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Snowy Day
Snowy Day | Ezra Jack Keats
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Winner of the 1963 Caldecott Medal, Keats' story of a young boy experiencing the year's first snowfall has delighted millions of readers. Now this perennial favorite is accessible to even the youngest child in a durable board book edition. Full-color illustrations. 15 spreads.
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Jerdencon
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1. Yes 😕
2. Occasionally - but even that is too much! (Not a winter fan - can you tell lol)
3. Christmas and my sons bday fall in winter
4. Hot chocolate with a shot of Baileys
5. Tagged
@laurenslibrary #thursdaysurvey

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SW-T
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The New York Public Library listed their Top 10 checkouts of all time. This 1962 book is one of the most circulated books at the NYPL in every neighborhood it serves. It was my favorite when I was a kid and I always recommend it to friends when they start building libraries for their kids.

https://125.nypl.org/125/topcheckouts

Kenyazero When I was a kid, I used to walk backwards in the snow with my feet turned out because of this book. 1w
ChasingOm I loved this one too! (edited) 1w
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DyAnne
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Classes are cancelled due to snow and hazardous driving conditions. Got books to read and chores to do.

Mitch Have fun! 1w
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mdhughes72
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‘The Caldecott-winning tale of a young boy‘s encounter with snow has been checked out 485,583 times from the NYPL since it was published in 1962.‘ As a child this book was a revelation for me — not just because it‘s about a little black boy, but because it‘s about snow. It snowed exactly once in the town I grew up in, all of .01” After living 25 years in the desert I now live where I can enjoy all 4 seasons, including snow in the winter.

Joanne1 Amazing!! Not the I‘ve ever heard of the book. 1w
mdhughes72 @Joanne1 Do yourself a favor and check it out! 1w
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JoScho
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Jane Mounts created this for the top 10 books checked out in the last 125 years at the NYPL.
So cool!
Instagram at idealbookshelf

JanuarieTimewalker13 Wow!! That IS cool! 2w
Klou I love Jane Mount's work! Her book was just a treasure!! And I have a bookmark holder she created and, of course as a collector of pins, I have some created by her too. I can't get enough of her stuff!! This is great! Thanks for sharing ❤ 2w
Curiouser_and_curiouser Wow, very cool!!! I also love her work, I've just had the pleasure of receiving my first Bibliophile for 2020 of hers in the mail for this year and I can't her enough of those book stacks! I love this most borrowed over 125 years list!! Is it wrong that I have not heard of The Snowy Day?? 2w
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umbrellagirl @Curiouser_and_curiouser The Snowy Day is cute. They made the illustrations into postage stamps for Christmas a few years ago. 2w
Curiouser_and_curiouser @umbrellagirl I must be living on Mars. I'm going to go look it up 😄 2w
Curiouser_and_curiouser @umbrellagirl aawwwww, just watched the story being read on YouTube, very cute. I probably haven't seen it because we don't have snow here in Melbourne 😉 2w
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rather_be_reading
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Wow!

Ingrid725 One of my favorite books!!! I own it!!! 2w
Kaila-ann Awww I loved this one ❤️❤️ 2w
DrexEdit Love this book and love the illustrations. I remember the Keats books I read as a kid to just be very rich looking books! I also loved Whistle for Willie. 😍😍 2w
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rather_be_reading @Ingrid725 ill have to check it out! 1w
rather_be_reading @Kaila-ann i will def be looking into reading it 1w
rather_be_reading @DrexEdit i love good illustrations! 1w
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Stephuhhnieee
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Our first real snowstorm here in northern Virginia 🙌🏻 headed home to pick up the little one and dive into a book with some hot tea 😋

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Judybskt
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Awe! I‘ve always loved this book!

AmyG My daughter‘s favorite as a child. 3w
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AmyK1
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Last #holidayread for today. I had this when I was little and loved it. I was happy to find it at the library today. Thanks @Inkblotsandcoffeestains for reminding me of it! 21pts #wintergames #merryreaders @Clwojick @StayCurious

Inkblotsandcoffeestains Yay! So happy you got to read it too!! So much nostalgia ☺️ 1mo
Clwojick 21 pt. 1mo
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InBooksILive
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My daughter's Imagination Library book for December came today. Cute winter time book!

Reading by the light of the christmas tree!

#selfiescavengerhunt #wintergames team #TheFilthyAnimals @rather_be_reading @StayCurious @Clwojick

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overtheedge
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1. A kitten or cat
2. Books
3. Warm blankets
4. Fire...hopefully in fireplace!
5. Coke classic, coffee and tea
6. Scented candles
7. Puzzles or word games or tv...depending on wifi availability
8. Cozy socks or slippers
9. Lotion, chapstick
10. Comfy nook or sofa to settle in!
#wintergames #ReadNosedReindeer @Clwojick @StayCurious

Scochrane26 Back when I could have caffeine, Coke was a necessity during a snow day. 2mo
StayCurious Love that you gave a full list! Good effort! +6 2mo
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thejessashmore
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This book, a Caldecott Honor book, is about a young boy who goes to play in the snow, takes a snowball and puts it in his pocket, then is upset to find the snowball gone.

