We have been busy learning about snow! That seems pretty appropriate considering how much actual snow we've had!
We learned about snowflakes! We learned that snowflakes have different shapes depending on the temperature of the air but that most snowflakes have six sides. We also learned that they are made of little crystals of ice.
We made our own six sided snowflakes using pipe cleaners and beads!
We also made a snowman! Not just any snowman... this was a REALLY BIG SNOWMAN! We voted on what we wanted it to look like. Then we worked together to make all the parts!
Then we worked together to make labels for our snowman. We wrote all the words! We used some sight words that we already knew and we also learned some new ones!
When we were finished, we put him together at the end of the hallway so our friends could see him! We were pretty proud of him! We think he looks great!
We also did an experiment! We wanted to see what would happen to ice. We put ice in three cups. In one cup we just had ice. In another cup we added sugar to the ice. In another cup we added salt to the ice. We made predictions about what we thought we would happen. Then we watched.... And guess what? The cup with the ice and salt melted first!
We haven't just learned about ice and snow! We also learned about penguins! Our math and literacy stations had some fun with penguins and snow, too!
We also read and illustrated a book about penguins! We had to draw the correct number of fish! This was great practice with teen numbers.
We also used our sight word bottles. We had to match the bottle to the right word! Inside the bottles were letter beads and we had to unscramble the words!
More sight word practice! We graphed sight words, too!