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Winter Wonderland

Published on January 4, 2010 under field trips

>What a fun day! We are back in school. Only 8 children showed up today. We have enjoyed playing. We also went for a walk in the snow. We were actually on a icicle hunt and boy did we find some!

We also made snow cream today. If you want to know how- look here. My mom used to make this every time it would snow. I lived in south arkansas growing up so snow didnt come often. When it did, snow cream was a tradition !
We read the book “Snowy Day”. If I had been on my toes today we would have read it before we went out and point our toes ” this way” and ” that way” like in the book.

We did have a little surprise while we were walking ! Rosanna’s dad came by to say hello. Then, he returned with ROSANNA! We were excited to see her !

Some of the new activities out today were:
White beads for spooning and counting.
Snow flakes for sorting !
and the ICE BREAKERS game. Ok, I am ready to admit, I hate that game. It does nothing to promote independence and then you help them put it together and it takes about 5 seconds flat for them to knock all the ice cubes out. This game gets the vote for my LEAST FAVORITE game of all time! But…. since we started a winter unit I had to bring it out… right?


  1. Deborah J. Stewart

    I vote to keep the dog too! I love Jan Brett and I agree – activities for preschoolers should be pulled out and used again. Preschoolers grow so fast that what they may have experienced or understood the first time around can be entirely different the second or third time around.

  2. Teacher Tom

    There was a time that my standard poodle was in class with us (until our insurance company made it clear that I was putting our coverage in jeopardy!). To prevent the constant hand washing, she spent most of her time in her crate in the center of the room and only came out when we were going to be washing hands anyway. It got so she just slept, even when kids were banging on the crate and shaking it.

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