A week-long watermelon unit including literacy and math activities for the end of the kindergarten school year. May be used for the beginning of first grade school year. Also included are three cooperative learning activities using Kagan's Quiz-Quiz-Trade and InsideOutside Circle. Kindergarten Common Core Curriculum Standards are also incorporated in this unit.
1. Watermelon Switch- Teacher uses cooperative learning structure to have students pair up and quiz each other on changing phonemes in CVC words.(Kagan's Quiz-Quiz-Trade)
2. Watermelon Is, Can, Has Map
3. Watermelon Making Words- Students use letters to make words out of watermelon.
4. Venn Diagram- Students compare and contrast two stories: The Enormous Watermelon and The Enormous Potato
5. ABC Order- Students put ants in abc order.
6. Watermelon Pocket Chart- Students choose number words to write on their watermelon papers.
7. Watermelon Writing- Persuasive writing: Watermelon is the best!
8. What is Enormous?- Writing
9. Enormous Bubble- Brainstorm other words for enormous
10. The Watermelon Song- Use for poetry journal
11. Who Took the Melon From the Melon Patch?- classbook
12. Watermelon Poem- use five senses
13. Watermelon ABC- Use for poetry folder
14. Counting On with Ants
15. Watermelon Seeds- Students use tweezers to match black lima beans to watermelon.
16. Watermelon Graph- Do you like watermelon?
17. Watermelon Place Value- Teacher uses cooperative learning structure to have students pair up and quiz each other on telling the number.(Kagan's Quiz-Quiz-Trade)
18. Enormous Watermelon Seed Measurement
19. Watermelon Rhymes- Watermelon Book
20. Watermelon Addition/Subtraction- watermelon book
21. Watermelon Make Ten- Students work in pairs to make ten. (Kagan's InsideOutside Circle)
22. Watermelon Retelling- using class for retelling
23. Watermelon Seed- A Slice of Summer bulletin board writing
24. Eating Watermelon Craftivity
25. Watermelon Schema, New Learning, & Misconceptions
Added 2 new activities and updated (2013): Long Vowels Picnic & Counting 1-100