Literature

Eric Carle Day 5: The Very Busy Spider

Eric Carle Day 5: The Very Busy Spider

For our last day of our Eric Carle unit study we read The Very Busy Spider by Eric Carle.  We had a snack, made a craft, played a game, and sang a song.  We had so much fun with this unit study; I can’t wait until our family reunion next year, maybe we’ll have to do it again. The Very Busy Spider Read: The Very Busy Spider by Eric Carle Discuss: Farm Animals Song: Itsy Bitsy Spider or Old Mac Donald Spider Web Snack We used...

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Eric Carle Day 4: The Mixed-up Chameleon

Eric Carle Day 4: The Mixed-up Chameleon

Our story tonight was The Mixed-up Chameleon, which the kids loved.  They enjoyed seeing the different animal parts growing on the chameleon throughout the story.  We had chameleon cookies, a game, a craft, and story sequencing with this story too. The Mixed-up Chameleon  Read: The Mixed-up Chameleon by Eric Carle Discuss: Review colors and that everyone is unique. Song: Do You Have Green Skin? (sung to tune: “Do Your Ears Hang Low”) Do...

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Eric Carle Day 3: The Grouchy Ladybug

Eric Carle Day 3: The Grouchy Ladybug

Today we read The Grouchy Ladybug and talked about what kinds of things made us grouchy.  We tried to make a ladybug pretzel snack, played a counting spots game, remembered some story sequencing, and made a clock craft to practice telling time. The Grouchy Ladybug Read:  The Grouchy Ladybug by Eric Carle Discuss: Telling Time Song:  Ladybug, Ladybug Ladybug, lady bug — red and black. I see circles on your back. Ladybug, ladybug fly up...

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Eric Carle Day 2: Brown Bear, Brown Bear What Do You See?

Eric Carle Day 2: Brown Bear, Brown Bear What Do You See?

Day two of our Eric Carle unit study was Brown Bear, Brown Bear What do You See?.  This is E’s favorite book right now, I think he has memorized the order of the animals already.  We reviewed our colors, played games, had a snack, and of course made a craft. Brown Bear, Brown Bear What Do You See? Read: Brown Bear, Brown Bear what do you See? by Bill Martin Jr. Discuss: Review Colors Song: BROWN BEAR, BROWN BEAR Brownbear, brown bear,...

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Eric Carle Day 1: The Very Hungry Caterpillar

Eric Carle Day 1: The Very Hungry Caterpillar

I love this classic children’s book and so do my boys.  We had a snack, story sequencing, games, and crafts.It was so much fun doing these activities to my nieces and nephews who range in age from 5 months old to 6 and a half years old. The Very Hungry Caterpillar Read: The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle Discuss: Review the days of the week. Song: Days of the Week (sung to the tune of the Adams Family theme song) Days of the week...

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Eric Carle Unit Study

Eric Carle Unit Study

In this unit study we had fun with a few of our favorite Eric Carle books including The Very Hungery Caterpillar.  This unit study has 5 days worth of lessons featuring a different Eric Carle book each day.  I did this unit study in the form of bedtime stories on our family reunion with cousins, from infants to 3rd grade, it would be perfect for Preschool age children. Eric Carle Unit Study Day 1:  The Very Hungry Caterpillar Day 2:  Brown...

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Goodnight Moon Day 3: Nursery Rhymes

Goodnight Moon Day 3: Nursery Rhymes

For our last day of our Goodnight Moon unit study we had fun with nursery rhymes.  We saw Hey, Diddle, Diddle in the picture on the wall of the bunny’s room, and a little mouse with two clocks that reminded us of Hickory, Dickory, Dock. Nursery Rhymes Read: Nursery Rhymes by Kate Toms Discuss: Most poems and rhymes have rhyming words at the end of each line… Hey diddle diddle Three little kittens Hickory dickory dock The cat and...

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Goodnight Moon Day 2: Telling Time

Goodnight Moon Day 2: Telling Time

Today we worked with clocks.  We practiced telling time, made a spinning clock craft, practiced some spelling, played a game, and practiced our phone number.  J has gotten pretty good at telling time by now, so this was a great review. Telling Time Read: Goodnight Moon by Margaret Wise Brown Discuss: Look at the moon and the time on the clock on each page in Goodnight Moon. The time changes 10 minutes each page and the moon rises a bit each...

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Goodnight Moon Day 1: The Moon

Goodnight Moon Day 1: The Moon

We focused on the moon for our first day of our Goodnight Moon unit study.  We learned about the moon’s phases and had fun with Oreo’s and a painting craft.  J enjoys learning about outer space and has asked to do a solar system unit study sometime. The Moon Read: On the Moon by Anna Milbourne Discuss: Watch this Neil Armstrong video. The Moon is a satellite of the Earth and orbits around it. The Moon is the only object in space...

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Goodnight Moon Unit Study

Goodnight Moon Unit Study

In this unit study we learned about things in the children’s book Goodnight Moon by Margret Wise Brown. We learned about the phases of the moon, practiced telling time, and rhymed with nursery rhymes. This unit study is geared for early elementary students with 3 days worth of lessons.  I did this unit with my 1st grader and recommend it for Kindergarten to 3rd grade. Goodnight Moon Unit Study Day 1: The Moon Day 2: Telling Time Day 3:...

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