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!
Ready for Halloween?? 🎃👻》》What's your favorite Halloween candy??If you are able to do Halloween themed activities in you classroom, this is a fun one for word work!Students match the pictures, then read and record the sight words (or CVC words). Students can also write sentences using the words.Best part?? It's also EDITABLE! You can type your own words to match the sight words or CVC words your students are currently learning.🔗 bit.ly/halloweensightwordmatch ... See MoreSee Less
Who is ready for spooky season??! 🦇 But really though, I don't do spooky, scary stuff. No thank you! Anyone else that way??I just loved using these graphic organizers during our bats unit. There are 8️⃣ lift-the-flap organizers to choose from with different options for the amount of writing lines. Perfect for readers response and checking comprehension!Not doing a bat unit? No problem! I have these for fall 🍂 and pumpkins 🎃 too. Comment or message me for those links. 》http://bit.ly/batstoryorganizers ... See MoreSee Less
It's FALL!!! 🍂🍎🌻🍃It was also 94° out today, but Florida is always late to the fall party... Are you starting to feel any fall weather?? Please tell me and make me jealous!I always hung up my fall write the room activity in my classroom this time of year, no matter what our weather was doing.This is a fun one for students to practice reading and writing seasonal vocabulary. There's also a recording page to practice sentence writing.bit.ly/fallwriteroom ... See MoreSee Less
• FALL • SIGHT • WORD • SENTENCES •Did you watch any football this weekend?? Tell me who you're rooting for in the comments! 💙🧡 I'm so happy it's football season again and I can watch the Gators play! 🐊My students loved finding these read-trace-write-glue sentences for morning work. These are a great way to practice reading sight words and writing sentences. This was always a fun one to use in the fall at the beginning of football season! 🏈 》http://bit.ly/fallsentences ... See MoreSee Less