonfiction Books Avidly! (AND ask questions!)

(10-15 Minutes)

Materials: device, notebook, pencil

Think back to the video: “Venus Flytraps: Jaws of Death”


Remember any times during the video you thought, “HUH?” Or Why? What? How? When? Who? Talk to your Partner about your questions. This is exactly the kind of questioning we do when we READ nonfiction books AVIDLY.


Go to Epic. Go back to the book Sea Stars. Reread with your partner and tell your partner every time you think of a question about the book. (Why? What? Where? When? Who? How?) You and your partner can discuss possible answers too!


Please share 1-3 questions you had while listening/reading this book. You can write them in your journal, take a picture, and post it to Seesaw, or record yourself reading them, or email me a picture.


Private Reading:

(10+ MINUTES)

Go back to your nonfiction books in your book baggie. As you read today look for parts, (in the words and/or pictures!), that make you think of questions. OR GO TO RAZ-KIDS AND READ YOUR NONFICTION BOOKS THERE AND THINK OF QUESTIONS.


MATH: Let’s Weigh in Again!

(20-30 minutes)

Materials: device to see and/or print paper OR notebook


Compare yourself to other objects. Think about some things are heavier and things that are lighter than YOU! Complete the worksheet: Heavier and Lighter (page 2 or 3). If you don’t want to/can’t print out the page, please just complete it in your black and white notebook. Please put the date (5/19/20) at the top.


Pick one of these activities:

  1. Go to Measurement activities on SplashLearn
  2. Go to Seesaw, find Give an Example of a Measurable Attribute of a Given Object (Weight), and follow the directions.


WRITING: Persuasive Writers Make Their Writing Easy for Readers to Read

(15-30 minutes)

Materials: yesterday’s writing, possibly new paper for today, device for optional activity

Go back to your letter from yesterday. Ask yourself, “Is my writing easy to read?” as you reread it.

  1. Did I leave spaces between words?
  2. Is my writing neat? Is the whole paper neat? Will someone want to read it?
  3. Did I write letters for the sounds that I hear?
  4. Did I include pictures that help?
  5. Did I use punctuation?


If you need to, go back and fix your writing. When you are done, or if you didn’t need to go back, go to Seesaw and find Persuasive Writing-What to Make for Dinner? and follow the directions. OR, start a new sign of letter for another problem you see at home.


BRAIN BREAK: Dancing Robots


We are doing two Second Step lessons this week since next week is a short week with the Monday holiday and June plans will not include any Second Step lessons.

SECOND STEP: Learning How to Handle Disappointment

  1. Watch: Handling Disappointment with Miss Casey. Remember, it is normal to feel sad or disappointed when something doesn’t go the way you want it to go.
  2. Teach someone the Calm Down Steps: stop, name your feeling, and calm yourself down (using belly breaths or self-talk). You can also teach them how to use one of one of the strategies off the A-Z Calming Strategies list.


HANDWRITING:

(10-20 minutes)

Finish letters not done up to page 65.

If letters are done then pick from these options:

  1. Go to Seesaw and pick one of the Directed Drawing activities Mrs. Lawrence added.
  2. Turn to page 6 in your handwriting book. On your wipe-off sheet practice writing your name with ONLY the first letter uppercase. Take your time. Pay attention to where you are starting your letters. Try to make each one neater than the first.
  3. Turn to page 6 in your handwriting book. Practice writing the numbers correctly: 2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,0. To make it more interesting you could write teen or other double-digit numbers and then read them.

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Monday, May 18th

Remember to fix numbers and letters that are reversed, started at the bottom, or just formed incorrectly.

(Your child AND their future teachers will thank you. And if your kindergartner grumbles about it then you can

tell them that “Mrs. Lawrence SAYS SO!” WITH LOVE!!) :-)


WORD WORK:

Snap Word Practice: Use all you know about learning a new word to learn new snap words.

(15 mins.)

Materials: wipe-off sheet and marker; Snap Word Cards

(NOTE: Once your learner has mastered how to READ a Snap Word instantly, then move it into another pile. This new pile are the words to learn to SPELL. When your learner is able to READ the set of blue words - that were in the “Parking Lot Baggie” in March - then start SLOWLY adding 2-4 new words from Set 2 that was sent home last week. After learning to READ each word, move it to the SPELL pile.)


