The snow came with a vengeance last weekend, and disappeared (at least in Arlington) after a week. The kids had so much fun sledding, snow ball fighting, making snow angles, making snowmen and drinking hot chocolate after. We attempted to make an igloo out of a playground structure and the kids broke the door in 3 seconds. Watch.
This week was slow, as the government shut down for two days on Monday and Tuesday because of the snow, so Daddy was home, and the kids were a little distracted.
Thanks to the book, Richard Scarry's Best Busytown games and activity book I bought in Manila for less than a dollar in a book sale, we were play a couple of board games and card games with Daddy. We didn't have a dice, so we made it out of cardboard paper.
We also did some snow painting using aqua doodle.
Somehow, we were still able to squeeze in a little bit of school time during our snowy week. In Language arts, we learned about alphabetizing. I had the kids cut out letters and arranged them from A-Z. Then, I gave them a couple of exercises in putting the alphabet in order. Then, we moved on to doing it with words. It was amazing that they got it and even enjoyed doing it!
In Science this week, we read 2 books about magnetism, and identified stuff around the house that are magnetic and not magnetic. The kids were amazed at how much things were magnetic!
In Art, we joined a pottery class and painted on a mug and a bowl. We are excited to have it back after they put it in the kiln and have it polished.
For museum day, we went to the National History museum. Over the past weeks, we've been talking about the things that we would see in the museum - the evolution of man, animals, habitats and the ecosystem and dessert animals. We appreciate that most of the museums in Washington are free. What a treat!