• Future Online Lessons for 20-21

     

    Second Step Links for COVID-19 lesson ideas 

     

    https://bit.ly/SSKinderLesson12

    Game: Clap and Count Echo

    Card Lesson: Samara is sad because her grandpa is, nervous about going to school.

    Second Step Lesson 12 We Feel Feelings in Our Bodies

     

     https://bit.ly/SSKinderLesson13

    Game: Clap and Count w/taps

    Card Lesson: Caleb is frustrated and crumbles up his paper. Frisky Pup and Slow Down Snail teach a strategy to help calm down. 

     Second Step Lesson 13: Managing Frustration

     

    http://bit.ly/SSKinderLesson14

    Game: Clap and Count continued

    Lesson: Introduces Calm Down Song 

    Second Step Lesson 14: Belly Breathing with the Calm Down Song

     

     

    https://bit.ly/SSKinderLesson15 

     Game: Move and Wait 

    Card Lesson: Lucy is so excited about recess, she can't wait!

    Second Step Lesson 15: Handling Waiting

     

     https://bit.ly/SSKinderLesson16

    Game: Move and Wait

    Card Lesson: Austin wants to read a book about rockets.

    Second Step Lesson 16: Managing Anger

     

    https://bit.ly/SSKinderLesson17 

    Game: Step or Stay  

    Card Lesson: Tony is disappointed because he was not picked for the special project.

    Second Step Lesson 17: What to Do When You are Disappointed

     

    https://bit.ly/SSKinderLesson18 

    Game: Step or Stay

    Card Lesson: Mykayla is knocked down by Lyla 

    Second Step Lesson 18: Getting Knocked Down

     

    It's Another Beautiful Morning Pictures

     

     

     bee on flower

     

    It's Another Beautiful Morning Song

     

    Music  

     

     

    Put Your Hands in the Air, Wednesday May 27, 2020 

     

    When I was little, 

     

    Mrs. Wilson Kindergarten

     

    my mother told me to never put anything smaller than my elbow in my ears. 

    You can't see my ears in my kindergarten picture because I put my hair

    in front of them. But everyone has ears! Or do they? What about caterpillars?

    Where are their ears? How do they put on sunglasses? Where do ants put their

    earrings? 

     

    caterpillar

     

    Click on the link below to watch a science video that answers those questions: 

     

    Why Don't Some Animals Have Ears? Twig Science Video

     

    Of course, animals in nature wouldn't wear earrings or sunglasses.

    But animals in stories can! Here is a story about a fish who can not put a smile on his face.

     

     

    The Pout-Pout Fish by Deborah Diesen

     

    The Pout-Pout Fish  

     

     How many animals in the picture do NOT have ears we can see?

    Count to find out. 

     

    Is it more than 10?  Is it more than 20?     ______________   

    Put your answer on a piece of paper

    and send me a picture of you. You can put a smile or a pout on your face!

     

    smile emoji

     

    This always makes me smile - Songs that help us learn words.

    If you haven't guessed already, our new sight word is put. I could not find a

    sight word video using the word put but I found a great song! If you put on CC,

    closed captions, you will see the word put.  Let's read it. Spell it. Read it :

    put      spell it:    p     u     t       Read it again:  put        Think of a word that rhymes with put!

     

     

    Man with a big foot

     

    Remember this guy?      foot    put     They rhyme because they have the same sound at the end.

    Now put your right foot out and sing and dance while we learn the word put.

     

    Click on the link below to sing our new sight word: put 

     

    Hokey-Pokey Song

     

     

    Weird can be Wonderful Wednesday, May 20, 2020

     

    Doing school at home is weird. Wearing a mask feels weird. Singing Happy Birthday when you

    wash your hands, even when it is not someone's birthday is weird. The word weird is weird.

    Do you wonder why things are weird? I don't know why. But I know weird can also be

    wonderful. 

    Man with 4 toes on his foot

     

     

    Like, why does this guy only have 4 toes on his foot? Weird!  But funny.

    I wonder how fast he can run?

    Today, our story is about a chicken who is very, very, very big. He does not run from his problem.

    Listen for words that compare like small, smaller, smallest and big, bigger, biggest.

     

    Click on the link below to listen to the story, Chicken Big.

    Tip: If the screen starts out blank, just click on the little arrow at the bottom to start the story.

    If the link takes you to the Tumblebook website, instead of directly to the story:

    Sign -in:

    Username: beaglebum

    Password: trial

    Click: Tumblebook search magnifying glass: Type in the title: Chicken Big (not Big Chicken!) 

    Save the username/password info for anytime you want to listen to a book!!

    At the end of this story, you can click on Quizzes to take a quick quiz to see help your brain remember!

      

    Chicken Big by Keith Graves

     

    Chicken Big

     

    Reading

     

    So funny! I love a book with a happy ending, especially when the endings rhyme!

    run     done   They both say  un at the end. Can you think of 2 more words that

    end the same as run ___un     ___un     

     

    Click on the link below for a fun and easy way to check your answers! 

     

    The Word Family -un

     

     Run, boy running

     

    Now, let's jump, run, and shout with some more fun chickens!

    Click on the link below and watch for our word run.

     

    Jump, Run, and Shout! by The Singing Walrus

     

    Math

     runners on a track

     

    Don't run away! Numbers can be fun. Today is May, 20, 2020.

    Let's learn about numbers in the twenties. 

    Click on the link below to see and sing about the numbers in the twenties.

     

    Numbers in the Twenties Start with 2

    Today we listened to a story about a chicken that was weird because he was so big.

    Weird but wonderful! We learned a new sight word that is not weird because we

    can use sounds to decode it - "sound it out".  r   u   n     run Run away for a bit,

    run around your house inside or a tree outside. Then come back for 

     

    Happy Numbers!                  Loving2read 

     

    Run and run and run!!  Miss you so much!! 

     

     

     

     

     

    Come back here Monday, May 18, 2020

     

    Yay! You did come back!  When we come back and try, our brains grow. Trying helps us learn.

