It was an absolutely perfect time to start our weather unit considering it felt like we experienced all four seasons in a matter of five days. From frigid and subzero to temperatures at the start of the week, temperatures approaching sixty midweek, and rain to end the week, we had it all. We also had the chance to play and learn in it all as well. With it being a whirlwind of the week, I should have taken more pictures. I'm sure next week will provide more opportunity. :)
While it was still winter-like, we made our own winter scavenger hunt. We found lots of tracks, buried nuts, scat, squirrel nests, and lots of other items of nature.
|I asked for a silly scat face|
Of course, we also had time to play.
This was also the week where we had a special visit from Wisconsin's Department of Natural Resources. She brought a variety of pelts and gave us the opportunity to share our smarts about many of Wisconsin's wonderful mammals.
When the weather turned into a January thaw, we did some more hiking and exploring, but seemed to find more joy in mud squelching and puddle jumping. Then, when the big freeze we enjoyed ice skating on the frozen puddles and feeling the crunch of the "crispy" ground.
What will next week bring? Stay tuned to find out!