Forest Monday, February 23, 2015

Today we had Miss Wetzel, Mrs. McPherson, and Mr. Sadowski.

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In the morning, we were guessing how long it would take for snow to melt in a cup. A lot of the guesses were too low. Some people were so close. It took eighty-three minutes for the snow to melt.

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Before we went outside we got our snowshoes on. We brought sticks with us. When we went outside, we noticed that the snow was deep and we saw some deer tracks.

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The walking sticks helped us only a little. Our walking sticks sank into the snow a lot. It would help if the sticks had “baskets” at the bottom to stop the sticks from sinking (like on ski poles). The sticks were like the deer tracks through the snow. While we were walking we saw a deer bed. We thought that the deer bed should be left as it was.

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In our sit spots, some of us noticed the wind swirling around us. Some of us were just looking at nature. K.W. was making furniture, like chairs, in the snow so that she could get comfortable. E.O. was looking up at the snow in the trees. He could see the snow going in different directions in the sky.

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Today at snack time we had tea and cookies. We could choose what kind of tea we wanted: Sleepytime or Mint.

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After snack, we made igloos at our tables. We split into four groups and these pictures are of us talking about how to make the igloos. We were planning and once we were ready we got to work.

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We used cups and patted the snow down into them. To make the igloo bigger, we made a circle and then overlapped the blocks as we stacked them. When we were building, most of us had trouble at first. They were hard to make because sometimes they fell apart.

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Different people had different jobs. We worked together and talked to get the igloo done.

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When we finished, we were happy and proud that we worked so hard. After we finished building, we put the igloos outside. When they freeze, they will be stronger.

It was twelve degrees today. But it got colder as the day went on. It was an awesome, extraordinary day!

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