Kindergarten and Preschool Pets, Families and Colors

Lesson Plans Align With Common Core Standards


Your students will have fun learning about pets, colors and families in these theme lesson plans.  There are 168 pages of activities that will engage your young learners.  They will be learning about different pets and caring for them, identifying colors and associated words and beginning the journey to becoming a reader. There is also two bonus mini-themes included that relate to the popular "Pete the Cat" literature series of books.


What is Included:
- 168 pages
- 2 BONUS mini-units with "Pete the Cat"
- 9 emergent readers
- 15 craft templates
- 16 games and more literacy center ideas and templates
- Math activities to cover 9 Common Core outcomes
- Smart Board activities
- Songs
- AND MORE!

   
 

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Two Pete the Cat Mini Theme Lesson Plans

These mini themes are based on the popular literature selections "Pete the Cat I Love My White Shoes" and "Pete the Cat and His Magic Glasses".  

In these theme lesson plans you will find 2 emergent readers, 11 literacy games, 2 craft and writing activities and 4 math center activities.


 



 Pets, Colors and Families Theme Overview

You can view a quick snapshot of the readers that you will find included in these theme lesson plan packs. 

Featured Pets and Colors Emergent Readers

Total of Nine Emergent Readers That Address Key Learning Concepts

In each theme unit, the emergent readers are used to teach key learning concepts to meet your curriculum outcomes. In this theme unit there are nine emergent readers that are offered in both color and black/white.  The readers "Iguana Ice Skating" and "Dog Dances" are alternative readers to introduce the letters "Ii and Dd" in meaningful context (used in conjunction with the animated alphabet video).

Emergent Reader - Taking Care of a Dog

Great reader to use for meeting your reading informational text outcomes

This reader addresses the responsibilities of caring for a dog in simple and predictable text, allowing your students to be successful in reading.

Suggested Focus Concepts

1.  Letter "Dd" would be introduced in a meaningful context
2.  Students could cut and paste the pictures referred to in the text which builds on reading comprehension



Emergent Reader - Pete the Cat's Shoes

Great reader to use for character building 

This reader is a simple retelling of the book "Pete the Cat I Love My White Shoes" by Eric Litwin

Suggested Focus Concepts

1.  Introduces the letters "Cc and "Kk" within story context
2.  Coloring the pictures according to text (identifying color words)
 


Emergent Reader - Pete the Cat and His Magic Glasses
Great to use for positive character development

This reader is a simple retelling of the book "Pete the Cat and His Magic Glasses" by Kimberly and James Dean

Suggested Focus Concepts

1.  Introduces the letters "Cc and Gg" within story context
2.  Retelling the story by acting it out using the stick puppets craft provided
 



Emergent Reader - The Best Pet
The reader reflects on the process of decision making

This reader was meant to be used in conjunction with the literature selection "I Wanna Iguana" by Karen Kaufman Orloff (not necessary though)

Suggested Focus Concepts

1.  The letter "Ii" is introduced within the story context
2.  Gather information about iguanas to determine if they would make a good pet



Emergent Reader - Mouse In the Monster Parade
The reader is used to expose learners to color words.

The readers are required to color the monsters within the reader according to text.

Suggested Focus Concepts

1.  Letter "Mm" would be introduced within context
2.  Follow-up activities with identifying color words and the focus letters.
 



Emergent Reader - Funny Enormous Eggs
Another reader used to expose learners to color words.

The students are required to color the eggs within the reader according to text.

Suggested Focus Concepts

1.  Letter "Ee" would be introduced within context
2.  Follow-up activities with identifying color words and the focus letters.
 


 

Featured Literacy Center Ideas - More Within the Theme Unit

Focus Skills
-  Roll and print the focus sounds games
-  Alphabet naming games
-  Picture sorting alphabet cards
-  Color recognition (word) games
-  Rhyming matching game
-  Sight word games
-  Matching word cards to the correct pet using their knowledge of initial letters
-  Matching color words to the correct color
- "at" word family game















 


Preschool and Kindergarten Math Outcomes Met

- I know a number represents an amount of objects.    KCC.B.4
- I know the last number I say is the number of objects, even if I arrange them differently.   KCC.B.4b
- I know when I count the number gets bigger.   KCC.B.4c
- I can count 20 things.  KCC.B5
- I can write number 0-20 and show the correct amount of objects for these numbers.  K.CC.A.3
- I can tell if a group has greater than, less than or an equal amount.  K.CC.B.6
- I can compare two printed numerals between 1-10
- I can decompose numbers by how many tens and ones there are.  K.NBT.A.2
- I can sort objects into categories.   K.MD.B.3
 

Number Printing Practice

In the links below you will find a number practice printing sheets.  The focus of this theme is identifying and printing numbers 1-10.

Printing Numerals 1-5

Printing Numerals 6-10


Featured Preschool and Kindergarten Writing and Crafts - More Ideas Within the Theme Unit

 

Cat Writing
Dog Writing
Elmer's Colors
Pete the Cat

 



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Includes:
What is Included:
- 168 pages
- 2 BONUS mini-units with "Pete the Cat"
- 8 emergent readers
- 15 craft templates
- 16 games and more literacy center ideas and templates
- Math activities to cover 9 Common Core outcomes
- Smart Board activities
- Songs
- AND MORE!

 




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