Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Snowman Day!




We decided that we would have a different theme day this week, since the kids are beside themselves as it is!  Monday was a little bit of learning about different celebrations over the world.  We had a fabulous guest speaker talk about Diwali.

Tuesday was Snowman Day!  {and might I add, FULL MOON DAY!!!}  We were quite surprised by waking up to a 2 hour delay!  Of course, I LOVE those, but when your day is chock full of activities to get through the week, that really put a damper on things!

I feel like in order to be helpful here in bloggy land, I should have done this weeks ago to share, but--there's just no possible way!  I'm hanging on like a thread like the majority of you all.  Gotta say, Full Moon, week before Christmas AND SNOW----is just kicking my behind!  {Not to mention that today, one of my littles decided to TOUCH the ELF!!!!!

Okay-off topic.  Here's a quick, easy and adorable ornament to add to your pinterest board (if you haven't already!  That's how I found it!)  It fit perfectly with our snowman day.  I had planned on doing lots of activities from my Snowman at School pack, but in reality, we only accomplished 1 activity!  We will now do the rest on our first 2 days back in January.


Melted Snowman Ornament:
Materials Needed:  Salt (1 container was able to get 20 kids with a little left.... I still bought 2, JUST in case!)  Peppercorn (1 container will last you YEARS for this project!), orange construction paper (I think a 4x6 piece was more than enough for my ENTIRE class to tear a piece off), and of course, clear christmas balls.  (and some fancy ribbon--not necessary)

Step 1-pour the salt----it is VERY helpful to have a funnel!



Step 2-I added in a little "math"  Kids counted out 10 peppercorns (is that the right way to say that?!? lol)




Step 3-tear a small piece of orange construction paper.  I also had the kiddos fold or roll it.




Step 4-close it up and tie a ribbon! 


Super cute, EASY and memorable!  I was going to add something on the ball, but decided to leave it as is.   {I realize that I never snapped a pic of an individual one!  I'll do that tomorrow and upload it!}

Tomorrow is Reindeer Day in First grade (of course I'll have something to share with you about that too---but I'm just not ahead of the game with an example... It's going to be a create as I teach tomorrow-with the exception of the worksheet!  Make sure to stop back to have it for next year), followed by Polar Express on Friday!  Then BREAK!!!!  How many days left do you have?

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