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Date: Friday, April 3, 2020

Day: 143

Good Morning Kindergarten!

Happy Friday!

Lessons for the day:

Say the Pledge of Allegiance

Sing the April song. (See below)

Religion: Say the Lord’s Prayer (Our Father)l. Say an additional prayer for our world, our country, our families, and our school.

There are 9 Days until Easter. This Sunday is Palm Sunday. It is a time of reflection during Lent.

Jesus was on his way to Jerusalem with his disciples. As they approached the city, Jesus sent two of his disciples on ahead. He told them “go to the village ahead of you, and as you enter it you will find a colt tied there which no one has ever ridden. Untie it and bring it here. If anyone asks you ‘Why are you untying it?’ say, ‘The Lord needs it.’” The two disciples did as he instructed. They brought back the colt. Jesus rode the colt into the city with his disciples along side him. As he got closer to the city a crowd gathered to greet him. They put their cloaks on the road for him to walk on. Some cut palm branches from the trees and lay them on the road. All the people were praising God and shouting “Blessed is the king that comes in the name of the Lord.”

Reading: Add to your reading log. Each day you should read (or be read to) for at least 20 minutes. Write down how much you read each day. Have your parents initial the log each day to show that you read at least 20 minutes.

April Song

April, April is month four,

I’m so glad it’s Spring once more.

I’ve heard it sung that April showers,

Always bring such pretty flowers.

April is a month in Spring,

When the birds begin to sing.

Reading: “The Pet Hospital.” First look at and read the vocabulary for our story. Don’t forget to blend if you need to.

Put      for      gull      vet      vest      visit

hospital      animals      present

Golly got a bad cut on his foot. The Superkids went and found the vet. The vet took Golly to the hospital.

What is a hospital? What is a “pet” hospital?

Preview the story by looking at the pages on the link below. Look at pages 17 – 21. Look at the pictures. Then go back and read the story out loud. We will come back to it on Monday.

https://drive.google.com/open?id=17hekk_YQoQq7nc7WazBc89GBuGD5bI4y

3 V Story page 1” – “7 V story page 5”

Reading: Did you connect with my favorite author, Mo Willems, last week? If not give it a try. I made a link this week.

https://www.bing.com/search?q=%E2%80%9Clunch+doodles+with+mo+willems!%E2%80%9D&form=EDGTCT&qs=PF&cvid=fcf41860714f4dd29ca0f7518180fcf1&refig=534cf87a469249c1840c30c42c3de7f4&cc=US&setlang=en-US&plvar=0

Phonics: 1. Blend the following sounds and read the words:

best      nest      rest      test

bent      dent      rent      tent

bend      send      tend      mend      vend

blast      cast      last      past      vast

visit      seven      velvet      eleven

velvet – a type of fabric

I have added to the Word Wall below. Blend and read the words routinely. Write them on your list or make cards for them.

Phonics: The letter “f” and the letter “v” can sound very similar. Have someone read you the words below. Decide if the word begins with the letter “f” or “v.”

van Vet flowers vest Fritzs

Mathematics: Work on the “ConnectEd Math” Play some of the games and learn where the tools are. Find the number line. Find the dice. Try different things to get familiar with it.

Physical Education: Do the exercises that Mrs. Johnson has you do for warm ups before gym class. Go outside if you can.

Music: Sing as many songs as you can think of that we learned this year.

Ideas: “God is so good,” “A E I O U,” “Hey diddle Diddle,” “Down by the Station,” “Eensy Weensy spider,” “Humpty Dumpty,” “Mary Had a Little Lamb,” “Muffin Man,” “Peas Porridge Hot,” “Row, row, Row, Your Boat,”and “Sing a Song of Six Pence.”

Art: Make Easter cards for your family. Write “Happy Easter” inside. If you can, mail some to grandma, grandpa, or someone you have not been able to see.

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Date: Thursday, April 2, 2020

Day: 142

Good Morning Kindergarten!

