Plants Kindergarten and Preschool

Lesson Plans Align With Common Core Standards


In the Plants theme lesson plans your students will be actively learning about what plants need to grow and the journey of a seed through the "The Tiny Seed Mini-Theme" and the life cycle of a plant.  They will be sprouting their own seeds and learning about seeds, stems and roots we eat. This will be followed-up with writing, crafts and literacy activities.  As with all our theme lesson plans, the focus is on developing early reading skills through the emergent readers that you will find below. 


Includes
- 125 pages of content for Kindergarten or Pre-K
- BONUS mini-unit
- 7 emergent readers
- 15 craft templates
- 7 games and more literacy center ideas 
- Math activities to cover 9 Common Core outcomes
- Smart Board activities
- Songs
- AND MORE!

 "Apples and Numbers" used at the beginning of the school year and "Plants" at the end

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Plants Theme Overview

Total of Seven Emergent Readers That Address Key Learning Concepts

Plants Emergent Readers

Readers are great to use to meet your reading informational text outcomes


Emergent Reader - The Tiny Seed Retelling

Great reader to use for understanding the needs of plants

This reader is a simple retelling of the book "The Tiny Seed" by Eric Carle

Suggested Focus Concepts

1.  Plant needs
2.  Plant needs experimentation


Emergent Reader - The Tiny Seed Retelling
This reader stresses the importance of trees

The book "The Giving Tree" by Shel Sliverstein could be used in conjunction with this reader

Suggested Focus Concepts

1.  Importance of trees
2.  Retelling key information found in the text
 




Emergent Reader - My Seed Book
Great reader to use for developing the concept of how we eat seeds

In this reader the students will be counting and coloring the seeds in the pictures

Suggested Focus Concepts

1.  Understanding about seeds we eat
2.  Matching illustration to the text
 


Emergent Reader - Plants Are Everywhere
Where will we find plants?

In this reader the students will be exploring the answer to this question

Suggested Focus Concepts

1.  Understanding that plants are everywhere 
2.  Identifying plants
 


Featured Literacy Center Ideas - More Within the Theme Unit

Focus Skills
- Identifying letters and their related sounds game
- Ordering the letters of the alphabet
- Word family "at"
- Matching rhyming picture cards
- Rhyming Board game
- Sight word activities 
- Matching colored words with their colored pictures
                                        
 
Rhyming Game
Sight Word Game


Preschool and Kindergarten Math Outcomes Addressed

- 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

 
Hug A Tree
Tree Writing
The Tiny Seed
Flower Picture Frame


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Includes
- 125 pages of content for Kindergarten or Pre-K
- BONUS mini-unit
- 7 emergent readers
- 15 craft templates
- 7 games and more literacy center ideas 
- Math activities to cover 8 Common Core outcomes
- Smart Board activities
- Songs
- AND MORE!
 




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