I absolutely love this book and introduced it by telling my kinder cuties that we had a new friend in our room. I placed a small hedgehog puppet in a bag and asked one student to come up and describe what was in the bag. The other children guessed based on the clues. Then I pulled out the hedgehog and it read the story to them.
Then we graphed our favorite character from the book.
I found the little pictures of The Mitten Characters from Swamp Frog First Graders. Her blog is awesome! I created the title for this graph from my collection of Lettering Delights fonts. Click on the graph above to print the title I created.
We also learned about the story elements of The Mitten. You can click the picture for the parts of the story map. I got this idea from Cara Carroll at First Grade Parade.
I was tickled pink when a new student said the setting was in North Carolina, where she moved from, "because there is no snow in Texas". It made me smile!