Question of the Day How did you feel on the first day of school? On the first day of school, I felt ________. T372
Read Aloud We are going to reread the poem “My First Day of School.” What would the purpose be for reading or listening to a poem again. to enjoy it again to understand characters and setting better Listen to me read the poem. I will read accurately and at an appropriate rate. T373
Today’s Read Aloud “My First Day of School” First Fears I remember my first day of school. My big sister Judy walked me to the door of the kindergarten classroom. I had never been so nervous in my life. I had butterflies in my stomach. My knees felt wobbly. “What if no one likes me?” I said. “What if I don’t know where to sit? What if I can’t remember my teacher’s name?” Judy smiled. I guess she was remembering what it was like when she started kindergarten. She was probably remembering how she had been scared, too. Transparency R17
Today’s Read Aloud “My First Day of School” Opening the Door Judy looked at me and said, “Henry, you’ll be fine, I promise. Just be yourself. You’ll do everything just right. And you’ll make lots of friends, too.” Then she gave me a hug and said, “You’re a big kid now, Henry. You can do it!” Judy opened the tall wooden door and pointed the way in. As I stood in the doorway. I felt her hand on my back. “Judy has already done this,” I thought to myself. “And she loves school”. I stepped into the classroom. A room full of new faces turned to me. No one looked mean. I felt much better. I was ready for school. transparency R17
Today’s Read Aloud “My First Day of School” Where does the poem take place? Is the speaker scared or excited about the first day of school? What happens when the speaker gets to school? T373
Spelling: Short Vowels The letter e can stand for the short e sound, as in pet. The letter a can stand for the short a sound, as in sat. The letter o can stand for the short o sound, as in lot. The letter i can stand for the short i sound, as in lit. The letter u can stand for the short u sound, as in run. T374-375
CVC Pattern got batsitfunred What sounds do you hear in these words? Copy the words and underline the short vowel sounds. When you see the CVC pattern, the vowel sound will most often be short.
VCCV Pattern button insect landing Listen to the words. Each one has 2 syllables. This is how we separate these words: but/ton, in/sect, lan/ding
Phonics Practice s_st_rm_gn_t These words are missing their vowels. What are the vowels? What are the new words? Spelling Pretest
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Characters and Setting Characters are ___________________. The setting is ________ and _________ the story happens. T377 the people or animals in a story the time the place Think about “Ruby the Copycat” to complete the graphic organizer. Character: RubySetting: School is new to school Ms. Hart’s third-grade classroom copies Angela and Ms. HartPresent day likes to hop is new to school
Vocabulary 1. viewers: Viewers are people who watch something. Together now. Which kind of TV show has many viewers? Why? Why would a show that aired in the middle of the night not have many viewers? 2. survive: To survive is to remain alive, even after great difficulties. Together now. Which animals need water and food to survive? What does a plant need to survive?
Vocabulary 3. camouflage: When something has camouflage, it blends into its surroundings. Together now. When does a snowshoe rabbit’s white fur work as camouflage? What colors might camouflage an animal in a forest? 4.concealed: Something that is concealed is covered up so it can’t be seen. Together now. How would you know if a frog was concealed under some rocks? How could you tell if an animal was concealed under a rock?
Vocabulary 5. independent: A person who is independent is someone who does things on his or her own. Together now. Why does Maria feel independent when she walks to school by herself? When do you feel independent? 6.donated: Something that has been donated has been given away for free. Together now What would you do if a company donated books to your class? Have you ever donated canned food or clothing? When?
Vocabulary 7. The school reporters are part of the news media. media: The many ways that people communicate, including newspapers, magazines, and television are all part of the media. Together now. What other media can we get news from? 8. The science reporter does a feature on Freddy the Frog. feature: When reporters do a special report on a topic, the report is called a feature. Together now. What kind of feature do you like to read in a newspaper or magazine?
DOL do you want a slice of pizza. hildi went to the market yesterday T386
Grammar: Review Sentences A sentence is a group of words that tells a complete thought. Every sentence begins with a capital letter and ends with an end mark. A sentence uses word order that makes sense. A statement tells something. It begins with a capital letter and ends with a period. A question asks something. It begins with a capital letter and ends with a question mark. T386
Sentence Review frog the is hiding How can we change the order of these words into a statement? What mark comes at the end of the sentence? Let’s make the words into a question. On your paper, write one statement and one question. Remember to give it what it needs at the beginning and the end. We will then trade papers with a partner and rearrange his or her statement into a question. We will also rearrange our partner’s question into a statement. T387