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Lisa Melashenko

The Snowy Day - Decorate the Scene

Grades: Kindergarten, 2nd Grade, 1st Grade
Subjects: English Language Arts, Multilingual Learners, Reading

Student Instructions

1. 👂Listen to The Snowy Day by Ezra Jack Keats on page 2 of the attached example. 2. Add Peter and his friend to the snowy scene. Decorate the scene with ❄️ snowflakes. 3. 🧠 Think about it: Where do you think the story takes place? What are some clues? 4. Use the mic to record your response. 5. 👂 Listen to your recording. 6. Turn in your work with check.

Teacher Notes (not visible to students)

The following discussion guide comes from: https://www.scholastic.com/teachers/lesson-plans/teaching-content/snowy-day-discussion-guide/ ABOUT THE BOOK In The Snowy Day, Peter vividly expresses the wonder children feel for the world around them. Whether it's snow falling, a squirrel scampering up a tree, or the sun shining, children are curious about what they see outside their windows and have a natural desire to know more. Use the following questions to guide children in a brief discussion about Peter, the world outside his window, and the world outside their windows. QUESTIONS Where do you think the story takes place? What are some clues? What are some ways you are like Peter? Do you remember waking up to a snowy world outside your window? What was it like? What did you do? Why do you think the snowball in Peter's pocket wasn't there when he checked before bed? Can you think of a way to save a snowball? What do you wonder about the world outside your window?