Symbolized Winter Rules and Vocab
Apart from Calgary, (where I hear they have flurries) not a lot of Canada is getting the sort of winter weather we usually expect by this time of year. Nonetheless, you know it will come eventually.
And when it does our 4 Winter Rules for a playground and accompanying vocab sheet that we created with Widgit Online, (the web based symbol material maker) will probably come in handy. We tried to make this little resource as relevant as possible to most school playgrounds so there's only 4 key rules. The vocab sheet could be used for newcomers, in a supported classroom or early grades.
The vocab sheet was created in Widgit Online's, new Create Grid tools. One of the templates populates a vocab sheet with and without symbols, but just type the word once. So that you can introduce the vocab with the symbols but cut out the word only card for the word wall.
Bridges "Canadianized" the vocabulary and symbols but I'm still surprised to find that words like snow fort, toque and winter coat have thoughtful symbols already created for them.
You can make your own materials by subscribing to the new Widgit Online. Only $9/month and get two months free when you sign-up for a year. You get symbolizing in French and English and you can create on a Chromebook, Windows, Mac computer, share materials like this to an iPad and other portable devices or computers at home and -- with a broader class, school or other group subscription -- to other educators or team members. It's an ideal solution for a Chromebook or GAFE ecosystem where there aren't as many symbolizing options but works just as well in a Windows environment.
-- Bogdan Pospielovsky