Lawrence Learners' Lesson Plans
LAWRENCE LEARNERS’ LESSONS FOR FRIDAY, APRIL 3
Check out Ms. Ciechomski’s website for this week’s activity. (It has “reiche” in the website link because she teaches there 4 days a week.) https://reiche.portlandschools.org/academics/arts/mrs__ciechomski_-_musi
Materials: Poetry Book, wipe-off page, marker and felt.
Have you spent any more time with your Poetry Book? It’s ok if you have not...I have not invited you to in a week! But I don’t want us to forget about those poems either. You read or sung them and drew or colored them. Let’s use them!
Most of us have a poem called “3-D Shapes” in our books. (If you don’t I will attach a picture.)
- Look at all those shapes. What names do you remember? With a grownup, look for their names in the poem.
- Read the poem once or twice with your grownup.
- Since we have been learning about the parts of words let’s look at these words from the poem.
What part is the SAME about these words?
Yup, the rhyming part: op
Tell your grownup 2-3 more words that rhyme with pop and drop.
What is the rhyming part of these two words?
By changing the first sounds of the word what other words could you make that end with the word part “-all?”
- Write tall, ball, and any other words you think of on your wipe-off page.
- (Send me a picture if possible.)
OPTIONAL SEESAW: -op word family activity
Materials: Book Baggie. Computer to get to Seesaw.
- Private Reading (with adult support as needed) READ YOUR BAGGIE BOOKS FOR AT LEAST 10 MINUTES. Parents, this reading is usually silent or in a whisper. Readers can ask you, (their Partner), for help if they get stuck. When you help USE THE SUPER READER POWER page to suggest a “power” you think could help them that they are not using.
- It can be fun to talk like a robot, just not when we are reading! Readers like you learn to read their stories smoothly and match their voices to what is happening in the story. The fancy word for reading like this is “fluently.” Learning to read fluently is one of the reasons we practice reading books again and again. With each reading we can sound more smooth. (Fluent!)
- Today pick a story from your baggie that you can read smoothly - so it sounds like you are talking.
- Go to Seesaw. Find “Practice Reading Out Loud” and follow the directions. Then I will get to listen to your reading! YIPPEE!!
Materials: Poetry Book, computer (optional Seesaw)
Let’s take break from subtraction today. (We go to Topic 8 Monday.)
- Reread the 3D poem.
- See how many of these shapes you can find at home in 5 minutes: cube, cone, cylinder, sphere.
Seesaw: 2 activities on 3D shapes. “3D Shapes” and “I Can Sort 3D Shapes”
So, you have worked and worked on many How-to books. You came up with the topics, planned the steps across pages, drew pictures to match, AND then wrote the words. You wrote BOSSY parts on some pages AND added a conclusion. You have been BUSY. You have done GREAT with all this new work and learning.
Now it’s time to pick one of your books to Fancy-Up. Do you like the work you did on this book? Are you proud of your work?
Before you start coloring, REREAD the book one more time. Add any last minute fixes to the spellings, sentences or pictures. Do the people in the pictures have all the parts like Mat Man? (A head with eyes, nose, mouth, and ears? A body with arms and hands, legs and feet? And let’s not forget hair?) Does every sentence have punctuation at the end?
Now it is time to celebrate your writing. You may color it and add details. Please TAKE YOUR TIME. Do your own personal best work. And enjoy coloring your chosen “How-to” book. (You and your adult can decide if you fix and fancy-up more than one book today - or another time.)
LIBRARY: It’s Library Day! Look through your collection of books at home and pull out one that you have not read in a long time. CHECK IT OUT! :-) And ask a grownup to read it with/to you.
Materials: HWT workbook, pencil
- Page 43. Read words. Trace words then copy.
- Read the sentence. Copy sentence. Remember START at the top. Remember a period.
Thursday, April 2nd
On Seesaw there will be an -ap Word Family and -ot Word Family activity. BUT “writing” in the flower template might be tricky. Feel free to write words in the notebook.
Read for 10 minutes.
Remember, readers like you are always thinking about their reading. One of the ways we show we are THINKING about our reading, (or listening if someone is reading to us), is to have predictions about what is going to happen next in a story.
