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What Do Families Look Like? Kindergarten Week Long Unit by Mind Map: What Do Families Look
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What Do Families Look Like? Kindergarten Week Long Unit

Animal math game - puzzle match game

S4.C2.PO1 Describe that most animals will grow to resemble their parents

Social Studies

How can we help each other? Brainstorm a list together. Have students discuss in small groups and share. Ask students to roll play using family puppets.

S3.C4.PO3 Discuss the importance of students contributing to a community (family)

What does being part of a family mean? Discuss in pairs and make a web as a class. Role play ways to be responsible and a good family member.

S3.C4.PO2 Recognize the rights and responsibilities of citizenship

Science

Draw and label animal babies and parents - show examples using the internet

S4.C2.PO1 Describe that most animals will grow to resemble their parents

Adult & Baby Animals Smart Board Site http://www.crickweb.co.uk/assets/resources/flash.php?&file=YoungAnimals

Math

Put the correct number of animal babies next to number - Teacher created Kidspiration activity

S1.C1.PO1 - Make a model to represent a given whole number 0-20.

Count animal babies & write the number - Small groups with teacher assistance

S1.C1.PO3 - Count forward to 20 S1.C1.PO5 - Write whole numbers to 20

Draw, count, and compare family members - Small groups with teacher assistance/monitoring

S1.C1.PO3 - Count forward to 20 S1.C1.PO7 - Compare two whole numbers through 20

Graph how many family members we have on Smart Board - ask questions based on graph

S2.C1.PO1 - Formulate questions to collect data S2.C1.PO3 - Answer questions about pictograph

Reading

Comprehension Strategies - Read Books and ask comprehension questions as stated in standards - "Whose Baby am I" & "We Are All Alike, We Are All Different"

S1.C6.PO1 - Make Predictions S1.C6.PO2 - Derive meaning S2.C1.PO2 - Identify story elements S2.C1.PO4 - Identify real vs fantasy

Syllable Segmentation - "Mother's Glasses" - project on Smart Board - clap syllables as song is played - finger play

S1.C2.PO8 - Segment syllables using manipulatives (hands)

Rhyme - "Five Little Monkeys" - project on Smart Board - highlight rhyming words together - have kids clap when they hear rhyming words

S1.C2.PO1 - Distinguish spoken rhyming words from non-rhyming words

Print Concepts - "Whose Baby am I" & "We Are All Alike, We Are All Different"

S1.C1.PO4 - Identify parts of book S1.C1.PO5 - Distinguish between printed letters and words S1.C1.PO8 - Demonstrate one to one correlation between spoken words and print

Writing

Label Family - ask students to draw and label family

S2.C1.PO1 - Use pictures to convey meaning S2.C1.PO3 - Use labels to expand meaning

Family time - ask students to draw and write what they like to do with their family (teacher assisted)

S2.C1.PO2 - Use pictures with imitative text, letters, or recognizable words to convey meaning

Music/Movement

"I'm Bringing Home a Baby Bumble Bee" by Dr. Jean

K Music S1.C1.PO1 - Exhibit singing voices, K Dance S1.C2.PO101 - Perform basic axial/nonlocomotor movements

"Growing Up" by Dr. Jean

K Music S1.C1.PO1 - Exhibit singing voices, K Dance S1.C2.PO101 - Perform basic axial/nonlocomotor movements

Creative Arts

Families are Different Project - create a classroom web - ask children how they would like to present their family to class

Collage of photos

Puppets

Family book

Beg. visual arts - S1.C2.PO2 - Experiment with materials, tools and techniques in own artwork