Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Snowmen Have Feelings Too! Printable adapted book

I'm done with Christmas!   I actually haven't been talking about it too much with the kids.  My caseload is polarized---the kids are either rich or poor.  Either way, there is too much hype out there in the world, so I don't really talk about it a lot.  I've done a few adapted books, and used a few apps.  Other than that, it's business as usual.  Our whole school is like that.  Here's a quote from the administration:

"Please remember that we want to preserve the integrity of every moment of instruction.
All celebrations are to be food-free unless you have prior administrative approval."

So, I've moved on to snowmen here. (Although, in North Carolina, we rarely get enough snow to build an actual snowman! The teachers still incorporate this into the curriculum.  I guess many (like me) are from the north but after we fled from the snow belt, we continue to yearn for it.  Why?)


I've created a "Snowman Feelings" book on Tarheel Reader.  You can take a look at it here.

Tarheel Reader is a fabulous site for both creating books, and for looking for simple books for children who aren't ready for regular education guided reading.  I use it all the time.

After I created the book, I downloaded it, and then uploaded it to Google Drive.  I added some SmartySymbols icons so that all of us can make the book interactive.  You print it, and then have the child use the icons to match pictures, say the sentence, talk about feelings, read the pages.... it depends on each child as to what you want to happen.
 You can download the book and icons here.

I like talking about feelings with the kids, and the goal ultimately is not just to label feelings, but for the kids to tell what makes them feel certain ways.



  1. Thanks! This is so cute and the kids will love it!

  2. Thank you so much! I so very much appreciate your materials!

  3. Ruth, Would you please explain how you integrate into the Middle and High School classrooms to provide services to older students? Thank you, Mitch

    1. Hi, Great question---I don't work in middle or high school, but I have a good friend who does in the Chapel Hill School system. She also has a blog, so I'll see if she wants to answer your question on her site.

  4. Shouldn't page 2 be written as, "Snowmen have many feelings, just like you!"? I think you left the s off of the word feelings.


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