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    Winter Weather



    Songs, Books, and Stories

    Special Activities


    Winter brings many changes!

    Winter by Melvin and Gilda Berger
    "Winter's Coming"

    We will take a buggy ride on campus and to our tree to look for signs of winter.  We will make a list of "Signs of Winter".


    Winter weather can be snowy! 

    "The Snow is on My Head"

    I Drive a Snowplow  by Sarah Bridges

    We will get an up close look at a front loader with a snowplow from UW-L's Physical Plant this morning. We will "plow" shaving cream "snow".


    Winter weather can be cold!

    "The Snow is on My Head"

    A Cold Day  by Lola Schaefer

    We will take turns pouring water into a bucket.  We will put the bucket outside to see if anything happens to the water. 


    Water freezes when it is cold and it becomes ice.

    "Ten Little Icicles"

    Ice  by Melvin and Gilda Berger

    We will bring our water bucket from outside into school to see if anything happened to the water.  We will use ice cubes in the sensory table.


    Ice and snow melt when they get warm.

    The Snowy Day by Ezra Jack Keats
    "Ten Little Icicles"

    We will check on our bucket of water to see if it has changed again. We will put snow in a clear bottle to make a "disappearing snowpal".

    Changes to the Environment

    The dramatic play area will feature the hot chocolate stand.  For art we will use white chalk to make "snow" drawings.  We will have cotton ball "snow" in the sensory table.  We'll build with the ice cube blocks in the construction area and cut and tear white paper to make "snow" for small motor play.  For large motor play we'll play "Ring Around the Snowball" and "Pass the Snowball".

    Special Notes

    Have a great semester!