Today is our first official "snow day" of the school year, and I'm not sure if we'll be headed back to school tomorrow (the high temp isn't supposed to be above freezing until some time on Friday and there's quite a bit of ice on the ground).
We just finished up on the water cycle last week, and my first graders were so excited about observing the weather. They were so proud to use their science vocabulary when we discussed the weather during calendar math on Monday ("precipitation" and "accumulation" are their favorites)!
I love it when I teach something and then they have a clear example of how it relates to "real life." O.k. enough of my rambling, I'll get to the good part. Today is the 2nd day of "14 Days of Love," and it's another great giveaway! I thought about saving this one for later, but I think it's perfect for today. Lettering Delights has an adorable weather boy/girl set right now. If you like it, you just might win! I'm giving away 2 of them! If you're interested, post a comment about a fun science or weather activity that your students have enjoyed. The contest ends on Saturday, February 5th at noon. I'll send the winners a money order to cover the costs, and then they can set up an account and order at letteringdelights.com!