Winding Down

Spring Fever is not just a thing that teachers and students go through. Nannies and their charges go through it too. Summer is almost here! We can feel it! And yet, it is not quite upon us just yet and for that, we are extremely anxious.

But, since this is the time where the temperature changes about a dozen times a week–if not a day–it is also a good time to talk about Weather.

The first thing we did was make this chart that I found on Teachers Pay Teachers for free!

We kept it hung on the door and every day (sometimes many times a day that first week) we’d open the door and look out and maybe walk around if it weren’t raining to gauge what the weather was like.

Then we did a few crafts:

Wind painting!

Wind painting!

This was all about the method and nothing else.  He got whatever colors he wanted, poured some in the middle of a piece of paper and then put them in a tray and gave him a straw. We wound up cutting the straw so he could get more force on his blows.

This was all about the method and nothing else. He got whatever colors he wanted, poured some in the middle of a piece of paper and then put them in a tray and gave him a straw. We wound up cutting the straw so he could get more force on his blows.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Painted toilet rolls in rainbow colors. We've done this so often that we have a system. :)

Painted toilet rolls in rainbow colors. We’ve done this so often that we have a system. :)

We also worked on stringing and spelling too.

We also worked on stringing and spelling too.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Rainbow play dough!

Rainbow play dough!

This is where Froggy learned that white and black made grey.

This is where Froggy learned that white and black made grey.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We also did SCIENCE!

Snow storm in a jar! Doesn't photo well, but it looked so cool we did it every day for like two weeks. Baby oil, water, iridescent snow flakes (which I thought would be harder to find than they were--glitter would also work) and alza seltzer. Ka-BOOM!

Snow storm in a jar!
Doesn’t photo well, but it looked so cool we did it every day for like two weeks. Baby oil, water, iridescent snow flakes (which I thought would be harder to find than they were–glitter would also work) and alza seltzer. Ka-BOOM!

We also made rain:

A container of clouds (cotton balls). A container of water (food colored water). Tongs for the cotton balls. Empty container for the "rain."

A container of clouds (cotton balls). A container of water (food colored water). Tongs for the cotton balls. Empty container for the “rain.”

Picking up the clouds was fun, having them float over the lake, or ocean or whatever it was before dunking it was also fun, but the squeezing the clouds to make rain was the best!

Picking up the clouds was fun, having them float over the lake, or ocean or whatever it was before dunking it was also fun, but the squeezing the clouds to make rain was the best!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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