The Letter M

Language Arts

The sound this letter stands for is  - /m/ as in mother.

Theme words - mouse, monkey, music, mirror, moon, mitten, mountain

Poetry and Rhymes
"Mirror, Mirror" by Ann M. O'Connell (1001)
"A Little Mouse" by Jean Warren (1001)
"Mice" by Rose Fyleman (Old & New)
"The Moon" by R. L. Stevenson (Garden of Verses)

Books to read aloud:
The Mitten by Jan Brett
If You Give a Mouse a Cookie by Laura Joffe Numeroff
Milk and Cookies by Frank Asch
And if the Moon Could Talk by Kate Banks
Marshmallow by Clare T. Newberry


Composer - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756 - 1791)

She'll be Comin' Round the Mountain
When the Saints Go Marching In
The Bear Went Over the Mountain
Three Blind Mice


milk, macaroni, muffins, marmalade, mangoes, mushrooms

Bible Story/Character Trait



Matching - you could set out pairs of different colored socks or mittens and have the child match them correctly.
Months - teach the months of the year

Color -  mahogany


Bird- mockingbird
Flower - marigold
Mammal - monkey
Ocean Creature - manatee

A good book for young children on monkeys is:
I am a Little Monkey by Francois Crozat

Social Studies

You could learn about the geography of Mexico,  learn about the job of a mail carrier, or learn about the history of money.

Art Project

Masks - make a mask of a monkey, moose or mouse from constuction paper.  Decorate them any way you like.


March to music with maracas.   Go to the park and play on the monkey bars.


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