If you don’t already know this, I live in Florida. So I’m sitting over here saying “Winter, what’s winter??” My students are probably thinking the same thing! Every January I try and explain winter to my kiddos. Usually I have a student or two who has visited or has relatives who live someplace cold. A few of them will even let me know they’ve seen snow! With all that being said, I try to make our “winter” in Florida a fun one because they aren’t really getting the full winter experience by living here.
This winter, I went a little craft crazy! We had several rainy days over the last 3 weeks where we were stuck inside. If that had been snow, we could’ve at least gone outside and played in it! But rain, yuck!
After reading The Mitten, we decorated our own little mittens…just for fun! I found these on clearance at Target and figured I’d just put them away for a rainy day. My plan worked out! They had a grand ‘ol time coloring with markers and adding glitter!
Next up was drawing, coloring, and using watercolors to make snowglobe pictures! I found this activity from First Grade Blue Skies. I can’t even begin to tell you how much fun the children had creating their snowglobe image and then painting it! We did the writing page that’s included that says “In my snowglobe, I see…” and I attached it to their cutout snowglobe. (Of course, I don’t have much space to hang things so I’m still working on getting them hung up and then I’ll take a photo of the finished products!)
Tacky the Penguin is one of my favorite books to read each winter! I’ve had this little craft in my files since I was student teaching, and I use it every year! The children create their own Tacky with a variety of pieces. Then, we add a little white paint with a sponge. I always jazz it up with some silver glitter at the end!
A sweet treat for the end of the school year! 🍪🍪 I always loved sending these home with my students.Still in school?? Go get some cookies and print these FREE labels!➡️ bit.ly/smartcookiegifttags ... See MoreSee Less
🦠 G E R M S 🦠Are we tired of talking about germs yet?? I feel like my 3 year old knows more about germs than I do (thanks Doc McStuffins - IYKYK)👩🏽⚕️Give your students some reading and writing practice with this Germs Write the Room activity. I love that this one gives them sentence writing practice too!➡️ bit.ly/germswritetheroom ... See MoreSee Less
This Earth Day write the room is one of my favorites for a couple reasons:1️⃣ I love that I was able to include sentences in a write the room activity.2️⃣ I simply adore this clipart from Whimsy Clips!!Print the pictures and hang up, grab some clipboards, and let students walk around to find the Earth Day vocab!➡️ bit.ly/earthdaywritetheroom ... See MoreSee Less
A fun new way to practice basic addition with a spring theme! 🌸Students will show their knowledge of addition facts up to 10 with these interactive, digital activities.This can be used with PowerPoint, uploaded to Google Slides, and on the Seesaw app.Link in bio.➡️ bit.ly/springadditiondigital ... See MoreSee Less
One of my all time favorite things to teach about is plants! I don't know why because I'm horrible at actually growing anything... but my plants unit was always fun for me!!This interactive notebook resource has 4 activities all about plants. 🌱• Plant parts• Plant parts we eat • Plant needs• Tops or bottoms - where plants growDo you have a favorite unit to teach??➡️ bit.ly/plantsnotebook ... See MoreSee Less