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This little unit includes:


A Super Beginning of the Year Section
A booklist
An inspirational poem
First day color page
A couple of poems (colored and black and white)
A Superhero thinking map, incentives
Binder cover
A Super ELA Section
Fill in the missing letters ( upper and lower case)
Counting Phoneme activities
A goal-setting page and Hands on Visual
Word Search
Think Outside the Box activity
A Super Math Section
Roll a Superhero math number sense activity
The Superhero Race math activity
10 frame activities
Math Strategy Game
Number pattern activity
A Super Science Section
Science Notebook beginning of the year pages
Science Super Skittles Mystery
A Super Just for Fun Section
Superball painting activity
Make your own mask
Design your own costume
Poster

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Super
Beginning
of year
Section
(Booklist, poems, mini book,
getting to know you, management,
binder cove)r
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This little unit will help get the
year of to a SUPER start!
Some books to help are:
Bumblebee Boy
by David Soman and Jacky Davis
Ladybug Girl
by David Soman and Jacky Davis
Do Super Heroes Have Teddy Bears?
By Carmela LaVigna Coyle
Superhero ABC
by Bob McLeod
Dex The Heart of a Hero
by Caralyn Buehner
Superhero School
by Thierry Robberecht
DC Superfriends Flying High
by Nick Eliopulos
Super Hairo and the Barber Doom
by John Rocco



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Today is the day!
This is the one!
Today is the day
Well soar and have fun!
Today we will grow!
Today we will fly!
Today is important!
Dont leave it behind!
Lets give it our all!
Lets never stop!
Wed better get busy
Before we all


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Today is the day!
This is the one!
Today is the day
Well soar and have fun!
Today we will grow!
Today we will fly!
Today is important!
Dont leave it behind!
Lets give it our all!
Lets never stop!
Wed better get busy
Before we all

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The more that you read,
the more things you will know.
The more that you learn,
the more places you'll go.
Dr. Seuss

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The more that you read,
the more things you will know.
The more that you learn,
the more places you'll go.
Dr. Seuss

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Welcome!
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If I Was a Superhero
By Sally Gray
If I was a superhero
Id definitely fly.
Arms outstretched
Racing birds in the sky.
If I was a superhero
Id have special powers
Like extra strong legs
For jumping over towers.
If I was a superhero
Id save all the oceans
With my secret and magical
Cleaning up potions.
If I was a superhero
Id save all the trees
And the mountains and rivers,
The birds and the bees.
If I was a superhero
Id help all the poor,
Give them food,
And make them hungry no more.
If I was a superhero
Im sure youll agree
The world would be better
Because of me!


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If I Was A
Superhero
Illustrated By
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If I was a superhero
Id definitely fly.
Arms outstretched
Racing birds in the sky.

If I was a superhero
Id have special powers
Like extra strong legs
For jumping over towers
If I was a superhero
Id save all the oceans
With my secret and magical
Cleaning up potions.

1
2
If I was a superhero
Id save all the trees
And the mountains and rivers,
The birds and the bees.

If I was a superhero
Id help all the poor,
Give them food,
And make them hungry no more.

3
4
If I was a superhero
Im sure youll agree
The world would be better
Because of me!

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really soared on the
first day, you know!
He was a real

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really soared on the
first day, you know!
She was a real

Name _________________
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Super Heroes
How Can I be a
Superhero?
me
Me
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Super Hoops!
The next 4 pages show how to use
two hula hoops to play a whole
class getting to know you game
while introducing venn diagrams.
Lay hula hoops down overlapping on
the floor with the label nearby.
Each student will need a card with
his/her name on it.
Teacher will call out the option
cards. Students will put their cards
in the appropriate space inside the
Super Hoops. Talk about the
results, remove cards and ask the
next question. Ive included some
questions, but certainly have
students come up with some as well!
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Super Hoops
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Use hula hoops to make a
venn. Compare students
characteristics.
Super
Hoops!
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Name ___________________
A Super Friend is one who
_______________________
_______________________
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I am a Classroom
Super Hero!
Hard Worker

Enthusiastic

Respectful

Organized
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Students can earn a Power
Pellet (Skittle!) for displaying
the qualities of a Classroom
Superhero.
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er
pellets
er
pellets
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Super
H.E.R.O.
(Having Everything Ready & Organized)
Binder

