The Dog Who Had Kittens ~ Kindergarten Literature Unit in Action

We completed another Kindergarten Literature Unit, The Dog Who Had Kittens!

The Dog Who Had Kittens Kindergarten Literature Unit Study In Action

I love setting up a central area for our theme focus and my daughter loves it too.  I gather our toys and books together and display them the night before we begin our unit. It helps to draw her in and get her excited about our learning time together. It was VERY simple this time and she helped me create it.  She has tons of dog and cat stuffed animals so I had her choose which ones she thought looked most like Eloise, Baxter and the kittens from the book.

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We also let many other doggies and kitties come along, as well as our collection of cat and dog books.  This is a shot of our “extras” basket.

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Instead of sorting in folders for each day, I put together a binder.  I put the activities in the order I wanted her to do them, but we went out of order on some!

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Day One

We began by reading the book, which is a big time favorite!  We then went on to our first activity, sorting baby and adult animals.

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We then made patterns using images of kittens, Eloise and Baxter…

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Finally, we worked on “D is for…

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Day Two

We began with, the graphing dogs.  She loved this!!

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We did the character connection about being grateful, but no photos! 

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Then she did the story problems, but I also didn’t get a photo of her! She loved this, she is very into math right now.

Story Problems

 

Finally we used the “Describe a Basset Hound” page and had lots of laughs together.  During this we also searched online for other pictures of Basset Hounds and she decided she NEEEEDS a “Basket” Hound because they are soooooo cuuuute.

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Day Three

She painted a cat and dog in honor of Baxter and Eloise.

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Day Four

She cut out and put together the dog and cat she painted the day before..

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We then sequenced the story together…

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Finally, we found sight words in the book…

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Day Five

She loved the simple “What did Baxter do?” activity focusing on days of the week.

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We then did the comprehension questions

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Finally she traced as we discussed the Bible verse and how Eloise was thankful to Baxter in the end of the story.

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All of our work from this unit!

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See our FREE printables for this unit here,

our Pinterest board here,

and our book and toy suggestions here!

The Dog Who Had Kittens Kindergarten Literature Unit Printables   Toys and Books to go along with The Dog Who Had Kittens Kindergarten UnitThe Dog Who Had Kittens Pinterest Board

If you blog about this unit will you let me know? 

Leave a link in a comment, email me, or share on my Facebook page?


See More Kindergarten Literature Units here!

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See other Kindergarten Literature Units in action…

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Bible Verse Printables ~ Letter D

RLRS Letter D Isaiah 48 17  Bible Verse Printables



Our Raising Lil’ Rock Stars Bible Verse Printables for the Letter D are available to download for free!  D is for DIRECTS! This set is based on Isaiah 48:17b, “I am the Lord your God, who teaches you what is best for you, who directs you in the way you should go.  This is a harder verse but with the verse tune {below} the kids in my class and Ladybug picked it up and memorized it!

We used the group version in my children’s church class of 4 & 5 year olds and really enjoyed it.

I am using the home bundle with Ladybug as a review, working on the verses again later on.  For example, in my class we are on the letter J right now, but at home we just worked on our review of letter D. She is in my children’s church class so she is getting the group teaching and then getting it again at home with me.

Here’s a peek at the work she did at home.

She loves the coloring page.

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Color ~ Trace ~ Write the letter Dd

Since she dislikes this page for now, we used Wikki stix for the middle set of letters, and she happily wrote the last set of letters and colored the first!

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Cut and Glue the Verse ~ this is a great word work activity for her, identifying individual words and sounds she knows as well as the Bible verse as a whole. She uses the printable that has the light gray matching words on it.

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We have a banner at church, which you can see a glimpse of here on Instagram. Here is  our home banner!

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Here’s the work Ladybug did at home…

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And, here’s Ladybug singing the verse for you!  The verse tune printables are only available in the bundle but you can hear the tune for Letter D in this video!  In case you don’t catch it, the tune is Happy Birthday.

 

The free version is ONLY for home use.  If you will be using these printables in a church setting, private group, co-op, preschool or other group you will need to purchase the group bundle here.

Download your free Letter D printables here!

Scroll down until you see the graphic for letter D and click on it to download the PDF file.

Bible Verse Printables Letter D is for Directs

Download or printing trouble? See tips here!

These printables are from Raising Lil’ Rock Stars, see more info here!

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See other letters in action by clicking the graphics below!

RLRS Letter A Philippians 2 5 Bible Verse Printables  RLRS Letter B John 3 16 Bible Verse Printables  RLRS Letter C Genesis 1 1 Bible Verse Printables

Kindergarten Literature Unit Printables ~ The Dog Who Had Kittens

The Dog Who Had Kittens Kindergarten Literature Unit Printables



Our next Kindergarten Literature Unit Study Printable Pack is ready!  I continue to develop literature unit studies behind the scenes and am excited to share our next free printable unit with you.

A few have asked if I am going in the order the books are listed here on the blog, and the answer is NO.  I am going in random order and that list is not set in stone.  On the website here, at the bottom, I will share the next 2 books I am working on so you’ll have a bit of notice in case you need it.

The Dog Who Had Kittens is a favorite book of Ladybug’s, featuring Eloise the cat and Baxter the dog.  I had never heard of this book until it showed up in a stack of books someone gave us. It is on the longer side, so you’ll want to snuggle up if you plan to read this each day during the unit.  This is a sweet story and a great one if you have a dog or cat lover like I do!


