it was i week and that meant days of ice play.
getting a 10 pound chunk of ice out of the bag “was hard because one time the plastic stuck to the ice and it is frozen together.”
adding primary colors of food coloring “made green because it works in ice and not just with paint.”
scissors were a great tool for jabbing in then twisting to make tunnels “because it hurts to do that with your fingers.”
adding salt “did something about how it turned to water.”
and yes, those are scissors being used as pokers. the phrase “situational awareness” is offered a lot at our school, but especially this week! i was a bit uncomfortable with the scissor stabbing ice, but it proved constructive and just dangerous enough to bring calm.
watch where your friends’ bodies are, watch where your friends’ scissors are, think about where you are poking, think about where you are putting your hand, etc.
no injuries! amazing!