In honor of the announcement that we do NOT have school on Monday (thanks Gov. Dayton- he cancelled school for the whole state due to widespread dangerously cold temps... we're talking -50 to -60 degrees with windchills), I thought I would share our "In-School Snow Day" we had the day before break!
We kicked off morning meeting with our "Snowball Greeting." They love this one!
We also incorporated some things we have been learning about in art, the elements of line, shapes, and value, in a directed draw of our Moose on the Loose- Bob! They turned out so cute. Some even made their moose in Bob's likeness- complete with a green and white striped hat and scarf. I modified this idea from a great blog called ARTventurous.
It was great to use water colors to practice value and making parts of our moose darker or lighter values based on the amount of water we used.
Some friends got pretty creative with the eyes they gave their moose :)
It was nice to still incorporate academics into the day and it was a great refreshers of these elements that we learned about through my Art Basics product on TpT!
I added just a tinch of Christmas themed activities in the form of a Just Dance Video. I figured if our choir could sing some Christmas songs at their school concert (which they did a fabulous job of), we could listen and dance to this one and to be honest, it is a great work out since we had indoor recess due to the cold. It's so funny how it starts and ends and really got the kids moving!
We also made our own Snowman Soup, complete with a poem I wrote. As we watched Happy Feet, I called kiddos back to assemble their lil' snack.
It was nice to have a lil' fun before our winter break, not to mention, I love any day that I can come to school in my PJs. I'm also a little excited that we get to have a real SNOW DAY Monday (or should I say TOO COLD DAY Monday). Did you do anything fun before winter break with your class? Feel free to comment and share your ideas!