Use the tally sheet to interview people about their favorite solstice traditions; then use the bar graph to compare popularities. This tally suggests several solstice traditions, from burning yule logs to wassailing.
"Bob and his friends are baking cookies for a school fundraiser. They baked eight hundred thirty-two cookies. However, they ate sixty-nine of them. How many cookies are left?" Five winter-themed subtraction word problems.
"Bob's class is cutting out paper snowflakes to decorate the classroom. If each child cuts out two snowflakes, how many do five children cut? Six children? Seven children?" Five winter-themed word problems with skip counting by 2s, 5s, and 10s.
Cut out the shapes. The first page is a suggested cover page. Make copies of as many lined and/or unlined pages as you like in order to make a book. Use the lined pages for writing and the unlined pages for drawing/pasting pictures. Staple all the pages together for a great shapebook in the shape of its subject.
"Pierre wants to buy a new mountain bike that costs $999. This summer, he earned $476 mowing lawns. This winter he has already earned $201 shoveling snow. How much money has he earned so far this year?" Five winter-themed addition word problems.
From "boots" to "shovel", these vocabulary
building word strips with pictures are great for word walls, sentence strips, spelling and vocabulary practice. With primary lines and dotted letters to trace.
"Tracy collects forty-eight icicles for her science class. They are twenty-five inches long on average. What is the total length of the icicles Tracy collects?" Five winter-themed multiplication word problems.
"Rebecca is going skiing with her family. It is a seventy-mile drive to the mountain where they ski. They have driven forty miles so far. How far is it to the mountain now?" Five winter-themed subtraction word problems.
[member-created with abctools] Cut out the snowman pattern for a great winter-themed shapebook, or use for a seasonal word wall. 28 pages, each with a different winter-themed word on the snowman's belly, with space for students to write or draw.
This 1 page reading selection explains the Winter Solstice. This lesson is appropriate for both hemispheres. It is followed by 4 multiple choice questions and 5 questions that require brief written responses.