Room ____
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Super
ELA
Section
(letter rec., phoneme sorting
work, word building
literature response, written
expression with a hands on
visual, word search, think
outside the box)
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Getting to know my
Super Friend!
Have kids cut out the letters from their first name using
the following page(or use letter tiles you may already
have) and find a partner Make a mini Venn Diagram using
glow bracelets!! Place the letter tiles in the correct
places in a mini Venn. As soon as their venn is finished
and discussed, kids move on to a new partner..
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a b c d e
f g h i j
k l m n o
p q r s t
u v w x y
z
Getting to know my
Super Friend!
Letter tiles (blank tiles for duplicate letters)
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Name________
Write the missing
lowercase letters
a c
f
h
j
l
p s
u
yz
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Name________
Write the missing
uppercase letters
A C
F
H
J
L
P S
U
YZ
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Name_________
Make a list of all the words
you can think of that begin with
an S!
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How many words can you
make from the letters in the
word Superhero?
Cut the letters apart move
them around until you create a
word! Write your word on the
recording sheet.
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Name __________________________
Superhero Words
Write the words you created from the
letters in Superhero.
b c d a e i o f g h
j k l u a e i m n p
p q r s t o u v w x
y z b c d a e f g h
k j k k m i o m n p
q r s t v u a v w x
y z b e i o u a e c
d f g i o u a e i h
Name_______________________
Color the boxes with a vowel in them red .
Color the consonants blue. On the back
write about what you created.
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b c d a e i o f g h
j k l u a e i m n p
p q r s t o u v w x
y z b c d a e f g h
k j k k m i o m n p
q r s t v u a v w x
y z b e i o u a e c
d f g i o u a e i h
Name_______________________
Color the boxes with a vowel in them red . Color
the consonants blue. On the back write about
what you created. Why is that number so
important?
Answer page
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How Many
Sounds Do You
Hear?
This next little game will help kids
practice the concept that words are
made of individual sounds or
phonemes.
Print the word cards on card stock.
This game can be played whole group,
small group or just pairs. Teacher
reads the cards (or students- if
playing independently). Students count
the sounds (phonemes). Students will
move their cloud (cotton ball) around
the superhero on the cloud spaces.
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How Many Sounds Do You Hear?
Choose a card. Say the word. Count the
sounds. Move that many spaces.
start
finish
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an ant it sit
ten I fly air
high hot ball in
take a ride on
my can you come
How Many Sounds Do You Hear?
Cut apart the cards. Turn them upside down near game board.
How Many Sounds Do You Hear? Open to load with your own words.
Cut apart the cards. Turn them upside down near game board.
The next activity is intended for
students to practice hearing
the individual sounds
(phonemes) in words. They will
sort the words into 1, 2, or 3
phoneme categories. Print off
the sorting board (there are
two on a page), the word cloud
tiles, and the recording page.
This can be done whole group,
small group, or individually and
independently. An extra open
page for your own words is
included.
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One Sound Two Sounds
Three Sounds
One Sound Two Sounds
Three Sounds
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my
a
oh
high
no
up
by
fly
hot
bag
sky
let
ball
do
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Open page for Sorting Super Words- Write your own
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Read
Superhero School
Ladybug Girl
Bumblebee Boy
Dex, The Heart of a Hero
(or another story about
superheroes)
Discuss events of the
story. Students fill in
story strip with beginning,
middle, end, and message.
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Name ___________________
Title of Book __________________
Story
Strip
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Name__________
Write a list of things you might
see in the sky if you could fly.

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Name__________
Write a list of things you might
see the sky.

