Pre-K Unit 2

Frogs

Objectives for the week

ELA

  • Identify and make two sounds of the letter ‘u’ (short and long).
  • Understand new science vocabulary: amphibian, habitat, camouflage.
  • 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

  • Recognize attribute of basic shapes, triangle, square, rectangle, circle.
  • Count up to the number of the date.
  • Recognize patterns.
  • Identify types of patterns.
  • Make predictions of distance using non-standard measure.
  • Write and order numbers under 10.
  • Identify which group has more and which has less. Read numbers in the teens.

Essential questions and big ideas of the unit

  • How do frogs change and grow?
    • Frogs are amphibians and begin as tadpoles and grow into frogs.
  • How do frogs use their bodies to help survive in their habitat?
    • Frogs long sticky tongues help them to catch their food.
    • Frogs long strong legs help them to jump and swim.

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Lesson index

Monday | Tuesday | Wednesday | Thursday | Friday


Lesson 1 (Monday)

Standards of focus

ELA focus
  • PKW7: Engage in a discussion using gathered information from experiences or provided resources.
  • PKR1: Participate in discussions about a text. (RI&RL)
  • PKR3: Develop and answer questions about characters, major events, and pieces of information in a text. (RI&RL)
Math focus
  • NY-PK.CC.1. Count to 20.

Models of delivery suggestions

  • Read aloud
  • Songs and activities

Tools, resources and strategies

Lesson resources
  • Anchor Text(s): Tadpole to Frog, pgs. 4-19 (NF) intro the process of tadpole to frog
  • Alternate: From Tadpole to Frog Read Aloud
  • Game/Activity
    • Frog jumps: See how far you can jump just like a frog. Make a prediction on how many (use nonstandard msmt here?-shoes, blocks,etc)
    • The Lily Pad HOP-draw lily pads on green paper, 1 for each child. Choose something to be the “frogs” use a die to roll to see how many frogs hop onto your lily pad. Compare–more, less, equal, most, least
  • Materials: Tape, green paper, die, counters
Lesson extension resources & tips

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Lesson 2 (Tuesday)

Standards of focus

ELA focus
  • PKR6: Describe the role of an author and illustrator. (RI&RL)
  • PKR7: Describe the relationship between illustrations and the text. (RI&RL)
  • PKR9: Make connections between self, text, and the world. (RI&RL)
Math focus
  • NY-PK.CC.1. Count to 20.
  • NY-PK.G.1. Describe objects in the environment using names of shapes, and describe the relative positions of these objects using terms such as top, bottom, up, down, above, below, in front of, behind, over, under, and next to.
  • NY-PK.G.2. Name shapes regardless of size.

Models of delivery suggestions

  • Read aloud
  • Songs and Activities

Tools, resources and strategies

Lesson resources
  • Anchor Text(s): I Don’t Want To Be A Frog! (F)
  • Game/Activity:
    • Frog Paper Bag Puppet: Make a frog puppet from a paper bag
    • Sticky Frog Tongue Letters: Using party blowouts, “eat up” the letter bugs by blowing the “tongue” the part that comes out when blown and hitting a letter. Parents say, “Find me a letter U bug and eat it up” Child will blow out and hit the letter U card. Extra-have the child draw and cut out a frog face on green paper. Slip the frog face onto the top of the blow out.
Lesson extension resources & tips

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Lesson 3 (Wednesday)

Standards of focus

ELA focus
  • PKW2: Use a combination of drawing, dictating, oral expression, and/or emergent writing to name a familiar topic and supply information in child-centered, authentic, play-based learning.
  • PKW4: Create a response to a text, author, or personal experience (e.g., dramatization, artwork, or poem).
  • PKR6: Describe the role of an author and illustrator. (RI&RL)
Math focus
  • NY-PK.CC.1. Count to 20.
  • NY-PK.G.1. Describe objects in the environment using names of shapes, and describe the relative positions of these objects using terms such as top, bottom, up, down, above, below, in front of, behind, over, under, and next to.
  • NY-PK.G.2. Name shapes regardless of size.

