The Letter I

Language Arts

The sound this letter stands for is the short vowel sound - /i/ as in igloo.

Theme words - igloo, inside, insect, iguana, inspector, instrument, inch, inchworm

Sign Language - teach the ASL sign for the Letter I

Poetry and Rhymes:

"My Instruments" by Angela Wolfe(1001)
"My Inside-Self" by Rachel Field(O&N)

Inchworm
by Katrina Lybbert

Inchworm, inchworm on the ground,
Crawling slowly, not a sound,
Do you wonder what you'll see,
When you pass beyond that tree?

Careful now, my little friend,
A bird is just around the bend,
Better hide inside that tree,
Where you will be safe and free!
 

Books to read aloud:

Inch by Inch by Leo Lionni
The Iguana Brothers by Tony Johnston
The Igloo by Charlotte & David Yue
Inspector Hopper by Doug Cushman
It's a Good Thing There are Insects by Allan Fowler
Inside Outside Upside Down by Stan & Jan Berenstain
Inch by Inch, The Garden Song by David Mallett

Music

Composer - Gioachino Rossini  (1792 - 1868) emphasizing that he was born in Italy

Songs:
 
Inch by Inch
Inchworm

If You're Happy and You Know It

Snacks

Find some cookbooks at the library and try foods from Italy, India, Israel, or Indonesia

Bible Story/Character Trait

Israel/Integrity or Industrious

Math

inches - measure the distance of objects in inches

Color -  indigo

Science

Bird - Indigo Bunting
Flower - Impatiens
Reptile - Iguana
Ocean Creature - Invertebrates

Social Studies

You could learn about the geography of Italy or India, or learn about the job of an Inspector.

Art Project

Make a rhythm instrument.
Use an old margarine tub or some other container.  Fill 1/4 full with dry beans or popcorn.  Glue the lid on.  Decorate the container.  Shake!

Sport/Game

Have a rhythm instrument band and march around the room.

Field Trip

Go on a walk and look for insects.


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