August

Aug 21-23

Wednesday:

  • Getting to know our classmates, school rules, and routines.
  • Unpacking and organizing our school supplies.
  • Assessment worksheets

Thursday:

  • All About Me poster
  • Self-portrait: Drawing with details and using "real-life" colors
  • Let's Find Out article: School Rules
  • Assessment worksheets
  • Homework: Race to the Top worksheet

Friday:

  • All About Me poster continued
  • Family Quilt: Introduction to different types of lines and positional words
  • Assessment worksheets

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Aug 26-30

Monday:

  • Letter Aa: Writing, vowel family, short a sound, sentence writing.
  • Homework: Letter Aa writing and drawing (I see the apple.)

Tuesday:

  • CVC words (Consonant Vowel Consonant). Identifying beginning, middle, and end sound
  • Review of Short Aa sound
  • Book of Short Aa words
  • Homework: Introduction to addition-Roll and Add worksheet

Wednesday:

  • Review of Short Aa sound
  • Review of identifying beginning letter sound
  • Homework: Phonics workbook page 2

Thursday:

  • Review of reading CVC words
  • Review of identifying beginning letter sound
  • Homework: Circle the beginning sound worksheet

Friday:

  • Review of reading CVC words
  • Math: Graphing and Counting (Clean-Up Time worksheet)
  • Mystery STEAM challenge bag: Creating the longest paper chain with one sheet of paper.

All teams were given only one sheet of paper, tape, and scissors. Collaboratively, teams had to brainstorm to see how they would need to cut and utilize their one sheet of construction paper to create the longest chain.

Mystery STEAM challenge bags are designed to have students complete a specific goal/task while simultaneously learning how to work together in a group. Students learn skills such as: listening to one another, understanding and realizing that each person is a contributing member to their team, practicing their communications skills, and instilling confidence. Tools such as these that can be applied to all areas of learning and necessary life skills.

Learning is self-directed/guided throughout the process with minimal guidance from the teacher. Students apply prior existing knowledge while using trial and error...aka MISTAKES to complete their challenges. Mistakes are the best learning tool for students! Mistakes show effort and it challenges students to become SOLUTION SEEKERS-the ability to find better solutions for their problems!

JOB WELL DONE STUDENTS!