Wednesday, April 22, 2020

Wednesday April 22, 2020- HAPPY EARTH DAY!

Morning News: April 22, 2020

Morning Routine: (oral)

Today is April 22nd, so I want you to count to 22.

Repeat after me: Today is Wednesday, April 22nd, 2020. 

What day is today? What day was yesterday? What day is tomorrow?

What month is it?

What kind of weather is it outside today? 


Today is the 138th day of school!

- Pick someone to count to 138 with! READY...Count! 

- 138 is a BIG number, so if you would like to start at 50 or a higher number, you can!

- If we were using our straws to count, we would have 100 straws rubber band together in the hundreds column, 3 groups of 10 (30 straws) in the tens column, and eight straws in the ones column. How many more straws (ones) do we need to get to the next group of 10? (140)

Sing the WEDNESDAY song and the APRIL SONG!

(each line is echoed and to the same tune as the March song) HERE are the month songs where you will find April. We sing this song every morning!

Click the link to complete activities for our LIFE SKILLS BINGO CHALLENGE! *Work on each challenge as much as you need to get good at it! LIFE SKILLS BINGO


Today, April 22, is Earth Day! For Earth Day I would like you to click the link below and take a look at my Earth Day powerpoint! There are some questions for you to think about and some activities for you to choose from. I would like you to complete the activity, 4 ways I can help our Earth. I wrote my 4 ways as an example.
*NOTE: This worksheet is part of the PDF that was sent via email. If you don’t have a printer, you can just make 4 boxes on a blank piece of paper and write or draw your 4 reasons in the boxes. 


I would also like you to try and complete one Earth Day project from the powerpoint. I gave a few examples of projects on the slides. I sent the “Home Sweet Home” Earth Day project PDF if that is the project you choose to do. If you choose to complete any other projects, all you need is a paper plate, some paint/ markers/ crayons, and you may use any material you would like for the other parts- yarn, soil, crayons, real grass, etc. Be creative! Send me a picture of your Earth Day Project!

SPECIALS: GYM- please visit Ms. Janowski's page for GYM class today!

Phonics/ Phonemic Awareness:

Below is our letter/sound video.

In school we review our sounds EVERY MORNING. Please review this video every day. 

Letter/Sound video UPDATED

Yesterday, we learned a new sound.

- This sound is another digraph. Remember a digraph is two letters representing one sound

- The digraph is:

When you make the /th/ sound - give me a thumbs up! That is our hand motion for /th/

Digraph -th lesson
- Listen to Jack Hartmann's -th digraph song
- For review, listen to the:
ch digraph song and -sh digraph song 

Today, join Ms. Corbett to make -th words on our blend board! NEW 4/22

Blend Board Practice -th

Dictation Practice with Ms. Corbett! Dictation Practice #4 is new 4/22

*For this activity you will need a blank piece of paper and a pencil.  
Dictation Practice
Dictation Practice #2
Dictation Practice #3
Dictation Practice #4

Rhyming Practice with Ms. Corbett! Rhyming Practice #1
Rhyming Practice #2

Blend Board Practice with Ms. Corbett! *Please click the link to review CVC (consonant, vowel, consonant) words.

Blend Board Practice Short vowel practice with Ms. Corbett! Including our new vowel short /e/. Short Vowel Practice RED WORD Practice with Ms. Corbett! Red Word Practice #2 is new 4/20 *Add our new red word put to your red word poster at home! Red Word Practice #1 Red Word Practice #2 Fun Rhyming Song For Kids | Make a Rhyme, Make a Move | Jack Hartmann

Reading Workshop:

Please click this link to direct you to Time For Kids e-Magazines.

For Earth Day, please choose the TFK titled “Our Planet” Vol 10 #23. Please read through the TFK with your child. On the back there is an activity that asks students to draw what Earth will look like in 30 years. This may be a bit of a difficult concept, so please have your child at least draw a picture of our Earth and something we can do to help keep it clean and beautiful!
Please look at our
Shared Reading Poetry powerpoint.
- This week we will look at the poem titled "The Rain" (slide 4). - On slide 5, it tells you what to do with the poem each day. For Wednesday, it asks you to read aloud the poem and find the words with a vowel pair! Vowel pairs are words that have 2 vowels next to each other. Example- ai, ee, ou. Highlight or underline the vowel pair words that you see. If you have a notebook, you may keep a section for “Shared Reading Poetry” and we will do a new poem each week (as you can see on the powerpoint). If you do not have a notebook, please complete the assignments on a sheet of paper and keep all of the papers for each poem together.

