Sunday, November 11, 2018

How many seeds in our pumpkin?

Last week was all things pumpkin! We've been reading and talking about what happens in the fall, and one thing that happens near us is that pumpkins get harvested, and start to appear all around the neighborhood! So for the past week or two, we've been writing, tracing, and drawing pumpkins, as well as counting with candy pumpkins. We also did a math project where we estimated and then counted how many seeds were in our pumpkin! The kids loved and hated pulling the guts out of the pumpkin as you can see from the expressions on their faces :)

Sunday, November 4, 2018

School forest field trip & fall party

Last Wednesday was a big day! We had our first field trip, to the school forest, on a beautiful fall day. We also had our fall party where we played fall bingo, did an "exploding pumpkins" science experiment, made scarecrows, and had delicious treats. Thanks to all the parents who volunteered, came on the field trip, or sent in treats! It was a very fun day. (I only went with one group around the forest, so that's why there are fewer pictures of half the class - but I love how the whole class picture turned out against the barn!)

Sunday, October 28, 2018

All the leaves are falling down

We've been reading and learning a lot about fall lately! A big part of fall where we live is the changing (and falling) leaves. On Forest Friday, we brainstormed what colors leaves could be, and went on a leaf hunt to collect as many colors as we could. Next week Friday, we'll learn about why leaves change color, and make a "leaf rainbow" of all the colors we found. We also spent some time in the garden putting it to bed for the winter, which meant raking up leaves (and jumping in), adding leaves to the compost pile, and pulling out dead plants from the garden beds. Below are some pictures of the fun!