What a fun week we had talking about snow!
We started off by reading “Snowballs” by Lois Ehlert. We collected “good things,” just like the narrator of the story. After we used fine motor and math skills to classify and sort the items, we used them to build our own snow person (or pet). The students practiced photography by framing and taking photos of their own collage!
Some of us have been eagerly awaiting pajama day, and this week was finally the time! We spent time Wednesday and Thursday in the fabulous snow room. Each classroom contributed artwork to adorn the walls and cotton balls to make it snow. Thank you to everyone who sent in “snowballs.” We thoroughly enjoyed them!
In addition to snowballs, we also explored ice! We used salt water to slightly melt the ice, then we placed a string on the ice. As the salt water flowed away, the ice began to refreeze!
See how we measured up to a penguin!
Our creative, resourceful teachers put together activities for us. We made an abstract ice painting with liquid watercolors, and melted ice with colorful saltwater! Then, we took on a mission to save some animals frozen in the ice!
In Jewish Studies, we continued learning about Tu B’Shevat and began preparing for our Shoobie Doobie Shabbat Program on Feb 9th. You will receive an email with more info this week. Here’s a sneak peek!
In Music, we learned the names of a range of interesting instruments as we played them!
We saw our letter and shape of the week everywhere we turned! A triangle nose on the snowman, the letter N in our snacks, triangle flags, and letters written in the sand!
We received a new item to try for snack: Sunbutter sunflower seed butter! Almost everyone tried it the first time around. After seeing the results of our poll, the person who didn’t want to try the Sunbutter had a taste.. and she liked it!
Coach Whitney created an obstacle course for us to navigate in P.E. In an unexpected twist, she added animal movements to the course! We had to crawl like inchworms, balance like giraffes and hop like kangaroos.
Our Show & Tell was warm and snuggly. We all brought something we wear in winter.
Finally, Shabbat has arrived. We have worked so hard all week and now it is time to join with family to light candles, break bread and rest.
We had a (snow)ball playing and learning about winter. We cant wait to be back at school again next week to celebrate Tu B’Shevat!
See you then,
Ms. Alyse and Ms. Stephanie