Every September (Back to School time), I use the theme of apples for my center/games/etc, usually around “Johnny Appleseed Day”. Do you like the idea of using real pictures for the non-fiction things you teach to your children? That is why I created this unit so that I can have “everything apples”, from our shared reading, our emergent readers, ELA centers and math centers! It uses real pictures for the vocabulary cards, Write the Room and Non-Fiction read-aloud "All About Apples".
In this packet you will find the following:
-“Write the Room” vocabulary (using real photos) and response sheet
-a “Read Aloud” Non-Fiction book (also using real pictures)
-discussion/comprehension cards for “Read Aloud” story
-vocabulary cards (with real photos) for pocket chart/word wall
-“Apple Life Cycle” Poster in color and B&W, one set with the stages and one without for students to label
-“Let’s Label an Apple” Poster and one B&W student copy without the labels for them to complete
-2 class surveys/charts (one “favorite color of apple” and one “Favorite Apple product” ) and response sheets for each survey
-an “Apple Study” sheet to use for “observing your apple activity
-2 Emergent Readers (one with predictable text sight words and one about Johnny Apple seed)
-“I Have, Who Has?” lowercase letters
-“I Have, Who Has?” uppercase letters
-“Quiz, Quiz, Trade” cards for uppercase, lowercase letters and beginning sounds (and directions for activity)
-28 playdough mats (upper and lowercase letters and a few blanks for name practice) ,a recipe for apple- cinnamon playdough, a response sheet and an “I Can” Center Poster
-Write and Wipe Alphabet Center card, response sheet and “I Can” poster
- beginning sound clip cards, student response sheet and “I Can…” poster
-“Mixed Up Apple Sentences” (with predictable/easy sight words), response sheet and an “I Can” poster.
-letter sequencing cards, alphabet strips, letter cards for finishing the sequence and response sheet and “I Can” Poster
-“Help Johnny Sort his Apples”-upper and lowercase letter sorting mats, response sheet, and “I Can” poster
-Roll, Say, Keep games- uppercase letters, lowercase letters, beginning sound, CVC word cards included (that is 4 different “skills” to use with one game!!!) and response sheet
-“Help Johnny find his wormy Friends” Pocket chart game (full group, small group or center activity matching letter to picture with beginning sound), student response and I can poster included
-Matching upper to lowercase letters pocket chart activity, response sheet and I can poster
-ABC order activity-put the apples in ABC order (upper and lowercase included) and response sheet
-“5 Little Apples”- Read Aloud
-“Count the Room” and response sheet
-“Count the Room-How many More Make 10?” and response sheet
-“Shake and Spill” game (decomposing numbers) and response sheet
-Sorting apples by different attributes: mats, apples, and response sheet
- 1-10 -number playdough mats and response sheets
-“Ten Apples on Top” Counting mats to use with playdough or use the included apples
-5 Count and Graph pages and response sheet
-Number memory game
-Matching set to number pocket chart activity
-Number tracing cards and response sheet
-Pattern cards (extending the pattern)
-5 Roll and cover games, with covers and response sheet
It is common core aligned and covers these standards:
SL.K.1 I can participate conversations with my friends.
SL.K.4 I can describe things and events.
SL.K6 I can be understood when I speak in class.
LK.1 I can print my letters.
LK.2 I can write a letter for most consonant sounds.
RF.K.1 I can recognize and name all of my upper and lower case letters.
RF.K.2 I can isolate and pronounce beginning and ending sounds in CVC words.
K.CC,1 I can count to 100 by ones and tens.
K.CC,3/K.CC.4 I can write my numbers and write the number that stands for a given set.
K.CC.5 I can tell “how many?”
K.MD.2. I can compare objects by certain attribute and describe the difference.
K,MD.3 I can sort objects by different attributes.
KOA.4 I can find how many more to make 10.
This is a huge unit that covers full group games/activities, small group game/activities, ELA centers and Math centers with “everything apples”! It also uses real pictures for the read aloud and vocabulary portion.