Friday, January 18, 2019

Weekly Wrap-Up -> Jan. 14-18 ... It's a Winter Wonderland!

Our classroom has been transformed into a Winter Wonderland this week!
Many of our centres and provocations focused on winter!

Winter Wonderland Dramatic Play
We turned our Dramatic Centre into a Winter Wonderland!  Here our students had fun making hot chocolate, ice skating, building a snowman, shovelling snow, sitting by the fire, ice fishing and more!

***TIP:***  I made these fish magnetic for the ice fishing activity by adding staples!  I used to use a paper clip but I found it would sometimes come off.  Now I just staple all around the fish so it's easier to catch!
You can find all of these activities in my Winter Wonderland Dramatic Play Center pack on TpT.

Exploring Magnets and Ice
Last week we invited the students to take a closer look at magnets.  They loved them!  So we decided to combine both ice and magnets.  We explored the properties of ice and froze items inside that were magnetic and were not to see the childrens' reaction.

Can you match the snowflakes?
Snowflakes were printed on 2 different sized cards (small and large) and students used the magnifying glass to look closely and match them.

Snowy Sight Words
Students searched for sight words in the "snow" (cotton balls) and wrote the ones they found.

Winter Patterns
We worked in a small group to have students create winter patterns and label them.

Sorting winter clothes by colour
Students could sort the coloured winter picture cards onto the various mats.

You can find all the activities you see above (and so much more!) in my 

Can you build a snowflake?
Students used loose parts to build a snowflake.  The book you see in the background is fabulous!  It has real up-close photos taken of snowflakes!

Winter Bingo
We played Winter Bingo with the students!  I couldn't find a bingo game online so I made one! Download this game for FREE below!

Here are my weekly plans if you'd like to take a closer look:

You can download the Week-at-a-Glance PDF version{here}.  
If you would like the editable version to modify this for your own class click {here}.  
You will need Power Point to edit.

I used the following fonts if you wish to keep it the same (free to download):

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