1. Today we went on a field trip to a little farmstead, which was oh, so, fun!!!
As you can tell, it was a successful day. :)
2. We recently began our fall theme, starting with leaves. However, we took a slight detour this week to learn about fire safety.
colored 'smoke' with white crayons on black paper,
and then glued on the flames.
We also practiced 'stop, drop, and roll', just in case our clothes ever caught fire.
(I tried to get some pics of us rolling, but everyone rolled too darn fast and my pictures were blurry!!!
3. I mentioned we started learning about fall....these are a few things we have been doing.
We raked leaves, which is an oh, so good, crossing the mid-line activity!
We read 'There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed Some Leaves' and sequenced the story.
And, we used liquid watercolor and droppers to make these beautiful fall leaves!
I made this sign for our door. If you would like a copy for yourself click HERE or on the sign below.
Clipart is courtesy of Krista Wallden and font is courtesy of Hello Literacy and KG Fonts.
4. In September, we finished up our apple theme with these activities.
We made 'apple pies' by cutting brown circles out of construction paper, tearing light tan construction paper into small pieces to resemble apples and gluing them on the pie crust. We then squeezed glue over the top and sprinkled cinnamon and apple pie spices on the glue. They smelled amazing, plus made such a cute door display after reading the book 'The Apple Pie Tree'.
We had an apple fun day and one of our activities was playing baseball with apples.
We also stacked the apple blocks on top of our heads!
We even measured ourselves and recorded the results.
To get some counting and one to one correspondence in, we made these apple five frame books with apple stickers.
5. I have also been busy finishing up some retelling packs that I will be using this fall. The first one is for the book 'The Napping House', which is one of my favorites to read around Thanksgiving. What better time to take a nap after gorging on Thanksgiving dinner?!?!
The second one goes with the book 'Where the Wild Things Are'. One of my favorites to read in October!
Well, that's my last few weeks in a nutshell. You can check out more blogs on Doodle Bugs Teaching's Five for Friday linky party.
Thanks for reading! Have a great day :)