The Letter U

Language Arts

The sound this letter stands for is the short vowel sound  - /u/ as in umbrella.

Theme words - up, under, umbrella, uncle, umpire

Poetry and Rhymes:
"My Umbrella" by Susan M. Paprocki(1001)

Books to read aloud:
Great Day For Up by Dr. Seuss
The Umbrella Day by Nancy Evans Cooney
The Favorite Uncle Remus by Joel Chandler Harris
Umbrella by Taro Yashima


Composer -

Songs - "The Unbirthday Song" or "Under the Sea"


Bible Story/Character Trait       Uprightly


Color -  unmellow yellow (neon Crayola color)


Bird- umbrella bird
Tree - umbrella tree

Social Studies

You could learn about some family history--uncles,  study the geography of Uzbekistan, or you could learn about the job of an umpire.

Art Project

Draw a picture of your uncle.

Create a picture of an umbrella in the rain.   You could use a scrap of fabric to glue onto the shape of the umbrella.  Use blue or silver sequins to be the raindrops.  Have fun!


See how many objects in the house you can get "under".  Take a walk in the rain under an umbrella.


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