    Trying makes us smarter and smart kids go farther! Always, come back! In our story today, the

    little girl does not want her Mommy and Daddy to go out. 

     

    Reading

     

    Little Girl crying, Come back! Can you find the our new word, come?  Watch for it, as you listen.

     

    Click on the link below to listen to the story, Don't Forget to Come Back.

    Tip: If the screen starts out blank, just click on the little arrow at the bottom to start the story.

    If the link takes you to the Tumblebook website, instead of directly to the story:

    Sign -in:

    Username: beaglebum

    Password: trial

    Click: Tumblebook search magnifying glass: Type in the title: Don't Forget to Come Back

    Save the username/password info for anytime you want to listen to a book!! 

     

    Don't Forget to Come Back

     

     

    Writing

     

    light bulb idea

     I wish we could come back to school. Think about 3 important things

    about school. Tell someone those 3 good things. Then get your journal or some paper

    and come back to write our new word 3 times:

     

    come 

     

    come

     

    come 

     

    Think about the one best thing you want to do when we come back to school.

     

    Use the words below to start your sentence. Finish your idea with your own words.

    Use the sounds of letters to write your big idea words. Draw a picture to match your sentence.

     

    I     want      to 

     

     

    If you send me a picture of your writing, I will add it to our webpage! I know how, now!

    (How  now - they both say, ow! ) 

     

    Now, let's learn our new sight word, come.

     

    Come along with Mr. Hartmann by clicking the link below:

     

    New Sight Word: come

     

     Math

     

    Now, let's do some math. When we compare the size of things,

    we use words like:

    big,

    bigger,

    biggest. 

      

    Hands measuring size            Herman the Worm

     

    Listen to the song, Herman the Worm. Tell a grown-up, what was the biggest food Herman ate? 

     

    Herman the Worm Camp Song

     

    a. cantaloupe 

    b. grapes 

    c. watermelon

     eat 5 fruits a day

     

    Science

     

    Now it is time to play a game. Words like "big" describe things we can see and compare.

     

    In this game, Secret Agent George needs to use his 5 senses to find things to buy.

     

    He uses his sense of see, taste, smell, hear, and touch.

     

    Click on the link below and choose the game: Secret Agent George.

     

    Curious George Thinking

     

    Secret Agent George Game

     

    Hint: When you get to the lamps, climb up really high on the lamp pole! 

     

    Tip for George Climbing

     

     You did it, today! Hip Hip Hooray!! Be sure to take a break then come back

    for Happy Numbers and Loving2 read!  

     

    Happy Numbers!                  Loving2read 

     

    Please do come back!!  

     

     

     

     

    Fun with Penguins Friday, May 15, 2020

     

    Yep! Penguins! 

     

    Penguin  

     

    Penguins are fun to learn about because they are birds that do not fly.

    They swim. They play. They can do things that you do, too!

    When we want to read about animals and things that are real,

    we read books that tell us things that are true.

    Things that are true are called facts. Books with facts are called

    informational books. Click on the link below to listen to an informational book about penguins.

    The author, Gail Gibbons, is famous for her interesting informational books.

     

    Click on the link below to listen to Gail Gibbons. After you read, answer the questions below.  Read the questions before you listen

    to help you remember what the facts you need to know. 

     

    Penguins written and illustrated by Gail Gibbons

     

    Penguin Questions: Gail Gibbons said,

     

    1. Penguins live in                    What do penguins use to build a nest?       How long does it take a penguin egg to hatch?

    a.    a house                             a.   stones                                                        a.    1 year

    b.    an igloo                             b.   sticks                                                         b.    65 days

    c.    a rookery                           c.   grass                                                          c.    1 week

    d.    a tree                                d.   all of the above                                          d.    12 days

     

    Answers can be found at the bottom of this lesson. 

     

    Now let's watch some real penguins!

    Click on the link below to observe penguins in their natural habitat. 

     

    Ed and Edda explore Penguins

     

     

    Some of the video was real life but some of the video was fantasy (made-up).

    Tell a grown-up which part was real. 

     

    penguins leap from a rock

     

     

    If you said the penguins were real, you were right. If you said

    that Ed and Edda were not real, you were right, too!

    Said is the word we use when people answer or say something with words.

     

    Click on the link below to see how to read and spell the word, said.

     

    New Site Word: said

     

    penguins on the move

     

     

    Let's do a brain break with Penguins that will help us with right and left!

     

    Click on the link below and get ready to move!

     

     

    Penguins Attention!! Dance

     

    Now you are ready for some Happy Numbers and Loving2Read. Go get and snack and

    then come back. Snack/back - they both say ack.  You said it! 

     

    Happy Numbers!                  Loving2read 

     

    The answers for the penguin facts:  1 - c. a rookery       2. - d  all of the above      3. - b   65 days  

     

     You are awesome!!! See you Zoom today!! 

     

    Write it Down Wednesday, May 13, 2020

     

    One of the best gifts that I got for Mother's Day came all the way from Texas.

    It was a gift from my Grandson Zachary. He sent me a book that he made.

    Remember when I would say, "Writers write to remember?"  Well, because he

    wrote his ideas down, I will remember his gift forever. That is so good! Here are

    some of the pages of his book. Writers also write for readers: 

     

    Writing for Readers

     

    When writers do all of the above, it helps readers read better. Look carefully

    at each page and see if you can spot what he forgot!

