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CHRISTMAS UNIT FOR PRESCHOOL, PREK AND KINDERGARTEN

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CHRISTMAS ACTIVITIES FOR PRESCHOOL, PRE-K AND KINDERGARTEN

In this pack, whole group, small groups and independent resources are used for a thematic lesson about the Christmas holiday. Lesson plans with mini-lessons, center activities, and an interactive page are available for each week of instruction.

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THIS RESOURCE INCLUDES

Lesson Resources

Week 15 Plans

This is a template for lesson plans during Christmas week of school. Pick and choose what ideas and resources work for your learners.

Christmas – Whole Group

These resources can be used during whole group instruction for a Christmas theme. They include a poem, word cards, tracing page and table sign in sheets.

Christmas Interactive Poem

Use this poem during a thematic lesson, whole group or a literacy center and have learners choose gifts that can be under the tree.

Lesson Plans

Christmas Customs Thematic Plans

Use these plans as a guide for an engaging Christmas read aloud and activities in the classroom.

Christmas Tree

Read A Wish to be a Christmas Tree and use the book provided to allow students to learn and relate to this Christmas tradition.

Christmas Lights

Read The Night the Lights Went Out on Christmas and use the book provided to allow students to learn and relate to this Christmas tradition.

Christmas Cards

Read The Jolly Christmas Postman and use the book provided to allow students to learn and relate to this Christmas tradition.

Christmas Presents

Read The Berenstain Bears and the Joy of Giving and use the book provided to allow students to learn and relate to this Christmas tradition.

Christmas Candy Canes

Read The Perfect Christmas Mistake and use the book provided to allow students to learn and relate to this Christmas tradition.

Christmas Sensory Charts

Explore Christmas with the five senses. Complete the charts together and have learners draw and write about the holiday using their senses on the interactive page.

Christmas Predictable Chart Class Book

Use this resource to create a class book from the predictable chart created during the week.

Literacy Centers

Literacy Center | Letter Sort

Have learners sort the letters on a pocket chart by capital or lowercase.

Literacy Center | Sentence Counting

Have learners count the words in a sentence by matching Christmas manipulatives.

Literacy Center | Sight Word Write the Room

Have learners find and write the sight words they find around the room.

Math Centers

Math Center | Number Counting

Have learners use manipulatives to count the number on each tree.

Math Center | Number Match

Have learners match the numeral and picture on the mat and write the numeral on the lines provided..

Math Center | Number Puzzles

Have learners put the pictures in order by using the numbers on the strips.


LEARNING STANDARDS INCLUDED IN THIS RESOURCE

Common Core Standards

Language Arts

CCSSL.K.1a
Print many upper- and lowercase letters.
CCSSRF.K.1c
Understand that words are separated by spaces in print.
CCSSRF.K.1b
Recognize that spoken words are represented in written language by specific sequences of letters.
CCSSRF.K.1d
Recognize and name all upper- and lowercase letters of the alphabet.
CCSSRF.K.3c
Read common high-frequency words by sight (e.g., the, of, to, you, she, my, is, are, do, does).
CCSSSL.K.2
Confirm understanding of a text read aloud or information presented orally or through other media by asking and answering questions about key details and requesting clarification if something is not understood.
CCSSSL.K.4
Describe familiar people, places, things, and events and, with prompting and support, provide additional detail.
CCSSW.K.2
Use a combination of drawing, dictating, and writing to compose informative/explanatory texts in which they name what they are writing about and supply some information about the topic.

Math

CCSSK.CC.A.3
Write numbers from 0 to 20. Represent a number of objects with a written numeral 0-20 (with 0 representing a count of no objects).
CCSSK.CC.B.4
Understand the relationship between numbers and quantities; connect counting to cardinality.
CCSSK.CC.B.4b
Understand that the last number name said tells the number of objects counted. The number of objects is the same regardless of their arrangement or the order in which they were counted.

Texas Essential of Knowledge and Skills

Language Arts

TEKSLA.K.2.A.iii
Developing and sustaining foundational language skills: listening, speaking, reading, writing, and thinking–beginning reading and writing…The student is expected to: demonstrate phonological awareness t.by: identifying the individual words in a spoken sentence.
TEKSLA.K.2.B.iv
Developing and sustaining foundational language skills: listening, speaking, reading, writing, and thinking–beginning reading and writing…The student is expected to: demonstrate and apply phonetic knowledge by: identifying and reading at least 25 high-frequency words from a research-based list.
TEKSLA.K.2.D.v
Developing and sustaining foundational language skills: listening, speaking, reading, writing, and thinking–beginning reading and writing…The student is expected to: demonstrate print awareness by: identifying all uppercase and lowercase letters.
TEKSLA.K.2.E
Developing and sustaining foundational language skills: listening, speaking, reading, writing, and thinking–beginning reading and writing…The student is expected to: develop handwriting by accurately forming all uppercase and lowercase letters using appropriate directionality.
TEKSLA.K.5.E
Comprehension skills: listening, speaking, reading, writing, and thinking using multiple texts…The student is expected to: make connections to personal experiences, ideas in other texts, and society with adult assistance.
TEKSLA.K.5.H
Comprehension skills: listening, speaking, reading, writing, and thinking using multiple texts…The student is expected to: synthesize information to create new understanding with adult assistance.
TEKSLA.K.6.B
Response skills: listening, speaking, reading, writing, and thinking using multiple texts…The student is expected to: provide an oral, pictorial, or written response to a text.
TEKSLA.K.11.A
Composition: listening, speaking, reading, writing, and thinking using multiple texts–genres…The student is expected to: dictate or compose literary  texts, including personal narratives.

Math

TEKSMA.K.2.A
Number and operations. The student applies mathematical process standards to understand how to represent and compare whole numbers, the relative position and magnitude of whole numbers, and relationships within the numeration system. The student is expected to: count forward and backward to at least 20 with and without objects.
TEKSMA.K.2.B
Number and operations. The student applies mathematical process standards to understand how to represent and compare whole numbers, the relative position and magnitude of whole numbers, and relationships within the numeration system. The student is expected to: read, write, and represent whole numbers from 0 to at least 20 with and without objects or pictures.
TEKSMA.K.2.C
Number and operations. The student applies mathematical process standards to understand how to represent and compare whole numbers, the relative position and magnitude of whole numbers, and relationships within the numeration system. The student is expected to: count a set of objects up to at least 20 and demonstrate that the last number said tells the number of objects in the set regardless of their arrangement or order.

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