One of my favorite activities to do during January is Arctic Animals. The science content is great, the books are great, and face it, the animals are adorable!
These are the great books that I use when I teach this fun unit.
My favorite video of all time is available on youtube!
And be sure to bring snow into your classroom using this great artificial snow!
All you do is add water to make 10 gallons of ice-cold fun!
Cross-Curricular Thematic Unit
Are you looking for Academically Challenging yet Developmentally Appropriate Thematic Units? You will love this unit as you and your classroom or homeschool students learn about the Polar Animals that live in Arctic Regions such as penguins, polar bears, walrus and more?
Teach the Common Core Standards with confidence by using these strategically linked cross-curricular, thematic activities. You and your students will love them! They are classroom tested with perfect results!
The Whale & The Penguin: Group Poetry Activity
Arctic Friends: Retell a Story
Glacier Bay: Phoneme Segmentation
Glacier Melt Down: Fluently Naming Alphabet Sounds
March of the Penguins: Alphabet Letter Fluency
Arctic Hunt: Nonsense Word Fluency
Walrus Waddle & Walk: Writing Beginning Sounds
Igloo Match: Matching Upper and Lowercase Letters
Arctic Animal Names: Writing Missing Letters
Polar Bears in the Cave: Counting On
Penguin Playground: Adding to and Taking Away
Eskimo Count: Joining Sets
Rescuing Penguins: Identifying Teen Numbers
Polar Bear Fishing: Comparing Quantities
Comparing Igloos: Comparing Written Numerals
Eskimo Friends: Composing Numbers
Writing Prompts/Word Wall
Arctic Word Wall
Guided Reading Books
Class Made Book
Ice Race: Exploring Properties of Water
North Pole Facts?South Pole Facts
Blubber Experiment:How Polar Animals Keep Warm
North and South