It was a chilly week in the Red Room. Here are some of our wintry activities:
- Winter and Martin Luther King Jr.
Some Books We Read:
- Happy Birthday, Martin Luther King, by Jean Marzollo
- The Big Snow, by Berta and Elmer Hader
- The Little Snowflake, by Steve Metzger
- We made a special friendship wreath in the art center in honor of Martin Luther King Jr.’s message of love and equality.
- In the math center we estimated how many cotton balls could fit onto a picture of a snowman and then counted the actual amount.
- In science we made “snow” by combining water with the inside powder of a (clean!) diaper! The children enjoyed exploring the fluffy texture of the mixture and then used the balance scale to measure the weight of the heavy snow with other objects in the room.
- In the building center, the children used marshmallows and toothpicks to construct igloos and caves.
- We wrote about our favorite winter activities in the writing center.
- The children sliced and mixed fruit into yogurt and then froze it overnight for a delicious frosty treat in the cooking center.
Something Fun We Did:
- We started a book club in the Red Room! Once a week, we will gather together at the end of the day to read and discuss a few chapters in our Book of the Month.
- Book of the Month: Judy Moody Is In A Mood by, Megan McDonald
Letter of the Week:
Who Was In The Barn?
Dates to Remember:
- 1/21-1/22 School Closed
- 1/25 Pizza Friday
- 1/25 Winter Benefit
Have a great weekend!
Your Red Room Teachers