Thursday, November 15, 2012

Integrating Writing with a Free Winter Journal Activity

Winter is right around the corner or for many of you it feels like it has already begun. It's a great time to get outside with your students and see all the changes that happen when winter comes. Although not everyone experiences the cold and snow we all experience the shorter days and longer nights as well as cooler temperatures. As part of my new Winter Unit called "What Happens in Winter?" I've included this "My Winter Journal" Activity so that your students can go outside and draw and write about what they see and feel during the winter. There are 3 different journal pages included depending on your students' writing levels. You can do this for a few weeks or throughout the winter. What a great way to incorporate ELA CCSS into a Science activity. When your journals are complete you can have students compare and contrast the changes from the time they began their journals until they finished.You can talk about how these changes can affect animals and plants. Just click on the picture at the top of the post to download your free Winter Journal.You can also check out my Winter Unit which includes a Shared Reading Book called "What Happens in Winter?" and 3 Mini Make and Take Books about winter at the K, 1st and 2nd Grade levels . There are also 3 different levels of Comprehension Questions and Writing Activities. This unit is designed for K-2 and is perfect for  the Differentiated Classroom, Multi-level Classrooms and ESL students. You can check it out by clicking on the picture below.
You may also like my winter words edition of Don't Get Skunked  which includes the winter vocabulary words from my Winter unit. You can see more my clicking on the picture below.
Thanks for all you do to make a difference for your students.

Freebie Fridays

What winter activities do you enjoy doing with your students?


  1. Thanks for sharing. Your winter journal looks great.

    Lovely Literacy & More

  2. Love this new set!!! It's as wonderful as you! :)

    First Grade and Fabulous

  3. Thank you for sharing. This is going to be perfect for us as we have our first snow fall of the year :)