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4 Seasons Activities Part 1

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1-2-3 Come Do Some 4 Seasons Activities With Me #1

 Sometimes when I sit at my desk with a simple idea, my mind morphs it into a bajillion others.

These ideas often come so fast, that if I don't quickly jot them down, my senior brain loses them a moment later.

4 seasons writing prompts, 4 seasons crafts, 4 seasons bulletin boards, 4 seasons activities, 4 seasons centersAfter working over a week on my newest "4 Seasons" packet, which involves glancing out a window, I realized that this could easily be divided into two packets.

One with the writing prompts, the other with extra games & activities.

Concentrating on just the writing aspect, would be less overwhelming; so Woo Hoo here's packet #1: "4 Seasons Window Craft Writing Prompt".

No matter what the age, the 4 seasons are a super-fun topic.

We all have glanced out of a window, often succumbing to daydreaming a bit, especially if the view before us, is a summer beach scene, or one filled with gently falling snow.

With that in mind, I thought it would be fun to design a seasonal window, where students could write about what they saw, and then illustrate their thoughts.

This activity is very versatile and easy to diversify your lessons. 

4 seasons writing prompts, 4 seasons booklet, 4 seasons bulletin board, 4 seasons crafts, 4 seasons centersOption #1. A booklet: Depending on your students'writing ability, your seasonal booklet can be 5-9 pages long. 

For younger kiddos, I simply staple the 4, seasonal window pages to the cover to make a 5-page booklet.

writing rubric, writing graphic organizers, 4 seasons writing prompts, 4 seasons booklet, 4 seasons bulletin board, 4 seasons crafts, 4 seasons centersThey write one sentence under the window, then illustrate & color their windowpane.

I've included my sample on the left, which you can use to explain what you want your students to do. 

During the beginning of a season, we complete that page.  I start with fall and end with summer.

This makes a nice keepsake at the end of the year, which should show improvement in coloring, penmanship & writing ability.

writing rubric, writing graphic organizers, 4 seasons writing prompts, 4 seasons booklet, 4 seasons bulletin board, 4 seasons crafts, 4 seasons centersFor older students, include the additional writing prompt page, which features seasonal graphics.

Students begin writing under the window worksheet, then continue on the additional graphic-themed page.

There are blank, as well as lined templates to choose from.

Students can either illustrate their window FIRST, then write sentences about what they drew; or they can think about various fall things, then write their sentences on the separate seasonal paper.

Then, afterwards, they go back and illustrate their window, referring to their writing.

You can include these extra writing pages, to make a 9-page booklet, or simply use each of the 4 seasonal windows as a separate activity, then hang up the completed projects on a bulletin board or hallway display. 

To display, students glue their illustrated window, to the top of their completed writing paper.

4 seasons writing prompts, 4 seasons booklet, 4 seasons bulletin board, 4 seasons crafts, 4 seasons centersI’ve included a cover if you want to make a booklet, plus several posters to enhance your display, if you choose to do 4, separate writing prompt craftivities.

4 seasons writing prompts, 4 seasons booklet, 4 seasons bulletin board, 4 seasons crafts, 4 seasons centersSo that teachers can quickly & easily make examples to share, I've included colorful scenes for each seasonal window, along with a completed writing prompt for each one.

4 seasons worksheet checklists, 4 seasons writing prompts, 4 seasons booklet, 4 seasons bulletin board, 4 seasons crafts, 4 seasons centersAlso included, are checklists for students to jot down ideas, as well as 4-part graphic organizers, which will help students organize their thoughts.

4 seasons writing prompts, writing rubric, graphic organizers for writing, 4 seasons booklet, 4 seasons bulletin board, 4 seasons crafts, 4 seasons centersThere's also a rubric.

A 3-on-a page, BW one for students (boy & girl options to make it more personal) as well as a colorful poster to introduce the lesson, then hang so students can refer to it.

I use these all the time, as they truly help jump start and improve writing.

4 seasons posters, 4 seasons activities, 4 seasons games, 4 seasons crafts, 4 seasons bulletin boards, 4 seasons writing prompts, 4 seasons centersToday's featured FREEBIE is also about the 4 seasons. 

It's a sweet set of seasonal posters, one of which combines all of the seasons in one silly picture, which students can label.

I hope you find them useful.

4 seasons activities, 4 seasons games, 4 seasons centers, 4 seasons crafts, 4 seasons posters, 4 seasons sorting, 4 seasons pocket chart cardsWell that's it for today.  Thanks for stopping by.

"One of the most beautiful things about learning, is that no one can ever take it away from you." -B.B. King

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