So Cold the Thermometer Broke

Today was so short and so busy that we didn’t have time to write a blog as a class. So this is Ms. Atkins here, filling in for the kids.

We started off the day with Mollie’s grandma Carol who brought us “Frosty the Snowman” and her guitar. That song has a lot of words! But next time she comes we’ll act it out and keep learning them.

Because of the late start and the cold we couldn’t do our usual Forest Friday. But we had to go check out the woods with the new snow and to find out what temperature it was. Some friends helped me remember to check out thermometer outside our classroom before we left. It said 10 degrees. Our guesses for the woods were 0 degrees, 10 degrees, 11 degrees, and 31 degrees.

The snow was beautiful, powdery, and not too deep for walking. It is such a treat to finally have some good powder!

Everyone had balaclavas, neck warmers, or carefully wrapped scarves to keep their faces warm. Though the sun was warm, the wind felt raw on our faces.

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We walked through the field to save time. On the way, we couldn’t help but run around and dive into the snow with joy, and I even started making a snow angel. Soon everyone had their own snow angel!

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Our fire pit was buried under all the snow, but was quickly uncovered with many hands helping.

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And then, when we went to check the temperature, we discovered that the thermometer had broken! It read -15 but I knew it couldn’t be that cold. Some kids asked, “Did it break because it was too cold?” I don’t think so, since it goes down to -40 and it was definitely not that cold last night. I will just have to take it back to the store and get my money back.

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All in all, it was a fine expedition with a hardy group of explorers. I feel so lucky to be the teacher of these Kindergarteners! We are all looking forward to our next adventure.

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The sun was almost blinding us today! 

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