Snowmen at Christmas

 

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by Caralyn Buehner, pictures by Mark Buehner

Activities

Make a Snowman!

http://more2.starfall.com/n/holiday/snowman/load.htm?f&n=main

Books by Caralyn Buehner
E BUE Snowmen at Night
E BUE Snowmen at Work

Printables
What do you thing snowmen do at night? from A Pinch of Kinder Blog
Snowmen at Night Graphic Organizer and Writing (TpT – Free)
On Christmas night my snowmen from Literacy Minute
Snowmen Hidden Pictures for Christmas

Martin Luther King, Jr.

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Subject – Martin Luther King, Jr.
Related Subjects – Rosa Parks , Ruby Bridges , Civil Rights , Black History
Call # – B KIN, 323

Books
AUD E Martin’s Big Words by Doreen Rappaport (includes audio)
B KIN I Have a Dream by Martin Luther King Jr.
B KIN A Picture Book of Martin Luther King by David Adler

E MAR Happy Birthday, Martin Luther King by Jean Marzollo

E RAP Martin’s Big Words by Doreen Rappaport
323 KUR Martin’s Dream/ by Jane Kurtz, ill. by Amy June Bates
323.092 FAR March on! : the day my brother Martin changed the world / Christine King Farris
323.119 SWA Riding to Washington / Gwenyth Swain ; illustrated by David Geister.

Databases
Biography – via INFOhio
World Book Encyclopedia – via INFOhio

Lesson Plans
1) A Leader For All – Teacher’s Helper Dec./Jan. 2008-09 p. 63
Learn word roots with Martin Luther King Day themed worksheet (-graph, -dic, -port, cred-)
2) Martin Luther King Jr,: A Fact or Opinion Activity
http://www.educationworld.com/a_lesson/02/lp248-01.shtml
3) Lesson Tutor: Thematic Studies: Martin Luther King, Jr.
http://www.lessontutor.com/belm16.html
Activites include making a Teeny Tiny Book about MLK and talking about fairness and justice.
4) Martin Luther King, Jr. and Me (journal worksheet). From ReadWriteThink, http://www.readwritethink.org/classroom-resources/lesson-plans/martin-luther-king-identifying-257.html 

Videos
VID My Friend Martin (clips of footage of his speech)
VID Selma, Lord, Selma

Videos – Online
Martin Luther King – Brain Pop http://www.brainpop.com/socialstudies/famoushistoricalfigures/martinlutherkingjr/preview.weml
Martin’s Big Words – YouTube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IF_qgqTFPCw&feature=player_embedded

Websites
American Experience| Citizen King http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/amex/mlk/
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Articles & Videos| ReadWorks.org
http://www.readworks.org/rw/dr-martin-luther-king-jr-articles-videos?utm_source=Email&utm_medium=Email&utm_campaign=1.14.15%20MLK%20EST
EDSITEment – Lesson Plan: Dr. King’s Dream http://edsitement.neh.gov/view_lesson_plan.asp?id=332
Education World: Lessons on Martin Luther King, Jr. http://www.educationworld.com/a_lesson/lesson248.shtml
Martin Luther King, Jr. – Enchanted Learning. com http://www.enchantedlearning.com/history/us/MLK/
Martin Luther King, Jr. – Library of Congress, America’s Story http://www.americaslibrary.gov/cgi-bin/page.cgi/aa/activists/king
Martin Luther King, Jr.. – Time Life http://www.time.com/time/photoessays/mlk/ Gallery of Photos
Seattle Times: Martin Luther King, Jr. http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/mlk/
Scholastic- Research Tool -Martin Luther King, Jr. and Africian American History http://teacher.scholastic.com/researchtools/articlearchives/honormlk/index.htm

Blizzard – The Storm that Changed America

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By Jim Murphy

Video
Frost Flashback: The Blizzard of 1888
http://abcnews.go.com/US/video/frost-flashback-blizzard-1888-9794446

Websites
Blizzard| Book-A-Day Almanac
http://childrensbookalmanac.com/2011/03/blizzard/
Review and additional information by Anita Silvey

