Saturday, October 29, 2011

Pumpkin Fun





After visiting the pumpkin patch a couple of weeks ago, we used our class pumpkin to do some investigations. We measured, counted seeds, and checked to see if our pumpkin would sink or float.  The kids got so excited with all these fun activities.  Check out the cute pumpkins they painted.  They mixed red and yellow to get their own orange color and cut the face pieces themselves.  Each pumpkin has its own unique look.

Red Ribbon Week



We had a great week of Red Ribbon Activities.  Miss Whitmore came up with a great door decoration.  We didn't win, but I thought it was great.  Superhero dress-up day was also a lot of fun.  We got together with Mrs. Lee's class and did a cute song at the assembly.  Our song was to the tune of the Superman theme music.  The kids had a great time at the assembly.

Saturday, October 15, 2011

Spiders.








Another great week of kindergarten fun.  This week we learned all kinds of cool facts about spiders.  We recorded our information on a KWL chart.  We also read fun spider books.  Two of our favorites were Miss Spider's Tea Party and The Itsy Bitsy Spider.  We made a spider glyph.  The spiders turned out so cute.  I'll have to post pictures of it later.  My batteries died before I got to that picture.  We ended the week with a tea party with Mrs. Lee's class.  Afterward, we graphed our favorite kind of tea (juice).

Saturday, October 8, 2011

Pumpkin Patch Fun







What a great day at the Pumpkin Patch.  This is my favorite field trip.  The kids are always well behaved and there is lots to keep them busy.  It didn't hurt that the weather was perfect either. Boy, I sure am glad Miss Whitmore finally found her way out of the corn maze.

Apples, Apples, Apples







I am so loving the beautiful fall weather.  This is one of my favorite times of the year (of course I say that every time the seasons change).  We had baskets of apple activities going on all week. Two of my favorite apple books are "The Seasons of Arnold's Apple Tree" and "The Apple Pie Tree".  Check out our seasons of an apple tree. The apples on the tree are my students' favorite part of "The Apple Pie Tree".  Miss Whitmore used burlap to let the kids make apple prints and drawing for a place mat. 

Saturday, October 1, 2011

It's Beginning to Look Like Fall








Miss Whitmore is doing such a great job.  She is going to make a fantastic teacher.  Here are some pictures of some of the great fall activities she did this week.  I think maybe favorite is the fall tree.  She used a brown paper bag and tissue paper.  They turned out so cute.  Check out the edible acorns they made together.  One is a Hershey's Kiss, nutella, and a vanilla wafer.  The other is a donut hole with nutella and chocolate sprinkles.  She used pretzel sticks for the stems.  The window decorations include a fall tree "leaf" globe.  Tiny die cut leaves are in a ziplock bag between two trees.  The kids turned them upside down and then back and watched the leaves fall.  They learned about how chlorophyll is the green pigment in leaves that hides the true color of the leaves.  The red, orange, and yellow we see in the fall are their true colors that we see for just a short time before the leaves die and fall off the tree.

Monster Fun









We had a great week of MONSTER fun. The kids loved the monster patterns.  Each monster had a different pattern on its stomach.  My students had to recreate and finish the pattern on their recording page.  I just love the DJ inker pictures.  We ended the week with a Monster Mash of fun monster games.  We  joined together with Mrs. Mayas and Mrs. Lee's classes.  My student teacher found this great idea for monster feet.  They are so cute and the kids loved making and wearing them.  Also check out our cyclops eye.