Animal Research

Our class has been working hard on research for the last few days.  We will continue to work on animal research this week.  After they finish their research they will be able to share with the class what they have learned about the animal they are researching.

What’s Going On This Week!!


Sight Words: saw, review all other sight words

Morning Message: initial, middle, and final sounds in cvc words/Digraphs/Blends (We always focus on several other things such as chunking rhyming words, punctuation/capitalization etc…)

Interactive Writing: I plan to include how to pick a focus point in our writing and just write about that. As I model, I am going to show the students how to listen for initial sounds in words. For example, if I want to write the sentence: My little girl played ball. I would model sounding out the beginning sound of the words and not worry about the rest. I would still write it the correct way. My goal is to get the kiddos past asking, “Mrs. Wingo, how do you spell _______?” I want them to write what they hear! If they want to write: I can read a book, it is okay with me if it looks like: “I can r a b.”

Poems: Happy Birthday

Things we focus on with our weekly poems:

-Rhyming Words

-Capital Letters


-Sight Words

-Word Chunks etc…

Reading Skills: Inferencing/Asking and Responding to questions about texts read aloud

Writing: Love is……/Independent Writing (picking a focus)

Writing Skill Focus: Capital letters in appropriate places and spacing between words.

Guided Reading: I will start the week by completing the TPRI (Texas Public Reading Inventory) on each individual student. We do this test 3 times a year and this will be the 2nd time. I will not be able to meet with reading groups this week until I get this test completed. However, I will let them choose a book that is on their level to bring home. Keep in mind, they will not have read with me in small group. I am hoping to knock the testing out by Tuesday, so I can get back to teaching small group reading on Wednesday!

Math: Number Sense/Problem Solving

Skills: 1 more/1 less, Comparing, Counting, Addition

Brainpopjr: Comparing Numbers

Mimio: Problem Solving

Math Anchors: Reviewing Comparing Sets of Numbers

Science: Groundhog Day

-Predicting: Will the groundhog see his shadow? Discuss results.

-Groundhog poem/books

Week 19

Here’s a look into what we are learning this week:

Sight Words: they, with

Morning Message: Rhyming/Initial/Final Sounds/Sight Word Fill in the Blank/Stretching Out Words/Reviewing: capitalization/punctuation

Number Corner: Calendar Activities/Counting Practice (forwards and backwards), comparing #s (more than, less than, equal to), 1 less and 1 more than a given #

Big Books: The Mitten and other winter themed books

Interactive: Winter Story

Poem: Friends

Reading: Compound Words/Inferencing Skills/Story Elements/Retelling

anchors: Compound Words/Questions/The Mitten Story Elements/Retelling The Mitten

Writing: Winter Story-The kiddos will actually plan their story and begin writing it this week!

Review what writers do: Think, Draw, Label, Write/Why Writers Write/What Gets a Capital???


-Comparing Numbers

-more than, less than, equal to

-1 more, 1 less

-Addition Number Sentences

Number Talks

-Using illustrations to come up with addition sentences Ex. 2+2+2=6 or 5+1=6

-Addition Number Sentences

Investigations: Unit 3

Continuation from last week:

-Ordering Cards-playing independently now


-Flashcard Addition w/unifix cubes

-Snowmen # Order

-Snowmen Ten Frames

-Snowflake Addition

-Measuring w/snowflakes

-Pocket Chart-Shapes (sides, corners, name)

-Math Tubs

Small Math Groups: Shake and Spill, 3d Shapes Book, Addition, Comparing #s

Math Journal:

-Problem Solving


-Skip Counting

Classroom Routines:

-Calendar-What days do we come to school? What days do we stay home?


Penmanship: C-E/Numbers

Literacy Centers:

ABC Center: Creating sight words in library pockets using popsicle sticks/Build It Sight Word Activity

Word Work: Write the room (sight words on snowmen)

Writing Center: Describe your Mitten

Technology: Symbaloo Literacy Games Ipads: Literacy Games

Pocket Chart: How Many Syllables?

Poetry: Friends

Library/Listening: QR code Winter Book Reading/Favorite Character/Setting

Lightbulb: Word Work Activities

Science/Social Studies: Martin Luther King Activities

I hope everyone has a wonderful week!

Here’s an idea of what we are learning this week:

Sight Words: said, here (I have some fun songs that go with these 2 words, so get ready for your kiddo to come home singing!)

Morning Message: Initial/Final Sounds/Sight Word Fill in the Blank/Stretching Out Words/Reviewing: capitalization/punctuation

Number Corner: Calendar Activities/Counting Practice (forwards and backwards), comparing #s (more than, less than, equal to), 1 less and 1 more than a given #

Big Books: Snowmen at Night and other winter themed books

Interactive: New Year Resolutions/Winter Stories

Poem: I’m a Little Snowman

Reading: Reviewing: Syllables/Analyzing characters and their actions, story elements

We will also be discussing Beginning, Middle, and End and making predictions!

