After that, I introduced the game with these directions:
We made predictions before starting the game about what would make the ice cube melt quicker. Many of the students predicted that floating the ice cube in the water would melt it the fastest.
Every child got their own ice cube and using a large sized die we each took turns to roll the die to see what we would do with the ice cube. This game gives students another opportunity to practice 1:1 correspondence in counting-I encouraged touching the dots when counting what they rolled.
The class did a lot of wonderful noticing while playing the game.
|O.S drops the ice cube|
|K.M blows on the ice cube|
|A.K floats her ice cube in the cup of water|
|G.S wraps the ice cube|
|O.B blows on the ice cube heavily|
|G.P holds the ice cube|
At center time, the children continued to learn about hibernation! In the sand/water table-I placed toy food in the sand side for the children to pretend to hide like the animals getting ready to hibernate. I placed all the extra ice cubes from the game in the water side-though they didn't last very long.
|A.R and T.D hide food|
|J.A and T.S hibernate|
|J.M and A.R make the cave cozy|
D.K recycled a soda box to create a train, which he shared with the class during morning meeting. During center time, he and a friend added more details to the train--
Tomorrow, we'll be making animal tracks with clay and toothpicks! Hopefully, we'll also have time to create the patterned candy canes!