Pre-K Unit 4

Spring Week #2

Objectives for the week

ELA

  • Identify and make the sound of the letters ‘w’ and ‘x’
  • Understand new science vocabulary: rain, hail, clouds
  • Recognize books can be fiction or nonfiction.
  • 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.

Essential questions and big ideas

  • What happens in the season of Spring?
    • The weather can be rainy and windy in Spring.
    • People plant gardens and fly kites in the Spring.
  • How do plants grow and change?
    • Plants suck water and nutrients up through their roots and stem to help them grow.

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Lesson index

Monday | Tuesday | Wednesday | Thursday | Friday


Lesson 1 (Monday)

Standards of focus

ELA focus

PKR3: Develop and answer questions about characters, major events, and pieces of information in a text. (RI&RL)

PKR6: Describe the role of an author and illustrator. (RI&RL)

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): What is Rain? (NONFICTION)
  • Game/Activity
    • Shaving cream rain clouds: Using shaving cream, water and blue food coloring, make a cloud with rain coming down
    • Making rain out of our name: Draw a white cloud and write out the whole name. Make rain drops hanging down with yarn and one rain drop for each letter. Challenge-do your last name or everyone in your family
Lesson extension resources & tips
  • Read aloud
  • Materials
    • Shaving cream, water, cup, blue food coloring
    • White construction paper, scissors, yarn, blue construction paper or paint, crayons or markers

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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.

Models of delivery suggestions

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

Tools, resources and strategies

Lesson resources
  • Anchor Text(s): Curious George-The Kite (FICTION)
  • Game/Activity:
    • -Make a kite: talk about the shape (diamond) and write your name-Harper’s Kite!
    • -Counting up to 20: Add 20 items onto your kite
Lesson extension resources & tips
  • Read aloud:
  • Materials
    • Construction paper, scissors, crayons or markers,
    • 20 small household items

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Lesson 3 (Wednesday)

Standards of focus

ELA focus

NY-PK.MD.2. Sort objects and shapes into categories; count the objects in each category. Note: Limit category counts to be less than or equal to 10.

Math focus

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

NY-PK.G.2. Name shapes regardless of size.

Models of delivery suggestions

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

Tools, resources and strategies

Lesson resources
  • Anchor Text(s): From Seed to Dandelion (NONFICTION)
  • Game/Activity:
    • Dandelion Math:  go outside and pick as many dandelions as you can! After you count them up, sort them into small, medium and large
    • Dandelion Stamping:  After you’ve counted up all those dandelions, use them to make a beautiful painting. Use the stem as handle and paint with the dandelions
Lesson extension resources & tips

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Lesson 4 (Thursday)

Standards of focus

ELA focus

PKR9: Make connections between self, text, and the world. (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.

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.CC.5. Recognize whether the number of objects in one group is more than, fewer than, or equal to (the same as) the number of objects in another group. Note: Include groups with up to five objects.

Models of delivery suggestions

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

Tools, resources and strategies

Lesson resources
  • Anchor Text(s): We Planted a Tree (be sure to point out the different shapes as you read…)
  • Game/Activity
    • Draw and write about your favorite part of the story
    • Neighborhood Shape Hunt: We found all sorts of shapes in our book. Next time you take a walk or go for a hike, look for different shapes
Lesson extension resources & tips

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Lesson 5 (Friday)

Standards of focus

ELA focus

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

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

Lesson resources
  • Anchor Text(s): Cardinal and Sunflower (FICTION)
  • Game/Activity-
    • DIY Bird Feeder:  using a toilet paper roll, peanut butter, yarn and bird seed, make a bird feeder and hang it up outside. Watch to see the birds come eat from it!
    • Sunflower craft:  Using a paper plate, toilet paper roll and small, dark seeds (small beans work), make a sunflower. Paint the plate yellow, toilet paper tube green. Count out 20 seeds and glue them on.
      https://littleslovelearning.com/the-tiny-seed-activities/
Lesson extension resources & tips
  • Read aloud:
  • National Geographic Kids-Birds (NF)
  • Cardinals-Backyard Birds (NF)
  • Cardinals in Your Backyard Video
  • The Tiny Seed
  • Materials
    • Paper plate, plastic Easter eggs, yarn, buttons, twigs, leaves
    • Paper plate, toilet paper roll, small seeds or beans

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