From the beginning of the school year I noticed when we were walking to lunch that the girls would make comments about their shadows.
One sunny days….
Mine is following me.
Look how short my shadow is.
We are one shadow.
On a cloudy days….
Where did my shadow go?
I am sad…I miss my shadow.
A few months later while we were walking shadow conversations emerged yet again. I said, “I wonder were shadows come from.” They sure do like you all…especially on sunny days.”
Hmmm… the sky???
They are like Peter Pan…he had his shadow and lost it.
They really like to come out on sunny days.
I’m gloomy when I don’t see mine.
“I wonder why you’re gloomy when you can’t see it.” I said
The conversation ceased… Thanksgiving arrived, followed by Christmas and Hanukah and the chill of January winds. Then Ground Hogs Day arrived….A perfect time to pick up the thread of conversation again. They knew that Ground Hogs Day and Shadows were connected in some way. Did the ground hog see his shadow on Feb. 2nd? According to “The Groundhog Club” the announcer proclaimed, “There is no shadow to be cast! An early spring is my forecast!”
We also discovered that ground hogs: eat mostly fruits and vegetables, do hibernate and whistle when they are alarmed.
As seen in a previous post the girls had great fun trying to see their shadows on the playground. I also took translucent blocks to the playground and the girls were amazed that the blocks produced colorful shadows. The girls also figured out that one must have some kind of light to cast a shadow. Inside or out!!! Happy Spring I hope!!
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