Registration is no longer needed! It continues to be mitten weather here in Michigan.
Friday, January 30, Author: I love to read and last year I read over 30 books and hope to break that record this year. I want my youngest child to see me read more than my older children did. I was too busy being a mother of 3 young children and taking care of my two nephews.
I didn't read very much then.
Thanks too, Natalie, for your inspiration and example!!! She's my biggest reader and now is aspiring to publish her own books.
She's written 6 novels this past year and hopes to acquire a literary agent this year. We have great hopes for Natalie's success!!!
I've loved every book she's written!!! Each month in school we have an Author of the Month and this month it's been Jan Brett. She is a remarkable artist and studies her subjects first hand as she travels to places like Europe, Africa, China, and Costa Rica just to name a few.
This is a drawing of "Hedgie" the Hedgehog that I finished in class today. Our class watched Jan Brett's video "How to Draw a Hedgehog" and it was fun to see the kids get excited about learning to draw a hedgehog from such a talented artist.
Her videos are fun to watch too!
Her Website is filled with lots of things to see and do. It's well worth your time, especially if you have children. You can make post cards, watch videos of how to draw Hedgehogs see my hedgie abovechickens, elephants, lions, etc. You can also view her library of videos and watch her adventures in illustrating and writing her books.
It's really quite fun!!!
Click on the links below to go to the different activities:Arctic Animal Videos. Design your mitten, that will not be lost in the snow--inspired by Jan Brett's "The Mitten" Polar Bear in the Snow Preschool Art Project.
January Preschool Themes, Home School Preschool, Preschool Winter, Kindergarten Art, Winter Activities, Preschool Classroom, Art Classroom, Preschool Activities, Polar Animals.
30 Activities, Crafts, and Printables for The Mitten by Jan Brett. Books by Jan Brett have been huge favorites in our house, especially her story The Mitten.
Preschool Activities Name Writing Activities Preschool Learning Centers Preschool Literacy Activities Preschool Names Preschool Alphabet Preschool Printables Alphabet Crafts. Jan Brett is known for the borders that surround the pages of her books.
As she has explained, she has so many ideas for the illustrations that they spill over onto the borders, so the reader is treated to more designs and information along the edges of the book pages. from teaching fourth graders persuasive writing and even though it was way over the heads of my first graders, I read some parts of the passages and we talked about the Pros and Cons of zoos.
Jan Brett (1) Kites (1) Kwik Stix (1) Thanksgiving (3) The Lorax (1) The Mitten (2) Theme (1) Toolbox (1). The Mitten Theme/Unit for Your Classroom!
The Mitten: A Ukrainian Folktale Rewrite the story through interactive or shared pen writing from the mitten's point of view. How did it feel to be lost and have all those animals craw inside?
Color Animals from the Mitten. Jan Brett's Teacher Guide. Mitten Animals. Mitten Ideas.
Mitten Lace. Kinderbykim's Writing Sticks. weather videos a kindergartner can do! Wednesday July 12th Happy Camper STEAM Projects!
Join me for Camping style investigations. It includes 10 activities from Jan Brett's The Mitten and a Comparison Map with Alvin Tresselt.