This winter unit is designed to help you with resources for teaching your child about winter. We have focused on science, math, and arts/crafts because these are often the areas where parents/teachers need more resources and support. You can supplement these materials with literature to make a complete and well-rounded winter unit. The following is a description of what you’ll find here.
Cover Sheet (p.2) - This page can serve as the cover to your child’s notebook for this unit. It can be colored or not.
Poetry (p. 4) - Learn about Haiku poems and write your own.
What is Winter? (p. 5) - This is an introductory page to put winter in context with the other seasons and to introduce the concept of personification.
What is Your Weather? (p. 6) - Your child will be a weather scientist for one week, tracking the daily temperature and weather, recording the data, and then presenting it in the form of a bar graph and line graph. The instructions are found on p. 6 and the recording pages are located at the end of the unit.
Two Animal Behaviors in Winter (p. 13) - A study of migration and hibernation begins with two online resources and two activity sheets, one for migration and one for hibernation.
Fun Winter Ideas (p. 18) - Some fun things to do, including making paint stick snowmen, making pinecone bird feeders, freezing bubbles and studying snowflakes.
Igloo Math - Solve the addition and subtraction problems to help you solve the riddle! The problems include two and three digit addition and subtraction problems, with and without regrouping.
Fahrenheit and Celsius (p. 16) - Learn the history of the Fahrenheit and Celsius temperature scales and how to convert between the two, both mathematically and using a conversion chart.
A math exercise (p. 19) in addition and subtraction includes a word puzzle to solve.
Color the Snowman (p.21) - Everyone likes a little coloring fun. Here’s a snowman just for that purpose.
Notebooking Pages (p. 22) - We included five notebooking pages and suggestions for how to use them.
Who is it for?
- 5th Graders (10 to 11-year-olds)
- 2nd Graders, (7 to 8-year-olds)
- 3rd Graders (8 to 9-year-olds)
- 4th Graders (9 to 10-year-olds)
- 6th Graders (11 to 12-year-olds)
- Math learners
- Your little scientist
This unit is designed for ages 8-12, but there are portions that can be used with both younger and older children.