Winter Library Lesson - Snow and Ice - Animal Adaptations - K-5

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Got the winter blahs? This Winter Library Lesson includes everything you need to celebrate snow and ice! The first part is a discussion of animal adaptations for cold weather. The second part includes winter themed fun facts, trivia, would-you-rathers, and more! Editable.

 

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This Winter Library Lesson also appears in my Elementary Library Lesson Bundle.

FAST FACTS ABOUT THIS WINTER LIBRARY LESSON

  • Recommended for: Grades K-5
  • Lesson Duration: 1-2 library lessons (about 50 minutes total)
  • Formats: PPT, Google Slides, PDF
  • Editable: YES, all text is editable

***Please note that this presentation is designed to complement a winter themed read-aloud. The actual read-aloud story comes from you! I cannot include a recorded read-aloud due to copyright restrictions.

THIS WINTER LIBRARY LESSON INCLUDES:

  • 60-slide PPT + Google™ Slides library lesson presentation
  • List of 22 recommended snow and ice themed read-alouds (1 page, PDF and PPT)
  • Scavenger Hunt Activity (2 pages, differentiated, PDF and PPT)
  • Answer Key for Scavenger Hunt (1 page, PDF and PPT)
  • Prep, set up, tips (6 pages, PDF)
  • Detailed, pre-filled, editable lesson plan; includes CC, TEKS, and AASL Standards (2 pages, PDF and PPT)
  • Google™ Classroom Basics (4 pages, PDF)
  • Instructions on how to set up PPT slide timings for digital bulletin boards (2 pages, PDF)

ALL SLIDES HAVE A SNOW AND ICE THEME

Animal adaptations for cold weather is a major focus in this Winter Library Lesson; but there are also slides devoted to winter weather and other winter-themed items.

  • original song lyrics: “I’m a Little Snowflake” (sing to the tune of “I’m a Little Teapot”)
  • ASL sign language: “winter / cold” and “coat”
  • brief information about 11 animal adaptations for cold weather survival (listed below)
  • weekly and daily agendas (you fill in the template)
  • Word of the Week: blizzard, hemisphere, and down feathers
  • freshly-fallen snow absorbs sound; ice reflects sound
  • Winter solstice
  • Winter idioms – “cold snap” and “brain freeze”
  • Iditarod race (Alaska)
  • World’s snowiest city
  • World record for the largest snowball
  • Aurora borealis
  • lots of facts and information about cold-weather animals
  • winter joke
  • ice hockey term – “hat trick”
  • would you rathers
  • this or that
  • trivia questions and answers
  • Happy birthday to…
  • Photos and clipart feature 21 different animals
  • All slides are illustrated with real photos and colorful clipart for Grades K-5.

ANIMAL ADAPTATIONS FOR COLD WEATHER INCLUDE:

Includes real photos and information for each animal.

  • fur (snowshoe hare)
  • feathers (cardinal)
  • blubber (walrus)
  • migration (Arctic tern, monarch butterflies)
  • hibernation (bats, bears)
  • brumation (bearded dragon)
  • burrowing (chipmunk)
  • swimming deeper (Koi fish)
  • huddling (penguins, garter snakes)
  • storing food (squirrels)
  • changing fur color (Arctic fox)
  • also includes photos and information about: sea otters, caribou, moose, polar bears, narwhals, snow leopards, and blue whales

DIFFERENTIATED WINTER THEMED SCAVENGER HUNT

  • 2 versions + answer key
  • Version 1 – students color the objects as they find them in the presentation slides
  • Version 2 – questions about the information in the slides + smaller images to find

RECOMMENDED READS : WINTER THEME

  • Includes picture books, fiction, nonfiction and biography, and one graphic novel
  • all have a winter theme
  • total of 22 titles
  • includes two small images for students to color
  • titles are editable, so you can customize the books included for your library
  • All titles were hand-selected by a veteran school librarian for quality, diversity, positive reviews, and currency.

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