January 02, 2012

Ideas for Winter Unit

Sitting on the couch at home,  I snuggled into the possibility of my next unit - Winter and the story "The Mitten."  Here are a few ideas I found:

Hibernation Art Piece 
I love this!  I think the kinders would adore doing this!

Sorting Winter Animals 
This is a great science center idea.

Winter Play Scape!  Love this!  So inspiring!

 Iceberg Play Scape!  What a rocking idea!

Another Iceberg Play Scape!  Love this!  Ooo, how I love painting rocks. . . 

Here are a few ideas that I did last year:

Make a Den for your Hibernating Bears!

Love bring the snow storm to the dollhouse!

9 comments:

  1. Just in time for my antarctica unit! Love these. Thanks for sharing.

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  2. Great ideas. I love these, especially the first picture and the hibernating dens. I'm pinning these right now to use with my polar bear / penguin unit.
    Thank you.

    ❀Barbara❀
    Grade ONEderful

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  3. Oops, I commented too quickly. Umm, polar bears don't hibernate, duh, I'll be pinning those two pics for my bear unit ~ ha ha.
    Thanks again.

    ❀Barbara❀
    Grade ONEderful

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  4. LOL! I totally understand! It is a dance between bears and their habitats!

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  5. Happy New Year! So glad I discovered your blog! I wanted to let you know I awarded you the Versatile Blogger Award! You can check out the details by linking back to my blog. :)
    My Kindergarten Kids

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  6. Sally, I stumbled on to your blog via twitter and have had it open on my computer for the last week...I had to open a word doc to start collecting and brainstorming ideas- after reading all the entries I have 5 pages of ideas. Thank you for your amazing, thoughtful ideas. I am a first year teacher in Alberta, Canada- filling in a mat leave so I've had to work with the current room set up (including lots of plastic toys). When I go back next week I will be making more playdough (and asking parents to make it), changing my house center (including more natural, real things I can find at home), and hundreds of more things. I apprieciate the visuals and practical explanation- I knew I wanted to change things more but wasn't sure how. Thank you so much.

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  7. I just discovered your blog and I love it! We just did an ice theme this past week and will be doing snow this coming week. I am a new follower and hope you will follow me too :)

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  8. I think your blog is great! Lots of great ideas!

    I did want to make one comment though about the iceberg playscape with the white painted rocks. If anyone does this activity, please know that penguins and polar bears do not live in the same place. Penguins live in the southern hemisphere (warm and cold climates depending on species) and polar bears live in the arctic. The playscape above leads children to believe that they live together.

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  9. I think that is a very important distinction! I did not look that deeply at the photo from Play Based Learning. Thank you for your commitment to the integrity of the learning environment! It is so important!

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