I copied this idea from Mrs. Ramseier (amazing kindergarten teacher) that I work with. The penguins are life size, and the students think it is so cool to see if they are bigger than the Emperor Penguin.
I got this idea from www.kinderbykim.com website. I liked it so much, I wanted to share! The students will color in the characters and write the sentence on each mitten. I have copies of the animal characters blown up on my teacher website (www.luv2teach.shutterfly.com). The story will be hung in the classroom for about 2 weeks to read. Then, I will make it into a big book to take home and read with their family.
I enjoy reading the story, The Mitten, every year to my students. The greatest part is acting it out! In college, I made character headbands and a big mitten the animals (students) could crawl into. I believe you can print off the character masks on Jan Brett's website.
An amazing 5th grade teacher and I tried to build an igloo out of a Thomas The Train pop up tent. In the end...it turned out to be a snowfort that the students could read in. The students enter from the side and read book with a flashlight. The fluffy stuff on top of the white a shaving cream and glue mixture. It feels so cool!
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