Lessons for the day:

Say the Pledge of Allegiance

Sing the April song. (See below)

Religion: Say the Lord’s Prayer (Our Father). Say an additional prayer for our world, our country, our families, and our school.

There are 10 Days until Easter. Remember that you are a gift from God. You are good and you are lovable. Think about the things you do really well. Drawing? Coloring? Running? Helping? Draw a picture of yourself doing what you think you do best. Write two sentences telling about what you are doing.

Reading: Continue adding to your reading log. Each day you should read (or be read to) for at least 20 minutes. Write down how much you read each day. Have your parents initial the log each day to show that you read at least 20 minutes.

April Song

Although we are not together to listen to our April song, you can still learn it. It is sung to the melody (or tune) of “Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star.”

April, April is month four,

I’m so glad it’s Spring once more.

I’ve heard it sung that April showers,

Always bring such pretty flowers.

April is a month in Spring,

When the birds begin to sing.

Word Search: Look for the word “no” in a book you are reading. Count how many times you find the word “of” in that book. Write down how many times you find the word “of”. Use counters to help you keep track. Remember that the word might start a sentence and be spelled with a capital “O”.

Phonics: 1. Find as many things that have the letter “v” ANYWHERE in the word.

2. Blend the following sounds and read the words:

bend send tend mend vend

blast cast last past vest

vend – means to sell something

vest – a sleeveless shirt or sweater you wear over a shirt

Handwriting:: Write on Handwriting paper:

Capital “V” – Start with your pencil on strawberry (the top line), make a straight, slant stroke all the way down to the chocolate line (bottom line). DO NOT PICK UP YOUR PENCIL. Make a straight, slant stroke back up to strawberry line.

V      V      V      V

Lowercase “v” – Start with your pencil on vanilla (the middle line), make a straight, slant stroke down to the chocolate line (bottom line). DO NOT PICK UP YOUR PENCIL. Make a straight, slant stroke back up to vanilla line.

v      v      v      v

Continue

Vv      Vv      Vv      Vv

You can view the handwriting page from our Superkids book by going to the Link below, look in the “Letter V” folder for the page labeled “2 V Handwriting.”

https://drive.google.com/open?id=17hekk_YQoQq7nc7WazBc89GBuGD5bI4y

Parent:

Remember when we learned about the apostrophe. We used it in the word “let’s.” The word let’s means “let us” We took out the space and the letter “u” and replaced it with the apostrophe /’/ symbol. Today we are going to learn a new use for the apostrophe symbol. It is called “possessive.” We use an apostrophe in written text to show who OWNS something. Example:

Elizabeth’s backpack is full.

The /’/ after “Elizabeth” along with the letter “s” tells me that the backpack belongs to Elizabeth.

Another example: Mathew’s glasses were missing. The /’/ after “Mathew” and the “s” show that the glasses that are missing belong to Mathew.

When we read the story in our Superkids book tomorrow “The Pet Hospital” we will see sentences that use:

Golly’s leg – this means that the leg “belongs” to Golly.

Read the sentences below that go with our story tomorrow:

Student Read:

Golly is at the bus. Golly cannot stand.

Golly has a bad cut. The Vet lifts Golly’s leg.

The Vet puts Golly in a van.

Sal gets in the van and pats Golly.

Golly rests on a soft bed at the pet hospital.

Cass says, “Sit still, Golly.”

Sal says, “Rest a bit, Golly.”

The Vet says, “It’s a bad cut.”

Parent:

The word “it’s” is not a possessive word. It is two words “It is” where we take out the space and the letter “i” to make the shorter word “it’s.”

Tomorrow we will read “The Pet Hospital.”

Mathematics: Word Problems: Use your strategies to solve the problem.

1. Use counters

2. Draw a picture

3. Act it out

4. Use a number line

Problem 1. The Kindergarten class was going on a field trip. They were going to see the Platypus at the San Diego Zoo. There were 15 students in the class. 3 students were sick the day of the field trip. How many students went on the field trip? Write the number sentence.

Problem 2. There were 16 students in the second grade class. Ten students were in the room. The rest of the class was on the playground. How many students were on the playground? Write the number sentence.

