Sunday, January 10, 2016

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year!  We were so excited to get back to school and see our friends after our Winter Break.  We were especially excited that there was finally some snow for us to enjoy, too.  Since we did get some snow, we read the book The Snowy Day by Ezra Jack Keats.

In this story, a little boy named Peter wakes up one morning to discover it snowed lots while he was asleep.  It chronicles his adventures in the snow and how much fun he had!  In one part of the story, he makes a large snowball and puts it in his pocket.  Soon after, he goes inside his apartment to warm up.  Before he goes to bed, he decides to check his pocket to get his snow ball.  It's not there!  We decided to find out why.  At recess, we made a big snowball.  We brought it inside and observed it throughout the afternoon.




We kept an eye on our snowball throughout the afternoon.  We observed that it was getting smaller, but it was still there when we went home!

However, when we arrived on Tuesday morning, all that was left was some water in the tub.  Our snowball melted.  We talked about how when it was a snow ball, it was a solid.  Now that it melted, it was liquid.  It was cool!


On Tuesday, we also wrote about our favorite parts of the story in our Reader's Journals.


When we write, we use the word wall in our class to help us.  When we finish our writing, we always share what we wrote!


Here is some of our writing...



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