Models of delivery suggestions

  • Read aloud
  • Songs and Activities

Tools, resources and strategies

Lesson resources
  • Anchor Text(s):  National Geographic KIDS-Frogs!, pgs. 4-21 (NF)
  • Game/Activity
    • Make a “Frogs Eat” book.
      • Each page says, “Frogs eat_________”
      • Kids (or parents if they aren’t ready…) will write in different things frogs eat on each page and draw a picture
    • Frog eats insects activity to download and print
    • Feed the Frog Fine Motor Jar: Cut a rectangle shaped slit in the top of a plastic container (sour cream size or so). Using tweezers, the kids “feed” the frogs “bugs” pieces of yarn, small Legos, anything tiny enough to fit into the rectangle shaped slit. They can decorate the top of the jar to look like a frog face, mouth at the open slit
Lesson extension resources & tips
  • Read aloud:
  • Find the Frog: Use any type of toy frog, print, draw or cut a picture of one, or use the puppet you created. Have your child(ren) count to 10 while you ‘hide’ the frog. You can place the frog under, over, inside, next to, on top of, between places to help your child learn positional vocabulary!
  • Materials:
    • Paper, crayons
    • Sour cream type plastic containers, tweezers, construction paper and paint (both optional), scissors

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Lesson 4 (Thursday)

Standards of focus

ELA focus
  • PKR1: Participate in discussions about a text. (RI&RL)
  • PKW6: Develop questions and participate in shared research and exploration to answer questions and to build and share knowledge.
  • PKR9: Make connections between self, text, and the world. (RI&RL)
Math focus
  • NY-PK.CC.1. Count to 20.
  • NY-PK.CC.2. Represent a number of objects (0 – 5), with a written numeral 0–5 (with 0 representing a count of no objects).
  • NY-PK.G.1. Describe objects in the environment using names of shapes, and describe the relative positions of these objects using terms such as top, bottom, up, down, above, below, in front of, behind, over, under, and next to.
  • NY-PK.G.2. Name shapes regardless of size.

Models of delivery suggestions

  • Read aloud
  • Songs and Activities

Tools, resources and strategies

Lesson resources
  • Anchor Text(s): Frog on a Log? (F)
    RHYME!
  • Game/Activity:
    • Frogs on a log craft:  Draw & cut a brown rectangle (log) Kids choose playing cards and count that many “frogs” onto the log. Buttons, beans, pasta noodles can be used as “frogs” Paint the items green to bring in a creative arts piece
    • Shaving cream letters and numbers: Use shaving on a cookie sheet to practice forming letters, numbers and shapes
Lesson extension resources & tips

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Lesson 5 (Friday)

Standards of focus

ELA focus
  • PKW2: Use a combination of drawing, dictating, oral expression, and/or emergent writing to name a familiar topic and supply information in child-centered, authentic, play-based learning.
  • PKR6: Describe the role of an author and illustrator. (RI&RL)
  • PKW4: Create a response to a text, author, or personal experience (e.g., dramatization, artwork, or poem).
Math focus
  • NY-PK.OA.2. Duplicate and extend simple patterns using concrete objects.
  • NY-PK.CC.1. Count to 20.

Models of delivery suggestions

  • Read aloud
  • Songs and Activities

Tools, resources and strategies

Lesson resources
  • Anchor Text(s): Red-Eyed Tree Frog (NF)
  • Game/Activity:
Lesson extension resources & tips
  • Read aloud:
  • Lily Pad Jumping: Cut out some large lily pad shapes from green poster paper or newspaper. Place them around the room and have children jump from lily pad to lily pad.
  • Materials:
    • paper plates, Play-doh or other various craft materials
    • Construction paper, glue, scissors, paint (optional)

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