Friday, December 16, 2016

The Mitten

It was a wintry week here in the Western New York area!  We had two hour school delays due to bitter temperatures, icy roads, and blowing snow.

In weather such as this, it is best to be prepared.  When Mrs. Proudman's class visited the library this week, we talked about the importance of dressing appropriately for winter.  Students generated some great winter clothing ideas: mittens, coats, scarves, and boots are essential for this time of year.

The wintry talk also gave us the perfect opportunity to read one of our favorite books, The Mitten by Jan Brett.  Although this is a book we read together every year, the story never seems to get old.  Mrs. Proudman's class loves hearing about the many animals that are able to burrow inside of a seemingly magical mitten.  It is a challenge to keep track of the large number of creatures that end up inside the mitten.

After book selection, students had an opportunity to illustrate their own mitten.  They chose the types of items they would want to find inside a mitten.  I thought some of the items were funny, while others were a bit frightening!

Hannah drew a variety of animals inside her mitten.

Vincent added a skull and bones inside his mitten.

David drew a cow inside his mitten.

Evan filled his mitten with snakes.

Logan drew many creatures inside his mitten, including Scooby-Doo!

It is clear that we will not be seeing warm weather in our area for a long time.  Fortunately, this makes winter a perfect time to curl up with a great book!

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