I’m so tickled that Minnesota Agriculture in the Classroom is including If You Want to Knit Some Mittens on their website for educators! Although this picture book is a funny, fictional, friendship story, it’s also the story of how a pair of wool mittens starts with a sheep’s coat, which goes through many transformations to turn into fuzzy hand warmers.
Minnesota Agriculture in the Classroom lists several associated resources, including lesson plans around wool in Colonial America, wool processing, and hair sheep vs. wool sheep. Gotta admit, I didn’t know about hair sheep! Thanks, Minnesota Department of Agriculture, for so many awesome educator resources on your site!
[My Classroom Connections posts share a way to connect one of my books or poems to a classroom topic–often something timely that you might be covering in the next month or so. Please share this post if you have educator friends who might be interested–thanks!]