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In this literature activity card worksheet, students cut out pictures that correspond with the events in the book The Snowy Day. They follow the directions at the top of the page with their parents as they read and retell the story. They save the picture cards in an envelope to use while retelling the story repeatedly.
Second graders participate in making predictions about the story The Snowy Day, by Ezra Jack Keats. They use the cover and the title to help them make predictions. They listen to the first half of the story read by the teacher rand then write their own ending to the story.
Students discover how paper reacts to temperature changes in order to cultivate their science prediction skills. In this frozen paper investigation, students paint pieces of newsprint with water and then freeze them overnight, predicting whether or not they will be able to use frozen paper for art work. The following day, the students test their predictions by revealing the frozen paper and attempting to use a variety of art materials to color their paper.
Students use images to determine the differences between summer and winter. In this differences between summer and winter instructional activity, students examine images of things that happen during summer and winter, and include pictures of families, play, chores, and world changes.
Second graders demonstrate story comprehension and make predictions for the book "The Snowy Day." They listen to the first half of the story, write their own ending to "The Snowy Day," and listen to the last half of the story and discuss how well they predicted the ending.
Students identify different types of precipitation and complete a weather related craft. In this literature based weather instructional activity, students listen to Ezra Jack Keats, The Snowy Day. They discuss weather and make a snow flake out of tortilla shells and cream cheese.
Bring math and measurement to life with this activity. Fourth and 5th graders create a graph that illustrates their first 100 days of school. They will graph the weather information that they have gathered for the first 100 days of school. Then they will calculate the mean temperature of the first 100 days of school for range, mean, and median.
Young learners explore the differences between winter and summer. They learn about seasons while practicing the skills of comparing and contrasting as they create seasons collages, complete a season T-chart, sort and classify winter and summer clothing, and write about the different clothes they wear during these seasons. This lesson is meant to be accompanied by the books The Snowy Day by Ezra Jack Keats and Summer by Maria Rius. This book will help prompt di