Tuesday, January 22, 2013

"The Snowy Day"

Our next "A Five Day Read" is on the book "The Snowy Day".  Too bad all our deep snow melted the day before beginning this book as I had some great ideas using real snow.  And who ever heard of 60 degrees in NE Ohio in January!?! (and don't think I'm complaining as I am not a snow person... I like it warm)

You can see a video of the book here...

As always, I picked a letter to go with this book.  Since we've already completed Ss and Pp I decided to go with Ww since the book talks about winter weather. Here are some pictures of our letter book.
 On the left we dot markered the letter Ww and colored the wagon.  On the right we did 
some letter Ww recognition activities.

On the left we matched shapes and talked about the picture and what sound they heard
at the beginning of each picture.  On the right we circled letter Ww's, circled pictures that began
with letter Ww and traced letter Ww's.

 On the left we followed directions to color the letters or Ww pictures and then at the bottom 
we colored spaces with W green and w blue.  On the left we glued pictures into the water 
that began with the /w/ sound and we traced letter Ww's.

 On the left we dot markered the path of Ww's to help the spider find his web.  On the right
we colored each circle that had a Ww.

 On the left we made our own letter Ww's and we found pictures that began with the /w/ sound.
On the right we put a six piece puzzle of a wagon together.

To introduce the book we did two activities.

 We talked about activities we like doing in the snow and then dictated and drew our favorite.

We talked about what we wear on a snowy day and drew us in some of those clothes with a
dictated response as to what the picture shows us wearing.

Some of the art projects we did with the book...

We drew in our faces with crayons, used my marker to trace names (not washable), and then
we waterpainted ourselves on a snowy day.

 We fingerpainted with blue, added cut snowflakes which they could color, and 
put dabs of glitter with glitter glue onto the paper.

We made winter necklaces

 We made cotton ball snowmen.

 We cut snowflakes.

Some of the concepts we worked on...
 On the left we colored things you can do in the winter and circled our favorite thing.  On the right we
did a pre-writing activity from Homeschool Creations.

On the left we did some critical thinking by looking at the picture and deciding whether a sled, ice skates, roller skates, or shovel would best go with the picture.  We also drew a picture of what they could make looking at the picture (this one is a snowman).  On the right we did some predicting ~we decided which picture would come next after I read the sentence.

 We sorted winter vs. summer clothes from Homeschool Creations "The Snowy Day" pack.

We sequenced the story.

We also did a lot of number 5 activities.

 A number 5 activity sheet.

 Number puzzles.

 and a few more activity sheets.

Hope you enjoyed "The Snowy Day" as much as we did.  Next up... "Mrs. Wishy Washy's Farm".


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  2. Whenever my kids are stuck indoors, we always put on an audiobook to accompany whatever they're doing. There's lots of great sites to download them, but we use this one a lot because all of the stories are free and original. Here's the link for anyone who is interested. http://www.twirlygirlshop.com/moral-stories-for-kids

  3. Hello it's me again Mrs. Valerie Sorry for bugging. As you know I lost everything in a computer crash and am trying to rebuild. Can you share again with me the sites you get your printables from and how you put your letter books together. I know your busy but anything you are willing to share would be appreciated. I just love your person art project where the kids are holding a sign with their name can you please share where that came from if you can. Thank you for sharing all you do, you are truly an amazing teacher. here is my email if you wish to contact me. skubby1@aol.com