This is a compilation of Little Language Learners best selling holiday thematic units.
Here are the descriptions of each unit:
Halloween with a Twist
Today’s early primary grades are all about the rigor of instruction. Rigor is necessary-but it needs to be fun for your little learners to stay engaged. This Halloween thematic unit allows you to reach your academic goals while infusing lessons with the magic of Halloween. Your students will build their vocabulary with provided poems and activities. Activities that develop LNF,PSF,NWF and sight word fluency will foster a great foundation for benchmark testing. Yes, you can create an enjoyable learning environment while providing strong educational opportunities for academic growth. This thematic unit has over 85 slides. (It is offered in color and black and white- a total of over 170 slides.) Make your classroom come alive with this thematic unit.
This unit uses the theme of thanksgiving to teach all areas of instruction in the early primary grades. It is aligned to WIDA and can be used with upper primary ELL Newcomers. Expose your students to the concepts and vocabulary of the Thanksgiving holiday while teaching math, rhyme, sight words, first sound fluency, phonemic sound fluency, nonsense word fluency, and letter name fluency. Concept poems about the first Thanksgiving are provided with complimenting activities. Poems are a wonderful tool to teach factual information about the historical origins of the first Thanksgiving. This unit is comprised of over 107 slides.Color and black and white versions are offered depending on your printing preferences.
Christmas, Kwanzaa, Hanukah, Diwali-Season of Light
I have been teaching children from many different cultures for the past thirty years in an inner city public school setting. I have developed this thematic unit called Season of Light to teach about cultural differences and the commonality of practices (gifts, candles, music.) that tie us all together. The month of December’s various holidays are the perfect vehicle to teach cultural awareness. The public school teacher has the opportunity to foster awareness, tolerance and appreciation of the diverse cultures that make up the dynamic of our society. Teachers have the power to create an intelligent and cooperative society. There are over 180(360 total with black and white versions.) beautifully designed slides in this unit. This unit is aligned with CCSS and WIDA. Enjoy teaching this beautiful thematic unit of December’s Season of Light, as you illuminate your student’s cultural awareness of the society in which they live!
Check out the preview to see some examples that reflect the detailed design of this thematic unit. Lesson plan suggestions and ideas are provided. Scaffold writing techniques and strategies are also provided. CCSS and WIDA standards are given in detail. Writing Templates, art projects, concept poems/activities, traditional holiday recipes, math and DIBEL practice are all found in this unit -plus much more..
*Laws regarding teaching religion in public schools state that we may teach about religious holidays and their customs, and may participate in the non-religious aspects of the religious holidays, but may not observe the holidays as religious events. This unit adheres to this protocol. Here are some of the items in this amazing unit:
Hanukkah Label Book
Christmas Label Book
Advent Holy Night Label Book
Diwali Label Book
Kwanzaa Label Book
Writing Templates for each Holiday
Poems and Activities for each holiday
Fun Poems About Holiday Things (candy canes, elves, gingerbread....)
Holiday Pattern Math Activity
Art Projects (wreath, Christmas tree, stocking, Menorah...)
Recipes for Kids (For each holiday-classroom friendly)
Scaffold Writing Activities
Holiday Word Matches
FSF, NWF, LNF, PSF, and Sight Word Printables
Lesson Plan for Holiday Unit
Season of Light flip book
Four Free Products Included!!
This is thirty years of beautiful creations. Too much to list. You will be very satisfied with this product. You will use it for many years. Good teaching does not go out of style.
This is a great packet of Valentine Kindergarten seatwork. The ELA material and the math activities are aligned with CCSS. There are also penmanship worksheets. These printables are a great to use at centers while you are doing small group work or individual testing. It will keep your children productively busy. Black and white versions are available.
Included in the packet:
Fill in the blank sight words
Addition inside Valentine Kitten
Color words worksheet
Valentine Poem and activity
Letter trace worksheets
Number match kittens
Valentine Shape worksheet
Valentine Writing Prompts