Problem 3: Your turn. Make up an addition or a subtraction story problem. Use numbers that have a total greater than 12 in all.

Social Studies: Time is how we measure how things happen. We use different methods to measure time. A year is one way we measure time. A year is a long time. Think about last Halloween. Does it seem like a long time ago? Many of you have already been planning for next Halloween; what will you wear? It is six months since the last Halloween. It is in the “past.” It is six months until the next Halloween. It is in the “future. So we use the words past, present and future to show time. When we talked about Abraham Lincoln and George Washington, we were talking about two important presidents from the “past.” When we talk about people living on the planet Mars, we are talking about the “future.” When we talk about how we are ALL stuck in our houses and can’t go to school, we are talking about the present! Our present will soon be in our past and we will return to school so that we can prepare for our future. It seems long now, but some day we will say “it wasn’t that long.”

Science:: How can you find animals in the woods?

https://mysteryscience.com/secrets/mystery-3/animal-needs-safety/

Physical Education: Do the exercises that Mrs. Johnson has you do for warm ups before gym class.

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Date: Wednesday, April 1, 2020

Day: 141

Good Morning Kindergarten!

Today is “April Fools Day.” Traditionally it is okay to trick people on this day. So today we will not have school!

April Fools!

Lessons for the day:

Say the Pledge of Allegiance.

Religion: Say the Lord’s Prayer (Our Father). Say an additional prayer for our world, our country, our families, and our school.

There are 11 Days until Easter. The “cross” is a symbol or sacred “sign” of God’s love for us. A cross can help us get through tough times. Cut two strips of paper. One a little shorter than the other. Glue the shorter piece on top of the longer piece so it looks like a cross. Write the name of someone you love on the cross. You could make a separate cross for all the people you love. Decorate the crosses with signs of spring. Keep the crosses and pray for the people you make one for. When you are able to see that person again, give them the cross and tell them that you were praying for them.

Reading: Continue working on your reading log. Each day you should read (or be read to) for at least 20 minutes. Write down how much you read each day. Have your parents initial the log each day to show that you read at least 20 minutes.

April Song

Although we are not together to listen to our April song, you can still learn it. It is sung to the melody (or tune) of “Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star.”

April, April is month four,

I’m so glad it’s Spring once more.

I’ve heard it sung that April showers,

Always bring such pretty flowers.

April is a month in Spring,

When the birds begin to sing.

Phonics: 1. Think of 10 things that begin with the letter “v”. Say the word. Say the “v” sound.

2. Blend the following sounds and read the words:

best      nest      rest      test

bent      Dent      rent t     ent

Handwriting: Write on Handwriting paper: Write the words you read and blended above. Also write:

I did it.

I hid the gumdrops.

On the Link below, look in the “Letter V” folder for the page labeled “1 V Introduction.” Read the speech balloon from the Superkids.

https://drive.google.com/open?id=17hekk_YQoQq7nc7WazBc89GBuGD5bI4y

What is wrong with Golly? Look at the woman in the white coat. Why do you think the superkids are asking the woman to help them with Golly who is hurt?

The woman in the white coat is a Veterinarian. A Veterinarian is an animal doctor. We will use the word “vet” from now on as it is an abbreviation of the word Veterinarian. She will know how to help Golly. On the CD (which we cannot listen to) we learn that Golly hurt his foot when he stepped on a piece of glass that was hiding in the grass near the Superkids bus. Bus. You will find out how the Vet helps Golly in a story you will read later in this unit.

Look at the page again. Have someone read the words below to you. If the word begins with the letter “V” show a “v” formation with your fingers.

Movers      van      net

vase      curtain      janitor

star      violin      vacuum cleaner

PLEASE DON’T WORK AHEAD ON THE “LETTER V” FOLDER.

Math: You will need: 10 objects, paper and pencil

How can you group the objects to make number sentences? First take the set of 10 and take 2 out of the set. How many are left? You now have a set of 8 and a set of 2. You can write that as a number sentence:

8 + 2 = 10 or 2 + 8= 10

How many more combinations can you find? Write the number sentences to match the groups. Do you always have __ + __ = 10?