Writing: New Year Resolution/Winter Story

Review what writers do: Think, Draw, Label, Write


-2D/3D shapes (analyze attributes, compare, etc)

-more than, less than, equal to

-1 more, 1 less

Number Talks:

-Ways to make 10 using magnetic red/yellow counters

-Ways to make 7

-Using illustrations to come up with addition sentences Ex. 2+2+1=5

-Addition Number Sentences

Week 16

It’s the week before Christmas Break and all through the school…..students will be….

Reviewing and assessing!!!

Monday – BOUNCE HOUSES during Computer time!!

Tuesday- Polar Express Day!! Wear your dress code appropriate PJs!!!

Wednesday – Fun Christmas activities

Thursday – Early Release – 11:30 (students only)

Friday – Christmas Party!!! 9:00 – parents can begin set up for the party at 8:30.


I hope you all have a very Merry CHRISTmas!!

Week 14

I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving Holiday!   We are back to the grind this week.


Here’s a preview of what we will be learning this week:

Sight Words: she, he

Morning Message: Initial Sounds/Rhyming (Reviewing letter/word/sentence)

Number Corner: Calendar Activities/Counting Practice

Big Books: Christmas Books/Reindeer, Reindeer What do you see?/The Gingerbread Man

Interactive: Model a Santa Letter

-word bank-Christmas Words

-Things that glow like rudolph

-How to decorate a christmas tree

Poems: Little Pine Tree

Reading: Sequencing/Retelling (Reviewing setting, characters, and main idea)

anchors: retelling, sequencing

Sequencing how to put up a Christmas Tree

Writing: Begin Santa Letters


-Addition/Story Problems with simple addition/counting forwards and backwards to 20 and from 20

-Christmas Graphing Favorite Christmas Song

-Gingerbread Tasting Graph

-Number Order using Ornaments

Investigations: Unit 2


-Counting Backwards

-Grab and Count

-Comparing Numbers


-Christmas Tree Number Order 1-20 or 1-10

-Christmas Tree/Poof Ball Counting

-Holiday Spin and Graph

-Flash Card Addition w/unifix cubes

-Make a number web with cheerios

-Ten Frame Trains


-Build It w/number cards/ten frames

-Hot Cocoa Adding with marshmallows

Small Math Groups: Number Sense/Addition Activities

Math Journal:

-Color and Count

-Ways to show 8

-Color the larger #

-Count and Write

-Problem Solving

Penmanship: x and numbers 5 and 9

Literacy Centers:

ABC Center: play dough stamping sight words/sight word mats

Word Work: Christmas Lights fill in the missing letters activity/word work games

Writing Center: Winter Sentence Scramblers

Technology: Symbaloo Literacy Games Ipads: Literacy Games

Pocket Chart: Initial Sound Practice using Christmas Pictures

Poetry: I’m a Little Turkey/Little Pine Tree

Library/Listening: Listen to Christmas Themed Book and fill out setting activity/checkout a book from library and return old book from book box.

Lightbulb: Snowman Name/word work, candy cane finger print painting, stocking

Big Books/Mimio: Cvc words

Science/Social Studies: Christmas


Week 11

This is what we will be working on this week:

Sight Words: you, my

Interactive Writing:  We will be learning how to write Acrostic poems.

Guided Reading: We are working really hard on reading strategies.  When your kiddo gets to a word they don’t know.  Remind them to get their lips ready to say the word.   Also tell them to look at the picture to give them a clue.  We are also starting rhyming words.

Math: Recognizing and writing numbers 1-12.  Making sets of these.

Writing:  Acrostic Poems and using capitals and punctuation in our sentences.

Science: Leaves

Don’t forget!!!!  Wednesday is a half day!!


I hope you all had a wonderful time trick-or-treating with your kiddos!

Limeades For Learning



We received our items from the limeades for learning project!! The kiddos were so excited to see all the new “games”!! I just love that they just think we are going to be “playing games”…but actually they are going to be soaking up tons of knowledge!! But that’s just a secret between us! 😜

Week 9

It is already almost the end of the first 9 weeks grading period! This year is flying by!

This week we will be learning…

Interactive Writing: We are working on our story “The Five Different Pumpkins”.  The students were able to come up with the title and we are working hard on our story! Working on spacing, capitals, and punctuation.

Sight Words: Review sight words and color words we have already learned.

Number Talks: Counting On, Ten Frames, Dot Cards, and Finger Fluency

Problem Solving: more than 5 and less than 5, number order

Independent Writing: We are starting our Halloween Sticker stories!

Science: Halloween STEM activities!  We will do some fun problem solving activities! We did one today and the kids LOVED it. O

Important Days to Remember:

October 21 – NO SCHOOL this Friday! This is a teacher work day!!

October 24-28 – Red Ribbon Week



Pictures from our problem solving STEM activity today!!

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Week 8

In kindergarten this week we will be learning

Sight Words: color words

Interactive Writing: Sentences using color words.  We are working on capitals at the beginning, spacing, and punctuation at the end.

Math:  counting and one to one up to 12

Number Talks: Ten Frames, Dot Cards, Finger Fluency.

Social Studies: Fire Prevention Week

The WO Volunteer Fire Department came to school today and did a presentation for our kids!

We did not get to reading groups today due to the fire station presentation.  We will be sending books home tomorrow.

Dates to Remember:

October 21st: Teacher Workday/No school for kids