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ABC Chart

ABC Chart: Use with Joe’s “ABC Song” from the album Abracadabra. This PDF includes: · A black and white picture alphabet · A color version of the alphabet · Individual, quarter page size letters of the alphabet View or download this document

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UNIT TOPIC: BOOKS

UNIT TOPIC: BOOKS A Sample Lesson Materials S – Listen to: “Read a Book” (Deep in the Jungle). Song: “Read a Book” (Deep in the Jungle) A – Read: Simon’s Book by Henrick Dresher. Discuss and define the roles of authors and illustrators. Book: Simon’s Book by Henrick Dresher F – View: Reading Rainbow – Simon’s Book TV, VCR, and tape of Reading…

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UNIT TOPIC: WINTER / SNOW

UNIT TOPIC: WINTER / SNOW A Sample Lesson Materials S – Listen to: “In The Freezer” (Traffic Jams). Song: “In The Freezer” (Traffic Jams) A – Take crushed ice and build a small snowman. Put it in the freezer. Let students predict what will happen to the snowman while it is in the freezer. Let them predict…

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UNIT TOPIC: RHYMING WORDS

UNIT TOPIC: RHYMING WORDS A Sample Lesson Materials S – Play: “The Name Game”. Say a student’s name but change the beginning sound. (Students will think this is funny!) Song: “Bahamas Pajamas” (Bahamas Pajamas) A – Listen to: “Bahamas Pajamas” (Bahamas Pajamas). Discuss. F – Have students complete the sentence: I said ____________ but you thought I said…

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UNIT TOPIC: COOKING

UNIT TOPIC: COOKING A Sample Lesson Materials S – Ask students to tell the meaning of “mix” and “recipe”. Listen to: “Grape Jelly Cure” (Late Last Night). Song: “Grape Jelly Cure” (Late Last Night) A – With the students’ help, write out the “recipe” for the “Grape Jelly Cure”. large recipe card F – Use a “recipe” to…

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UNIT TOPIC: GRANDPARENTS / THE ELDERLY

UNIT TOPIC: GRANDPARENTS / THE ELDERLY A Sample Lesson Materials S – Listen to: “Grandmas and Grandpas” (Deep in the Jungle). Song: “Grandmas and Grandpas” (Deep in the Jungle) A – Read: When I Go Visiting by Ann and Harlow Rockwell. Book: When I Go Visiting by Ann and Harlow Rockwell F – Set up a special time for grandparents or an…

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UNIT TOPIC: SLEEP / DREAMS / NIGHTMARES

UNIT TOPIC: SLEEP / DREAMS / NIGHTMARES A Sample Lesson Materials S – Listen to: “Under Your Bed” (Traffic Jams). Song: “Under Your Bed” (Traffic Jams) A – Ask students if they ever imagined that something was under their beds. Discuss. Read: My Mama Says There Aren’t Any Zombies, Ghosts, Vampires, Creatures, Demons, Monsters, Fiends, Goblins or Things by…

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UNIT TOPIC: RESPONSIBILITY

UNIT TOPIC: RESPONSIBILITY A Sample Lesson Materials S – Listen to: “Inappropriate” (Even Trolls Have Moms). Discuss the meaning of “appropriate” and “inappropriate”. Song: “Inappropriate” (Even Trolls Have Moms) A – Have students brainstorm “appropriate” and “inappropriate” behavior. Write responses on a chart: appropriate     inappropriate chart F – Give the students situations to act out that are examples of…

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UNIT TOPIC: SCHOOL EXPERIENCE

UNIT TOPIC: SCHOOL EXPERIENCE A Sample Lesson Materials S – Listen to: “”First Day” (Even Trolls Have Moms). Song: “”First Day” (Even Trolls Have Moms) A – Brainstorm the kinds of feelings that students have about the first day of school. F – List their feelings on a chart: Feelings Chart E – Students will draw a picture to…

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