The Mitten

This week we are learning about animals in the winter. As you all know, I am big on themes. I like for my poem, shared reading, science/social studies and centers to all follow the same theme. I just feel as if it makes sense to my kiddos.  We hit all the Common Core skills through this theme. Our Shared Reading story this week is The Mitten by Jan Brett. I created the unit full of activities for my colleagues and I to choose from.  I've included some pictures of some of the activities we'll be completing this week.  I also have a post from last year with some fun freebies. You can click here to grab them.

If you want to grab this newest unit you can click on the picture below.





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  1. We have had 0 snow days!!! I am dying for one!!! ELTurner@oxfordsd.org

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  2. Tomorrow will be our 7th snow day. lmarshall1389@gmail.com

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  3. I've had 2 delayed openings, 4 snow days, and 1 early release!
    mrsbbyers@gmail.com

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  4. Only 2 snow days here so far but...it's so cold and icy. No recesses for a week :(
    Would love to win The Mitten unit. Thank you for the opportunity!

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  5. Love this unit! The Mitten is always a fun unit to teach. We've had two, two hour delays and have our first official snow day tomorrow. I'm thinking we will be out the rest of the week due to snow. simplesouthernlife@gmail.com

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  6. Thanks Michelle. We have had 8 days now it will be 9 for tomorrow. Everyone here in Indiana is closed tomorrow. We have only gone 7 days since the new year. I really want to go back now. swill@kokomo.k12.in.us.

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  7. I love teaching to a theme as well. Would you mind sharing your layout for the year.....if you have one. Just like the theme and story that you use for the week?
    Thanks!

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  8. We never get snow days here in Canada!
    rmdirk@aol.com

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  9. Hello,
    Great work!!!!! I congratulate you for this!
    Have a nice day!

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  10. I recently did a post on The Mitten. I would love for you to check it out- you may get some ideas to go along with your activities. I will be using yours next year!! We have a little song/activity to go along with The Mitten that I posted about and my firsties just LOVE it !! Thanks for always sharing your wonderful ideas!
    Melissa
    Keep Calm and Love First Grade

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  11. Totally loving this unit! Especially the mitten animal riddles - my firsties would love that :)

    Shelby
    First Time Firstie

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  12. What great ideas for The Mitten. Love the cause and effect science idea! I just found WeGiveBooks website and they had The Mitten for a free projectable book. FYI. Happy Friday!

    Renee from the Science School Yard

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  13. Thank you for sharing your ideas! I read "The Mitten" to my students every year and I am always looking for new ideas to go along with the book. These activities are wonderful and I cannot wait to try them with my students!

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