This unique combination of fun literacy activities, based on a Dr. Suess book, plus an addition math game using dominoes, makes this mini unit an excellent resource.
The HOUSE theme links the math and literacy components together and the ideas for both subjects, are endless.
"In A People House", written by Theo LeSieg and part of the Dr. Suess series, lends itself wonderfully to having primary students count, discuss and list household items.
A short book summary has been included to give you the main idea and the story is a wonderful springboard, allowing for the practice and reinforcement of numerous skills.
You can start with brainstorming activities, move into categorizing, tallying, graphing, adding, problem solving and predicting.
The Full House Domino Addition game boards are an excellent compliment for motivating young students to practice their addition to 24 skills in a very "hands-on", engaging way.
These games and activities will keep your students busy for weeks and the blackline masters allow for terrific homework/play extensions and for including in math or literacy journals.
Combining math and literature with a common theme is an excellent way to integrate concepts that are necessary and interesting for kids.
Engage your "Little Geniuses" with this mini unit and you will see and hear their learning.