     

    Smart as a Cat brave as a lion Calm Crab

     

     

    Write it Down Wednesday, May 13, 2020

     

    Daniel Tiger Writes a Letter Storybook

    New Site Word: down

     

    Haley's Cat in the Hat Video

    links

    https://www.showme.com/sh/?h=1WzUPUu

      http://www.showme.com/sh?h=1WzUPUu

    <iframe src="https://www.showme.com/sma/embed/?s=1WzUPUu" width="578" height="433" frameborder="0"></iframe>

     

    For Parents:

    Answers to Kid's Questions about People wearing masks

     

    HFW: what 

    Sight Word What

    Digraph Wh with jack Hartmann 

    Learn about the Digraph wh

    Coonect to Needs - People needed ways to communicate, ways to get around, ways to make life easier and brighter 

    Pulling Together - Cat in the Hat explores simple machines

     

    Video: Pulling Together

     PBSkids Cat in the Hat Game building simple machines

    Invention Engine Game

     

     

    Try, Try, Try Again Thursday, April 16, 2020

     

    Since lots of folks are figuring out their new Chromebooks now, I want to give them time to explore the possibilities. There are lessons here and

    lessons/assignments posted in our Google Classroom, too. Anything new, takes time to try, try, and try again. We are all learners and learners need 

    time so I will post just a story today and a math video so you have time to check out the portal possibilities. 

    Please plan to share the good things you discover, we will have our second Zoom meeting on

    Friday at 1:45 and 6:30 pm. Miss Hayley will join us. It will be her last day of helping our class

    so we want to wish her good luck, tell her how much we love her, and of course, sing her to her! 

    Meanwhile, watch and listen to Brave Irene. She doesn't give up even though she fought the wind, feeling lost, and getting stuck in the snow as she delivered 

    a dress to the Duchess.

    Brave Irene by William Streig

    Here are some action words from the story:

    hug

    hold

    hear

    Which action word begins with the same sound as hug, hold, hear:       Dance       yes   no         ?    

                                                                                                                         Help          yes   no        ?

    Now, go give a grown-up a hug for helping you! 

     

     

    Math: 

    Add treats for the dog named Ten! 

    My Dog Named Ten

     

    Happy exploring, super learners! 

     

    Fabulous Friends Friday, April 3, 2020

     I can't wait to see all my friends today at our very first Zoom meeting at 1:45 and 6:30. It is our first time so it will be a little crazy

    but a lot of fun.

    Yesterday we looked for things that are living and things that are not living.

    If you haven't finished your project, try to have it done to show

    the class at our Zoom Meeting!

    Let's start with a song! Click on the link below:

    You Are My Sunshine

    sunflower

    Reading:

    Today's story is interesting because it tells a tale of two new friends. First , the girl tells her version and then the little beast tells his.

    Think about what is the same and especially how different

    they feel about what happens.

    Click on the story link below:

     

    The Story of Two beasts

     

    Think little girl thinking

     

    How did the little girl feel about the beast?

     

    How did the beast feel about the little girl?

     

    Do their feelings change?

     

    Math: 

     I am working on a new way to do math using our math program. Hurray for Zion!

    He found the first test math page using his portal password. I will get us all set up during

    our Spring Break so when we get back to our lessons, you can try it, too!

    Meanwhile:

     Let's make some pancakes! Did you know you need math to measure?

    Click on the link below to help George. You will need to measure. When we use 1 cup and add 1/2 more, we are using fractions. Whoo Hoo!

    When we fill a cup with milk, we are exploring volume.

    Here's a math question. If George has 3 pancakes, and he invites one friend.

    How many more pancakes does he have to make so his friend has the same?

    How many pancakes does he have to make if 2 friends come?

    One way to solve the problem is to draw a picture.

    Draw George and 2 more friends. Draw 3 circles by each friend to show their pancakes.

    How many pancake circles did you draw?  3 + 3 + 3 is ________ . We call the answer the sum!

    Have fun making pancakes with George! 

     

    Curious George Makes Pancakes

     

    Great work today! Take a break (Sami time!) and then do some Happy Numbers and a Loving2read story after we Zoom!! 

    Have a wonderful Spring Break! I will have more learning for us on April 13th.

    Happy Easter, dear Bumblebees! 

     

    Easter Basket  

    Think to Thank Thursday, April 2, 2020

    Hello, happy thinkers!

    Today we are going to start with a mindful activity to help us be even better thinkers. Lots of times, we get too worried 

    about things and need to take some time to relax and calm our bodies - just like we do with our belly breaths.

    Click on the Gonoodle link below and get ready to melt.

    Later, when you want some energy, you can come back and GoNoodle some more! The next one after Melt is a lot of fun and energy. 

    Melt It All Away Activity

      

    Today we will listen to a story about a bear named Benedict who has a big problem when the bees who make his honey go on strike. 

    Before we start, I want to tell you what strike means. It sounds like something that hitters might get in baseball when 

    they miss the ball. But this story is not about baseball. Another meaning for strike is when people decide to not do 

    something for awhile because they are mad and want change. 

    Listen for the problem and especially, the solution at the end. 

     

    Please, Please the Bees by Gerald Kelly

     

    In this story, the bees are mad and go on strike which is a big problem for Benedict.

    Why were they mad?

    What did Benedict do to solve the problem?

    Turn and tell a grown-up what you are thinking.

     

    Today, think of someone that you can say thank you to, someone who does things for you to make you feel loved and happy.

     

    two friends hug  

     

    Science Time! 

    Today we are going to think about things that are living and things that are not living.

    Click on the link below to watch the SciShow Kids tell us 4 things that are needed to be a living thing. After you listen, you get to go on a hunt to observe living and non-living things. 

    It's Great to Be Alive

    Savenger Hunt Time! With your grown-up's permission, look inside and outside to find 3 things that are living

    and 3 things that are not living. Take a piece of paper with you to quick sketch the things that you can not pick up

    and bring inside.

    When you are finished looking, take another piece of paper to draw what you found.

    Step 1 - Fold it in half 

    Step 2 - On one side, draw the 3 living things you noticed and observed

    Step 3 - On the other side, draw the 3 non- living things you noticed and observed

    Step 4 - Label the things. Use letter sounds to help you write the words

     baby bird just hatched  

    Save your science project to show at our Zoom Meeting at 1:45

    tomorrow! (Right after Sami)

    Grown-ups, watch for the invitation and meeting

    password in the email and Remind app message. Great thinking today!

