Learning in the Snow
“Oh wow! It’s snowing!” We see little flakes of white snow outside of the window while it is falling down from the sky. The snow is floating in the air like a feather.
It feels like a dream comes true when we finally experience snow. Elie and George take a chance to come closer to the window to spend some time to be present with the moment. No exchanges of words for a while. Just simply being present!
As much as we love manipulating snow, our bodies build connections through giving a gentle nudge, patting with our cupped hands, or holding it tightly with a gentle hug.
Slowly but surely Felix, Elie, and Jacquelyn adds rounded balls of snow to form and shape “a snowman” creatively.
After we construct it, then it’s time for the fun part: adding details. We bring pinecones and some twigs. What a fun way to enjoy working in a collaborative way!
We select a storybook Snowballs by Lois Ehlert that honours our interests and critical thinking. The storybook invites us to think about the relationships between us and water.
We too attempt to understand the relationships between cause and effect when we refer to the story of a shrinking snowman.
Through our learning experiences, the transformation from ice to rain sparks a noticeable curiosity. Felix expresses it in his way by noticing how it changes state and how it flows.
We are invigorated by the ever-changing conditions of the outdoors. With all our senses awakened, we marvel and make connections to understand ourselves in the world. What it is to tobogganing with friends!
The situation of the icy path makes Vivaan thinks of “how can we commute on this icy surface?”
In the spirit of learning more about giving, we would like to put a collective effort to gather our children’s pre-loved items which are still in good condition. We choose to support a volunteer-run non-profit, charitable organization the Surrey Christmas Bureau. The collection of the items is between December 8, 2022 and December 20, 2022.
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