No snow in our area to be able to make snowmen, so we did the next best thing! We read Snowmen at Night and made our own snowmen. Kindergarteners just love anything to do with snowmen! I did a read aloud and we discussed what the snowmen might do at night. One popular discussion was drinking the ice cold cocoa rather than hot cocoa and what the hot cocoa might do to the poor snowmen!
After our read aloud, we next did a predictable chart on what our snowmen could do at night. The students already knew how to write and read my and at. I wrote snowman and night and they helped me stretch out the word they each chose that their snowman did. Then we practiced reading our predictable chart. The next day we cut up our sentences and practiced rebuilding them. I just love when they read back their sentence and they see that they have a word in the wrong place and can instantly tell that is not right! You can just almost see the wheels turning in their little brains!
After having practiced our cut up sentences, we then wrote our sentences. Like I said, they already know my and at so they wrote those on their own and they had support on their verb when they did the predictable chart. I let them have that word, plus snowman and night to look at. When we aren’t doing predictable charts, we stretch out all the words. Here are a few examples of how their writing turned out and their cute snowmen! Maybe their cute artwork will bring us some snow!