I’m getting myself geared up to hit the classroom bright and early tomorrow. I know based on my theme therapy calendar that I’m doing all things winter this week (and probably next week too), so I wanted to share what is on my lesson plan to help you get ready too!
First, the book I’m using this week is Snowmen at Night, which is one of my faves! You can find HERE on Amazon if you don’t already have it. The littles always enjoy this story and the magical component of the snowmen.
I have TONS of kids working on syntax, so I took some sentences from the story and wrote them on sentence strips. We are going to use these to identify parts of speech, do some sequencing, adding details, and I will finally cut each sentence up and have them put them back in the correct order.
As a tag team to the above activity, I’ve created a new packet to target verbs. Check out this YouTube video to see more about what’s included and how I use it, you can find it in my store HERE.
For my younger or lower level students are working are vocabulary, we are going to play Winter Bingo to really work on vocabulary related to the theme. You can find this in my Snowmen Language packet.
I’m also using Jenna’s Shades of Meaning Snowballs, since it goes perfectly with my theme.This download is great for a variety of kids on my caseload, plus I can extend it by using words from the story to create more snowballs.
For my 4th and 5th graders, I’ll be using this new download that has nonfiction passages related to winter activities. It covers a lot of different goals that my students are working on, including answering questions, written language, vocabulary, and main idea/details. Each topic includes the same passage, so even if your students are working on different targeted skills, the discussion can be about the same information. You can find this download HERE.
For my articulation students, we will be doing See & Say Snowballs…for K-2, I do the preprinted words and for 3-5, I do the blank version and have the students write their own words before we play.
As for PK, we are getting our hands dirty…or clean…something. Me and my poor Floridian babies don’t get to see real snow, so we are making some! I found this pin and thought this would be a perfect activity for working on language on its own, and we can also hide some phonology cards inside. Make sure you are following my January Pinterest board to see what other ideas I found for winter fun!