If you are like me, you are DYING for some sunshine. I live in Ohio and it’s been dreary, rainy, cold, and icy. We exercise inside daily listening to Jack Hartmann, Yo Gabba Gabba, Danny Go… you get the idea. While this is fun and interactive, we are so ready to get back outside and run around! We need to have a strategy and some resources right now to save our sanity and to keep our students engaged and learning inside!
I try to incorporate as much fun as I can during this dreary winter season wherever it is needed in my classroom by making interactive and engaging winter resources! I am discussing only a couple this time to make it easier for you to read and navigate this blog. Of course, there is also a FREEBIE at the end incorporating shapes, colors, color words, and shape words with adorable snowmen. These winter resources help me get over the hump. They engage students through fun assessments, adorable sequencing, and snowman shape recognition. Please check them out and if you have any questions, please reach out!
Winter Assessment Book– winter resource
Use this super comprehensive Winter Assessment Book to help assess 10 literacy standards and 10 math standards. There is a page for each standard with interactive activities that are fun and engaging. Use this for whole group instruction, center activities, or independent practice. Data sheets are included for your whole class and each student. It’s an awesome tool to use to document student progress in the Winter because it incorporates so many standards in one spot. You can also use it to assess students on an IEP for their profiles and progress reports which is a huge benefit! The uses are endless!
Literacy Standards/ Activities:
The 10 literacy standards and activities included are color matching, identifying Winter vocabulary, clapping syllables, matching uppercase letters, matching lowercase to uppercase letters, identifying beginning sounds, reading sentences, matching rhyming words, and tracing both uppercase and lowercase letters.
Math Standards/ Activities:
The 10 math standards and activities included are shape matching, one-to-one correspondence to 10, subitizing to 5, identifying numbers to 20, rote counting up to 10 and 20, comparing amounts, adding amounts up to 8, subtracting amounts from 8, and extending a Winter pattern.
This assessment book is a little tedious to set up however, if you enjoy cutting, laminating, and velcroing, this is the book for you! I try to binge a great Netflix series and before I know it, the book is ready to roll! It’s a perfect tool to pull out in a second to assess any of the 20 standards.
How to Get Dressed for Winter– winter sequencing resource
This fun mini-unit can be used to help teach students the steps of how to get dressed in the winter. There are pictures of how to do the steps at home and at school! Post them near the cubbies to help students see visuals of the steps which will foster independence. These are perfect to use at school and to send home to families to help them with their child getting ready to go outside! Make it fun and not such a challenge for you, your students, and for families! This mini-unit contains vocabulary cards, sequencing cards in 3 sizes, and an interactive question book! It’s a must-have tool in your classroom to help make your students more independent and for you to have fewer directives to give over and over!
FREEBIE Snowman Shape and Color Match- winter resource
Use these adorable snowmen in your classroom to help your students with shape recognition, color recognition, color word reading, and shape word reading! It’s a 4-step differentiated product that is FREE and ready to be used right now! Hope you enjoy these and fight off the winter blues.
If you have enjoyed reading this post, please check out my other winter resource blog with a variety of winter resources and my other freebies!! These products are a huge hit with my customers and they offer you access to my email list! Twice a month, I will give you more free resources to use in your classroom. You can pick from a variety of freebies now: positional word books, winter differentiated freebie, or my all-about-rhyming freebie! Hope you enjoy the variety of freebies and thanks for taking the time to read this blog!