Blizzard! Lesson Plan| Scholastic.com
http://www.scholastic.com/teachers/lesson-plan/blizzard-lesson-plan

A Pair of Friends in Winter

by Megan McDonald, illustrated by G Brian Karas
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Activities
Draw a picture of what you would put on a peanut butter and jelly sandwich
Make a list of things to do in the winter (Printable below)
Writing activity – explain the steps to make a sandwich (see printable below)

Books by Megan McDonald
E MCD The night iguana left home
ER MCD Ant and Honey Bee: What a Pair!
ER MCD Daisy Jane, Best Flower Girl Ever
F MCD Cloudy with a Chance of Boys
F MCD Hinky Pink
F MCD Judy Moody series
F MCD Rule of Three
F MCD Stink series
SER AME Meet Julie (American Girl Series)
974.8 MCD Saving the Liberty Bell

Printables
Build a Sandwich – Select ingredients to make a sandwich
Sandwich: Shape Poem
Winter To-Do List

Websites
Ant and Honey Bee: A pair of Friends in Winter |Kidsreads
http://www.kidsreads.com/reviews/ant-and-honey-bee-a-pair-of-friends-in-winter

Ant and Bee: A Pair in Winter – Candlewick Press
http://www.candlewick.com/cat.asp?mode=book&isbn=0763657123&browse=Author

Samson in the Snow

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by Philip Stead

Activities
Samson in the Snow Activity Kit
http://thesteadcollection.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/SamsonintheSnow-ActivityKit.pdf
Includes Maze Activity, Make your Own Snow and more

Books by Philip Stead
A Sick Day for Amos McGee
and Then It’s Spring
Bear Has a Story to Tell

Websites
Author – Philip Stead
https://philipstead.com

Librarian’s Quest: Walk With Purpose And Always Look To See
http://librariansquest.blogspot.com/2016/11/walk-with-purpose-and-always-look-to-see.html

Reading for Research: Mentor Text Author Study – Philip C. Stead
http://www.reforemo.com/2016/11/mentor-text-author-study-philip-c-stead.html
Theme of his books, include this one is Friendship

Samson in the Snow |All The Wonders
http://www.allthewonders.com/wonders/all-the-wonders-of-samson-in-the-snow/
Podcast, My Early Works, Look inside, Craft, Empathy Theme Books

twentybyjenny: Interview Session” Erin and Philip Stead
http://twentybyjenny.blogspot.com/2016/04/interview-session-erin-and-philip-stead.html

Cold Snap

by Eileen Spinelli, illustrated by Marjorie Priceman

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Websites
Eileen Spinelli – Cold Snap
http://www.eileenspinelli.com/coldsnap.htm

NY Times Review : Cold Snap
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/11/11/books/review/cold-snap-by-eileen-spinelli-and-more.html?_r=0

Publisher Weekly – Cold Snap
http://www.publishersweekly.com/978-0-375-85700-3

Sunlit Pages: KidPages: Cold Snap by Eileen Spinelli
http://sunlitpages.blogspot.com/2013/01/kidpages-cold-snap-by-eileen-spinelli.html
Description of details to observe while reading the book and recipe to make “Miss dove’s Sugar-on-Snow Candy”

Three Books a Night – Cold Snap
http://www.threebooksanight.com/book-reviews/book-review-cold-snap-by-eileen-spinelli-marjorie-priceman/
Lovely photos of the books illustrations

Thomas’ Snowsuit

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by Robert Munsch

Activities
Winter Coloring Page – Baby in Snowsuit
http://www.apples4theteacher.com/coloring-pages/winter/baby-in-snowsuit.html

Lesson Plans
ALEX Lesson Plan: What Will I Wear to School today?
http://alex.state.al.us/lesson_view.php?id=13362
Technology Lesson Plan

Lesson Plans: Robert Munsch author study (Elementary, Literature)
http://teachers.net/lessons/posts/1517.html

Websites
Official Robert Munsch Webiste – Books – Thomas’ Snowsuit
http://robertmunsch.com/book/thomas-snowsuit

Call Me Ahnighito

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by Pam Conrad, illustrated by Richard Egielski

Books about Robert Peary
B PEA The snow baby : The Arctic childhood of Admiral Robert E. Peary’s daring daughter / Katherine Kirkpatrick
B PER First to the top of the world : Admiral Peary at the North Pole / by Tom Lisker ; illustrated by Gloria Priam.

