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Little Treasures Pre-K Matrix (part 1)

Macmillan/McGraw-Hill
UNIT

THEME SONG

LITERATURE

READ ALOUD

VOCABULARY

Unit 1:
Who We Are

PHONOLOGICAL
AWARENESS
y Environmental
Sounds
y First, Next, Last
(Sound Position)

ALPHABET
RECOGNITION
Alphabet Song

PRINT
AWARENESS
y Environmental
Print
y Prints, Logos,
Symbols Convey
Meaning
y Distinguish Print
from Pictures

The Hokey Pokey

y Hurray for Pre-K!


y Eyes, Nose,
Fingers, and Toes
y ABC I Like Me!

y Mary Had a Little


Lamb
y Wee Willie Winkie
y The Knee-High
Man

Basic Concepts:
Colors, Body Parts
Content Words:
Theme Words,
Social Studies,
Science, Math
Wonderful Words
(Developing Rich
Vocabulary)

Unit 2:
Making Friends

Looby Loo

y Friends All
Around
y Helen Keller and
Anne Sullivan
y ABC for You and
Me

y The Bremen
Town Musicians
y That Is the House
That Jack Built
y The Clever Jackal

Basic Concepts:
Clothing Words,
Classroom Items
Content Words:
Theme Words,
Social Studies,
Science, Math
Wonderful Words
(Developing Rich
Vocabulary)

y Initial Sounds
y Blend Syllables
y Rhyme

Aa, Mm, Ss

y Concept of a
Word
y Directionality
y Concept of a
Letter

Unit 3:
Families

If Youre Happy

y Floras Blanket
y Bee-bim Bop!
y Uno, Dos, Tres:
One, Two, Three

y The Three Bears


y Diddle, Diddle,
Dumpling
y The Rooster Who
Went to Tios
Wedding

Basic Concepts:
Things Around the
Home, Family
Members
Content Words:
Theme Words,
Social Studies,
Science, Math
Wonderful Words
(Developing Rich
Vocabulary)

y Initial Sounds
y Rhyme
y Clap Syllables

Pp, Tt, Ii

Unit 4:
Food

Apples and
Bananas

y The Surprise
Garden
y Chito RodriguezGomez, Baker
y Feast for 10

y The Little Red


Hen
y Pease-Porridge
Hot
y Little Juan and
the Cooking Pot

Basic Concepts:
Kitchen Items,
Food Words
Content Words:
Theme Words,
Social Studies,
Science, Math
Wonderful Words
(Developing Rich
Vocabulary)

y Syllables
y Initial Sounds
y Alliteration

Nn, Cc, Oo

ORAL LANGUAGE

SHARED
WRITING
y Write a List
y Respond to a
Story

LITERACY
CENTERS
y Alphabet
(plus Names)
y Library
y Writing/Drawing
(plus Pre-Writing
Techniques)
y Dramatic Play
y Technology
(how to start a
computer)

y Clothing
y Classroom Items

y Write a Message
y Label Pictures

y Concept of a
Word
y Directionality
y Concept of a
Letter

y Home Items
y Family Members

y Write a List
y Write a ThankYou Note
y Respond to a
Story by Drawing
and Labeling a
Picture

y Alphabet
(plus Names)
y Library
y Writing/Drawing
(plus Pre-Writing
Techniques)
y Dramatic Play
y Technology
(teach computer
terms, such as
mouse and
keyboard)
y Alphabet
(plus Names)
y Library
y Writing/Drawing
(plus Pre-Writing
Techniques)
y Dramatic Play
y Technology
(use and exit
software programs)

y Concept of a
Letter
y Concept of a
Word
y Text Forms and
Functions (List)

y Kitchen Items
y Food Words

y Write a List
y Respond to a
Story by Drawing
and Labeling a
Picture

y Colors
y Body Parts

y Alphabet
(plus Names)
y Library
y Writing/Drawing
(plus Pre-Writing
Techniques)
y Dramatic Play
y Technology
(proper use of
computer)

Unit 5:
Our Neighborhood

The Mulberry Bush

y Bear About Time


y Kimberly Maddox
y Cassies Word
Quilt

y City Mouse and


Country Mouse
y To Market
y The Voice in
Rabbits House

Basic Concepts:
Place Names,
Community
Workers
Content Words:
Theme Words,
Social Studies,
Science, Math
Wonderful Words
(Developing Rich
Vocabulary)

y Syllables
y Segment Words
(Syllables)
y Rhyme

Ff, Hh, Dd

y Identify Letters in
Print
y Directionality and
Return Sweep
y Word Spaces

y Place Names
y Jobs

y Write a Story
y Dictate a
Sentence or
Caption

y Alphabet
(plus Names)
y Library
y Writing/Drawing
(plus Pre-Writing
Techniques)
y Dramatic Play
y Technology
(follow oral and
pictorial cues
for operating
programs)