    Remember to thank someone for making your day bright! 

      

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Wacky Wednesday! April 1, 2020

    Every April 1, my mommy would wake me with this message:

    Little one, little one, wake up! It is snowing outside!! 

    I would pull off the covers and run to the window to look outside.

    Then she would say, as the sun was shining on the green green grass: April Fools! 

    snowflakes falling

    Well, it is not snowing but we can still have fun.

    Our story today is Harry the Dirty Dog

    Before you listen, think about another book that had animals who did not take a bath. Do you remember Mrs. Wishy-Washy?

    Those animals ran away, too. Tell a grown-up how did they feel when they got home again. Did they want to take a bath?

    Now listen to the story by clicking on the link below:

    Harry the Dirty Dog by Gene Zion

    One of the ways that we read books is to retell the story.

    One good way to retell a story is to tell what happens in the beginning, in the middle, and at the end. 

    In the beginning, Harry _________________________ and he ran ______________________________

     

    In the middle, Harry played with lots of ________________ and he got very ______________________

     

    At the end, Harry went ________________________ and he got a ______________________________

     

    Now, think about the message that the author wants to tell us in his story, Harry, the Dirty Dog

    Read all the choices and pick the one you think is best.

    A. Harry likes to eat potato chips.

    B. Getting dirty is a lot of fun!

    C. There is no place like home, even for a dog.

    D. Scrub brushes are fun. 

     

    Write the letter of the choice you think on a big piece of paper. Decorate it with spots like Harry has, and take a picture to send to me.

     

    Correct answer below:

    A. Harry likes to eat potato chips.

    April Fools!!! 

    It is really C. There is no place like home, even for a dog. 

    Harry loved to play games with other dogs and do tricks for his family.

    Arthur is another character in books who loves to play games. Click on the link below.

    If you like tricks and treats ( It is April 1 which is April Fools Day when people like to play tricks!), click on the game called Arthur's Tricks and Treats

    If you like to find things, click on Moonlight Mazes and practice going right and left, up and down. 

    If you like adventure, you pick what to click. (pick - click , they both say -ick!) 

    Arthur's Games to Play

     Time for Math!

    Since it is April Fools Day, let's pop bubbles and count down from 100!

    Click on the Resource Links (on the left)

    Click on Starfall

    Click on Kindergarten Math (The hippo!)

    Click on Counting Backward from 100. Say each number as you pop, pop, pop!

    I hope you had fun today.

    Be sure to read a story from Starfall or go to the Loving2read   site to pick another book to read.

    Remember your name gets entered into a contest for a $25 Amazon Gift card for every 10 books you read on that site.

    No fooling!

    I will be looking to see where you are on the learning path in Happy Numbers  this week. I can't wait to see who has the most minutes of amazing math learning!

    Don't forget to give Sami an air high five at 1:00 pm today.

    I will be exercising with my not so dirty dog, Louie! 

     

     Image preview 

     

     

     

     

     

    Tip Top Tuesday, March 31, 2020

    It is the last day of March. Tomorrow is April 1, oh my!

    Let's read a favorite fish story called, Rainbow Fish

    Before we listen to Rainbow Fish, think about fish and kindness:

    FISH What are some kinds of fish that you know? (No worries, our five fish are safe in my living room for now!)

    Can you describe them? What do they look like?

    What facts do you know about fish? A fact is something true about something real. Fact:  Fish have fins.

    Not Fact: Fish are totally awesome! (That is an opinion.) 

    SHARING Why is it nice to share?

    How does it make us feel if a friend doesn’t share with us?

    Why is it sometimes hard to share?

    Now, listen to Rainbow Fish

    Rainbow Fish read by Ernest Borgnine

    Thinking (Comprehension) Questions:

    Have your grown-up read the questions and pick 2 you want to tell someone about.

    What was so special about Rainbow Fish?

    What did Rainbow Fish do to upset the little blue fish?

    What does little blue fish do that tells us he’s upset?

    Why was Rainbow fish the loneliest fish in the ocean? How did he feel?

    Why didn’t Rainbow fish want to give away his beautiful scales?

    How did Rainbow Fish feel at the end of the story? Why?

    Time for a song! Do you remember the motions? If, not - it is okay to make some up for each fish! 

     Slippery Fish Song

     

    Math:

    penguins jumping into the water

    I am in the mood to collect sea shells, how about you? Let's practice our number sentences. 

    Go to the resource link on the first page of this site. Click on Resource links. Scroll down past Starfall to Seahell Search,

    After adding seashells in your pail, stroll back up to Starfall and check out Learn to Read

    Today, read about Peg the Hen. She is not a fish but she lays eggs. So do fish! She was very high in the sky. Hey! Speaking of high sky (they both say I) 

    If it is getting close to 1:00, take a break with Sami at www.

    Be sure to give him lots of air high fives. Sami Circuit Live 

    Later, come back to work on Happy Numbers at Happy Numbers

    And pick a book at Loving2Read Leveled Books to read to your favorite grown-up.

     

    Great work today, my fantastic fishes! 

    gulping mantra ray

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Magnificent Mindful Monday, March 30, 2020

    Let's start with a mindful listening game, just like we would do with Ms. Cybulski!

    Comic Kids Zen

    Here's another thing that makes me happy - watching Baby Goats. Watch and listen while he reads my favorite goat story: The Three Billy Goats Gruff 

    Three Billy Goat Gruff with real goats!

    Here is the story told another way so we can see the illustrations (pictures drawn by an illustrator) 

     

    Now let's do a puzzle!

    3 Billy Goats Gruff Puzzle

    Don't stop now. Here is a crafty project you can use to make a paper plate goat. It you are energentic and have lots of plates, make three

    and retell the story to a grown-up or sibling.

    Make a Goat Project

     

    When you retell the story, remember to include these important details:

    Who is in the story?  "The story of the Three Billy Goats Gruff is about 3 goats who were hungry. 

    Where does the story happen?  " The goats wanted to go to a meadow but they had to cross a bridge.

