Leslie Harville
Kindergarten
Leslie Harville
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About the Teacher/Welcome Msg

My name is Leslie Harville.  This is my twenty sixth year to teach in DeSoto County Schools. I have taught kindergarten for twenty one years, 6th grade Language Arts for three years and Pre-First for two years. I love my job! The honesty, sincerity and innocence of children always amazes me.

After graduating from Hatley High School in 1989, I attended Itawamba Community College for two years. Thankfully, my education was paid through dance and academic scholarships.  After receiving an AA in elementary education from ICC, I transferred to Mississippi State University where I graduated Magma Cum Laude in 1993 with a degree in elementary education. When I graduated from college, I moved to Desoto County to begin teaching.

My husband, Tim, and I have been married for twenty three years.  We have 4 children and two AMAZING grand daughter.  We are an incredibly busy family but love every minute of it! 

 

Class Schedule

7:50-8:25-Morning Work

8:25-8:50-Calendar/Shared Reading

8:50-9:10 -Saxon/whole group phonics

9:10-10:45-Centers/guided reading

10:50-11:15-Lunch (table 6)

11:25-12:15 -Activity

12:20-1:00- Envision Math

1:00-1:15- Complete Centers

1:15-1:25 - Snack

1:25-1:50- Recess

2:00-2:30- Rest time

2:30-2:45- Pack up/Closure

 

Sight Word List

red                 one               my        by

yellow            two              a           for

blue                three           the        did

green              four             in          her   

brown             five              we        him

black               six               like       not

white               seven          to         are

gray                 eight           and       for

pink                 nine            can        from

purple             ten              me         is

orange            be               come     up

zero                 I                   he          have

how                 get              said        look

little                 you             no           play

go                    am              do           has

all                     as               want       with

yes                   went           on           at

see                  was             an            will

love

Announcements

May 18th-21st

Lesson Plans

Monday:

Reading- The Pout Pout Fish by Deborah Diesen (on YouTube) After listening, discuss the characters, setting, and the beginning/middle/end of the story.

Writing- Write about something that cheers you up when you are upset or in a “pout pout” mood. “When I am upset, ____________ makes me feel better.”

Math- Practice addition to 10 using cereal or snacks. Ex: 5+3= , 2+4=

Tuesday:

Reading- 10 Little Fish by Audrey Wood (on YouTube) Before listening, predict what this book will be about. After listening, discuss if your prediction was correct. Why or why not?

Writing- Grab sticky notes and label as many things you can around your house. (table, tv, mailbox, etc.) Use inventive spelling.

Math – Count backwards from 10. Now try to count backwards from 20. (You may need to write your numbers 0-20 first, and then point to them as you count.)

Extra: Play Base 10 Bingo on www.abcya.com with tens and ones.

Wednesday:

Reading- Tickly Octopus by Ruth Galloway (on YouTube) Which character is most like you in the story? Why?

Writing – Do you like to be tickled? Write a sentence explaining why or why not.

Math – Practice subtraction using cereal or snacks. Ex: 10-3= , 6-1=

Extra: Play Base 10 Bingo on www.abcya.com with tens and ones.

Thursday:

Reading- Beach Day by Karen Roosa (on YouTube) What did the children do in the story? Did it remind you of something you like to do? What?

Writing – Make a “bucket list” of things to do this summer. Write at least 3 ideas down. Ex: 1. Go to Chick-fil-A 2. Ride my bike without training wheels 3. Eat a snowcone

Math – Count by 5s, 10s, and to 100.

Extra: Play Base 10 Bingo on www.abcya.com with tens and ones.

Friday:

Happy Summer! WE LOVE YOU!!!

 

May 11th-15th Lesson Plans

OCEAN WEEK

Monday:

Reading- The Whale Who Ate Everything by Dan Devoe (Also can watch it on YouTube)

EXTRA- YouTube- search “All about whales kindergarten” for fun educational videos

Language- Draw a whale and write words that rhyme with whale

Writing- Write a sentence about a whale and illustrate.

Math- There were 6 blue whales and 4 black whales. How many were all together? Illustrate and write a number sentence (ex. ____ +____ =_____). Count by 5s, 10s, and to 100.

Tuesday:

Reading-The Rainbow Fish by Marcus Pfister (Also can watch it on YouTube)

EXTRA- YouTube- search “All about the ocean kindergarten” for fun educational videos

Language – Draw a fish and write words that rhyme with fish.

Writing – Write a sentence about your favorite part of the book and illustrate.

Math – My rainbow fish has 7 pink fins and 2 green fins. How many were all together? Illustrate and write a number sentence (ex. ____ +____ =_____). Count by 5s, 10s, and to 100.

Wednesday:

Reading- Nugget and Fang: Friend Forever or Snack Time? By Tammi Sauer (Also can watch it on YouTube) EXTRA- YouTube- search “All about sharks kindergarten” for fun educational videos

Language – Draw a shark and write words that rhyme with shark

Writing – Write a sentence if you would or would not want a pet shark and tell why.

