Sunday, December 7, 2014

Lesson Topics

Wow!  Long time, no blog.  Don't have a ton of time, so here's a run-down of the topics for the lessons that I've taught so far this year.  Being part of a fixed schedule with back-to-back 40 minute lessons is not ideal, but has forced me to make lots of lessons that I'm sure I can use next year too!

Kindergarten:

  • How to be a Good Listener
  • Story Elements (Pete:  Rocking My School Shoes)
  • A technology extension of story elements - Students used Paint to practice fine-motor skill of using a mouse to draw shoes and type their name into their work.
  • Story Elements and Paint (Elmer) - Students used Paint to practice colors.
  • Animal Alphabet and uppercase letters
  • Children's Alphabet, uppercase and lowercase letters
  • Nouns A Mink, a fink, a skating rink 
  • Categorizing Nouns Hello, Harvest Moon
  • Story Elements The Little Scarecrow
  • How to access our school's eBooks
  • Internet Safety
  • Rhyming Words and Verbs
  • Words that tell Where (Prepositions)
  • Sensory Detail Writing

First Grade:

  • How to be a Good Listener
  • Georgia career lessons
  • More Georgia career lessons
  • Mystery books
  • Fiction paired with nonfiction (text features) Rainbow Fish/Caring for Your Fish
  • Fiction paired with nonfiction (text features) Splish, Splash, Splat/Caring for Your Cat
  • Verb Tenses
  • Possessive Nouns and using PicCollage
  • Adjectives  I Need My Monster and Paint software
  • How to access our school's eBooks and practice logging-in
  • Internet Safety
  • Preposition Pilgrims and PicCollage
  • Personality Pronouns and PicCollage
  • Transition Words and Story Writing
  • Nonfiction Text Features review


Second Grade:

  • How to be a Good Listener
  • Georgia career lessons
  • More Georgia career lessons
  • Application of Georgia career lessons - making a logo using Paint software
  • Types of sentences Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus
  • Writing a Summary Tuesday and Flotsam by David Wiesner
  • Adjectives If You Were an Adjective and PicCollage
  • Adverbs Slowly, Slowly, Slowly said the Sloth 
  • Plot Diagram of a story
  • How to access our school's eBooks 
  • Online Safety
  • Commas in a Letter and letter writing Dear Peter Rabbit by Alma Flor Ada
  • Digging through the Dictionary
  • Shades of Verb Meanings and the Thesaurus

Third Grade:

  • How to be a Good Listener
  • Georgia career lessons
  • More Georgia career lessons
  • Energy careers
  • Complex Sentences:  starting with an adjective Max's Words
  • Complex Sentences:  starting with an adverb Miss Alaineus
  • Parts of Speech
  • Plural Nouns
  • Fables and PicCollage
  • How to access our school's eBooks
  • Online Safety
  • Prefixes
  • Comparative and Superlative Adjectives
  • Dictionary Detectives


Fourth Grade:

  • How to be a Good Listener
  • Georgia career lessons
  • More Georgia career lessons
  • Career application games and keyboarding skills
  • Weather research in collaboration with our gifted teachers for 4 weeks
  • Main Idea & Details
  • How to access our school's eBooks
  • Online Safety
  • Text Structure (Chronological Order and Compare & Contrast)
  • Text Structure (Cause & Effect and Problem & Solution)
  • Writing a Book Review

Fifth Grade:

  • How to be a Good Listener
  • Digital Citizenship and Georgia career lesson
  • More Georgia career lessons
  • Note-taking and begin research of career choice
  • Continue taking notes and researching for several weeks
  • Structure of a 5-paragraph essay 
  • How to access our school's eBooks
  • Keyboarding skills
  • Bibliography
  • Students continue to try to finish and type up their 5-paragraph essay on career research