Best Foot Forward

Concepts and Vocabulary

Social Studies

belt, cap, clothes, coat, dress, hat, helmet, jacket, jeans, pajamas, pants, raincoat, shirt, shoes, shorts, skirt, socks, sweater, tie

Shoe Materials

cloth, straw, wood

Types of Shoes
ballet, slippers, clogs, cowboy boots, dress shoes, football cleats, high heels, sandals, sneakers, snow boots, work boots, etc.
pumps, high tops, flip flops, running shoes, tennis shoes

Self Concept
students names

Careers and Occupations
ballerina, construction worker, diver, firefighter, nurse, police officer, teacher, etc.

dance, get dressed, play football, work, etc.

map, symbol, key, country and state names

Letters and Mail
envelope, letter, mail, mailbox, pen pal, stamp

Earth Science

rainy, snowy, sunny

Life Science

Parts of the Body
arm, chest, finger, feet, hand, head, heels, leg, toes, waist, etc.


one, two, three, etc.

Matching and Sorting


Everyday Vocabulary

left, right, straight

dance, jump, kick, run, spin, walk, etc.

Color Sizes and Shapes

Classroom Objects


The Best-Dressed Bear  
Mary Blocksma
 Hats, Hats, Hats           
Ann Morris
Here Are My Hands         
Bill Martin, Jr.
Mary Wore Her Red Dress &
Henry Wore His Green Sneakers   
Merle Peek
 On This Earth      
 Lada Josefa Kratky
Where Did You Get Your Moccasins?    
Bernelda Wheeler


The vocabulary and book list on this page are provided in the series
"Into English!"

Hampton Brown.