Social Studies: Do you know your address and phone number yet? If not, keep working on them.

Science: Why do woodpeckers peck wood?

https://mysteryscience.com/secrets/mystery-1/animal-needs-food/

Physical Education: Do the exercises that Mrs. Johnson has you do for warm ups before gym class. Play outside if you can.

Music

Listen to “Spring” from “The Four Seasons” by Vivaldi:

https://www.bing.com/videos/search?q=you+tube+music+vavaldi+spring&docid=608003167816453313&mid=6B585BE63346D2EAD0506B585BE63346D2EAD050&view=detail&FORM=VIRE

Today, let’s go back to the San Diego, California, Zoo. Click on the link below. This week check out the Platypus.

https://zoo.sandiegozoo.org/cams/penguin-cam

As you watch, think about:

1. What covers the animal?

2. What kind of animal is this?

3. Is this animal a live bearer?

4. Could this animal be a pet in my house?

Platypus – What type of animal is a Platypus? What covering does a Platypus have? Does this animal have babies or do they lay eggs? Could I have a Platypus as a pet in my home?

A. Platypus is a mammal.

B. It is covered with fur. It has a unique snout called a bill. Like a duck.

C. It is actually an “egg” bearing mammal that originally came from Eastern Australia. It is the only living mammal that is an “egg bearing” mammal instead of “live bearing” mammal.

D: No.

To learn more about this unusual animal, click on the link below:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Platypus#Eyes

Baboons – What type of animal is a Baboon? What covering does a Baboon have? Does this animal have babies or do they lay eggs? Could I have this animal as a pet in my home?

A Baboon is a mammal. It is covered with fur. It is a live bearing animal. No! You could not have this animal for a pet!

Penguin – A penguin is a bird. It is covered with feathers. It lays eggs. No! You could not have this animal for a pet!

Panda – A panda is a mammal. It is covered with fur. It is a live bearer. No! You could not have this animal for a pet!

We will come back to the San Diego Zoo next week. Feel free to explore more.

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Date: Tuesday, March 31, 2020

Day: 140

Good Morning Kindergarten!

It’s Bundle Day! So use your imagination and take the 10 sticks out of the “ones can” and place them in the “tens” can! Yea! 140 means 1 bundle in the hundreds can, 4 bundles in the tens can and 0 sticks in the ones can!

Lessons for the day:

Say the Pledge of Allegiance

Religion: Say the Lord’s Prayer (Our Father). Say an additional prayer for our world, our country, our families, and our school.

There are 12 Days until Easter. Today I would like to talk about fear. Fear is something we all live with. Everyone is afraid of something at some time in their lives. Think about things that might make you afraid. Who would you talk to about the things you are afraid of? Remember in the classroom we talked about fear being a gift from God. Sometimes being afraid can keep us safe. We can always pray and talk to God when we are afraid.

Weekend Page: On a piece of paper, write at least two sentences and draw a picture about what you did the last 2 days with your family. Did you play any games? Did you go for a walk? Did you have a special meal together? Save this page to bring back to school. I will put it in your “Weekend Pages” file.

Reading: Add to your reading log. Each day you should read (or be read to) for at least 20 minutes. Write down how much you read each day. Have your parents initial the log each day to show that you read at least 20 minutes.

Thirty days hath September, April, June and November.

All the rest have 31, except the second month alone.

Which has, but 28 in fine. ‘Til leap year makes it 29.”

Today is the last day of March. We don’t have our spirals to do our March song. Think about things we do and celebrate in March. Draw three things and label them on a sheet of paper for March. If you save this paper, I will stick it in your spiral when we return to class. A few ideas for March are: Saint Patrick’s Day, Winter ends, Spring begins, things are getting green outside, March comes in like a lion or a lamb, it’s windy outside, and snow is melting.

Go back and reread the story “The Odd Picnic”. Now look at page 11.

