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March Weather Bar Graph

March Weather Bar Graph

Just like we gradually introduce our children to the signs and sounds of language, mathematics pre-literacy is an important first step towards understanding operations and equations. A fun way to familiarize children with the vocabulary and tools of mathematics is to make a bar graph. We’ve done this before with Valentine’s Candy Hearts and for this activity we used our March Lion and Lamb calendar cut-outs. Pin It 1. Each day in March, determine whether it is a … Read entire article »

Filed under: 3-5 (Preschool), 5-6 (Kindergarten), 6-8 (Early Elementary), Featured, Logical-Mathematical, Mathematics, Spring, Visual-Spacial, Weather

March Lion and Lamb Masks

March Lion and Lamb Masks

We’ve been enjoying our March poem and updating our calendar with the lion or lamb to match the weather–and the weather has given us plenty of opportunities to choose both!  Last week we had 75 degree weather and then it snowed yesterday! We made lion and lamb masks to help us with our daily weather observations. Pin It Lion Masks Materials: paper plate orange and yellow construction paper, cut in 1″ x 4″ strips brown construction paper (for ears) glue (we used Elmer’s … Read entire article »

Filed under: 1-2 (Toddler), 3-5 (Preschool), 3-5 (Preschool), 3-5 (Preschool), 5-6 (Kindergarten), 5-6 (Kindergarten), 5-6 (Kindergartners), 6-8 (Early Elementary), 6-8 (Early Elementary), Featured, Spring, Weather

In Like a Lion, Out Like a Lamb

In Like a Lion, Out Like a Lamb

Pin It We’ve been so busy enjoying (sledding) and not enjoying (shoveling) the snow that March has snuck up on us! Lions and Lambs We’ll be discussing the saying: “March comes in like a lion and goes out like a lamb.” I’ll ask the kids what they know about lions (fierce, strong, roar) and lambs (gentle, friendly, baa) and ask what type of weather each might represent. March Weather Calendar – Lion and Lamb Days Each day we will check the … Read entire article »

Filed under: 3-5 (Preschool), 5-6 (Kindergarten), 6-8 (Early Elementary), Spring, Weather

In Like a Lion, Out Like a Lamb

In Like a Lion, Out Like a Lamb

Pin It As we enter the end of winter and the beginning of spring, it is a great time to talk with young children about the weather. Last year, we used a calendar “March comes in like a lion and goes out like a lamb” project to explore the concept of the changing weather. March Lion and Lamb Calendar Directions Print a blank March calendar. Print/photocopy Lion and Lamb clip art and cut so each animal is on its own … Read entire article »

Filed under: 3-5 (Preschool), 3-5 (Preschool), 5-6 (Kindergarten), 5-6 (Kindergarten), Mathematics, Science, Spring, Weather, Winter