Monday, January 2, 2012

M is for Mittens

Every year we read lots of marvelous mitten themed stories {and do several  fun art and writing activities to go with all of them} . . . but we haven’t ever had a real great way of tying them all together.  So, this year we have created a new mitten journal for our kiddos to work on throughout the week that focuses on recalling the important elements of each story.

It’s called M is for Mittens and it is now available in our TpT store.clip_image002

At the beginning of our mitten themed week {January 9-13} we will have students create a “mitten” journal.  All of the directions and printables are included in the download.  Then throughout the week as we read some of our favorite mitten stories they will write about each one.  We will focus on the characters, setting, problem and resolution.  Then on the reverse side of the worksheet they will write about the major events that happened at the beginning, middle and end of each story. This will be a way for us to compare and contrast several version of the popular “Mitten” story.

In other news . . . tomorrow we will be choosing a winner in our Erin Condren giveaway.  If you haven’t entered your name in the drawing it’s not too late. 



  1. Thanks so much Jennifer. We are excited to use it next week with our kiddos!!!

  2. Very cute!


  3. LOVE IT! I just purchased it and can't wait to use it. It'll go great with my The Mitten unit.


  4. I just purchased your 3 winter center packs and am obsessed with them! Y'all are the best! Thanks so much. Will y'all do weekly center packs for February and March too? Please say yes!!!! I'm really hoping you will!

  5. Yes! We are working hard on our February packs right now! Thank you so much for your purchases and feedback! We appreciate it!

  6. Love it! I can't wait to use it with my students. Need more packets like this please!

  7. As you know, I love your literature packets and hope you continue to make them. Plan on using the mitten unit this coming week. Thanks so much for your hard work!