Activities with Picture Books

paintbrushes with an artist's palette Fine arts

Art appreciation, painting, sculpture, photography, creative works in various media

building blocks with the letters of the alphabet displayed Language arts

Phonemic awareness, phonics, spelling, grammar, and language mechanics

numerals, shapes, and operators Math

Number sense, patterns, probability, estimation, computation, time, money, measurement, problem solving

silhouette of a dancer Movement/Dance

Gross and fine motor skills, active sports and games, rhythmic movement and dance

musical notes Music

Vocal and instrumental performance, music appreciation, genre study

an open book Reading

Word recognition, fluency, vocabulary development, comprehension, and literary response and analysis

a microscope in from of an atomic symbol Science

Exploration, discovery, observation and experimentation with record keeping, using the scientific method

a globe Social studies

History, geography, community involvement, cultural diversity, current events, social issues

a bullhorn Speaking/listening

Skills, strategies, and applications to encourage and support developing oral communication skills

theater masks; happy and sad Theater

Drama, Readers Theater, role play, script writing and staging, making puppets

a pencil writing Writing

Skills, strategies, and applications to encourage and support developing written communication skills