Calling all teachers!
Publisher Viking/Penguin declares January “Snowy Day Month”:
Celebrate this timeless classic with great activities all month long

 

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On our website, you can find:
• The Snowy Day Game and an animated read-aloud, on the Fun & Games page.
• “A Flurry of Snow Day Activities,” a three-session lesson plan for grades K-2, in the Teacher Features section of Educator’s Corner.
• A video of the book made by an 11-year-old aspiring filmmaker, with a heartwarming backstory, just one of the features on the If You Love The Snowy Day… page.
• Inventive library, school and public projects that celebrated The Snowy Day, on the Happy 50th Anniversary! pages.
• Reflections from popular figures, in the ongoing series My Snowy Day.

 

From Penguin’s newsletter:
Encourage creativity with the 27th Annual Ezra Jack Keats Bookmaking Competition! Sponsored by the Ezra Jack Keats Foundation and the New York City Department of Education, this competition invites students to write and illustrate their own picture books. Click here for more information. Even if you don’t live in New York, you can still plan this activity with your students.
 • Read The Snowy Day aloud to your class and request a Snowy Day Month story time read-aloud kit to help! The kit includes a Snowy Day Month character standee, a poster with activities and 50 temporary tattoos. Email schoolandlibrary@us.penguingroup.com with your address in the body and “Snowy Day Kit” in the headline.
 • Imagine a winter wonderland with this writing prompt.
• Study the author and learn more about the world of Ezra Jack Keats using this teaching and activity guide.
• Use Ezra Jack Keats books to work on creative problem-solving with this lesson plan from ReadWriteThink.org.