Five for Friday,  Winter

A Week of Winter

I’ve missed blogging but ready to jump back in with Doodle Bugs Teaching for a quick

This week has been all about winter, hibernation, and our COLD, COLD weather!
We made these cute little snowmen with a plastic bottle (these are CoffeeMate creamer bottles but you  could certainly use other kinds of bottles), lots of cotton balls or batting, wiggly eyes, buttons, and a strip of flannel fabric for a warm scarf.  Jamming the cotton balls down in the bottle proved to be an excellent fine motor activity for my preschoolers.
Our classroom door is the sweetest snowman on our hall!  He was very simple to make, too.  Just cover your door with white bulletin board paper, add construction paper eyes/nose/mouth, and a fabric scarf.  His black paper hat is hung above the door in the hallway.  This picture was snapped on our Hibernation Day when students & teachers enjoyed a day wearing their favorite warm pajamas!
A few students are working on recognizing the differences between a letter-word-sentence. We had a quick review lesson and then sorted out the cards by gluing them in the proper column. 
Next week is one of my favorite units to teach…Penguins!
I brought home big rolls of black and white bulletin board paper to make a life-size Emperor Penguin for our classroom!  One activity will be standing by the penguin to see if you’re as tall as he is!

Unfortunately, my bigger plans for the weekend include getting rid of this bad cold.  Had it all week and I’m ready for it to go away.  It’s interesting that even with the advanced medicines and cough syrups on the pharmacy shelves, I still think the best relief comes from that little jar of mentholatum!
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One Comment

  • Jillian Starr

    I hope you feel better soon! I've been fighting a head and best cold since Thanksgiving and just can't shake it. If only it wasn't easier to go to work than to write sub plans 🙂 I hope you have a restful weekend and enjoy prepping for penguins!!!