Sunny Days in Second Grade for her Show and Tell Tuesday!! This week, the theme is winter!! (It does NOT feel like we are having winter in Georgia since it was 70 degrees this past weekend, but we do still hope for snow at least once every year!)
Winter is "snow" much fun! Here is a winter freebie I (Stacia) made. It has a synonyms printable (a great review or daily assessment), a winter acrostic poem (a fun way for my students to practice using adjectives) and my favorite part- SNOW-O (a snowy BINGO game)! SNOW-O is a winter themed Bingo game. Use any word list you want! Let students write in the words you gave them on the blank boards. Then you are ready to play. Have students use mini marshmallows as their markers for an extra wintery feel! I’ve included some winter words in the download if you want to use a winter word list. :) My students are going to use science vocabulary words and word study Greek and Latin roots. I know they will be excited to play the game (and eat the marshmallows afterwards).
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[I (Stacia) am jumping in here- aren't her little ones so adorable!?! Love them :O) ]
(Photo disclaimer- you can tell it's been humid here by the crazy curls on my littles. And the littlest is my photo bomber who refused to get in the picture until the last second with his cup!!) :O)
This is such a simple craft- white globes, some construction paper and my daughter wanted to add her scarf and hat!
My idea for the classroom was a "behavior management" idea. Really more of an organizational motivator. I have 29 fourth graders in my class. They get pulled out for all kinds of things and they leave their materials EVERYWHERE. My room looks like a mess for most of the day. It's pretty much a dumping ground between the different places they go. So, I wanted to motivate them to keep it clean.
My idea was to build a snowman. They would earn the snowman parts by keeping their group clean throughout the day. I have my desks in 5 groups/pods. They would have to work together to keep their spaces clean. (I was originally going to have a 2 globe snowman. But, my daughter adamantly told me that "she" needed 3 parts to "her" body.) Anyway, they would earn the globes first and then they could choose the other parts to their snowman in whichever way they wanted to build it (eyes, nose, mouth, buttons). The first group to build the entire snowman would get no laps at recess for a week (part of our schoolwide health policy is that they have to walk or run 2 laps each day at recess). Then I could keep them up as decorations for winter.
(Well, we aren't SUPPOSED to have anything hanging from the ceiling because our Fire Marshall would throw a fit, but I am still working out how they could "hang" without hanging. Any ideas?)
Here's the but: BUT- the globes are pretty expensive from the party store ($6.99 for 3). My thought was I could reuse them by attaching the parts with velcro, but I'm not sure with it being so rounded if that would work. So, this is still a work in progress in my brain for how to use it in the classroom, but as you can see, my littles enjoyed make her. (My daughter named her Margaret after a friend at school. So cute!!)
What are your thoughts? Any ideas on how I can make my idea come to life without spending a ton of money AND without hanging it from the ceiling? I think they would be so cute in the classroom!!
And please check out these other winter resources:
Happy Tuesday! We look forward to hearing your thoughts! :) Thanks!!!