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Snowologists At Work

Snowologists: Noun. Someone who studies snow (and ice). Someone who knows a lot about snow. It’s like a scientist. They draw, build, research and study snow very closely. (sn-ow-ol-o-gist).

We love to get outside, especially when it is snowing “slushing” outside. It’s not rain and it’s not snow… what is it??!!

Room 129 can’t wait to get outside each and every day. They love their three recesses and are really enjoying working together on different snow projects. Last year Montrosians built a GIGANTIC snow fort, as well as many other smaller fort variations. I can tell already that this year the students will continue with these efforts and are already inspired to make huge forts.  It was amazing to see the kids work together, sorting out jobs/positions for each other and you better do your job or you’re FIRED kindly and respectively asked to go and work at another position! 🙂


So, today I went around and took some pictures of our Snowologists at work!


That’s a canon ball made out of snow! Come on! You can’t make this stuff up!! 🙂


These girls worked so hard. I kept telling them to ROLL the snowballs instead of picking them up. But they were innovative and came up with their own ways!



Keito’s first Canadian Winter! (Hi Dad!!!)



Zoe and Sari spent their time cleaning and adding to their fort. These are Snow Chairs they are resting on after working so hard! #Genius



Busy guy here! Mucking around in his own pile of snow!

20161129-202916.jpg   Brody got me with snow!


Caution : Snowologists At Work!

20161129-202958.jpg     He danced and watched his classmates having fun in the snow! Snow Much Fun!


This group worked hard. They all had “jobs” and were learning to communicate so that everyone was heard and everyone worked together.



Okay, it was a little icy! But she INSISTED on doing another shot!


We are enjoying all this snow and we hope it snows so much more!


Leaf Explorations with an Autumn Stroll

Leaves rustle, crunch, twirl, scatter and dance in the wind as we go on autumn strolls. 



We went for a walk in the leaves today.




The leaves rustled and crunched as we kicked them away.



Red, orange, yellow, purple and brown. They flew into the air and then fluttered down.




We always have so much fun exploring, observing the changes and differences in our favourite trees. It’s so much fun getting outside. We will continue to explore the seasons – but Autumn, there is something that is just so beautiful about Autumn.



This week the scientists of Room 129 completed their leaf experiments. We observed many things and the descriptive language was definitely a 10/10! “Slimy, gooey, gross, soft, crunchy, brown, it changed COLOUR!!” And many other comments were heard as the scientists looked at the changes in their leaves. The time frame was 7 days to see if we could keep a leaf soft. The scientist brainstormed different ways to keep the leaf soft:



  1. Put lotion on a leaf
  2. Put Lip Stuff on a leaf
  3. Put a leaf in water
  4. Wrap a leaf in saran wrap
  5. Put a leaf outside the window (taped to the window)

The scientists hypothesized that the lotion would keep the leaf the softest. They thought the water was a good option as well.



In conclusion the scientists discovered that it was the lip stuff that kept the leaf the softest and most leaf like without getting gross, breaking or changing colour.


Next week we have plans to see how quickly we can make a soft leaf crunchy (hint: We will be using an oven and playing with the temperatures) As well, we have collected leaves to make leaf mobiles (Thanks Aude for the great idea!). And our Fall poems are coming along very well. We will share those with you soon. Keep falling  following along as we investigate, play, hypothesize and discover Fall.








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