Even if "winter" does not include "snow" in your area it is a tremendous opportunity for teachers to talk with their class about "winter solstice" known as...THE FIRST DAY OF WINTER.
Using Denise Fleming's book The First Day of Winter kiddos will enjoy...
Colorful Vocabulary for posting
Informational text on the first day of winter
Using ordinal numbers...first, second, third...cut an match to items
Writing a paragraph about winter and snow
Graphic organizers for preparing to write
Listing snowy day activities
Preparing a "snowy" illustration
Brainstorming adjectives to describe winter...identifying them activity
Completing a calendar for December and finding the "first day of winter"
Comprehension strategy... what the main character sees, hears, does
Game Board for Partners...build a snowman.
Great activities for a delightful story!
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