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Caps for Sale  (Preschool: Series 1)
Caps for Sale  (Preschool: Series 1)
Caps for Sale  (Preschool: Series 1)
Caps for Sale  (Preschool: Series 1)
Caps for Sale  (Preschool: Series 1)

Caps for Sale (Preschool: Series 1)

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Caps for Sale is the story of a peddler who travels through towns attempting to sell hats, later resting under a tree where a group of playful monkeys tease him. The monkeys in the story, although fictional, show the reader how monkeys like to borrow items and tuck them away for keeping. In this module, students will learn how real-life monkeys are similar and dissimilar to humans. Is there truth in the phrase Monkey See, Monkey Do? Do monkeys have fingers and hands? Can monkeys have feelings? Can monkeys play instruments? This module is not all monkey business; students will practice colors and counting and go bananas for the arts!

Before you begin...

Each Artful Reading Module is flexibly designed for a 2-3 week duration. Lessons are marked for Before-, During-, or After-Reading to guide your planning. We have added a sample of a Before Reading lesson entitled Dum Ditty Dum for you to preview. Each lesson is designed in an easy to read format, with standards, materials needed, and step-by-step directions to ensure you are fully prepared when it’s time to deliver. 

This module contains the following lessons:

  • Monkey Business
  • Building Schema
  • Dum Ditty Dum
  • Caps for Sale
  • Grumpy Monkeys
  • Counting Caps
  • Monkey See. Monkey Do
  • Balancing Monkeys
  • Heavy or Light?
  • Textures

Centers embedded throughout the module serve as an opportunity for formative assessment. These thoughtfully planned centers are designed with the ECERS subscales in mind and include attention to space and furnishings, language and literacy, learning activities, interaction, and program structure. The following centers are designed to support whole-group lessons in each module: 

  • Blocks
  • Math
  • Dramatic Play
  • Writing
  • Visual Art
  • Sensory 
  • Science
  • Health & Wellness
  • Music
  • Reading

Standards Matrix

This module is aligned to Kentucky's Early Childhood and National Arts Anchor standards. For your reference, we have added images of the standards matrix for this module. 

Key Vocabulary

Oval, Semi-Circle, Straight Line, Circle, Circular, S-Shaped, Dots, Swirly Line, Live,
Play, Climb, Big, Small, Eat, Same, Different, Hand, Finger, Thumb, Rhythm, Color,
Size, Texture, Shape, Smell, Peddler, Cap, Checkered, Monkey, Emotions, Feelings,
Angry, Diffuse, Grumpy, Chart, Compare, Contrast, Illustration, More, Less,
Directions, Forward, Backward, High, Medium, Low, Stamped, Percussion,
Properties, Smooth, Wooden, Soft, Hard, Prediction, Balance, Heavy, Light, Scale,
Fabric, Yarn, Ribbon, Fur, Bumpy, Rough

Note: This module is part of Pre-K: Series 1. The four modules in Series 1 collectively address all KY Early Childhood and Core Arts Standards.