Today we read There Was a Cold Lady Who Swallowed Some Snow by Lucille Colandro. It is a nice way to ease everyone back into the routine after the break, also quite fitting since snow is on the way! This old lady is just hilarious. Is there anything she won't eat??
After reading, children worked in cooperative groups to sequence the main story events:
Then they assembled their snowman:
Their writing assignment today was to tell about their favorite part of the story and then tell why it was their favorite. They are getting so much better at this, even after having a break they did well!
My favorite part was when the cold lady swallowed a pipe because she was starting to get warm.
My favorite part was when the little old lady hiccupped two times. I liked it because the old lady made a snowman. **Check out the old lady in his picture** Hilarious!
In math we collected and data and made a graph. The children used a spinner that had some of the items the cold lady swallowed on it. They took turns spinning the spinner and they kept track of their data by using tally marks to represent each spin. After collecting their data, they transferred it to a graph and then answered questions about their graph.
Whew! What a busy, but great, day!! We have a similar version of these activities in our TpT store. You can check it out here: http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/There-Was-a-Cold-Lady-Who-Swallowed-Some-Snow-retelling-writing-math-too-467584
Did you go back to school today? If so, how was your first day back? What fun activities did you do?