Week at a Glance
Becky's 2-Year Kindergarten Class...December 19, 2015
Winter Solstice is just a few days away! We celebrated the changing of the seasons with several wintery projects this week! We first learned all about what Winter Solstice actually is: the day of the year with the shortest amount of daylight and the longest amount of darkness...the first day of winter! We also learned some of the traditions that folks around the world have for celebrating this holiday...bringing trees symbolizing life inside...celebrating the sun and the life, light and warmth it provides with candles...enjoying the sunset...sharing meals and celebrating the return of the sun and harvests...Fun! We each made our own beeswax candle to share with our families on Winter Solstice. Thank you sun! We are so appreciate of the light and warmth you bring to our days!
If you have a few moments to spare, enjoy this sweet book about WInter Solstice!
Ice is so much fun to play with! We explored many properties of ice this week! What happens when you put water in the freezer? How long does it take to freeze? We tested a small jar of water and a large jar to see how long each took to freeze...what do you think? Yup! The larger jar of water took much longer to freeze!
We learned that ice typically melts at 32 degrees F...but there are things you can do to cause ice to melt at lower temperatures! See if your child remembers what it was that we added to cause ice to melt at a lower temperature! We explored this phenomenom in several ways.
December 18: Portofolio Share 9:00
Winter Break~No school December 21 through January 1
January 6: Parent Meeting 6:00
Upcoming Workshops *New sign up! Mark your calendars!*
Jan 8: Tessa, Lucy
January 15: Atticus, Lucy
January 22: Sayde, Andrew
January 29: Lyla, Calder
February 5: Marlo, Elsie
February 12: Tessa Jane, Lucy
February 26: Atticus, Declan
March 4: Sayde, Andrew
March 11: Lyla, Calder
March 18: Marlo, Elsie
March 25: Tessa Jane, Lucy
April 1: Atticus, Declan