Insects Common Core Based Math, Literacy, and Science Centers &amp; More!
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PreK to 2nd
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Place Value, Alphabet, Decoding Words, Centers, Literacy Centers, Math Centers, Science Centers, Common Core
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This PreK and Kindergarten insect packet includes the following activities:

* A photo sorting center with 24 full color animal pictures, Insects vs. Not Insects. It comes with 3 response sheets. For older students, you can cut the pictures apart and have them match the pictures to the correct title. For younger students, you can make 2 copies, one to cut apart and another to laminate intact. Have students match picture to picture.

* One page of insect facts for the teacher and another student fact page, which can be used as a poster

* "Insects," a guided reading book with insect facts. Pages can be copied back-to-back.

* Bugs in jars, 0-10 number to quantity matching. This activity comes with 2 cut-and-glue response sheets where students match numbers to the correct quantities.

* "Bugs and Beginning Letter Sounds," match the bug/object pair to the jar with the same beginning sound. This comes with 5 response pages, 2 in color to laminate and 3 cut-and-glue pages in black-and-white. Copy and laminate each sheet of jars intact, then cut apart cards and have students match them.

* "Bug's Life" tens and ones math board game. Students practice place value as they write the numbers on the recording sheet, which is provided in color and black-and-white.

* "Fantastic Fireflies!" a CVC reading card game. It comes with 1 recording sheet in both color and black-and-white versions.

* 3 write-and-draw insect investigation sheets.

* One cut-and-glue parts of an insect page.

Corresponding Common Core Standards for Kindergarten Math & Language Arts

K.MD.3. Classify objects into given categories; count the numbers of objects in each category and sort the categories by count.
K.CC.4. Understand the relationship between numbers and quantities; connect counting to cardinality. When counting objects, say the number names in the standard order, pairing each object with one and only one number name and each number name with one and only one object. Understand that the last number name said tells the number of objects counted. The number of objects is the same regardless of their arrangement or the order in which they were counted.
K.CC.5. Count to answer how many? questions about as many as 20 things arranged in a line, a rectangular array, or a circle, or as many as 10 things in a scattered configuration; given a number from 1-20, count out that many objects.
K.CC.7. Compare two numbers between 1 and 10 presented as written numerals.
K.NBT.1. Compose and decompose numbers from 11 to 19 into ten ones and some further ones, e.g., by using objects or drawings, and record each composition or decomposition by a drawing or equation (such as 18 = 10 + 8); understand that these numbers are composed of ten ones and one, two, three, four, five, six, seven, eight, or nine ones.
RF.K.2. Demonstrate understanding of spoken words, syllables, and sounds (phonemes). Isolate and pronounce the initial, medial vowel, and final sounds (phonemes) in three-phoneme (consonant-vowel-consonant, or CVC) words.1 (This does not include CVCs ending with /l/, /r/, or /x/.)
RF.K.3. Know and apply grade-level phonics and word analysis skills in decoding words. Demonstrate basic knowledge of letter-sound correspondences by producing the primary or most frequent sound for each consonant. Associate the long and short sounds with the common spellings (graphemes) for the five major vowels.
W.K.2. Use a combination of drawing, dictating, and writing to compose informative/explanatory texts in which they name what they are writing about and supply some information about the topic.
SL.K.5. Add drawings or other visual displays to descriptions as desired to provide additional detail.
L.K.5. With guidance and support from adults, explore word relationships and nuances in word meanings. Sort common objects into categories (e.g., shapes, foods) to gain a sense of the concepts the categories represent.

Corresponding Science Standards for Early Elementary (Illinois)

12.A.1a Identify and describe the component parts of living things (e.g., birds have feathers; people have bones, blookd, hair, skin) and their major functions.

12.A.1b Categorize living organisms using a variety of observable features (e.g., size, color, shape, backbone).

12.B.1a Describe and compare characteristics of living things in relationship to their environments.

13.A.1c Explain how knowledge can be gained by careful observation.

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