Polar Express First Grad Thematic Unit


Polar Express First Grad Thematic Unit


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This Developmentally Appropriate Polar Express is divided into areas of literature, music, art, literacy, math, worksheets, science, kitchen, creative writing, word wall, and guided reading. The activities are clearly written, easy to use, and need limited amounts of preparation. These Polar Express activities are classroom tested, fun, and teach students valuable skills through fun and engaging activities!

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Contents Include:

Literacy Activities:
Word Train: Decoding Real and Nonsense Words
Polar Express Game: Reviewing Early Reading Skills
Jingle All The Way: Identifying Digraphs and Blends
Cocoa Cocoa: Segmenting Words
Train Syllables: Comparing Syllables to Vowel Sounds
Santa’s Bag: Identifying Vowel Sounds

Math Activities:
Santa Express: Using subtraction to compare numbers
Break The Train: Finding The Pattern Within a Pattern
Pajama Wars: Decomposing Numbers Less Than Ten
North Pole Candy Store: Using the Equal Sign
The Cookie Store: Represent Numbers with Tens and Ones
Number Choo Choo: Find the Missing Addend

North Pole Facts: Factual Content
Jingle Jangle: Drawing Conclusions
North Pole Putty: Mixing Ingredients to Make A New Element

Jingle Bells
Clickity Clack

Cocoa: Following a Recipe
Decorate a Cookie

Writing Prompts/Word Wall:
The Polar Express
Jingle Bells
Polar Express Word Wall

Total Pages: 128

The activities in this unit are perfect for my firsties! I love using them with my small groups. Thank you!
This packet is so wonderful for my first grade class. Thanks
Great addition to my Christmas unit! thanks!
Very cute! Can’t wait for my Polar Express week to use all this new stuff.
So many great resources to use across all subjects.