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Insects: A Thematic Cross-Curricular Unit (Grades PreK-1)

This themed eBook offers 81 pages of practical ideas and ready-to-use activities intended to assist primary educators in extending and integrating student learning. These activities utilize a wide variety of learning styles and approaches to meet educational standards in an exciting and innovative manner.

More than 45 reproducible blackline masters
Full-color photos showing activities and student work samples
Original insect poetry
Writing activities
Class books: These Are the Things That Really Bug Us!, Buggy A-Bee-C Book, and more! Student books: Bugs! Bugs! Bugs!, What is an Insect?
Math activities
Science activities
Cooking activities
Art Activities Music & Movement
Home connections
All of the activities and blacklines were designed by Tracy Jarboe & Stefani Sadler. Tracy and Stefani have over 30 years combined experience teaching in the primary grades.

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Please visit www.abcschoolhouse.com for more ideas and samples. This is a comprehensive unit on insects with many cross-curricular activities.
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Does this unit have any common core standards with it? It is more towards Prek and K. I'm a first grade teacher.

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Greetings and thank you for your interest in our Insect unit. I have used the activities with my K and 1st grade students, but with a little tweaking the activities could be brought up or down one year. This is a complete unit with activities designed to address all content areas and most are based upon Eric Carle's books. It is quite comprehensive and hope this helps you. :-) Tracy
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Insects: A Thematic Unit
Insects: A Thematic Unit
Insects: A Thematic Unit
Insects: A Thematic Unit