Pre-K Unit 1

Insects

Objectives for the week

ELA

  • Order events from a story.
  • Recognize books can be fiction or nonfiction.
  • Recognize beginning sounds “m” and “n.”
  • Rhyme simple c-v-c pattern words.

Math

  • Count up to the number of the date.
  • Recognize patterns.
  • Identify types of patterns.
  • Write and order numbers under 10.
  • Identify which group has more and which has less.
  • Read numbers in the teens.

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Lesson index

Monday | Tuesday | Wednesday | Thursday | Friday


Lesson 1 (Monday)

Standards of focus

ELA
  • Participate in discussions about a text. (RI&RL)
  • Engage in a discussion using gathered information from experiences or provided resources.
  • Make connections between self, text, and the world. (RI&RL)
Math
  • Understand addition as adding to and understand subtraction as taking from.
  • Understand simple patterns.
  • Identify and describe shapes.

Models of delivery suggestions

Shareable link: Instructional Video from Mrs. E’s Chickadees – Letters Mm and Nn – day 2

Or 

Make your own!

Tools, resources and strategies

Lesson resources
Letter focus

Mm, Nn

Song

Winter, Spring, Summer, Fall There are 4 seasons in all

Anchor text

Shareable link: Are You a Ladybug?, Where Do Insects Live?

Game/activity
  • Catch the insect letter bugs – slap letters with fly swatters
  • Acting Out Insects – Choose 2
  • I’ve got an Egg, What’s Inside? Use giant pink egg to pull out 2 items a day (either M or N, continue counting each day, until Friday)
Lesson Extension resources & Tips

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Lesson 2 (Tuesday)

Standards of focus

ELA focus
  • Participate in discussions about a text. (RI&RL)
  • Develop and answer questions about characters, major events, and pieces of information in a text. (RI&RL)
  • Describe the role of an author and illustrator. (RI&RL) 
Math focus
  • Understand addition as adding to and understand subtraction as taking from.
  • Understand simple patterns.
  • Identify and describe shapes.

Models of delivery suggestions

Shareable link: Instructional Video from Mrs. E’s Chickadees – Letters Mm and Nn – day 3

Or

Make your own!

Tools, resources and strategies

Lesson resources
Letter focus

Mm, Nn

Songs
Texts

Game/Activity
  • Caterpillar w/paper links craft – write numbers on each link
  • Materials – green, red construction paper, scissors, coffee filter, markers, clothespin, pipe cleaner
  • I’ve got an Egg, What’s Inside? Use giant pink egg to pull out 2 items a day
  • Acting Out Insects – Choose 2
Lesson extension resources & tips

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Lesson 3 (Wednesday)

Standards of focus

ELA focus
  • Participate in discussions about a text. (RI&RL)
  • Develop questions and participate in shared research and exploration to answer questions and to build and share knowledge
  • Make connections between self, text, and the world. (RI&RL)
Math focus
  • Understand addition as adding to and understand subtraction as taking from.
  • Understand simple patterns.
  • Identify and describe shapes.

Models of delivery suggestions

Shareable link: Instructional Video from Mrs. E’s Chickadees – Letters Mm and Nn – day 4

Or 

Make your own!

Tools, resources and strategies

Lesson resources
Letter focus

Mm, Nn

Song

Pretty Butterfly

Text

Butterflies 

Game/activity
  • Sponge butterfly painting – (string in the middle), paint 
  • Materials – sponge, string, paint, lifecycle materials, paper plate
  • I’ve got an Egg, What’s Inside? Use giant pink egg to pull out 2 items a day
  • Acting Out Insects – Choose 2
Lesson extension resources & tips

The Butterfly – Read aloud

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Lesson 4 (Thursday)

Standards of focus

ELA focus
  • Participate in discussions about a text. (RI&RL)
  • Develop questions and participate in shared research and exploration to answer questions and to build and share knowledge
  • Make connections between self, text, and the world. (RI&RL)
Math focus
  • Understand addition as adding to and understand subtraction as taking from.
  • Understand simple patterns.
  • Identify and describe shapes.

Models of delivery suggestions

Shareable link: Instructional Video from Mrs. E’s Chickadees – Letters Mm and Nn – day 5

Or 

Make your own!

Tools, resources and strategies

Lesson resources
Letter focus

Mm, Nn

Song

Pretty Butterfly

Text

Butterflies (finish from yesterday)

Game/activity
  • Write Around the House – Put letters on each Post-It note (insects if you want to be fancy!), hide around the house and then practice writing each letter and making real words and nonsense words with the letters.
  • Materials – Post-Its
Lesson extension resources & tips

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Lesson 5 (Friday)

Standards of focus

ELA focus
  • Participate in discussions about a text. (RI&RL)
  • Develop questions and participate in shared research and exploration to answer questions and to build and share knowledge
  • Make connections between self, text, and the world. (RI&RL)
  • Develop and answer questions about characters, major events, and pieces of information in a text. (RI&RL)
Math focus
  • Understand addition as adding to and understand subtraction as taking from.
  • Understand simple patterns.
  • Identify and describe shapes.

Models of delivery suggestions

Shareable link: Instructional Video from Mrs. E’s Chickadees – The ULTIMATE Bug Book

Or

Make your own!

Tools, resources and strategies

Lesson resources
Letter focus

Mm, Nn

Anchor Text(s)

  • The Ultimate Bug Book (show pics only – NF features)  
Song

No song today, but you could easily repeat any of the other insect songs we’ve used!

Game/activity
  • Coffee filter butterfly 
  • Materials
    • Coffee filter, markers, clothespin, pipe cleaner 
    • Egg carton, marbles
  • Egg carton letter game – throw a button into the cup and write that letter, 5 sounds, come up with a word that starts with that letter and try writing it
Lesson extension resources & tips

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