Thematic Teacher

Educational Materials for Literacy Through Art, Science, and Social Studies.

This English/Language Arts/ Science thematic unit, May Day Flowers,  includes the following educational materials:

  •     Lesson Plan suggestion
  •     Student Reader, May Day Celebrations (2 levels--grades 2-3, and 4-5)
  •     Student Reader Comprehension Game Cards (2 levels--grades 2-3, and 4-5)
  •     The Maypole of Merry Mount, by Nathaniel Hawthorne, adapted for grades 4-5 read aloud
  •     Merry Month of May multiuse game board
  •     Science Research Cards (2 levels--grades 2-3, and 4-5)
  •     Flower Photo Cards
  •     Flower Dissection Directions (2 levels--grades 2-3, and 4-5)
  •     May Flowers and Basket Craft Directions (2 levels--grades 2-3, and 4-5)
  •     Parts of a Flower Magnetic Board Pieces
  •     Common Core Alignment

This unit was written as a sample.   I hope you'll find it useful, productive, and educational!


May Day Flowers

Integrated Thematic Unit

Students use their language skills to read informational texts, discuss comprehension questions, dissect a flower and record observations, write a skit, illustrate a piece of literature, and make a paper basket and flower as they learn about the origins of May Day and the reproductive parts of a flower.