Well, we may have dodged it to this point but rest assured, winter is here now. The ice glaze on our information board was a clue, but the amazing frosty and frigid fun was the true evidence.
When the snow blankets the ground, the snowshoes come around. We had the chance to teach our fourth grade buddies about the snowshoes before taking a trek around the trail. I even summoned my fourth grade brain and brought back some of the Native American lessons and information I used to teach in what seems like a lifetime ago.
Ice is fun, but slippery. Either way, we discussed it and brainstormed some potential ice art projects later in the season.
In our hunt for winter animal activity evidence, we found plenty of tracks and scat.
We also talked about the importance of timing when eating snow. preferably, we keep our snow eating to as it falls from the sky. Practice makes progress.
Inside, we continued nature art projects that will eventually be part of our Earth Day Art Sale for Children's Hospital of Wisconsin.
Back in the great outdoors, we used newly created tracks signs to showcase some of the more likely signs we may find in and around our outdoor classroom and backyards.
We made our weekly visit to the compost bin and experimented with colored water. We are hoping to turn this colored water experiment into a very cool art project sooner than later.