We continue to explore the forest and are noticing more changes every day. We have noticed that there are no more leaves on the trees and the leaves on the ground have begun to break down. With the first snowfall, we noticed that during the sunny day there was more snow in the forest than in the open field. One of our explorers figured that the branches must keep the sun from shining on the ground in the forest, which makes it harder to melt the snow.
Yesterday, we were able to make many snowballs and practiced throwing them against the wall. We tried to see if we could throw them higher and higher.
Today, we noticed that it was much colder and we were unable to make snowballs. The snow is sticky when the temperature is close to 0'C but it falls apart when the temperature is much lower.
Teamwork and a little bit of trial and error have been used when tobogganing down the school hills. Everyone has developed their own techniques to make them go fast and slow them down.
Through songs and games we have been developing our French language skills.
Une tuque - winter hat
Des mitaines - mittens
Des gants - gloves
Un manteau - coat
Un pantalon de neige - snow pants
Une écharpe - scarf
Des bottes - boots
Our Parent Council committee has been organizing events for upcoming fundraisers. Currently, they are requesting that each class fill a basket with various themes to be auctioned off at a December event. Our class is to fill a basket with baking items (e.g., flour, sugar, chocolate chip cookies, baking pans, whisks, wooden spoons, etc...). If you wish to donate, please send it in with your child in a separate plastic bag. Merci !
Health Hazard! There was a CBC broadcast last week that I wanted to share with you. They were talking about the potential dangers of laundry and dishwasher soap that is condensed and contained in clear plastic pods. Some children have bitten into these brightly coloured pods thinking that they were candy. The liquid squishes out so quickly and can cause major burns to their face, mouth, and hands. They advise keeping these items out of the reach of children.
Have a wonderful week, stay warm, and drive safely!