Save the date: November 8th. We will have our second field trip, which will be to central park. Each child MUST be accompanied by 1 adult.
November 12th and 13th. No school for parent teacher conference
Letter of the week: E
Some books we read this week:
The Biggest Pumpkin Ever, by Steven Kroll
Seed, Sprout, Pumpkin Pie, by Jill Esbaum
Discovering My World, Amazing Jack-o-lanterns, by Melvin Berger
This week was all about pumpkins and how they are a big part of fall. At morning meeting we talked abut how pumpkins grow. We used our pattern on our calendar (seed, pumpkin, jack-o-lantern) as a starting point and then discussed how seeds grow. Next we showed pictures of a seed turning into a vine. On the vine, the pumpkin blossom grows and when it dies underneath there is a small green pumpkin which eventually grows up into a big pumpkin
We spent time at our discovery box exploring the different pumpkins and gourds we brought in. We used our 5 senses to describe them. Were they soft? Hard? Bumpy? Smooth? Etc. We also cut one of our gourds open to see what was inside. We saw seeds and pulp, and smelled and touched it to know more. We also decided to try and see if we could sprout the seeds, so they are on our window, in a wet towel. Hey.. you never know!
Our letter of the week was “E” and the highlight was Friday when Rebecca became “Eda the Elephant” using a costume she bought at the farmers market. Check out the picture on the weeblie labeled “Farmer’s Market”, It’s very funny ☺
We did two pumpkin crafts this week. The first one was a cutting exercise. We had the children practice using scissors by cutting strips of orange paper that we then used to make a pumpkin. We also decorated pumpkins at the art table using glitter dot markers in fall colors and then made them even more sparkly with stickers. You can never have too much glitter!
Nikita Bellur was our person of the week. We were so happy to have her mom and dad come in and read to us. They read from Icy's journal so we knew what a great weekend he had with Nikita and then they read, "Rosie Revere Engineer" to us. We love that book and we were so happy they shared it with us.
The highlight of our week was our firs field trip to the 97th st farmers market. We a beautiful fall day and walked over to see what the farmers were selling. We had a scavenger hunt to see if we could find all the things on our list at the market. The kids had a ball and we found everything but the maple syrup. We bought pumpkin bread, apples, and apple cider to bring back for our snack. The pumpkin bread and cider the big hit of the day. I’ve posted some photos of our trip on the weeblie so don’t forget to check them out.