We had a great first day of winter. We celebrated by making snowflakes! We read The First Day of Winter, by Denise Fleming. This is a beautiful book with the illustrations made from paper pulp. This book is like the 12 Days of Christmas, except there are only ten days of winter in this book. We exercised our brain and practiced remembering what each day brought. We broke this into two parts and did the first five days, and then the last five days. Practicing our short term memory is important in learning and we know with practice, we can get better at remembering.
We exercised our little fingers and strung beads to make a snowflake necklace. Then we had stations and attempted a crayon relief painting of snowflakes, decorated a foam snowflake with diamonds, and cut snowflakes out of coffee filters. We loved making snowflakes and did an incredible job cleaning up!
We also learned about Snowflake Bentley and looked at his big camera and first photographs of snowflakes. We also watched The Waltz of the Snowflakes from The Nutcracker Suite.
We enjoyed lots of snowy music and had fun working with our friends!
Have a nice evening!