Today, go to Seesaw Making Predictions. Parents, follow these directions instead: When you tap the microphone, say what you learned about making predictions.
And, the next time you are reading or listening to a new book keep thinking about the story. See if you have predictions along the way.
Topic 7 Lesson 8
Using counters, follow directions on page 407. (Learner can use fingers for adding and subtracting if that works for them.)
On page 408, look at the picture together and discuss all the patterns you can see with the rows and counters and the numbers.
Read the equations together.
Kiddo can show each subtraction problem with their counters or fingers. Then ask if there are any other subtraction problems we can do with a group of 5? How do they know?
(IF the above discussions go well, then look at pairs of equations above the kiddo together and discuss how they are the same and how they are different. If your learner needs some more time, skip the pairs.)
Learner solves the equations on page 408.
Then #3 and #4
OPTIONAL: #5 and #6
How is writing going? This part of our work should be called “How to Finish Up Our How-to Books!” :0) However, let me say this...if you have finished the books AND you have 1 or 2 empty books that came in your big baggie, then it is OK to start a new one.
Just remember that our How-to books include:
A front cover picture to match
A list of things needed
At least 3-4 steps. Use transition words: First, then, next, last...
Pictures that match each page.
Look for pages you can be BOSSY on. (Just stay polite.)
Whatever you do work on today with your writing, please remember the steps we have practiced to make our writing easier for us to read AND others to read. So, as a review:
Reread your writing carefully.
As you reread, add any words that may be missing.
Add any letters you notice are needed to make sounds that are missing.
Use your Word Wall to make sure Snap Words are spelled correctly.
Use MEATBALL spaces between words.
Use a period, question mark, or exclamation point at the end of sentences.
TODAY IS YOUR LAST DAY TO WORK ON YOUR HOW-TO BOOKS. (IT’S OK NOT TO HAVE THEM ALL DONE! TOMORROW WILL BE A “FANCY-UP” DAY. WHEN YOU GET TO PICK A FINISHED ONE AND COLOR IT AND ADD ANY OTHER DETAILS YOU THINK IT NEEDS.)
(10-15 minutes) Kiddos play on abcya.com doing games I have taught them. They can play independently or teach a grownup.
(10+ mins) Go to Mrs. Lawrence school website: https://sites.google.com/portlandschools.org/lawrence/home
Then look in the upper right hand corner for “websites” page. Click here
Then click on Scholastic Learn at Home. Enjoy
Parents: you may want to explore GoNoodle Good Energy at Home, Growth Mindset videos, and Mystery Science on your own first to decide what you would or would not want to use.
Teach lowercase ‘u.’
Brainstorm words that start with ‘u.’ Adult or learner could write them on page in book.
Wednesday, April 1st
ART! See what Mrs. Serway has waiting for you on her website!
Word Work: April is Poetry month! Sometimes our work this month will include a poem. Listen to this silly one:
Bleezer's Ice Cream
I am Ebenezer Bleezer,
I run BLEEZER'S ICE CREAM STORE,
there are flavors in my freezer
you have never seen before,
twenty-eight divine creations
too delicious to resist,
why not do yourself a favor,
try the flavors on my list:
COCOA MOCHA MACARONI
TAPIOCA SMOKED BALONEY
CHECKERBERRY CHEDDAR CHEW
CHICKEN CHERRY HONEYDEW
TUTTI-FRUTTI STEWED TOMATO
TUNA TACO BAKED POTATO
LOBSTER LITCHI LIMA BEAN
ALMOND HAM MERINGUE SALAMI
YAM ANCHOVY PRUNE PASTRAMI
SASSAFRAS SOUVLAKI HASH
BUTTER BRICKLE PEPPER PICKLE
PEACH PIMENTO PIZZA PLUM
PEANUT PUMPKIN BUBBLEGUM
BROCCOLI BANANA BLUSTER
CHOCOLATE CHOP SUEY CLUSTER
AVOCADO BRUSSELS SPROUT
COTTON CANDY CARROT CUSTARD
CAULIFLOWER COLA MUSTARD
ONION DUMPLING DOUBLE DIP
TURNIP TRUFFLE TRIPLE FLIP
GARLIC GUMBO GRAVY GUAVA
LENTIL LEMON LIVER LAVA
ORANGE OLIVE BAGEL BEET
WATERMELON WAFFLE WHEAT
I am Ebenezer Bleezer,
I run BLEEZER'S ICE CREAM STORE,
taste a flavor from my freezer,
you will surely ask for more.
