We started this project by reading the story “Over & Under the Snow” By Kate
Messner. While reading the story, we talked about the different animals that we
saw and what they did in the pictures. After reading the book we, we made a
chart of animals that lived over the snow and animals that lived under the snow
(both from the story and our prior knowledge. We then decided to make a large
mural of what animals do over and under the snow with the list that we had
made. Students were split into different groups that were in charge of various
animals (ex. animals under the snow, animals over the snow, animals in the sky
and nature). Using their creativity, they were to create pictures of animals in their
certain category through collaboration with one another.
This simple geometric shapes activity for kids is easy to do at home or as a math center in school. It also makes a terrific STEAM project including a bit of art and design too. Learn by doing, creating, discovering, and exploring with a simple, fun geometry activity.
Check out the long list of activities on the Little Bins Little Hands site that include STEM Challenges; free printables; indoor fun ideas; STEM at home projects; free math worksheets; distance learning activities; LEGO activities; STEM activities for physics, chemistry, edible science experiments, the scientific method, oceans, weather, space, and outdoors; all kinds of slime activities; and activities for different seasons.
These sheets were created and designed to be used "outside" of Writing Workshop as a "Working on Writing" Daily 5 option, at a Writing Center, Creation Station, for early finishers, possibly homework, maybe even for those reluctant writers who can never think of anything to write about. Students do like a little spark when it comes to writing, and hopefully these fun sheets will do just that for the creative and imaginative writer in all our students! Here's something else kids LOVE to do...COLOR! Kids will love this eye-catching clipart and word banks, if necessary. Teachers will love that there are options for using just the front and/or the front and back. Teachers will also love that there are two line options; less lines and more lines, depending on the stage of your writers.