Friday, April 3, 2020

Friday, April 3, 2020- Tacky Tourist Day! Dress up like you are on vacation!

TBD Spirit Week: e-Learning Style!

Morning News: click the link April 3, 2020

*We read the morning news together every morning. One student points to the words and reads the news while the rest of the class follows. Please have your child read the news and find sight words in the news. If you have a printer, you can print the news and have them highlight sight words on paper. If you don't have a printer, your child can just point to the sight words that they find in the news!

Morning Routine: (oral)

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

It is a new month. What month is it?

What kind of weather is it outside today?

HAPPY APRIL!!! Sing the FRIDAY song and the APRIL SONG to your families!

April showers,
April showers.
Pussy willows too,
Pussy willows too.
Lots of rain and sunshine,
Lots of rain and sunshine.
It’s springtime for you,
It’s springtime for you.

(each line is echoed and to the same tune as the March song)

HERE are the month songs where you fill find April. If you can print, please do so. If not, you may re-write this song on paper and have your child decorate the border around it.

*Ms. Corbett created her April boarder around the April song. Did you? Here is a picture of the things I drew around my April song. If you did not yet, create a border around the song today. We draw pictures around the border to match each month. For April, I drew April showers bring May flowers, Easter eggs, a bunny, and birthday balloons because my birthday is in April! (The blank space at the bottom is where I put a picture of your child).

Today is the 131st day of school!

- Pick someone to count to 131 with! READY...Count! 

- 131 would have 1 group of 100 straws in the hundreds pocket, 3 groups of 10 (30) in the tens pocket, and one 1 in the ones pocket. How many more straws do we need to get to the next group of 10?

- Today, please join me for our Google Hangout at your scheduled time. Today, you will bring one special object for your "show and tell". I can't wait to see what you have!

Group 1@ 12:00pm
Group 2@ 12:30pm
Group 3@ 1:00pm
Group 4@ 1:30pm
Group 5@ 2:00pm


LIBRARY- please click HERE to find Ms. Straubinger's library activities for today!


Phonics/ Phonemic AwarenessRhyming Lesson with Ms. Corbett! - Today we will review rhyming together. Click the link below to practice rhyming with me! Rhyming with Ms. Corbett Short vowel practice- please click the link below to practice short vowels /a/, /i/, /o/, /u/ with ME! Short Vowel Practice Review sight word lists. Please have your child read and practice his/her sight word lists. Students should recognize and read sight words while reading books from their book pouches. Below is a link to our "sight word powerpoint", which we use in school to practice words. Please review sight words using the powerpoint.

Sight Word Powerpoint Link

*If your child is having trouble with any sight words, don’t keep going! Stop and “master” the ones they know first. *Ways to get better at sight words- arm tap them, rainbow write them (write over and over using 3 different color crayons), and find them in books while reading! Compare words that have -ch digraphs and -sh digraphs. ch and sh blending

- This week we learned a new sound /sh/.

- This sound is a digraph! Remember a digraph is two letters representing one sound

- We now have learned 2 digraphs /ch/ and /sh/

- What sound does the digraph -sh make? - When you make the /sh/ sound - pretend you are a shark and use your arms to make a shark mouth (like you would to the song “baby shark”). - Click to listen to the -ch song

- Click to listen to the -sh song

- I saw some really AWESOME -sh circle charts! You are all so smart and creative! - Here is a list of words that begin or end with the -sh digraph: shark shine shrimp fish ship sheep shout dish shin shop sharp cash shoe shower short mash shell shirt shield rush - Click HERE to go over Ms. Corbett's -sh circle chart.

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

Today, post a picture of yourself dressed like you are on vacation- wearing sandals, sunglasses, tank tops, Hawaiian shirt, maybe even a bathing suit!:
Tacky Tourist Day Padlet

Previous Padlets:

Hidden Flower Padlet
TBD Spirit Day Shirt 

Sport's Team Padlet 
Spirit Day Rainbow and Patterns Padlet Pajama Day Padlet
Letter K Padlet

Show Me Your Smile Padlet


Reading Workshop:

- 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?

- Take the APRIL READING CHALLENGE! Share pictures of each challenge you complete.
April Reading Challenge
- Send me pictures of you completing a box from our April reading challenge! I have a few photos already, but I can't wait to see more!
April Reading Challenge Picture Slideshow 

Writing Workshop:

Today, our Google Hangout will be in place of writing workshop! See you later! - Good writers: *start their sentences with an upper case *use lower case letters in words and middle of sentences *use spaces between their words (spaceman- use your fingers) *use punctuation at the end of their sentence- asking sentence or telling sentence - Personal narratives: *use words like I, me, my, or we *include WHO, WHAT, and WHERE in your story *use detail! *draw a nice picture to match words


Math: - Today, please choose and complete ONE activity from the Math Choice Board below: Math Choice Board Link

- Log into Happy Numbers for 15-20 minutes.

go to

• click "I'm a Student"

• enter your class number: 709 017

Student Passwords: please save your personal password. I emailed this as a PDF as well.  


 -Practice counting to 100 by 1s 

-Practice counting count to 100 by 10s




Science, Social Studies, Health:

- Today, please choose and complete ONE activity from the Science, Social Studies, Health Choice Board. Science, Social Studies, Health Choice Board

Handwriting: (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.  *remember to start your letters at the top! *tall letters touch the top line and the bottom line. *short letters start below the middle line. *diver letters dive down below the bottom line!

- Handwriting Without Tears is offering free use for 90 days of their HIIT tools that we use in our classrooms. Simply click “create an account” for a free 90 day access! Link below: 

*Please keep track of any completed/written work and place in folder that was sent home- date work.

*During this social distancing and school closure period, I encourage you and your child(ren) to continue to find ways of connecting with friends and family. Make a phone call, enjoy a video chat, write an e-mail, or send a handwritten note!