Week of 4-13-2020

Dear Families,

I hope this message finds you well and for those of you who celebrated I hope you had cozy and peaceful Easter with your loved ones. Here is the info you will need to have for the week! All the files have been uploaded to the googleclassroom. I am so excited because I uploaded a lot of digital files this week to make your child’s remote learning effective and easy to attain. This week starts our first week of showing and documenting proof of work for the last semester/reportcard of kidnergarten. I will learn more information at our staff meeting this afternoon and will share it with you as soon as possible. From what we have been told, this week will continue to be a language arts focus so that is what I have shared for your child today. It was lovely to hear so many of your child’s voices last week and I am right here should they be having a hard day and just need to hear a friendly voice. Please, do not hesitate to call me. I love them so much and miss them daily. We are required to be available a certain number of office hours a day, and I will post all our new requirements shortly. But please call or email me ANY time of day that is convenient for you and I will get back to you as soon as possible. I am here with both my children and Ben needs a lot of my time monitoring his sugar levels and insulin/activity to help control his levels but I am always here for your family. 🙂
Mrs. Ross

Language Arts:
LA: I have written another language arts lesson plan for you to use for the week with a new trade book! If you have not yet joined our google classroom please do so in order to show your child’s remote learning and hard work! You just need to type in the classroom code to join which is:

Mrs. Ross’s Google Class Code: itm6eu4

Spelling word Family -ot family (cot, dot, got, hot, lot, not, pot, rot, tot, shot)
Ideas to practice word families: rainbow writing, pyramid writing, roll and write, dry erase markers, magnetic letters, shaving cream tracing, q-tip painting words
Close Read Text: Frogs (by Elizbeth Carney)
Week Standard Objective: With prompting and support, identify identify the main topic and retell key details of a text.
Weeks “I Can” statements:
I can restate the frog life cycle in sequential order.
I can state how I grow and change compared to a frog
Week Theme: Frogs
Essential Questions:
 Can be asked orally. Remember to encourage your child to respond with complete sentences.
Q: How does the author and illustrator help us to understand the frog life cycle?
Comprehension Strategy: Making connections
Phonemic Awareness Objective: Substituting Beginning Sounds
-State the word to your child: “I’m going to say a word, and you will change the sound at the beginning of the word. Then you will tell me the new word!” Do about 5 words per day!
example: kit- take away the /k/ put in a /m/……..mit

*Journal Writing : Connection: All About Frogs! Draw a very detailed picture and write to show facts about frogs.
*Poem: Five Speckled Frogs  (I read the poem each day with the students identifying sight words we know as well as rhyming words)

On google classroom there will be the original lesson plan for you to click on and access everything! It is amazing and will map out the flow from Monday-Friday and all the materials you will need for the book. Enjoy and please do NOT hesitate to reach out with any technical issues! Have a wonderful and SAFE week everyone.


Mrs. Ross


(313)580-8622 cell phone

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