We learned all about rules, where things are, how centers work and much more! We jumped right into tall, fall, and small letters! Writing is my most favorite subject to teach and I am a stickler about it! So I jump right in getting those capital letters out of the middle of words! AHH! That bothers me so much!lol
We started out with our mini lesson and sorted those letters to the right category. Then they started their pocket chart activity during center time. I attached the anchor posters because the students have a very hard time with tall, fall, and small letters. I have 10 centers per week but only 5 of them I have to plan for. They complete 2 centers daily. That will be a post later :)
Get this center here. I do partner centers because it cuts down on noise and paying during center time. I DRA'd my kids this week so that I can put thtem into reading groups next week. I got them all done! Yea!!!!
We also went over how the word wall works, where it is and how to use it. I put mine over my board. All of the cards have magnets on them so that I can bring them down on my board to show them how to chunk words or combine them to make new words. I used to line them at the bottom of my board which was awesome but I write on my board too much and it took too much space. So this works better!
We also discussed out EQ's (Essential Questions). We discussed what they were for the week and what they mean. This is basically what I am teaching every week and what they are learning. We touched on these this week but will repeat the same ones next week since this week focused on getting used to routines.
We did start our math centers and work a little on number order. They were putting numbers in order from 1-100. Believe it or not this is no easy task! I have 5 math groups that rotate daily.
I used this week to assess them with a simple math assessment so that I can group my math groups according to ability next week. This week they just explored centers.
This is just a few of the millions of things we did this week! I have completed my plans for next week and ready to go! I also broke down and bought a laminator! I tried not to but I couldn't help it! Only 24.88 at Walmart! I am off to go laminate!! Bye!