This week in our Makerspace, we discussed the theme of winter. In science, we carefully observed snowflakes. We learned that even though snowflakes all look the same when falling, they are not. Using a microscope, our students were able to examine its feathery icy crystals, typically displaying delicate six-fold symmetry, and determined that snowflakes are all different. Students instinctively compared this idea to their siblings. Their reasoning was as follows: even though siblings are from the same mother or father they do not look the same. Needless to say, this triggered very interesting conversations about having siblings.
In addition, we recreated a painting by Van Gogh named, “The Almond Tree” as we continue to learn about Tu B’Shevat.