Even though we don't have real "winter" weather in southern California, we do like to do snowmen!  We also include a unit on weather, penguins and polar bears.  This is a good opportunity to talk about the North and South Poles of the earth.

         January Favorite Ideas


           Flannel Board Sets 



   January Homework Ideas


   Winter Ideas

            Martin L. King   

 January Misc.    Activities 


             Snowmen        Polar Bear Activities                                                                                
            Penguins        100 Days of School Buttons



This is a sample of the Kinder Block that we make for September.  There is a monthly block for each month from September through May.  For January, we make a snowman block.   To find out more information about these fun blocks, click on the photo!




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Recommended Books for January themes:

Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs by Judi Barrett

Footprints in the Snow by Cynthia Benjamin

Hurray for Snow by Bev Beveridge

Annie and the Wild Animals by Jan Brett

The Hat by Jan Brett

Hedgie's Surprise by Jan Brett

Trouble with Trolls by Jan Brett

The Snowman by Raymond Briggs

Arctic Winter, Artic Summer by Susan Canizares

Northern Lights by Susan Canizares

Who Lives in the Arctic by Susan Canizares

Winter by Pauline Cartwright

The Mitten Tree by Christianson

The Biggest, Best Snowman by Margery Cuyler

Snowdance by Evans

Snow Lambs by Debi Gliori

The Big Snow by Berta Hader

There are No Polar Bears Down There by Trish Hart

Clouds by Jenny Hessell

Princess Furball by Charolette Huck

Snowie Rolie by William Joyce

The Mystery of the Red Mitten by Steven Kellogg

Snowflake Bentley by Jacqueline Martin

Here Comes the Snow by Angela Medearis

50 Below Zero by Robert Munsch

Mud Puddle by Robert Munsch

Penguins and Polar Bears  National Geographic

Jacket I Wear in the Snow  by Shirley Neitzel

Hopper Hunts for Spring by Marcus Pfister

Piggy in the Puddle by Charolette Pomerantz

Grandmother Winter by Root

When Winter Comes by Nancy Van Laan