The Big Snow
by Berta and Elmer Hader
We read the story The Big Snow
by Berta and Elmer Hader. This story tells us what different animals do
when winter comes to the woods where they live. We liked this book because
we have all of the kinds of animals mentioned in the book right here in
New Jersey. We learned a lot about how they protect themselves and how
they get through our very cold, snowy winters. We hope you will read this
book and like it as much as we did.
We made a picture graph of how
the animals get through the cold winter months. We were surprised to learn
that most of the animals stay right here for winter. We were also
surprised to learn that some of the animals sleep right through the whole
winter season. Check out our chart!
One day, we looked at the book
again and thought about which animal we would like to be in winter. We
each drew a picture of the animal and told why we wanted to be like them.
Here are our pictures.
In the story, we learned that
sometimes people have to help animals find food in the winter, especially
when there is a lot of snow covering the plants, grass and seeds on the
ground. We made pinecone birdfeeders and hung them on the fence outside of
our classroom. This is how we made them:
1st Tie a string onto a large pinecone
2nd Put peanut butter on the pinecone
3rd Roll the pinecone in birdseed
4th Hang some from trees, on fences and put
some on the ground for animals that canít climb.
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