We have almost had enough of winter at Storytime, but this week we spent time reading about the clothes we wear when it's cold and snowy. First we read The Mitten by Jim Aylesworth, about a boy who loses one of his red mittens and the animals who find it. Do you know that story? There are lots of versions! Then, we read Holly's Red Boots by Francesca Chessa about a little girl who lost one of her boots. Emily reads us The Hat, a funny story by Jan Brett about a hedgehog who found a hat that had been blown off a clothesline. Finally, we read a story that rhymed and repeated, called The Jacket I Wear in the Snow by Shirley Neitzel. It was a funny story about a child getting ready to go outside to play in the snow - and what happens to make her quickly want come back inside.
We decorated plain white paper mittens to make them look fancy. We noticed that most mittens match - that what's on one mitten is on the other. We colored and glued ribbons, yarns, and colored paper shapes. We stuck on stickers and dots. We put yarn through the punched holes and we tied them together. Pretty!