    What is the problem?      There was a big, ugly troll under the bridge who wanted to gobble them up!

    How did they solve the problem?  The biggest billy goat used his horns to knock the troll off of the bridge.

    Math:

     This has been a busy day! Take some time for a song and then go to the Happy Numbers site to add to your star power!

     This song is by robots who skip count by 2's, 5's, and 10's ! 

    Counting Robots Skip Counting

     If you haven't started Happy Numbers, it is never too late to begin.

    Send me a Remind message if you forgot your personal password number. Our class number is 417 816. 

     

    Happy Numbers

     

    man reading math book  

     

     

    Fantastic Friday!, March 27, 2020

    I can't believe it is Friday already! I sure miss seeing you all. 

    I hope you did not miss the rocket launch yesterday! Just in case, here is a picture of the Atlas rocket that took off into space. The cool thing is,

    they had to pause the lift-off for a few hours so the engineers could double check something. Sometimes things don't always go as planned and

    that is ok. We learn when we try again and never give up.

    I am so proud of all of you for trying something new every day. 

    Image

     

     

     

    Reading: 

    Today we can listen to a story read by a real astronaut in space. She is right now orbiting around our planet Earth in the International Space Station. 

    The book is about a girl who wants to be an engineer. An engineer is someone whose job is to think of new things to make that help people.

     The problem is, some people laughed at her and that made her sad. Listen to find out how she kept going even when she wanted to give up. 

      

    Rosie Revere-engineer

    My very best friend is a rocket engineer who helped me not give up when I was feeling low. Who helps you when you are feeling down?

    Write them a note to say,  "Thank you", and make their day! 

    Say, speaking of day, how many words can you think of that have the same ending sound as day

    1 ?  You are not done!    2 ?  Say moo!    3 ? Yippee!    4 ?  Think of one more!     5 ? That's the way to jive! 

    Send me a message with all of your rhymes for the word day! I will mention you in the next email on Monday! 

    Now, lets play a game where you can be an engineer and build a robot with Curious George. Click on the link below:

    Build a Bot with Curious George

     

    Math:

    An engineer is someone who needs to know a lot about math. Here is your chance to learn about numbers! 

    Spend some time collecting stars on the Happy Numbers website. If you haven't started your own Rocket Journey, today is a good day to begin.

    Send me a Remind message if you forgot your personal password number. Our class number is 417 816 

     

    Happy Numbers

     

    man reading math book  

     

    Science Time!

    Build a Bridge Experiment Project

    Now you get a chance to be an engineer with a fun science project. Click on the link below to build a bridge using materials that you 

    have around the house. if you don't have pennies, any small object that is the same size will do like lego blocks or small pebbles.

    After you do the project together, be sure to pick out a favorite book to read to your grown-up today.

    Loving2Read Leveled Books 

     

    woman reading a book What amazing learning today, good for you! Take a break tomorrow!

     

     

    Thumbs Up Thursday!, March 26, 2020

    Hello, my favorite people!

    Today is Thursday. Today is Thursday.  Thursday is the day. 26 is the number. What is the bigger number? 

    Ask your student to sing the above words like Mrs. Wilson does when she reads the message. 

     

    Reading:

    Today our story is about a character who looks different from the rest but doesn't let that stop him from feeling good about himself and saving the day for his family.

     

    Guji-Guji - a croco-duck story!

    After listening to Guji - Guji, think and tell someone what was the big problem for Guji-Guji?    How did he solve his problem?    Did it work? 

    Draw a picture of his solution in your journal. Write a sentence to tell what the ducks used to solve the problem.  Start with:                The ducks  ___ ___ ____           ___ ___ ___     rocks.   

    Use the sounds of letters to fill in the blanks above in your journal sentence.  Shhhh! Grown-ups, see if they can sound out the letters for these words:    had         big.   (It's okay if they use one arm to tap the sounds on with their other hand as they say them. We do that all the time! 

     

    Math:

    Get ready for using words that tell where: Play the game: I spy with my Little Eye.  Use the words: in front of, behind, or between to describe where the something you spy is in the room. 

    Check out this song: 

     In Front of, Behind, Between

    Now you are ready for some fun! Check out the game Oscars Rotten Ride. Help him pick up trash along the way as he goes in front of, behind, and between in his submarine, bi-plane or rocket ship. 

    Oscars Rotten Ride

     

    Just for fun, make your own Sami Circuit in your living room today. Put in some obstacles to go under, in front of, and in between. Don't forget to count all of your jumping jacks and sit ups as you exercise! Practice counting up and then counting down like we do in this song: 

     

     

    Count Down from Twenty 20

     

    Today, 

    Don't forget to choose another book to read 5 times in the Loving2Read.com site ! 

     and

    Check out a different virtual field trip from yesterday's lesson. It would be a great day to visit #3 The Farm to see if there are any croco-ducks! 

    Quack Quack 

    mama duck and baby ducklings

     

    Woo Hoo Wednesday, March 25, 2020

    Today is Wednesday, March 25, 2020

    Today we are going to think about how to measure time. First, let's start with a song!

    Seasons of the Year Song 

     Next, go to StarFall. It is located in the Resource Links on this webpage. 

    Click on Starfall. Click on Kindergarten. Click on Seasonal. Click on the March Calendar.

    Be sure to click the sound icon so you can hear the questions. Answer each question by clicking on the calendar page or use your buttons to click on and drag the pictures. 

    Time for a story! 

    Click on the link below to listen to Peg and Cat as they go on an adventure to find their friend Pig using a calendar. 

    Peg and Cat: A Pig Problem

     

    Extra Credit! 

    Answer each question by writing the letter for the answer you choose on a separate piece of paper. Send me a picture of you holding up your answer paper.

     

    1. What does Toad always have with him?             2. What do you NOT see in January?           3. What rhymes with hog?

