This product is the perfect kindergarten topic unit pack to use in December to get the kids excited even more excited about Christmas. This unit has been used in conjunction with the the movie, "The Polar Express," and the book, "The Polar Express," by C. V. Allsburg (not included). Our school went all out one year by letting the students come in the pajamas. They first heard the story, worked on their "Polar Express" activities, and then saw the movie with their cup of hot cocoa. To get them excited about the event at the end of the week, the students were given rides in the playground on our homemade "polar express". That was an experience I am sure they would never forget. The best part of using this topic unit is that teachers allow students to have fun all the while sticking to the T.E.K.S. and the curricula.
This topic unit includes:
*Instructional Focus Document that ties in all of those specific ELAR, Math, Science and Social Studies T.E.K.S. and makes meaningful connections for the students throughout the day and the week.
*Suggested Activity Web for ELAR, Math, Science and Social Studies
*The Curriculum Alignment Document helps teachers take this topic unit and use it in conjunction with their state adopted textbooks and supplemental curricula.
*The penmanship sheets are based on the story, "About the Polar Express by C. V. Allsburg" by Chaniquis.
*The Story Sequence cards are based on the story, "About the Polar Express by C. V. Allsburg" by Chaniquis which allows the students to color and sequence in order of events.
*The colorful story, "About the Polar Express by C. V. Allsburg" by Chaniquis
*The 'color me' booklet story, "About the Polar Express by C. V. Allsburg" by Chaniquis
*Story Vocabulary cards