In this printable unit you will find a sample lesson plan.  I provide a lesson plan idea, but even I probably won’t follow this, it is just an idea.  Make this work for you and your child!

lesson plan

For each unit, I am selecting Kindergarten math goals from our list. For this unit I chose patterns, days of the week, story problems, and graphing.

sorting dogs and cats   days of the week printable

Basic Story Problems   Graphing Dog Breeds

Lots of literacy activities; Letter D sound, sequencing the story, comprehension questions, writing, and sight word work.

What Begins with D   Story Sequencing

Comprehension   Sight Words

Writing

For our Science focus, children will describe the particular features of a Basset Hound {we will try to grab a non-fiction book about Basset Hounds for this activity too}, and also sort adult/baby animals.

Describe a Basset Hound   Sorting Adult and Baby Animals

The character connection is focused on being grateful, as Eloise learned to be in the end.

Being Grateful

Bible verses are available in a few different formats, choose the one you like best.

Psalm 106:1 Printable   Psalm 106:1 Printable

Psalm 106:1 Printable   Psalm 106:1 Printable

Coloring pages for fun!Coloring

I share more ideas here on our Pinterest board for this unit.

The Dog Who Had Kittens Pinterest Board

 

See books and toys to go along with this unit.

Toys and Books to go along with The Dog Who Had Kittens Kindergarten Unit

 

~~>Download your FREE printables here!<~~

We will be sharing our unit study in action soon!  We will also be sharing more free literature based printables soon too!  See other units here!

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Cats and Dogs Coloring Printables

The idea behind Just Color! is simple ~ theme packs all focused around coloring. There are mostly coloring pages, and a few coloring activities. The coloring pages are all in one download to make it easier to download and print all at once, in case you have coloring monsters like I do!

I just added  new Cats and Dogs Coloring printables! We have two Kindergarten Literature Units coming up, one based on the book My Cats Nick and Nora, and the other based on the book The Dog Who Had Kittens {this unit hasn’t been released yet}. I wanted to have some dog and cat coloring pages ready for her.

Dogs and Cats Coloring Printables FREE

Download the Cats and Dogs coloring printables and more here!

Look for this graphic and click to download!Just Color Cats and Dogs

Remember, if you want to make a mini coloring book, you can always scale down PDF files! If you have any problems downloading or printing these or other PDF files, see troubleshooting tips here


Looking for more Cat fun?

Follow {1plus1plus1} Carisa’s board Kindergarten Literature Unit Ideas ~ My Cats Nick and Nora on Pinterest.

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Looking for more Dog fun?

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Early Childhood Theme Printables A-E

Theme Printables A through E

Other Posts in this Series…

Theme Printables F-J

Theme Printables K-O

Theme Printables P-T

Theme Printables U-Z

 

I wrote about my views on using themes with young kids, and there are certainly a LOT of early childhood themes to choose from! 

If you are like me, at times you choose a letter and build on it for a week or so with your tot/preschooler. It helps me stay focused as a teacher and not forget things! Having a letter of the week is not important, or necessary, it is just helpful for my type-A personality. In honor of this, I have created a series of planning help posts, gathering together all themed printable packs I could find that could extend a letter of the week.

Other times, I build on a theme with no focus on our letter of the week. These lists will help you find things in an orderly fashion!

When you begin planning, Pinterest and Google can be a bit overwhelming!  I am creating this series to help you with your planning.  I have gathered all FREE theme based printable packs {mainly early childhood focused, tots-1st grade} that I am aware of and sorted them by letter so you can browse through and get ideas all in one place! I did NOT include holiday based packs, simply because there are so many and they are pretty easy to find when holidays roll around.

I have included free printable theme packs from bloggers around the web including; Homeschool Creations, 2 Teaching Mommies, Spell Outloud, 3 Dinosaurs, Confessions of a Homeschooler, Me & Marie Learning, Ooopsey Daisy, All Our Days, Creative Learning Fun, Royal Baloo, 123 Homeschool 4 Me, Lawteedah, Our Little Monkeys, Creative Preschool Resources, Our Country Road, Homeschool Share, Preschool Mom, Gift of Curiosity, and Over the Big Moon. {if any of you ladies notice an error please let me know!}

If the pack was created by another blogger, I listed their {blog name} in the brackets.  If there aren’t any brackets, I made it!

Letter ATheme Printables A

Letter BTheme Printables B

Letter CTheme Printables C

Letter DTheme Printables D

Letter ETheme Printables E

    Looking for more printables?

    Theme Printables F through J Theme-Printables-K-through-O5 Theme Printables P through T Theme Printables U through Z

    Alll Printables A to Z 300 Printables-Packs-from-1plus1plus1equ

    Other posts about using THEMES with young kiddos…

    Planning-for-a-Theme6 Why-Themes7 How-to-Plan-Using-Themes6


This post is #10 in my series for the iHomeschool Network Spring 2013 Hopscotch. Visit other bloggers participating here!

Links will be added as the series progresses!

Homeschooling-Tots-and-Preschoolers_Day 1 ~ Where to Begin with Tot School eBook

Day 2 ~ You Don’t Have to Do it All!

Day 3 ~ Developmentally Appropriate Practice

Day 4 ~ Time Invested in Tot Schooling

Day 5 ~ 10 Tips for Studying Nature with Tots

Day 6 ~ Exposure vs. Mastery

Day 7 ~ Why Themes?

Day 8 ~ Teaching Tots in a Large Family

Day 9 ~ Our Favorite Learning Tools for Tots

Day 10 ~ Early Childhood Theme Printables A-E