By Mary Ellen Feustel, Laura Nagel, and Jill Taylor This is the jacket I wear in the snow. Oh, no! Oh, no! This is the zipper that is stuck on the jacket I wear in the snow. Oh, no! Oh, no This is the scarf that is stuck in the zipper that goes under the jacket I wear in the snow. Oh, no! Oh, no! These are the mittens that go with the scarf I wear in the snow. Oh, no! Oh, no! These are the socks that are wrinkled and bunched in the boots I wear in the snow. Oh, no! Oh, no! This is the sled I rode in the snow. It crashed and I fell. Oh, no! Oh, no! These are the tears that fell from my eyes that dripped on the scarf when I fell in the snow. Oh, no! Oh, no This is my mother who wiped my tears that fell from my eyes. Oh, yes! Oh, yes! The End What do you wear in the snow? What is one thing you can do in the snow? Where did the scarf get caught? In what season does the boy wear a jacket? Who wipes the boy’s tears? Questions 1. What do you wear in the snow? 2. What is one thing you can do in the snow? 3. Where did the scarf get caught? 4. In what season does the boy wear the jacket? 5. Who wipes the boy’s tears? Activities 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. Students put on actual clothing items as the story is told. Students create an illustration of what I wear in the snow. Students retell the story with a stick puppet and felt clothing. Students dress the puppet with the felt clothing as the story is told. The puppet and clothing can be created from models at www.makinglearningfun.com Create vocabulary cards for retelling the story. The picture/word vocabulary cards can be printed from www.makinglearningfun.com Students sequence the story with the picture/word vocabulary cards. Print out key words on one inch blocks from the website www.makinglearningfun.com Have students place the tiles over the letters to spell the words from the story. Key words: jacket, zipper, scarf, mittens, tears, mother. Activities 6. Match colored clothing items from the story to shadow pages inside a file folder. Print out the shadow pages and paste on the inside of a file folder. Have students cut out the colored clothes and place the clothing items on the matching shadow. Download the shadow pages and clothing items from www.makinglearningfun.com 7. Match real picture to symbol of the same item www.varnertypepad.com/seward/2008/01/the-jacket iwe.html 8. Play winter lotto. Lotto boards can be downloaded at http://www.speakingofspeech.com click on Materials Exchange; then click on Thematic Units; then click Winter Themes. Activities 9. Make a bookmark for The Jacket I Wear In The Snow. www.makinglearningfun.com 10. Sing “Did you ever wear a jacket?” with Miss Tracy (to the tune of “Did you ever see a lassie) www.youtube.com Resources - www.makinglearningfun.com - www.varnertype.com/seward/2008/01/the-jacketi-we.html - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E88Mp1OfWXE - www.lessonplanet.com - www.kidsexploration.com - www.speakingofspeech.com - www.interionalinstruction.com - http://www.readinga-z.com/ Resources - Neitzel, S. (1994). The Jacket I Wear In The Snow, Greenwillow Books.