The Fun Doesn't Stop in Enrichment!
Fall is in full swing in our classroom, and we're taking full advantage of all the fun things it brings! Lots of leaves, both real and fake, used in all kinds of ways!
We had a fun visit from Trooper Hopkins (aka Daddy to Quinn) on Wednesday, where we heard about how he helps us stay safe. He showed us some of his gear (we got to try some of it on!), we took a look in his car, and even got to sit in it! Thanks so much Trooper Hopkins!
Our book this week was Growing Pumpkins by Melvin Berger. This BIG book is a non-fiction book about, you guessed it, growing pumpkins. From seed, to flower, to growing big (or small) and orange. It gave lots of opportunities for asking questions, and having pumpkin related discussions (Lol! Yes, we really did!)
What was NEW in centers this week?
Art- We practiced our cutting and gluing skills with our name pumpkins that are hanging in the hallway. We also used leaves that were gathered from our playground to glue onto a big paper leaf. These will decorate our family tree in the classroom.
Easel- Starting with empty trees, the kids used Q-tips to paint leaves
Math- Using different sized stuffed pumpkins, we noticed the differences in size, then separated them into different baskets. We also took different fall things from outside (acorns, leaves, pinecones, fallen sticks) and guessed whether they would sink or float!
Pretend center- We now have a farmers market in our classroom! The children are having fun buying, selling, cutting, and making different dishes with the food, money and cash register.
Writing table- We're also practicing our cutting skills by cutting along the dotted line to the pumpkin at the top of the page.
We hope you have a wonderful weekend, and hope to see you at the Fall Festival on Saturday!
Christina Renoni and Ashlee Taylor