Wednesday, December 2, 2015

Timberwolf Trail - Week 14 - 2015-16 Edition

Sometimes you just gotta play in the snow!

Today, we did way more than play. We enjoyed our newly frosted wonderland by combining our social studies focus on wants and need with our science unit on animals that hibernate, migrate, and stay active. After a short video specifically on animals and their search for food in winter, we continued our look at eye season of giving as we created toilet paper roll peanut butter sunflower seed bird feeders. (Say that 5 times fast. )

And, there's no joy in just making them. We needed to use them. So, because holiday decorating is so much fun,we headed out to some of the evergreen and deciduous trees that are throughout our trail and decorated them with bird feeders.

After that hard work, natural play was in order. We found sticks, dug under rocks, used nature's tools to clear fallen logs and branches of snow and ice, and even searched for some animal friends.

Through it all, the chilly temperatures couldn't slow us down. We headed back inside to share our discoveries and practice sentence writing in our nature journals. The children are already whispering and wondering if the seeds will be eaten by the time we visit again.

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