Topics and activities we covered included:
- The polar ice caps (geography)
- Cardinal directions (geography)
- I drew and copied a compass rose that looked similar to the one found here:
We practiced directions on the whiteboard, then students filled out the worksheet.
- Making a Walrus mask (art)
- I used this model as my inspiration:
I drew out the shapes on colored paper and had the children cut out their own masks. I helped with the eye holes, and they assembled the pieces with glue.
- Melting activity (science)
- We didn't actually get a chance to do this, but the idea is to bring in a pan filled with ice. You use different substances (water, sugar, sold, etc.) to see which melts the ice fastest.
- Cutting snowflakes (fine motor)
- We made six-pointed snowflakes (which look much nicer!). You can find the instructions here:
TIPS: Use big paper, as safety scissors have difficulty cutting through the folded paper. Also, it helped a lot for me to draw lines on the folded paper so the students could see where to cut.
- Northern Lights
- We did not get to this in our classroom, but one of the other teachers painted this for the students.
- Southern Ocean
- Studied sea life in the Southern Ocean, did a matching activity.
- Penguin craft
- Cut out shapes, had the students assemble in their own way and draw in a background. I liked the creativity that emerged. Some folded the penguin's arms and made them look grumpy, others were waving, still others were standing still.