    A. a watch                                                             A. mosquitos                                                               A. rat

    B. a clock                                                              B. rain                                                                        B.  log

    C. a calendar                                                         C. coats                                                                      C.  jig

    D. a phone                                                            D. umbrellas                                                                D. pop                                       

     

     Math:

    Let's play a sorting seasons game! 

    The Season's Spinner Game

    Time to Count:

    Click on the link below for happy pig counting!

    Count to 100 with Pigs

     

     Grown-ups, here is another great resource - a whole month of Virtual Field Trips for Families. Click on the link below. Let your kinder pick one each day. Have them write a sentence in their journal about what they liked the best. Use the word  go    For example: I want to go to_________________ .

    Don't forget to put spaces between the words and a period at the end of the sentence!   

     Virtual Field Trips

    Don't forget that you can return to Happy Numbers and Loving2Read everyday to practice reading and math. Just like Sami says, "Never give up!" 

     

    Terrific Tuesday, March 24, 2020

    Hello, you never give up-ers!

    I am not giving up. Each day, I find something new that I can't wait to share with you.

    Today, for reading please click on the link below. 

    It is pretty cool because they use American Sign Language, as well. 

    Chester's Way

    See if you can find these words as you listen to the story. Grown-ups, please make sure that CC is on so you can see the words. 

    if    have   with 

     

     Remember, stories often have a message that the author wants to share with you. Tell what you think the message the author of Chester's Way wanted to tell. Do you think he wanted to tell us about having a friend?

    Who is your friend?  Think of a story you can tell about what you like to do with your friend.

    Draw and write a sentence to tell your friend story in your journal.  Use the word with in your true story about a friend. 

    Here we go! Loving2Read is a site where you can choose books to read at your level. Yesterday, you should have gotten an email with your child's Happy Number for math (yesterday's new math site) and your child's current reading level. Click on the link below and follow the steps to find leveled reading books for your child to read to you (with help, of course!) Each book has some great tips for reading strategies they can try like "Get your mouth ready" That means look at the beginning sound of a word. Get your mouth ready to say that sound. Check the picture, does the picture match the word with the beginning sound that your mouth wants to say? Does it look right? Does it sound right? Beginning readers who use strategies like this, point to each word as they read it, and use picture clues become super successful readers! 

    Ready, set, click and read! 

    Loving2Read Leveled Books

    Once you are there, sign up with an email, username, and password that you create. After signing up (it's free!), choose the Books button at the top. Choose Kindergarten. Choose Reading. Choose Leveled Books. Choose a book at your child's reading level. I love the suggestion to read it 5 times. 

     

    Math: Happy Numbers

    Today, go back to the Happy Numbers site and complete 2 more tasks on your learning path. Each path is perfectly matched for your child's individual learning goals. 

    Happy Numbers

    man reading math book

    Time for some exercise and counting to 100!

    Exercise and Count to 100

    Great work today! You are busy Bumblebees! Don't forget to send me a message to tell me how you are loving learning online! 

     Check back again tomorrow. Love you, guys!! 

    Mrs. Wilson

    Marvelous Monday! March 23, 2020

    Good morning!

    Let's start our day with a mindful moment just like we would do with Ms. Cybulski at school.

    Did you know we can go to Mindful Moments at Class Dojo? We can! 

    First go to Class Dojo online to sign up. 

    Class Dojo Parent Sign up

    I am thinking it will be easier to sign up as a parent with your own log-in. Once that is done, go to Big Ideas at the bottom, scroll down through the selections to Mindfulness. There are 2 great ones: Mindful Breathing and Mindful Movements. Try one or the other or both!  

    Listen to:

    cat on a book

    Time for a story! All those monster avatars make me want to listen to: 

    Hey! That's My Monster by Lily Tomlin

    What is under your bed? Make a list of what you found there. Be creative or practical. Draw what you surprised you the most - either in your imagination or what was actually there. 

    Here is what I found:

    Louie's toy squirrel

    My glasses!

    a long lost sock

     

    Math: Happy Numbers

     

    Happy Numbers

    I have signed our class up on this awesome website. I will email each of you individually to give you the class code: 417816 and your individual student password number.

    Today, your task is to go the site to sign in with our class code and your student password number to take the placement assessment. After you do that, there will be individually planned assignments that look and feel a lot like fun games to play as you practice important math concepts. 

    Reading: 

    I am working on getting us set up with a Leveled reading site. Until then, please visit StarFall on this site, under Resource Links. Under the Heading Kindergarten, Learn to Read:

    Click on the story Zac the Rat for reading words with the short a sound. 

    Make a list in your journal of short a words. Use 2 of them in a sentence. Draw a picture to match your sentence. Take a picture of your page and send it to me! Don't forget to put spaces between your words and finish with a period! 

    I can't wait to see your amAzing sentence! 

    Don't forget to catch Sami's Circuit at 1:00 today. I'll be giving him a high five on my TV, too! 

    Sami Circuit

     Don't forget to read, write, and count every day! 

     

    Fun Friday! March 20, 2020   (Double Double Day!) 

    I am thinking bunny hop today! 

    To get ready for our fun day, hop like a bunny and count by tens 

    10, 20, 30, 40, 50, 60, 70, 80, 90, 100 !

    Did you know that Peter Rabbit is 100 years old? He looks really good for his age!

    Today, listen to the very first Peter Rabbit book. Notice who comes to encourage him during his adventures. I'll bet you would help him, if you were a bunny, too!

    Click on the link below and be sure to turn on CC for the words. 

    The Tale of Peter Rabbit

     a rabbit  

    After listening to the story, answer the following comprehension questions:

    What did Peter Rabbit leave behind?

    How did Mr. McGregor use them?

    Ask your grown-up, "What is a fortnight? Hint: it is NOT a video game! 

    Science Time!

    The mouse who wanted to help Peter was carrying a large seed in her mouth. Click on the link below to learn how seeds become plants.  

    How Does a Seed Become a Plant? 

    A crow is eating the corn   

     This makes me hungry for a snack break!

    What is your favorite snack?  I love sunflower seeds!

