Five Little Chicks Kindergarten Literature Unit in Action

I am sad that this is one of our last Kindergarten Literature Units,  unless I decide to do more this summer.  I had a few more I wanted to create and do with her, so we will see! 

This one, Five Little Chicks, was inspired by her recent obsession with chickens.

Five Little Chicks Kindergarten Literature Unit 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. For this unit, we gathered our stuffed chickens, our farm magnets, and displayed our chicken books.

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A very simple sensory tub, with popcorn kernels and little chickens.  The little gold pipe cleaner pieces are worms. She LOVED this tub, and it is still out even though our unit is done.

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We stocked up on chicken books at the library!

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Day One

We began by labeling the chicken

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Painting the chick and the chicken was a favorite, as always!

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Day Two

While I read one of our longer non-fiction books about chickens, she put her chicken together.

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Day Three

Sorting rhyming words…

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Coloring the hundreds chart chick…

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Day Four

Tracing the missing numbers…

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Unscramble the sentence…

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Day Five

Gluing words with the correct picture…

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Greater and less than…

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Sorting coins…

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Day Six

Sequencing the story…

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Comprehension questions…

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All of our work from this unit! Such a FUN unit!

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See our FREE printables for this unit here,

our Pinterest board here,

and our book and toy suggestions here!

Five Little Chicks Kindergarten Literature Unit  Chickens Books and ToysFive Little Chicks Pinterest Board

 

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Five Little Chicks Kindergarten Literature Unit Printables

Our next Kindergarten Literature Unit Study Printable Pack is ready, Five Little Chicks  by Nancy Tafuri!  We are technically closer to 1st grade now so I adapted this set to her needs.  It would be a better pack for later in the Kindergarten year for most children.

My daughter has recently developed an obsession with chickens.  I created this unit based on the book Five Little Chicks because of that!

Five Little Chicks Kindergarten Literature Unit

 


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!

Slide2

 

For each unit, I am selecting Kindergarten math goals from our list. For this unit I chose greater/less than, numbers 1-30, coin identification, and 100s Chart Mystery Picture.

Chick Hundreds Chart  Slide12

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Lots of literacy activities; rhyming, sequencing the story, comprehension questions, matching words, unscramble the sentence.

Slide3  Slide10Slide11  Slide14Slide16  Slide18

      

The science activities: label parts of a chicken, and chicken life cycle. 

Label a Chicken Chicken Life Cycle

   

 

The character connection is focused taking care of living things.

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Coloring page just for fun!

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

Five Little Chicks Pinterest Board

 

See books and toys to go along with this unit.

Chickens Books and Toys

 

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Scroll down and look for the Five Little Chicks section and click on “free printables”

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Counting is for the Birds Literature Unit in Action

We are loving our Kindergarten Literature Units,  and recently completed Counting is for the Birds!Counting is for the Birds 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. This was a VERY easy unit to set up for since my kids are obsessed with birds, and I once was and had a lot from my teaching days!

Ladybug just had her 6th birthday and got the cute little bird feeder swing and all of those stuffed birds, the small bird toob birds, and the singing birds.  They came at the perfect time to set up for this unit!

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I had so much, we used the entire length of the shelf!

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Day One

She LOVED the display and went straight for the new 3 part bird cards

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After reading the book, we got straight to work.  Here she was working on ordinal numbers

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B is for Bird and…

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She was SO excited to make a cardinal!

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I got her a little bird sticker pack which she loved!

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Day Two

Her cardinals from the previous day dried so she cut them out and put them together!

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We worked on the character activity…

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Labeling a bird

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Day Three

We worked on the hundreds chart mystery picture.  First I had her circle all of the numbers in the correct color as we went through them one by one together.  Then she went back and colored…

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Sequencing the story…

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Day Four

Skip counting with a little birdy friend

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Unscramble the sentence

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Day Five

Got out our fraction puzzles to go along with our bird fraction page.

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Painting a blue jay

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Day Six

Life cycle of a bird

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Day Seven

We read this book every day, sometimes more than once.  She loves it!

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She is browsing through to show me the answers to the comprehension questions!

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Writing about her favorite bird from the story, a nuthatch!

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Throughout the week she begged for more bird crafts.  I got all of these from Learn, Create Love here!

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All of our work from this unit! Such a FUN unit!

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To top it all off, we got to visit a good friend who has chickens and has just gotten new baby chicks!  My bird girl was in heaven!

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See our FREE printables for this unit here,

our Pinterest board here,

and our book and toy suggestions here!

Counting is for the Birds Kindergarten Literature unit  Bird Toys and BooksBird Pinterest Board

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  My-Cats-Nick-and-Nora-Kindergarten-L[1]  The-Dog-Who-Had-Kittens-Kindergarten  Goose-Kindergarten-Literature-Unit-i[1]Mr. Cookie Baker Kindergarten Literature Unit in Action

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Counting is for the Birds Kindergarten Literature Unit Printables

Our next Kindergarten Literature Unit Study Printable Pack is ready, Counting is for the Birds by Frank Mazzola Jr.!  We are technically closer to 1st grade now so I adapted this set to her needs.  It would be a better pack for later in the Kindergarten year for most children.

Counting is for the Birds is a favorite book of Ladybug’s, featuring another of her favorites ~ BIRDS!  It features many of her very favorite birds, lots that we find on our own feeders! You can get the book here!

Counting is for the Birds Kindergarten Literature unit


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!

Slide2

 

For each unit, I am selecting Kindergarten math goals from our list. For this unit I chose ordinal numbers, skip counting by 2s, basic fractions and 100s Chart Mystery Picture.

Slide4  Slide14

Slide15

Slide16  Bird Hundred Chart

 

Lots of literacy activities; Letter B sound, sequencing the story, comprehension questions, writing, unscramble the sentence.

Slide3  Slide11

Slide18  Slide19

Slide24

 

 

The science activities: 3 Part bird cards, label parts of a bird, and bird life cycle.

Slide5  Slide6

Label a Bird Printable

Bird Life Cycle  Bird Life Cycle 

 

The character connection is focused on identifying times to be quiet and times to be louder, since bird watching is a quiet activity.

Slide27  Slide28

 

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

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

Follow {1plus1plus1} Carisa’s board Kindergarten Literature Unit ~ Counting is for the Birds on Pinterest.

See books and toys to go along with this unit.

Bird Toys and Books

 

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

We will be sharing our unit study in action soon!  See other units here!

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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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