Saturday, November 30, 2013

Thinking Back to Fall...

It is hard to believe that December is almost here.  We have been very busy during October and November and I would like to share a few highlights.

Pumpkin Carving-
Each year I invite parents and volunteers to come in and help with Pumpkin Carving.  Before we begin, we are scientists who weigh, measure and make predictions about the pumpkin floating and how many seeds will be inside.  I was surprised that most of my children had never carved a pumpkin before.  I even had some parents who had never carved before.  Perhaps carving a pumpkin is a dying art?  Not in my room!

Skeleton Fun- We had fun learning about the bones in our bodies, their functions and names.  Step by step we built skeletons.

Character Dress-Up Day-
Each year our school has a Character Dress-Up Day where children dress up as their favorite character.  They bring in the book that the character is from or make up their own storybook.  The kids had so much fun sharing their costumes and books.

Later we had skeleton races to see which team could be the first team to build their skeleton correctly.

We Did It!

On to yummy treats and face painting!


Healthy Harvest-  It is my Thanksgiving tradition to have the children celebrate with a Healthy Harvest party.  Everyone brings in vegetables, fruits, raisins, nuts, dips, and more to have the experience of trying new healthy foods.  We sit at a long table (push the desks together) and enjoy a family style tasting activity.  We made our own placemats too!  It was great fun!
 Hope you enjoyed taking a look at our fall activities!