Thursday, December 27, 2018

M is for Mittens

This was an extra special Christmas because my oldest daughter, Samantha, turned 18 on Christmas Eve, AND she finished high school!  Next semester she will be taking classes at our community college, so that she will be a little ahead when she heads to college in the Fall.  As proud as I am of her, I am also a little sad. I plan to enjoy this last semester with her at home!

My children are spending the next few days with their Dad, so I am taking advantage of the quiet to get ahead on my planning for January.  I love The Mitten by Jan Brett, and I normally do a unit on it.  This January, though, I am going to use the Three Little Kittens as my focus book.

Here is the unit I wrote.  It is currently for FREE, so go download it!

Here is a cute felt story set that can be used for retelling. This download also has a cut and paste rhyming word activity sheet and some mittens that can be used for a matching game or a "lost and found" game.

We have been working on number recognition, so I would like to do this as a small group (or center) activity.

Many of our students continue to have trouble with cutting, so I plan to do this activity and have the children cut out the mittens.

There are some great ideas for the sensory table here. I am not sure which I will do because I really like them all!

Lots of great block ideas here!

What are some fun activities that you plan to do in January?