weather outside may be frightful, but I am sure
the learning inside your classroom is delightful.
This page will help you teach during the winter
months. Ideas of all kinds can be found here! You
may want to bookmark this page now and use it
during the winter months. We have three
categories that are loaded with many topics:
themes, literature units, and free gifts. Enjoy
exploring them all. Many of the ideas are my
ideas, some come from other thoughtful teachers
(as stated next to idea), and many are ideas I
have collected through the years from various
Updated - 2013
Here are some of our
favorite themes for winter!
Click on a theme to be taken to a page filled
with lots of ideas for the given topic!
So have you been a good
teacher this year? Teaching Heart
thinks you have... Teaching Heart would like to
thank all the teachers that visit this site and
share ideas. Here are a few free winter gifts
from us to you!
gingerbread man for your students
to measure using various units of
raisins, & Red Hots). Student
writes the measurements. Can be
done as a group or individual.
(k-3). - Free
From our CDROM
the materials needed
to make this often requested
The labels are no longer free.
Due to people using them on ebay,
I was forced to charge a small
fee if you decide to use them.
You will also find many other
ideas for treats you can make
Bingo Card Print
a card and then rearrange the
pictures and print again to
create a set for your class!
Little Winter Books By Maureen These easy to read books are
free to download. They were sent to me by Maureen
Tumenas. She wanted to share them with Teaching
Heart visitors. A HUGE thanks goes out to her. I
know you will be happy to see that they can be
downloaded in both Word and/or PDF format.
Teachers Sharing Their Winter Files
Each of these files have been shared with
Teaching Heart. The teachers below have created
these documents and are happy to share them with
you. Thanks so much! Please share your files by
sending them to firstname.lastname@example.org
Make an estimate for how many
cranberries long each object is.
Then work with your partner to
use the cranberries to record the
true measurement. From Clemsonbc@aol.com
Thanks to all who sent in a
printable. Kelly Brown, Leslie
Myers, Sally Summer, and KAren
Moss also sent in entries that
were not included below.... But
all of you were enetered in the
giveaway as well.
FROM : Robin Sellers, 2nd grade,
use this for poetry in the lower
grades - CLICK HERE!
The children cut the 4 pictures
at the bottom and then past them
in the correct box. Then the
children will draw their own
pattern. It can be done in small
group, whole group, or homework.
It can be used as an assessment,
review, or extension activity.
By : Jeanine Bura It is a spin
off of the Valerie Welk
"Where is the spider?"
book, but uses snowmen instead.
After the book is assembled, the
students read the minibook and
place the snowman in the position
stated on the page. For example,
on the page that says next to the
house, the student puts the
snowman next to the house. I have
used other books such as this,
but glued or stamped the
character in the position. The
students seem to learn the
positional words well using these
Gingerkids song for shared
reading, number sight word
recognition, concepts of print,
etc. I also included a page of
gingerbread counters for hands-on
experiences for counting and
matching objects to the number
Match the number cards, words and
value in a pocket chart or at a
By: Marlana Howerton of Lil'
all the teachers above! You have
TRUE Teaching Hearts!
Wonderful Winter Books By Theme. Need a winter book to read
to your class. Here is a quick way to grab a
book. Pick a topic and you will see a list of
books that match it. You can click on a title and
purchase at Amazon or write down the title and
get it from your school library.
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