This unit is designed for Kindergarten or PreK students. It is written to be implemented at the start of the school year and utilizes some of Audrey Penn's books about Chester Raccoon as a literacy link. The unit also provides young students the chance to begin using glue, glue sticks, pencils, and crayons to develop fine motor skills. The unit plan also includes a home to school link and poems for shared reading or a poetry center. The unit was developed by Kate Hanlon.