Unit Books (book links available in
right sidebar menu):
Additional Themed Books:
Show & Tell Thursdays:
Morning Meeting/Circle Time (daily skill work including:
weather, calendar, counting, ABCs, patterning, colors,
shapes, songs, music, finger plays, rhymes, creative
Creative Activities/Art/Music/Drama/Aesthetic Learning
(including Fine / Large Motor Activities):
I've been creating playlists on my iPod with my thousands of
songs. I'm not affiliated in any way with iPod, Apple,
etc. I'm just a happy customer that highly advises
creating a playlist!
I'm trying to figure out how to share the playlists that I
create with you (if you are of the iPod mentality!).
Language Arts/Literacy Activities/Social Studies:
Internet Links - supplementary
(outside links - These links have not been
extensively checked for appropriateness for your child.
Please monitor your child anytime he/she uses the internet.):
Depending on your child(ren), consider creating a favorites
folder based on patriotism so you can find the sites quickly
for your child to peruse.
Vocabulary Words: (Spanish and
- For the home page with links to
nearly any word in the
ASL browser, click here.):
colors, rainbow, white, pink, red, orange, yellow, green,
blue, purple, brown, black, gray,
* Mix and match activities to your
child(ren)'s interest(s) offering a balance throughout each day. Use your
child's favorite books as the basis for learning.
Introduce new books for interest. Choose active and quiet activities each
day and be sure to read daily! Tailor activities to
your child's abilities.
Motivation/Introduction ~ First Day of Theme:
Read My Crayons Talk, by Reeve
Lindbergh. Pull out a set of crayons and ask the
children to talk about what each color reminds them of.
Make a word list for each color on the corresponding color
Give each child a labeled colored paper square and have them
walk around the room/yard/neighborhood and find that color.
When they find the color (or at a designated time), they
trade color swatches with a friend and search for that
color. For ease, give as many colors as there are
children (using colors like light green, light blue, dark
green, dark blue, silver, gold for more color options or to
enhance the game for children who already know most of their
Lessons (one main lesson a day which can be broken
into parts as needed throughout the day):
1. Story: I
like/use the alphabet songs in the book in "Sing and Read" Alphabet Little
Books by Frog Street Press (Use any /k/ - hard Cc
sound - word books).
Find all of the /k/ (hard c sound) words in the book.
Show how to make the Cc sign.
My Favorite Color: Have each child choose
his/her favorite colored item and draw a picture of it,
using the color in crayons, colored pencils, &/or markers.
Label with word color and item name.