Stuckey in Second and Tales From the First Grade have teamed up to bring you a fun blog post about our SNOW DAY FOLDERS!
My teaching neighbor (Abbie from Tales From the First Grade) and I decided that after all of our snow days we have had in January, we would create some Snow Day Folders to send home with our kids for these (now) dreaded snow days! The first few snow days were fun, but now we are quickly realizing that we have had too many and our kids are experiencing that "after summer decline" in the middle of January!
Each of us are going to share how we made our folders. Allison's are for 2nd graders and Abbie's for first graders!
For 2nd grade, I decided to make the folders something "fun for them to open" by stuffing them full of learning goodies, then tying them shut with a ribbon. Maybe this will get them excited to actually open the folders and DO SOMETHING on their snow days?! Only time will tell....
I wanted to have a mixture of reading and math materials in my folders, so I dug out some of my favorites that I have recently purchased! I knew these items would be great practice for my second graders at home!
Here are links to some of the items that I filled my Snow Day Folders with:
Plural Nouns with Pablo the Penguin by Meet Miss Parker
Mighty Math Common Core Assessments by Angela Nerby
(I decided to use these as at home practice!)
Text Evidence Reading Passages by Miss DeCarbo
(I put the fall passages that I have in the folders, since I'm using the winter passages in my small groups right now in the classroom!)
Here is what Abbie has to say about our Snow Day Folders:
We have had so many snow day it's scary! After talking with my friend Allison we decided to make snow day folders! These folders are for days we don't have school. Inside the folders are packets of extra work, reading log, and coloring page. I really pumped the kids up about the packets. Explaining all students who completed a packet and returned it after a snow day would get a special prize. To excite the students I made a fun snow day cover with the message "only open if we are closed!" I made 5 packets for each child's folder. Inside the packet I used work pages from Molly Lynch tpt store, a few pages from a coloring book, a reading passage, and a reading log ticket. I am hoping this will help my kids keep up during this wild winter!