Information About This Unit
In this unit, you will read the story "Princess and the Pea" with your child and discuss the story together. To help your child understand the story, you will also act out the story, create a new fairy tale based on the story, and rewrite the story in newspaper story form. Your child will also learn about different types of print materials, such as books, magazines and newspapers. You will introduce the sight words "come, down, and find" to your child and review the words you have learned the past two weeks. This unit is designed to last one week, depending on how often you teach language arts.
|Read Princess and the Pea||(no rating)|
Read this classic Hans Christian Andersen fairy tale with your child.
|My Funny Fairytale||(no rating)|
In this activity, your child will create his or her own version of "Princess and the Pea." Print out the worksheet and read through the story with your child. Encourage your child to make his or her version based on the original story.
|Act Out the Story||(no rating)|
Brainstorm with your child about how to act out "The Princess and the Pea." Have your child play either the prince or the princess and act out the story with you. You can also use costumes and props. You may want to use pillows for the mattresses and a small stone for the pea.
|Compose a Letter||(no rating)|
Talk with your child about letters and how letters are different from picture books. Help your child compose a letter to a friend or family member telling him or her the story of the "Princess and the Pea."
|Introduce Sight Words||(no rating)|
Write the sight words for the week (come, down, find) on notecards. Show each one to your child and tell him or her the word. After you have gone through the words, place the cards in front of your child. Ask him or her to find each of the words.
|Sight Word Hopscotch||(no rating)|
In this fun game, your child will practice the sights words for this week and previous weeks while playing a game of hopscotch.
|Introduce Different Print Materials||(no rating)|
This week your child will learn that there are different types of print materials and that they each have a different purpose.
|Print Materials Hunt||(no rating)|
To help reinforce the concept that your child encounters many different types of print materials throughout the day, you will pick a day this week and keep track of all the different types of print materials you see.
|Early Reader Version||(no rating)|
If your child is starting to read, print out this early reader version of "The Princess and the Pea" and have your child read the story to you.
|Princess and the Pea Maze||(no rating)|
Print out this maze and have your child find the way to the top of the mattress. Be sure to read through the story on the worksheet with your child.
|Princess and the Pea Coloring Page||(no rating)|
Print out this "Princess and the Pea" coloring page for your child.
|Listen to the Story||(no rating)|
Listen to this audio version of the "Princess and the Pea."
List of any helpful books, games, toys, kits, lapbooks, curriculum, etc., that may be purchased to enhance the learning experience: