Teach the months of the year with this KinderLit collage book and writing journal!
Based on Twelve Hats for Lena
by Karen Katz this book has a page for each month of the year. Your students will write the name of the month at the top of the page and then collage an appropriate hat for it. There is one extra page for their very own birthday month! A great book for teaching the months of the year!
There is a writing journal included!
The journal has two sets of pages, one for beginner writers and one for more experienced writers. The students "write the room" each month and draw the matching pictures. You can use this as a complete journal book or use each page separately at a writing station.
Your students can create their own copy of this book! Included are all the reproducible blackline masters, full directions, and a color photo page showing the completed pages of the book.
The children create a page a day, using the collage technique. The students follow directions to create the illustration out of construction paper. Included are the complete cutting directions for making circles and ovals from squares and rectangles by trimming off the corners. All you do is cut squares and rectangles on your paper cutter for the pages. The rest is up to the children! Very little teacher time for prepping and no patterns or tracers to create!
On each page the students write the name of the month. We write the word out together as a class and then the children can copy it from the board or try sounding it out themselves.
When we are finished with the book, we use it at our reading station in place of the published books from our reading program. The children love using their own books and take great pride in them!
Just what is a KinderLit book?
to receive a free download for an explanation of what a KinderLit book is, how to use it in your classroom, and what the benefits are of using one of our books! There’s even a link to our video on cutting squares into circles the KinderLit way!
12 Hats for Me! by KinderLit is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported License
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