Here are some highlights from February Forest Fridays! First, check out our super cool shades and sun hats for eating snack in the heat of the hoop house. We continue to observe the greenhouse effect there and discuss the different conditions we encounter. Last week, the sun was melting ice on the plastic and we watched water running down the walls outside!
And welcome to Our Small Ocean, or Lake Bowdoinham, as Mr. Lajoie calls it, aka the blacktop at recess. The kindergarteners had a great time exploring in the water, mining for ice chunks, smashing ice, and building with ice. Each day we eagerly study it upon arrival at school, watch how it changes throughout the day, and predict what will happen to it next. Will it freeze or stay open? Will it grow with more snow melting or will it evaporate in the sun? We love studying ice!
And in the kindergarteners’ own words: