My favorite form of poetry is ACROSTIC POETRY. It is easy and a good critical thinking skill to get kids to brainstorm lists of W words having to do with winter.
Word Bank of January Words - I put up a new one each month. It
really reduces the "Teacher how do you spell....?" questions a lot!
It's fun to then choose a favorite word from the lists we have made and come up with a sentence telling about your own favorite parts of winter.
Winter.Acrostics and Snowflake Snowmen.....
|Snowman Art using snowflakes is really a pretty bulletin board outside our classroom for January.|
After writing our Winter Acrostic Poems, we make snowmen out of cut snowflakes and white paint stamped snowflakes and colored paper hats and scarves, with colored dot stickers for buttons.
I have a huge collection of Winter Books and Stories; non fiction and fiction that fill my bookcase. Here
are just a few of my favorites.
|Here is the Footprint and thumbprint penguins painted black on blue paper. I added glitter glue stars afterwards. They|
And here are our PENGUIN ACROSTIC POEMS....They were really cute too.
|I have literally dozens of penguin books in my classroom library. I love all of the Tacky the Penguin ones especially.|
My favorite Penguin Children's Book of all Time. I try to do "Text Sets" of non-fiction books AND story books on the same topics or themes.
The they make their own sentences and we try to add an adjective to each of them. They always turn out beautiful and wintery sounding.