December
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Can you find any trees that are still green?

Provide 3 cut out pictures for 3 different trees.

Make up winter riddles.  For example, "What is brown and had antlers?"

Write 2 riddles with answers.

Draw a picture of what the Moon looks like tonight.

A dated and accurate drawing is required.

Catch snowflakes on black paper.  Look quickly!  How are they shaped?

Draw a picture of a snowflake on black paper with a white crayon or white chalk.

Use complete sentences.  Hand in results.

Find out the names of the birds that visit your birdfeeder.

Use at least 3 scientific names.

Fill a cup with water.  Measure the temperature.  Put the cup in a sunny window.  Measure the water temperature after 1 hour.  What happened?  Why?

Follow directions in the box.

Visit a Christmas tree farm.  Describe the trees.

Parent signature is required at bottom of description.

Read The Snowman by Raymond Briggs.  Make your own snowman and measure his height and the size around his middle. Save these measurements.

Write a brief book report.

Why is a polar bear white?  Name 5 white animals. Where is the North Pole? 

Use complete sentences.

Measure your snowman again today.  Any changes in his size?

Follow directions in the box.

Go for a winter walk.

Make a list of all the things you see.

Which things on your list are living & which things are not?

 

 

Use at least 10 living and 5 non-living things.  Provide cut-out pictures for the 5 non-living things.

Make play dough as a Christmas present for someone in your family or a friend.  (See the recipe below).

Hand in results.

Draw the moon again tonight to compare to the first picture.

A dated and accurate drawing is required.

How well can you catch a ball when you close one of your eyes?   Try it.

 Follow directions in box.  Use complete sentences.

Name all the things in your house that use electricity.

Your list should include 30 things.

Weigh yourself before and after putting on winter clothes.  Make an equation showing the weight of the clothing.
Play Dough
You will need:
  • 2 c flour
  • 2 c water
  • 1 c salt
  • 2 tbsp salad oil
  • 4 tsp cream of tartar
  • a few drops of food coloring
Cook ingredients over medium heat until a soft, lumpy ball forms (this will happen quickly). Knead for several minutes until the dough is smooth.

How many drops of food color did you use to get the color you liked?

Find an air-tight container to put the play dough in, so that it will not dry out. It should last several weeks.