We love our story "Five Little Pumpkins". We have re-told the story with our finger pumpkin mitt. We've read it as a big book. But the best was when we dramatized it using our stick puppets.
Our virtue this week was Confidence. The children got to practice this by standing up in front of their classmates and saying their lines. A fantastic job by everyone!! It's always a bucket filler to hear your friends clap for you when you finish!
The children have also enjoyed using our Halloween stick puppets to dramatize and tell stories at our puppet centre.
Wednesday, October 26th was National "Take Me Outside" day. Unfortunately, due to weather we postponed our outside time until Thursday. We became "Nature Hunters" and went on a scavenger hunt outside to look for a variety of things. They had fun checking off their findings! Ask your child what some of the items were that s/he had to find.
The students have enjoyed making observations and taking note of things that they notice about our pumpkins and gourds at our Discovery Centre. They have been using our "Things I notice" sheets to document their observations.
Float or Sink? - What do you think?
We wondered that, too. So...we put it to the test. First we all made a guess whether we thought our heavy pumpkin would sink or float. Then we put it into water to see if our guesses were right or not.
Ask your child to tell you what happened!
We created two lists - Things We Know About Fall and Things We Wonder About Fall. We went on a Sensory Walk to See, Hear, Feel, and Smell things about Fall. We were able to answer some of our questions about leaf colours.
When we came back to class we took a good look at our leaves - what they looked like and their different characteristics. We then sorted our leaves by colour.
We discovered that there were some colours that leaves don't turn in the Fall.
The students then made sponge-painted Fall trees using many of the colours that we found outside during our Fall observations.
The children chose a favourite leaf that had been brought in from our Fall walk. They drew it, used watercolour paints to paint it, cut it out and we added it to our class tree.
Our tree looks great!
Some students used our collected leaves to do leaf rubbings.
I'm Mrs. MacDonald. Welcome to a window into our kindergarten classroom. My goal of this blog is to give you an opportunity to see some of the things that we are doing at school. Enjoy!