Sunday, March 3, 2013

My First Attempt At Visual Plans

I'm attempting something for the very first time.  After seeing so many fantastic bloggers share their weekly plans, I thought that was a great idea.  What better way than to see how we are using resources inside our classroom. So, I'm linking up with the fantastic Deedee, the original Visual Plans creator. 

I usually do my lesson plans in Microsoft WORD and was having the hardest time transferring my file to PowerPoint.  Next week, I hope everything goes a little smoother.  My lesson plans are 7 pages long.  Click the picture below to see my visual plans.


I LOVE the way that Greg from Kindergarten Smorgasboard breaks down each day for his followers.  I am a day by day kinda gal! :-)

Monday
We have a Plan for Success day from 8:15-11:30.  That means that I get to plan with  my team and talk about what we want to do for the rest of the year while our students are going through stations around the school.  I am really excited about this.

Reading-I am so excited that we are doing a week of mysteries.  Love, love, love.  My students are always so engaged.  
Shared Reading-Excerpt from Cam Jansen and the Secret Service Mystery
Interactive Read Aloud: Grandpa's Teeth  
I am so excited to read this one! Grandpa's teeth are stolen from his bedside so we makes everyone smile to find them.  Super Cute!












Literacy Centers and Guided Reading-None due to Planning for Success Day
Math-Due to our Planning for Success Day I won't be having math today
Writing-We've been writing Non-Fiction Books and we will be editing them all week. Their books are looking so cute. Today's focus in on using a dictionary.
Social Studies-My students will be learning about the contributions of Native Americans.  My teammate has made a flipchart for us to use so I can't share it with you.  Sorry, friends!
WORD-This week we are learning the -eigh sound.  We will be drawing -eigh pictures today.  My smarties love to draw!
Show and Tell wraps up our day!  

Tuesday
Reading-Continuing Mysteries
Shared Reading-Excerpt from Cam Jansen and the Secret Service Mystery
Interactive Read Aloud: Miss Nelson is Missing
We've all read this story.  Miss Nelson is messing and the kids are faced with a substitute.  I LOVE this story and I know my smarties will, too!












Math-We are starting our Geometry Unit.  Day 1 is always a pre-test. Every unit I give my students a pre-test so I know what they know about the topic.  My students love to see what's going to be on their next test. Boring day in math today!

Writing-We've been writing Non-Fiction Books and we will be editing them all week. Their books are looking so cute. Today's focus in partner editing.

Social Studies-My students will be learning about the contributions of African Americans.  My students will be watching a video on Duke Ellington.  
WORD-Computer Lab on Tuesday's so no work

Show and Tell wraps up our day!  

Wednesday
Reading-Continuing Mysteries
Shared Reading-Excerpt from Cam Jansen and the Secret Service Mystery
Interactive Read Aloud: The Mysteries of Harris Burdick
This is such a neat book. There are 14 black and white pictures with hardly any words.  Students have to make up their own stories.  Such a neat idea!


Math-We are using geo-boards today and playing around with making shapes today.  I have 5 math centers.  
Center 1-ME.  I see every group EVERY DAY.  This way I know exactly what they know and how they're doing
Center 2-Students will be drawing shapes at their seats
Center 3-I'm using Christina Bainbridge's Guess My Shape in our game center this week.
Centers 4 and 5 are skill review centers.  This week I am reviewing money and graphing with both of my Gangnam Style packets.



Writing-We've been writing Non-Fiction Books and we will be editing them all week. Their books are looking so cute. Today's focus in partner editing.

Social Studies-For the next few days we are learning about how immigrants have contributed to out culture.  We are using A LOT of Compass videos. 

WORD-We are playing hangman today.  They LOVE this game.

Show and Tell wraps up our day!  

Thursday
Reading-Continuing Mysteries
Shared Reading-Excerpt from Cam Jansen and the Secret Service Mystery
Interactive Read Aloud: Where's the Big Bad Wolf
The Big Bad Wolf goes missing and the detectives have to use clues to find him.  Adorable!  I know my kiddos will enjoy this story.


Math- Quadrilaterals here we come!
Center 1-ME.  I see every group EVERY DAY.  This way I know exactly what they know and how they're doing
Center 2-Students will be drawing Quadrilateral People
Center 3-I'm using Christina Bainbridge's Guess My Shape in our game center this week.












Centers 4 and 5 are skill review centers.  This week I am reviewing money and graphing with both of my Gangnam Style packets.



Writing-We've been writing Non-Fiction Books and we will be editing them all week. Their books are looking so cute. Today's focus is on strengthening our writing.

Social Studies-For the next few days we are learning about how immigrants have contributed to out culture.  We are using A LOT of Compass videos. 

WORD-SPARKLE! We play is every Thursday.  My students beg me to play this.  They can't wait till Thursdays!

Show and Tell wraps up our day!  

                                         Friday
Reading-Continuing Mysteries
Shared Reading-Excerpt from Cam Jansen and the Secret Service Mystery
Interactive Read Aloud: Tuesday
This is another story with little words.  My students will have to figure out what happened on Tuesday using the illustrations and times given by the author. This book is adorable, too!



Math- Classifying Shapes?  Easey Peasy!  We'll start off by reading The Greedy Triangle.  
Center 1-ME.  I see every group EVERY DAY.  This way I know exactly what they know and how they're doing
Center 2-Students will be creating a shape booklet with their attributes. 
Center 3-I'm using Christina Bainbridge's Guess My Shape in our game center this week.












Centers 4 and 5 are skill review centers.  This week I am reviewing money and graphing with both of my Gangnam Style packets.



Writing-We've been writing Non-Fiction Books and we will be editing them all week. Their books are looking so cute. Today's focus is on strengthening our writing.

Social Studies-For the next few days we are learning about how immigrants have contributed to out culture.  We are using A LOT of Compass videos. 

WORD-SPARKLE! We play is every Thursday.  My students beg me to play this.  They can't wait till Thursdays!

Show and Tell wraps up our day!


Literacy Centers
I'm doing these separately because they are split up by days.  Since we have our Plan for Success day I will be having centers on Tuesday-Friday.  

Here's the plan for Tuesday and Wednesday:

Reading Center-we will be working on my new packet.  Students will be reading inference stories and figuring out who the missing hat belongs to.







Writing Center-My kiddos will be creating their own mysteries using this adorable packet from The Teaching Reef.











WORD Center-I'm bringing the Play-dough out.  Yep, they love it!
Theme Center-They will be drawing pictures of cultural contributions.
Computer Center-RAZ Kids-check out their website if you haven't heard of them.  Students read books on their independent level and earn points by taking quizzes.  This is a favorite for my kids!

Here's the plan for Thursday and Friday
Reading Center-we will be continuing to work on inferences.  I'm using a packet from Fourth and Ten that is super cute.  Students will make inferences to figure out whose shoe is whose?


Writing Center-Still Writing Mysteries











WORD Center- Students will be spelling their words using the word tiles I have.  
Theme Center-They will be drawing pictures of cultural contributions.
Computer Center-RAZ Kids


So...that's my week!  I hope you get some ideas from it!

Have a great week friends,

1 comment:

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