Sunday, January 5, 2014

Brrr...It's Cold! Ummm, not quite!

Wow, it has been a long time since I last blogged. I have been so busy and just didn't have the motivation to do much lately. I don't know if many of you have felt the same way. One thing is for sure, I have been on a cleaning binge for the past few weeks. I am going through so much and getting rid of so many things. My next task is conquering the bins in my closet at school. I have so much stuff that I have been holding on to for many years and haven't used that I need to get rid of it.

Anyways, I know many of you are having snow days and won't be heading back to school tomorrow. Well, here I sit in sunny South Florida finishing up getting things ready to return to school tomorrow. Here is my view:

Tomorrow, we are suppose to be getting rain and the cold front that came through this weekend for most of you. So, we will end up having one day of cold weather before it goes back to being in the 70s. Many times I wish I was up north like in Tennessee, Georgia, South Carolina, or North Carolina. I like cold weather, but don't want to deal with too much snow.

Thinking of snow has inspired me to make some new activities for my students. When we return tomorrow, we will be beginning a whole month of Winter activities. We will be starting with winter/ "The Mitten", penguins, polar bears, and then leading into Hibernation/Groundhogs Day.

Here is my new activities that I made for my classroom. Since, I have a 3 year old at home that can't do many of these activities just yet, I had to improvise and did some examples.

Snowball Mixup-Students will choose a snowball card and unscramble the letters to make a sight word.
Smitten Mittens-Students will match mittens that rhyme.
Cocoa Cups-Students will sort words with -am, -an, -ap, and -at.

Icy Syllables- Students will sort cards with the correct amount of syllables.

Snow Many Words-Students will make CVC words.
The Beary Beginning-Students will identify the beginning sound.
Penguin Line Up-Students choose 3 snowflake cards. Then, they place them on the penguins from least to greatest.
Brrr...It's Cold Addition-Students add the winter clothing on the cards. They will write related fact addition sentences.

It's Snow Time-Students will match snowman and hat cards telling time to the hour.
You can get the Winter Activities Packet in my TPT store by clicking on the picture below. I will be offering it on sale until January 6th at 11:59pm.
I hope everyone stays warm. I'll be back later this week to share more winter activities with you.