Saturday, January 17, 2015

A Snowy Five for Five!

We are continuing our winter unit of study with snow and snowman activities.
 We created a snowy scene by painting the bottom of construction paper with white paint and then added snowflakes by dipping the tips of our fingers in the paint and adding them to the paper.
We added triangles that we had glued tissue paper onto. 
We added torn brown construction paper for trunks and voila!
I think they turned out beautifully.  :)
 We read 'The Snowy Day' and then created the scene from the end of the book by mixing shaving cream and glue for the snow at the bottom, then added Peter and his friend, stamped snow by dipping the end of a thread spool in white paint.  The final touch was adding a statement in the the form of a snowball that read "The friends went out in the deep, deep snow and they ……….".  Many of my sweet little friends wanted to make snow angels and get in a snowball fight!
Some math activities with a snowy theme included counting snowballs (clear gems) gathered in a mitten…..
 then deciding which friend had greater than or fewer than their friend.
 We also stacked Unifix cubes by the color and number on the mitten.
We compared towers to show the representation of numbers.
Everyone loved this activity!
Mandy  from A Special Kind of Class created this interactive book on 'How to Build a Snowman'….
After reading the story, we built a snoman on our magnetic Teamboard according to the directions of the story.
Then, we glued the sentences at the bottom of each page to make our own reader to take home.  This really helped the little learners understand print concept. 
It was a wonderful activity.
We made another snowman craft by listening and following teacher given directions.
We tried to recreate a pattern to make the snowman socks.  The morning sweeties did an AB pattern, while the older afternoon learners worked on an ABC pattern.  I sprayed the finished product with adhesive spray and then sprinkled it with glitter.

Join up with Doodle Bugs Teaching for Five for Friday.
Thanks for reading!  Have a great day.  :)


  1. You had lots of super cute projects this week. Love the snowmen with the pattern socks! Fantastic idea with the mittens and the clear gems. Great hands on way to reinforce number sense. You had a super week!

    Luv My Kinders

  2. Love the way kids are learning things.Love the way how you teaching kids to build a snowman.Keep the good work going.Keep Updating.

  3. Love your creative kiddos teaching! Adorable!