Do you want to celebrate winter even if you don’t live in the snowy area? This is the resource for you! My Winter Workshop is ready to go with activities, games, science, and art projects. Workshop is a great way to combine math centers, literacy centers, writer’s workshop, and more all in an effective and efficient manner. Check out this fun way to set up Winter Workshop in your classroom!
I do workshop every day and have been doing so for my 36 years of teaching.
I love workshop because all the kiddos work at their own pace and always moving forward from job to the next job. The only exception is, before the kiddos can move to the next job I have to see the current job they finished. In other words my eyes see all the kiddos work. I can make corrections, watch letter and number formations, neatness, and accuracy.
Every week or two I have a different theme to my workshop. This week is Winter Workshop! I’m going to share with you how fast and easy it is to set up my Winter Workshop. I use Workshop in place of math centers and literacy centers as I find it more effective and efficient. Need to get your workshop set up? Check out how I set up my workshop, why I use workshop, rules for workshop, and get your FREE workshop set-up!
Winter Workshop Job 1
Job 1-Roll to Win
The game is part of my “Winter Tournaments”, some of the winter school days are too cold to go outside in Minnesota, the kiddos cannot go out and play so I have winter tournaments in the classroom to break the doldrum. It is a partner game, but it is played as job one until there is a “Tournament Champion”.
You can find Job 1-Roll to Win in Winter Workshop.
Winter Workshop Job 2
Job 2- Sneezy the Snow Man Sequence Story
Sneezy the Snowman is a great book. Sneezy keeps melting in the book because he is so cold. The sequence activity is great to help the kiddos understand beginning middle and ending parts of the story. I love to use the book and this activity to kick off all the fun science, ice, and winter activities in this resource.
You can find Job 2-Sneezy the Snow Man Sequence Story –Winter Workshop.
Winter Workshop Job 3
Job 3- On the Fence
On the Fence is a job using 10 frames and creating an addition problems. The kiddo count the robins they see on the fence and dot it on a ten frame. They understand there is 10 robins, the robins they can’t see are hiding in the tree. I make two sets of the On the Fence cards because several kiddos can do this job at the same time. I sometimes start out only doing 3 or 6 problems using the data sheet and I put it back in workshop the next day.
You can find Job 3-On the Fence in Winter Workshop.
Winter Workshop Job 4
Job4- Winter Fun- Ending Sound
Winter Fun is an ending sound lotto game. There are 7 boards and 133 cards to match the ending sound picture. I often make two copies of the game, so the 1/2 the class can use it at the same time. Teacher Tip-The first time the kiddos play I have them work with partners on one board.
You can find Job 4-Winter Fun – Ending Sound in Winter Workshop.
Winter Workshop Job 2
Job 2- Snow Day(Student Made Book)
Snow Day is a student made book. It has a repeated sentence. The kiddos illustrate the book to match the words. By this time of year I expect the kiddos to be able to add at least 5 colors and at least 5 details. Each page has the word “I” so I expect each kiddo to draw a picture of themselves on each page.
You can find Job 1-Snow Day in Winter Workshop.
Winter Workshop Job 6
Job 6- Snowflakes
The Snowflake project shown here is the final project. It was inspired by the end papers of the book /the Snowy Day by Ezra Jack Keats. Prior to making this project, the kiddos practice making snowflakes out of white paper. The final project is tissue paper snowflakes, which are very delicate. The final project is a beautiful bulletin board.
You can find Job 6-Snowflakes in Winter Workshop.
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