Caring and Sharing with Eric Carle

Unit of 2 Lessons
Grade Levels: 
K
1
2
Subjects: 
Arts Education
Language Arts
Mathematics
Philanthropy
Social Studies
Issue Area: 
Literacy
Focus Question 

How can kindness and cooperation make my community stronger? 

Unit Overview 

 The students read two Eric Carle books and through discussion, role-playing, art, and giving, explore the concepts of caring, sharing, cooperation, courtesy, and helpfulness. Adaptable for preschool.

Service Experience 
Students share their class book about kindness with another classroom in lesson one. In lesson two, they find a way to help families who are food insecure.
Lessons in This Unit 
Unit: 
Caring and Sharing with Eric Carle
Lesson 1 of 2
Grades: 
K
1
2

The students will participate in a read aloud, discussion, brainstorming, constructing a class book, sharing this class book, and role-playing focusing on the concepts of caring, sharing, cooperation, courtesy, and helpfulness through the child-friendly text of The Grouchy Ladybug. Adaptable for preschool.

Unit: 
Caring and Sharing with Eric Carle
Lesson 2 of 2
Grades: 
K
1
2

Students participate in a read aloud and discussion of what it means to be hungry. They brainstorm ways that they can assist people in the community who are in need of food. They may plan and carry out a food drive, collecting and distributing food donations to a local food pantry. The concepts of kindness, helpfulness, friendship, caring and sharing are presented through the book, The Very Hungry Caterpillar.