I am joining in with Denise for a picture book show and tell! There are so many picture books that we just love. But at this time of year, my students and I really enjoy the Snowmen books! If we could just get a little snow our way.
But NO SNOW for us! Not sure what kind of winter this is, but it is not what we usually have. Not even close! Usually we have enough snow and/or ice that we end up with lots of snow days off of school. This year…not even one!
But the lack of snow didn’t stop us from enjoying the Snowmen at night and Snowmen at Work books!
We love our snowmen! The first graders worked on retelling the story using sequence words. Kindergarten was working on retelling using beginning, middle and end.
After we wrote our retellings, it was time to make our snowmen! These snowmen are made out of scrapbook paper. My aide and I cut out all the pieces ahead of time. I just don’t have the time to spend on that in my room like I might if we were in the classroom. Students chose their colors and patterns and glued them onto the night background (black construction paper). Then I sprayed snow on the pictures to make it more realistic! I think the students would have loved it if they could have been sprayed by the snow!
The first grade retelling using sequence words is included in my Snowman Literacy Unit. It includes lots of comprehension for Snowmen at Night and Snowmen at Work. I have also included 2 writing units to go with them too!
Click Here to be taken to a post that tells more about my Snowman unit!
Click here for a look at the resource It’s Snow Fun!
Amy Howbert says
The snowman sequences are so sweet!! What a great idea with their pics!
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Bridget S says
I love the snowmen 🙂 ADORABLE!!!!! Great books for retelling stories!
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Lee Ann says
The snowmen are so cute,and the students did a great job! Your kinder kids are way ahead of mine. They continue to struggle with everything comprehension and also with writing anything on their own. And…you have an aide?! That's nice!
Where the Wild Things Learn says
looks like such a great day! Love the snowmen and your Kindergarteners are doing so well 🙂 I'll hope for some snow for you!
They did a great job. I love that red plaid snowman!
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Sandi Purdell-Lewis says
Your scrapbook paper snowmen are really cute.
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I LOVE those snowmen, Lori. They look so cool made out of scrapbook paper. I never would have thought of that.
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Thanks Amy! The kids just loved making the snowmen!
Thank you Bridget! Snowmen make retelling easier since they just love them. 🙂
Lee Ann, these examples were from my class of kinders that are higher than my other kinder classes. I have a student that just added to my class that just now entered the stringing letters together stage. I have a whole range of abilities. 🙂 My aide pushes into classes to help with reading. Technically, she is my aide but I don't see her much during the day. Just glad she is there once in a while to help cut things out. 🙂
Thank you for coming by, Amelia! The snowmen were so much fun!
Thanks so much, Tammy! The kids loved their snowmen!
Sandi, the kids loved making those snowmen! Thanks for coming by!
Thank you Barbara! We all had a lot of fun with making those snowmen!
I just heard about Snowmen At Work as a must-have for my careers collection. My list just keeps growing and growing. Thanks, Lori!
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Joanne Miller says
Excited to be your newest follower! Found you through the linky party! What an adorable bulletin board! LOVE the scrapbook paper snowmen!
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I think you will love the Snowmen at Work book, Barbara. So cute!
Hi! What did you to make your "snow" – is it glitter sprayed on? I love this idea and am incorporating this activity this year! 🙂
That is just a can of snow. I think you can get it at places like Walmart or Target. It is a spray can that sprays out white stuff like snow. I just sprayed it on lightly. It may be the kind of stuff that they spray on windows- I can't remember and the can is at school or I would look for you. Have fun!
great! thanks so much! 🙂 I'm excited to try it! I found cans of snow at the dollar store (score!!)! thanks so much for the awesome idea!
I am so glad you found it! Your kids will love it. Thanks for letting me know! Happy Thanksgiving!