English Language Arts Kindergarten
Writing Standard 8
With guidance and support from adults, recall information from experiences or gather information from provided sources to answer a question.
Five Senses and Four Seasons Quilt
Students will help make a Five Senses and Four Seasons quilt and cinquain poem.
Pets - Stuffed Animal Day
Students will bring a stuff animal to school and create a class graph and individual pet books.
Students will create a class chart showing what they are wearing. They will also become "season watchers" to help them understand the seasons.
Students will learn about weather by taking walks in various types conditions: sunny, rainy, windy and snowy.
Martin Luther King, Jr. and Me: Identifying with a Hero
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day provides a great opportunity to teach about heroes. This lesson explores ways to help students identify with Dr. King - an American hero who lived and died long before they were even born - through reading, writing, listening, and speaking activities that provide a glimpse into Dr. King's life. Students record what they know about Dr. King on a KWL chart. They then read aloud the picture book My Brother Martin: A Sister Remembers and add information to the KWL. They take a virtual tour of King's birth home and compare it to their own homes. Throughout the week, they explore Websites and other sources of information about Dr. King, record new information on the KWL chart, and keep a journal of their own thoughts and ideas. As a culminating activity, they plan a birthday party for Dr. King to celebrate Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.
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