there is snow place like home!

This is such a fun time to be a teacher! It is this time of year that a billion little light bulbs go off in my students’ heads and everything begins to *click*. I love it! Recently, I’ve started encouraging my students to add more details to their writing. I feel like at the beginning of the year, they are getting acclimated and still figuring things out, but now they are ready! To really help get them started on the “write” foot, I’ve created a 48 page long winter writing packet called “There’s ‘Snow’ Place Like Home.” This packet is loaded with *lots* of different winter writing prompts, graphic organizers, and fun crafts! One of my favorite parts of the packet is this cute little penguin craft. Students can read fiction and non-fiction texts about penguins and then use the graphic organizers and writing prompts to write all about these cute little waddling animals!

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Another one of favorite parts of this packet is the “There’s ‘Snow’ Place Like Home” craft idea and writing activity. Students can reflect on why they love their home and then write all about it. They can also create their own house craft to add to a snow scene display.

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All of these writing activities, plus *lots* more can be found in this winter writing packet!

This 48 Page Winter Writing Unit Includes:
-Winter Themed Graphic Organizers for Fiction and Non-Fiction Texts
-Winter Themed Writing Templates for December and January
-Penguin Craft and Correlating Writing Activities
-“There’s ‘Snow’ Place Like Home” Craft Description and Writing Template (students write about why they love their home)

In Phonics, we are working on identifying Long “O” words, spelled “o” and “o_e”. I made this fun little board game for my students to play. We played it last week with a Thanksgiving theme and they absolutely LOVE IT! They’ll be excited to see the snow-theme now. Ha! You can go grab it below for *FREE*! Just click on any of the images below to download!

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Phew! If you’ve made it this far, give yourself a pat on the back! The first person who can tell me about their favorite winter activity wins the winter writing packet for free! I hope you all had a tasty and thankful Thanksgiving!

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  • Laurel November 24, 2012, 11:29 pm

    I love sitting by the fire and sipping hot chocolate!

    lclements728@gmail.com

  • Mrs. Plum November 24, 2012, 11:32 pm

    I love love LOVE catching snowflakes on my tonuge! (Seriously. I'm a two year old about it!)

    Sarah
    There's No Place Like Second Grade
    noplacelikesecond @ gmail.com

  • Susan Efseaff November 24, 2012, 11:40 pm

    I love watching a movie with my family while snuggled on the couch and the fire roaring! Cozy!!

    Love your project!

  • Susan Efseaff November 24, 2012, 11:40 pm

    I love watching a movie with my family while snuggled on the couch and the fire roaring! Cozy!!

    Love your project!

  • Miss Kindergarten November 24, 2012, 11:48 pm

    Why are you so stinkin' adorable?!!? I LOVE that penguin!!!

  • KWintuska November 24, 2012, 11:50 pm

    Oh my goodness! I LOVE your 'Snow' Place like Home craftivity. Awesome 🙂

    Kate
    katewintuska@insightbb.com

  • Jessica November 25, 2012, 12:17 am

    I LOVE your craftivities!! I especially like the snow place like home. How cute!!
    Jessica

    Apples and Papers

  • Mrs. Griffith November 25, 2012, 1:27 am

    Thanks so much for sharing your game…we are starting long vowels when we head back Monday!

    Lindsay
    For the Love of First Grade

  • Delighted November 25, 2012, 3:19 am

    My favorite winter activity is sitting in my chair, looking out the window and watching the snow accumulate on the trees & bushes…while I sit in the warmth of my home. 🙂

    Thank you for the freebie.

    imgoingfirst@gmail.com

  • Heather November 25, 2012, 4:00 am

    Love the penguin!

    My favorite winter activity is being curled up in my favorite chair with a fire going, reading a book and drinking hot cocoa.

    Heather (heathernnance@yahoo.com)

  • Ivette Furbish November 26, 2012, 12:23 am

    Being that Florida doesn't have a winter season, I love hanging out at Starbucks on a cool (70 degrees) evening, having a frappuccino!

    mrsfurbish@yahoo.com

  • vicky1970 November 26, 2012, 12:52 am

    Hi Lyndsey,
    I wish we had snow where I live…so cal. We had it one year when my kids were young…close to preschool age and it was soo awesome. I always love popping in. Have a great cyber monday. :o)
    Vicky
    Traditions, Laughter and Happily Ever After

  • Maro's kindergarten December 20, 2012, 3:08 pm

    Hi! I have featured your wonderful craft on my blog for my "Snowy winter houses" post! I would love you feedback! Happy holidays!
    http://maros-kindergarten.blogspot.gr/2012/12/1.html