We started off our morning with a discussion and brainstorm:
Then everyone drew and wrote what they wanted to look for or might see today:
We went out for a special Forest Friday afternoon, for Celia’s birthday circle, and because it had been so long since we’d been in our woods. There was a lot of ice frozen after yesterday’s rain!
Tuesday after the big snow event, we were happy that it warmed up enough in the afternoon for us to go out for a short time. Recess had been canceled because of the cold. But nothing is grander than having fresh snow and the whole playground to yourself! We came back and talked about how hard and crusty the snow was, how high the snowbanks were (and good for running off, jumping off, sliding down), and how blue the sky was. The kids also noticed how the cold air felt different in your body and made it harder to breathe.
Every day brings something new! We really loved the snow.
It has been a while since we’ve posted our writing. Many of these kindergarteners are starting to write sentences! Today we did journals after our forest time.
Today was also the kickoff to the WinterKids Winter Games that our school is a part of this year. What a way to start with 28 kindergarteners in the woods on a 20 degree day! Beautiful and sunny though.
We are working hard on drawing with detail and hearing many sounds in a word for our labels. Last week we got to share our writing with the 4th and 5th graders, and they were impressed by our “Brave Spelling” and “Detailed Drawings!”
Apologies, parents, about the extra muddy and wet gear today. And thank you for so diligently dressing your children in their long underwear. It kept us toasty even when we got wet!
Our book is titled: “Snow in the Woods.” It is about all the things we can do in the woods in the snow.
Apologies! I just wrote a whole post & somehow it did not save. Yikes. Check again in the next couple of days for all the wonderful writing.
Happy Thanksgiving and enjoy your snow day! Make sure to get outside, despite the cold. Your kids will show you how. You could even come to the outdoor classroom with a friend or two!