Told you it was silly! What flavor sounded the yummiest? The yuckiest?? Make up your own silly ice cream flavor. Think of 2 foods that start with the same letter. Then add another flavor to make it even sillier! (It doesn’t matter what letter that one starts with.) :-) Draw a picture of it in your notebook, color it to match the ingredients, and label it. Say each word slowly. CATCH each sound in your mouth. Then write it down. Send me a picture on Seesaw or an email.
Seesaw: optional cvc activity with short ‘o’ words. Can be ignored or done ANY day.
Read independently for 10 minutes.
It’s another Prediction Day!
(10-20 minutes, depending how detailed drawing is and if they color)
Go to Epic and find the book titled: Hannah’s Tall Order: An A-Z Sandwich. STOP READING at page 25!
Think about what has already happened in the story. What do you think Hannah will say next? Now make your own prediction and draw a picture of your prediction on the next page of your notebook. Date 4/1/20 at the top please.
Go back and finish the story. What happened? Did your prediction happen or something else? It is a-ok if something different from your prediction happened! It can be fun when the book really surprises us!
What sandwich items surprised you? I have never heard of xouba fish, so that was a big surprise!
We are nearing the end of our How-to Writing unit. Today and tomorrow will be the last days to finish up books. (You are not expected to finish ALL, just keep Let’s see what we can get done today. You may be working on finishing a book and didn’t get it done yesterday so today would be the day. Or you did finish yesterday and today you can finish another one and give it a conclusion.
Today, remember to:
- Reread your writing carefully.
- As you reread, add any words that may be missing.
- Add any letters you notice are needed to make sounds that are missing.
- Use your Word Wall to make sure Snap Words are spelled correctly.
- Use MEATBALL spaces between words.
- Use a period, question mark, or exclamation point at the end of sentences.
Topic 7 Lesson 7
Using counters, follow directions on page 401.
Also #1 on page 402.
With your learner, choose 3 more problems to do on pgs. 403-404.
Also, please do #8.
Seesaw (optional): subtraction practice with 4 problems. Can be ignored or done ANY day.
Did you get outside yet today?
Go to Seesaw and look up the Scavenger Hunt that is there waiting for you! Have fun! (You can do it a different day if you do not have time today!)
Tuesday, March 31st
Materials (Green Home & School folder, wipe-off sheet, dry erase marker, felt cloth)
Words with 1 beat/syllable have a first part and a rhyming part.
(The FANCY name for these parts are “onset” and “rime.”)
We can use a short word, take off the first part, (the onset), and show the rest of the word.
We will call that the “word part.” (Its real name is the “rime” part.) Then you can add different
letters to the word part and make new words. (Kiddos: we have done this in class with magnetic
letters. Ex. When we started with “cat” then took off the ‘c’ and put ‘h’ in it’s place and made
“hat.” Then made more and more words like: vat, mat, sat, etc. Yesterday you did this kind of
work with “sad” and the list of words that can be made with the ‘ad’ part.
Today, turn your green folder to the back cover so you can see the ABC chart. Take out your
wipe-off sheet and dry erase marker.
At the top of the sheet, write ‘in’. You are about to make another list of words but these will
have the rhyming part “in.” This time go through the alphabet. Start at “A” and think if this
letter were added to “in” would it make a real word or not. Go through the alphabet and write
the real words. Read them as you write them. Then read the list when you are done. How many
did you get? More than 5? More than 6?
Seesaw option: CVC Practice (short i)
Read for 10+ minutes. (Baggie books or Raz-kids or a combination of both. Black and white notebook)
Go to Epic and find the book titled: How to Get a Mouse to Smile. BUT DON”T LISTEN TO IT YET!
