Building igloos out of sugar cubes: a little bit of STEM:
It was a love/hate experience. Some of the kiddos got them to stack easily and some got frustrated as they kept falling down. We didn't let them give up though. We showed them how to balance them and to have them lean on each other to help them stay up.
Making Polar Bears:
We used cotton balls to make the fur on the polar bears. We learned all about how polar bears live. They like to live alone except for when mama polar bears have babies. We learned that they like to eat seals and walruses and that they can smell a seal that is under 3 feet of ice. Polar bears are also very good swimmers, they can swim up to 10 miles.
How many white squares and rectangles can we fit on our igloo? Be sure to not cover up the entrance.
We separated the bears by size and saw how many would fit in the igloos.
Inside gym time:
In the gym we play games that help us learn to skip, slide, hop and go backwards. Working on those gross motor skills.
Thanks so much for all of the donations for our military families. Our classroom did a great job of collecting. The children also worked on making "thank you" cards to stick in the boxes too!