This is a winter themed unit. It includes math, language arts and science activities; all of which are aligned to the math and language arts common core standards. To help with planning, I have included a chart that shows direct standard alignment for each activity. For each center activity, I have included both colored and black and white pictures so that you can print the format that you prefer. The following is a list of activities included in this unit:
In Winter (student booklet) - students write to tell about things they do in winter.
The Clothes We Wear in the Snow - a class book in which students write about things they wear in the snow.
Winter Word Cards
Snowman Adjectives- students use the graphic organizer to describe a snowman
My Favorite Part of Winter (writing activity)
Class Surveys (3 winter related class surveys)
How To Make a Snowman - students will sequence snowman picture cards and then write to describe each step in making a snowman
Opposite Mitten Match - students will match the mittens that show opposites
Build a Snowman - CVC picture/word match
Hibernation sort - students sort pictures of animals that do/do not hibernate
Beginning Sound Snowmen - students match pictures to their beginning letter.
Mitten (venn diagram comparing two versions of The Mitten)
Story Map (Mitten themed story map) - students draw/write to tell what happened first, next, and last; and their favorite part.
Color by Sight Word (3 versions)
Hot Chocolate Math (art integrated math project)
Winter Count and graph
Making Equal Sets
Snowflake Roll and Sequence - students practice counting dots, writing numbers, and counting on
Rhyming Pairs - cut and glue to match rhyming mittens
What Rhymes with Coat
Warming Up With Word Families - sort pictures into word families
Winter/Summer Clothes Sort
Hot Chocolate Science Experiment
Decomposing Numbers - students will use two snowmen and a set of buttons to find ways to make numbers 5-10.