• Dear Parents,

    This week we are learning more about butterflies!  This is something the kids always enjoy.  I have included videos, stories, a simple art project and our very own Science Surprise continued from last week (see below).  As always, I would love to see pictures of their work.  We are also learning to read long U spelled with magic e.   Long U can say “you” like in use, or "oo" like in flute.

    In the attachments there are extra pages for your student if you choose to do them or save them and do them during the Summer months. Also, my website, lessons, resources and the iRead, kidsa-z, and iReady programs will continue to be available as well.

    Mrs. Gorton

    Daily planner -Week 7 May 18-22

     Below is a picture and videos of the cocoons at my home. If you didn’t get to see the caterpillars from last week you can Click here on        

    Mrs. Gorton's Science Surprise to see the video.

    In this picture the Caterpillars have made their Cacoons and are changing inside to become butterflies! This is called Metamorphisis!

                           cocoons

    Videos: Day 12 - time to come out!
    Video: 4 butterflies out   

    Video: 5 butterflies out
    Video: Butterflies are climbing and flying May 17, 2020

     Theme: Butterflies & Teamwork

    Sight Words for the week: good, who  

    Refrigerator Copy (summary of week’s lessons), optional coloring pages & optional science

    Monday:  

    •  iRead, www.kidsa-z.com for 20 minutes

     Video: Magic e

    *Video Opener

    * Listen to Big Book: "What's the Big Idea Molly?"

    *Writing: Use the paper attached to write about what happened in the story

      "What’s the Big Idea Molly?"

    * Kids read "Who Can Help?" They should read it twice.  

    * Math:  Complete one page a day from the attached-on Level Math Packet, and/or add in work from beyond level math pages.

     * Science: Butterflies.  Log into Scholastic Let's Find Out The class code is: millerk02  In the search bar type: butterfly Watch the video and then scroll down to read the magazine with an activity on the last page.

     *  Writing: This week we will be writing about the life cycle of a butterfly.  On the attached butterfly stationary (print out 2 pages of butterfly paper), write the first sentence about how it starts as an egg (e.g. First it is a little egg on a leaf.).  Then write the second sentence about how it becomes a caterpillar.  Have the children tell you their sentence out loud a few times before they write it.  Then have them write it on their own.  Be sure to check you started each sentence with a capital, used word spaces, neat handwriting, and ended with an end mark.  If you are feeling like a smarty pants, add an adjective.   We will write the other sentences on other days.  

    Tuesday: 

    Story: From Caterpillar to Butterfly  

     * Video: Long u sound video

    * Practice Book Write long u WORDS, use virtual pencil at the bottom of the page

    * Optional: Sight Word Sentence Builder

    * Kids read "A Good Time for Luke" This is an "on-level" book.  Kids should first look at the pictures and look out for silent e words.

    * There are also "beyond" level readings attached for those who need them.

    * Choose a sight word page and practice Rainbow Words 

    * Writing: This week we will be writing about the life cycle of a butterfly.  On the attached butterfly stationary (print out 2 pages of butterfly paper if needed), write the first sentence about how it starts as an egg (e.g. First it is a little egg on a leaf).  Then write the second sentence about how it becomes a caterpillar.  Have the children tell you their sentence out loud a few times before they write it.  Then have them write it on their own.  Be sure to check you started each sentence with a capital, used word spaces, neat handwriting, and ended with an end mark.  If you are like, add an adjective/describer word.   We will write the more sentences on other days.  

     * Math: Complete one page a day from the attached-on Level Math Packet, and/or add in work from approaching or beyond level math pages.

      * Optional Math: print and complete some attached math pages for "On Level," or "Beyond" level math students.

      * Optional PE: Butterfly Dance

    Wednesday: 

    *iRead or iReady or RAZ Kids https://www.kidsa-z.com/main/Login for 20 minutes

    * Wonders:  

    * Review that a pronoun is a word that replaces a noun, like she for Mrs. Gorton, he for dad, I, we, and they.  You can name off people you know and ask them to say the pronoun.  For instance: Grandpa = he.

    * Visual Vocabulary

    * Listen to the fable -"Elves and the Shoemaker"

    ◦ Leveled Reader for child to read: "We Want Honey" OR "A Good Idea" (Beyond)

    ◦ Optional: Long U Bird Game

    * Optional: Your child can read a page from the reading packet that corresponds to their level

     Choose a sight word page and practice Rainbow Words 

     * Math: Complete one page a day from the attached-on Level Math Packet, and/or add in work from beyond level math pages.

    * Science: Print and complete the Life Cycle of the Butterfly sequence page.  Here are some other optional videos on butterflies if your child is interested;

             How a caterpillar becomes a butterfly , or Life Cycle of a butterfly

    *  Writing: After the story, take out your butterfly paper and write your third sentence about how it makes a cocoon.  Use an adjective in your sentence- like little.

     * Optional Art: Easy & fun Butterfly Craft Mrs. Amkraut shows you how 

    * Optional PE:  Go Noodle-Poppin' Bubbles

     * Optional Music: Butterfly Song https://youtu.be/ilNwX9-_Kko 

    Thursday: 

    * iRead or iReady or RAZ Kids https://www.kidsa-z.com/main/Login for 20 minutes 

    *  Wonders:

    * Have your child read "Tube Race" (this is also a good story to review solid shapes, cylinder, cube) or there are attached readers for Beyond level students to read.

    * Silent E Words Page - print out attached page- fill in the letters, then read the words to an adult.

    Optional- Video: of the Book: The Very Hungry Caterpillar

    *Writing: The last sentence you will write about how out of the cocoon came a butterfly. Make a Flipgrid and read your sentences about how caterpillars become butterflies (practice reading your sentences first). Go to our class Flip Grid at https://flipgrid.com/gorton0 and enter your 9-diget #.

    • Choose a sight word page and practice Rainbow Words word      
    • Math: Complete one page a day from the attached-on Level Math Packet, and/or add in work from beyond level math pages.
    • Optional PE : Kids Yoga- "Fly Like a Butterfly"

    Friday:  

    * iRead or iReady or RAZ Kids https://www.kidsa-z.com/main/Login for 20 minutes 

    * Wonders : 

    * Have your child read "The Sad Duke" or there are attached readers for Beyond level students to read.

    * Pronoun Activity

    * Sight word page and practice Rainbow Words 

    * Math:  Complete one page a day from the attached-on Level Math Packet, and/or add in work beyond level math pages.

    Music: "Goin' Down To Mexico (The Monarch Butterfly Song)" about monarch migrations

     

    *Optional Writing: Use the attached writing paper to write 3 facts you learned about butterflies.  Use an adjective to make your sentence sparkle.

Last Modified on May 18, 2020