Take the APRIL READING CHALLENGE! April Reading Challenge
Send me pictures of you completing a box from our April reading challenge to make it into our April Reading Challenge Picture Slideshow  
*Look at the pictures of all of your friends who have completed some of the April challenges so far!

Go on RAZ Kids and read for at least 10-15 minutes. Try to record a story for me so I can hear you read! Take the quiz after each story. Do you see the messages I send you on Raz Kids after I listen to you read?


Have your child read their favorite book (or read it to them) and draw/write about their favorite part. Encouraging children to talk about reading will help build strong literacy skills! You could start a journal where each day your child illustrates their favorite part and maybe writes some key words. Some sentence starters to help get you started could be: My favorite part was … because... One thing that surprised me was… I’d still like to know more about... One thing that made me laugh was... My friend/family member would like this book too because…

Writing Workshop:

“HOW TO” writing is my favorite unit because YOU get to teach people how to do things! Anything!

- Click HERE to see your classmates' HOW TO writing pieces! Maybe they can help you get some new ideas! If you would like your "how to" added to the powerpoint, send it on over to Ms. Corbett and I will be happy to share it.
- Click
HERE for a template to write a “how to”. If you have a printer, please print multiple copies for this unit of study. If you do not have a printer, please copy a similar layout onto a plain piece of paper to create your own “how to” writing template. It is a very simple template that can be re-created on a piece of paper if you need!

- Click HERE to learn about writing a “how to” and to see Ms. Corbett's example!

*When we write, we worry about QUALITY not QUANTITY. Ask yourself… - Will someone want to read my “how to”? - Did I do my best work and take my time? - Did I add nice color to my pictures? - Did I use my best handwriting?

*Don't start a new "how to" until you the ones you already have are your BEST work!

*REMEMBER! Good writers...

- have to first think and plan about their writing!

- don’t start writing until they have ideas ready. 

- use details to keeps readers interested. 

- pretend like readers have NO IDEA how to do the thing you are teaching them.

- include all of the steps to help readers learn and be successful.

- write a “how to” about something they are an expert at!


- Click HERE for the first lesson on subtraction with Ms. Corbett! Click HERE for lesson #2 on subtraction! 
- Click HERE for lesson #3 on subtraction! (you will need red and yellow counters)
- Click HERE for lesson #4 on subtraction! (NEW 4/21)

Act out and solve these problems:

1. There are 5 kids at the park. 3 kids go home for dinner. How many kids are left at the park?

2. You have 7 water bottles. You recycle ALL 7 of them! How many water bottles are left?

3. You found 4 caterpillars. 2 crawled away! How many caterpillars are left? 

Log into Happy Numbers for 15-20 minutes.
- go
click "I'm a Student"
- enter your class number: 709 017
Please contact me if you forget your personal password.

Science, Social Studies, Health:

Today, check out the Scholastic “Let’s Find Out” about Earth Day! 

- Please login to Scholastic Let’s Find Out using the class password: corbettk

- Today, please scroll down to the April 2020 Issues and click on the Scholastic titled, Don’t Be a Litterbug. Please listen and read along to the Scholastic first. Next, watch the video Hooray for Earth Day! You may also play the game. 

*If you would like, check out the hands-on activity. Last year in school we saved all dried out markers from our classroom and sent them to Crayola’s Colorcycle Program! Click here to find out more about it! Right now they are pausing collection due to COVID19, but you can start a bag of dried out markers at your home for now and hold onto them until the collection is open again :)

*you do not have to complete the entire scavenger hunt, but please find at least 5 of the items.

(Handwriting Without Tears Orange Workbook) - Please complete the next two pages in your handwriting workbook. I do not assign certain page #s because each child may be on a different page. 

Visit Padlet: Hit the + sign in the bottom right-hand corner of the page and post

For today's padlet, show me something you recycle at home! HAPPY EARTH DAY!

Earth Day Padlet
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*You will notice there are a lot of links on my webpage. I am using a video recording platform to record lessons, which I have found to be the best way to teach new and continuous material. Please be sure to click
all of the links as I think it is the best way to help your child learn. Links labeled NEW! are new for that day. I will leave all other links up to return back to whenever you would like. I hope my lessons are clear and helpful!