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Name___________________________
If I could go anywhere I wanted to go as a
superhero I would go to
______________________________
______________________________!
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Hands On Visual
(HOV) Connection
The next four pages include patterns to create a
hands on visual connection. Kids can create the
super hero to look like them. Then write in the
speech bubble what they can do to be a
superhero.
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h e r o d s a
o f u n c t c
y l o u a r t
w y s t p o i
b r a v e n o
t o v b e g n
d n e i r f a
Name_______
Find all the words in the puzzle
hero fly brave save cape
strong friend action fun
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Name________________
Think Outside the Box.
Make this into something. It is not a super seal.
On the back write about what you created!
Super
Math
Section
(graphing, subitizing,
10 frame work,
number patterns
forward and back)
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The next few pages will help in
creating a simple chart and bar
graph with the class. Set up a large
posterboard with the heading
Our Favorite Superpowers along
with the choices. Students each
get a superhero symbol shape,
write their name , and glue the
symbol above the power. Discuss
observations as a class. Students
then fill in the bar graph to show
the results of the large chart. On
the back of the recording page, or
on an extra symbol shape, students
write one observation they noticed.
Share with a partner.
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Extra page for other superpowers.
For Superpower class graph.
Teacher-Cut apart. Kids write name
on symbol. Place on large chart
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For Superpower class graph.
Teacher-Cut apart. Kids write name
on symbol. Place on large chart
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Name__________
Our Favorite Superpowers
Fly Strength Invisible X-Ray Vision Bendable Speed
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Students write an
observation they
made about the
Superpower
graph.
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Roll A
Superhero
Play with a partner.
Take turns.
Roll a die.
Look at the chart to see which part of the
superhero boy or girl you can draw.
Record your drawing on the recording page.
If you roll a number that youve already
rolled, you will skip your turn.
The first player to complete
their superhero wins!
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Head
Body
Arms
Legs
Cape
Mask
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Add details and color!
Name________
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The Great
Superhero
Race
Play with a partner.
Take turns.
Roll a die.
Move your marker
that number of spaces.
The first player
to the finish cloud wins.
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Start
finish
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The next 4 pages include Superhero
Burst 10 frames. Students can
practice automaticity in set
recognition and subitizing. Print on
tag board or on regular paper and
then glue to heavier paper to
promote durability. You can flash
the cards and have kids call out the
number the 10 frame is showing.
A blank 10 frame is given as well. You
can have kids put manipulatives (maybe
fuzzies?) on the frame to show the
number you call out.
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Use fuzzies
on the
included ten
frame or in
an ice cube
tray!
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Burst
Match
The next couple of pages include a set of mini
superhero burst 10 frames, number cards and
number word cards. Print off a set for small group
or pair practice. (Card stock would be best)
Students will play a memory game where cards are
shuffled and placed face down and spread out on the
table or floor. Students will take turns turning over 3
cards. All three cards should describe the same
thing, eg. one, 1, and a ten frame showing 1 burst. If
they dont match, student turns cards back over, and
the other student takes a turn. If the cards do
match, student calls out BURST! and keeps the cards.
Student with the most cards at the end of the game
wins. Store sets in baggies with the direction card.
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Burst Match
Shuffle cards
Lay out face down
Take turns turning over 3
cards.
If 3 cards match (number,
number word, and 10 frame),
keep the cards.
If no match, turn back over.
Play until all cards have been
collected
Player with most matches
wins!
Burst Match
Shuffle cards
Lay out face down
Take turns turning over 3
cards.
If 3 cards match (number,
number word, and 10 frame),
keep the cards.
If no match, turn back over.
Play until all cards have been
collected
Player with most matches
wins!
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Burst Match
Print and cut apart
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0 1
2 3
4 5
6 7
8 9
10
For Burst Match game- print and cut apart
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zero one
two three
four five
six seven
eight nine
ten
For Burst Match game- print and cut apart
The next two pages include a little
numeration fun. Students will roll a die,
compare the dots with a color. Color a
space on the recording sheet starting at
the bottom. The row that reaches the
top and the superhero first wins.
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How High Can We Go?
In this game, you will roll a die. Each
number stands for a color. Check the chart.
Color a square above the color word that
goes with the number rolled.
(starting at the bottom)
The colored row that reaches
the cloud first wins!
Red
Orange
Yellow
Green
Blue
Purple
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red orange yellow green blue purple
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Each player gets 3 game pieces of the same color. Take turns putting the
pieces on a balloon on the game board. When all 6 pieces are used, take
turns moving pieces along the lines until one player gets three in a row across,
up and down, or diagonally. That player is the winner! No jumping is allowed!
Plan your strategy!! Clear the board and play again!
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1 30 29 28 10 11 12
14 25 26 27 13 19 18
24 23 22 21 20 15 17
16 17 13 14 15 16 18
19 12 20 21 22 23 24
11 26 7 6 5 4 25
10 8 27 28 29 3 2
9 30 29 28 27 26 1
Take Flight
Color the boxes blue that help
you count in order from the
superhero to the cloud.
start
finish
Name________________
start
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1 30 29 28 10 11 12
14 25 26 27 13 19 18
24 23 22 21 20 15 17
16 17 13 14 15 16 18
19 12 20 21 22 23 24
11 26 7 6 5 4 25
10 8 27 28 29 3 2
9 30 29 28 27 26 1
Come Down!
Color the boxes blue that help
you count backwards in order from
the superhero (30) to the city (1).
finish
Name________________
start
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Super
Science
Section
(science notebook
cover, what is a
scientist?, Skittles
science lab)
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Notebook
Firstgradewow.blogspot.com
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What is a Scientist?
"A scientist is a
person who asks
questions and
tries different
ways to
answer
them."
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What does a scientist look like?
Can you be a scientist?
Draw a picture of you in the circle. Color. Cut out
Name_______
I am a super
scientist!
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Super Skittle Surprise
Science Observation Lesson
Teacher info
Teach the important scientific skill- observation.
You will need some small containers, some skittles and some warm
water. Thats it!
Put kids into small groups so each kiddo can have a good chance
to observe. Put enough warm water to cover skittles into each
container. Have kids set each Skittle into the water with the S
face up. Let them observe!! Hopefully they will see the color
dissolving off each Skittle and the S floating up to the top!
Record observations!!
(The ink used for the S does not readily dissolve in water- and
therefore floats up to the top..)
Name ________
Super Skittles Surprise !
Question- What will happen if you put
Skittles in warm water?
Prediction- I think
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Procedure- Put 3-4 Skittles into a small container
with warm water. Make sure the s is facing up!
Observe!
Draw and
color
what you
observed.
.
Tell about your observations.
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Super
Just For
Fun
Section
(mask template, design your
own costume, superball
painting, poster)
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Copy on Tagboard.
Have kids choose one and bling it out!
Add some side straps and wear proudly!
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Name_________
Design your own original
Superhero costume!!
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Super Ball Fun!
Roll some paint dipped superballs around on a piece of
paper. I used blue, red, and yellow tempera paint and just
an 81/2 x11 inch piece of copy paper in an aluminum pan.
Allow paint to dry.
Use superhero symbol pattern to cut painted paper into
that shape. Glue to construction paper and trim. Add
whatever words you want! Have fun!
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