Thematic Thursday: Mittens




It is time to link up again with Carla from Comprehension Connections!  This week’s theme isMittens.  What a fun theme for the winter!  There is so much you can do with mittens AND they aren’t connected to any specific holiday.


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Of course, no discussion about MITTENS would be complete with out The Mitten by Jan Brett.  Her beautiful story telling skills along with the artwork of her books make them favorites for kids (and teachers) everywhere!

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Another beautiful story is The Mitten String by Jennifer Rosner.  If you haven’t read this story before, you are in for a treat!  This story involves a young girl, Ruthie, who is very talented at making mittens for her community members.  One day, a deaf woman and her baby stop by and have to spend the night because their wagon breaks down.  Ruthie wonders how the deaf woman will hear her baby if he wakes in the night.  When she sees that the woman ties a string between her wrist and the baby’s wrist so she is alerted any time the baby awakens, Ruthie is inspired to knit a mother/baby set of mittens for the mom and child.


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If you are looking for a way to integrate math into your read aloud, try Missing Mittens (a MathStart book).  This is one of the MathStart series (which I LOVE, by the way!).  In this book, students can explore odd and even numbers while trying to find the farm’s slew of missing mittens.

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Speaking of integrating math, how about some math games?!  Here are a couple of my Ten Frame games that feature mittens.  As with all of my Ten Frames games, all you need to do is print and go.  You can laminate if you wish, but you can also just through the game board in a plastic page protector.  Recording sheets are included!


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Students play the games by spinning and either adding or subtracting mittens from the ten frame given.  You can grab each game for only $2 by clicking on the picture or {HERE}.  Slide5

Be sure to check out Comprehension Connections for even MORE Mitten fun!


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