Love the book by Caralyn Buehner? Then you’ll love our plan, “Snowmen At Night”! This “In A Pinch” emergency sub plan is ready when you're not, making your emergency sub planning a breeze! This one full day first grade plan provides engaging activities in Integrated Language Arts and Mathematics that your students will enjoy, and a substitute will appreciate during your absence. Activities are simply inserted into your regular day schedule as defined in your general information folder for a substitute teacher. If time allows, some classroom teachers prefer to prepare (copy) and organize the materials the sub will be using. We recommend the sub replace and prepare all items used before the end of their duty day so the plan is ready for future use.
This “Snowmen At Night” sub plan contains 18 slides and includes a 5 page detailed lesson plan with easy to follow instructions for each activity. The activities are interactive and develop good listening skills. In the area of Integrated Language Arts the lesson begins with a read aloud of Caralyn Buehner's book. Children are questioning, predicting, and building vocabulary as they listen to and make meaning of the story. Specific and engaging questions are provided. Following the read aloud is a creative writing extension that allows students to make a text-to-self connection using sentences and illustration. (This is optional class book material.) Children will enjoy word work activities like “Making Words” with the letters in SNOWMEN, and the “Rhyming Pairs” brainstorm activity. Another activity has the class highlighting rhyming words in three poems, then adding additional lines to each poem. Finally, the “Snowman How-to Book” will ask students to write and illustrate the steps for building a snowman.
In the area of Math children will create a fun “Snowman Glyph” which begins by answering questions, then adding specific features to a snowman. Student partners will also work on addition and/or subtraction skills while playing the game “Frosty’s Frenzy”. In the follow-up “Data Collection Extension” activity student partners will look at each other's data and compare responses, then continue playing the game to generate additional data.
Throughout their day, your students are following the Core Standards and will not miss a beat with your absence!
Quotes from colleagues regarding this “In A Pinch” emergency sub plan:
“Love it! Thanks so much!”
“Looks great and very helpful! Thanks!”
"Thanks for the fun ideas! I really love the snowman glyph!"