Saturday, February 4, 2012

The Jacket I Wear in the Snow

Wow I did not think it would take me this long to get back on here. I am dead on my feet and don't want to chat much. I promise not to grunt at you but words are the last thing I want to speak or even write. One of those silent monk temps would be nice right now. 

Two weeks ago we started our Winter Clothing theme/ unit. For me this always meas "The Jacket I wear in the Snow". To make a long story short we did lots of naming of clothes. Talking about different types of winter clothes, ie: gloves vs. mittens, and the forever funny "long underwear". We added winter clothing words to our DJ Inker bears, made a winter clothes pattern book, added color and size details to our sentences about winter clothes and did one of my favorite projects of the whole year.

All we do is take a picture with all their winter gear on. Then I print it out and glue onto construction paper. Then I give them their labels. They cut and paste them to the matching clothing. Great little assessment too. Take a peek.

School A
School B
Want the labels? Well, good think I am making them my VERY late Friday Freebie.



Before I do though, I have to say that I am dedicating this Friday Freebie to Pam, the Vintage Teacher, who recently passed away of natural causes. In her time as a blogger she posted 74 freebies! Her contributions and presence online will be missed.

The Clothes I Wear in the Snow labels
You can find last year's version here.

I also have to give special thanks to Kristen W, from First Grade Teacher, for the fab JIWitS clip-art that I used in our pattern book. I forgot to take pictures and I am very sorry for it. She is a great artis and super sweet teacher with a great blog. Check her out.

BTW, we are supposed to get over a foot of snow tomorrow. Ugh! I hope the weather gods change their minds and skip over me.

14 comments:

  1. Love this lesson. Many of my students still need vocabulary development. This is great.

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    1. That exactly why I do it with my students every year at this time. :)

      Ms. M

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  2. This looks awesome as always! I'm sorry you are so tired and boy do I totally feel the same! I hope you have a chance to relax and unwind this weekend. Talk to you soon! :)
    Kristen

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    1. Thanks Kristen. Have fun watching the game this weekend. :)

      Ms. M

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  3. What a great idea! Hang in there with the weather. You can make it!
    Rowdy in First Grade

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    1. Thanks Jennifer. I'll be sharing some pictures of how much snow we actually got. :/

      Ms. M

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  4. What a great idea to do with their pictures! I love making class books and this would work great as one!

    Thanks!
    Margaret
    Kinder Journey

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    1. Great idea. Your right this would make a great class book. Thanks for the idea. I love using my students pictures in their work.

      Ms. M

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  5. Oh...how great!!!! Pam would have appreciated all the love!!!!

    thanks for the freebie!!!

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    1. Rachelle, I'm sad Pam is gone she will be missed. It is the lease I could do to honor her.

      Ms. M

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  6. I love this idea! This would be perfect with my kiddos as right now is when they start forgetting their gear at home (and they still need to bring it for a couple more months). We got about a foot yesterday, one of our buses came an hour late and they actually cancelled some after school activities (which hardly ever happens up here).

    ✪ Miss W

    Miss W Teaches

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    1. My kids also forget their gear at home. Your right this is perfect for that.

      We got a foot yesterday too. I am hoping it will melt soon.

      Ms. M

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