This mini unit offers creative, developmentally appropriate ways to infuse many of the Common Core Math and ELA standards into the existing array of activities you use to teach and reinforce colors and color word recognition! It would make a perfect addition to your beginning of the school year " tool bag"!
Clearly written directions, materials needed and skills covered are included for each activity to make them easy grab and go activities to be used by yourself or in the event you need planned activities for a sub/guest teacher!
A listing of some of the activities in the mini unit are...
2 Math Story Mats
Animals to color and use to solve story problems
Questions to prompt deeper mathematical thinking
Following directions activity where color identification is at the core
Two class/individual books which reinforce color identification as well as color word recognition
Curious Cat - Emergent reader
Color word handwriting/directionality practice
Color word identification embedded with sight word identification
Phonemic awareness and phonics activities with color words
Story problems centered around colors
8 color craftivities with a writing/labeling component!
Also included in this mini unit are two charts listing specific Common Core Math and ELA Standards which directly align with specific activities in this mini-unit. They provide a quick, at-a-glance view of specific standard(s) you will work on with each activity.
In addition to that, are 5 mini posters with “I Can” Statements for Kindergarten Math and ELA CCSS Standards addressed in each activity. This will provide insight to your Kinders and T-K a.k.a Transitional Kindergarten kiddos about what they are learning to do! They will learn to speak the Common Core!
This mini unit provides you a colorful way to ease yourself and your kindergartners into the Common Core Standards, so you and your kiddos can say, "I Can Common Core!"