Ezra Jack Keats-Using the book a Snowy Day, make a bulletin board. Add Peter in his red suit, a copy of the outside cover of the book, a picture of Keats, and scenery that will help explain the book. I also placed a picture of the "Original" Peter. It's kind of neat to see that Keat's Peter was actually patterned after a real little boy from Georgia. I place this on one side, along with a couple of snowflakes and snowflake trim on the top. I leave the rest of the board to display my student "snowy work". This is one of my favorites!
Snowman Door-I usually cover my door to coordinate with my theme. It gives the children an idea of what we are going to be learning about. It's a great big welcome!! I cover my door with white. Make two large arms. I fold the paper in half, measure, and then cut a slightly curved shape. Tape them in place. Next, I make a large white ball for the head, attach construction paper eyes, nose, and use a marker for the great big smile. I make a blue paper scarf and hat, complete with fringe. I hot glue all the pieces together and then tape them to the door.
Penguins Icy Colors- I make a penguin sitting on the ice licking a popsickle; I then make popsickles(twin style) from different colored paper, sprinkle "snow" irridescent glitter on them, glue popsickle sticks to the back, and position them around the board. I label it "Icy Colors" with popsickle sticks.
Penguin's Hot Chocolate Rewards-Make a penguin with a scarf and hat and put a cup of hot chocolate (with marsmallows!) in his hand. Then make a cup of chocolate for each child in your class; write the student's name of the cup. Then using cotton balls as a symbol for marsmallows, place a cotton ball on the student's cup for good behavior. At the end of the week, count the marsmallows and let the children get that number of mini-marshmallows in their warm cocoa!!
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