This was one of those unit studies that, although quick and small, was spread out over the course of two months or so. This is a mini-row from Five in a Row, and we kind of just turned it into a winter fun study. I’d say it turned out to be more real life than “school”, but often when homeschooling, the two kind of blend together anyways! It is based on the poem Stopping By Woods on a Snowy Evening by Robert Frost. We read the story/poem that is illustrated by Susan Jeffers.
Playing in the Snow!
Since we don’t actually get any snow where we live, we have to drive about two hours to get to snow. As it turned out, there was some snow on the ground the last time we drove back home from our trip to Nana’s cabin, so we pulled over and stopped to play in it for a little while!
When we got back in the van to finish our drive home we had to listen to about 20 minutes of “Oww! My hands are burning!” Desert kids.
Art: Making Snowflakes
Raphael sat Conner and Logan down one night and showed them how to make paper snowflakes.
Then a few days later I decided we’d decorate some of the snowflakes. I set out a few that had less cuts on them and let each boy pick one to decorate.
Food: Hot Cocoa!
What better winter food is there than hot cocoa?! We have family movie night nearly every Saturday evening and we usually have some popcorn and a treat to go with it. During the winter, we often choose to have homemade hot cocoa as our treat.
(I have to protect my belly from Barrett and his hornery kicks.)
And finally, we also read some other go-along stories about winter and snow…