Friday, January 31, 2014

Weekly Wrap Up 2014 Week 4

Wow!  Week 4?  January has been a good month for getting school done!  I guess being cooped up inside in the snow helps that :).

And, since the snow seems to be a constant around here (thought it DID melt this week), I thought it would be a great time to bring out Snowflake Bentley and do some 'snow' themed activities.


  • We read part of Snowflake Bentley.
  • Explored our microscope using {free} 3-Part Cards from Montessori Materials
  • Attempted to use our microscope only to find out it doesn't work very well.  Boo.
  • Made fake snow using a science kit from the dollar store.  This was fun, but apparently you aren't supposed to touch it.  Oops!
  • Discussed opposites using a {free} printable from Every Star is Different.  Mostly for Charger, but Mustang listened in.
  • Used another {free} printable from Every Star is Different to work on labeling nouns, verbs, and adjectives.  


  • Read the second 1/2 of Snowflake Bentley.
  • Discussed symmetry and properties of a snowflake (6 branches, no two alike, etc).
  • Used a printable from Making Learning Fun to 'build' symmetrical snowflakes.  This was below Mustang, but Charger really did not like it.  Oh well!
  • Cut out our own snowflakes
  • Introduced the ruler and used it to measure snowflakes with a {free} printable from Every Star is Different.
  • Added Martin Van Buren to our President Notebook.  
  • Made Snoopy Sno-cones (definitely a highlight of our day).


  • Talked about avalanches, blizzards, and ice storms using printables from Every Star is Different (I really liked her free printable pack if you can't tell!). (links above)
  • Used another printable from the pack to match phonograms and words (I did cut the words off the bottom of the cards since the kids can both read).
  • Added Georgia to our state notebooks.
  • Practiced our AWANA memory verses, Mustang and Charger each completed 3 sections.
  • Didn't use my camera at all, and so no photos!!


I managed to catch another bug, and the kids were thrilled to get a day off school.  I, however, would rather reserve days off for nice sunny days.  I didn't have much of a choice, though!  We were supposed to talk about Groundhogs and shadows.  What my kids don't know is that we will likely have a short makeup day tomorrow, Saturday, so that we can talk about Groundhog day BEFORE Groundhog day :).

So that's our wrap up for this week.  Overall, it went well.  I'm looking forward to introducing the Olympics next week!  Hope your week went well!

God Bless,

Montessori Monday


Phyllis said...

You got a lot done this week. You are right, being stuck in the house does help to get a lot accomplished.

Lindsay said...

What a great month of learning!! I MUST do a better job taking pictures!! Looks like you guys had fun learning about snowflakes!

Beth said...

It looks like you had a good week. Here in the Northwest we have missed snow in January. You are the second person that mentioned reading Snowflake Bentley. I will have to see if the library has that book.