The pictures show groups of Superkids and the foods they ate in the story “The Odd Picnic”. Read “I did it” above Doc and Sal. They are saying that they ate one of the foods shown in the middle of the page before reaching the picnic spot. What food did Doc and Sal eat by themselves?

If you said “melon” you are correct. Go through the rest of the page and identify what foods go to each of the groups of Superkids. Be sure to read each speech balloon.

DESCRIBING WORDS: Go back and look at page 7 in the story “The Odd Picnic”. Look at the bottom box. Sal says, “I cannot lug the big melon.” The word BIG describes the melon. It tells us something about the melon. On a piece of paper write the word “melon”. Now think of words that might describe the melon. Come up with as many as you can. Hint: the “sweet” melon.

Phonics:

2. Blend the following sounds and read the words:

tap top tip

flap flop flip

clap clop clip

Handwriting:

Write the words above in Phonics. Then write:

The bag rips.

The plums drop.

Practice “P” poems:

Peter Piper

Peter Peter Pumpkin Eater

Peas Porridge Hot

(See last Wednesday, March 25, 2020)

Health: We started creating a book about healthy foods from A to Z. Let’s continue the book while we are at home. Today lets do the letters “C” and “D”. Think about things we eat that begin with those letters that are healthy. Do some of your own thinking before you look at my list below. Draw a picture of three things for each letter “C” and “D” and then label the pictures.

C: carrots, celery, corn, casserole, cauliflower, cabbage, cucumber, chicken, crackers, cheese, catfish, crab, clam chowder, cod, cream of wheat, collard greens, chickpeas, cherries, corn dogs, calamari, and cantaloupe.

D: dates, duck, dill pickles, dandelion greens, and dumplings.

I found a lot for “C”, but not very many for “D”. Remember in the classroom I “asked” my phone to show me “healthy foods that begin with the letter __.” Try it.

Mathematics:

Find 3 objects in your house that have a rectangle on a flat surface. It can even be on a 3-D object. Draw a picture of each object and label it.

Use your number line to add:

9+ 3 = ____ 4 + 9 = ___ 8 + 5 = _____

6 + 8 = ___ 8 + 7 = ____ 13 + 6 = _____

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20

Social Studies: Practice singing the Presidents song.

Science: Practice the order of the planets:

1. Mercury 2. Venus 3. Earth 4. Mars 5. Jupiter 6. Saturn 7. Uranus 8. Neptune.

We can use a sentence to help us remember the order of the planets.

Mother very easily made a jam sandwich using nectarines.

Practice learning the sentence and then saying the planets in the correct order from the sun.

Watch a video about the planet Mercury:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0KBjnNuhRHs

Physical Education: Do the exercises that Mrs. Johnson has you do for warm ups before gym class. If its nice outside, go out and play.

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Welcome to Week 3 of E-Learning!

Date: Monday, March 30, 2020

Day: 139

Good Morning Kindergarten!

Lessons for the day:

Say the Pledge of Allegiance

Religion: Say the Lord’s Prayer (Our Father). Say an additional prayer for our world, our country, our families, and our school.

This is the week before Palm Sunday. There are 13 days until Easter. This is a time when our faith is what can keep us going and praising God. Remember that faith is believing in God even though we cannot see him. Faith is a gift from God. Ask God to strengthen your faith today.

Reading: Add to your reading log. Each day you should read (or be read to) for at least 20 minutes. Write down how much you read each day. Have your parents initial the log each day to show that you read at least 20 minutes.

Handwriting: Write on Handwriting paper:

Put      put      Put      put

Put the pop in the bag.

Lemon is best!

Practice our memory words. I, a, the, of, no, for and put. Try to make up sentences using the word wall and the memory words. Examples: I can put the can on the bus. The bus is for our club. No, I can not do it. But I do want to do it.

We were unable to read the story “The Hunt” in our “m” Superkids book. We CAN, however, read the next story in our “p” book. I am sending a link in email. I scanned the story at my home. I do have the rest of the Superkids books at home. Please go to the email and look at the “P” folder. First you will see a practice page with our newest memory word “put”. You do not need to print out the page. Just write the sentences on a sheet of paper using the word “Put”. Then decide which picture describes the words in the sentence.

