Saturday, January 24, 2009

Dream Snow by Eric Carle

Here is a celebrate winter idea that incorporated reading, writing and recycled materials. We read the book Dream Snow by Eric Carle. If you don't know the book, Mr Carle create a guessing game by overlaying each page with a transparent page containing a "pile of snow" that covers an animal. When the transparent page is turned the animal is revealed.After reading the book, each student receive a piece of construction paper and glued on the type written words "The snow covered a ". My students then drew an animal and labeled it. Then I stapled a piece of excess laminate film,(from the end of a laminating job) cut to the size of the construction paper. Then each student cut a snow pile out of white typing paper and taped it on top of the laminate film.

The result is a lift the flap activity and an engaging class book or bulletin board display.