In January my kiddos and I usually complete a Mitten Unit...it is super fun and the kids really enjoy it. These are some of the books I plan on reading and some of the activities I plan on doing...
Jan Brett's website is a fabulous resource for any of her books. We will use a lot of the printables she has available on her site.
I usually print and laminate the Mitten Character Masks, then staple them to craft sticks. My Firsties use these masks to retell the story. Later they are placed at a center...so my students can practice retelling the story.
I also like to use the Put the Animals in the Mitten Activity for story sequencing. This activity will be placed at a pocket chart in a center...so that my kiddos can sequence the story. My students will also make and color their own activity to take home.
Marcia Goudie has created some awesome activities that she shares...here are just a few that I'm planning to use.
The Animals of the Mitten worksheet will be used to create patterns or for word problems during math.
The Mitten Sight Words will be used in small group to review sight words with my struggling readers.
The Mitten Stationary will be in the writing center...so that my Firsties can create their own mitten stories.
Here is another sequencing activity that is very cute!
Mathwire.com has a lot of math related ideas for the book The Mitten: Math-Literature Connections for The Mitten.
Finally, here are some other sites that have great Mitten themed units:
and don't forget about The Mitten probability activities from Swamp Frog First Graders.
I hope y'all (okay...that's my South Texas drawl coming out...hehehe!) enjoy these fun activities!