This is a mini unit that can be on the first day of Winter or anytime thereafter. It has an information page with cloze activities that explains the tradition and celebration behind the Winter Solstice. I use this unit as part of my traditions and celebrations unit in social studies. **This unit is a part of a larger
Using Denise Fleming's book The First Day of Winter kiddos will enjoy" Using ordinal numbers Writing a paragraph about winter Preparing a "snowy" illustration Brainstorming words to describe winter Completing a calendar Describing what the main character sees, hears, does Great activities for a delightful story!
Winter Solstice is December 21st each year and is one of the oldest celebrated holidays. It marks the first official day of winter and is the shortest day of the year. It's also a period of time when the sun sets and rises in the same part of the sky. In it's simplest form, it's a great day to gather with your friends and family, enjoy each others company and celebrate starting a new winter together! Decorate with a pine tree (or Christmas Tree!), pine cones, winter berries, rosemar...
Come see how I do my estimation station and find lots more ideas for the 100th day of school in a kindergarten or first grade classroom. This post includes both math and literacy activities for this fun day. You can grab a FREEBIE too! (Mrs. Byrd's Learning Tree)