Snowmen at Christmas



by Caralyn Buehner, pictures by Mark Buehner


Make a Snowman!

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

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.


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

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.

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
3) Lesson Tutor: Thematic Studies: Martin Luther King, Jr.
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, 

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

Videos – Online
Martin Luther King – Brain Pop
Martin’s Big Words – YouTube

American Experience| Citizen King
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Articles & Videos|
EDSITEment – Lesson Plan: Dr. King’s Dream
Education World: Lessons on Martin Luther King, Jr.
Martin Luther King, Jr. – Enchanted Learning. com
Martin Luther King, Jr. – Library of Congress, America’s Story
Martin Luther King, Jr.. – Time Life Gallery of Photos
Seattle Times: Martin Luther King, Jr.
Scholastic- Research Tool -Martin Luther King, Jr. and Africian American History

Blizzard – The Storm that Changed America

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By Jim Murphy

Frost Flashback: The Blizzard of 1888

Blizzard| Book-A-Day Almanac
Review and additional information by Anita Silvey

Blizzard! Lesson Plan|

A Pair of Friends in Winter

by Megan McDonald, illustrated by G Brian Karas
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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

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

Ant and Honey Bee: A pair of Friends in Winter |Kidsreads

Ant and Bee: A Pair in Winter – Candlewick Press

Samson in the Snow

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by Philip Stead

Samson in the Snow Activity Kit
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

Author – Philip Stead

Librarian’s Quest: Walk With Purpose And Always Look To See

Reading for Research: Mentor Text Author Study – Philip C. Stead
Theme of his books, include this one is Friendship

Samson in the Snow |All The Wonders
Podcast, My Early Works, Look inside, Craft, Empathy Theme Books

twentybyjenny: Interview Session” Erin and Philip Stead

Cold Snap

by Eileen Spinelli, illustrated by Marjorie Priceman

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Eileen Spinelli – Cold Snap

NY Times Review : Cold Snap

Publisher Weekly – Cold Snap

Sunlit Pages: KidPages: Cold Snap by Eileen Spinelli
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
Lovely photos of the books illustrations

Thomas’ Snowsuit

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by Robert Munsch

Winter Coloring Page – Baby in Snowsuit

Lesson Plans
ALEX Lesson Plan: What Will I Wear to School today?
Technology Lesson Plan

Lesson Plans: Robert Munsch author study (Elementary, Literature)

Official Robert Munsch Webiste – Books – 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.

Ahnighito – American Museum of Natural History

Rock Solid

Katy and the Big Snow

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by Virginia Lee Burton

Snow shovel game

Katy and the Big Snow – Grandma Annili

Edhelper – Katy and the Big Snow

Pa. Center for the Book – Katy and the Big Snow
Song, Community Map

TpT- Katy and the Big Snow (Cause and Effect Comprehension)

The Mitten

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by Jan Brett
FunBrain’s Word Turtle – The Mitten*The_Mitten
Word Search – Characters from book The Mitten

Books – Online
Mitten- Read | We Give Books

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)

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
Animal Adjectives Lesson using this book
Lesson Plans: The Mitten by Jan Brett
The Mitten
The Mitten by Jan Brett
The Mitten by Jan Brett _ Language Arts Lesson Plan
The Mitten: Classroom Ideas and More Activities, songs and more

Animals of The Mitten
Bookmarks from The Mitten and The Hat
Tell Your Own Mitten Story Printable of Mitten and Animals