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    Winter Weather

     

    Concepts

    Songs, Books, and Stories

    Special Activities

    Monday

    Winter is one of the four seasons and brings many changes.  It is often snowy and very cold.

    Winter  by Melvin and Gilda Berger

    "Five Little Snowflakes"

     We will take a walk around campus to look for signs of winter and we'll visit our class tree to note any changes.  We will work together to compile a list of the changes we observed.

    Tuesday

    Snow is fun to play in but someone has to work hard to clean it up from the streets and roads.

    I Drive a Snowplow by Sarah Bridges

    We will enjoy a book about Nicole, a snowplow driver who clears the roads.

    "Snowball, Snowball"

    Nancy, a snowplow driver, will join us today to show us how the snowplow works.  We will use shaving cream and toy trucks to practice "plowing" snow.

     

    Wednesday

    Snow is made of water. Snow falls from the sky and each snowflake is different.

    Snow by Melvin and Gilda Berger

    "Have You Seen the Snowman"

    What happens when you bring a "snowpal" inside?  We will write down our hypotheses and bring one inside for the night.  We will create a snowy scene for one our bedtime books today.

    Thursday

    During the winter, snow sometimes melts into water.  The water may freeze again and turn into ice.  It can then melt again when it gets warm.

    Ice  by Melvin and Gilda Berger

    "How to Build a Snowman"

    We will put the snowpal back outside and see what happens to him.  We will use colored salt water to melt large chunks of ice.

    Friday

    We can use the snow to make snowballs.  Three snowballs can make a snowpal!

    Snowballs  by Lois Ehlert

    "Five Little Snowpals Fat"

    We will bring the snowpal back inside and see what happens to him.  We will use a variety of items to create our own snowpal. 

    Changes to the Environment

    Our dramatic play area will feature a hot chocolate stand. For art this week we will create stained glass using tissue paper.  We will use snow dough and loose parts to create our own snowpals and we will build snow forts using ice cube blocks for construction play.  For small motor play we will build with potato heads in the snow and we will throw snow balls at a giant snowman for large motor play.