February 4, 2011

A Winter Unit

From time to time, I post units of study we have completed.  Generally, the previously posted units have been for my preschooler.  However, this winter unit was completed by both a preschooler and an early elementary grade school student.  All books that were used with just my early elementary aged child are marked with this symbol (*).  All other books were used with both children.

Treasures of the Snow, Illustrated Edition, by Patricia St.John *
The Lady in the Box, by Ann McGovern

The Snow Walker, by Margaret K. and Charles M. Wetterer
Snowed In, by Barbara M. Lucas
Snowshoe Thompson, by Nancy Smiler Levinson
A New Coat for Anna, by Harriet Ziefert
The Winter at Valley Forge: Survival and Victory, by James E. Knight
The Bravest Dog Ever: The True Story of Balto, by Natalie Standiford
Snowflake Bentley, by Jacqueline Briggs Martin

Snow Is Falling, by Franklyn M. Branley
The Antarctic Habitat, by Bobbie Kalman
The Arctic Habitat, by Bobbie Kalman
Who Lives Here? Polar Animals, by Deborah Hodge
Brrr! A Book About Polar Animals, by Melvin and Gilda Berger *
Polar Bears, by Gail Gibbons
Polar Bears: Growing Up in the Icy North, by Sarah Jane Brian *
Penguins, by Gail Gibbons
Penguin Chick, by Betty Tatham

Poems by Robert Louis Stevenson, including "Picture-Books in Winter" and "Wintertime"
Various poetry by Robert Frost, including "Wind and WindowFlower," "Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening," "A Patch of Old Snow," "Good Hours," and "Storm Fear"

Art Appreciation
viewing and comparing paintings like:
Hunters in the Snow, by Pieter Bruegel
The Census at Bethlehem, by Pieter Bruegel
Winter, by Lucas van Valckenborch
December, by Grandma Moses
Sugaring Off in Maple Orchard, by Grandma Moses

For details, click here.

Preschool Winter Pocket Folder
For details, click here.

For Fun
Smokey and the Big Snow, by Janet S. Slusser
Gregory's Shadow, by Don Freeman
Katy and the Big Snow, by Virginia Lee Burton
Hans Brinker, retold by Bruce Coville*

Our preschooler has also been creating winter art each week at Cubbies, part of AWANAs. 
He was very excited to add these creations to his winter art collection as well.

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This post has been linked to Preschool Corner at Homeschool Creations.


  1. I LOVE your ideas!
    Have a great Valentines Month :)
    Thanks for sharing.

  2. I love your winter pocket folder! You placed a great deal of time and thought into it and it shows! Kerri


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