The last days of 2015 are here, and it’s likely that your days in the classroom for this are even fewer! As you’re planning for the last days of the calendar year, consider using ReadWriteThink.org interactive tools and mobile apps along with these wonderful winter activities:
Ask students to think of a favorite event that happens during the winter break, and compose Acrostic Poems about it.
Write a class alphabet book of activities to try during the winter holidays with the Alphabet Organizer.
Choose an animal you think about during the winter (like penguins, polar bears, or snowshoe rabbit), and explore its habits and life cycle with the Animal Inquiry interactive.
Explore school days and winter vacation in a Diamante Poem that unites the two opposing topics.
Have students map significant personal events they remember from previous winter holidays with the Graphic Map.
Reflect on all that has happened since the start of the school year in a class newspaper, created with the ReadWriteThink Printing Press.
Use the Profile Publisher to mock up social networking profiles, yearbook profiles, or newspaper or magazine profiles for characters from winter-themed or holiday-themed books or songs. What would Buddy the Elf list list on his Facebook profile?
Use the Resume Generator to create a resume for a character from a favorite song, story, or movie. What would The Grinch on his resume?
Compose Theme Poems around going home on the bus for the last day before break. Students can talk about all the things they hope to do during their time off.
Create Trading Cards for characters from winter-themed or holiday-themed books or songs. Imagine a trading card for Olive, the Other Reindeer!
Do you have other ideas to share? We’d love to know how you use our tools and apps!