Iowa Public Television

K-12 Connections Event
Stories & More: Winter
Subject Area:
    Language Arts/Communication

Stories & More ICN sessions are interactive, educational and fun! During the session we read stories, watch short videos, sing songs, discuss and do activities. Participating in ICN sessions is a great way to get children excited about technology as well as our various topics. Content is geared toward Prek-1st grade audiences.


Great winter books that may be used in session:

  • Snowmen at Night, by Caralyn Beuhner
  • Snowballs, by Lois Ehlert
  • The Snowy Day, by Ezra Jack Keats
  • Caps, Hats, Socks, and Mittens, by Louise Borden
  • One Snowy Day, by Jeffrey Scherer
  • Froggy Get's Dressed

Materials Needed for this session:

  • Blank piece of paper
  • pencil
  • Crayons or Markers

Following this ICN session, confirmed registrants receive the complimentary books Winter is Here! and The Snowy Day or alternate titles.

Stories & More sessions are offered each month on a Thursday. Each day there will be two opportunities to participate, 9:30-10:15 AM and 12:30-1:15 PM. Click on the titles below for more information and to register for other Stories & More ICN sessions.

Suggested Prerequisites:

Session Related Web sites:

Related Lesson Plans and Units:

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Classroom Resources:

The following related programs are available on IPTV's broadcast or from the AEAs: (Check the K-12 Classroom Television Web site for broadcast dates and times.)

  • BETWEEN THE LIONS (Grade Level: PK-2)
  • MARTHA SPEAKS (Grade Level: PreK-2)
  • SID THE SCIENCE KID (Grade Level: PreK-2)
  • ARTHUR: (Grade Level: PK-3)
  • MATH MONSTERS: (Grade Level: PK-3)

Check out the Classroom Resources for additional materials prepared and compiled by IPTV K-12 Connections staff.

Only twelve interactive sites are scheduled for each session. Videotaping is NOT available.

Sessions are provided at no cost by Iowa Public Television in collaboration with the Iowa Communications Network to PK-12 students and the adults working with or on behalf of PK-12 students in Iowa.

Sign up for the K-12 Connections eNewsletter to receive timely information regarding ICN sessions like this one.

Contact Person:
Abby Brown

(800) 532-1290 or (515)242-4181; (515)242-3100
Offering Dates & Times: Registration Deadlines:
January 16, 2014
 Thursday, 9:30 AM - 10:15 AM
Audience: PreK-1
Friday, January 10, 2014
January 16, 2014
 Thursday, 12:30 PM - 1:15 PM
Audience: PreK-1
Friday, January 10, 2014
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