Favorite January Read Alouds
For Elementary Classrooms
5. Penguin & The Pinecone: This is a really cute and really simple story about a penguin that finds a pinecone in the snow and falls in love. He is quickly informed that pinecones cannot live in the snow and has to send his pinecone friend away. However, he happily discovers that pinecones can thrive elsewhere! It is great to teach the lesson of “if you love something, let it go” and the importance of everyone getting the specific things that they need to be successful.
In case you are looking for a craft to go with your snowmen/January stories, my class loves to make these cute snowmen each year. This craft lends itself perfectly to any story and any grade level, as students are simply using sentences or pictures to retell a story they have read.
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