So many fun things this week! We have been playing in the snow, reading stories with snow, and even turned ourselves into snowboys and snowgirls! We have lots have energy so we have been mixing it up in class and having fun! Mrs. McCarthy even taught the class a game that she she used to play in 1st grade called 7 UP. Boy did it bring back memories! Please help us everyone prepared for outside. As you can see from the photo below, snow gear is so important. This includes: coats, snow pants, snow boots, hats, and gloves. Students who do not have these items are unable to go on the snow and have to remain on the black top.
This week we continued to work hard! One of the highlights from our week was learning about balance in science. We practiced balancing with our bodies by pretending we were tight-rope walking. We discussed why putting out both arms is important when trying to balance. Some students then tried to balance on a board that was on top of a cylinder (with supervision of course!). We then used this idea to help us balance a crawfish made out of tag board. Students tried and balance the crawfish without any materials, and then were given two wooden clips. We discovered that when weight was added to both sides of the crawfish it could balance on its tip!
These photos include our short Thanksgiving week too! We are so grateful to have had both parents and visitors come read and play games with us. Thank you to all families who brought in a game to share as well! It was super fun! Last week we completed our first Small Moment Stories. Students worked super hard to brainstorm, and later create and illustrate these stories. In math we were focused on learning all about doubles! We even watched a story called "Two of Everything" by Lily Toy Hong to help us understand what a double is. We ended the week by creating snowflakes out of various materials. We then discussed the science behind snowflakes, and why the saying "no two snowflakes are alike" is true. We learned how factors such as: the temperature, how much water is in the air, and the kind of path in which the snowflake travels, can all effect the shape of the snowflake.