Unit 6:
Transportation

The Wheels on the


Bus

y I Love Planes!
y Clickety Clack
y Boats

y Cinderella
y Ride Away, Ride
Away
y Mouse Deer
Crosses the River

Basic Concepts:
Vehicles
Content Words:
Theme Words,
Social Studies,
Science, Math
Wonderful Words
(Developing Rich
Vocabulary)

y Segment Words
(Onset/Rime)
y Rhyme
y Alliteration

Rr, Ee, Bb

y Matching Letters
and Sounds
y Match Words
y Word Spaces

y Transportation
Vehicles
y Positional Words

y Write a Story
y Label a Picture

y Alphabet
(plus Names)
y Library
y Writing/Drawing
(plus Pre-Writing
Techniques)
y Dramatic Play
y Technology
(use and exit a
software program)

Unit 7:
Animals Around Us

Old MacDonald
Had a Farm

y Moo, Moo, Brown


Cow
y Clifford the Small
Red Puppy
y Farms ABC

y The Three Little


Pigs
y Hey! Diddle,
Diddle
y Now Things Are
Worse!

Basic Concepts:
Animal Babies,
Comparison Words
Content Words:
Theme Words,
Social Studies,
Science, Math
Wonderful Words
(Developing Rich
Vocabulary)

y Initial Sounds
y Blend Words
(Onset/Rime)
y Rhyme

Ll, Kk, Uu

y Identify Letters in
Print
y Distinguish
Letters from
Numbers
y Match Letters and
Sounds

y Size Words
y Domestic Animals

y Make a List
y Write a Letter
y Respond to a
Story by Drawing
and Labeling a
Picture

y Alphabet
(plus Names)
y Library
y Writing/Drawing
(plus Pre-Writing
Techniques)
y Dramatic Play
y Technology
(theme-related
games on web site)

Unit 8:
Nature

Twinkle, Twinkle,
Little Star

y Spring Is Here
y Growing Like Me
y What Makes the
Seasons?

y Jack and the


Beanstalk
y Mary, Mary, Quite
Contrary
y Grandmother
Spider Brings the
Sun

Basic Concepts:
Seasons, Things in
Nature
Content Words:
Theme Words,
Social Studies,
Science, Math
Wonderful Words
(Developing Rich
Vocabulary)

y Initial Sounds
y Blend Words
(Onset/Rime)
y Segment Words
(Onset/Rime)

Gg, Ww, Xx

y Match Letters and


Sounds
y Word Spaces
y Match Sentences

y Seasons
y Nature Words

y Write a Sentence
y Write Questions
and Answers
y Respond to a
Story by Drawing
and Labeling a
Picture

y Alphabet
(plus Names)
y Library
y Writing/Drawing
(plus Pre-Writing
Techniques)
y Dramatic Play
y Technology
(computer terms)

Unit 9:
Animals in the Wild

Six Little Ducks

y Over in the
Grasslands
y Moving Day
y Miss Spiders
ABC

y The Lion and the


Mouse
y Hickory, Dickory,
Dock
y The Crocodile
and the Hen

Unit 10:
Health and Fitness

Teddy Bear

y From Head to
Toe
y Yao Ming
y Dr. Seusss ABC

y The Tortoise and


the Hare
y Jack, Be Nimble
y The Johnny Cake
Boy

Basic Concepts:
Wild Animals,
Animal Homes,
Insects
Content Words:
Theme Words,
Social Studies,
Science, Math
Wonderful Words
(Developing Rich
Vocabulary)
Basic Concepts:
Action Words,
Sports Equipment
Content Words:
Theme Words,
Social Studies,
Science, Math
Wonderful Words
(Developing Rich
Vocabulary)

y Initial Sounds
y Segment Words
(Onset/Rime)
y Rhyme

Vv, Jj, Qq

y Identify Letters
and Sounds
y Directionality and
Return Sweeps
y Text Forms and
Functions

y Wild Animals and


Features
y Animal Homes

y Write Facts
y Write a Message
y Write a ThankYou Note
y Respond to a
Story by Drawing
and Labeling a
Picture

y Alphabet
(plus Names)
y Library
y Writing/Drawing
(plus Pre-Writing
Techniques)
y Dramatic Play
y Technology
(theme-related
games on web site

y Initial Sounds
y Blend Words
(Onset/Rime)
y Manipulate
Sounds

Yy, Zz

y High-Frequency
Words
y Text Forms and
Functions

y Movement
y Sports

y Write Questions
and Answers
y Write a Letter
y Create New Book
Pages
y Respond to a
Story by Drawing
and Labeling a
Picture

y Alphabet
(plus Names)
y Library
y Writing/Drawing
(plus Pre-Writing
Techniques)
y Dramatic Play
y Technology
(assess computer
use and knowledge
of computer terms)

