Each late fall the Dolphin and Orca classes explore ice, and we have Ice Day. The children freeze different size and shape pieces of ice at home. They get to be creative and decide what colors the ice will be, and what they will add to their ice before it freezes. So many wonderful pieces of ice come to school!
We build ice castles. The Orcas first wrote about who would live in their ice castle. Then we experiment to see if sprayed water or sprinkled salt helps hold the ice pieces together better.
Then we squirt watercolors onto the ice castles, making them even more wonderful! The salt and water create different holes and such in the ice, and our colored water looks cool as we squirt it into the holes and onto the ice.