Archive for January 7th 2013

Dear Parents/Guardians,

This week, we read the story Snowballs by Lois Ehlert. In the story, children wait for a ‘perfect snowball day’ to build a snowman using some things they had saved throughout the year. The illustrations are adorable and hopefully have sparked some ideas for your child’s ‘Winter Snowman Collage!’

For our January Home Project, we are asking that students work with their families to create a paper snowman using various objects. Students may want to make a snowdad, a snowmom, a baby snowman, a snowcat, etc. Will your snowman have a scarf, eyes, nose, mouth, ears, hat, arms, etc.? Your family gets to decide!

What types of objects could your family use? To get you started, here are some ideas for common objects that you might have lying around… seeds, popcorn, raisins, peanuts, kernels of corn, ribbons, string, buttons, bottle caps, plastic forks, sticks, etc. Whatever you find!

Students will share their ‘Winter Snowman Collage’ with the class. For extra fun, have your child write about their snowman and attach the writing to their home project.

This project is due: Tuesday, January 15th.

Have fun and stay warm!


Ms.  Maltz