This Round-Up post will give you some amazing ideas for adding winter events to your classroom:
- STEM Projects
- Math Activities
- Escape Room
- Snowflake Flipper Booklet
- Winter Books
Let’s start with STEM!
Our next project was to create a snowflake model. We watched some videos about how snowflakes are formed and also looked at close-up photos of different types of snowflakes. We learned so much with this project!
Time for Some Winter Math
Winter Sports Escape Room
Escape Room Adventures are such a big hit with my kids! They beg to do these every week, but I just cannot invent them that quickly.
This one featuring winter sports was great for last winter when the Winter Olympics was being held. This Escape Room is about winter sports and can be used any time- not just during Olympic years.
Little Flipper Booklet
Snowflake Bentley by Jacqueline Briggs Martin
The Caldecott winning picture book will please your students that love non-fiction. You will love the images of snowflakes that can be used as you complete any activities about snow.
Stone Fox by John Reynolds Gardiner
TIP: Photocopy each chapter of this book. Give teams of students only one chapter. The team must read their chapter and be ready to act it out for the whole class. Each team will perform its chapter- in order- so that the entire class “reads” the book. It’s a profound way to have students read, write a short play, and act out the parts.
I hope you have grabbed some ideas from this post to get your students up and moving and totally engaged through the long winter months- whether it snows on you or not!