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Thursday, August 7, 2014

Over and Under the Snow

Olive Art's Picture Book Parade introduces... Over and Under the Snow     8                                                               

Published: 2011 Author: Kate Messner Illustrator: Christopher Silas Neal 

I loved this book, with it's crisp images on a sea of white the story of what animals do and where they go, when it snows, is told. 

The story is wonderful but my favorite part is the information in the back of the book that shares all of the animals met in the book and more detail about their life under the snow.

This book offers a multitude of connections to science, art, language arts, and research. Students could choose an animal from this book (or any animal) and dive into research about what they do in the winter (or all seasons). Student's could identify, discover, and crate animal tracks  or sculpt winter homes for their creatures. We could photograph wildlife and really utilize this story to inspire an interest for and an appreciation for nature. 

*The Picture Book Parade!

This series of posts is designed to meet the needs of graduate class, I am currently enrolled in, titled Teaching Art & Literacy through picture books.
One of my assignments is to read, review, reflect, and be inspired by 20 picture books that are new to me and find a way to share them with my classmates, colleges, & PLN. 

 The Ideas shared will not be ideas I have tried and executed, simply sparks of inspiration derived from a short and colorful read. 

I am hoping that these ideas might develop over time, as I water them in my minds and let what's left of my summer vacation shine and pull out the greatness, that is a totally awesome new lesson for my students. One can hope!

So sit back and enjoy the series of posts I am calling the Picture Book Parade!

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