    In your My Shared Readings Book, have a grown-up help you read the story, A Trip to Mars. Underline the word   is    . What snack would you take to Mars?  Write a sentence about your favorite snack. Be sure to use the word  is      My favorite snack is ...

     

    Math 

     All this talk of snacks is making me hungry.

    So are the pirates!

    Click on the link below to play the Hungry Pirates Game. It will help you learn positional words like right, left, up and down in a very fun game. You can play by yourself or with a friend, big or small.

    PBS Hungry Pirates Game

    Lots of learning, today. Time for a song! 

    The Opposite Song

    Have a wonderful weekend. Look for more lesson ideas on Monday! 

     

     

    Flip Flop Thursday

    March 19, 2020

    Let's do math first today! 

    Here are some ideas to plan your learning:

    Go to PBS Kids Games  by clicking on the link below:

    Curious George Math Games 

    Go to George's Busy Day

    Click on Games

    Choose Hat Grab 

    This game will help your child use a graph to explore the concept of "least" . Challenge your kindergartener by flipping it and asking, "How many less?" Count the empty graph spaces to find out how many less or fewer. For example, if George grabbed 2 pink hats and 6 orange hats, count the empty squares to find 4 fewer pink hats. 

    Next, play Bug Catcher to explore comparing groups of numbers that show more.

    Explore: Find something you have a lot of to count. Do you have more white socks or more colorful socks? Sort those socks to find out! Draw something in your journal that you wish you had more of, how many more? 

     Just for fun, click on Meatball Launcher! Turn on CC to see the number words: one, two, three, etc. 

     The future is now! Use your My Shared Readings booklet to read and draw a car of the future that can drive itself. Annotate the text by circling words that begin with the sound of c. Underline the word, go. Write a sentence to tell where you would go in the car you draw. I want to go to...

    Take a break. Go for a walk around your house and count the dandelions popping out of the grass! Pick one and make a wish before you blow the seeds into the sky. 

    1. Go to Storyline Online by clicking on the link below:

    Storyline Online Arnie the Doughnut

     Listen to Arnie the Doughnut. Think about how they worked together to solve his problem. 

    Draw a picture in your journal of your favorite kind of doughnut. Where would you take your doughnut dog? Use the word go in a sentence to tell a reader where you would go. 

     Oh, no! Poor Arnie!

    Wednesday's Wonderful Wanderings

    March 18, 2020

    Here are some ideas to plan your learning today:

    1. Go to Storyline Online  

    I am working on the link. Until then..

    Clark the Shark   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lgZRMptA0Lk 

    Listen to Clark the Shark

    After hearing the story, tell someone at home what are some of the things that are awesome in your life. Clark the Shark loved life! What are some of the things that you love about your life?

    Use your journal or another piece of paper and write a sentence or two about things or people in your life that you love.

    Extra points for using the words:   have         are  

     

    Take a break, go for a walk! Look at all the trees. Count how many different kinds of trees you see!

     

    2. Go to Brainpop Jr.

    It is easy to set up a free account. I will try to link videos but I haven't figured that out yet. 

    The movie of the week is all about Spring. After watching the video, click on Reading and Writing Skills

    Click on Phonics. Click on Rhyming for a great video on rhyme. Take the quiz just for fun. 

     

    3.  Math

    Come back to this site and check out the Counting Fish Game in the resources link. I'll bet you can count them all! 

     

     

    Terrific Tuesday, March 24, 2020

    Hello, you never give up-ers!

    I am not giving up. Each day, I find something new that I can't wait to share with you.

    Today, for reading please click on the link below. 

    It is pretty cool because they use American Sign Language, as well. 

    Chester's Way

    See if you can find these words as you listen to the story. Grown-ups, please make sure that CC is on so you can see the words. 

    if    have   with 

     

     Remember, stories often have a message that the author wants to share with you. Tell what you think the message the author of Chester's Way wanted to tell. Do you think he wanted to tell us about having a friend?

    Who is your friend?  Think of a story you can tell about what you like to do with your friend.

    Draw and write a sentence to tell your friend story in your journal.  Use the word with in your true story about a friend. 

    Here we go! Loving2Read is a site where you can choose books to read at your level. Yesterday, you should have gotten an email with your child's Happy Number for math (yesterday's new math site) and your child's current reading level. Click on the link below and follow the steps to find leveled reading books for your child to read to you (with help, of course!) Each book has some great tips for reading strategies they can try like "Get your mouth ready" That means look at the beginning sound of a word. Get your mouth ready to say that sound. Check the picture, does the picture match the word with the beginning sound that your mouth wants to say? Does it look right? Does it sound right? Beginning readers who use strategies like this, point to each word as they read it, and use picture clues become super successful readers! 

    Ready, set, click and read! 

    Loving2Read Leveled Books

    Once you are there, sign up with an email, username, and password that you create. After signing up (it's free!), choose the Books button at the top. Choose Kindergarten. Choose Reading. Choose Leveled Books. Choose a book at your child's reading level. I love the suggestion to read it 5 times. 

     

    Math: Happy Numbers

    Today, go back to the Happy Numbers site and complete 2 more tasks on your learning path. Each path is perfectly matched for your child's individual learning goals. 

    Happy Numbers

    man reading math book

    Time for some exercise and counting to 100!

    Exercise and Count to 100

    Great work today! You are busy Bumblebees! Don't forget to send me a message to tell me how you are loving learning online! 

     Check back again tomorrow. Love you, guys!! 

    Mrs. Wilson

    Marvelous Monday! March 23, 2020

    Good morning!

    Let's start our day with a mindful moment just like we would do with Ms. Cybulski at school.

    Did you know we can go to Mindful Moments at Class Dojo? We can! 

    First go to Class Dojo online to sign up. 

    Class Dojo Parent Sign up

    I am thinking it will be easier to sign up as a parent with your own log-in. Once that is done, go to Big Ideas at the bottom, scroll down through the selections to Mindfulness. There are 2 great ones: Mindful Breathing and Mindful Movements. Try one or the other or both!  

