April 2013 C OMMUNICATOR The A supplement to the Estherville Daily News and Spirit ELC fifth grade experiences ʻsnow dayʼ As if the weather hasnʼt been harsh enough this March, the fifth graders experienced a “Snow Day” on March 1! This interdisciplinary day encouraged creative thinking and focused on snow activities through all cores of curriculum. Students enjoyed being mixed among their peers in smaller groups and were exposed to thought processes of students from different homerooms. Students were able to convert measurements, discover metaphors in music, compare/contrast fictional characters to historical figures, and experiment with changing forms of matter. All lessons also focused on snow or ice! We “wrapped up” the day with a building of 5th grade snowpeople, above.