The Letter D

Language Arts

The sound this letter stands for is  - /d/ as in dinosaur.

Theme words - duck, dolphin, dentist, dog, disappear, dance, dinosaur

Poetry and Rhymes:

Dandelion by Hilda Conkling(Old & New)
Dancing by Yang Kuei-Fei(Old & New)
Dogs & Weather by Winifred Wells(Old & New)
Let's Dance for "D" by Elizabeth McKinnon(1001)
Dr. Denise, the Dentist by Betty Silkunas(1001)

Books to read aloud:

One Duck Stuck by Phyllis Root
Ducks Disappearing by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor
Go, Dog. Go! by P.D. Eastman
Duncan the Dancing Duck by Syd Hoff
Danny and the Dinosaur by Syd Hoff
Dominic by William Steig


Composer - Claude Debussy  (1862-1918)

Songs - Hey Diddle Diddle,   The Farmer in the Dell,  Six Little Ducks,  I'm a Little White Duck,  How Much is that Doggie?


doughnuts, delicious drinks, dairy products, dill pickles, dip for veggies or chips, dates

Bible Story/Character Trait



Distance - measure the distance between objects with a ruler or measuring tape
Dozen - teach the meaning of a dozen

Color -  dandelion


Bird- dove
Flower - daffodil
Mammal - donkey
Ocean Creature - dolphin
A good book for dolphins is titled Dolphins by Tammy Everts & Bobbie Kalman

Social Studies

You could learn about the desert for geography,  read about the jobs of dentists and doctors, or learn about Davy Crockett or Daniel Boone.

Art Project

Decorate with dots - using bingo markers and craft paper make designs with dots such as flowers, letters, shapes, etc.  Save the paper to be used as wrapping paper for gifts.


Play dominoes, or dribble a ball.


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