Weather

December 5, 2016 - December 9, 2016

Welcome to our Classroom!

In the upcoming weeks, our class will be starting a unit on weather! This unit was designed to introduce four basic weather types and the characteristics of each. The weather types being introduced include; sunny weather, cloudy weather, rainy weather, windy weather and snowy weather. Each day the classroom will be filled with different manipulatives and activities that correspond to the weather of the day. All activities will be play-based and will address the areas of literacy, math, science, arts, dramatic play, blocks, and sensory.

Parents

Our weekly activity schedule is attached to the back of this newsletter. We would love to have some parent visitors throughout this unit as we have many fun and hands-on activities that the students will be completing. If you would like to come in and help out in the classroom please sign up on the sign-up sheet located on our classroom bulletin board. We understand that parents have busy schedules therefore if you are not able to make it in to help donations are always appreciated. If you have any of the following items at home or wish to purchase them for the class, please send them in with you child:

o Cotton balls

o Toilet paper rolls

o Cake pans

o Empty bottles

o Cans of shaving cream

Fun at Home!

Clouds in a Jar Recipe

Ingredients

  • 2 small boxes of blue Jello
  • 2 cups boiling water
  • 2 to 3 cups ice cubes
  • 1 cup whipping cream


Instructions

  1. Dissolve the Jello powder in 2 cups of boiling water.
  2. Add the ice cubes and stir until the Jello starts to firm up and can hold its shape. (Refrigerate for about 20 minutes if needed)
  3. Whip the whipping cream until it forms stiff peaks.
  4. Cover the bottom of the jar with blue jello.
  5. Add two spoonfuls of whipped cream on the edges and shape it into a cloud.
  6. Add another layer of jello to just cover the clouds.
  7. Repeat until you run out of jello.
  8. Refrigerate for 2 to 4 hours before serving.

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