During our first week back we talked about the new year and we talked a little about resolutions or goals. We listened to the story Squirrel's New Year's Resolution. Squirrel made a goal to help someone every day! We also started our new theme about winter, snow and polar animals. Our class read many books about snow and winter activities. During some of those stories, we talked about how some animals migrate or hibernate in the winter. We sequenced how a snowman is made and also made a snowman glyph that will be on display in the hallway soon. We drew a snowman through a directed drawing activity and we will be working on painting those during the next couple of weeks. On Friday we played a game of roll and cover a Snowman Family, using pattern blocks to over different numbers. This was such a great activity that worked on so many different skills (shape recognition/identification, number identification, colors, counting and matching numbers). Next week we will begin talking about polar animals.