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Today we had our first snow here in New York! How perfect as we learn about the season. This morning after breakfast, feeding all our bird friends outside and working for a bit in the studio we started our lessons with a good book and an art session. We read Over and Under the Snow by Kate Messner (we love this series!) and then Elliot drew some of his favorite animals that we’ve been learning about: a fox, mouse and bat.
This afternoon we had a snack, read Snow is Falling by Franklin M. Branley and had fun creating snowflakes with mini marshmallows and toothpicks. We had some patterns as reference from @magichomeschoolbus and really enjoyed this project. Elliot did great! (the 2nd photo are mine). I was looking forward to playing in the snow today with a certain someone but he didn’t want to wear his snowsuit or boots so maybe next time. Bummer for sure. But I’m thankful we accomplished a few things on my list.