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Pre-Reading and Basic Skills

Teacher Raelene Moen
moenraelene@yahoo.com

I have worked with children for over 16 years. I continue to teach Basic Skills at Perkins. In Basic Skills my goal is to assess each student and help them reach their full educational potential based on interests and needs. Not every child learns at the same rate, or in the same way which is why I plan my lessons to reach a broad range of abilities and learning styles. Each child gets group and individual instruction to help them advance academically. My curriculum has core points to achieve, with the flexibility to change with the children’s interests.  I work on making learning fun while teaching the skills and attitudes that will help your student become a life long learner.

Weekly
We will work on literacy and mathematics, along with social and motor skills. The book area, writing center and a variety of learning centers in accordance with our theme are always open.

Daily
We will have calendar and class meeting where we will discuss our day, introduce new letters, read stories or graph. We then move on to work on our projects or work in groups. Once our work is done the students will have an opportunity to have free choice time.

Motor Skills
Each week we will work on strengthening our small motor skills by utilizing small motor activities (peg boards, tweezers, games with small pieces) writing, drawing and cutting.

Pre Reading
Throughout the year we will be working on our letters a week at a time. Each child is encouraged to bring an item from home that corresponds with the letter of the week on Wednesday’s to share with the class for show and tell. Yellow group will share on Tuesday’s because of their lodge day.
All of our literacy activities and projects will coordinate with the letter of the week. We will also work on journals, letter sounds and recognition, digraphs, printing letters, words and sight words and for those who show interest reading words and books aloud. 

Pre Math
This year we will focus on counting to 50 or 100 and recognizing numbers to at least 20. Each month we will add more skills to practice. Depending on interest and mastery we could spend more time or less time on each skill.

 

Monthly Themes
Always check weekly lesson plans on bulletin board in hall. Themes subject to change.

September

October

A-C

D-G

Getting to know you

Dogs, Harry the Dirty Dog

Apples

Spiders

Bears and berries, Jamberry

Fall

Cats, Cookies week

Ghostly Halloween

In math: numbers 1-5, size

In math: numbers 1-10

and sorting colors

shapes and sorting shapes

 

 

 

 

November

December

H-J

K_L

The Hat, Caps For Sale

Kindness, Gingerbread Boy

Incredible families

Love

Jack and the Bean Stalk

Holidays

Thanksgiving

In math: 1-15 review

In math: patterning and shape sorting

 

 

 

 

 

January

February

M-P

Q-T

Mittens and mice, The Mitten

Queen of Hearts

Night

Rhyming, Valentines.

Owls, Owl Babies

Presidents

Penguins, Tacky the Penguins

Tops and bottoms

In math: 1-20 estimation,

In math: 20-30 estimation

counting by tens

count by tens and fives

 

 

 

 

March

April

U-X

Y-Z

umbrellas

Cinderella around the world

vegetables, stone soup

Perkins Post Office

St Patrick's Day

vowel review

In math: measuring

In math: symmetry

 

 

 

 

May

June

Digraphs th, ch

review

sh, wh

in math: simple adding

Digraphs review

maybe subtraction

In math: money