This is a 12-day winter-themed unit. We use it the 12 Days leading up the winter break, in kindergarten. It could be used for any grade K-5, with some modifications!
Included are directions for each day.
You would need to have the book 12 Days of Winter by Deborah Lee Rose. Each day has a winter theme, that goes with a page in the book.
On the first day of winter, my teacher gave to me…
-A Birdfeeder in a Snowy Tree- Theme is what animals do in the winter and the students learn about animals who stay. They make a bird feeder!
-Two teddy bears- Theme is hibernation. Students help create a bear cave in the classroom and read books in their "cave."
-Three penguins- Theme is penguins. Students play a math game to create penguin.
and so on…
- Parent volunteer directions
- Recommended titles to support the learning
- "I Can" statements that support Common Core for each day's theme.
- Directions for each day's project and theme.
I hope you enjoy this unit and this book! It's a great way to get the kids excited about learning about weather, seasons, animals. And it makes a fun end to December!