Tomorrow is Read for the Record, a national event that tries to break world records for the most people reading the same book at the same time every year. This program is lead by Jumpstart, an organization devoted to tackling the literacy crisis affecting our nation. This year's book is Ezra Jack Keat's The Snowy Day. This beloved children's classic shows the fun of enjoying a winter's day of snow and ice. The main character is
Anyway, I'm SO excited about tomorrows lesson...I'm leading it! I've got SOOOO many ideas. But I realize that I have to remember time constraints. Still, I have to overplan rather than not have enough planned for the kids. I can't wait to see the looks on their faces when they experience snow, some of them for the very first time!
Here's a quick list of some of the activities I've got in store for the day:
Reading - The book of the hour, The Snowy Day
Life and Social Skills - Dressing for the Weather (PDF file)
Math - Temperature; Snowflake patterns
Critical Thinking - ... I've got something for this, but I've forgotten exactly what it is!
Science - Snow Experience (PDF File)
Social Studies - Where does it snow?
Wellness - Snow snack
I've got some more about the experience on my site.
Anyway, I'm off to dream of snowflakes and ice to rest up and prepare early for the day's activities. How fun!?!