Ws 1. After the worksheet is done, have the students
each community helper.
Prepare 7 small paper plates and some yarn. Glue a
community helper on each paper plate. Punch a hole on each paper plate. Attach
one another with yarn.
Ws 2. Review which items belong to each worker. Then,
cut and glue in the corresponding box.
Ws 3. Review the family members that work. Students
color all the items. On another piece paper have them place all the items that
they have previously cut. Have them stand up at the front and talk about their
Mom is a police officer. Dad is a fire fighter. Grandma is a chef and Grandpa
is a pilot.
Ws 4. All the community members have a face and an
emotion. Have the students follow your description for each one.
The police officer has blue eyes. He is
combinations for each community member.
I made the hats out of construction paper, but on fun
foam they would look better.
You can also
assign a number to each community helper. Make a different hat for each
Point to each number.
What number is this ?
What is she ?
She´s a police officer.
Call on students and ask questions.
Patricia, What number are you ?
I am nine.
What are you ?
I am chef.
Have the students make a line ordering the numbers in
At your signal, have the students find another student
that has the same hat and gather.
Where are the fire fighters?
how many firefighters are there ?
(count) One, two, three, four. Four Firefighters!
Display the flashcards. Tell the children that
this time these animals can be seen at the zoo or at a safari. Dim the lights in the room. Bring in a flashlight.
Point a flashcard with your flashlight. Have the children name the zoo animal.
Place the letter art and crafts cards on the
board in order. Hand in the 6 flashcards
and have the students run to stand under their letter.
Guess the zoo animal game.
It is tall. It las 4 legs. It is yellow. It has brown dots.
Animal Movement Cards. Tell the students that all
the animals have different movements. Use the animal movement cards to do a
show the movements activity.
Elephant! Let´s walk like an elephant. Let´s stomp like an elephant.
Place the cards on the desk. Have a student come
up, grab a card and do the movements so the class can guess the animal. The
student who guesses first, is next.
Let´s feed the animals. Discuss with your
students what kind of food the zoo animals eat.
(Zebra leaves. Elephant: tree barks, fruit, vegetables, berries, nuts, seeds.
Giraffes: leaves, fruit, grass. Tiger and Llion-prey. Monkey: bananas.)
I assembled my animals on recycled boxes from my
kitchen. I opened a slit at the mouth using an exacto knife. Feed the animals their corresponding
starting letter or the food that they
to sort by size.
Place all the cutouts on
the board, some on the left, some on the right. Use the arrows.
Have the students say which animals are on the
left and which ones are on the right.
I made the concentration game in circles. I glued
them onto craft paper used for scrapbooking. Remember to print twice for each table of students. Show them how to
place the cards facing down on the table. Indicate how to play the game and to
name the animals on the cards.
Use the memory game to make patterns. Since you
have two of each animal. Hand in the animals to the several students. Call the
animals and make them line up.
Teacher: Elephant! Giraffe! Elephant ! Giraffe !
Students: Elephant! Giraffe! Elephant ! Giraffe !
You can also use the file to make necklaces. Hand
in all the necklaces in random order. Place all the flashcards in random order
in the classroom. At your signal, have
them run to find their animal and make a big group. Then, count how many
animals made it to the flashcards.
add up a short time in class. It´s that individual quiet time. Worksheets are
cheap, it costs just a copy. When you send the worksheets home, the parents can
see what they have done in class. I use
them to review concepts, but I always find a hands-on activity to follow to
encourage more practice in a fun way.
ws 1. I recycled a meat tray from the kitchen,
made some holes and thread yarn to make it look like a cage.
ws 2. After the ws is done, students cut all the
giraffes and line them up in numerical order.
ws 3 and 4. I recycled bottle caps, added letters
and wrote the zoo animal words.
Use the puppets to model social greeting.
Teacher: Hello , class.
Students: Hello Tiger !
Children can make their own set of puppets. They can sing along using the puppets.
learning is cumulative , one day after another, it is also connected to previous
lessons. Activate student´s prior
knowledge by reviewing other themes. It can give the students the chance to
apply what they know along with the new theme.
Here are the body, numbers and shapes.
I found these animal bodies to match up. You can
use as a worksheet or as cards to play find your animal game. Hand in all the
cards and at your signal have the students run to find the partner to make up a
I printed big numbers onto colored cardboard . I
glued the cutout onto empty toilet paper tubes. Students can walk, gallop, run,
leap and stomp as their animal along the number.
I always have a set of shapes in every color.
Hand in a set to each table to display. Students can cut all the animals. At
your signal, the students place the animals.
Teacher: monkeys on a blue rectangle !
Tigers on green squares !
They can make up their own sentences for the
class to follow.
Playing is a teaching tool that can´t be missed. It
gives access to language and creativity.
What can I see ?
a lion !
For your collection of Letter Arts and Crafts. Students benefit from the opportunity to manipulate the language through a craft. All children love to proudly take home their
creation. Students can make up their own original creation for their letter. It
is not a waste of time for language learning, instead it provides a moment to
interact with the teacher on how to assemble the letter. You need to be in the
idea of performing a craft in class, maybe you are not that crafty or you think
that a mess will be made, think it again and your students will gain more in
the doing. Make a model beforehand so you can make notes on what you should
bring already done or what materials you will need. Show the model to your
class before giving all sorts of instructions.