We are back to doing a Kindergarten Literature Unit, consistently now and just finished Goose! I am finding myself getting sentimental about her Kindergarten year coming to a close and want to fit in as many fun units like this that I can!
I usually set up a central area for our theme focus but we didn’t own 1 single goose so we compromised and brought a basket of birds along for our unit. A basket of stuffed birds and the book was the extent of our theme set up…simple and just perfect. She loved having the birds with us all week! I forgot to take a picture though!
We spread this unit out over two weeks, doing just a little each day.
We spent a lot of time just reading and discussing the book on day one! We then went on to our first and only activity, sorting mammals and birds. This was a new concept for her so we took a long time discussing the differences together!
G is for…
Making patterns with eggs. adult and baby geese…
She really enjoyed the character connection which talked about how God made the goose special with her ability to fly. We then discussed ways he made Ladybug special. She chose the ones she wanted and colored a picture of herself.
Day three, she painted a goose. That was it. Then we waited for it to dry and she cut it out and put it together!
Working on reading number words one-ten with our 3 part card matching.
Life cycle of a goose…
Sequencing the story…
We did something new with the tracing numbers printable. I drew colored starting dots on each number and then laid the markers out. Before she traced the numbers she had to pick the matching marker to use. She really liked this!
We worked on the other character connection, which was VERY applicable to her right now! She is struggling in her gymnastics class and wanting things to be easier. We are focusing on making positive statements there and trying, and not saying I can’t! This activity taught the word perseverance and contrasted it with quitting. Then we sorted phrases together to discuss the meanings.
The Bible verse was also a great fit, as she traced we discussed.
For our final activity, she did the comprehension questions! She is even beginning to read some of them herself now!
All of our work from this unit!
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