I love reading about everyone's plans and looking at how other teachers organize their day. Why was I intimidated then? Well, it was because my students seem to be quite a bit further behind than other teacher's blogs I am reading.
Am I worried about this? Well, honestly, yes, I am. Only because I know where I need to get these little pumpkins at the end of the year. I am not, though, going to stress about how my class is doing compared to other classes.
This week we are still focusing a lot on procedures. Last week was a bit of a mess at our building so things were out of whack a bit. (You can read about why here).
I am planning to have a 15 minute (or more if needed) to just review procedures again. We will be reviewing and practicing everything from bathroom procedures to how to get a new pencil. I know this will help in the long run of the year as it will my students.
Without further ado, here are my plans:
Reading: We will continue working our way through the alphabet, but our main focus this week will be names. (I have quite a few pumpkins who do not know how to write their name) I plan on using my ABC book and then Deanna Jump's Name Unit.
Writing: I am not sure if we are quite ready or not for this, but we are going to start using Deanna & Deedee's Writer's Workshop Unit #1. (You can grab it here)
Math: We are learning about numbers 1-10. Last week we focused on 1-5 so this week we will focus on 6-10. We will use my Number Book and Math Centers Starter Pack to help us learn our numbers.
Word Work: We are going to start by trying to learn the difference between a letter and a word. Then we will learn about our first two sight words: a and I.
Science: We are learning about what a scientist is and then will complete some color mixing experiments.
My goal is do either my fall or farm unit next week, but I am not sure yet. I need to see how my pumpkins are doing at the end of the week. I would also like to introduce literacy and/or math centers next week, but once again we will see. I don't want to start it before they are really ready.