PreK Sunbeatables Unit 1 Preparation Table

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Lesson Title Subject Areas Lesson Description Materials Sunbeatables® Parents
Lesson 1: Meet Ray and the Sunbeatables English Language
Arts & Reading
Social Studies
Health Education
Art
Theatre
Students meet Ray and the Sunbeatables in a puppet show and create a Travel Book. Ray’s World Map
Character Cut-Outs
Puppet Show Script
• Craft sticks
• Glue or tape
• 1 copy of the Travel Book Template per student
• 2 blank sheets of paper
• Markers/crayons
Email or make copies of the Curriculum Introduction Letter to let parents know about the new curriculum you are teaching.
Lesson 2: Safari Sun Safety Adventure English Language
Arts & Reading
Social Studies
Health Education
Students learn how animals protect themselves from the sun’s rays. Ray’s World Map
Optional: Parent Notecard Template
Send a note home using the Parent Notecard Template or email parents to ask them to send sun safety items to school with their children.
Lesson 3: Color Fading Science Experiment English Language
Arts & Reading
Science
Health Education
Art

Students learn about the damaging effects of the sun.
• 1 sheet of black or dark construction paper per student
• 1 Black-and-White Character Template per student
• Scissors
• Tape
• Markers/crayons
Make copies of the Lesson 3 Parent Letter to send home to parents, and encourage them to discuss the experiment with their children.
Lesson 4: Serena’s Sunscreen Experiments English Language
Arts & Reading
Mathematics
Science
Health Education
Students discover the importance of sunscreen reapplication. Ray’s World Map
• Drinking glass
• Sunscreen (lotion)
• Cold water
• Bowl
Optional: Ice cubes, Parent Notecard Template
Send home a note using the Parent Notecard Template or email parents that students participated in a science experiment that taught them why sunscreen reapplication is important.
Lesson 5: Are Our Shadows Long? English Language
Arts & Reading
Mathematics
Science
Health Education
Art
Physical Education
Students compare shadow lengths at different times of the day. • Sidewalk chalk
• Measuring tape or yard stick
Optional: String, tape, scissors, butcher paper, markers/crayons, flashlight, tall object (e.g., a cup or building blocks), camera (if desired), Sun Safety Songs and Song Lyrics
Take photos of the students and their shadows during the lesson and post the pictures on your school’s website or email the photos to parents with a summary of the lesson. 
Lesson 6: Make Shade Trees with Ray English Language
Arts & Reading
Mathematics
Science
Health Education
Art
Physical Education
Students learn the importance of finding shade outside and make their own shade trees. Ray’s World Map
• 1 piece of construction paper per student
• Leaves (real or torn from paper)
• Markers/crayons
• Glue
• Scissors
Optional: Parent Notecard Template, Sun Safety Songs and Song Lyrics 
Send home a note using the Parent Notecard Template or email parents asking parents and children to find leaves at home to use for this lesson. 
Lesson 7: Clothing Flashlight Test English Language
Arts & Reading
Science
Health Education
Students identify sun safe clothing. Ray’s World Map
• Flashlights or pen lights
• Variety of loosely-woven and tightly-woven clothing in light and dark colors
Optional: Parent Notecard Template 
Send home a note using the Parent Notecard Template or email parents to ask them to send various (extra) clothing items (e.g., light and dark-colored clothing, tightly-woven and loosely-woven clothing, tank tops, long-sleeved shirts, sweaters) to school with their children.
Lesson 8: Make a Sun Safe Hat English Language
Arts & Reading
Health Education
Art
Theatre
Physical Education
Students make and decorate their own sun safe hats. • Variety of hats
• 3-4 newspaper sheets per student
• Markers/crayons
• Tape Note: Use decorative duct tape for a colorful hat brim
• Stapler
Optional: Parent Notecard Template, Sun Safety Songs and Song Lyrics
Send home a note using the Parent Notecard Template or email parents to ask them to send newspaper(s) and a hat that their children like to wear. 
Lesson 9: Sun Safety Sorting English Language
Arts & Reading
Mathematics
Social Studies
Health Education
Art
Students identify items as sun safe or not sun safe. • 1 copy of Sorting Template per student
• 2 envelopes per student (can be store bought or made in class)
• Markers/crayons
• Scissors
Optional: Clothing magazines, construction paper, 2 baskets and variety of clothing items that are sun safe and not sun safe 
After the lesson, send home the sorting sets so parents can practice with their children. 
Lesson 10: Draw a Sun Safety Superhero English Language
Arts & Reading
Mathematics
Health Education
Art
Students draw life-size images of themselves being sun safe. • Butcher paper
• Construction paper, assorted colors
• Markers/crayons
• Tape/glue
• Scissors
Optional: camera 
Post students’ drawings in a visible location for parents to see, take photos of the drawings to email to parents, and/or post on your school’s website or bulletin board.

 

 

 

 

 

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