I am joining in with Denise for a picture book show and tell! There are so many picture books that we just love. But at this time of year, my students and I really enjoy the Snowmen books! If we could just get a little snow our way.
But NO SNOW for us! Not sure what kind of winter this is, but it is not what we usually have. Not even close! Usually we have enough snow and/or ice that we end up with lots of snow days off of school. This year...not even one!
But the lack of snow didn't stop us from enjoying the Snowmen at night and Snowmen at Work books!
We love our snowmen! The first graders worked on retelling the story using sequence words. Kindergarten was working on retelling using beginning, middle and end.
After we wrote our retellings, it was time to make our snowmen! These snowmen are made out of scrapbook paper. My aide and I cut out all the pieces ahead of time. I just don't have the time to spend on that in my room like I might if we were in the classroom. Students chose their colors and patterns and glued them onto the night background (black construction paper). Then I sprayed snow on the pictures to make it more realistic! I think the students would have loved it if they could have been sprayed by the snow!
The first grade retelling using sequence words is included in my Snowman Literacy Unit. It includes lots of comprehension for Snowmen at Night and Snowmen at Work. I have also included 2 writing units to go with them too!
Click here for a look at the resource It's Snow Fun!