The air is cooling, leaves are starting to turn, and the pumpkin spice latte has returned. It must be fall! This week, we dove into learning all about fall. Here are some of our adventures (you can click on any picture to enlarge):
We started out by brainstorming some things that made us think of fall.
We learned the word “research” and used books to help us make fall trees in our journals. I was so proud of the detail they used!
You can’t learn about fall without a fun fall tree snack!
What are the colors of fall? We decided red, orange, yellow, and brown. Here we are exploring those colors with a little marble painting.
All week the kids brought in different leaves. On Thursday, we spent time exploring the leaves. We counted, sorted, described, touched, compared, and created with our leaves. Thank you for sending!
Here is the kids sorting leaves by size.
One of our most fun projects was making leaf men. This was by far my favorite. I am so blown away by the creativity of your kids!
Stepping away from fall, we also finished up our family unit early in the week. We made a bubble map of describing words about our families and the kids wrote sentences in their journals.
Every week we have a little competition. The kindergarten kids have a different curriculum than the prek kids and study a different letter. One day a week, we take the prek letter and the kindergarten letter and make circle maps and see which group can come up with the most words starting with their letter throughout the day. Let me just say, it gets serious!! Haha! I love to watch them get so excited when they think of another word to add to their map.
Hey diddle diddle, the cat and the fiddle, the class jumped over the moon!
Here are some kindergarten sentence builders.
Next week, we will continue with our fall learning.
Don’t miss muffins for mom on THURSDAY!
Just a reminder that our pumpkin patch play date is on Friday, October 10. We will meet at the Black Creek Pumpkin Patch at 9am. Please let me know if you would like help getting your child there.
These kids have only spent 15 days in school. I am amazed at how much each of them has already grown! This year is going to be so awesome and full of growth.
Heads up! We will have a unit on pumpkins the week we go to the pumpkin patch. I will be asking each child to bring a pumpkin to school in the beginning of that week. We will spend the week exploring pumpkins and learning all about them. It will be so fun!
The October homework will be going home on Wednesday. This month your kids will be matching letters and pictures, practicing writing their name, and continuing to read. Kindergarten kids will be writing sentences with their sight words, reading their books, and bringing home some math pages.
I continue to be blessed daily by your children. I am so thankful for each and every one of them. Please let me know if you have any questions or comments. Keep your eyes out for some posts throughout the week! See ya’ll Monday!