Tuesday, March 24, 2020

Tuesday, March 24, 2020-Show me your smile! Image result for smile emoji

*Take time throughout the day for snack, lunch, recess, playtime, and brain breaks (go noodle & fresh air)!

*Please note that this schedule can be spread throughout the day and is not meant to be done in one sitting or in any particular order. I have emailed an “editable homeschooling schedule” that may help you organize your day.

*If you did not get a chance to see my video message yesterday click HERE 

Morning News: click the link March 24, 2020 KC News

*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!

Sing the Tuesday song and the March Song to your families!

“Today is Tuesday, Today is Tuesday. All day long, all day long. Happy happy Tuesday, Happy Happy Tuesday! All day long, all day long!” 


"This is March. The wearing of the green. Leprechauns and Shamrocks. On St. Patrick’s Day are seen." (each line is echoed after sang)


How many days are left in March? What month comes next?

What day was yesterday? What day is tomorrow? What kind of weather is it outside today? 


GYM- please click HERE to find Ms. Janowski’s webpage for gym activities!



 - Hit the + sign in the bottom right-hand corner of the page and post your biggest smile!


Phonics/ Phonemic Awareness

- Today we will learn a new sound! 

- What sound does the letter K make? - When you make the /k/ sound - pretend you are flying a kite.

- We do hand motions for all letters learned to date- ie. /t/ we touch our toes, /i/ we itch our arm, /b/ we pretend to swing a baseball bat - your children know these!


- Click to listen to the Letter K Song

- After listening to the K song, see if you can come up with a list of words that begin with /k/. - We do this at school for every new sound! /k/ is a little tricky because it sometimes makes the same sound as /c/, so simply tell your child if they name a /c/ word instead of a /k/ word. 

- Draw pictures of 5 things that begin with the /k/ sound. Ideas- kangaroo, kite.

- Please draw your pictures on a blank piece of computer paper (if you have). Our paper at school looks like this: (I can send this to you via email if you have a printer).

- We draw at least 5 pictures around the Kk.


- Students will practice rhyming words. * Dictate three words   * Ask your child which two out of the three words rhyme. Light, let, kite * Ball, girl, fall * Log, pig, fig


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!

- Please read a story to your child each night before bed. Continue to fill in your blue log “Read to Make a Difference” in your folder for as many minutes you read.

*Find sight words while you are reading

*Use strategies to figure out unknown words

*Look at print - the word begins with b (bunny not rabbit) 

*Use pictures to help

*Sound the word out in “chunks”


- EXTRA: This link will direct you to stories on Audible.com by Amazon. They are providing free audible stories while schools are closed. If you are in need of more read-aloud books, check it out! Audible

Writing Workshop:

- Today, write to one of your classmates! Pick a classmate and tell them you miss them. Ask your classmate what they have been doing at home. 


- Your child will continue to practice writing strategies already taught. I refrain from telling them how to properly spell everything so that they will become confident, independent writers. Please continue to do so. Any writing they do will help keep the stamina for writing.

- In writing workshop students have been writing letters to express feelings through writing.

- Students have learned the parts of a letter: date, greeting, body, closing/signature.

- Telling sentence: uses a period.

- Asking sentence: uses a question mark and needs an answer.


- 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:

Launch Pad-

- On Tuesdays, please direct your child to Mrs. Gambuti’s Launch Pad webpage where you will find Science lessons/activities. 


Ms. Corbett’s picture of “What Spring Looks Like”



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. 

- 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!