Kids learn about the December solstice in this free Internet activity. On a specially designed website, students read a short informational piece, study a diagram, and use links to learn about solstices and equinoxes. Using multiple texts/media, they answer questions about the solstice and seasons then draw a diagram of the path of the earth around the sun. Answers are included.
Do you want more? Check out the December Independent Learning Module (ILM)
for eight webpages of student exploration and related student sheets:
• Informational Text – Learning About the December Solstice
• Language - Capitalizing Titles of Holiday Movies and Songs
• Listening – Drawing Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer
• Literature – Analyzing Poetry with “Twas the Night Before Christmas”
• Math – Figuring Perimeter and Area in Santa’s Workshop
• Science – Exploring Electrical Circuits
• Social Studies – Considering How Kids Can Make a Difference
• Writing – Persuading Santa to Hire You
Created by master teacher Brenda Kovich
, these activities are classroom-tested and kid-approved. Check out the Independent Learning Module Bundle
, which includes all nine monthly ILMs at a discount price. Click here
to view all of them.
Teachers love ILMs! Read what they’ve had to say:
• To any potential customers, please know that these ILMs are just as perfect as can be for students. They cover a great deal of content in a rigorous way and are highly engaging for the students. I cannot recommend them enough. My students could hardly wait until they got this assignment each month. They actually cheered! As their teacher, I did too!
• I have been using them as an early finisher project for students who finish their writing and reading projects first, but they all love them so much that I have students begging to stay in at recess, at lunch, and at other “self selected” times.
• Added the link to my Google Classroom as an assignment, printed the packet, and we were rockin and rollin!”
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