Little Treasures Pre-K Matrix (part 2)


Macmillan/McGraw-Hill
UNIT

Unit 1:
Who We Are

SOCIAL/
EMOTIONAL
(Mister Rogers)
Caring for
Ourselves:

HEALTH/
SAFETY
Brushing Teeth

y Rules and Limits


y Take Your Time

Unit 2:
Making Friends

Sharing and
Working Together:

Playground Safety

y What Belongs to
Everyone?
y Job Squads

Unit 3:
Families

Expressing Our
Feelings:

Medicine Safety

y Saying I Am
Sorry
y Feeling Angry

Unit 4:
Food

Proud to Be
Growing:
y Using Silverware
y Lets Go
Shopping

SOCIAL STUDIES

MATH

MUSIC

What About Me?

Our Five Senses

Attributes

Music in Me

(I Live in America,
Our Flag, Visit a
Historic Museum)

(Be a Scientist/
Investigation, Our
Five Senses, Look
Again/Observations)

(Colors, Sound
Game, Size)

(explore rhythmic
patterns, play a
pattern)

Why Are Rules


Important?

What Does a
Scientist Do?

Shapes

(Friends Share,
Follow the Rules,
Visit the Principals
Office)

(Be a Scientist/
Investigation,
Predicting, Sort and
Classify)

What Is Your Home


Like?

At My House . . .

Sort and Classify

(Be a Scientist/
Investigation,
Magnets, We Have
Plants, Is It Day or
Night?)

(Alike or Different?,
Sort and Classify)

Mixing and Growing

Position and
Direction

Yummy Songs to
Sing and Play

(Position, Ordinal
Game, Direction)

(contrasting
rhythmic patterns.
playing strong
beats on
instruments)

(My Home, Around


the World,
Celebrate
Thanksgiving)

Washing Hands

SCIENCE

Where Does Food


Come From?
(From Farm to
Table, Food Jobs,
Visit a Restaurant)

(Be a Scientist/
Investigation,
Growing a Seed,
Matter Changes,
Plants We Eat)

PHYSICAL
DEVELOPMENT
y Say Hello
y Outdoor Play
(develop muscle
control)

FINE ART

My Own Flag

SIGN LANGUAGE

CONTENT AREA
CENTERS

y listen
y bathroom

y Science
y Social Studies
y Math
y Dramatic Play

y sit
y stop

y Science
y Social Studies
y Math
y Dramatic Play

y yes
y no

y Science
y Social Studies
y Math
y Dramatic Play

y help
y focus

y Science
y Social Studies
y Math
y Dramatic Play

(exploring colors
and lines, using
crayons)

y Pre-Writing
Techniques and Art
Activities
(fine-motor skills)

(3-D Shapes, 2-D


Shapes, Texture
Game)

Friends Sing and


Play Together
(move right and
left, show steady
beat, distinguish
instrument tone)

Music Makes Us
Family
(sequencing,
adding movements,
playing strong
beats on
instruments)

y Gallop with a
Friend
y Outdoor Play
(gross-motor skills)

An Imaginary
Friend
(geometric shapes,
using scissors)

y Pre-Writing
Techniques and Art
Activities
y Using Scissors
(fine-motor skills)
y Over the Moon
y Outdoor Play
(gross-motor
control)

A Blanket for Home


(same and different
lines, painting thin
and thick lines)

y Pre-Writing
Techniques and Art
Activities
(fine-motor skills)
y Pizza Pie
y Outdoor Play
(gross-motor skills)
y Pre-Writing
Techniques and Art
Activities
(fine-motor skills)

Fruit Puzzles
(explore shape
using parts of a
whole, using
bottled glue)

Unit 5:
Our Neighborhood

People Are Alike


and Different:

Dial 9-1-1

y No One Just Like


You
y Paper Dolls
(characteristics)

Unit 6:
Transportation

Managing Our
Feelings:

Fire Safety

y Going Away,
Coming Back
y Fast and Slow,
Self-Control

Unit 7:
Animals Around Us

Things Are Alike


and Different:

Making Good
Decisions

y Big and Little


y Same but
Different

Unit 8:
Nature

Look How Youre


Growing:
y Growing Takes
Time
y Grow to
Independence

Safety in Weather

Why Live in a
Neighborhood?

Whats In a
Neighborhood?