Math – I can see 8 sharks by the beach. 4 sharks swam away. How many sharks are still by the beach? Illustrate and write a number sentence (ex. ____ -____ =_____). Count by 5s, 10s, and to 100.

Thursday:

Reading-Mister Seahorse by Eric Carle (Also can watch it on YouTube) EXTRA- YouTube- search “All about seahorses kindergarten” for fun educational videos

Language – Draw a seahorse and write words that rhyme with sea

Writing – Write a sentence about what your seahorse would look like then illustrate.

Math – There are 6 seahorses playing hide and seek. 2 seahorses got lost. How many seahorses are left? Illustrate and write a number sentence. (ex. _____-____=_____). Count by 5s, 10s, and to 100.

Friday:

Reading- Way Down in the Deep Blue Sea by Jan Peck (Also can watch it on YouTube) EXTRA- YouTube- search “All about the ocean for kids” for fun educational videos

Language – How many syllables in each word?

seahorse, whale, turtle, crab, shark, dolphin, jellyfish, octopus, starfish, squid

Writing – Which is your favorite- shark or whale? Why?

Math – Write numbers 1-20

 

May 4th-8th

Lesson Plans

Monday:

Language – Listen to the words and identify if they have long vowels or short vowels in the middle. Remember with long vowels, “the vowel says its name”. Ex: tape (long vowel), cat (short vowel)

cape, bait, mat, lap, dad, rake, rain, paint, cap, wag

Writing – Do you like the rain? Write a sentence telling why you do or do not like the rain. “I do not like the rain because _________.”

Math – Find 10 different shoes in your house and line them up from the smallest to the largest.

Tuesday:

Language – Listen to the words and identify if they have long vowels or short vowels in the middle. Remember with long vowels, “the vowel says its name”. Ex: heat (long vowel), pen (short vowel)

meet, hen, help, green, cheese, tent, wet, deer, yell, scream

Writing – Write 2 sentences describing what you think your teachers will do this summer.

Math – Grab a handful of goldfish, coins, buttons, or anything small. Estimate how many you grabbed. Remember to estimate is to make a good guess. Now count your items. Was your estimate too high, too low, or just right? *If your child’s estimates are way off, keep practicing until their estimates are fairly close to the answer.

Wednesday:

Language – Listen to the words and identify if they have long vowels or short vowels in the middle. Remember with long vowels, “the vowel says its name”. Ex: kite (long vowel), pin (short vowel)

kin, pit, tie, bin, tide, sign, fix, pig, kind, pine

Writing – Where is the first place you would like to go when restaurants and playgrounds open back up? Write a sentence and explain why you chose that place.

Math – Play rock, paper, scissors addition with a sibling or a grown up. Directions: Each person holds up a number 0-5 with their hand. The first person to shout the answer (sum) wins. Change the number you hold up every round.

Thursday:

Language – Listen to the words and identify if they have long vowels or short vowels in the middle. Remember with long vowels, “the vowel says its name”. Ex: coat (long vowel), top (short vowel)

cone, hot, home, pond, bow, fox, rope, toe, mob, pot

Writing – Write your first and last name 5 times. Use your number word to complete this sentence. I am ___ years old.

Math – Find 7 different toys or stuffed animals and line them up from largest to smallest.

Friday:

Language – Listen to the words and identify if they have long vowels or short vowels in the middle. Remember with long vowels, “the vowel says its name”. Ex: tube (long vowel), cut (short vowel)

cube, tub, cute, hut, mute, rub, sun, flute, clue, bus

Writing – Draw a self portrait and label your eyes, nose, mouth, ears, hairs, etc. Use inventive spelling.

Math – Write your numbers 0-20 on post-it notes, index cards, small paper, or paper plates. Shuffle them into a big pile. See how long it takes you to order your numbers correctly. Go from the smallest to the largest!

 

*Please let us know if you have any questions. Send us pictures of your child! We miss our students and love seeing what they are up to- it doesn’t have to be pictures of schoolwork.


Morning Routine

Morning routine:

Calendar:  https://www.starfall.com/h/holiday/calendar/?t=289413357

Counting: https://www.primarygames.co.uk/pg2/splat/splatsq100.html   We use this website to count to 100, count by tens. count by fives.  Then We will randomly splat a number and discuss it. 

For example: 48 "What is the name of the number?"  48 

"Which number is in the ones place?"  8

"Which number is in the tens place?"  4

 

We are also working with numbers 11-12.  For example, show your child the number 12.  make sure he can count 12 items(pieces of cereal, pennies, buttons)  Repeat that with all numbers 11-20.  The children also need to practice printing numbers 1-20.

 

This is our story for this week.

 

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After we review our sight words and read our story, we review our sounds.  Here are a few songs we sing:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hOwcrhUBmJs

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8ZLuaZN3XkM

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FWIzQcjML1s

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T0iYz8c9gKg

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VgDmGu7Pur
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