Grumpy Monkey book activities for kindergarten and first grade. Students respond to literature through written response and practice math and literacy skills with these digital and printable activities.
I started creating these “At Home Learning” bundles about a year ago now. They are set up with a parent letter and activities in a PDF format so they were easily sent home. I also preloaded the activities into Seesaw so teachers could quickly assign daily tasks with just 1 click. Plus, a PowerPoint with moveable pieces is included for the classrooms that do not use Seesaw. With distance learning becoming so common and at the request of teachers, I continued creating these units. Plus, these units are great for in-class use, too!
The book, Grumpy Monkey was one of the latest additions to the home study bundles. Grumpy Monkey is such a fun read aloud in kindergarten and first grade! Plus, I think all students (and teachers… who am I kidding) can absolutely relate to Jim Panzee in this story. Some days are just rough! Check out the story on YouTube here:
For this unit, there are 3 writing activities where students have the opportunity to respond to literature by drawing a picture and constructing a written response. Students practice making connections, using their inferring skills, and expressing their opinion throughout these lessons.
In another lesson, students practice developing their reading comprehension by identifying animals that were in the story versus animals that were not in the story.
In addition to written response lessons, students practice math skills, too!
There are 3 math activities for both kindergarten and first grade.
Just like with math, you will find differentiated literacy activities for kindergarten and first grade. And all activities are available as a digital option or printable.
These activities can be used in the classroom (as you’ve seen in this blog post) or sent home for distance learning.
The kindergarten and first grade lessons for Grumpy Monkey are bundled together and can be found here:
We have several other similar book units that you might like! Here are a few more blog posts:
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