Tuesday, December 16, 2014

A Snowstorm of Snow Poems, Plays, Free Resources, and Activities

Everyone is fascinated by snowflakes. Kids want to catch them on their tongues and make them out of paper. Living in Alaska there was plenty of snow but I still loved to go outside and catch snowflakes, especially with my students. I also loved to read books about snow. One of my favorites was "Snip, Snip. Snow!" by Nancy Poydar. It's about a girl named Sophie who is waiting for it to snow. Everyday she has to wear all her winter clothes because it's very cold but no snow. Although the weatherman forecast snow, she wakes up the next morning and there's no snow. When she gets to school she asks her teacher if they can make snowflakes. While they were cleaning up all the paper scraps from the floor, she looks outside the window and sees snow. Sophie is so excited and finally gets to have fun in the snow. I found a free activity packet from Shawna Devoe to go with this book that you can download by clicking HERE.
If you are looking for some fun Snowflake craft ideas, I have found a few websites for you. You can find some by clicking on the image below. You will find all the directions for making this pretty snowflake.
I also found this great website with 30 ideas for making snowflakes. Just click on the image below.
If you are interested in having your students examine snowflakes as they fall, you can click on the image below to get some ideas and activities.

I  finally finished remaking my Snow Poetry and Plays Packet and added more poems, writing, and literacy activities, plus a 2nd Snow Play. Most of you know how much I love to write poetry and plays as well as use them for building fluency and incorporating the 5 key components of a Balanced Literacy program. You can read the description and download the Preview file by clicking on the image below. The Preview file has sample pages of all the poems and activities in the packet.
If you are interested in Winter Poems and Plays you can check out my blog post by clicking HERE.

And now a freebie for all my followers and viewers. 
I wrote a fun poem called, "Snowman, Snowman" and included 2 differentiated sequencing activities. Students will either sequence the pictures of what the Snowman saw or write a narrative with the help of a Sequencing Graphic Organizer.
Just click on the image below to download your free Snowman Poem and Activities Packet.
Thanks for all you do to make a difference for your students.

Follow me on Pinterest.
Follow my blog with Bloglovin

Teaching Blog Addict

No comments:

Post a Comment