Essential Question: How do I care about myself and others?
Week One: Caring About Myself
Focus Question: How do I care about myself?
Text: Poetry- “I Am Me!”, “I Am Special!”
I like Myself by Karen Beaumont
RL.PK.1, RL.PK.6, RL.PK.7
Shared reading of poems about “Me”. The teacher will conduct an interactive read-aloud to engage students in thinking about themselves and the positive qualities they exhibit.
Lesson Plan 01
Text: I like Myself by Karen Beaumont
The teacher will conduct an interactive read-aloud to engage students in thinking about themselves and the positive qualities they exhibit.
Text: ABC I Like Me by Nancy Carlson
RL.PK 1, 4, 7 10
Focuses on appreciating the special qualities of oneself. The teacher will read the story on day one for enjoyment and then conduct an interactive read-aloud to engage students in thinking about themselves and the positive qualities they possess.
Lesson Plan 02
Focuses on appreciating the special qualities of oneself. Students create a puzzle piece about themselves that they will use in week two.
Week 2: Caring For Others
Essential Question: How do I care for others?
Text: David Goes to School by David Shannon
Standards: RL.PK.1, RL.PK.2, RL.PK.4,
Classroom Discussion on why we have rules. Role-play different situations and ask students how they would feel. Develop a list of classroom rules.
Lesson Seed 01
Text: We Share Everything by Robert Munsch
RL.PK.1, RL.PK.2, RL.PK.4, RL.PK.10
Create a student pledge, listing rules and having students sign off on them. Help students write/draw a picture representing his/her opinion of which rule is most important to follow.
Lesson Seed 02
Text: Know and Follow Rulesby Cheri J. Meiners
Take pictures of students following rules to create a class book. Use class book for shared reading.
Lesson Seed 03
Text: Have You filled a Bucket Today? By Carol McCloud
Students will notice and acquire understanding of new words from interactive read-aloud context.
Students will use details from text and illustrations in discussion of a story.
Lesson Plan 03
Students will use details from text and illustrations in discussion of a story. Students will discuss actions around the school to fill their buckets.
Week Three: Caring For Others
Week 3: Caring For Myself
Essential Question: How do I care for myself?
Text: All By Myself by Aliki
RL.PK.1, RL.PK.2, RL.PK.10
Students will listen to the story All By Myself! and retell the story using the pictures. Students will answer questions during interactive read aloud of the story.
Lesson Plan 04
Students will talk about what a character is like, how a character feels, or what a character might do. Students will sort pictures to demonstrate things they can do all by themselves.
Text: My Hands by Lloyd G. Douglas
RI.PK.1, RI.PK.4, RI.PK.5 RF.PK.3c, SL.PK.1, SL.PK.2, L.PK.1f, W.PK.2
Students will listen to the story and engage in a discussion of the differences in an informational text verses literary text. Students identify parts of their bodies.
Lesson Seed 04
Students discuss how the various parts of their bodies are used and how to keep them safe. Students draw/write about parts of their bodies.
Text: Get Up and Go! By Nancy Carlson
RI.PK.1, RI.PK.4, RI.PK.7, RI.PK.1a, SL.PK.1, SL.PK.5,
Students listen to story and discuss how to take care of their bodies. Students sing songs and play games about parts of their bodies. Students practice exercises to keep bodies fit.
Lesson Seed 05