We were learning about Winter. The students were learning about proper dress in the winter as well. For Large Group Literacy (LGL), we read the story "Froggy Gets Dressed".
I had a bunch of different options to choose from and they had to choose the appropriate ones.
We also listened to the story, "The Emperor's Egg" and watched a real life video in order to connect it to real-life situations. I wanted the children to see illustrations and then real video to connect that the story is non-fiction and applies to the real world.
They have such concentration! We tried marching around the room with them! All we used were cotton balls. I told them those were their precious baby penguin eggs!
It was so icy that we missed a lot of outdoor play time. In order to prevent another full blown center time, we set up stations the students were able to go to. These stations included the following: puffy paint, ice hockey, and ice melting. I used these to make a matrix of who explored ice.
To enjoy ice melting, give the students two pieces of ice. One green and one red. The green one is for salt and the red one is for water. We gave the students droppers to add drops of water to each. They waited to see which melted faster!