In January we did a big Jan Brett author study. We read several of her books, compared them, and learned a lot about her as an author. One of our favorite books she wrote was "The Mitten". We spent a few days on it and had a blast! To end our study, we acted out the book using masks and a box disguised as a mitten. :)
During our Jan Brett study, we also talked about animals in winter. We learned that some animals have to hibernate during the winter time. We read a lot of books about hibernation and celebrated our new learning by having a hibernation day! Everyone wore pajamas and brought a hibernating stuffed animal. We built "caves" around the room using sheets. We turned out the lights and hibernated for a whopping 2 minutes before the giggles got the best of us! :) As the lights came back on, everyone emerged from their hibernation very slowly and went looking for their snack for energy. It was a lot of fun!