What a day! Shopping, shopping, and more shopping... and this time no one even wished me to die or have a horrible Christmas!
But now I'm home and working on stuff for school for next week. Our basal comprehension skill for the week is making predictions so, in the interest of fun and craftiness, we'll be reading Eric Carle's Dream Snow and then completing an art project and a writing piece so we can all practice our predicting skills.
First, I'll be reading the book to them and revealing the pictures very slowly so we can use them to predict which animals are covered by the snow. (If you've never seen the book, it's super cool... a big snow comes and covers the animals. Each illustration has a transparency-like sheet on top of it with a blob of snow covering the animals. So, we'll practice our skills of predicting by using the clues in the text and me slowly peeling back the transparency pages so the animals are revealed bit-by-bit and we can practice predicting what the animal is!). After we read the book and practice predicting, my kiddos will make their own animal-covered-in-snow-prediction-picture and will add written clues for others to read to guess their animal.
My students will be drawing a picture of an animal in a wintery scene, stapling a transparency on top, and then using white paint to paint a mound of snow over their animal and little flakes on the rest of the transparency.
Then, we'll be attaching that to a large sheet of construction paper (11x18) and putting this page on the bottom:
On that page, they will be writing clues to help others predict what animal might be covered up under the mound of snow.
I did paint my own sample on Friday but didn't take a picture of it... once these are completed next week, I'll be sure to add a picture.
We also did some GREAT "There Was a Cold Lady Who Swallowed Some Snow" projects last week after I found some PINspiration for using those books with writing projects! I'll be posting the patterns, writing page, and pictures of what we did next week too!
Enjoy the weekend! As always, I'd love a comment if you enjoy the item!