I live in Southern California, and in the winter time, we don’t get snow. Our students don’t get to play in the snow unless they travel to the nearest mountain range about 30 minutes away!
However, the kids still love all things snow! So one of the second grade teachers, that I help support, and I created a modified snow day for the kids! We combined our ELA and writing block to read and write about snow!
We started the morning with a read aloud about snow. Then we let the children pair up with a friend to read more books about snow and snowmen!
Because our students don’t have many experiences with snow, I love to read this book!
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Snow This book does such an amazing job of describing what snow is like. It gives the snow a personification of a friend! Plus the paintings/images of all the snowflakes makes for a beautiful book!
The Story of Snow: The Science of Winter’s Wonder This is my other favorite snow themed book! It does an amazing job of explaining how snowflakes start! It explains it in very simple language and with great visuals. By the end, the students can explain how snow is formed!
And it couldn’t be a snow day without reading about SNOWMEN! Building a snowman to our students seems like the most fun thing to do on a snow day! The snowmen books were definitely the most popular!
Snowmen All Year In this story, a little boy imagines what it would be like if he had a snowman all year long! He images flying a kite with him or playing pirates! Have you read this book? The students really enjoyed it. They got a kick out of thinking about having a snowman all year.
We used this story as a springboard for our writing! What would you do if you had a snowman? The students came up with really clever ideas!
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