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 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) Read book about Martin Luther King, Jr. then using the Hero Study Sheet have students write about his contributions and how he made a difference in our society.
5) Martin Luther King, Jr. and Me (journal worksheet). From ReadWriteThink, http://www.infohio.org/Documents/ID/LessonResources/MLKjournal20100107.pdf

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