Thursday, April 23, 2020

Thursday, April 23, 2020

HERE is a powerpoint of our EARTH DAY projects and assignments from yesterday! So many of you did a wonderful job creating a beautiful Earth and telling us so many different ways we can take care of our Earth. I thought it would be nice to share so that we ALL can do our part in taking care of our environment. I can't wait to be back outside enjoying the spring weather and fresh air! WE LOVE OUR EARTH. 

Morning News: April 23, 2020

Morning Routine: (oral)

Today is April 23rd, so I want you to count to 23.

Repeat after me: Today is Thursday, April 23, 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 139th day of school!
Pick someone to count to 139 with! Start at a higher number like 80. READY...Count!

*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 9 straws in the ones column. How many more straws (ones) do we need to get to the next group of 10? (140)

Sing the THURSDAY song and the APRIL SONG!

HERE are the month songs where you will find April. We sing this song every morning!

Click LIFE SKILLS BINGO to complete activities.
*Work on each challenge as much as you need to get good at it!


MUSIC- please visit Mr. Natoli's page for MUSIC class today!

*Mark your calendars! On Friday, April 24 (tomorrow), we will have a Google Meet read aloud with Mrs. Straubinger. Please join us Friday for a read aloud by clicking the link below. The Google Meet will begin at 10:00am. Can't wait!
Google Meet with Mrs. Straubinger

Phonics/ Phonemic Awareness:

Below is our letter/sound video. In school we review our sounds EVERY MORNING.

Letter/Sound video

This week we learned a new sound:

When you make the /th/ sound - give me a thumbs up!  

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

Today, please make a -th circle chart. Below is my -th circle chart. I hope you like it!

*I do not have a template for this one, so you can do it on plain paper. *Your -th circle chart may contain words that BEGIN or END with the digraph /th/. *Please include at least 5 pictures/words.

Join Ms. Corbett to make -th words on our blend board!

Blend Board Practice -th

Dictation Practice with Ms. Corbett! Dictation Practice #5 is new 4/23

*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 Dictation Practice #5

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

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 week of 4/20 *Add our new red word put to your red word poster at home! Red Word Practice #1 Red Word Practice #2
Practice your sight words! Sight Word Powerpoint *Keep practicing the lists on your sight word ring. I am working on updating your lists.
Fun Rhyming Song For Kids | Make a Rhyme, Make a Move | Jack Hartmann Stretchy the Word Snake with Jack Hartmann

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 Thursday, it asks you to read aloud the poem and circle the rhyming words. Circle the rhyming words with a different color. 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! April Reading Challenge Picture Slideshow  
*Take a look at our April Reading Challenge pictures!! You are all READING so much!!

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! They may help you get some new ideas! If you would like your "how to" added to the powerpoint, send it to Ms. Corbett and I will be happy to share it!

- Click HERE for a template to write a “how to” (print if you can or copy on plain paper).

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

- Click HERE to see HOW TO GROW A FLOWER step-by-step sample by Ms. Corbett. NEW 4/23!

*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 lesson #1 on subtraction!  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 4/23: Click below to see today's subtraction stories. If you do not have a printer it is OK, you can do them on a separate piece of paper. 
Subtraction Word Problems

Log into Happy Numbers for 15-20 minutes.
- go
click "I'm a Student"
- enter your class number: 709 017

Science, Social Studies, Health:

If you did not get a chance to visit Mrs. Gambuti's Launch Pad page this week, please do so!
Please click HERE to visit the Launch Pad webpage and complete assignments. Mrs. Gambuti started a new unit - Effects of the Sun. Launch Pad is science content - curriculum that students need! Please send a picture to Mrs. Gambuti.

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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. 
Visit Padlet: Hit the + sign in the bottom right-hand corner of the page and post.
For today's padlet, show me your -th circle chart! Let me see what you came up with!
TH Circle Chart Padlet 

Previous Padlets:

Earth Day Padlet Two Things That Rhyme Show Me Your Workspace Virtual Hug Padlet Show Me Your Subtraction Gym Exercise Letter E Circle Chart Padlet
Tacky Tourist Day Padlet
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

*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!