Sorry for the radio silence, friends (I’m trying to stop calling everybody that after reading It’s OK Not to Share last year, but it’s an old-ECE trait ingrained inside of me). I’m co-teaching a new inclusion model this year (which has, for the most part, been amazing) and working on my work-life balance (which has not yet been as successful :) Can I make it up to you all with a wonderful, easy activity that brings the best of the season indoors?
Our school has a “stay indoors if lower than 32” policy that makes me incredibly sad most days (and want to write a large grant for wellies, waterproof jackets, gloves, hats and scarves for all). But today, with the help of a huge parachute and snow and watercolors, it wasn’t so bad. I put neon watercolors and eye droppers out next to a sensory table full of snow.
“It looks like a rainbow”
“When I put it all right here, the snow goes down.”
The kids decided to put the table outside when they were done to see if it would melt or stay the same (we knew it would melt indoors after a few readings of The Snowy Day), and it was still pretty snowy this afternoon, so we’ll see if this is a continued process tomorrow, or if it’s ran its course.