I had so, so much fun creating this unit aimed at Firsties, or as a review for Second Graders. All the activities are directly correlated to 1st Grade Common Core Math and Literacy Standards. They are listed below.
My inspiration was a Music Set of Graphics, from Glitter Meets Glue Designs. So if glitter and glam are your thing (and your students) then you'll want to give this a close look! It's definitely sure to get the attention of your Firsties and engage them in some meaningful academic activities.
The following centers are provided within the unit:
Use Your Headphones to Hear the "A" (Long A/Short A)
Rock Star Sentences (End Punctuation)
Musical Nouns (Common/Proper Nouns)
Boomin' Food Sort (Category Sort)
Singing Stereo Shapes (Shape Composition)
Time to Rock (Telling Time)
You're on the Mic (Reading/Writing Numbers)
Greater Than, Less Than, Equal To (Kinder Review)
Rockin' and Rappin' iPod Addition (Double Digit + Multiple of 10)
Each center has a recording sheet, I Can Statement, and Direction Card for the students to follow. This is a fun unit that could really be used anytime throughout the year, due to the wide variety of topics. You could even bring it out over and over and the students would love it because the music theme is hot! This is definitely one of my favorite units thus far! Take a look at the preview for a closer look...
1.NBT.4 Add within 100, using 2 digit + multiple of 10
1.MD.3 Tell time within hour/half-hour
1.L.2 Compose shapes
1.NBT.1 Read and write numerals to 120
K.CC.6 Identify greater than, less than, equal to
Language Arts Standards:
1.RF.2a Distinguish long/short vowel one syllable words
1.L.1b Use common, proper nouns
1.L.2b Use end punctuation
1.L.5a Sort words into categories