Tuesday, January 3, 2017

What would YOU do on a Snowy Day?

Happy New Year!  Today we head back to school...I'm tired, but excited to see the kids!

We begin January learning about Winter.  My favorite Winter book to share with the kids is "The Snowy Day" by Ezra Jack Keats.  The pictures are wonderful...they just draw you into the story.  The author has also managed to capture the feeling of a snowy day and the feeling of being a child.  Its a magical story thatchildren always seem to enjoy.

We do an art and literacy center to go with the story.  I read the story either in whole group or in our small groups at the beginning of the center.  I have made up a template of the main character Peter in his snowsuit.  We re-create a picture in the story while I ask the kids in the group what THEY would do on a snowy day.  I write down what each child says and add their answer to our bulletin board outside our room

The parents love to read what their children have to say and it is a fantastic way to bring literacy and creativity together while discussing the different characteristics of a winter day.  It is perfect for a Weather unit too!

I have this activity and some other great Winter resources available in my TPT store.  Just follow the links below if you are interested!

1 comment:

  1. Making winter crafts is one of the most enjoyed activities by kids. They can show off their creative skills and make some amazing winter-themed crafts