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This packet contains the lesson plans and printables from WEEK 4 of our 36-week SEL-integrated Kindergarten Heroes™ curriculum.
WEEK 4 THEME – HEROES ARE MODEST!
This packet integrates with the Kindergarten Heroes™ complete year curriculum, however you can adapt these math lessons to work as stand-alone units as well. The theme of Kindergarten Heroes™ Week 4 is Sir Edmund Hillary! Our Character trait focus is Heroes Are Modest (Show Humility). Our SEL strategy is "Take the Hope Float".
WEEK 4 FOCUS (Independent Literacy and Centers)
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This week in your literacy centers instruction you will be embarking on a new center. You will be introducing your students to the creative writing center. This center is one of my personal favorites as it truly allows your students to be creative as they learn to express themselves through our written language. You will see them share ideas and stories from their own experiences. They will discover that through writing they have the ability to share knowledge and experiences that only they can share. You will see your students in a new light through their writing. Allowing your students the opportunity to practice writing and letter formations is essential to building their skills and both reading and of course writing.
That is why this week is completely devoted to establishing a creative writing center. There are lessons that provide you will both resources for helping your students write independently as well as to develop an understanding that each of us have unique and special stories to tell based on our memories and interests. We also teach them how to make their own mini book for stories as well as how to write to a prompt.
By the end of the week your students will be shouting from the mountain tops that they love to write and express their ideas.
KINDERGARTEN HEROES™ LITERACY CENTERS in the Kindergarten Heroes™ Independent Literacy and Centers packets (this is Week 4 of 36) you will receive step-by-step lesson plans and printables to start up six independent literacy centers in your classroom as well as all of the coordinating printables, weekly. The first five weeks (this is week 4) teach students procedural lessons to get the centers established while weeks 6-36 contain the themed center printables that go along with the weekly themes in the Kindergarten Heroes™ curriculum. The six centers are:
1. Independent Reading
2. Partner Reading
3. Listen to Reading
4. Creative Writing
5. Word Work
6. Play Skillfully
WEEK 4 LESSONS
You will receive 5 lesson plans and scripts with Social Emotional teaching tips and SEL and state standards met. Additionally, you will receive one-page weekly and daily overviews for the following lessons:
· Lesson 1 - Creative Writing Tools – 20m
· Lesson 2 – Sharing Writing Ideas - 20m
· Lesson 3 – Mini-book - 20m
· Lesson 4 – How to write a prompt - 20m
· Lesson 5 – Putting it all together - 15m
WEEK 4 PRINTABLES
SOCIAL EMOTIONAL LEARNING
This curriculum is fully SEL-integrated across all subjects. According to the Collaborative for Academic, Social and Emotional Learning (CASEL) and the Aspen Institute's Commission on Social, Emotional and Academic Development, SEL-integrated curriculum is needed to strengthen student outcomes and life success. Research has conclusively proven that SEL skills work, can be taught and not only improve social skills but also improve academic development.
KINDERGARTEN HEROES™ COORDINATING RESOURCES
The Independent Literacy and Centers lesson plans may be used conjunction with the matching Kindergarten Heroes™ subjects (Math, Science, SEL, etc) or as a standalone subject to suit your needs. For additional Language instruction, see also the Week 4 Interactive Read Aloud and Week 4 Phonics & Fluency packs. Buy the complete year bundle and save!
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