Think about the title. Make a prediction. A prediction is when you make a
guess about what might happen in the book. Draw a picture of your prediction on the next page of
notebook. Put the date, 3/31/20, at the top. Go back and listen to the story. Did your prediction happen? How did they get the mouse to smile?
Topic 7 Lesson 6
This is a continuation of yesterday’s math work. If you think your kiddo would benefit from
more practice with the subtraction equations let them pick 3 to do and also please have the do
Otherwise they can use Splashlearn assigned activities or Molly Adds and Subtracts at ABCya.
What do you remember about writing conclusions? Today you will finish yesterday’s, (if it’s not
done). Then pick another one of your How-to books to add a conclusion to.
Phys. Ed: Go to this link and scroll toward the bottom for Mr. Murph’s activities
Also, remember Go Noodle is an option!
p.35 Read the words with a grownup. Trace them with your pencil. STARTING AT THE TOP!!!
Then write them on your own.
BONUS: write 2 words that rhyme with cow.
Monday, March 30th
- Go to this link on Sesame Street: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RVp5mTKM114
- What part of the word “sad” is the RHYMING part? (-ad)
- Using your black and white notebook and pencil, put the date at the top. Then write a list of words that rhyme with “sad.” Try to think of at least 4 real words. Then you can make nonsense words. Did you have any words with 4 letters? Read your list to a grownup or stuffie.
- Read for at least 10 minutes. (Baggie books or Raz-kids or a combination of both.)
- By now you probably have a reading routine established. If not, now is your time to get started. Go to Seesaw’s Daily Reading Routine. Follow the directions on Seesaw so you are off to building the important job of reading every day! (Sorry, the template says Summer. We will use it anyway.)
If you have used the Daily Reading Routine already, then draw a picture of you reading in your home reading location. You can do this in your new black and white notebook. Yes, you can color. Please put the date, 3/30/20, at the top.
The last page of our How-to books will be for a special ending called a CONCLUSION. The conclusion explains why this book and its information is important.
So let’s think about why someone may have written “How to Get Dressed for Winter Recess.” Why is it important for people to be dressed properly for winter recess??? Is it so they can wear new snow clothes? Tell a grown up what some real reasons could be...
Possible reasons: So people can play outside and stay warm and dry?
So people can have fun with friends outside?
So people will stay warm while they have to do jobs outside in the winter?
Our last page would have that kind of ending. It would be the conclusion. It could have a picture and a sentence to match.
“Now you can play outside and stay warm and dry!” (Drawing shows kiddo playing in the snow wearing all the correct gear.)
“Now it’s time to play outside in the snow!” (Drawing shows a kiddo walking outside to play on a wintery day.)
Now you have to pick one of your How-to books to write and draw the conclusion. It should be a book that is DONE or VERY close to being done. Reread it and think about a conclusion. You can talk about it with a grownup too. Then go draw and write it. (If you used the last page for a final step in your book, just flip the last page over and do the conclusion on the back of the last page..
Math: Topic Lesson 5
Do p. 389 with counters.
Do p. 390 #1 as model. (#2 if you think kiddo would benefit from the reinforcement.
Then on pgs. 391-392 Learner picks THREE to do. They have to do #10
SECOND STEP Think of something you do not know how to do well YET.
https://www.sesamestreet.org/videos?vid=1684 (Even though the title might say “Driving With Elmo” it is “The Power of Yet” which is the one I want.)
Discuss what the characters can’t do YET at the start of the video. How can they, (and anyone else), get better at something??
Youtube read aloud: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WLdAXyZ7_iQ
The Thing That Lou Couldn’t Do NOTE: THE READER GOES A LITTLE FASTER THAN I LIKE. YOU MAY WANT TO TURN THE VOLUME OFF AND STOP THE VIDEO ON EACH PAGE TO READ IT ALOUD YOURSELF - YOU DECIDE! :-)
Discuss: what was it that Lou couldn’t do. Why? Why do you think she changed her mind? Could she climb trees by the end of the story? Did that surprise you? Why/why not? How will Lou get better at climbing trees?
Handwriting: ‘t’ page. Remember to start at the top! As you make the big line down, try to make it as straight as you can. :-)