We began our snow unit with some questions we had about snow. How is snow made? How does snow move and why? Why does it snow here? We worked and played outside and found out that the first snowstorm was not good for snowmen or snowballs, but was really good for snow angels. We also collected snow and made some predictions about the amount of water in this snow. Snowstorm #2 We started our week with an outdoor classroom. We had a gorgeous Tuesday with lots of snow to study, and play in. We caught snowflakes on black paper and examined them with magnifying glasses. We measured the snow, and built forts and slides. We established that the snow was much better to make snowballs and snow forts with, than last week’s snow, probably due to more water vapor. Ask your child what the recipe for snow is? Snow requires water, heat (sun), wind, freezing temperatures, and dust particles. There are special directions to mix up a snow storm. We decided that putting the melted snow in the freezer or outside would just make ice, not snow. We will study snowflakes, and observe closely the different shapes that ice crystals form. We wrap up our study of snow with another snowstorm, a snow day, and the Winter Olympics. Each athlete had a dream that started when they were young. They worked hard, and strived to be excellent at what they love. We might not all be cut out for winter sports, but if we are, and we love to do them, - we live in a great place to fulfill those dreams.