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Top and Bottoms Lesson Plans! Here are some great book activities for kindergarten and first grade. Fun ideas to use with our favorite Janet Stevens book. Reading, responding to literature, retelling, center and craft ideas too! Perfect for Spring!

Tops and Bottoms Lesson Plans

April 2 Deedee 2 min read

Top and Bottoms Lesson Plans for Janet Stephens book are here! This is one of those CLASSIC reads.  

Top and Bottoms Lesson Plans! Here are some great book activities for kindergarten and first grade. Fun ideas to use with our favorite Janet Stevens book. Reading, responding to literature, retelling, center and craft ideas too! Perfect for Spring!

The illustrations are precious!

Top and Bottoms Lesson Plans! Here are some great book activities for kindergarten and first grade. Fun ideas to use with our favorite Janet Stevens book. Reading, responding to literature, retelling, center and craft ideas too! Perfect for Spring! Top and Bottoms Lesson Plans! Here are some great book activities for kindergarten and first grade. Fun ideas to use with our favorite Janet Stevens book. Reading, responding to literature, retelling, center and craft ideas too! Perfect for Spring! Top and Bottoms Lesson Plans! Here are some great book activities for kindergarten and first grade. Fun ideas to use with our favorite Janet Stevens book. Reading, responding to literature, retelling, center and craft ideas too! Perfect for Spring!

and we love using this book in our Engaging Readers units. As with most weeks, we conduct a retelling of the text.  You can find the retelling cards HERE.

Top and Bottoms Lesson Plans! Here are some great book activities for kindergarten and first grade. Fun ideas to use with our favorite Janet Stevens book. Reading, responding to literature, retelling, center and craft ideas too! Perfect for Spring!

Video

Here is a video of the book.  I do love the video versions, but they do not take the place of the book.   Especially during a close read! 

Sentence Study and Directed Drawing

Step-by-step directions are included in our Engaging Readers Unit so students can draw Bear.

Tops and Bottoms Lesson Plans! Here are some great book activities for kindergarten and first grade. Fun ideas to use with our favorite Janet Stevens book. Reading, responding to literature, retelling, center and craft ideas too! Perfect for Spring!

Then the sentence study can be added to the bottom of their illustrations.

Top and Bottoms Lesson Plans! Here are some great book activities for kindergarten and first grade. Fun ideas to use with our favorite Janet Stevens book. Reading, responding to literature, retelling, center and craft ideas too! Perfect for Spring!

Again, you can find all of the reading lesson ideas in this unit:

STEM and More Exploration for Tops and Bottoms

The following activities are from our Science Math and More units!

Tops and Bottoms Activities

There are differentiated math and literacy centers that go with the book Tops and Bottoms!

The Giving Tree book activities

The Giving Tree book activities

Literacy Centers

This spring sight word and spelling game is a great way to practice for fluency! (Yes, it is also editable so you can add your own words.)

You can see the Backyard Bugs version HERE.  You can see the year-long bundle HERE.

Top and Bottoms Lesson Plans! Here are some great book activities for kindergarten and first grade. Fun ideas to use with our favorite Janet Stevens book. Reading, responding to literature, retelling, center and craft ideas too! Perfect for Spring!

Roll, Say, Keep is also a ton of fun!   (Yes, it is also editable so you can add your own words.)

You can see the Bugs version HERE.  You can see the year-long bundle HERE.

Top and Bottoms Lesson Plans! Here are some great book activities for kindergarten and first grade. Fun ideas to use with our favorite Janet Stevens book. Reading, responding to literature, retelling, center and craft ideas too! Perfect for Spring!

We also celebrate SPRING with our predictable sentence center.  

Top and Bottoms Lesson Plans! Here are some great book activities for kindergarten and first grade. Fun ideas to use with our favorite Janet Stevens book. Reading, responding to literature, retelling, center and craft ideas too! Perfect for Spring!

Math Centers

This math fluency game was a HUGE hit!   Lots of ways to differentiate this activity.

Top and Bottoms Lesson Plans! Here are some great book activities for kindergarten and first grade. Fun ideas to use with our favorite Janet Stevens book. Reading, responding to literature, retelling, center and craft ideas too! Perfect for Spring!

You can see the Spring Version HERE.  You can see the Year-Long Version HERE.

Top and Bottoms Lesson Plans! Here are some great book activities for kindergarten and first grade. Fun ideas to use with our favorite Janet Stevens book. Reading, responding to literature, retelling, center and craft ideas too! Perfect for Spring!

We also enjoy this Math Work Station oldie, but goodie.  

Graphing Data

Top and Bottoms Lesson Plans! Here are some great book activities for kindergarten and first grade. Fun ideas to use with our favorite Janet Stevens book. Reading, responding to literature, retelling, center and craft ideas too! Perfect for Spring!

Composing and Decomposing Teen Numbers

Top and Bottoms Lesson Plans! Here are some great book activities for kindergarten and first grade. Fun ideas to use with our favorite Janet Stevens book. Reading, responding to literature, retelling, center and craft ideas too! Perfect for Spring!

Addition (she had to play with Dexter… my dog, because her partner was absent that day…ha!)

Tops and Bottoms Lesson Plans! Here are some great book activities for kindergarten and first grade. Fun ideas to use with our favorite Janet Stevens book. Reading, responding to literature, retelling, center and craft ideas too! Perfect for Spring!

Roll and Color Addition +1.

Tops and Bottoms Lesson Plans! Here are some great book activities for kindergarten and first grade. Fun ideas to use with our favorite Janet Stevens book. Reading, responding to literature, retelling, center and craft ideas too! Perfect for Spring!

Art

How beautiful is this water color?  I found it over on Artsonia.  You can see more HERE.

Tops and Bottoms Lesson Plans! Here are some great book activities for kindergarten and first grade. Fun ideas to use with our favorite Janet Stevens book. Reading, responding to literature, retelling, center and craft ideas too! Perfect for Spring!

Snack Idea

This is super cute snack idea from Safeway!  So fun!

Tops and Bottoms Lesson Plans! Here are some great book activities for kindergarten and first grade. Fun ideas to use with our favorite Janet Stevens book. Reading, responding to literature, retelling, center and craft ideas too! Perfect for Spring!

Tops and Bottoms Lesson Plans

You can click on the lesson plans below to download my lesson plans with hyperlinks to the activities.

Kindergarten Lesson Plans for April

Tops and Bottoms Lesson Plans! Here are some great book activities for kindergarten and first grade. Fun ideas to use with our favorite Janet Stevens book. Reading, responding to literature, retelling, center and craft ideas too! Perfect for Spring!

Free File

I found these adorable carrots at Target, so I made a quick math activity for you.  You can snag it by filling out the box at the end of this post.

Tops and Bottoms Lesson Plans! Here are some great book activities for kindergarten and first grade. Fun ideas to use with our favorite Janet Stevens book. Reading, responding to literature, retelling, center and craft ideas too! Perfect for Spring!

3 Comments

  • Sandi April 2 at 2:45 pm

    Thanks, Deedee!

  • bev April 2 at 9:06 am

    Great resources and ideas.

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