Tuesday, April 14, 2020

Tuesday, April 14, 2020

*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. I hope my lessons are clear and helpful! 

Morning News: click the link April 14, 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)

Today is April 14th, so I want you to count to 14 (like we do at the calendar).

Repeat after me: Today is Tuesday, April 14th, 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 132nd day of school!

- Pick someone to count to 132 with! READY...Count! 

- 132 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 two straws in the ones column.

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

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

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


Click the link to complete activities for our LIFE SKILLS BINGO CHALLENGE! Please work on at least one life skill a day.




GYM- please click HERE to find Ms. J’s gym activities for today!


Phonics/ Phonemic Awareness:

- Below is our NEW letter/sound video. I now have our real Phonics First cards to work with! YAY!

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

Letter/Sound video UPDATED

- Yesterday we learned a NEW SOUND: Short /e/ vowel sound

- Short vowel e says /e/ like elephant - When you make the short /e/ vowel sound, our hand motion is to put your arm in front of your nose and wave it up and down like an elephant's trunk!

- Click on this LINK to learn about the /e/ sound with Ms. Corbett!

Letter Ee song:

Letter E Song

- Today you will make a letter Ee circle chart. For this letter, you can come up with words that start with either the long or short /e/ sound because it is not easy to come up with words that begin with the short /e/ sound. 
- Parents, I will email you the letter Ee circle chart template. If you do not have a printer, you may create your own circle chart on a blank piece of paper just like we have in the past! 

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! NEW! Including our new vowel short /e/. Short Vowel Practice RED WORD Practice with Ms. Corbett! NEW! *Add our two new red words do and from to your RED WORD poster at home! Red Word Practice

Reading Workshop:

- Today for reading workshop, please look at our Shared Reading Poetry powerpoint. - Start with the poem titled “Ladybugs”. On the next slide, it tells you what to do with the poem each day. For Tuesday, it asks you to read aloud the poem and go on a sight word hunt. Circle any sight words that you know in the poem! 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. 

READ ALOUD with Ms. Corbett! CLICK Spring Changes

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 to make it into our April Reading Challenge Picture Slideshow 


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:

- In writing workshop we will begin a new unit! “HOW TO” writing!

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

- 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!
Today, please look at your "how to" from yesterday. Did you do your best work? Did you take your time? Did you use color in your pictures to match your words? If you did all of this, you may start a new "how to" writing piece.


- Log into Happy Numbers for 15-20 minutes.

go to HappyNumbers.com

• 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: - For today's science lesson, please click HERE to visit Mrs. Gambuti's Launch Pad webpage!

Go on an alphabet hunt walk (if you did not get a chance to yesterday because of the weather- get outside in your yard)

Head out on a nature walk around your yard with a notebook and pencil. Work together with your children to try to find something that starts with each letter of the alphabet. Then, have your child record it in their journal by illustrating it and/or writing out the word. Students can always write down more than one for each letter if you find more! You do not have to do every letter of the alphabet.

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

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