Expanding Vocabulary for silly stories

From Julie’s relay writing, tickets, mentor texts, from John Strebe’s “Think, Pair, Share” and from John Almarode’s “Press and Release”.

Objective: Children will expand their vocabulary of silly words and practice using them in writing by creating a group story.

Physical Education: Soccer Ball Dribbling

I can dribble a soccer ball, with my feet, while moving.

Lesson Notes/materials:

  • Soccer ball for each student
  • cones
  • playing area marked off with cones spread randomly throughout the space(outside weather permitting)

Physical Education: Soccer Dribble

I can dribble a soccer ball with control.

Lesson Notes/materials:

cones soccer balls  pollyspots

Key words:  ball control, instep, dribble, body position,  fun

Physical Education: Balance

I can develop balance movements involving weight transfer, rolling and traveling on specific body parts.

Lesson Notes/materials:  Closet will be open for access to PE equipment.  Instant activities and Lesson will require various manipulatives.  Not limited cones, pedometers, red testing mats, gator balls, Frisbees and testing boxes.  Ipod for testing. Gymnastic mats required for the entire unit.  Blue mats outside of office.  Two mats will be connected for each group.

Counting forward by 2’s/ Recognize even and odd numbers

count forward by 2’s

-begin to recognize and name even numbers

speak with partners about the similarities and differences between odd and even numbers

-write about what we learn about odd and even numbers

Math Enhanced Scope and Sequence Lesson (modified)

(in student friendly terms)

Today we will:

– determine patterns created by counting by twos, fives and tens on a hundred chart

(in student friendly terms)

Today we will:

-speak with partners about patterns we notice when skip counting

-explain what we notice about the ones digit when skip counting by 2’s

Math/Coin Review

To reinforce coin recognition and value by creating a book.


The Bug Brigade

To spark interest in the study of insects through the engagement of “peer scientists” who will present the class with fun facts about the insects they have studied.

Physical Education: Bean Bag Body

Warm up routine,   Body Talk Song follow directions of the song to help point to body parts (move your eyebrows up and down…).

Students will pick up and count 5 bean bags, and place them on their polyspot. When directed by the teacher the student will pick up 1 beanbag and place it on their head using the rhyme to help reinforce concept (cranium-cranium helps me think) and walk across the room, and place it into the bucket. Go back to your polyspot pick up another bean bag place it on their biceps (biceps biceps bend my arm), repeat with body parts: heart (my heart beats to pump my blood), Tummy (abdominals) (Tummy muscles stand up tall), Thigh (quadriceps quadriceps help me kick).  Repeat the phrase as you hold the bean bag and walk it to the bucket.  Use hand over hand assistance to redirect and assist if needed.

Physical Education: Jumping Forward with Jump Rope

I can turn my rope forward and jump over it.

Demonstrate mature form for jumping forward with self-turn rope and jumping with long rope (student turn).

Single beaded jump ropes, white board with jump skills listed simple to complex, rope cues, and technique reminders written on it, African Hand Drum (borrow from Music Education Teacher), iPad