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C & R

Reading book "The Alphabet Book", learn about letter C, find a picture of animal beginning with C and learn about the animal caraval

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  • Read the book “ The Alphabet Book” by P.D. Eastman or Read/Listen here
  • Show a child the letter C and review the sound C makes
  • Draw letter C on an index card with a wide glue stick.  Immediately shake sand, salt, or sugar on top of the glue.  Shake excess off and look at the letter C
  • Ask a child to circle 3 letter C’s with a red crayon in a newspaper or magazine
  • Ask the child to think of an animal that begins with C (cow, camel, caribou, cat, etc.)
  • Find a picture of an animal beginning with C and place into 3 ring binder behind the letter C  ( Easy way to find pictures is to type “Free pictures of animals” in an internet search engine) Binder began Month 1 Activity 5
  • Go to and learn about the animal caracal and watch a video showing a caracal leap ten feet off the ground 


Make the letter "C" using your left hand's thumb and first finger. Say a word that begins with "C", coin, call, etc. 


Explain that an upper case or capital letter "C" and a lower case letter "c" is made the same way except for being different sizes. Practice making "C and c"


If you could ask a wild animal any question, what would you ask?

If you opened a store, what would you sell?


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Curriculum Plan Resources

Skills Focus

  • Shape - Circle, Square
  • Color - Red
  • Number - Three, 3
  • Alphabet Letters - C, R
  • Senses - Smell
  • Character Trait - Manners
  • Target Words - On, Top, High, Low

Monthly Proverb

Golden Rule - Do unto others as you would have them do to you

Did You Know?

“The human brain is 90% developed by age 5." Center on the Developing Child at Harvard University

Books to Read

"Do Unto Otters: A Book About Manners"
by Laurie Kelly (Activity 12)

"The Alphabet Book"
by P.D. Eastman (Activity 4)

"Goldilocks and the Three Bears"
by Jim Aylesworth (Activity 13)

"The Alphabet Book". VIDEO
by P.D. Eastman (Activity 4)

"Do Unto Otters: A Book About Manners" VIDEO
by Laurie Kelly (Activity 12)

"Goldilocks and the Three Bears" VIDEO
by Jan Brett (Activity 13)

Music Playlist

"Three Little Birds"
by Bob Marley Album Legend (Reggae) (Activity 6)

"Race: The Final Starlight Express"
Album Starlight Express Original Cast (Broadway - Pop) (Activity 18)

"Clap Your Hands Now"
by Pam Donkin Album A Hop, Skip, and a Jump (Children) (Activity 15)

"Three Little Birds" VIDEO
by Bob Marley (Activity 6)

"Clap Your Hands Now" VIDEO
by Pam Donkin (Activity 15)

"Race: The Final Starlight Express" VIDEO
by Starlight Express Original Cast (Activity 18)

Monthly Materials List

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Fingerplay / Poems / Songs

Way Up High In An Apple Tree

(Activity 26 Month 3)

Way up high in the apple tree

Two little apples smiled at me

I shook that tree as hard as I could

Down came the apples

Mmmmmm they were good.

Peter (child’s name) Uses One Hammer

(Activity 21 Month 3)

Peter (use child’s name) hammers with one hammer one hammer one hammer 

Peter hammers with one hammer all day long (tap fist on the floor)

Pater hammers with two hammers, two hammers two hammers (tap other fist too) Peter hammers with two hammers all day long.

Peter hammers with three hammers, three hammers three hammers (add one  foot) Peter hammers with three hammers all day long.

Peter hammers with four hammers four hammers four hammers (tap other  foot too along with fists) Peter hammers with four hammers all day long.

Peter hammers with five hammers five hammers five hammers (use your head)  Peter hammers with five hammers And then he goes to sleep!