Pre-K Unit 3

Spring/Gardening (Week 1)

Objectives for the week

ELA

  • Identify and make sound of the letter “v.”
  • Understand new science vocabulary: roots, stem, leaves, petals.
  • Order events from a story.
  • Recognize books can be fiction or nonfiction.
  • 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.
  • Count with 1:1 correspondence.

Essential questions and big ideas

  • What happens in the season of spring?
    • Baby animals are born in spring.
    • New plants grow in spring.
    • The weather changes in spring.
  • How do plants grow?
    • The Earth changes in the season of spring.
    • Plants need nutrients, water and sunlight to grow.
    • The parts of a plant-roots, stem, leaves and flower.

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Lesson index

Monday | Tuesday | Wednesday | Thursday | Friday


Lesson 1 (Monday)

Standards of focus

ELA focus

PKR1: Participate in discussions about a text. (RI&RL)

PKW3: Use a combination of drawing, dictating, oral expression, and/or emergent writing to narrate an event or events in a sequence.

Math focus

NY-PK.CC.1. Count to 20.

Models of delivery suggestions

Shareable link:  Mrs. E’s Chickadees (Day 1)

Tools, resources and strategies

Lesson resources
  • Anchor Text(s): Everything Spring, National Geographic KIDS
  • Game/Activity
    • Draw a plant and label each part-roots, stem, leaves, petals. Count each part – 1 stem, 3 leaves, 8 petals.
    • Plant some actual seeds! Do the same with counting. Extra seeds? Use them to make letters.
    • Go on a plant hunt to find a plant with all 4 parts
Lesson extension resources & tips

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Lesson 2 (Tuesday)

Standards of focus

ELA focus

PKR9: Make connections between self, text, and the world. (RI&RL)

Math focus

NY-PK.CC.1. Count to 20

NY-PK.CC.3. Understand the relationship between numbers and quantities to 10; connect counting to cardinality.

Models of delivery suggestions

Shareable link:  Mrs. E’s Chickadees (Day 2)

Tools, resources and strategies

Lesson resources
  • Anchor Text(s): Let it Rain
  • Game/Activity
    • Letter Hunt:  Write all letters, A-Z, on index cards and put them into a brown paper bag. Pull them out 1 at a time and find something inside the house or in the yard for each letter. For a challenge, write each word out.
    • How Many Drops?  On a baking sheet covered with foil, do different sizes of whipped cream or shaving cream. Make a prediction for each of many droplets of water or water bottle spritzes it will take to wash away the cream. Drop the droplets of water onto the cream and count how many it takes to wash it away.
Lesson extension resources & tips

Lesson 3 (Wednesday)

Standards of focus

ELA focus

PKR7: Describe the relationship between illustrations and the text. (RI&RL)

PKR9: Make connections between self, text, and the world. (RI&RL)

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.

Math focus

NY-PK.CC.1. Count to 20.

Models of delivery suggestions

Shareable link:  Mrs. E’s Chickadees (Day 3)

Tools, resources and strategies

Lesson resources
  • Anchor Text(s):  You’re a Crab! A Moody Day Book (SEL)
  • Game/Activity:  Draw a picture showing how you feel today-sad, happy, nervous, excited. Include feeling words with your picture if you’re ready to write words.
Lesson extension resources & tips
  • Read aloud
  • Provide your child with muffin tin liners, paper, crayons, markers, glitter, craft sticks, paper to make Muffin Liner Flowers
  • Here is a free printable for a felt board to do at home! Five Little Flowers
  • Materials
    • Jar, clear glue, glitter, how water
    • Construction paper, crayons

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Lesson 4 (Thursday)

Standards of focus

ELA focus

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.

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).

Models of delivery suggestions

Shareable link: Mrs. E’s Chickadees (Day 4)

Tools, resources and strategies

Lesson resources
  • Anchor Text(s):  Curious George Plants a Seed
  • Game/Activity
    • Make a Spring wand (We’ll use this with tomorrow’s book!)
    • Make your Own Garden Seed Packets:  Cut an envelope in half and turn cut side up. Write on each, Garden Seeds, ___ pack and draw a picture of what it is, e.g., Garden Seeds 4 pack with a tomato pic. Count out 4 beans (any kind, but lima beans work nice because they’re large)
Lesson extension resources & tips

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Lesson 5 (Friday)

Standards of focus

ELA focus

PKW3: Use a combination of drawing, dictating, oral expression, and/or emergent writing to narrate an event or events in a sequence.

Math focus

NY-PK.CC.1. Count to 20.

Models of delivery suggestions

Shareable link: Mrs. E’s Chickadees (Day 5)

Tools, resources and strategies

  • Anchor Text(s):  Abracadabra, It’s Spring!
  • Game/Activity:  Celery stalk science experiment – Put a celery stalk in water with food coloring. Let it sit overnight. Watch the food coloring travel up the celery stalk, just like water travels up a stem!
    • Sequence the experiment: draw pics of each step, count them and put them in order
Lesson extension resources & tips

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