    Listen to:

    cat on a book

    Time for a story! All those monster avatars make me want to listen to: 

    Hey! That's My Monster by Lily Tomlin

    What is under your bed? Make a list of what you found there. Be creative or practical. Draw what you surprised you the most - either in your imagination or what was actually there. 

    Here is what I found:

    Louie's toy squirrel

    My glasses!

    a long lost sock

     

    Math: Happy Numbers

     

    Happy Numbers

    I have signed our class up on this awesome website. I will email each of you individually to give you the class code: 417816 and your individual student password number.

    Today, your task is to go the site to sign in with our class code and your student password number to take the placement assessment. After you do that, there will be individually planned assignments that look and feel a lot like fun games to play as you practice important math concepts. 

    Reading: 

    I am working on getting us set up with a Leveled reading site. Until then, please visit StarFall on this site, under Resource Links. Under the Heading Kindergarten, Learn to Read:

    Click on the story Zac the Rat for reading words with the short a sound. 

    Make a list in your journal of short a words. Use 2 of them in a sentence. Draw a picture to match your sentence. Take a picture of your page and send it to me! Don't forget to put spaces between your words and finish with a period! 

    I can't wait to see your amAzing sentence! 

    Don't forget to catch Sami's Circuit at 1:00 today. I'll be giving him a high five on my TV, too! 

    Sami Circuit

     Don't forget to read, write, and count every day! 

     

    Fun Friday! March 20, 2020   (Double Double Day!) 

    I am thinking bunny hop today! 

    To get ready for our fun day, hop like a bunny and count by tens 

    10, 20, 30, 40, 50, 60, 70, 80, 90, 100 !

    Did you know that Peter Rabbit is 100 years old? He looks really good for his age!

    Today, listen to the very first Peter Rabbit book. Notice who comes to encourage him during his adventures. I'll bet you would help him, if you were a bunny, too!

    Click on the link below and be sure to turn on CC for the words. 

    The Tale of Peter Rabbit

     a rabbit  

    After listening to the story, answer the following comprehension questions:

    What did Peter Rabbit leave behind?

    How did Mr. McGregor use them?

    Ask your grown-up, "What is a fortnight? Hint: it is NOT a video game! 

    Science Time!

    The mouse who wanted to help Peter was carrying a large seed in her mouth. Click on the link below to learn how seeds become plants.  

    How Does a Seed Become a Plant? 

    A crow is eating the corn   

     This makes me hungry for a snack break!

    What is your favorite snack?  I love sunflower seeds!

    In your My Shared Readings Book, have a grown-up help you read the story, A Trip to Mars. Underline the word   is    . What snack would you take to Mars?  Write a sentence about your favorite snack. Be sure to use the word  is      My favorite snack is ...

     

    Math 

     All this talk of snacks is making me hungry.

    So are the pirates!

    Click on the link below to play the Hungry Pirates Game. It will help you learn positional words like right, left, up and down in a very fun game. You can play by yourself or with a friend, big or small.

    PBS Hungry Pirates Game

    Lots of learning, today. Time for a song! 

    The Opposite Song

    Have a wonderful weekend. Look for more lesson ideas on Monday! 

     

     

    Flip Flop Thursday

    March 19, 2020

    Let's do math first today! 

    Here are some ideas to plan your learning:

    Go to PBS Kids Games  by clicking on the link below:

    Curious George Math Games 

    Go to George's Busy Day

    Click on Games

    Choose Hat Grab 

    This game will help your child use a graph to explore the concept of "least" . Challenge your kindergartener by flipping it and asking, "How many less?" Count the empty graph spaces to find out how many less or fewer. For example, if George grabbed 2 pink hats and 6 orange hats, count the empty squares to find 4 fewer pink hats. 

    Next, play Bug Catcher to explore comparing groups of numbers that show more.

    Explore: Find something you have a lot of to count. Do you have more white socks or more colorful socks? Sort those socks to find out! Draw something in your journal that you wish you had more of, how many more? 

     Just for fun, click on Meatball Launcher! Turn on CC to see the number words: one, two, three, etc. 

     The future is now! Use your My Shared Readings booklet to read and draw a car of the future that can drive itself. Annotate the text by circling words that begin with the sound of c. Underline the word, go. Write a sentence to tell where you would go in the car you draw. I want to go to...

    Take a break. Go for a walk around your house and count the dandelions popping out of the grass! Pick one and make a wish before you blow the seeds into the sky. 

    1. Go to Storyline Online by clicking on the link below:

    Storyline Online Arnie the Doughnut

     Listen to Arnie the Doughnut. Think about how they worked together to solve his problem. 

    Draw a picture in your journal of your favorite kind of doughnut. Where would you take your doughnut dog? Use the word go in a sentence to tell a reader where you would go. 

     Oh, no! Poor Arnie!

    Wednesday's Wonderful Wanderings

    March 18, 2020

    Here are some ideas to plan your learning today:

    1. Go to Storyline Online  

    I am working on the link. Until then..

    Clark the Shark   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lgZRMptA0Lk 

    Listen to Clark the Shark

    After hearing the story, tell someone at home what are some of the things that are awesome in your life. Clark the Shark loved life! What are some of the things that you love about your life?

    Use your journal or another piece of paper and write a sentence or two about things or people in your life that you love.

    Extra points for using the words:   have         are  

     

    Take a break, go for a walk! Look at all the trees. Count how many different kinds of trees you see!

     

    2. Go to Brainpop Jr.

    It is easy to set up a free account. I will try to link videos but I haven't figured that out yet. 

    The movie of the week is all about Spring. After watching the video, click on Reading and Writing Skills

    Click on Phonics. Click on Rhyming for a great video on rhyme. Take the quiz just for fun. 

     

    3.  Math

    Come back to this site and check out the Counting Fish Game in the resources link. I'll bet you can count them all! 

     

     

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