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Pre-kindergarteners Study Winter, Snow, and Ice

Winter weather is here—just in time for pre-kindergarteners’ study of winter, snow, and ice! Kathleen Slone and Tyler McIlwraith’s classes have done a variety of winter-themed activities and have learned about cold weather animals, the water cycle, and what happens when ice melts and freezes. “During our investigation of winter and snow, we explored the phases of matter,” Slone said. “After putting containers of water in the freezer and watching the liquid change into solid ice, we enjoyed using colorful ice cubes to make art and see the ice turn back into water!” Students also completed an activity where they froze toy penguins in ice and figured out how to free them. Recently, pre-kindergarteners learned about evergreen trees and used evergreen branches to paint pictures.