Snow and summer—usually when a person hears these two terms, he does not initially see the connection between the two. However, based on the story of Sometimes Snow Falls in the Summer by Deb Troehler, this activity packet ties the two terms together. The 13 activities included with this thematic unit provide lessons in math, science, language arts, and readiness skills for students in kindergarten through second grade. Original artwork has been created specifically for this learning resource. The book includes a season-themed glyph; season sort, poetry, instructions for creating a 6-sided snowflake, lessons on density and mass, and sequencing skills. Each of the activities includes a detailed lesson plan, a list of required materials, and a list relevant vocabulary terms, explained through step-by-step procedures as well as photos, where applicable.
In your area of the country, snow may not fall in the summer in the traditional sense of the term, but Rainbows to Snowflakes will definitely provide creative alternatives.