Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Snowman Craftivity!

We had so much fun making our snowmen yesterday. Our school is about 6 miles from the coast, so most of my students have never seen snow. They love reading about snow and they loved making these snowmen from my Winter Math and ELA 100 Pages of Printables!

The snowmen are so big and just look great as my 'window curtain.' In the Winter Printables packet, this is only about 5 pages of 100, but I decided to make the snowmen with lined chart paper rather than the white paper I suggested in the packet. I wanted to have a writing activity that didn't take too long so I could get these up!

Some students wrote more than usual. What I was most impressed with is how my students' coloring, glueing and cutting skills have improved since the beginning of the year. I know that isn't at the top of most Common Core checklists, but it does help when a student can concentrate on coloring and then apply those details and descriptions to their writing.

They were so involved with this activity! I know some teachers will know what I mean when I say I am so proud of their cutting skills!

I didn't edit any of the writing. They read what they wrote to their table buddies and I displayed all of their work.
Yes, this is such an improvement over what was done at the beginning of this year. And this child was so proud of her work! She cut around the lines, and colored with pizazz! She was following directions until she came to the mittens!
You can see the chart paper here. I say to use two sheets of construction paper and let students cut the corners to make a circle. We were out of white art paper and bulletin board paper, so I improvised and I really like this!

Can you tell how focused my little ESL guy is? He didn't even realize I was taking a picture.

I love my students faces when they are involved with a project. I took about 40 pictures, and could look at them all day! 

If you are interested in Winter themed activities for ELA and Math, the Winter Math and ELA Printable Packet contains 100 pages of ELA and Math printables. I like to call them processing sheets.... all engage students! For the month of January I have this priced at $5.00! There is measurement, Emergent Readers, a Counting Book, writing, Artic Animals.... and of course the snowman!

Thanks as always for visiting my blog! I hope you enjoy looking through my students pictures. I am so proud of them! (I have to add one more of their snowmen!)

Okay, that's it! Thanks for being patient with all my pictures! 


  1. LOVE LOVE LOVE this project!!! I think my students had just as much fun as your students! Posting pictures of our snowman soon...

    1. Thanks so much Jodie! I can't wait to do your Snow Window! The pics over at Sugar ~ Spice and Everything Nice!
      look so adorable! Pam