The Changing Seasons: March 2018

March began with a reminder that Winter had not yet said its goodbyes. The last days in February were mild and spring-like; the first evening brought with it gently falling snow. Walking through the park the next day, I enjoyed the snowscapes and hoped they would be the last I saw this Winter season.

The falling snow on many days during March definitely made me wish to curl up on the sofa with a good book in pajamas. Pajamas were the theme of our spirit day just before March Break and the children came to school in sleepwear. My students brought along their stuffed animals as well to keep them company during the day.

The time after March break passed quickly and, before we knew it, it was the Easter weekend. During the days leading up to the long weekend, I planned a number of building activities in my classroom for the children as a part of the inquiry on structures. They had the opportunity to build bridges with popsicle sticks,

cars with card and wood,

and a structure of their choice with building blocks.

March ended as it began – with cool weather. Snow is not falling but the temperatures are still lower than we would like them to be. Hopefully April will bring with it higher temperatures and thepromise of summer.

What was your March experience?

© Colline Kook-Chun, 2018

(This post is linked to The Changing Seasons hosted by Zimmerbitch)

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10 thoughts on “The Changing Seasons: March 2018

  1. The snow looks beautiful Colline — especially from warmer-than-usual New Zealand. Your class’s activities look like such fun — I’m sure kids learn way better when they engage with hands-on activities like these 🙂

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    1. Snows apes are beautiful. I enjoy so much walking in the snow when it has recently fallen – there is a magical quality to it.
      The children do learn best when they can try and figure things out with their hands. And when they are engaged in their learning, they tend to remember what I am trying to teach hem 😊

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  2. I’ve heard your winter has been long, we are worried it will mean we are also in for a colder winter. Though I love winter, but ours is nothing like yours. I hope you see lots of green leaves on trees soon to show that spring is there.

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    1. Every year it seems as if winter is long! We are so tired of the cold that we cannot wait for the warmer weather. Our question now is whether we will have a warm, hot, or cool summer.

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  3. This is a lovely post, Colline, starting with the beautiful snow pictures and ending with your class and their projects. Pajama Day is always popular whether in preschool, as in the case of my granddaughter, or in high school. Kids never outgrow the fun of pajama day.

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