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thejessashmore
The Snowy Day | Ezra Jack Keats

This book was very cute and comical, but I think I would use it during the winter time.

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thejessashmore
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He packed it round and firm and put the snowball in his pocket for tomorrow.

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ccipriati
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#UCFLAE3414F19 This cute, realistic fiction picture book written and illustrated by Ezra Jack Keats almost 60 years ago is about Peter and his amazing, fun day when he discovers that it has snowed overnight in New York City. He explores all through his neighborhood, making snow angels and footprints in the snow. This book is outstanding on many different levels.

ccipriati First, the main character of the book is African-American which when you consider that this book was written more than half a century ago is inspiring. Secondly, this book can be used as a springboard to tap into the children‘s imagination and trigger some critical thinking skills such as prediction and drawing inferences. Also, for students in Florida who have never seen snow, this is a new experience for them. 2mo
ccipriati This is an amazing book for an independent read or even a read aloud to introduce to your classroom during the holidays. This book won the Caldecott Medal for illustration in 1962.

The UDL Guideline strategy that I have chosen for this book is 1.1 which is a strategy intended to offer ways of customizing the display of information. You can do this by showing the students a read aloud with pictures and audio.
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ccipriati The ESOL Strategy that I picked for this book is #4 which is a strategy where you link the lesson topic to students‘ prior knowledge. You can do this by asking the students if they have ever seen or touched snow before. You could also have the students create artificial snow in the classroom and incorporate it into a science lesson. 2mo
ccipriati This is a great website that is actually the author‘s website that goes more into depth about the book and provides lessons, activities, and read alouds for the book. https://www.ezra-jack-keats.org/ezras-books/the-snowy-day/ 2mo
DrSpalding Isn‘t it amazing that a book written so long ago still has staying power and can be so useful in your science instruction! This was a read for the record book many years ago and we had students participate in a science experiment creating fake snow that got cold to the touch. Amazing for Florida kids that truly do not get to experience snow on a regular basis. 1mo
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jb72
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#storybooksunday #plc

This was my favorite book as a child. It seemed so magical to me and I loved the red coat so much.

CocoReads One of my favorites as well! 3mo
AkashaVampie It looks familiar, but i have a crappy memory so not sure if I have read it or not! 3mo
Kaila-ann This one and The Mitten were 2 of faves in school. 3mo
SassyBookworm Loved this book as a kid! ❤️ 3mo
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merelybookish
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This is an absolute pity post. It's been snowing here for days...and it' snowing again... and not expected to stop till tomorrow. I don't even dislike winter but this is TOO MUCH, TOO SOON! 😩

DaveGreen7777 🥶🥶🥶 3mo
cathipink I'm so over it and hoping this isn't a precursor to the entire winter😬😬😬 3mo
Wife Where are you? It‘s supposed to be cold and windy for us on Halloween 🎃🥶in Michigan #MittenLitten I agree that it‘s way too soon for that much snow ❄️ 3mo
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Cinfhen Oh no!!! That‘s not fun 😫 3mo
merelybookish @cathipink I take it you're in Colorado too! I'm worried as well. In part because the temps seem to be staying low even after the snow stops. 3mo
merelybookish @Wife Colorado.🏔️ It's not uncommon for us to get an early snowy day but it doesn't usually last. This feels like it could be January. 3mo
cathipink Yes, Denver metro. Spring was so dreary and gray - I need my winter sun! 3mo
merelybookish @cathipink I'm in Lakewood. I feel I've been cheated out of autumn. 😕 3mo
merelybookish @Cinfhen No it's not! Kids will be trick or treating in snow suits! 3mo
Liz_M @merelybookish Welcome to Minnesota weather. Growing up most of my Halloween costumes were adaptable to fit over a snowsuit because there would be snow on Halloween every few years. The year there was an actual blizzard (22 in in 24 hours, visibility less than 1 block) we still had trick-or-treaters, much to my disappointment (mum left me in charge of the candy and I was planning to eat it all). 3mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks ❄️⛄️😳 3mo
GingerAntics Beautiful photo though! 💙💙💙🥶❄️⛄️ 3mo
LauraJ Wow! Everything here is on fire. 3mo
Cathythoughts Yes a gorgeous pic ! I love winter ... we almost never get snow.... I love it 3mo
kspenmoll Wow!!!! 3mo
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YesseniaN
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This RF picture book is about the adventures of Peter on a snow day. He learns what snow has to offer when you walk in, how it disappears, and all that it offers. It is a great book to choose when talking about the elements in a classroom. I would also read this as CR. UDL principle: Activate or supply background knowledge (3.1). ESOL Strategy: Explain the parts of the story as you read. #ucflae3414f19

