I am so excited to blog with some friends and talk about Winter Mentor Texts. The post is a little different, because it’s about math.
One Snowy Day Book Summary
The book, One Snowy Day, by Tammi Salzano is such a cute book focusing on counting sets to 10.
Who doesn’t love penguins and winter?
As penguins enjoys the snowy day, he has 1 wooly hat, 2 warm mittens, 3 happy friends, 4 fast sleds, 5 colorful buttons on the snowman, 6 tasty snowflakes, 7 snow angels, 8 frosty snowballs, 9 snowy footprints and he ends his day with 10 marshmallows in the hot chocolate.
You can get the book here. (this is an Amazon link, so I get a small commission that doesn’t impact you at all.)
One Snowy Day Book Activity
Students can practice counting and building sets with penguin. I have created 10-frame mats (both color and black and white), penguin cards with numerals and dominos to ten, and snowball counters. Instead of using the printed snowball counters, students could use real buttons, cotton balls for snowballs, or marshmallows.
One Snowy Day Recording Form
Once the students create the 10-frames, they can transfer the 10-frames to a printed paper.
They can use pencils OR you can copy the sheet on blue paper and they can use white paint and Q-tips to make the 10-frames.
One Snowy Day Extension Activities
Students can count and create sets to 10 with anything in the room. Using the text as an example, they can easily create scenes from the book.
They could lay on the floor and make 7 snow angels. They could make 9 frosty footprints by stomping around the room 9 steps. Students could also sing about penguins, using 1 Little, 2 Little, 3 Little Indians as the tune.
1 little, 2 little, 3 little penguins,
4 little, 5 little, 6 little penguins,
7 little, 8 little, 9 little penguins,
10 little penguins in the snow.
I hope you enjoy this book as much as I do.