I am definitely spoiled by Florida winters. I have lived in several other cities around the United States, but I do have to say that I love January in Florida the best. The days are sunny, the temperatures are mild, and the bugs aren’t trying to eat me alive. Ha! There are so many fun classroom activities that you can do in January no matter where you live.
I have compiled a list of my favorite classroom resources to use throughout the month. Activities for the different subjects are all included. Get your students engaged and learning as you welcome them back for second semester!
January Math Activities
Winter BOOM Cards
Students LOVE working with Boom cards. I love Boom cards because they are self-checking, provide immediate feedback, and allow for differentiated instruction. Use in a math learning center or as an early finisher activity in your classroom. I have many sets of Boom cards, including those with a winter theme. Check out the entire collection here. Cards cover 2nd-4th grade math standards.
January Math Worksheets
I always have worksheets ready to go in my classroom. Whether it is for morning work, a learning center or seat work activity, used for early finishers, etc., Your students will have fun learning with these wintery worksheets! You can find these math worksheets and many more here.
January ELA Activities
Martin Luther King, Jr. Biography & Skill Pages
I made this biography packet many years ago after taking a field trip to Dexter Ave. Baptist Church in Montgomery, Alabama. It is the first church Martin Luther King, Jr. served as pastor. My students were so eager to learn all about this remarkable man, so we extended our learning past the field trip with this biography unit. I have since added a complete digital version to use as well! You can get the unit here.
Antarctica & the Arctic
Combine science and reading while learning about Antarctica and the Arctic! These skill pages practice important informational reading standards. Your students will love learning all about these cold locations while comparing two texts. You can find this resource here.
These engaging, January-themed worksheets are print and go ready. They can be used in so many ways in your classroom throughout the month including whole group instruction, small group skill practice, early finisher activity, reading center work, morning work, etc. You can find these reading worksheets and many more here.
January Science Activities
Winter Animal Studies
Students just love learning about animals, so I like to tap in on that love by combining reading skills with science content! Cover those animal study standards and reading standards with an informative fact book and skill pages. You can find all of my animal study units here.
With winter weather just getting started, January is a perfect time to study blizzards. You can study all of the natural disasters or just cover this one. Students will love all of the engaging pages included. You can find the blizzards complete unit here.
Here in the south we usually start school in early August, so the 100th Day can land toward the end of January. The 100th Day of School can be fun for your upper elementary day students too! You can check out this blog post about the fun activities or check out the resource here.
Happy teaching and stay warm!