Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Cold lady, snow, pipe, stick... Can you guess?

If you guessed the book,  The Cold Lady Who Swallowed Some Snow.... you were right!
Even though it has been very cold here .... no snow!  We never get snow here which is not bad... I am not complaining!  It just comes in handy when you need a break because everything closes!  That includes school!  Until then, we get to read about snow, see pictures of snow and hope that we have just one day of that fun stuff!

Marlana over at Lil' Country Kindergarten has made a mini unit to go along with  the book, The Cold Lady Who Swallowed Some Snow by Lucille Colandro.
The cute graphics are from Scrappin' Doodles!

This mini Math and Literacy unit includes:

  • Shared Reading
  • Magnetic Board Retelling Pieces
  • Pocket Chart Sequencing and Vocabulary Cards
  • Syllable Sort & Self-Check
  • Spinner & Graph
  • Snowman Roll & Color
  • Pattern Pieces

To go along with her mini unit I made a cute little emergent reader that I plan on using with her mini unit next week.  You can click here to get the emergent reader! Click on Marlana's button to get her mini unit!  You can get it at her TPT and Teacher Notebook stores.
I hope you enjoy! 

Do any of you get a lot of snow?  I can't imagine how it would be going to school everyday with lots of snow on the ground.  Do the children go out and play?  I am so curious..... Please leave this southern girl a comment and let me know how you deal with snow and school! :)


Ms.Trinh said...

Thank so much! I can't wait to use it!

Unknown said...

First Grade Blue SKies

Kristin said...

No snow. :(
And this is TOO TOO TOO cute!!!
A Teeny Tiny Teacher

Ali said...

Very cute!! Thanks for sharing! I live in Western NY and our students go outside for recess every day!! (unless it is too windy/cold like on Monday when it was only 9 degrees!!) They bring snowpants/boots/hats/mittens in the winter and LOVE going to play in the snow. We don't have too much yet, which is odd for us. I'm sure we'll pay for it later!


Ms. Wold said...

I live in Alaska, so we have snow pretty much from the middle/end of October till April. Since snow/winter is just a way of life up here my kiddos come prepared (snowpants, gloves, hats, boots, warm coats) everyday since we go outside everyday till the temp drops to 10 below 0.

✪ Miss W

Miss W Teaches

Unknown said...

We have no snow either! This is so cute! You are so creative! :)
Crayons and Curls

Pam said...

Oh My Goodness.... It was around 40 degrees here today and we shivered everytime we walked outside. Some of the children were so bundled up, I was afraid if they fell they would never get up! :) In fact, we didn't go out to play. Until this week our temps were around 60-70 degrees. Thank you for sharing!

Marlana said...

Pam, that is so sweet of you to post this! You made my day! You are such an amazing person and I'm always impressed with your thoughtfulness! I love your reader, too! Thank you!

We don't get buckets of snow here like other areas, but I live on a gravel road and teach in a rural school district, so our roads aren't even plowed until a week after a snowfall (if at all). Last year we had so many days off the state forgave quite a few of them. We still go out to recess as long as the temp and wind chill are above freezing. However, when the teachers are too cold, the kids get to come in early.

Lil' Country Kindergarten

Anonymous said...

No snow in Vancouver, B.C. either, we are actually having a very mild start to winter ... but my little kindies seem to be enjoying our snow-related activities. Thanks for the cute little mini-book, it will nicely compliment the story! (BTW - there is a little boo-boo on the coal page ... one sentence says coal, the lower says "snow")

Pam said...

Hi Patti,
Thank you so much for pointing that out to me... It is now fixed!

Unknown said...

Thanks so much for sharing. I just got this book from Scholastic before the break so I'm excited to find some resources for it. I'm a Southern girl too. I live in the Mountains though so we can get a lot of snow, but we get out of school. There are so many curvy roads and places where no plowers get to. We haven't had any real snow yet though.

Buggy for First Grade said...

No snow here! Thanks for sharing your cute little reader! Can't wait to use it!
Ms. McBee’s Kinderbugs

Unknown said...

Lots of snow here! We got 15 inches in two days this weekend and a day off school but the next day were back at it, when the main roads are clear we go to school and the kids bring all their stuff so they can still go to recess, we are fortunate enough to have aides that go out we don't have too!

April said...

I teach at a Nature Preschool in Vermont. We play outside everyday, unless it's below 15F. Sledding, snowman building, animal tracking, and snow angels are out kids favorites!

Anonymous said...

What a great book! Thanks for sharing. We are in Colorado and get quite a bit of snow compared to you in the South but not as much as the more mountainous areas. The kids LOVE to play outside in it...the trick is teaching them snowball fights are for home! Lol! Thanks again for sharing!!


Unknown said...

Wow! Soooo cute! Thanks for sharing!


Sarah said...

I teach in middle eastern Iowa and we currently have NO snow on the ground which is very unusual --

We go outside as long as its 0F (including wind chill temp) Sometimes we even "sneak" out for a few moments when we sometimes spend weeks inside. We also build snowmen/ snow tunnels ( not much sledding unless a special event -- it honestly FREAKS me are FEARLESS!) However the down side is teaching kids not to eat brown, yellow, or rocky snow! Not to THROW snow as it could have ice -- however, we are really missing it!

Today it was 62! Pretty sure its not going to snow warm!

Cant wait to check out your unit!! Thanks!!

Anonymous said...

I teach in Mid Western WI and the snow is MELTING! Can't believe it but today was 48! Last year it was 30 below! I am LOVING IT! We follow the same plan that Sarah said above! Some years we can spend weeks on end inside during recess! NOT THIS YEAR! :)


TAM said...

Thanks for the cute mini reader. I love to send books home with my kinders that go with the books we read in class. Just an FYI--on your page 4 the top version reads "swallowed some coal" but the bottom reads "snow". Nothing a little white out won't fix- but you might want to revise it for future use. Thanks again!

Pam said...

Thank you for bringing this to my attention... I thought I had fixed it earlier but this is what happens when you get in a hurry..... anyway it is fixed finally.... double checked this time! Thank you for letting me know.

Teaching 123's & ABC's said...

So cute! Thank you so much. Can't wait to use it. My kiddos love all the There was an Old Lady series... just perfect!!


Unknown said...

Thank you for stopping by my blog and leaving such sweet comments! Have a great weekend! :)
Crayons and Curls

Michelle Rist said...

Thank you for the reader!

No snow here (South Dakota) yet...very strange for this time of year but I am NOT complaining! Our kiddos go outside unless it's below 0. It takes about 5-10 minutes to get ready for recess and 5-10 minutes to get undressed after recess. Unfortunately, it's a real time killer. : (

Unknown said...

Pam I added my snowman idea to my blog! Come and see! :)
Crayons and Curls

Kinder Kiddo said...

We have LOTS of snow, but the janitors complain if we play in it too much because we track it inside haha. Thank you for the DIBELs encouragement, I needed it!

Sarah Stoll said...

I nominated you for the versatile Blogger Award

Mrs. C said...

Heck no.... but if you follow my science blog I can show you snow pretty soon!

Jonelle Bell said...

I love the cold lady!
I gave you The Versatile Blogger Award because I {heart} your blog button!
A Place Called Kindergarten

Vickie said...

I passed an award along to you :)
You can see it here:
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