In Kindergarten and 1st Grade, we are finishing up units on snow and winter. We read "The Snowy Day" by Ezra Jack Keats and participated in a lot of activities to go with the book. We acted out the story, we added instruments for sound effects, and we played a song on resonator bells to go with the story! We are concluding our winter unit with a little ice skating! There are a ton of old records in the storage closet, and they happen to make great ice skates! Students slide around the room to slow, flowing music and pretend they are ice skating. This activity addresses body awareness as well as moving and responding to music. We had so much fun!