Love the book by Eric Carle? Then you’ll love our plan, “The Grouchy Ladybug”! This “In A Pinch” emergency sub plan is ready when you're not, making your emergency sub planning a breeze! This one full day kindergarten plan provides engaging activities in Integrated Language Arts and Mathematics that your students will enjoy, and a substitute will appreciate during your absence. Activities are simply inserted into your regular day schedule as defined in your general information folder for a substitute teacher. If time allows, some classroom teachers prefer to prepare (copy) and organize the materials the sub will be using. We recommend the sub replace and prepare all items used before the end of their duty day so the plan is ready for future use.
This “Grouchy Ladybug” sub plan contains 19 slides and includes a 5 page detailed lesson plan with easy to follow instructions for each activity. The activities are interactive and develop good listening skills. In the area of Integrated Language Arts the lesson begins with a read aloud of Eric Carle’s book. Children are questioning, predicting, and building vocabulary as they listen to and make meaning of the story. Specific and engaging questions are provided. Following the read aloud children will complete a story retell activity that will be used for read-to-self retell of the Grouchy Ladybug story. Next the class makes a text-to-self connection by answering questions, then completing the “Ladybug Writing” activity. (This is optional class book material.) Children will enjoy a bug poem & song extension, in addition to the “Ladybug Thumbprint Art” activity.
In the area of Math children will create a fun “Ladybug Glyph” by answering questions and adding specific features to a ladybug. The class will make a list of reasons for telling time, discuss the features on a clock, and practice writing digital time before completing the “Telling Time Fun” activity of making a take home clock.
Music, Literature, and Computer extension ideas are also included in this lesson plan.
Throughout their day, your students are following the Core Standards and will not miss a beat with your absence!
Quotes from colleagues regarding this “In A Pinch” emergency sub plan:
“A much needed lesson plan in a jiffy!”
“I was feeling grouchy and used this one myself! Thanks!“
“Really loved the ideas in this plan. Great stuff! Thank you so much!”