(What Is a
Neighborhood?,
Neighborhood
Buildings, Visit a
Police Station)

(Be a Scientist/
Investigation,
Landforms, Trees
Around Us, Insects
Around Us)

How Many Ways to


Travel?

Sky, Land, or
Water?

(Here to There, All


Types of Vehicles,
Visit a Fire Station)

(Be a Scientist/
Investigation,
Weather Calendar,
Ground to Travel
On, Ocean or
Lake?)

Taking Care of
Animals

How Do Animals
Grow?

(On the Farm, Our


Pets, Visit a Farm)

(Be a Scientist/
Investigation,
Observing Animals,
Pets Grow, Baby
Animals)

Holidays in Every
Season

All a Part of Nature

Measurement

(Be a Scientist/
Investigation, Parts
of a Plant, Under
Your Feet/Earths
Surfaces, The
Seasons)

(Length, Weight,
Time and
Temperature)

(Fourth of July,
Presidents Day,
Celebrate Earth
Day)

Numbers 0-5
(Count 1-5, Make
Sets of Five, Zero)

Sing Around the


Neighborhood
(skip with music,
play a beat pattern
on instruments)

Patterns

Music on the Move

(Identify, Create,
and Extend
Patterns)

(develop motor
skills, same and
different parts of
songs, play beat
pattern on
instruments)

Numbers to 10
(Count 1-10, Pet
Shop Count,
Explore 6-10,
Extend 11-20+)

Sing with the


Animals
(sequence in a
song, clap patterns,
same and different
parts of music)

Sing and Play in


Any Weather
(use instruments
and vocal sounds
to create, develop
muscle
coordination, play a
steady beat on
instruments)

y A Spanish Spider
y Outdoor Play
(gross-motor skills)
y Pre-Writing
Techniques and Art
Activities
(fine-motor skills)

y Passing the
Beanbag
y Outdoor Play
(gross-motor skills)
y Pre-Writing
Techniques and Art
Activities
(fine-motor skills)

y Donkey Gallop
y Outdoor Play
(gross-motor skills)

Three Colorful
Days

y eat
y wait

y Science
y Social Studies
y Math
y Dramatic Play

y come
y go

y Science
y Social Studies
y Math
y Dramatic Play

y look
y walk

y Science
y Social Studies
y Math
y Dramatic Play

y play
y now

y Science
y Social Studies
y Math
y Dramatic Play

(explore color to
show feelings,
shapes; sponge
painting)

Wheel Patterns
(explore primary
colors and shape;
make and use a
stencil)

More Farm Animals


(explore form using
clay)

y Pre-Writing
Techniques and Art
Activities
(fine-motor skills)

y Go Round the
Sun and Moon
y Outdoor Play
(gross-motor skills)
y Pre-Writing
Techniques and Art
Activities
(fine-motor skills)

Day and Night


(explore darker and
lighter colors,
mixing colors)

Unit 9:
Animals in the Wild

Games to Teach
Alike and Different:

Helping the
Environment
(recycling)

y Whats Different
at the Zoo?
y Im Thinking of ...
(Similarities and
Differences)

Unit 10:
Health and Fitness

New Experiences:
y Going New
Places
y My First Day

Where Do Animals
Live?
(Understand
Globes, Animals
Habitats, Visit a
Zoo)

Get a Checkup
(Going to a Doctor)

Growing Up
(What Our Body
Needs, Exercise Is
Fun!, Visit a
Doctors Office)

Fly, Swim, or Walk?

Data and Graphs

(Be a Scientist/
Investigation, Four
Legs or Not?, Swim
or Swish/Ocean
Animals, We Can
Fly/Birds)

(Object Graphs,
Graph Game,
Picture Graphs)

What Works
Together?

Arithmetic

(Be a Scientist/
Investigation,
Freeze It or Melt It?,
Push and Pull, Heat
It Up!)

(Addition,
Part-Part-Whole,
Subtraction)

Music Has Wild


Patterns
(discover iconic
symbols for
sounds, play
rhythm instruments
on the beat)

Zoom with the


Music
(show rhythmic
patterns, create
movement for a
song, play strongbeat patterns on
instruments)

y Higglety, Jigglety,
Clap!
y Outdoor Play
(gross-motor skills)

Animal Graph

y please
y talk

y Science
y Social Studies
y Math
y Dramatic Play

y time
y quietly

y Science
y Social Studies
y Math
y Dramatic Play

(use texture to
create a collage,
arrange a design)

y Pre-Writing
Techniques and Art
Activities
(fine-motor skills)
y Jump Over the
Candlestick!
y Outdoor Play
(gross-motor skills)
y Pre-Writing
Techniques and Art
Activities
(fine-motor skills)

Hidden Fruit
(explore color in the
environment,
watercolor resist)

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