Kindergarten Theme 9  “Spring is Here”

 Week 1
Alphafriend: Willie Worm Ww,  (Review Dd, Qq)
Literature:  Kevin and His Dad by Irene Smalls
       Spring is Here by Taro Gomi
Science Link:  What Season Is It?
Comprehension Strategy:  Evaluate
                                           Sequence of Events
High Frequency Word:  play (review: I, see, my, like, a, and, to, go, here, is, for, have, said, the)
Concepts of Print:  Letter, words, and sentences;  First and last letter in a written word

Week 2
Alphafriend:  Yetta Yo-Yo Yy  (also review/compare:  Mm, Dd)
Read aloud:  The Tortoise and the Hare
Literature:  Mrs. McNosh Hangs Up Her Wash by Sarah Weeks, 
Social Studies Link:  Spring Jobs
Comprehension Strategy:  Predict/Infer
Comprehension Skill:  Story Structure:  Characters and Setting
High Frequency Word:  she
Concepts of Print:  First and last letter in a word;  Distinguish between a letter, a word, and a sentence


Week 3
Alphabet review:  Ww, Yy, (Pp, Gg, Ff)
Read aloud:  The Three Billy Goats Gruff
Review Theme 9 Literature – see above

Comprehension Strategy:  Monitor/Clarify
Comprehension Skill: Categorize/Classify
Concepts of print:  Distinguish letter/word/sentence;  First and last letter in a word
High Frequency Word Review:  play, she







Houghton Mifflin Kindergarten Theme 9  “Spring is Here”
Books available in SMES Library
From bibliography pg. vi

Wash Day  by  Charnan Simon     BR  8

Red Rubber Boot Day  by  Mary Lyn Ray  BR  9

Spring   by  Gail Saunders-Smith    BR  15

Possum and the Peeper  by  Anne Hunter    BR  2.2

Spring:  an Alphabet Acrostic  by  Steven Schnur    793.73   Sch

Make Way for Ducklings by Robert McCloskey     E    McC,   BR  2.2,  sound recording

Curious George Flies a Kite   by H. A. Rey        E  Rey,  BR  2.1

 Henry and Mudge in Puddle Trouble  by Cynthia Rylant      Fic   Ryl,  BR  18

The Caterpillar and the Polliwog   by  Jack Kent     E  Ken   

The Three Billy Goats Gruff  by  Paul Galdone  398.2  Gal