The first day back at school was a 'review' day. I wanted to do something wintery, since most of our days are themed, and don't involve snow. I missed my little friends and was ready to get back to school.
We read S is for Snowman: God's Wintertime Alphabet by Kathy-Jo Wargin. It's a cute book that I bought last year right after winter, so this was the first time I have read it to a class.
As I read it, I put cards with uppercase letters on them on the board. I only did this up through Jj, which was our last letter to work on before break. After the story, I laid out some laminated snowflakes (here are directions to making 6 pointed snowflakes). The kids took turns matching the snowflakes with the uppercase letters.
Each snowflake had a lowercase letter on the backside of the snowflake. I didn't want to ruin the appearance of the front of my flakes. I might use them for something else someday.