Today was the first cold Forest Day. Before going outdoors, the class spent time checking the weather, planning how to dress well, and getting ready to enjoy the outdoors while staying warm enough. After morning meeting the children checked the temperature, gave a weather report, and noticed that the water in our rain gauge had turned to ice. The children enjoyed the book Sky Tree, which shows a tree each season through a year. Soon they will similarly observe one area closely through the seasons as we begin sit spots. To practice this everyone sat together and observed quietly for a few minutes. For some it was a challenge, and for others it was easy and fun, and all did a great job. We will play games soon to choose our own special sit spots.
|The class looked at the weather prediction for Forest Day. We talked about the changes we've felt in the weather. |
We talked about good clothes to wear. We planned and drew the weather and good clothes for it.
|Everyone showed the weather and what they could wear to be prepared.|
|The rain gauge became an ice gauge.|
The temperature at 9:25 is 32 º F.
The weather is cloudy. There are 35 mm of ice in our rain gauge. It feels cold.
|We framed in some places in the forest to begin finding ideas for good sit spots.|
|To keep warm we played moving and running games. After running to our biggest tree,|
we found out it measures 6 kindergarteners around!
|Some children found "writing" on a dead tree and showed it to others and "read" the message.|
|the "writing" on the tree|
|The children sat still and quietly to observe for a few minutes. Soon they will each have their own sit spot.|