LONG weekends are just what I need to catch up and feel human again! November has been a strange month indeed with all of the extra days off and messed up schedules. I am ready to get back at it with 3 "normal" weeks before we break for Christmas. I have a whole day to spend in my classroom tomorrow to make it happen!
It is a full schedule for sure! Here is a quick break down...
Morning Work:Unit 3 Week 4
This week we are discussing verbs now and in the future. We will focus on adding the word "will" to a verb to show it will happen in the future. We are getting a pretty good handle on verbs!
Our story for the week is Farfallina & Marcel, it's one of my favorites! We will also be doing centers from our All Set? You Bet! November set, Ultimate ABC Centers, Rainbow Words (to start work on sight words) and Fall Friends.
Our reading groups are coming right along. We have a few working on the Alphabet Recognition RTI lessons, some on Phoneme Segmentation, and the majority of the class is now on CVC words. We are reading sounds and blending away!
We are working on making better use of our WRITING RESOURCES. These are available for FREE in my store. I introduced these a little while back and we are using them but not to the best of our abilities. I thought coming back from a little break would be a great time to discuss them further.
We are well into Unit 4 from Deanna Jump and Deedee Wills. This week we are utilizing number lines to add and subtract.We will also be working in our MATH JOURNALS every day to tackle a little problem solving. Our routines are working out really well during this part of the day and this group impresses me with their reasoning and communication skills.
That's it! Remember this is half day so that's a whole lot of learning to crowd into two and a half hours. On top of all of this we are going to start working on a little Christmas play to perform later this month. This is super new for me but I am excited to give it a try! I got the Gingerbread Man play from HeidiSongs to try out. Here is the preview I saw last year during Christmas break that inspired me to give it a try this year!
We will start learning the songs during our morning meeting and transition times this week and the following week we will hand out assignments and get the play part together with the help (hopefully) from some of our room moms. I haven't asked them yet, but they are super helpful with everything in our room so I know they will love this! HERE is a link to the play in Heidi's store. You still have time to do it too! This post contains affiliate links.
One more BIG piece of news! Tomorrow is the annual CYBER sale at TPT! I have been busy filling my cart and I can hardly wait to enter the code CYBER2016 to get 28% off all of my purchases. Here are some links to my favorite December products that will all be on sale Monday and Tuesday. It is a great time to grab up bundles and save a BUNDLE!!