Before Forest Day today we read a book about movement called Oscar and Cricket, about two friends who find out all about movement. They find a ball and roll, push, and pull it and change its direction. The children were asked to think about movement outdoors today in preparation for an upcoming science unit. Some rolled balls in the field, another slid a milk container down a small hill, and while they may not have been thinking about the topic, they experimented with movement while sliding down hills in the forest! They'll have plenty of experience with movement to think and talk about. We also had hot cocoa with snack and a retelling of our fire story by the fire. Later in the day everyone drew and wrote about the day.
|a nice fire to sit around and eat snack, drink cocoa, and listen to a story|
|thumbs up on the hot cocoa|
The temperature at 10:00 is 36º F.
The weather is sun with some clouds. There's some blue in the sky.
Temperature guesses included 26, 30, and 40º F.
(At 12:00 the temperature was 43º F.)
They found a good hill in the woods and slid, rolled, raced, and ran back to do it again. They pretended they were penguins sliding on their bellies down the steep hill.