Are everyone else’s children as obsessed (and I mean that in every sense of the word) with the movie Frozen? I wouldn’t even say we are a family who gets super into Disney movies, but man… this one caputured our hearts. I think its the sisters. 🙂 Using that obsession, we kicked off our second semester with a month of all things FROZEN.
Anyway, as a New Years resolution (of which I have one… PLAN.) I sat down and planned all of January. And seriously? Life is so much better when I plan. I’ll do a little post on planning soon. For real. Stop laughing. I’ll do it. You can plan on it. (Get it? Plan on it…. nevermind.)
So here is the January line up:
Just kidding on that last one. But that is pretty much how it felt to have an entire month planned, with shopping list, ready to go. BAM!
I didn’t take many snow pictures, but we did lots of fun stuff. 🙂
We read Over and Under the Snow and talked about hibernating animals and the subnivean zone.
We made these adorable snowmen.
And this fun snow art. (I got this idea from someone else, but I can’t remember who…)
We tried the Borax snow crystals but it didn’t work. We need to try again!
We talked about symmetry and drew the owl from Draw Write Now.
We also did paper snowflakes, again talking about symmetry.
We read Snowflake Bently and talked about the uniqueness of snowflakes, why they would be hard to photograph and their structures (all snowflakes have 6 “legs”). We also looked at this website and watched the short movie.
We drew a big snowman on the chalkboard and filled it in with adjectives for snow.
We did the life cycle of a snow man. I don’t think they’ll ever forget the states of matter. (solid, liquid, gas) They had a blast singing about Olaf from Frozen while we did this. 😉