Yummy Yellow Yogurt

Objective

Associate the letter Y (and the lowercase letter y) with the /y/ sound (e.g., yogurt, yummy, yes).

Lesson Plan

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Target Words:

  • yummy
  • yogurt
  • yellow
  • yak
  • yarn
  • yolk
  • yo-yo

Materials:

  • Large empty tub labeled “Yummy Yellow Yogurt” (see below)
  • Objects or pictures of objects that start with Y (see below)
  • Yummy Yogurt song (see below)
  • Yellow yarn
  • Yellow paper

State and model the objective

Tell the children they will pretend to make yogurt with Y pictures to make it yummy as they practice saying the /y/ sound heard in yak, yarn, and yummy.

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Practice the skill within an activity

Ingredients for yummy yogurt

  • Show the children the objects or picture cards of objects that start with the letter Y (see below).
  • Have the children identify the name of each object.
  • Make a list of the objects or pictures.
  • Have the children point to the letter Y in each word while saying the /y/ sound.

Make yummy yogurt

  • Have the children stand in a circle and then place the yellow yogurt container in the center.
  • Give each child an object or picture of an object that starts with the letter Y (see below).
  • Teach the children the Yummy Yogurt song (see below) sung to the tune of Frere Jacques.
  • Sing it together as you march around the circle.
  • Each time you sing a verse of the song, have the child with the item named in that verse toss it into the Yellow Yogurt container.

Apply the skill (choose from the following)

Yarn Y

  • Show the children how to make an uppercase letter Y with one long piece of yarn and two short pieces of yarn.
  • Show the children how to make a lowercase letter y with one long piece of yarn and one short piece of yarn.

Write the target letter

  • Give each child a yellow paper.
  • Practice writing the letter Y (and lowercase y) all over the paper.
  • Help the children make a list of ingredients for yummy yellow yogurt.

SEEL Target Texts

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Yummy Yogurt

Yummy yogurt! Yummy yogurt!
Yum, yum, yum! Yum, yum, yum!
Yarn makes it yummy! Yarn makes it yummy!
Yum, yum, yum! Yum, yum, yum!
 
Yummy yogurt! Yummy yogurt!
Yum, yum, yum! Yum, yum, yum!
A yo-yo makes it yummy! A yo-yo makes it yummy!
Yum, yum, yum! Yum, yum, yum!
 
Yummy yogurt! Yummy yogurt!
Yum, yum, yum! Yum, yum, yum!
Yogurt makes it yummy! Yogurt makes it yummy!
Yum, yum, yum! Yum, yum, yum!
 
Yummy yogurt! Yummy yogurt!
Yum, yum, yum! Yum, yum, yum!
A yak makes it yummy! A yak makes it yummy!
Yum, yum, yum! Yum, yum, yum!
 
Yummy yogurt! Yummy yogurt!
Yum, yum, yum! Yum, yum, yum!
Yolk makes it yummy! Yolk makes it yummy!
Yum, yum, yum! Yum, yum, yum!
 
Yummy yogurt! Yummy yogurt!
Yum, yum, yum! Yum, yum, yum!
A yield sign makes it yummy! A yield sign makes it yummy!
Yum, yum, yum! Yum, yum, yum!
 
Sung to the tune of Frere Jacques
(http://kids.niehs.nih.gov/games/songs/childrens/frere/index.htm

Printouts

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Objective 

Associate the letter Y with the /y/ sound (e.g., yogurt, yield, yarn).

Materials

  • Picture cards (see below)
  • Yummy Yogurt song (see below)
  • Yarn, yellow crayon, empty tub or bowl, large spoon

Activity: Yummy Yellow Yogurt

  • Label an empty tub or bowl Yummy Yellow Yogurt.
  • Help your child choose picture cards that begin with the letter Y to put in the yummy yellow yogurt.
  • Each time you put something in the tub, sing the Yummy Yogurt song (see below).
  • Look in your house to see if you have anything beginning with the letter Y that you could add to the yummy yellow yogurt.
  • Help your child write a Y (and lowercase y) several times then add the letters to the yummy yellow yogurt.
  • Help your child write a list of ingredients to make yummy yellow yogurt.  (Encourage your child to write the correct letter Y at the beginning of the word and use invented spelling for the rest of the word.)
  • The activity can be repeated several times.

Yogurt-song

Standards

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1. CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RF.K.1.D: Recognize and name all upper and lower case letters in the alphabet.
2. CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RF.K.3.A: Demonstrate basic knowledge of one-to-one letter-sound correspondences by producing the primary sound or many of the most frequent sounds for each consonant.

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