As we come to the end of another week in Pre-K 3, we also finish the first week of learning all about the season of Winter. With our focus on snow and the weather, we explored the traits of snow, where it comes from, what it is, and fun things we can do with it! Throughout the week we learned that snow is made of frozen water crystals that fall from the clouds. And each snowflake that falls is different from any other. We brought snow into our classroom a couple of times this week and used words to describe it such as cold, fluffy, soft, and white. On Wednesday we discussed following a recipe and using different ingredients to make something new. Using milk, vanilla, and a little bit of sugar the students each took a part in creating their own snow ice cream that we tasted during snack time! We also brought snow into our classroom and made our very own mini snowman. After talking through the steps and materials used to make a real snowman outside, we constructed a mini snowman in our room and using connecting blocks measured how tall he was. We then talked about what happens when snow does not have the right temperature and learned what it means to melt. Then every hour or so we remeasured our snowman to see how much smaller he was. At the end of the day, the kids were sad to see him go but thought it was funny to see his buttons and scarf floating in the water! During center time, each student practiced reading a Winter Colors book and worked to color the pictures so they matched the sentences. In art, the kids worked to paint a melting snowman and today began making their snowman names. Our letter of the week was O.
Please remember that the field trip permission forms and money are due next Wednesday, January 24th. We cannot accept late forms past this date.
Have a nice weekend!