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Welcome to Winter

Page history last edited by Cheryl Madden 7 years, 2 months ago




Today we will learn about winter

to describe snow,

winter activities, and winter clothing.


I know a boy who is moving to Maryland and will be starting kindergarten!  His name is Chege (CHAY-gay) and he lives in Nairobi. 

Nairobi is in a country called Kenya that is very far from Maryland.



It is warm all year long in Nairobi. 

zebra giraffe

Chege is very excited to be moving here.

He has NEVER seen snow and doesn't know what winter is like.

What would you tell Chege about winter where you live?




We need to organize our information. 

Let's start by creating a chart to record all the things

we already know about winter.


U4 L1 Flurry of Ideas Flipchart.flipchart



We will read a story about Sam,

another boy who has many questions about snow. 






Now let's build some background knowledge and learn about winter. 

What is winter, and is it the same everywhere?



Let's look at types of winter activities and winter clothing.


U4 L2 Winter Activities.flipchart


U4 L3 Winter Clothing Flipchart.flipchart



Let's learn more about snow! Where does snow come from? What does it look like? We will watch the TumbleBook The Story of Snow.


Did you know that a very special man named Wilson Bentley was the first person who was able to take photographs of snowflakes? People gave him the nickname Snowflake Bentley.  He thought snow was beautiful.  Here’s what he said about snowflakes:

"… I found that snowflakes were miracles of beauty; and it seemed a shame that this beauty should not be seen and appreciated by others. Every crystal was a masterpiece of design and no one design was ever repeated. When a snowflake melted, that design was forever lost." - Wilson "Snowflake" Bentley 1925


Bentley book cover




Together we can read Snowflake Bentley, by Jacqueline Briggs Martin, to learn more about snow and add even more information to our "Flurry of Ideas" chart.


We can learn even more about snow by visiting the Snowflake Bentley website.  We will find a picture of Wilson "Snowflake" Bentley there.


Click here to look at some snowflake photographs.


Today we will make some snowflakes. We will go to the Snowflake Creator website. Let’s make our own snowflakes





Talk about these questions:


1.  HOW DOES SNOW AFFECT OUR LIVES?  How is our daily life changed when it snows?


2.  HOW DO YOU FEEL ABOUT SNOW?  What do you like most about snow?  What do you like least about snow?  Why?



Tumblebooks:  Who Likes the Snow?

Winter is the Warmest Season


Safari MontageSnowy Day:  Stories and Poems






What do animals do in the wintertime?


Brainpop, Jr.





    Read Alouds




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