Books about meteorites
523.5 BRA Shooting stars / by Franklyn M. Branley ; illustrated by Holly Keller.
523.6 ASI Comets and meteors / by Isaac Asimov.
523.6 RAU Comets, asteroids, and meteoroids / by Dana Meachen Rau.

Lesson Plans
1. Discuss the terms – point of view and personification. Point out that this book is told from the point of view of the meteor, as if it had feelings (like a person) and is telling its story.
2. Make a mini-book include information and pictures about meteorites,comets and asteroids, after reading the book.

Websites
Ahnighito – American Museum of Natural History
https://www.amnh.org/exhibitions/permanent-exhibitions/earth-and-planetary-sciences-halls/arthur-ross-hall-of-meteorites/meteorites/ahnighito

Rock Solid
http://www.sarahalbeebooks.com/2013/02/rock-solid/

Katy and the Big Snow

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by Virginia Lee Burton

Activities
Snow shovel game http://www.funnygames.co.uk/shoveling-snow.htm

Video
Katy and the Big Snow – Grandma Annili
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BKqRyv-GfGE

Websites
Edhelper – Katy and the Big Snow
https://www.edhelper.com/books/Katy_and_the_Big_Snow.htm

Pa. Center for the Book – Katy and the Big Snow
http://pabook2.libraries.psu.edu/familylit/LessonPlan/snow/default.html
Song, Community Map

TpT- Katy and the Big Snow (Cause and Effect Comprehension)
https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Virginia-Lee-Burton-KATY-AND-THE-BIG-SNOW-Cause-Effect-Comprehension-2343379

The Mitten

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by Jan Brett
Activity
FunBrain’s Word Turtle – The Mitten
http://www.funbrain.com/cgi-bin/wd.cgi?A1=PLAY&A2=0&INT=1&theme=*The_Mitten
Word Search – Characters from book The Mitten

Books – Online
Mitten- Read | We Give Books
http://www.wegivebooks.org/books/the-mitten

Books about Mittens
E BOR Caps, Hats, Socks and Mittens: a book about four seasons by Louise Borden
E KEL Missing Mitten Mystery by Steven Kellogg
E STO A Hat for Minerva Louise by Janet Morgan Stoeke
E TRE The Mitten by Alvin Tresselt
398.2 AYL The Mitten by Jim Aylesworth
398.2 BRE The Mittle by Jan Brett
513.2 MUR Missing Mittens by Stuart Murphy (Math- Odd and Even Numbers)

Game
Matching Game – Make mitten shaped cards with vocabulary (from the book The Mitten) and their synonyms.
Rules – turn down cards, each turn flip 2 cards over, if matched, then you get another turn. Game is over when all cards have been matched.

Lesson Plans
ALEX Lesson Plan: Literary Elements in Jan Brett’s The Mitten http://alex.state.al.us/lesson_view.php?id=16567
Animal Adjectives http://www.learnnc.org/lp/pages/3284 Lesson using this book
Lesson Plans: The Mitten by Jan Brett http://teachers.net/lessons/posts/456.html
The Mitten http://www.hubbardscupboard.org/the_mitten.html
The Mitten by Jan Brett http://www.carolhurst.com/titles/mitten.html
The Mitten by Jan Brett _ Language Arts Lesson Plan http://www.lessonplanspage.com/LATheMittenByJanBrettAlphabetSoundsAndAnimalNamesK.htm
The Mitten: Classroom Ideas and More http://www.teachingheart.net/mitten.html Activities, songs and more

Websites
Animals of The Mitten http://www.janbrett.com/mitten_masks_main.htm
Bookmarks from The Mitten and The Hat http://www.janbrett.com/bookmarks/bookmarks_mitten_and_hat.htm
Tell Your Own Mitten Story http://janbrett.com/tell_your_own_mitten_story.htm Printable of Mitten and Animals