Right after break, my class will be learning about Antarctica. In our district, each grade gets to learn about one continent and 2nd grade's is Antarctica. We usually do some pretty fun activities and learn a lot about penguins and other animals from that continent. One of my colleagues has a scientist friend that has traveled to Antarctica several times and we love having her come in and show us her slide show and tell us about her experiences there. It is always fun to see the kids' faces when they realize the scientist (who I'm sure they are picturing as an older man in glasses and a lab coat) is a woman who is probably in her late 20s or early 30s. :)
Here are some activities I found on Pinterest that I will be passing along to my team to help them plan for Antarctica and other winter activities.