Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening {FI♥AR}

What's lovelier than a poem to ease us into our Five in a Row learning? Especially on the first day of winter.

Winter is here and we have been getting lots of snow so I thought this one would be a great way to ease into our Five in a Row learning adventure. The lessons for Stopping By Woods on a Snowing Evening are short and meant to be used with the Review Week plans, so I thought it would be a nice and easy row while waiting for baby to come.

"Stopping By Woods on a Snowy Evening"
by Robert Frost

Whose woods these are I think I know.
His house is in the village, though;
He will not see me stopping here
To watch his woods fill up with snow.

My little horse must think it queer 
To stop without a farmhouse near
Between the woods and frozen lake
The darkest evening of the year.

He gives his harness bells a shake
To ask if there is some mistake. 
The only other sounds the sweep
Of easy wind and downy flake.

The woods are lovely, dark, and deep,
But I have promises to keep,
And miles to go before I sleep, 
And miles to go before I sleep.

We focused on poetry, animals (as illustrated in the book), winter time and snowflakes.

Simple Animal Poetry

by Malachi
"Owl in a forest." by Eliana

All my poem ideas come from Amy @ Early Bird Homeschool, but her blog is no longer available. 

Animals in the Story

Writing animal names
Animal Tracks ~

Whose Footprints?
Animal Tracks Booklet (I added this in this week because it is such a great go-along for this book.)

Animal Classification

Birds and Mammals
Winter ~
"The darkest evening of the year."
We read this book on the first day of winter ~ "the darkest evening of the year," so I talked to the little ones about seasons and length of days and explained that the days will start to be longer now by pointing out that sunset will be a little later each day now.

Our Winter Acrostic Poem ~

Tree covered with snow
Roads closed

Snowflakes ~

Making snowflake prints.

Make a crystal snowflake

Sorting Snowflakes

Snowflake Necklace

Edible Snowflakes

Catching Snowflakes

I'm really not ready for our next row or to even jump in with FIAR, so I will close my eyes, hold my breathe and have someone push me. . . who's willing?

Delightful Links:

Audio of the poem and Soundscape video of the poem ~ we liked the sounds of crunching snow, jingle bells and horse clops.