- new PreK-Grade 1 elementary librarians
- PreK-Grade 1 librarians on Specials rotation
- secondary teachers who are now elementary librarians
- busy parents who just don’t have time to create detailed storytime lessons
I have been all four of these at the same time! My storytimes are the lessons I would have wanted when I was a new, overwhelmed, and exhausted school librarian.
- Recommended for: Grades PK-1
- Lesson Duration: 1-2 library lessons (about 50 minutes total)
- Formats: PPT, Google Slides, PDF
- Editable: YES, all text is editable
- easy to adapt for Southern Hemisphere countries
***Please note that this presentation is designed to a read-aloud. The actual read-aloud story comes from you! I cannot include a recorded read-aloud due to copyright restrictions.
- 37-slide PPT + Google™ Slides
- List of 15 recommended winter weather read-alouds (1 page PDF)
- Scavenger Hunt Activity (1 page PDF)
- Prep, set up, tips (7 pages, PDF)
- Detailed, pre-filled, editable lesson plan; includes CC, TEKS, NGSS, 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)
- Original, interactive storytime song lyrics
- sign language links: snow and cold
- three types of winter weather: snow, ice, rain
- multiple slides about dressing warmly (includes cartoon image of blue/frostbitten toes). This one is dear to me because so many students come to school in inappropriate clothing for cold weather (e.g., flimsy shoes or shorts).
- cold weather animals
- mystery animal–students guess the animal based on clues
- information about the polar bear plunge
- two cold weather idioms (“bundle up” and “cold feet”)
- counting practice 1-4 (for older students, you can change this slide to a simple hot chocolate recipe or “Like or dislike: Marshmallows in hot chocolate?”)
- winter weather joke for kids
- winter sports
- word of the week: igloo
- All slides are illustrated with real photos and colorful clipart for PK-1.