Love the book by Jim Aylesworth? Then you’ll love our plan, “Old Black Fly”! This “In A Pinch” emergency sub plan is ready when you're not, making your emergency sub planning a breeze! This one full day kindergarten plan provides engaging activities in Integrated Language Arts and Mathematics that your students will enjoy, and a substitute will appreciate during your absence. Activities are simply inserted into your regular day schedule as defined in your general information folder for a substitute teacher. If time allows, some classroom teachers prefer to prepare (copy) and organize the materials the sub will be using. We recommend the sub replace and prepare all items used before the end of their duty day so the plan is ready for future use.
This “Old Black Fly” sub plan contains 15 slides and includes a 4 page detailed lesson plan with easy to follow instructions for each activity. The activities are interactive and develop good listening skills. In the area of Integrated Language Arts the lesson begins with a read aloud of Jim Aylesworth’s book. Children are questioning, predicting, and building vocabulary as they listen to and make meaning of the story. Specific and engaging questions are provided. Following the read aloud the class will do a rhyming activity using words from the story. Children will thoroughly enjoy the “Letter Swat” game, where students use a fly swatter to swat the letters of the alphabet as they are called. A handwriting activity will give practice in printing the alphabet letters. Finally each student will create a page for a class book and complete a “Word Find” puzzle.
In the area of Math children will complete a fun “Fly Glyph” by answering questions and adding specific features to their pictures. The class will collect information using the “Fly Graph” activity, including a follow-up discussion where students analyze and compare data.
Music, Literature, and Computer extension ideas are also included in this lesson plan.
Throughout their day, your students are following the Core Standards and will not miss a beat with your absence!
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