Activity Ideas - Language Arts Vocabulary What do Olympic athletes have in common? For one thing, they're the best of the best. The skills required for each sport are very different; so even though Olympic athletes can be lumped together into one big talented group, they aren't all good at the same things. Find the word that doesn't belong in each word group:
Sports on ice: figure skating, speed skating, skiing, hockey, curling
Sports that use a sled: bobsleigh, skeleton, luge, snowboarding
Sports with twists and tricks: curling, snowboarding, freestyle skiing
Snow Days A flurry of powerful snowstorms left people in several states snowbound. Washington, D.C., Baltimore and Philadelphia hit new annual snow records. Overall, at least 50 million Americans shivered, shoveled and frolicked in the storms' aftermath. The New York Times readers shared their photos online, including this snow dog (left). See more at Picturing the Blizzard.
Activity Ideas - Math Add and Subtract Snow falls, then melts, then falls again. Have your child answer the questions about snow below.
On Thursday, Central Park was covered by 10 inches of snow. If 5 more inches fell that night, how many inches would that be? 15inches (10 inches + 5 inches = 15 inches)
Imagine that your town got 5 inches of snow. If 2 inches melt in the afternoon sun, how many inches would be left? 3inches (5 inches - 2 inches = 3 inches)
Twenty-four inches of snow fell in some places. If 4 inches melt the next day, how much snow is left? 20inches (24 inches - 4 inches = 20 inches)