Task 1: What I know

You will find exciting facts about winter by using web-sites to do research.  With each web-site you will find one question to answer.  Then you need to write one question of your own that can be answered using that web-site.

Information About Snow

All About Snow- http://nsidc.org/snow/index.html

  • Why is snow white?
  • Write one question of your own.  The answer should be found on this web-site.



Snug In The Snow- http://www.dnr.state.wi.us/org/caer/ce/eek/nature/snugsnow.htm

  • Name three animals that hibernate?
  • Write one question of your own.  The answer should be found on this web-site.

 Wild Artic- http://www.seaworld.org/fun-zone/fun-guides/arctic/index.htm

  • Name three ways that animals adapt to the artic?
  • Write one question of your own.  The answer should be found on this web-site.

Animals In Winter- http://teacher.scholastic.com/lessonrepro/lessonplans/profbooks/sc980101a.htm

  • What are the animal’s winter sources for food?
  • Write one question of your own.  The answer should be found on this web-site.

The Magic School Bus In The Artic- http://www2.scholastic.com/browse/article.jsp?id=1626

  • What keeps the Walrus’ heat in when he sleeps in the icy ocean?
  • Write one question of your own.  The answer should be found on this web-site.

 Penguins Around the World- http://www.siec.k12.in.us/~west/proj/penguins/main.html

  • Name three continents that penguins live on
  • Write one question of your own.  The answer should be found on this web-site.


 Task 2: On-line Stories

You will read and/or listen two of the following stories on-line.  Then use the following web-site to make a web of things you discovered in the story.

Bubbl US- http://www.bubbl.us/edit.php

On-Line Stories:

The Polar Express- http://www.storylineonline.net/polar/fullscreen_lg.html

Brave Irene- http://www.storylineonline.net/brave/fullscreen_lg.html

One Big Penguin- http://www.lil-fingers.com/penguin/01.php

A First Grade Snowy Day- http://www2.lhric.org/pocantico/1stgrade/snow/cover.htm

The Colors of Winter- http://www2.lhric.org/pocantico/1stgrade/snow/colors.htm

Winter Counting Book- http://www2.lhric.org/pocantico/1stgrade/snow/numbers.htm

Wonderful Winter Things- http://www2.lhric.org/pocantico/1stgrade/snow/2004/1msnow.htm

Meet the Snowmen- http://www2.lhric.org/pocantico/1stgrade/snow/2004/1ssnowman.htm

Winter Sports- http://www2.lhric.org/pocantico/1stgrade/snow/2005/sports/sports.htm

Winter Snacks- http://www2.lhric.org/pocantico/1stgrade/snow/2005/snacks/snacks.htm

Winter Vacation- http://www2.lhric.org/pocantico/1stgrade/snow/2005/vacation/vacation.htm

Animals that Hibernate- http://www2.lhric.org/pocantico/1stgrade/snow/2007/hibernate.htm

Animals That Live In Cold Places- http://www2.lhric.org/pocantico/1stgrade/snow/2007/animals.htm


 Task 3: Snowman and Me

You will make a snowman glyph about yourself using the following web-site.

Build a Snowman- http://www.frontiernet.net/~Imaging/build_a_snowman.html

 1. Hat (image of a top hat):

·      Red- I am a girl

·      Black- I am a boy

 2. Mouth (image of pieces of coal in shape of a smile)

On a cold day, I like to…

·        Eat soup- (solid smile line)

·        Eat something else- (squiggle line)

 3. Gloves or Mittens (image of mittens and jacket)

In winter, I like to…

·        Wear mittens to keep my hands warm (tan jacket and blue mittens)

·        Wear gloves to keep my hands warm  (black jacket and red mittens)

 4. Scarf (image of scarf)

In winter, I like to…

·        Go sledding (red scarf)

·        Build snowmen (striped scarf)

·        Throw snowballs (ear muffs)

 5. Buttons (image of buttons)

When it snows, it’s best when school…

·        Is closed (red buttons)

·        Has delayed openings (yellow buttons)

·        Closes early (blue buttons)

 6. Broom or Shovel (image of a broom)

·        I like snow (image of broom)

·        I don’t like snow (image of shovel)


Task 4: Fact and Fiction

You will determine fact from fiction by reading the story Animals that Hibernate on the following website.  Then answer the questions below.

Animals that Hibernate- http://www2.lhric.org/pocantico/1stgrade/snow/2007/hibernate.htm

1.      Chinchillas can jump six feet straight up.                                   Fact or Fiction

2.      Chipmunks spend the winter in a tree.                                      Fact or Fiction

3.      The Gila Monster stays in a borrow during the winter.              Fact or Fiction

4.      Bats are active during the day and sleep at night.                      Fact or Fiction

5.      Some frogs hibernate during the winter.                                   Fact or Fiction

6.      Hedgehog bodies are covered with long stiff spikes.                Fact or Fiction

7.      Black bears are 8 feet long.                                                     Fact or Fiction


Task 5: E-card

Send Joy Cowley an e-card to let her know what she should write her next book about and why using the following web-site

E-card- http://support.nature.org/site/PageServer?pagename=ecard_winter


Task 6: Your own Story

You will take everything you have learned to write and illustrate your own story about winter using inspiration, kidpix, etc...










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