Steps: How to Learn a Word Poster

1. Read it!

2. Study it!

3. Spell it!

4. Write it!

5. Use it!


Phonics:

(15+/- minutes)

Materials: wipe-off sheet and marker (also, known as your magic wand), your sound power.

Did you know that if you want to write a story that has pretend magic (and pretend spells) in it, you can play around with sounds until you come up with something that sounds just right! Then you can figure out how to put these sounds onto paper. You practiced your “letter sound knowledge” last week when you wrote down the sounds animals make!


Magic Spells Activity:

  1. Listen to: Bibbidi-Bobbidi-Boo (from Cinderella)
  2. Come up with a magic spell. Maybe, a spell that will help your stuffie fall asleep. (Example: Maybe, you say “Kazoom” to make your stuffie go to sleep).
  3. Say your word slowly on your whiteboard. Write down all the sounds you hear. Listen for blends, word chunks, and digraphs.
  4. Look at what you wrote and say it slowly again. Do you have all the parts?
  5. Think of another “magic spell word” that you can write. Remember you can make the word up. “Snap-a-roo!” You now all have magical writing powers!


READING: Avid Readers Can Read Nonfiction Books Avidly!

(20-30 minutes)

Materials: device, partner

Partner Reading/Lesson: Just like you have been reading stories avidly, you can read nonfiction books avidly too. We think about and react to stories. Can we do that with nonfiction too? Let’s try with a short nonfiction video first:

“Venus Flytraps: Jaws of Death”

Talk to your Partner. During what parts did you think “WOW!” We can do this same kind of thinking and when we READ nonfiction books.

Go to Epic. In the “Read to Me” section find the book Sea Stars.

Listen/read carefully. Look closely at the pictures too! Talk to your partner about any parts that make you think/say “WOW!”

Since this is an online book we can’t mark those pages with post-its or slips of paper. But I really want to hear about some of your thinking. Please share 1-3 “WOWs”. You can write them in your journal, take a picture, and post it to Seesaw, or record yourself reading them, or email me a picture.


Private Reading: Look for nonfiction books in your book baggie. As you read today look for WOW parts!


BRAIN BREAK: Freeze Dance


MATH: Which object is heavier and which object is lighter while using a balance scale.

(20-30 minutes)

Watch this “Cartoon For Kids” video about weight as the kids use a balance scale and then a seesaw/teeter-totter to explain heavier and lighter. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=47qcisr8_3o

PICK ONE OF THESE ACTIVITIES:

  1. Go to Seesaw, find Weight, and follow the directions.
  2. Print out the Heavy and Light Worksheet (pages 3-4 only), or make some balance scales in your black and white notebook. Make the balance scales work by glueing items onto the ends of each one. If you are doing this in your notebook, draw the balance scales and draw pictures or cut pictures out of magazines. Have fun!


Optional: Go to SplashLearn Measurement and Data section


WRITING: Writers Write to Make the World Better and can include a story about the problem.

(20-30 minutes)

Materials: notebook and pencil

Today when you write, let’s write powerful letters. It helps to imagine the person standing right beside you, and then you almost talk to the person, only you are talking to the page or paper. One way to make your letter powerful is to tell about a time you saw this problem happen. This is one way to Make Your Writing Really Convincing or powerful.

Ex: Dear Family,

Please put your shoes on one of the mats in the back

hallway. You will know where your shoes are and no one gets

hurt. This morning I tripped over a pair of shoes that were

left in the doorway. I almost fell and dropped the groceries.

Thanks for your help with this problem!

Love,

Mom


Private Writing: work on adding a short story to one of your existing letters or start a new letter about a new problem

Partner Writing: Read your writing to someone. If it is not finished, you can tell your partner what you will be adding to it tomorrow.


PSO: Lesson by Mr. Calvert


Second Step: Learning How to Handle Anger

  1. Watch: Handling Anger with Miss Casey
  2. Think about a time when you felt upset or angry. Did you use the calm down steps when you were upset? Calm down steps: stop, name your feeling(s), and calm yourself down?
  3. Activity (optional):
  4. Look at the A-Z Calming Strategies list.
  5. Select a strategy from the list that you haven’t tried before. Next time you are having a strong feeling, use this strategy to calm yourself down.


HANDWRITING

(10-15 minutes)

Finish letters not done up to page 65.

If letters are done: Go to Seesaw and pick one of the Directed Drawing activities Mrs. Lawrence added. Have Fun!

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