YesseniaN Visit this link for a classroom activity. https://www.ezra-jack-keats.org/lesson-plan/the-art-of-snow/
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fabozzia This is a great book! Also, it gives some insight for children who have never had the opportunity to see snow, which I‘m sure they will love! 3mo
DrSpalding Reading this book chorally could work. It‘s amazing that this book was written so long ago but can be used in the current day classroom to teach science concepts and information about the seasons. 1mo
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katiehamlin
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The Snowy Day is a RF picture book written and illustrated by Ezra Jack Keats. I think this book would be best used as a RA during the first snowfall of the year, for grades K-1. This book follows a young boy named Peter after the first snowfall of the year occurs. He spends the day exploring and doing fun winter activities. This book won the Caldecott Medal. #UCFLAE3414F19

katiehamlin The UDL I would use for this is 3.1. Activate or supply background knowledge is good for this book because you could read it during the first snowfall so students can relate to it. The EL strategy you could use is 14. Simply your speech by making it slower and redundant is important since this book is best used as a read aloud. It will help students understand what you are saying and comprehend it more. 3mo
katiehamlin Here is a link to the resource I would use. It has a good lesson plan and activities for the classroom! teachervision.com/reading-instruction/snowy-day-ezra-jack-keats 3mo
DrSpalding This is quality realistic fiction that of course can be integrated into your science instruction. You seem to have a love of science and hopefully using quality children‘s literature will be incorporated into your future lessons. 1mo
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Niaaelizz
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“He packed it round and firm and put the snowball in his pocket for tomorrow.”

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Niaaelizz
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Peter bringing his snowball in the house is literally the cutest and most innocent thing ever!

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Niaaelizz
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The Snowy Day by Ezra Jack Keats, 1962. Caldecott Award Winning Book. I really enjoy the authors choice of words to describe Peter‘s actions as he plays in the snow. “Crunch, crunch, crunch” This is a great read aloud opportunity for young children. This book really makes children feel like they are there with Peter playing in the snow!

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hmarkins
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i like the illustrations in this book

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hmarkins
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“he thought it would be fun to join the older boys in a snowball fight“

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hmarkins
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I like this book because kids can easily relate to the excitement the main character feels towards the big snowfall.

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Clairedannemiller
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“But when he woke up his dream was gone. The snow was still everywhere”.

SW-T Loved this book 💕 4mo
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Clairedannemiller
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This is a great story for kindergarteners and 1st graders. This was a very popular book when I was this young. Its a great story for the wintertime to introduce snow into the classroom. Young kids will find this story very creative and interesting.

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Clairedannemiller
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This book has a 1963 Caldecott medal. It‘s a very good popular book. My mom used to read me this book and it‘s one of my favorites. Highly recommend for a large range of ages.

SW-T 😊😊😊 4mo
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sarabellini
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“Before he got into bed he looked in his pocket. His pocket was empty. The snowball wasn‘t there. He felt very sad.”

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sarabellini
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I love the use of color in this illustration. I enjoy how there are curvy lines within one color to give shading.

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sarabellini
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I loved this book. I liked the use of curvy lines making you feel safe and comfortable. I also like how the illustrations are simple yet get the point across.

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ds111717
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“Before he got into bed he looked in his pocket. His pocket was empty. The snowball wasn't there. He felt very sad.“

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ds111717
The Snowy Day | Ezra Jack Keats

This book was really cute! I thought it was funny when the child felt like the snowball would be safe in his pocket when we as adults know that realistic factor that the snowball would melt instantly. I would use this book in my classroom to read during the winter as a fun book!

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ds111717
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The Snowy Day written by Ezra Jack Keats. Caldecott Honor book. A boy who goes to play in the snow and puts his snowball in his pocket but is sad when he discovers the snowball is missing.

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maddyhensley
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“Down fell the snow- Plop!”

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maddyhensley
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Illustrations we‘re different, i liked them.

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maddyhensley
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I really liked a Snowy Day because it showed this child‘s thought process. Also, because it has some diversity in it.

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mollywimmers1
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“but when he woke up his dream was gone. The snow was still everywhere“

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mollywimmers1
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I liked when he tried to keep his snowball but it melted because it kind of shows that fun days will come to a end but the next day you can find all new adventures

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mollywimmers1
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I enjoyed this book. I think a young child especially would like it because they look forward for those kind of days and the fun activities that go with it. I also enjoyed the illustrations they were simple but I liked the contrast of his bright red snowsuit to the light snow colors

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Abby_Karagory
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“A stick that was just right for smacking a snow covered tree”

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Abby_Karagory
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The different pattern of tracks the boy could leave behind in the snow

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Abby_Karagory
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The Caldecott winning story is a very simple and cute read for young children. Very nice book to read in order to discuss weather in the classroom.