This little e-book "How to Celebrate Winter Solstice" explains what the Winter Solstice is and how it affects us. The significance of this time of year affects both our planet Earth and our lives simultaneously and gives us an understanding of how we change, evolve and stay connected with our natural world, with others, and with ourselves.
This is a simple yet meaningful way to incorporate a secular winter holiday activity that all teachers and students will enjoy. Fun winter activities available in Youtube video demonstrations, PDF downloads for all readers and teachers. Download a free class curriculum for teachers or homeschool learning, aligned with the common core standards for grades 3 and up.
The curriculum is CCS for grades 3-8. You can pick and choose what you like. You can use it as a 1 day or 5 day curriculum depending on your needs.
Teachers have shown this "How to Celebrate Winter Solstice" ebook on their smartboards. then gave the students the curriculum (free! in this shop!) handouts to recap what they learned from the ebook such as:
• Reading ELA: Winter Solstice Quiz (with answer page) Winter Solstice Vocabulary, Close Reading page, and Lots of Informational Text.
• Writing: Writing a Haiku page, Simple Writing; Reflecting, Visioning exercise
• Math: Geometry Polyhedrons vs. Polygons
• ART: Simple Drawing; Visioning and Illustrating exercise, Making a Winter Solstice Card and Envelope*
*Make Real Crystal Snowflakes with Borax and Pipe cleaners. Templates for cutting, folding and creating paper snowflakes and polyhedron tree ornaments, instructions on making Peanut Butter Pinecone bird feeders, all available as free templates and downloads on the Activities Pages.)
Watch the book trailer video at HeartandMindPress.com and have a lot of fun learning and celebrating the Winter Solstice!
ISBN:13: 978-0-9884501-7-2 (digital)
BISG category: JNF026080 Juvenile Nonfiction/ Holidays & Celebrations / Other, Non-Religious