Kindergarten Lesson Plans Week 5 featuring ideas for Chrysanthemum! Let’s do this!
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Week 5 Lesson Plans for Reading
Chrysanthemum by Kevin Henkes is a class favorite.
You can also find the video on Amazon Prime! SWEET! You can click: Chrysanthemum Video to view it!
As you know with our Engaging Readers we read the book several times to deepen our understanding of the text. Students work on retelling the text details with these retelling cards.
And we also compare the Lilly’s Purple Plastic Purse and Chrysanthemum.
Chrysanthemum Extension Activities
We also explore names with some math fun!
Chrysanthemum math center too!
You can find both of these activities by clicking Engaging Readers Science Math and More.
Week 5 Poetry
This back to school poem is fun. As you may know, we spend a week with one poem during our shared reading time. Each day we do a slightly different activity that follows a 5-day fluency schedule. You can read more about this by clicking: WHAT WORKED LAST YEAR? POETRY STATIONS AND FREE DOWNLOAD
This poem can be found in this unit: Poetry for August and September Set 2.
The recorded music and video can be found in this unit: Poetry Music and Videos.
Week 5: Math Workshop
During Unit 2 of the Guiding Kinders Math units, we work on composing and decomposing numbers. This can be challenging for students, so we give them a LOT of practice. We believe that math is learned with hands-on activities!
Then students will complete a response page. Although we offer a student response page for each day’s activities, I usually only have students complete a few per week. The juice is in the lessons!
You can see this whole group lesson by clicking Kindergarten Workshop Unit 2.
Math and Literacy Centers
Here are a few photos of centers for the week. You can find the product by clicking on the pictures.
Apple Math Fluency. Students can practice counting, subitizing, addition or subtraction.
You may download these lesson plans. I have used Hello Literacy Fonts (which are free for non-commercial use). You may want to download her fonts and install them on your computer first. This way the formatting will not be off. Naturally, you can change the fonts if you prefer. Download these plans by clicking HERE or on the image below.
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