Winter Weather!


Last week we started reading The Snowy Day by Ezra Jack Keats. I love this story and it's perfect for Shared Reading.  
Many times after learning about predicting or practicing sequencing, we then break into groups and students work on the same standard with an activity that has been differentiated.  
Last week, we worked on asking questions before, during and after reading.  We also discussed setting and using the details in the story to help us identify the setting.
Student also used their knowledge of setting to help them write a story about a walk in the winter.  
Most of my kiddos wrote a story, while a few of my students who are still developing as writers did a fill in the blank writing. We shared them with the class and I was quite impressed with their details. 
This week we're going to continue the story and activities, due to our snow days.  We'll be working on sequencing, cause and effect, central message, compound words and verbs this week while reading the story. 
And...
Here's a peak at our focus wall for this coming week. 
Here are some of the winter centers, my friends will be doing. 

This is our book center this week. If you'd like a copy, click the picture to download. 
Here some plans for a snowy week.  
Click below to download my plans and then click on images for more info or sources and freebies.

Here is another fun snowy idea from Mrs. Burns. Click the snowman picture to get the template. 

Here's a fun little poetry center for your friends. 
Well, that's enough winter for one day. Have a great week! 

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6 comments

  1. We were out 3 days last week for a total of 8 days and counting....yikes!! In Arkansas, no less! Love your blog!!
    Whitney
    Thefirstgraderoundup.blogspot.com

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  2. We were out 3 days last week for a total of 8 days and counting....yikes!! In Arkansas, no less! Love your blog!!
    Whitney
    Thefirstgraderoundup.blogspot.com

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  3. Ahhh...Matt Damon. I'd listen, too! :-)

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  4. Love your sneakers! And.. I love your blog. I have been following it for a while and have gotten so many great, inspiring ideas. I'm just entering this wonderful world of blogging and would love for you to check out my blog too if you get a chance.
    Melissa
    Keep Calm and Love First Grade

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  5. I love that you are doing shared reading! I would love to hear more about how you do it and the skills you cover. Any chance you'd be willing to create a shared reading packet on TPT?

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  6. Love this story!! I'm in awe of your Focus Wall! So thorough but easy to read!! Thanks for the inspiration!!
    Laura
    Peace, Love, and First Grade

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