The last two weeks in our room have been focused primarily on measurement when it comes to math. We spent two days on this terrific lesson originally created by Marilyn Burns. It was one of my favorite lessons of the year! Students were given various colors of construction paper and each made three fish of …
Winter Solstice Children's Books - Each of these books shares something about the winter solstice, the shortest day of the year. I hope that they help your children understand the cyclical nature of the seasons and the connection that we all share.
Newgrange - entry to this Neolithic passage tomb, Boyne Valley, County Meath, Ireland. Built c.3200 BCE, it predates Stonehenge & the pyramids of Giza. Newgrange was built with astronomical alignment. On the morning of the Winter Solstice, the shortest day of the year, the central chamber is briefly illuminated by the rising sun's rays coming through the passage.
Miki Eleta, clockmaker: La Luna As well as indicating hours, minutes and seconds, weekday, date and month, the timepiece displays moon phase (which only needs correcting after 128 years), signs of the zodiac, the longest and shortest day of the year, and the four seasons. La Luna features a range of materials – gold, chrome, lapis lazuli, blue glass, mother-of-pearl and horn – and has a five-day power reserve.