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4-Week Lesson Plans
We get it. Teachers have so much on their plates. Planning lessons is sometimes the last thing you want to worry about.
We’ve taken all the monthly activities and arranged them in a day-by-day lesson plan that makes lesson planning easy and streamlined.
Use the story map materials and adapted pieces to help bring this story to life! Upon completion, we have provided both digital and printable versions of our comprehension assessments.
This month’s texts include:
- Snow by Grace Hansen (Free on Epic!)
- Snow by Uri Shulevitz
- Snowflake Poem (included in the download)
- Snow Much Fun (included in the download)
Did you know all of our anchor charts include a printable and digital version?
So whether you want to print and assemble the pieces together as a class or get some extra practice with the Google Slides version, you’ve got plenty of options!
Some of the anchor charts this month include: Snow Vocabulary Words, Describing Snow, Dressing for the Weather, Labeling Winter Gear, In the Snow Predictable Chart, and Sorting Hot and Cold.
Easy Art + Writing
These Easy Art craft activities are so much more than “just a craft.” With step-by-step visual directions, students develop fine motor skills as they cut a coffee filter to make a snowflake.
They will learn about shapes as they cut and paste a Shape Snowscape and Snowman Craft. Students will practice spelling their names with our Snowman Name craft.
And don’t forget all the differentiated writing activities we’ve adapted for both writers and pre-writers!
Centers & Digital PDFs
With 16 different math and ELA task boxes and file folders, instilling independence will be a breeze! (Read more about how to set up an independent work-station here).
This unit also comes with 8 digital centers accessible as both interactive PDFs and self-correcting Boom Cards!
Some of our snow-themed centers cover skills such as vocabulary terms, ten frames, 1:1 correspondence, alphabetical order, tally marks, base ten blocks, rhyming words, category sorting, comparing numbers, puzzles, sentences, short e words, sorting by size, skip counting, sight words, and compound words.
We know that worksheets are sometimes associated with “busy work.” However, we know that these cut-and-paste activities are a much more powerful tool than just mindless worksheets when used correctly.
Students work on academic skills while also enhancing their fine motor skills as they cut, sort, and glue the activity pieces. These skills mirror the task box and file folder skills for even more hands-on practice!
Visual and Sensory Recipes
Students (and staff) are obsessed with our Made For Me Literacy visual recipes! Your students will love making a puffy paint snowman, a snowstorm in a jar, and a tasty snowflake snack.
Teacher Tip: many speech teachers love to attend these lessons, as recipes focus on so many awesome language skills and following direction skills!
Looking for more Snow-Themed activities?
Check these out:
Winter Basic Skills Task Boxes for Preschool
Winter Cut-and-Paste Activities
Easy Art and Writing Activities
December and January Task Boxes for Kindergarten
Math File Folders
Basic Skill Activity Packs