Before you read the story: Oswald is the next Supernoodle. He is going to take the Superkids on a picnic. The items on the “put” page show some of the things that Oswald may put in the bags for the picnic. Practice reading these words before you read the story:

put      the      of      no

gulp      sip      help      lug

picnic      problem      stump

lug – means to pull or carry something heavy.

stump – the bottom part of a tree that is left after the tree is cut down

sip and gulp are antonyms. They mean the opposite.

Story: “The Odd Picnic”: First: Think about a time you may have gone on a picnic with your family. Preview the story. Look through the pictures. Which Superkids are together on a page? What are they carrying.?

https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1SSPBhGj8AoS7iZhzeLgzPPUV05zt5ndZ?usp=sharing

Next: Read through the story carefully. Take your time. If you get stuck on a word, ask someone for help.

Last: Read through the story a second time. We will come back to the story tomorrow and read it again.

Mathematics: Use counters (pennies, dry beans, etc) to solve the following problems. Remember, when you are subtracting, make a set showing the first number. Then ”take away” the second number. How many are “left”? Say the number sentence out loud when you are done. That is called reading the number sentence.

8 – 3 = ____ 10 – 2 = _____

5 – 5 =_____ 13 – 3 = _____

8 – 4 = _____ 11 – 3 = _____

12 – 5 = _____ 13 – 2 = _____

10 – 6 = ____ 14 – 5 = _____

Remember: If you use your number line for subtraction, put your finger on the larger number and then “hop” back (toward “0”) to find the answer. Do NOT count the number your finger starts on.

Social Studies: Practice singing the Presidents song.

Here is a new link to another President’s song Video:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mt8xwp5TDAU

Science: Our Solar System. Watch the following video about our planet, Earth, and the other planets in our Solar System. Rewatch the video about our Solar System.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vb2ZXRh74WU

Physical Education: Do the exercises that Mrs. Johnson has you do for warm ups before gym class.

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 Word Wall.

Letters “m” and “p”

am      animal      comic     glum      gum ham      him     lemon      mad      mat      medal 

melon      melt      men      mend      mess      miss     mitten mud      muffin     must

smell      for     bump      camp      cap      clap

slip crisp cup damp     drip      drop      dump      flaps     flip      flop      gulp

gumdrop      happen      help     hiccups      hip      hophospital      lamp      lap lip

lump      map      mop      nap     nip      pants      pass past     part pen      pest pet

picnic      pig      piglet      pill     pigpen      plan      planet     plant      plastic

plum       pond     pop      pot      present      press      problem      puff     puppet      ramp rip

sip      slap      slip      slop     snap      snip      spend      spill      spin      spot      stamp

stomp      stop      stump     tap      tip      top      trip      up     upset      put

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Word Wall for “N”

bun      button      cabin     can      corner      contest     dentist

dragon      end     fan      fantastic      fin     fun      grin      grunt

hand     hen      hunt      in      insect     land      lend      lent      rent

nest      net      not      nut     on      ran        ribbon      robin

run      stand      second      send      sent      snag      stand

sun      ten      tent      tunnel      until      no      Supernoodle

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The President’s Song
Sung to: “Ten Little Indians” –

Verse 1:                              Verse 2:                            Verse 3:
Washington                      Lincoln                            Hoover
Adams                                Johnson                          Roosevelt
Jefferson                           Grant                                Truman
Madison                            and Hayes                       Eisenhower

Monroe                             Garfield                            Kennedy
Adams                               Arthur                              Johnson
Jackson                             Cleveland                         Nixon
Van Buren                        Harrison                          Ford

Harrison                          Cleveland                         Carter
Tyler                                 McKinley                         Reagan
Polk                                   Roosevelt                         Bush
and Taylor                       Taft                                    and Clinton

Fillmore                           Wilson                             Bush
Pierce                               Harding                           Obama
Buchanan                        Coolidge                          and Trump