What Do Snowmen Do at Night? {Snowmen at Night mini book companion}

Schoolhouse Talk
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Schoolhouse Talk


This download is meant to be used in conjunction with the book “Snowmen at Night” by Caralyn Buehner (book not included in download). Schoolhouse Talk is not affiliated with the book’s author, or it’s publisher.

Many activities in this packet can be used all winter long! Included in the Download:

Pg. 1: Cover

Pg. 2: Contents and Instructions

Pg. 3: Sequencing Cards – cut apart the picture cards on the dotted lines. Place them in the sequencing boxes on the right as you retell the “Snowmen at Night” story. Cards can also be placed in a timeline on the table as the story is retold.

Pg. 4: Story Elements Cube – cut apart the cube on the solid lines. Fold on the dotted lines and glue tabs together. Students roll the dice and identify the story element that lands on top. Page 4 also has snowmen character tokens that can be used in conjunction with the game boards on page 8-10.

Pg. 5: “If I were a snowman…” writing prompt – students can discuss and write all the activities they would do if they were snowmen. Use the box on the bottom to draw a picture of the fun.

Pg. 6: Snowman S and S-Blends – use these cards for articulation drill practice of many of the /s/ and /s/ blend words found in the story. Place cards on the book pages as you read to have students practice their phonemes while they help you read the story.

Pg. 7: Snowball Fight Drill Cards – These cards can be used during any session activity. Print off as many pages as you’d like; cut apart and laminate for extra durability. As students practice their target skills, they select a card. Keep a running total of points accumulated. One “snowball splat” penalty card is also included.

Pg. 8 – 10: Snowman Race game boards – open-ended game boards to use during any session activity. Two board sizes are included: single page game board on page 8; double page game board on pages 9-10. Laminate for extra durability. Use the snowmen tokens on page 4 if you’d like.

Pg. 11: Credits

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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Tell a story or recount an experience with appropriate facts and relevant, descriptive details, speaking audibly in coherent sentences.
Recount or describe key ideas or details from a text read aloud or information presented orally or through other media.
Ask and answer questions about key details in a text read aloud or information presented orally or through other media.
Confirm understanding of a text read aloud or information presented orally or through other media by asking and answering questions about key details and requesting clarification if something is not understood.
Describe characters in a story (e.g., their traits, motivations, or feelings) and explain how their actions contribute to the sequence of events.


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