Thursday, December 17, 2015

Weather fun

Evelyn: I am lighting the candles. They are SO pretty. I just LOVE  them!
We all enjoyed our last day of Chanukah this week.
Judah: I miss Chanukah, it was so much fun.
Evan: I liked playing dreidel.
Ari:  I liked the menorahs.
Matan: Clara what is this?
Matan: Those are trees.
Matan: Apples?
Clara: No they are pomegranates. Matan, the temple broke and I need to  fix it now.
Matan: Oh like the Maccabees?
Clara: Yes.
We spent the rest of our week discussing weather.
Ari: It, the marble, spins up top like a tornado spins round and round.
We played with sensory weather bottles.

We made it rain with cotton balls.
Morah Katie: What has to happen to clouds before it rains?
Evan: They have to get so full of water they are too full and it rains.
We attempted to make a tornado.
Ari: I think the tornado wind picks up dirt and that’s why we can see it.  It is spinning fast.
There was a tornado by Grandma's house and it made everything messy.
Ari helped Abram try to create the tornado.
Abram: It is kinda tricky, it doesn't always want to spin.
Ari: We just need to keep spinning it.
We made shaving cream rain clouds.
Clara: The shaving cream is the cloud. It is fluffy.
Nora: It looks like whip cream.
Clara: It's not, look the blue food coloring is dripping down!
Abram: It's thick like fog.  Fog makes it so thick you can’t see anything.
Evan: It’s a cloud too though.
Matan: It is rainy but it's not cold enough yet for SNOW.
While looking at cartoon storm cloud, Matan noticed that it had an upset face, a mad face.
Matan: The storm doesn’t want to fight, it just wants to go back to its castle.
Ari: Clouds don’t live in castles. They live in the sky.
Matan: But it is cloudy and the sun is gone.
Ari: You can’t see the Sun but it didn’t go down it’s above the clouds. Not away.
We created windows and drew the weather we wanted.
Clara: I am going to make a sunny day. 
It will be sunny outside my window.
Despite it raining outside,
it was still fun to decorate our classroom with rain clouds.
We made a rain collector.  
We didn't catch many raindrops thursday,
 so we decided to leave it out over night and check back friday. 
(check FB for final measurements)
Abram: This is the rain cloud 
but now it is becoming the storm cloud
 and now it's the big rain storm cloud.
We made our own weather wheels to take home.
We wish you a fun winter break with great weather. 

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