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What we did in January

Posted on January 26, 2013 at 8:30 AM

The children were busy learning about Winter & weather..They are learning about how the weather changes. We talk about the weather every day during our morning meeting. We chart the weather on a weather graphand they can see how often the weather is the “same” or “different”. They also learning that weather can change from the morning to the afternoon.  After we look out our “Weather Window” we then talk about what kind of clothing we should wear when going outside and how it is different to what we need inside. We put on appropriate clothing on our "Weather boy”  This activity encourages language development as well as an early learning of Math & Science concepts. A lot of our activities involved talking about or playing with snow. The children observed how snow melts and changes to water. They also observed what happens when salt is added to snow and ice.

The focus was on the letter W & S and the *color* White.

Our Literacy activities were focused onWinter and the weather as well.  Some of the books that we enjoy are:Snowy Day, Frozen Noses, Snow Bears, Snow Globe Family, Animals in Winter,Polar Bear, Polar Bear, what do you see?

The children used Pretend snowballs indoors when the temperature was too cold to play outside. They also enjoyed using paper plates to skate indoors. ;)

They enjoyed making "Snow Dough" & glittery play dough & Snow discovery bottles.

 

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