This is a Sample Freebie from our28 December Writing Prompts 5 STARS!Click here to see.</a>Click here to see my December Close Reading Unit. Click here to see my 2nd Grade Winter Unit addressing everything from homographs, to contractions, irregularly spelled plurals, informational text pieces
This lesson on the seasons, solstices, and equinoxes it is a great way to teach and/or review the number of daylight hours, seasons, rotation/revolution, the latitude of direct rays, sun's path, the meaning of solstice and equinox, and how and why the solstice is celebrated around the world. This re
This FREE winter Hidden Message Puzzle can be used to reinforce vocabulary related to the winter solstice:
Degrees (a reference to the Earth’s tilt)
Students complete fill-in-the-blank statements using the correct
This curriculum accompanies the book "How to Celebrate Winter Solstice" and is CCS for grades 3-8. You can pick and choose what you like. You can use it as a 1 day or 5 day lesson plan depending on your needs.
Teachers have used the How to Celebrate Winter Solstice paperback and or/ ebook pdf on th
Make a Crystalized Snowflake Lesson and
Make a Pine cone Bird Feeder Activity
In "How to Celebrate Winter Solstice" on the activities page, making a real crystal snowflake is fun and easy.
Mix a little bit of science with our solstice celebration! You can
watch the crystals form overnight! This s
Studying Holidays around the World? Learn about the ancient Iranian tradition of Shabe Yalda celebrated every year during the eve of Winter Solstice. Students can gain knowledge through this Personal Narrative with comprehension questions to accompany text. Passage is split in to 2 parts with a tota
Polygons and Polyhedrons - Math, Geometry
In "How To Celebrate Winter Solstice" we learn that Johannes Kepler was the Astronomer who discovered that the Earth follows an elliptical path around the sun marking the solstices and the equinoxes, thus discovering the “The Planetary Laws of Motion.”
Now that we’ve read “How To Celebrate Winter Solstice” let’s
see how much we remember!
• Winter Solstice Quiz (with answers)
• Winter Solstice Vocabulary Quiz (with answers)
• Close reading page; The Sun's Path in the Sky
Make a Paper Polyhedron Tree Ornament -
In the book "How To Celebrate Winter Solstice," we learn that Johannes Kepler was the Astronomer who discovered “The Planetary Laws of Motion”. He was also a Mathematician and classified everything polyhedra. Let’s honor his mathematical brilliance too by mak
This digital Boom Cards deck includes a non-fiction passage about the winter solstice, with audio. Students use text evidence to show reading comprehension! 10 digital cards with a passage and questions are included. Students read or listen to the passage and questions and click on the correct answe
Make a Crystalized Snowflake
Mix a little bit of science with our Winter Solstice celebration! You can
watch the crystals form overnight! This snowflake's sparkly
clusters are made by dipping shaped pipe cleaners into borax
dissolved in boiling water. As the water cools, borax forms
crystals that c
In "How To Celebrate Winter Solstice" we learn how we are connected to both our inner world and our outer world, in sync with the natural
rhythms of the Earth’s year-long journey around the Sun. When we
remember our past year and think about what we want to accomplish in the coming year, it can help
Celebrate Winter Solstice, decorate your classroom with a pennant banner that says: "Here Comes The Sun" and "Happy winter Solstice"
Students can cut and assemble to take home. Will need scissors, tape, string.
Make a Pine Cone Bird Feeder
In the book "How To Celebrate Winter Solstice," we learn how we are connected to both our inner world and our outer world and celebrate the natural rhythms of the Winter season. Lets share the natural rhythms of giving and receiving with this activity. We can give food
With the help of fun graphics and postage stamps on this poster, kids and adults of all ages can learn about the science and festival of winter solstice and its significance for peoples of West & Central Asia: Iran, Afghanistan, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan, and Kurdistan!
In the Northe
This simple game reinforces the symbolism behind eating tangyuan during Dongzhi festival. The game can be played between 2 - 4 players. Players take turns rolling the dice to move their counters along the tangyuan trail. The first player to help the father and daughter reunite, wins.Watch the video
This video tutorial shows how to make a Peanut Butter Pine Cone Bird Feeder. Download the free printable instructions "Winter Solstice Activities - Make a Peanut Butter Pine Cone Bird Feeder"
This video makes it easy for kids to learn, and for teachers to show.
These video tutorials are also avai
Learn about the importance of the winter solstice for the Fort Ancient people who were living at SunWatch 800 years ago.This activity contains two worksheets covering the same information, but with different ways to learn the concepts.One worksheet has students drawing lines and one worksheet has st
Simple Drawing; Visioning and Illustrating Exercise page;
In How To Celebrate Winter Solstice, we see how the illustrations in this book can express the feelings of stillness, togetherness, being thoughtful, reflective, peaceful and joyful.
When we first think about what feeling we want to express
Engage your science students this holiday season with a celebration of the winter solstice—Aztec style. The Aztecs were one of many world cultures that marked the winter solstice as a day of renewal.The Aztecs believed that, during the winter solstice, the Sun had traveled all through the celestial
This video tutorial shows how cut out and fold paper polyhedrons! Use with the free Polyhedron template printables; Easy for kids to understand by watching, easy for teachers to share. Let the fun begin!
You'll need the polyhedron template printouts, scissors, tape, and string. Use the simpler temp