This week our Before Five in a Row book is, The Snowy Day, Ezra Jack Keats. This book was one of Sparky’s favorites last year, so I thought this time we would read a few more by this author.
Of the three, Whistle for Willie won out as the favorite.
Keats combines collage and water color in his illustrations.
For our art project we created a collage with bleeding tissue paper, and then splattered water on it for a watercolor effect.
We also read, Winter Poems, and discussed proper clothing for different weather conditions. Thumpity Thump Gets Dressed, and Hello World weather, are the books we read for this topic.
When we do this book in the winter time, I’d like to explore the topic of snow, and possibly add some more of Keats books.