Friday, October 14, 2016

Fall, Farm, and Fun!

Lord Almighty, I have no idea where the past two months have gone, but it's time to play catch up with this blog post!  I am going to start with the most recent and work backwards this time.  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.  
 After reading 'Ten Apples Up On Top', everyone took turns stacking blocks that had apple stickers on them.
 We also stacked the apple blocks on top of our heads!
We used apples to measure all sorts of objects around the classroom.
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 :)


  1. Wow! You guys had a busy week! It all looks so fun.

  2. I don't think I've ever seen so many engaging activities AND so many enthralled faces in one blog post! Those apples pies must have smelled great. I'd like to play apple baseball! I think perhaps my children and I should go in the yard and go for it!
    Laughter and Consistency

  3. An excellent entry. As a parent whose son is in an upper west side preschool here in New York, I have to say that these activities really are the essence of preschool education and it is disappointing to see parents expecting their kids to avoid taking part in these engagements.

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