Monday, April 20, 2020

Monday, April 20, 2020- Happy birthday EVA!!! (yesterday)

Morning News: click the link April 20, 2020 Morning Routine: (oral)

Today is April 20th, so I want you to count to 20 (like we do at morning meeting).

Repeat after me: Today is Monday, April 20th, 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 136th day of school!

- Pick someone to count to 136 with! READY...Count! 

- 136 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 six straws in the ones column.

Go Noodle: It’s Your Birthday and Another one! 

*If you’d like to share a picture of a birthday card for Eva or a video singing happy birthday to Eva, I will be happy to send it along :) I am sure it will brighten her day!

Sing the MONDAY song and the APRIL SONG to your families!

(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

SPECIALS: GYM- please visit Mrs. Janowski's page for GYM class today! ART- please visit Mrs. Clark's page for ART class today! SPANISH- please visit Ms. Henry's page for SPANISH 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

Dictation Practice with Ms. Corbett! (Dictation Practice #2 is new 4/20)

*For this activity you will need a blank piece of paper and a pencil. Please have that ready.

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:

Reading with Ms. Corbett NEW: Spring Planting
Today for reading workshop, 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 Monday, it asks you to read aloud the poem and draw a picture to illustrate what the poem is about. 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! (NEW- you will need red and yellow counters)

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:

Please click HERE to visit Mrs. Gambuti's Launch Pad webpage every Tuesday and complete the assignments. Mrs. Gambuti started a new unit - Effects of the Sun. Launch Pad is science content - curriculum that students need! Please make sure to complete her assignments as you have the time. Send a picture to Mrs. Gambuti.

[email protected]

Go outside in your yard and try to find as many things as you can on our Spring Scavenger Hunt list! You may save this for another day if the weather isn't cooperating or you have other things to do.

*Send me pictures of some of the things you find on this scavenger hunt! I will have a new Earth Day scavenger hunt for you to do this week! 

(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 your workspace! Show me where you concentrate and do your school work at home. Ms. Corbett has a desk in her house that she uses to do her work!

Show Me Your Workspace
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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!