The primary focus of this unit is to increase the understanding of days of the week and sequencing. The activities enhance student learning through areas such as weather, Louisiana food and culture, journal writing, and counting. This unit will give students an active learning experience with hands-on activities, group work, and experiments that will increase knowledge of days of the week and sequencing. This Comprehensive Unit Plan includes: lesson plans, activities, power points, assessments, descriptions, and teacher checklists.
1. The students will be able to identify the days of the week in order, make connections between the literature and calendar skills, and will be able to recognize and use terms of time periods such as today, yesterday, and tomorrow.
2. The students will be able to describe Louisiana culture and food and create a weekly menu of illustrations and food.
3. The students will be able to accurately identify the number seven, count to seven and back, and create ways to reach the number seven mathematically.
4. The students will observe and record daily weather from the beginning of the week, learn how to make sense of this data and predict the weather for the end of the week.
5. The students will understand prolonged sequencing by presenting their weekly journal that they made prior to the lesson and using this knowledge to create a weekly agenda for a fictional character.
*Books needed for this CUP: Today is Monday and The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle