The Kindergarten Jungle Begins


I find that May is a great time to just give in and turn everything to the wild! My month long theme is "It's a Jungle in Here!" I will be posting pictures this month as we transform our classroom into a jungle! Today we began the unit by focusing on frogs. Specifically, the great frogs who inhabit the rainforest and jungles.




If you would like to turn your own classroom into a jungle, check out our newly posted jungle unit.



 



This 102 page thematic unit, Jungle Fever, is strategically linked to the Common Core Standards. It is divided into areas of literature, music, art, literacy, math, worksheets, science, creative writing, word wall, and guided reading. The activities are clearly written, easy to use, and need limited amounts of preparation. The lessons (games or activities) included are scripted. They are written in a format that can be easily taught by the teacher or readily handed off to a parent volunteer or a classroom aide with complete confidence that objectives of the lesson will be reached.

Table of Contents:
Songs/Fingerplays
The Elephant
Jungle Lane
The Lion

Art Projects
King of the Jungle
Elephant Construct
Zebra Painting
Jungle Masks

Writing
Word Wall
Jungle Animals
What I Know About the Rainforest

Science
Safari & Other Animal Facts

Scripted Literacy Lessons With Independent Options:

Snap: Matching Upper and Lowercase Letters
Rumble Through The Jungle: Reading Sight Words & Recording Data
Safari Sights: Naming Sight Words (or Alphabet Letters) Fluently
Safari Stop: Identifying End Punctuation Marks

Independent Activities
Word Match
Writin’ Rainforest: Writing CVC Words

Scripted Math Lessons With Independent Options:
Gorilla Dance: Naming Numerals 0-40
Safari Subtraction: Solving Story Problems
Safari Rest Camp: Subtraction
Dueling Dominos: Comparing Sums While Fluently Adding within 5

Independent Activities
Safari Take-Away
Math Journal Stickers: Zebras at The Pond
Sneaky Snakes: Writing Plus 1 Numbers


Guided Reading Books
The Rainforest
Class Made Books
A Trip to The Jungle